Nadia Hijab wrote about starting the US Campaign to End the Occupation in 2001 with Aruri as an adviser. Her obit at Palestine Chronicle of a teacher and a friend began:
There are those whose life and work touch the lives of tens of thousands, for decades. Naseer Aruri was one such man. The news of his passing on 10 February 2015 was quickly relayed from North America through Europe and to the Arab world, bringing shared sorrow and reflection on his manifold contributions to the cause of justice for the Palestinian people, progress for the Arab nation, and human rights for all peoples.