What life's really like in Syria? By Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians and with the same rights, and its socialist provisions for the … Continue reading A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria
In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military occupation and illegal settlement enterprise. The vote came after several grueling hours of bickering between members named to the committee by … Continue reading Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night
Women's Boat to Gaza The National Committee for Breaking the Siege held a sit-in Tuesday in support of the "Women's Boat to Gaza" anti-siege mission. Noor Harazeen has more on this from Gaza: For more information about this upcoming journey see the Women's Boat to Gaza home page.
In Israel, BDS is Winning The first ever anti-BDS conference in Israel brought together politicians of all stripes to show their commitment to the fight against boycotts. In doing so, however, they showed just how effective the boycott movement really is. Israel’s best selling newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, and its online platform Ynet, hosted a conference … Continue reading In Israel, BDS Is Winning
By Students of University of California Santa Cruz The following resolution was passed by the Student Union Assembly at University of California Santa Cruz to reinstate a resolution urging the University of California to divest from companies profiting from Israel’s ongoing human rights violations in the illegally occupied land of Palestine. Resolution calling for “University … Continue reading Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz
Israeli army says it is gathering intelligence and preparing to stop any boats. The organizers of an international flotilla looking to break the maritime blockade of Gaza predicted that one of its boats will reach the Gaza coastline Sunday evening or Monday morning. Swedish vessel the Marianne is currently in international waters heading toward Gaza, … Continue reading One Boat From Gaza-Bound Flotilla Expected To Reach Coastline In Next Two Days
The unstoppable growth of Israel’s settlements, widely considered illegal under international law continues. Inigo Gilmore looks at the country’s ultranationalist religious right, emboldened by recent election results, and increasingly divided from its secular left. Israeli Settlements Out of Control This was first published at Channel 4.
Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing as … Continue reading Freedom Flotilla III Sets Sail: #NextPortGaza
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
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