Palestine

On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine

On September 17, the first move-in day for Fall quarter at UC Santa Cruz, students and community members at the main entrance of campus displayed signs opposing Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 (SCR 35), which was introduced this year in the California Senate. On its surface SCR 35 is legislation that addresses anti-Semitism on the University … Continue reading On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine

Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

"Our camp was bombed every day and the siege surrounded the camp. There was not enough food, no clean water, no electricity and death all around us in the camp. "When you have children, you don't think that much about yourself and your needs, you just try to protect your children. We didn't have a … Continue reading Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

"How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” AMCHA, an organization trying to fight anti-Semitism at college campuses has published a list of 218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars who recently called for the academic boycott of Israel. AMCHA … Continue reading University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

Stop Israeli Home Demolition In Susiya Village, Palestine

Friends, Rabbis for Human Rights and B'Tselem released the urgent press release, below, describing the Israeli Army's meeting with Susiya's families to notify them of the imminent demolition of their village. In response, Representative Anna Eshoo is circulating a Dear Colleague letter (complete letter below) urging Secretary Kerry, "to take immediate action to prevent the … Continue reading Stop Israeli Home Demolition In Susiya Village, Palestine

The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

By Omar Ali* It must be emphasized that disagreeing with our government’s position on the Middle East, should be considered as a sincere effort to correct a policy, which has proved unworkable and brought untold sufferings to the Palestinians, and to certain extent to the Israelis, as well as the region as a whole. Immediately … Continue reading The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

SJP West Letter To Janet Napolitano

Join a growing list of signatories asking President Napolitano to reject the proposal before UC Regents to adopt the State Department’s redefinition of anti-Semitism. It is a fundamental skill of higher learning to critique. Critiquing national policy, including policies of the state of Israel, is not anti-Semitic. Censoring critique; however, is anti-education. Please read and … Continue reading SJP West Letter To Janet Napolitano

US Silence Grants Israeli Government Impunity

Letter to the New York Times By David Schermerhorn letters@nytimes.com Once again the Israeli military has attacked unarmed vessels in international waters attempting to reach the Port of Gaza. As one who was aboard the first three ships to break the Israeli siege in 2008 and was later captured in the 2010 Flotilla I am … Continue reading US Silence Grants Israeli Government Impunity

Palestinian-American's Letter To Secretary Kerry

This was sent to the State Department Monday June 29, 2015 By Lawrence Tawil Honorable Secretary Kerry, I was a participant in the founding voyages of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) in August of 2008. Our two vessels, refurbished old Greek fishing trawlers, successfully arrived at our target destination of Gaza City, despite repeated threats … Continue reading Palestinian-American's Letter To Secretary Kerry

Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'

By Becca Stanek Papal Pronouncements The Vatican signed its first treaty with the Palestinian Authority on Friday, formalizing its recognition of the "State of Palestine." While the Vatican first recognized Palestine as a separate state in 2012, the signing of the accord makes that recognition official and marks the latest move in the Vatican's 15-year … Continue reading Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'

Take Action: Support Passengers On Board The Marianne Kidnapped By Israel

By: Jane Jewell The Marianne, flagship of the Freedom Flotilla 3, was about 105 nautical miles from Gaza, sailing there to break the siege, when it was attacked by the Israeli Occupation Forces a few hours ago. The boat, with all its passengers, has been taken. Please make phone calls to pressure our government to … Continue reading Take Action: Support Passengers On Board The Marianne Kidnapped By Israel