Joint Statement on Biden-Bennett August 26th White House Meeting

August 26, 2021, Washington D.C. – Ahead of the scheduled meeting between President Joe Biden and newly-elected Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, JVP Action joined with the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Adalah Justice Project, AJP Action, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, IfNotNow, South Asian Americans Leading Together, and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights to insist that the President center Palestinian calls for justice and demand that the Israeli government end its ongoing and systemic violations of Palestinian rights, including ending the blockade of Gaza and immediately halting ongoing ethnic cleansing and forced expulsions of hundreds of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, Jerusalem.

Jewish Voice for Peace Action (JVP Action) Senior Government Affairs Manager Beth Miller said, “If President Biden truly wants to center human rights in U.S. foreign policy, he should not be making-nice with Prime Minister Bennett, the head of a violent apartheid government. The overwhelming and growing majority of Democrats do not want our tax dollars funding Israel’s ongoing and systematic human rights abuses against Palestinians. It’s time for Biden to finally end U.S. complicity and support for Israeli apartheid.”

See full statement here.