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Category Archives: Activism
In response to ASA boycott vote, Lawrence Summers calls academic boycotts ‘abhorrent’ and then calls for a boycott of the ASA
Larry Summers was on the Charlie Rose show yesterday and was asked about the American Studies Association (ASA) vote on the academic boycott of Israel.
Students at the University of Michigan post mock eviction notices on college dorm rooms.
From the Royal Albert Concert Hall to an Israeli Dungeon: Omar Saad, a young violist and conscientious objector
Omar Saad is the oldest of a quartet of siblings from the Galilee village of Maghar. The four are, indeed, literally a quartet, namely the Galilee String Quartet, composed of violist Omar, his two younger violinist brothers, and their sister, the ensemble’s ‘cellist. When Omar turned seventeen in 2013, he received orders to appear at the IDF recruitment office. He replied with an open, polyglot letter to the Prime Minister and Defense Minister explaining why he was refusing.
A group of South African activists hung pro-Palestine banners at the stadium where Nelson Mandela’s memorial was held. The posters were put up by BDS South Africa, the leading organization in the country advocating for boycotts, divestment and sanctions targeting Israel. Five of the posters were hung before the memorial service.
Last week activists in Minneapolis delivered a petition with more than 8,000 signatures to Target headquarters as part of a nationwide campaign calling on the company to stop selling SodaStream products. Here is a report from Adalah-NY on a protest held this past weekend in New York City.
As long as our U.S. tax money is funding oppression in Israel/Palestine, we must pay attention and ask questions. It is time that we stand up and demand an end to funding human rights violations in Palestine. It is time to stop the blank check to Israel.
“Palestinians have to also recognize that there is going to be a transition period where the Israeli people cannot expect a replica of Gaza in the West Bank,” President Obama said at the Saban Forum in Washington this weekend (with Haim Saban, above). While Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that he envisions Palestinian “state institutions,” but not statehood. So once again, Israeli security concerns trump Palestinian sovereignty
Activists and scholars at UCLA have an opportunity to put the lessons of Mandela and South Africa into practice by looking at the question of Palestine with the same moral clarity.
Frank Barat talks with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters about his support for the BDS movement and politics in Israel/Palestine.
The heavy-hitters in the American Jewish community usually march in lockstep with the Israeli government. But many organizations that comprise the American Jewish establishment have gone silent over the Prawer Plan, the Israeli government’s initiative to uproot tens of thousands of Bedouin Arabs, relocate them to urban areas and build new Jewish areas on top of demolished villages. The silence is in sharp contrast to the activism against the Prawer Plan from groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and Truah.
An open letter from Students for Justice in Palestine chapters in support of the American Studies Association boycott resolution.
Twenty years ago, the PLO Central Council approved the Oslo Accord with the Israeli government. Israeli-Palestinian talks were slated to conclude within 5 years, yet two decades on Israel’s occupation continues, and the situation on the ground has only moved backwards for Palestinians. The infographic “20 Years of Talks” focuses on this deteriorating reality.
The American Studies Association has called for an academic boycott of Israel. The National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA) made the unanimous decision after the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where the academic boycott call was debated. The ASA Council’s endorsement “represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians,” a statement on their website read. The call for academic boycott of Israel comes seven months after an Asian American academic group endorsed the boycott call.
The Jewish Community Relations Council in San Francisco is hiring a Counter-BDS Grassroots Organizer.
Shany Mor wants you to know that the American Jewish community is wide open to critics of Israel. The ‘New Republic’ published a piece by Mor criticizing Peter Beinart for claiming that American Jews live in a closed intellectual space. Trouble is, anyone searching for examples of how the organized Jewish community shuts down dissent on Israel don’t need to look far at all.
Interview with Dr. Haidar Eid: ‘The Palestinian struggle is not about independence — it is about liberation’
David Letwin (Jews for Palestinian Right of Return) interviews Dr. Haidar Eid, Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Dr. Eid is also a one-state activist and a member of Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Protests erupted across the Palestinian territories today as a show of force against the Prawer Plan, the Israeli government’s initiative to uproot tens of thousands of Bedouin Arabs, demolish their villages and build new Jewish towns on top of their ruins. One of the biggest protests was in the village of Hura, a Bedouin area in the Negev desert. Police officers fired tear gas and “skunk water” at activists there, and arrested at least 10 people. Above, watch video of a protest against the Prawer Plan outside the settlement of Beit El.
Today, activists in Israel/Palestine, and around the world, will carry out a “day of rage” to protest the Prawer Plan, an Israeli government plan to destroy 35 Arab villages in the Negev desert that will lead to the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of the state of Israel in order to clear the land for Israeli Jews. The call to action for the protests says, “Injustice, humiliation and forced displacement are a recurring theme in Palestine’s history. This is lesson that we as a group of youth take to the heart. We will oppose, resist and work against the continuous assault that our communities, across Palestine face. Therefore, we launched the ‘Prawer will not pass’ campaign with an eye to preventing this plan to be yet another chapter in Palestine’s long and tragic history. Opposing the Prawer Plan is to oppose ethnic cleansing, displacement and confinement in the 21st century. “
Lena Ibrahim writes a report from the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting where the academic boycott of Israel was debated.
Once and Future Bride of the Sea: A historian discusses the history of Jaffa from the Nakba until today
Tel Aviv – Jaffa City Councillor Sami Abou Shehadeh discusses the history of Jaffa, pre- and post-Nakba.
Stop Veolia Seattle is a new working group organizing around discontinuing King County’s contract with Veolia for the operation of Metro Access Buses in Seattle. They are publishing a Zine to promote the campaign and are asking for submissions
The “Are You Blind?” project is a series of postcards inspired by the Ishihara test. But, contrary to the famous test, the project’s goal is not to test your color vision, but aims at questioning our social and political blindness.
Naftali Bennett’s talk at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan veered from Israel’s status as a “lighthouse nation” to why the peace process was doomed to fail. But the main event of his discussion with neoconservative Dan Senor was the right-wing star’s warnings about why the U.S. should not strike a deal with Iran. “If a decade from now, God forbid, a nuclear suitcase blows up in an American city, we will be able to trace it back to these days,” Bennett told the crowd. The HaBayit HaYehudi leader urged for Western sanctions to be ramped up on Iran three days before talks over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program will kick off again in Geneva, with many signs pointing to a deal.
‘New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership’ oppose Technion’s role in U.S. militarization and domestic spying
A paper authored by Anna Calcutt and presented by her on behalf of New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT) at Judson Memorial Church on October 23, 2013 as part of a panel discussion hosted by NYACT, entitled “Militarization, Domestic Spying, and the Boycott of Israel.”
The Little Wings Foundation arrived in Gaza yesterday. The team carries out pro bono surgeries for children living in the Middle East and North Africa who have musculoskeletal deformities. Dr. Nancy Snyderman from CNN was not there to report their arrival. They literally arrived “quietly, with no fanfare”.