Palestinians are Trying to Turn Trump’s Love of Israel into Real Influence in Washington


Co-founder and former director of USCPR, Nadia Hijab, is quoted in this Buzzfeed News article about the strengthening allegiance of the US to Israel and how it is influencing the political efforts of Palestinian-Americans.

On the importance of grassroots advocacy:

People who are looking for a Palestine lobby would miss what’s been happening on a civil society level. A lot of [human rights and advocacy] groups have contributed quite strongly in the shift we are seeing in the Democratic Party and Congress and American public.

On the lack of Palestinian political influence on Capitol Hill:

I think the Palestinians are in a situation now where there is no solution on the horizon. And there is no political body that the Palestinians feel represents their national interests.