Tag Archives: Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle

American Muslims for Palestine

By Don Wagner, Dr. Hatem Bazian, and Rabbi Alissa Wise To end this struggle Israel must end injustice! TAKE ACTION Dear Friends, The violence and tension in Jerusalem have hit a breaking point. Commenters and politicians would have us believe it’s an intractable conflict between religious extremists, but a look behind the headlines makes it…more »

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Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow

Henry Norr with fellow activists

ACTIVISTS LOCKDOWN US FEDERAL COURT IN SUPPORT OF TORTURED CHICAGO COMMUNITY LEADER Oakland Rallies Against Conviction of Palestinian Organizer Press Contact: Lara Kiswani: 530.220.2842 (Oakland), Hatem Abudayyeh 773.301.4108 (Detroit) Where: Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building When: 7am – Wednesday, Nov 12 Oakland – Activists with the Bay Area Rasmea Defense Committee have chained themselves to…more »

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Israel Shuts Dr Gilbert Out From Gaza For Life

Doctor Mads Gilbert. Photo by Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpi

Physician Banned For Security Reasons – Saving Lives A Norwegian doctor, Mads Gilbert, has been hit with a lifetime ban from entering Gaza by the Israeli government. Israeli authorities cited security reasons for shutting Doctor Gilbert out from the Gaza Strip. The Norwegian 67-year-old has travelled to and from Gaza to treat Palestinians. This summer,…more »

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Remembering Abdul Rahman Abu Oida, “Broken Bird”, A Beautiful Soul

Abdul Rahman Abu Oida, at the Wafa Rehabilitation hospital Photo by Eva Bartlett

I am very, very sorry to learn of the death of a stoic young Palestinian man, Abed Abu Oida, a result of years of suffering after being shot in the spine by a zionist mercenary sniper in eastern Jabaliya, March 2008. I met Abed in a Cairo hospital in mid 2008, where he was wasting…more »

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As Conditions Worsen In Gaza, Residents Ask: ‘Where Have All The Activists Gone?’

Palestinians take cover from rain inside a makeshift shelter near the ruins of their houses east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014.  Photo by Reuters

I have always thought that those who resort to violence or those who go as far as exploding themselves are sick and inhuman. But now I know how it feels to have nothing to lose but your worthless life. I know how it feels to be so desperate that you literally cry from disappointment when…more »

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Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement

Block the Boat march in Oakland. Photo by Bob Ristelhueber

University of California Campuses In Support Of UAW2865’s December 4 BDS Vote Please join and forward this week’s events on University of California campuses in support of UAW2865’s December 4 BDS vote, and an excellent new background article by UAW2865 members. Monday, Nov. 10 UCSD: 2:30pm: BDS, Palestine, and the Labor and Student Movements UCSC:…more »

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Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians Denied Freedom To Worship Israeli security forces have once again clashed with Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). Reports on Wednesday said that the Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets as Palestinians tried to enter the compound for prayers. Three Palestinians suffered injuries during the clash, which erupted…more »

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Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza

Our tuk tuk piled high with luggage. Photo by Bob Haynes, November 2014

You can follow the Physicians for Social Responsibility group at the link below. They entered Gaza yesterday and will remain for nine or ten days. Travel to Gaza Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has traveled to Gaza since 1993. Since 2009, following the Cast Lead invasion by Israel, WPSR has sponsored eight medical delegations to…more »

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SOUTH BAY ACTIVISTS DEMAND: JUSTICE FOR RASMEA ODEH JOIN the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression in protest against attempted railroading of respected Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh. And SIGN this petition for justice. WHERE: MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112 WHEN: Tuesday, November 4th, 5-6 pm WHY: On October 22nd,…more »

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Why Activists Are Blocking an Israeli Ship From Docking on the West Coast

Photo by Block the Boat

A coordinated “Block the Boat” solidarity action will leave Israel looking elsewhere to unload its goods. Amidst the terror Israel has unleashed on Gaza, activists on the West Coast have organized a Palestinian solidarity action that is not only politically symbolic, but economically hits Israel where it hurts. Starting Saturday, activists in Oakland, Los Angeles…more »

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