CAIR-NJ to Join AMP-NJ and Coalition Partners in Support of Jersey City Ceasefire Resolution

(NEWARK, NJ, 12/05/2023) – On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will join the American Muslims for Palestine’s New Jersey Chapter, Jewish Voices for Peace New Jersey chapter, and the Democratic Socialists of America New Jersey chapter at a press conference calling on Jersey City officials to vote for a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Palestine.

WHERE: City Hall of Jersey City, 280 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 11 a.m.


CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 862-264-9414; AMP-NJ Chairperson Wassim Kanaan, 973-856-0180,

Jersey City Heights Councilman Yousef Saleh presented a resolution last week calling on President Joe Biden to demand a permanent ceasefire in Palestine.

The resolution was pulled from the agenda last week and will be voted on at a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4p.m.

SEE: Jersey City council to vote on resolution calling for cease-fire in Gaza   

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza is nearing 16,000. The overwhelming majority of casualties are civilians. At the same time, Israel has doubled the number of Palestinian prisoners in the West Bank.

SEE: Israel-Gaza war updates: 100s killed in last 24 hours in Israeli strikes

SEE: Israel arrests almost as many Palestinians as it has released during truce

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