Occupation

‘Occupy The Occupiers’ Disrupts Birthright Israel Event

Written by Adam Horowitz From a Young, Jewish and Proud press release on the first "Occupy the Occupiers" protest: A group of 10 young Jews with YJP: the young adult wing of Jewish Voice for Peace issued their new declaration "Occupy the Occupiers: a Jewish Call to Action" in novel form last night. Using the … Continue reading ‘Occupy The Occupiers’ Disrupts Birthright Israel Event

The Audacity Of Obama's Political Cowardice and Expediency

Written by David Schermerhorn Israel continues blockade of ships to Gaza. I have just returned from Turkey where I had hoped to join the Canadian boat Tahrir that together with the Irish vessel Saoirse would attempt to reach Gaza in an effort to break the 44-year blockade by Israel. Both ships were stopped, boarded in … Continue reading The Audacity Of Obama's Political Cowardice and Expediency

Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners

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

Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

When I approached Liberty Plaza around 6 am this morning (10/14), I saw a huge crowd gather there ready to defend the peaceful occupation from eviction planned at 7 am. I was thrilled to mingle with the 3,000+ crowd, mainly young people, students, unions and New Yorkers. At about 6:20 am when the people's microphone … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

Woodstock to Gaza, with Athens In Between

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

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