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Video: Israeli soldiers detain 6-year-old child on his way to school in Hebron

A video shot by the International Solidarity Movement today in Hebron shows Israeli soldiers detaining Rami Rajabi, a six-year-old child, as he walked to school. After 20 minutes of pressure from locals and activists the child was released, but there are currently at least 230 Palestinian children in Israeli detention.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation, On the ground reports, Reports/Video | 62 Comments

China Miéville: It’s become a cliche to talk about Palestine as a dystopia, but when you see Hebron you know where the cliche is coming from

The 2013 Palestine Festival of Literature took place across historical Palestine, with events in Jerusalem, Gaza, Nablus, Ramallah and Haifa. In this video, one group of the festival’s international participants are shown around al Khalil / Hebron, where Israel’s apartheid system is at its most explicit.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation | 10 Comments

American Studies Association adds over 700 new members since Israel boycott call

The American Studies Association says the onslaught of attacks it has faced since voting to endorse an academic boycott of Israel has only accomplished in strengthening the group. They report “over the past several months, the ASA has welcomed more than 700 new members. The ASA has also collected more membership revenue in the past three months than in any other three-month period over the past quarter-century.”

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Bill de Blasio gives Avigdor Lieberman the Big Apple

New York mayor Bill de Blasio met with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and gave him a “Big Apple” memento.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, US Politics | 28 Comments

Israeli troops fire live ammunition on protest in support of Palestinian prisoners

Israeli troops fired on Palestinian protests today outside Ofer prison in the West Bank with live ammunition. At least 12 protesters were sent to the hospital, some with serious injuries. Israel recently cancelled an agreed upon prisoner release as part of the US-led peace process.

Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine, Occupation | 4 Comments

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A movement grows in a Georgia church basement

Last night in Decatur, GA about 30 people gathered in a church basement to hear Josh Ruebner discuss his new book Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. The evening was a small window into the awareness spreading across this county of the U.S. role in Israel/Palestine, and the movement growing in its wake.

Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

D.C. Metro ads target US aid to the Israeli occupation

The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a national education and advocacy group, is using the beloved Cherry Blossom Festival to attract attention to its message: US aid to Israel has got to stop.

Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine, US Policy in the Middle East | 12 Comments

Randi Zuckerberg to headline event for new AIPAC ‘technology division’

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, will be helping AIPAC promote its new “Technology Division” at a New York event March 31st hosted with the New York Observer.

Posted in Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | 16 Comments

‘NYT’ covers Palestinian generational divide over the two-state solution

In the New York Times Jodi Rudoren reports on the debate happening within West Bank Palestinian families on the way forward – one state or two?

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media, One state/Two states | 21 Comments

Loyola University Chicago student union passes resolution to divest from Israeli occupation

On Tuesday night, Loyola University Chicago became the first Jesuit University in the United States to pass a student government resolution to divest from companies complicit in aiding the Israeli occupation. The Senate voted 26-0, with 2 abstentions, to call on the school to remove its holdings from eight corporations that play an active role in the human rights abuses committed by the Israeli government.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Open letter from NYC Iranians to Mayor de Blasio: When you stand by AIPAC, you do not stand by us

Letter from Iranians in NYC calling on Mayor de Blasio to cut ties with AIPAC.

Posted in Iran, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | 7 Comments

Judith Butler, Rashid Khalidi and over 150 other scholars condemn censorship, intimidation of Israel critics

An open letter calling on “cultural and educational institutions to have the courage and the principle to stand for, and safeguard, the very principles of free expression and the free exchange of ideas that make those institutions possible.”

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Photos: Israeli police threaten international journalists at gunpoint

Photos of Israeli police threatening journalists at gunpoint in Jerusalem.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation | 17 Comments

University of Hawai’i faculty responds to administration’s condemnation of ASA boycott resolution

A statement signed by 31 University of Hawai’i faculty members in response to the University administration’s condemnation of the ASA resolution in support of the academic boycott of Israel

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | 8 Comments

AIPAC member threatens to sue Code Pink over parody video (Updated)

On February 25th, an AIPAC member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip that he alleges was made by the peace group CODEPINK.

Posted in Activism, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine | 9 Comments

Video: AIPAC Policy Conference 2014

A parody video on the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference that takes place March 2-4 in Washington D.C.

Posted in Israel Lobby | 17 Comments

Video: Make Seltzer, Not Settlements — Boycott SodaStream

Mondoweiss reader Bill Haywood has produced a video showing a truly DIY method of carbonating your beverages at home.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine | 7 Comments

Renowned cartoonists and illustrators call on International Festival of Comics to drop association with SodaStream

Over forty cartoonists and illustrators from a dozen countries around the world released an open letter today to Franck Bondoux, director of the International Festival of Comics at Angoulême, asking the festival to drop its relationship with the Israeli drink manufacturer SodaStream.

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‘Without doubt, the biggest loser in this well publicized BDS campaign was SodaStream’: Reactions to Johansson leaving Oxfam

The Institute for Middle East Understanding sent out the following reactions to the news that Scarlett Johansson is leaving her role with Oxfam in order to maintain her sponsorship with SodaStream.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, Occupation, US Politics | 35 Comments

Open Letter from NY Jews to Mayor de Blasio: ‘AIPAC does not speak for us’

The backlash against New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s secret AIPAC speech continues. A politically diverse group of high-profile New York Jews have issued an open letter to the mayor taking him to task for the speech saying, “AIPAC speaks for Israel’s hard-line government and its right-wing supporters, and for them alone; it does not speak for us.”

Posted in American Jewish Community, Israel Lobby, US Politics | Comments Off

In 2012 Oxfam Italy cut ties with celebrity spokesperson over SodaStream connection

The Stop Sodastream Italy campaign writes Oxfam Italy over the Scarlett Johansson controversy reminding the organization that they cut ties with Paola Maugeri over her relationship to SodaStream in 2012.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

Video: Checkpoint by Jasiri X

Up-and-coming Pittsburgh Emcee Jasiri X releases “Checkpoint,” a chilling music video documenting his experience visiting Palestine in 2014.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine | 15 Comments

Watch the Scarlett Johansson SodaSteam ad banned from the Super Bowl (not for the reasons you’d hope)

The original Scarlett Johansson advertisement SodaStream produced to be shown at the Super Bowl.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media, US Politics | 35 Comments

Grandson of Oxfam founder calls on org to cut ties with Scarlett Johansson

A letter from Hubert Murray calling on Oxfam America to disassociate itself from Scarlett Johansson as long as she represents SodaStream. Murray is direct descendent of Professor Gilbert Murray and Dr. Henry Gillett, two founders of the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (the original Oxfam).

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, Occupation | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments