Washington Watch: The Struggle to Advocate for Palestinians Has Never Been Easy

by James Zogby in Washington Watch

It has never been easy for Arab Americans to advocate for Palestinian rights and while we've made real progress, the challenges continue to grow. I learned early on that this wasn't ever going to be a fair fight. In their relentless effort to silence our voice, supporters of Israel waged a relentless campaign to delegitimize us. During the 1970's and 1980's, groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) used the credibility they had earned fighting bigotry and injustice to defame and exclude us from political participation. 

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