Occupied Territories

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

Why I Care About Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

From my writing and activism over the past few weeks, some students have asked why I am so interested in the illegal American-Israeli occupation of Palestine. It seems as though it is weird for me to be concerned about the international human rights conflict in which I am most heavily implicated — both as an … Continue reading Why I Care About Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

The UnSettlement: BabalShams Flips The Script

"He [the native] of whom they [the settler] have never stopped saying that the only language he understands is that of force, decides to give utterance by force. In fact, as always, the settler has shown him the way he should take if he is to become free. The argument the native chooses has been … Continue reading The UnSettlement: BabalShams Flips The Script

Americas Failed Palestinian Policy

MORE than 160 Palestinians and 5 Israelis are dead, and as the smoke clears over Gaza , the Israelis will not be more secure and Palestinians hopes for self-determination remain dashed. It is time for a significant re-evaluation of the American policies that have contributed to this morass. The failure of Americas approach toward the … Continue reading Americas Failed Palestinian Policy

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

Israel Occupation In Grosteque Phase

Gaza flotilla drives Israel into a sea of stupidity Of course the peace flotilla will not bring peace, and it won't even manage to reach the Gaza shore. The action plan has included dragging the ships to Ashdod port, but it has again dragged us to the shores of stupidity and wrongdoing. Israeli Propaganda Machine … Continue reading Israel Occupation In Grosteque Phase

Estelle Freedom Flotilla, Passenger Update

We continue to be concerned about the safety and fair treatment of Estelle's passengers who participated in an international human right's mission to end the illegal and immoral blockade of Gaza. Passengers were wrongfully detained and placed in Israeli prison. Brutal force was used on a number of the civilians on board the Estelle. This … Continue reading Estelle Freedom Flotilla, Passenger Update

Swedish Ship To Gaza: Israeli Activists Released

Press Release Oct. 22, 2012 The Israeli activists detained on board the "Estelle" were released Elik Elhanan: "excessive force was used against us, without any reason" Electric shocks by taser out of vengeful hatred A Greek MP was beaten by Shabak Security Service interrogators "I am now on my way home, but I keep thinking … Continue reading Swedish Ship To Gaza: Israeli Activists Released

Noam Chomsky In Gaza; Acts To End War Crimes

Noam Chomsky was in Gaza for an international linguistic conference and was on the pier at Gaza City waiting for the arrival of the "Estelle," the latest boat to attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Below, is a transcription of his words: I'd first like to express my enormous respect for the sailors … Continue reading Noam Chomsky In Gaza; Acts To End War Crimes

Israel Still Holding Gaza-Bound Passengers, Including Parliamentarians; Some Tasered

Video Disproves Israeli Government Claims on Estelle Cargo; 3 Israelis, 18 Internationals Held New York, October 21, 3pm EDT - More than 24 hours after their illegal detention in international waters at 10 AM local time Saturday, Israeli authorities are still holding 21 passengers who were on board the Estelle which was sailing to Gaza … Continue reading Israel Still Holding Gaza-Bound Passengers, Including Parliamentarians; Some Tasered