On June 26, 2020, over 120 Palestinian Americans from the arenas af academia, politics, and community service published a document titled, "Palestinian Americans' Statement of Principles and Policies for 2020 Elections." This initiative is one of Palestinian-American unity and strength in a political world that too often ignores our voices.
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Core Signatories

Palestinian Americans’ Statement of Principles and Policies for 2020 Elections

Core Signatories are Palestinian Americans who are:

  1. Academics at the college or university level
  2. Current and former officers or employees of community or national organizations (board members, presidents, chairs, founders, directors, employees)
  3. Current and former elected officials and/or delegates

If you wish to become a core signatory and you fall into one of the above categories, please email palestinianprinciples@gmail.com for consideration.

If the above categories do not apply to you, you may immediately become a Community Signatory by clicking here.

* Signatories are organized in alphabetical order by last name, and by no other criteria. Organizational, professional, and academic affiliations are listed for identification purposes only. Listed affiliations do not imply organizational endorsement.

  StateAffiliation
MohammadAbd-ElsalamMIPresident, Palestine Aid Society-Detroit
MaherAbdelqaderNYFormer President, Arab-American Association of Engineers, Tri-State Chapter
RababAbdulhadi, PhDCADirector and Professor, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University
MurjanAbu MahmoudTXMetroplex Palestine Coalition and Dallas Palestine Coalition
ReemAbu-Sbaih, MDNYAssociate Professor, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Secretary National Arab American Medical Association-NY
FahedAbuakel, PhDGAPresbyterian Minister and Moderator of the 214th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A (2002-2003)
OsamaAbuirshaid, PhDVANational Executive Director, American Muslims for Palestine
MohamedAburmishanILExecutive Director, The United Holy Land Fund
AhmadAbuznaidMICo-Founder, Dream Defenders
AbdallahAdasVABoard Member, Arab American Democratic Caucus of Virginia
IyadAfalqaPresident, California Democratic Council, and Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention (2016)
MarwanAhmadVAFounder, Alquds Project
TerryAhwalMIFormer President, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
MaherAjlouniMIFormer President and Board Member, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
SalemAjluni, PhDCAFormer Board Member, Arab-American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley
RashadAl-DabbaghCAExecutive Director, Arab American Civic Council and Delegate, California Democratic Party
FirasAl-TirawiILUS Representative and Member, General Secretariat of the Arab Network for Culture
SamerAlatout, PhDWIAssociate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
JihadAldajaniMAPalestinian House of New England
NadimAljounyMIFormer President and Board Member, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
AdeebAlzanoonCAChair, Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights
MahmoudAqel, MDNJFormer President, National Arab American Medical Association, New Jersey Chapter
HaithamArankiCAExecutive Director, Arab American Community Center, Anaheim, CA
Maen RashidAreikatAZSpecial Advisor, Global Engagement, Arizona State University
SaidArikatDCJournalist
HuwaidaArrafMICo-Founder, International Solidarity Movement, and Vice President, New Generation for Palestine, and Civil/Human Rights Attorney
ZeinaAshrawi HutchisonVAState Delegate, Bernie Sanders 2020 and National Delegate, Democratic National Convention
Aref A.AssafNJPresident, American Arab Forum
SamiaAssedNMDelegate (Alternate), Democratic Party National Convention 2020
FuadAteyehCABoard Member, Palestinian-American Coalition of San Francisco
Sa'edAtshan, PhDPAAssistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College
NihadAwadVACivil Rights Organization Leader
AbedAwadNJNational Board Member, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Alex E.AwadGAPalestinian Christian Alliance for Peace and United Methodists for Kairos Response
ZeinaAzzamVAPoet and Former Executive Director, The Jerusalem Fund
GeorgeB. SabaMIFormer President and Board Member, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
OmarBaddarDCFormer Deputy Director, Arab American Institute
BisharaBahbah, PhDCAFormer Associate Director, Middle East Institute, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
SamBahourOHFounder, ePalestine.ps
GhassanBallutILFounder and Chair, Al-Nahda Center, Chicago
AmaniBarakatCANational Chair, Al-Awda
GhassanBarakatILPresident, Jerusalem Center
KhalilBarhoum, PhDCAPresident, US Palestinian Council
TawfiqBarqawiNJVice Chairman of National Board, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
HatemBazian, PhDCANational Chair, American Muslims for Palestine
NinaBazouzi CullersVABoard Member, Bethlehem Association and Retired Public School Teacher
TalalBornoNCPresident, Palestinian American Community Center, North Carolina
Shafic M.Budron, PhDCAVice President, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations
JohnDabeetIAPresident, Americans & Palestinians for Peace, Vice President, US Palestinian Council and Professor, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
RendaDabitCABoard Member, Board Member, Arab Film Festival
SimaDajaniVAState Delegate, Bernie Sanders 2020, Virginia
KaramDana, PhDWAAssociate Professor, University of Washington
RushDarwishILPresident, Arab American Business & Professional Association, Chicago
LeilaDeebVAArt Historian
LamisDeekNYGlobal Justice & Human Rights Law Network and National Board Member, Al-Awda
MazenDolaILPresident, Palestinian American Club
BesharaDoumani, PhDRIProfessor of History, Brown University
Taisir J.EadehMIGeneral Fund Treasurer, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
GhadaElnajjarGACo-Founder, Network of Arab-American Professionals
JamilElsamna, DDSNJChairman,The United Holy Land Fund
NouraErakatVAAssistant Professor, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
BassamEwaysVAPresident of Human Network Services, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
George M.FakesNJCommunications Director, US Palestinian Council
RifqaFalanehILChair, Students for Justice in Palestine - DePaul University
ZidanFarhatNJBoard Member, Palestinian American Community Center, New Jersey
AliFattom, PhDMISr. Vice President of Vaccine R&D, BlueWillow Biologics and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Michigan
BurhanGhanayem, PhDNCCo-Chair, Coalition for Peace with Justice
NajiGhanimahILPresident, Palestinian American Center, Chicago, Illinois
AbedGhoulehILBoard Member, US Palestinian Council and Board Member, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations
NizarHabash, PhDNYProfessor of Computer Science, New York University - Abu Dhabi
GeorgeHabeebILBoard Member, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations and Former President and Board Member, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
FrederickHadeedVARetired Biotechnology Executive and CPA
ImadHamamehCAFormer President, United Taybeh American Association
HannaHanania, DDSVACo-Founder, Network of Arab-American Professionals and Delegate, Virginia Democratic State Convention (2016 and 2020)
NadiaHararahCABoard Member, Palestinian-American Coalition of San Francisco
DanielHarbTNPresident, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
KenHarbMIFormer President, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
ShawkiHarb, MDUTAdvisory Council Member, United Palestinian Appeal and former Director, Ramallah Hospital
LaraHarb, PhDNJAssistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
ZahaHassanVAVisiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Human Rights Lawyer
SamHindiCACouncil Member and former Mayor, Foster City, CA
Basem L.HishmehNJPast President and Board Member, US Palestinian Council
MarwanIssa, PhDMIBoard Member, New Generation for Palestine
JamalJubranFLFormer President and Board Member, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
HebahKassemMIFormer National Board Member, Emgage
RashidKhalidi, PhDNYEdward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University
MasoudKhayyatTXCoordinator, Dallas Palestine Coalition
NajatKhelil, PhDVABoard Member, US Palestinian Council
NouraKhouriCANational Board/Coordinating Committee, Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Committee
GeorgeKhouryMIUS Palestinian Community Network
NazeehKiblawiVABusinessman and Community Leader, Virginia
JonathanKuttabMDHuman Rights Attorney
SaeedLaimounLAPalestinian American Council, Louisiana
HayelMansourTNPresident, Palestinian American Center, Memphis, Tennessee
SamiMashneyCAPresident, Network of Arab-American Professionals - Orange County, CA
MaherMassisVACo-Chair, Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace and Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
HusamMislehVAFormer President and Board Member, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
IssamMuallaNYFormer Chairman, United Holy Land Fund
RashaMubarakFLFounder, Unbought Power
OthmanMurrarBoard Member, United Holy Land Fund
ReemaMustafaTXPresident, Network of Arab-American Professionals
DiabMustafaNJPresident of the Board of Directors, Palestinian American Community Center, New Jersey
RaniaMustafaNJExecutive Director, Palestinian American Community Center, New Jersey
EidMustafa, PhDTXFormer President, National Arab American Medical Association
SufianNabhanMIPresident, American Muslims for Palestine-Michigan
OsamaNaserILPresident, Palestinian American Council, Chicago
JamalNassar, PhDCADean Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino
HatemNatshehTXDelegate, Democratic Party National Convention (2016 and 2020)
PaulNoursiVADelegate, Virginia Democratic State Convention (2016 and 2020)
RimaQasimNJBoard Member, Palestinian American Community Center
RatebRabieMDPresident and CEO, Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
AdilRasheedCAVice President, Deir Debwan Charity
KhaledSaffuriVAPresident, National Interest Foundation
NidaSahouriILChairwoman, American Muslims for Palestine - Chicago
EmadSalemTXExecutive Committee Member, Texas Democratic Party and Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention (2016 and 2020)
TalebSalhabVABoard Member, Arab American Democratic Action Fund
LindaSarsourNYNational Surrogate, Bernie Sanders 2020
MaySeikaly, PhDMIProfessor of Modern Arab Studies, Wayne State University
AbdallahShahadaALPresident, Palestinian American Center, Alabama
SalmanShalanFLFormer President, Deir Debwan Charity
SabaShamiVAFounder and President, Virginia Arab American Political Forum
FayezShamieh, MDLA
SenanShaqdeh, PhDILBoard Member, US Palestinian Council
RandaShataraCABoard Member, Palestinian-American Coalition of San Francisco
JinanShbatDCNational Organizing Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
SamShihadehVAPresident, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations
ShukriTahaCAPresident, Deir Debwan Charity
SandraTamariMOPalestinian Rights Advocate
SamirTotahCAFormer President, American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine and Former Co-Chair, Palestinian American Coalition of San Francisco
PaulTotahCABoard Member, Palestinian-American Coalition of San Francisco
SameerTuffahaMAPalestinian House of New England
AmerZahrMIPresident, New Generation for Palestine and National Surrogate, Bernie Sanders 2020

* Signatories are organized in alphabetical order by last name, and by no other criteria. Organizational, professional, and academic affiliations are listed for identification purposes only. Listed affiliations do not imply organizational endorsement.

If you wish to become a core signatory and you fall into one of the above categories, please email palestinianprinciples@gmail.com for consideration.