Sign to tell the Biden administration: Do not build a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, especially not on land stolen from Palestinians.
2023 is the 75th year since the Nakba, since hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were murdered and displaced as part of the creation of the state of Israel.
This year, the Biden administration should reverse the Trump-era policy of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and move it back to Tel Aviv. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as a capital, and marking it as Israel’s capital violates UN agreements and endangers Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.
It appears that the State Department is moving forward with plans to build the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen from Palestinians.
The proposed site primarily belongs to Palestinian refugees whose roots in Jerusalem go back more than 1,000 years. Historian Rashid Khalidi’s ancestors were among the families who rented the land to British people, but the land was stolen as part of the 1948 Nakba.
And as Khalidi wrote in the New York Times: “The Biden administration should reject building on seized land, showing that the United States won’t tolerate, let alone be complicit in, the theft of any more Palestinian property, in Jerusalem or anywhere else.”
Please sign the petition to the Biden administration: Do not build a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, especially not on land stolen from Palestinian refugees. Do not be complicit in the illegal confiscation of Palestinian property.