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CAIR-NJ to Join Coalition Calling on Sens. Booker, Menendez to Speak Out on Killings in Gaza

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/28/2018) – On Wednesday, May 30, the New Jersey chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will join a coalition of groups to hold a demonstration outside the Newark, N.J., offices of Senators Corey Booker and Robert Menendez to call on those elected officials to condemn the recent mass killings in Gaza.  

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 12-2 p.m.

WHERE: One Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900,

The coalition will deliver a letter to each of the senators to call on them to condemn Israel’s actions in shooting civilians. 


Several senators and members of Congress have spoken out against the killing of unarmed citizens of Gaza by Israeli soldiers. As the largest recipient of American military aid, Israel should be subject to the laws prohibiting the commission of such human rights abuses by those countries receiving such aid. Fourteen senators, led by Senator Bernie Sanders, signed a letter calling for sanctions.

CAIR-NJ will join the following coalition partners in calling on New Jersey’s senators to end their silence on the Gaza killings:

  • Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern NJ
  • Jewish Voice for Peace of Central Jersey
  • Palestinian American Community Center
  • American Muslims for Palestine
  • Amos Caley, associate pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 021 (Northern NJ)
  • Green Party of NJ
  • Occupy Bergen County
  • NJ Revolution Radio

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