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Congressional Tourists Avoid Apartheid in Israel

Written by Ahmad Tibi As a Palestinian member of the Knesset, I know American lawmakers aren't being shown the reality of life here. A Palestinian woman waits behind a wall after she was refused entry to cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint. Americans, do you know where your member of Congress is? Flocking to … Continue reading Congressional Tourists Avoid Apartheid in Israel

They're Back! Ads Calling for End to U.S. Military Aid to Israel Come Back to Bart

Commuters in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco stations will see Israeli and Palestinian grandfathers urging aid cut-off for the sake of peace and justice. Berkeley, CA – Eye-catching ads calling for an end to United States military aid to Israel will greet travelers on Bay Area transit systems beginning today. Part of a year-old national … Continue reading They're Back! Ads Calling for End to U.S. Military Aid to Israel Come Back to Bart

Jewish American College Students Use Critical Thinking Skills

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

Violence on the Arts

Update: Action Closed. All four men arrested have been freed! No serious charges have been filed! With great relieve we are happy to report that as of this moment, all persons associated with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin have been freed from detention. As you will recall, two middle-of-the night raids by the Israeli military … Continue reading Violence on the Arts

Do Your Representatives Work for You or AIPAC?

written by Mya Guarnieri 81 Congressmen Head to Israel The American economy is in a crisis. Suburbs are falling into poverty. Schools are struggling. Cities teeter on the edge of bankruptcy. And 81 U.S. Congressmen are off in Israel when they should be here, dealing with the mountain of problems facing the American people -- … Continue reading Do Your Representatives Work for You or AIPAC?

History, as written by Huffington Post

Original Article by Hagit Borer, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California Le Dignité-Al Karama Seized by Israeli Navy. One doesn't get to choose one's enemies, alas. But with friends like Huffington Post one does wonder. Here is a bit of a deconstruction of Amy Teibel's story, in the Huffington Post on the … Continue reading History, as written by Huffington Post

Neocons Fume Over US Boat to Gaza

Exclusive: At the behest of Tel Aviv and Washington, Greek authorities stopped a small flotilla from sailing to Gaza in a challenge to Israel’s four-year blockade of the narrow strip of land and its 1.6 million people. Now, apologists for Israel’s right-wing Likud government are heaping scorn on the passengers, as Ray McGovern notes. My co-passengers … Continue reading Neocons Fume Over US Boat to Gaza

US students face jail time for disrupting Israeli official’s speech

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada 2 March 2011 Students hold a protest outside the offices of the district attorney of Orange County in solidarity with the Irvine 11. Photo: Craig Norris Eleven University of California students face criminal charges and possible jail terms for protesting and disrupting a speech by an Israeli official as the … Continue reading US students face jail time for disrupting Israeli official’s speech

International Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Written by Eric Walberg I went because I needed to go. So said a Holocaust survivor and anti-apartheid activist about his trip to Jackson, Mississippi in 1961. The same impulse inspires BDS activists from all walks of life today, says Eric Walberg International boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activities got a boost at the founding … Continue reading International Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions