US-Israel Occupation

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

Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

Introduction Below is Congressman Sam Farr's response to constituents who actively appose passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA.) They understand, in spite of Farr's claim, that this bill supports corporate interest not California jobs, safe food, and the environment. Furthermore, his position places him in clear opposition to international, human rights law by legitimizes the … Continue reading Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

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

Redemption From The Mouth Of A Leper

The final stretch. Four days to elections, and everything is still hanging in the balance, and nothing has yet been decided. Will Binyamin Netanyahu fall or remain in power? Will a new government be established in Israel, or will it not? And if a new government does come about, will it bring about a significant … Continue reading Redemption From The Mouth Of A Leper

Israel Shuts Dr Gilbert Out From Gaza For Life

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, … Continue reading Israel Shuts Dr Gilbert Out From Gaza For Life

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

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

In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

Noam Chomsky at the U.N. General Assembly As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly … Continue reading In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State