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CAIR COMMUNITY ADVISORY: CAIR to Join 40+ Groups Urging Facebook to Protect Right to Hold Israel Responsible for Human Rights Abuses

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/19/2021) – On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join more than 40 organization – including the Adalah Justice Project, MPower Change, and Jewish Voice for Peace – in a virtual event, “Facebook, we need to talk: Virtual Petition Delivery,” urging the social media giant not to add the term “Zionist” to its hate speech policy.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 24

12 P.M. ET; 8 P.M. Palestine 

How to Join: 

The event will be held on both Zoom and Facebook live.

GO TO: Facebook, We Need to Talk: Virtual Petition Delivery

https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/facebookweneedtotalk-virtual-petition-delivery

The event will include virtual delivery of a petition — signed by almost 50,000 people concerned about the free speech — to hold Israel responsible for its human rights abuses and segregationist polices. It will also feature appearances by Noura Erakat and Judith Butler, music by Le Trio Joubran, and a performance by Remi Kanazi.

Earlier this month, CAIR joined the international campaign to call on Facebook to ensure any amendments to its hate speech policy keeps all people safe and connected.

SEE: CAIR Joins International Campaign Calling on Facebook to Allow Users to Hold Israeli Government Accountable

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.             

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.             

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CONTACT: CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com 

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