New Orleans City Council Rescinds Human Rights Resolution, Igniting the Movement for Palestinian Rights

On January 25, 2018, the New Orleans City Council rescinded a universal human rights resolution, R-18-5, under intense pressure from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO), simply because the resolution was introduced by a Palestine solidarity group which framed the resolution as a victory for Palestinian rights within the broader scope of human rights.

Mondoweiss spoke to USCPR Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Anna Baltzer, who was on the ground in New Orleans for the vote:

Anna Baltzer, Director of organizing and advocacy with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, called the vote a “travesty of justice”, revealing the guilty parties’ “disregard not only for Palestinian life but all human life.”

“The hoods are off. We see the way Zionist organizations like the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Federation are willing to kill a human rights resolution and undermine entire movements to protect Israel,” Baltzer said.

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