Palestine

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

#FreedomFlotilla Sets Sail; Urge Kerry to Oppose Attack

Freedom Flotilla III Minutes ago, international peace advocates aboard the Freedom Flotilla III announced their departure from European ports to the port of Gaza via international waters, to protest the illegal blockade of 1.8 million human beings in Gaza. [1] Former US Army Col. Ann Wright and USS Liberty veteran Joe Meadors are on board. … Continue reading #FreedomFlotilla Sets Sail; Urge Kerry to Oppose Attack

Rep McCollum's Letter Asking John Kerry To Make Palestinian Children's Rights A Priority

Last Monday, Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04) began circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter asking fellow representatives to sign on to her letter to Secretary John Kerry urging him to make the human rights of Palestinian children a priority in the US bilateral relationship with Israel. Her letter cites the March 2013 UNICEF report Children in Israeli … Continue reading Rep McCollum's Letter Asking John Kerry To Make Palestinian Children's Rights A Priority

Palestinian Children In Israeli Military Detention Need You To Raise Your Voice

ACTION ALERT Jewish Voice for Peace Letter to John Kerry Ask your Representative to add their name to Rep. Betty McCullom’s sign-on letter to John Kerry. Find your Representative Sample Letter Language: Dear Representative- As one of your constituents, I am writing to urge you to sign on to Rep. Betty McCollum's letter to Secretary … Continue reading Palestinian Children In Israeli Military Detention Need You To Raise Your Voice

New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

A secretive new organization called Canary Mission has established a slick website intended to identify pro-Palestinian activists on American college campuses and prevent them from getting jobs, The Forward reports. The group’s website profiles more than 50 students, recent graduates, and faculty members whom it denounces as “anti-freedom, anti-American, and anti-Semitic.” The group says it … Continue reading New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

World Bank report says Israeli blockades, war and poor governance have left 43% of people out of work and the strip facing dangerous financial crisis The economy of Gaza – assailed by war, poor governance and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade – has reached the “verge of collapse” with the coastal strip suffering the highest rate … Continue reading Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

Criticizing Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism

Many black, Arab, gay and other students who experience daily acts of racist violence and blatant discrimination will be aghast at Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s opening declaration in a recent Viewpoints article (“Jewish students need more protection on California campuses,” April 10) that “Jewish students are the single most vulnerable minority” at the state’s universities. As a … Continue reading Criticizing Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism

We Are Not Numbers: New Project Helps Gaza Writers Tell Their Story

An estimated 2,300 Palestinians in Gaza were killed during the summer assault by Israel. Each one was a mother, father, brother, sister, friend or spouse to someone left behind, and their deep feeling of grieving and loss is still palpable – almost like the phantom pain after the amputation of an arm or leg. Yet … Continue reading We Are Not Numbers: New Project Helps Gaza Writers Tell Their Story

Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

GAZA CITY Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley in the wake of a recent severe winter storm. The Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that civil defense services and teams from the Ministry of … Continue reading Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

Mahmoud Darwish: The Speech of the Red Indian

1 So, we are who we are, as the Mississippi flows, and what remains from yesterday is still ours-- but the color of the sky has changed, the sea to the East has changed. O white master, Lord of the horses, what do you want from those making their way to the night woods? Our … Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish: The Speech of the Red Indian