December 1, 2021 Special Dispatch No. 9657

CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad At Chicago Conference: The U.S. Embassy Must Return To Tel Aviv, Which Is Under Occupation And Will Be Freed Later; We Are Disgusted With The Biden Administration's Lack Of Respect For Palestinian Human Rights

December 1, 2021
Palestinians, United States | Special Dispatch No. 9657

The executive director of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) Nihad Awad said that the Biden administration must move the U.S. Embassy in Israel back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, adding that Tel Aviv is also occupied, but "will be free later." Awad spoke at a panel that was part of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) annual conference in Chicago on November 27, 2021. He said: "Obviously, we are disgusted with this administration's lack of respect for the dignity of the human rights of the Palestinians." Awad urged his audience to apply pressure on the Biden administration to "undo" what former U.S. President Trump had done. For more information about Nihad Awad, see MEMRI TV clips nos. 3536, 3701, and 5279.

The panel was held in Chicago on November 25-27, 2021, and was streamed live on the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) YouTube channel. It was attended by Linda Sarsour (see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 6935, 6808, and 6111), Lamis Deek (see MEMRI TV no. 3430), and Taher Herzallah (see MEMRI TV clip no. 7071).

 To view the clip of Nihad Awad on MEMRI TV, click here or below.

Nihad Awad: "We said that this administration, the incoming Biden administration, has to undo what Trump has done.


"Obviously, we are disgusted with this administration's lack of respect for the dignity of the human rights of the Palestinians.


"We Have To Pressure The Administration To Take The Embassy Back To Tel Aviv, And Allah Willing, It Will Be Free Later"

"We have to fight, we have to take the fight to the other side. Moving the [American] embassy, our embassy, from Tel Aviv, which is occupied, to [Jerusalem], a city that is supposed to be protected under international law, to move that embassy... We should not take this as a de facto... We have to pressure the administration to take the embassy back to Tel Aviv, and Allah willing, it will be free later."

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