Israeli Settlements

Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military occupation and illegal settlement enterprise. The vote came after several grueling hours of bickering between members named to the committee by … Continue reading Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

Unconstitutional And Bad For California

By Coalition to Stop AB 1551 and AB 1552 TAKE ACTION! Call your CA State Legislators and ask them to oppose AB 1551 and AB 1552. If your organization would like to endorse this letter email David Mandel (JVP and NLG, Sacramento): dlmandel@gmail.com. To: California state legislators From: Coalition to stop AB 1551 & AB … Continue reading Unconstitutional And Bad For California

Unstoppable Growth Of Israeli Settlements

The unstoppable growth of Israel’s settlements, widely considered illegal under international law continues. Inigo Gilmore looks at the country’s ultranationalist religious right, emboldened by recent election results, and increasingly divided from its secular left. Israeli Settlements Out of Control This was first published at Channel 4.

Stephen Zunes: Farr Backs Trade Bill Supporting Occupation, Settlements

Monterey Bay-area peace and human rights activists are expressing dismay that Rep. Sam Farr was one of only 28 Democrats to support a trade bill that for the first time formally defines “Israel” as including Palestinian and Syrian territories seized by Israeli forces recognized by the international community as under foreign belligerent occupation. Part of … Continue reading Stephen Zunes: Farr Backs Trade Bill Supporting Occupation, Settlements

Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

On Friday, September 26, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly, “The time has come to end this settlement occupation.” The New York Times described Abbas as “visibly enraged” when he spoke to the General Assembly. In her analysis of the address for Ha’aretz, Amira Hass wrote that Abbas was obviously not … Continue reading Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line

Please Sign The Petition Today! To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama It is time for the U.S. to act like a real friend to Israel, rather than an enabler of Israel's own worst behaviors. Today, an increasing number of governments around the world … Continue reading U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line

Netherlands Takes Bold Move: Israeli Settlement Products Must Be Labeled

Important news from Europe. Another country is taking a stand against the occupation. Haaretz: The Dutch government has for the first time called for retail chains in the Netherlands to state the origin of products from West Bank settlements, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. This makes the Netherlands, one of Israel’s greatest friends in … Continue reading Netherlands Takes Bold Move: Israeli Settlement Products Must Be Labeled

Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements

A coalition of 22 humanitarian and developmental NGOs published a new report, which is the first to compare available export data from Israeli settlements and Palestinians, calls on European governments to adopt a range of concrete measures to stop assisting settlement expansion and close the gap between words and practice. Press Release The European Union … Continue reading Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements