Challenging the Narratives That Support Israeli Occupation


The American Prospect quoted USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer in an article about challenging the narratives that prop up the brutal Israeli occupation.

On the role the US has played in abetting Israeli state and settler violence, through its actions in the UN Security Council:

The United States’ performance at the UNSC is linked to its desire to “dominate the peace process and to keep [it] under [its] purview,” says Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

On the role of international law and how it has been neglected by the US government:

“White House administrations have looked at international law, and specifically Israeli violations of [it], as fundamentally separate from and inherently opposed to the advance of peace,” Munayyer says. But “nothing could be further from the truth. Accountability and justice are not antithetical to peace; they are prerequisites for peace.”