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Dec 01, 2021
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CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad: 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

#9208 | 01:11
Source: Online Platforms - "American Muslims for Palestine on YouTube"

The executive director of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) Nihad Awad said that the Biden administration must move the American 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 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 streamed live on the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) YouTube channel, and also featured Dr. Osama Abuirshaid (for more information, see MEMRI TV clips 9197, 9095, 8580, 5558, and 5487). The AMP conference was held in Chicago on November 25-27, 2021, and 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).

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 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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