IJAN offers congratulations to the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation on the new direction their 12th Annual National Organizers’ Conference in Arlington, VA decided to take! The conference focused on Joint Struggle for a free Palestine and was attended by more than 200 people representing 60 member groups. A crucial plenary session entitled “Joint Struggle Against Israel’s Role in Repression” included the speakers Sara Kershnar of IJAN, Hatem Bazian of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Fahd Ahmed of Desis Rising up and Moving (DRUM), and Maria LaHood of Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The plenary was very well attended and laid out a clear and compelling case the stake that many movements and communities have in ending Zionism – understanding the central role Israel is playing globally in the realms of surveillance and political repression, prisons and policing, militarized borders, detention and deportation. IJAN also presented two workshops – one on anti-Zionism and anti-Racism and another on the Stop the JNF campaign. IJAN congratulates the US Campaign on new board member Hatem Abudayyah from the US Palestinian Communities Network.