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What is Palestine in America?

Palestine in America Inc NFP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people in the United States about Palestinian-American issues using journalism and cultural events. Palestine in America hosts articles, short stories, poems written by or about Palestinians. We produce our print magazine quarterly and hosts educational and cultural events.

PiA is always looking for original content to publish. Send in your reports to info@palestineinamerica.com Material will be edited by our team of editors and published as we see fit.

There are opportunities to earn blog space for regular  contributors, especially for student journalists, student activists and Palestinian-Americans.  Video and audio reports are accepted as well.

We ask that all entries be original. Any plagiarism will result in losing future opportunities to be published.

Once the report is published, Palestine in America reserves the right to keep or take down the report at anytime.

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Lawsuit filed against US Treasury to stop donations to illegal Settlements

Lawsuit filed against US Treasury to stop donations to illegal Settlements

Last December, a group of  U.S. citizens filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury, which alleges that 150 non-profit groups illegally sent $180 billion in aid to the Israeli army and Illegal settlements in Palestine.

The lawsuit includes the Friends of the IDF, Hebron Fund and pro-Israel lobbyist and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, among others.

The lawsuit claims that these organizations are committing a crime by knowingly sending funds abroad, which fund theft of private property, mail fraud, war crimes, and terrorism.

It also claims that without the tax exempt entities’ funding, which the lawsuit states now totals $1 billion dollars annually,  the original settlements would have left their tent encampments thirty years ago.

The lawsuit states that without a court order the U.S. Treasury will not investigate the issue because it has shown a “a double standard when it comes to monitoring and/or investigating the activities of pro-settlement 501(c)(3)s” and it has “an abysmal track record in terms of designating pro-settlement tax-exempt officials or their donors for promoting violence in the Middle East.”

While neither the Treasury or State Department gave any comment about the case to PiA, according to Al Jazeera the State Department said in an email that “This [Obama] administration, like every administration before it since 1967, views settlement activity as illegitimate and counterproductive to the cause of peace.”

However the fact that the U.S. government has previously ignoredsimilar legal complaints about the U.S. taxpayers’ money going to support Israeli terrorism shows that while the State Department may condemn illegal settlements publicly it turns a blind eye towards the organizations that fund them.

New Jersey high school student reprimanded for criticizing Israel

New Jersey high school student reprimanded for criticizing Israel

Jewish students respond to Zionist criticism of intersectional BDS movements

Jewish students respond to Zionist criticism of intersectional BDS movements

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