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Category Archives: Activism
Rashid Khalidi is speaking in Brooklyn November 6 about his book titled, Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East.
Members of Students for Justice in Palestine at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law slam the suspension of students Khalil Vasquez and Tafadar Sourov for their anti-militarization activism.
In the spirit of Halloween, Visualizing Palestine is hoping to scare some sense into people. This infographic is a reminder that the separation barrier is blatantly illegal.
Dinna Omar: “before approving a state – a nation-state – one must also build an internal structure, must create a state of being built on equal footing. This means we need to build institutions, implement policies, and disseminate work that reverses the roles of oppressed and oppressor, the roles of those who are chosen and privileged over those who are un-chosen, beneath, and subjugated.” This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Variety magazine chose to do a piece on the BDS movement’s appeals to musicians not to perform in Israel. As a BDS supporter, I was initially excited that such a prominent, mainstream entertainment magazine would write about the movement, as it might raise the movement’s profile among readers unfamiliar with the political implications of performances in Israel. However, I was quickly disappointed when the scant research put into this article and its disparaging tone became apparent.
Check out this new song courtesy of the American Friends Service Committee, and learn more about the campaign to boycott SodaStream at Target stores this holiday season.
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Over 30 New York human rights advocates protested outside the performance of Israeli musician Idan Raichel at the Beacon Theatre this evening, calling Raichel “a self-proclaimed propagandist for the Israeli government” and its brutal, apartheid policies towards the Palestinian people. The peaceful, spirited protest of chanting and singing was met by hostility and racism from many concert-goers.
Malaka Mohammed is a graduate in English Literature and Education from the Islamic University of Gaza and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Global Politics and International Law at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She will documenting her experience in Sheffield in monthly posts for Mondoweiss.
UCLA council votes down anti-divestment resolution and exposes pro-Israel trips for student legislators
Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA defeated an anti-divestment resolution earlier this week. Along with dozens of other campus organizations, SJP activists blasted the notion of “positive investment” in Israel/Palestine and asserted that divesting from corporations who do business with the Israeli military was the most effective way of taking action.
‘Apolitical’ arts organization combatting BDS is front for pro-settler group tied to Israeli Foreign Ministry
Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) is an organization that, in its own words, “supports the idea of building bridges between people through art and music.” Since its formation in 2010–11, CCFP has led the fight in the United States against the cultural boycott of Israel, proclaiming that “music and the arts are bridge[s] to peace and they should not be politicized.” CCFP hopes to convince artists that performing in Israel during a boycott does not mean taking a political position. But CCFP is actually a front for StandWithUs, the notorious right-wing pro-settler organization that works closely with the Israeli Foreign Ministry. And CCFP provides cover for StandWithUs to fight cultural boycott without exposing its own political pro-Israel agenda.
The peace group CODEPINK recently discovered that every year for the past four years, a pot of $10 million has been allocated for Pakistani drone strike victims. However, instead of going to victims of drones, the funds are getting farmed out to US-based non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance for Pakistanis who are not drone victims and are not even living in the tribal areas of Waziristan where the US is carrying out the strikes.
Abir Kopty writes: Those who oppose the farce of negotiations or the two state solution are often faced with the question: “what is your alternative?” The answer: Liberation. This may be the best time to envision liberation, the decolonization of Palestine. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
In a series of recent blog posts, MJ Rosenberg has unleashed a shocking stream of invective directed against Ali Abunimah, including: “I believe that Ali Abunimah would be ecstatic if Israel was destroyed, blown off the face of the earth, along with every one of its people because, after all, the Jews in Palestine are, by definition, Zionists, even the kids.” Rosenberg should take a step back and re-evaluate. He owes Abunimah and his readership an apology.
A video from Al Quds Newspaper.
Phan Nguyen reviews some of Eric Alterman’s statements that undermine his self-proclaimed status as a conscientious critic of the Israeli occupation.
Phyllis Bennis says international activists should focus on rights, not on political arrangements. In the US the goal should be to change the policies of the government, whose military aid and unlimited political and diplomatic protection enable Israel’s policies and sustain its power. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
The infographic “A Guide to Administrative Detention” takes the perspective of an administrative detainee as they face daily stresses, uncertainties and indignities.
What Comes Next: Once the one-state reality in Israel/Palestine is recognized, the basis for a comprehensive peace will be clear
Chris Toensing argues that advocates for the Palestinians do themselves no favors when they see Israel only as the oppressor of an occupied and dispossessed people. Rather, the world needs to know that the State of Israel is no ephemeral interlude, but the culmination of a project that has altered Palestine irrevocably and will be formative of Palestine’s future. The sooner the one-state reality is clear, the sooner the basis for a comprehensive peace can show its face. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Haidar Eid argues a rights-based movement isn’t enough to challenge Israel apartheid, there also needs to be a political framework to guide action. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
In October, 2013, ten ads went up in Vancouver transit stations depicting loss of Jewish land in the middle east since 1000 BCE. It turns out that in that time Jewish land had shrunk by a factor of five or so. These advertisements were responding to ads put up in transit stations and on sides of buses over a month before by the Palestine Awareness Coalition. PAC had the more modest aim of showing Palestinian loss of land only since 1946, which ended in a small continuous patch called Gaza and specks of discontinuous territory in the West Bank.
The new documentary film, Flying Paper, is premiering across the country in the coming weeks. Flying Paper is an uplifting story of Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.
The Israeli right continues to try to halt discussion of the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Most recently, Al Jazeera reports that right wing groups have tried to censor schoolbooks and silence organizations that make visible to the Israeli public the Nakba.
Tthe two-state solution is “undead,” which, the dictionary tells us, is something “no longer alive but animated by a supernatural force,” and yet it remains the official position of the Palestinian leadership. Nadia Hijab discusses where the openings are for political action given the lack of an overarching political framework. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Since 1967 Israel has razed over 800,000 Palestinian olive trees, the equivalent to destroying Central Park 33 times over
This week marked the start of the annual Palestinian olive harvest, an ancient tradition on which 80,000 families still rely for their livelihoods. Yet these families face growing economic hardship due to Israeli land confiscations, access restrictions, settler attacks, and not least the widespread uprooting, destruction and theft of the trees themselves.