Middle East

Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11

“Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime. It was the crime of joining my people in a nonviolent protest against injustice.“ -Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11

University of California Anthropologist Petitions for Children's Freedom of Expression

The Museum of Children's Art in Oakland, California was scheduled to display artwork by Palestinian youth from September 24th to November 13th. The exhibit has been canceled. The artwork depicts children's experiences with war, similar to displays of former exhibits by children of war. According to Hilmon Sorey, the museum board’s chairman, “the museum couldn’t … Continue reading University of California Anthropologist Petitions for Children's Freedom of Expression

Violence on the Arts Campaign Makes a Difference

Update: Action Closed. All four men arrested have been freed! No serious charges have been filed! 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 on the Theatre … Continue reading Violence on the Arts Campaign Makes a Difference

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