Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running for Congress in California’s 50th district, created a music video about the Palestinian cause in 2012 that included the slogan “Free Palestine.”
The video, posted to Kickstarter, is called “Project ‘Peace in Palestine’.” It purports to tell the “universal Palestinian story: a people’s perennial dream for peace.”
The video includes images of Palestinians in various evocative settings, highlighting public demonstrations of national pride. One image includes a sign: “Terror is our common enemy.”
However, the video also features images of dead Palestinian children and other images of war. The lyric “Free Palestine” is heard over images of Jerusalem and its holy Muslim and Christian sites, suggesting that they should be liberated from Israeli sovereignty.
The slogan “Free Palestine” is associated with radical anti-Israel groups, who refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist and consider all of it to be occupied Palestinian territory. Some also regard the slogan