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As a grassroots organization, NIAC Action members set our priorities. Learn where they stand on war, sanctions, civil rights, and the 2024 election.
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NIAC Statement on Benjamin Netanyahu’s Latest Congressional Address

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest address before a joint session of Congress: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disgraced the U.S. Congress today by blatantly lying about Israel’s war crimes and systematic killing and starvation of innocent Palestinian civilians. He banged the war drums repeatedly against Iran, and cast his government’s efforts to sabotage U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran as some kind of great service to the American people.  “Netanyahu never should have been given the honor of addressing the U.S. Congress a fourth time. Instead, he should be defending himself from charges of war crimes at the Hague. His government also needs to be investigated for engaging in illegal influence campaigns targeting Americans. Yet he was given a platform, and used it to falsely smear and delegitimize Americans who engaged in the democratic act of protest as Hamas sympathizers, Iranian agents, and traitors. He was given a platform to impugn international law and judges, as well as American academics. These are the words of a wannabe fascist, not a hero who should be applauded by our elected officials. “Nobody

Could Kamala Harris Shift Gears on Biden’s Disastrous Middle East Approach?

The possibility of a Kamala Harris-led Presidential ticket has generated cautious excitement for voters who felt badly burned by Joe Biden and his handling of the war in Gaza. Critically, Harris called for a ceasefire more forcefully than Biden and has consistently demonstrated more empathy for Palestinians in her public remarks.

Statement on President Joe Biden Stepping Down

Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the 2024 Presidential race is a noble one, putting American democracy ahead of his personal ambitions and pride. The choices for our country right now are stark and it is imperative that Americans have the opportunity to choose a leader who will protect democracy and civil rights at home and work for peace abroad.  

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