CAIR-NJ to Call on Newark City Council to Pass Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

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CAIR-NJ to Call on Newark City Council to Pass Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

(NEWARK, NJ, 2/20/2024) – Tomorrow (Feb. 21, at 5 p.m.), the Council on American Islamic Relations New Jersey chapter (CAIR-NJ) will join local groups across Newark in a protest outside the Newark City Hall calling on council members to vote in favor of a Gaza ceasefire resolution.

Council members are scheduled to vote on the resolution at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Newark City Hall, 920 Broad St # 304, Newark, NJ 07102

WHEN: February 21, 2024, 5 P.M.

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592

LIVESTREAM: CAIR-NJ Facebook

If passed, Newark will be the largest city across New Jersey to pass a ceasefire resolution.

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Advocacy and Community Relations Coordinator Mousa Naji said:

“The impact of Israel’s war on Gaza – now in its fifth month – is felt in New Jersey. Palestinian families here in New Jersey have had over 1,000 family members killed by Israel in Gaza, and Muslims as a collective are experiencing unprecedented levels of hate and bigotry.

“We’ve seen incidents at Rutgers Law School where Muslim and Palestinian students are being bullied and threatened by their peers.

“It’s time that the Newark Council condemn Israel’s ongoing genocide in Palestine in clear and uncompromising terms. It’s time that they listen to and protect their Muslim and Palestinian students right here in Newark.”

If passed, Newark will be the largest city across New Jersey to pass a ceasefire resolution.

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh held a press conference on Monday, Feb. 19, calling on President Biden to push for a ceasefire in Palestine.

SEE: ‘Call for a permanent cease-fire’: In Paterson, an appeal to Biden on Presidents’ Day

Coalition partners: 

Council on American Islamic Relations (New Jersey)

American Muslims for Palestine (New Jersey)

People’s Organization for Progress

Newark Water Coalition

Black Alliance for Peace

Teaching While Muslim

Northern New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America

Ceasefire Now New Jersey

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2298

Healthcare Workers for Palestine – New Jersey

Pax Christi New Jersey

Rutgers University Faculty for Justice in Palestine

Rutgers University for Palestine

Rutgers University-Newark National Lawyers Guild

Rutgers University-Newark Muslim Law Students Association

Rutgers University-Newark Students for Justice in Palestine

Rutgers Law Students for Justice in Palestine (Newark)

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.                     

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592

CAIR-NJ to Join Palestinian-Americans in New Jersey with Kidnapped, Starving Relatives in Gaza

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CAIR-NJ to Join Palestinian-Americans in New Jersey with Kidnapped, Starving Relatives in Gaza

(NEWARK, NJ, 2/13/2024) — On Thursday, Feb,15, at 11 a.m., the Council on American Islamic Relations New Jersey chapter (CAIR-NJ) plans to join Palestinian-American families whose relatives in Gaza have been kidnapped by Israeli forces or are experiencing forced starvation.

Families plan to share detailed accounts, photos, and videos from their families in Gaza.

WHERE: CAIR-NJ Office, 570 Broad Street, Suite 703, Newark, NJ 07102

WHEN: February 15, 2024, 11 a.m.

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592

LIVESTREAM: CAIR-NJ Facebook

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 28,000. Over the weekend, Israeli forces attacked the previously designated “safe city” of Rafah in Gaza, killing at least one hundred more Palestinians.

SEE: ‘There will be massacres’: Palestinians in Rafah speak of their fears

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.                      

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Union City Ceasefire Resolution, Urges Newark Council to Follow Lead

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Union City Ceasefire Resolution, Urges Newark Council to Follow Lead   

(NEWARK, NJ, 02/08/2024) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed Union City passing a ceasefire in Palestine resolution and urged the Newark Council to follow their lead.

At least 48 cities across the U.S. have passed symbolic resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, with six others passing resolutions advocating more broadly for peace.

SEE: US City Councils Increasingly Call for Israel-Gaza Ceasefire, Analysis Shows 

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:

“Ceasefire resolutions play an important role in confirming what we’ve all known, that a growing number of the American public is vehemently opposed to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.   

“It is important to see elected officials respond to their constituents, especially as they call for an end to the genocide of their families in Palestine and Gaza, specifically.   

“We hope to see Newark follow the lead of Union City, Paterson, and others and adopt a ceasefire resolution too, making it the biggest city across the state to do so.”

In a statement, North Hudson Islamic Education Center Outreach Director Hamadi Bengabsia said:

“Union City’s Mayor Stack has done what no mayor in Hudson County has done thus far. He felt the pain of his Muslim and Palestinian constituency, and he responded to their call. I am a lifelong area resident and today, I am even more proud of Union City and Mayor Stack. 

“As a state senator representing the 33rd district, we hope to see him push for a ceasefire resolution on the state level too.” 

Israel has killed nearly 28,000 Palestinians in Gaza since October 7 and destroyed all civilian infrastructure, including hospitals and schools.

SEE: These NJ families are mourning 1,000 relatives killed in war in Gaza 

Together, CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ, and other coalition partners continue to stand in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians and their right to freedom.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 908-668-5900 ext. 103, 551-221-5592

CAIR-NJ to Join Protest and Council Meeting in Support of Gaza Ceasefire Resolution in Newark

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CAIR-NJ to Join Protest and Council Meeting in Support of Gaza Ceasefire Resolution in Newark  
 
(NEWARK, NJ, 2/6/2024) – Tomorrow (Feb. 7, at 11:15 a.m.), the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will join local groups across Newark in calling on the Newark Council to adopt a Gaza ceasefire resolution.
WHERE: Rutgers University Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center, at 350 MLK Drive, Newark, NJ 07102
WHEN: February 7th, 2024, 11:15AM
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592
LIVESTREAM: CAIR-NJ Facebook
CAIR-NJ, along with coalition partners, will rally and march from Rutgers University Paul Robeson Campus Center and culminate at Newark City Hall at 920 Broad Street, #304. At City Hall, they will then address the council in an open meeting emphasizing the need for a ceasefire resolution in Newark.
Coalition partners:
Council on American Islamic Relations (New Jersey)
American Muslims for Palestine (New Jersey)
People’s Organization for Progress
Newark Water Coalition
Black Alliance for Peace
Teaching While Muslim
Northern New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America
Ceasefire Now New Jersey – Isaac
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2298 – Karl
Healthcare Workers for Palestine – New Jersey – Amani
Pax Christi New Jersey – Kathy
Rutgers University Faculty for Justice in Palestine
Rutgers University for Palestine
Rutgers University-Newark National Lawyers Guild
Rutgers University-Newark Muslim Law Students Association
Rutgers University-Newark Students for Justice in Palestine
Rutgers Law Students for Justice in Palestine (Newark)
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592