Written by Laurence Davis and Claudia Saba Call received directly from Israeli prison. Irish Ship to Gaza National Coordinator Fintan Lane was able to make a phone call this afternoon from the Israeli prison in which he and 13 other Irish citizens are being held. He communicated the following to the Irish Ship to Gaza … Continue reading Hijacking Of MV Saoirse, Violent And Dangerous!
Press Release written by Palestinian youth activists and ISM Volunteers. Freedom Waves to Gaza 21 still detained and refusing to sign false statements [RAMALLAH] Of the 27 human rights defenders captured during Israel’s illegal takeover of the Freedom Waves to Gaza vessels on Friday, 4 November, 20 remain in Givon prison and the whereabouts of … Continue reading Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners
Written by David Heap Dear sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones, I write to you from cell 9, block 59 Givon Prison near Ramla in Occupied Palestine. Although I was tasered during the assault on the Tahrir, and bruised during forcible removal dockside (I am limping slightly as a result) I am basically ok. … Continue reading I Write To You From Cell 9 Of The Apartheid State Of Israel
"Attack follows threat by hacking group Anonymous in response to interception of Gaza flotilla; websites of IDF, Mossad and government ministries among crashed websites." Several Israeli government websites crashed on Sunday in what appeared to be a cyber-attack by hackers. The websites of the IDF, Mossad and the Shin Bet security services were among the … Continue reading Anonymous Hacks IDF And Other Israeli Sites
Final Update (11/8/11 11pm): We are relieved to report that U.S. Freedom Waves representative, Kit Kittredge, arrived today in JFK. Welcome home, Kit! You are loved and respected for your efforts to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian peoples and for making a brave stand against injustice. *NOTE: All Irish passengers are still being … Continue reading Updates On The Lil' Flotilla That Could
Immediate Press Release and Action Item At this moment 27 activists are in international waters, on high seas in the Mediterranean, heading to Gaza. One boat, the Saoirse from Ireland, includes parliamentarians among its passengers. The other, the Tahrir, carries representatives from Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Palestine. 'Freedom Waves for Gaza', is the 11th … Continue reading The Flotilla That Just Won't Quit!
Interview by Dennis Bernstein Pulitzer-winning author Alice Walker sees a reflection of the injustice done to African-Americans in today’s treatment of the Palestinians, leading her to object when the artwork of Palestinian children is barred from U.S. museums and to join a flotilla that challenged Israel’s blockade of Gaza, as Dennis Bernstein reports. Alice Walker … Continue reading Alice Walker Fights Anti-Palestinian Bias
There are mounting signs that the right-wing Israeli government may think the timing is right for an attack on Iran, with growing alarms inside Israel about alleged Iranian progress on building a nuclear bomb – and with President Barack Obama fearing loss of key Jewish political support in 2012 if he doesn’t go along. On … Continue reading Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran
Grass roots efforts abound. More and more individuals and organizations are raising awareness and challenging unjust U.S. policy at home and abroad. Few can match the efforts of two New York couples who joined with numerous other activists in purchasing, recruiting for, and launching an American boat as part of the International Flotilla II – … Continue reading Woodstock to Gaza, with Athens In Between
Gabriel Matthew Schivone Introduction by Debra Ellis Critical thinking skills, alive and well among many college students, a plus for peace and a plus for Israel. Gabriel Shivone's article speaks to an attitude sweeping across American campuses. With initiatives like JVP (Jewish Voice for Peace), CJP (The Committee for Justice in Palestine) and OTI (Olive … Continue reading Jewish American College Students Use Critical Thinking Skills