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DePaul University student body votes to divest from Israeli occupation in campus-wide referendum

Following two months of campaigning at DePaul University, student coalition DePaul Divest has declared victory in a campaign to divest from corporations that profit off of human rights violations perpetrated against Palestinians via the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

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‘It’s time to build the future of the American Jewish community’: Open Hillel announces first national conference

Open Hillel announced today that it will be holding a national conference this fall. The conference will take place from October 11-13 at Harvard University. The conference will bring in speakers spanning the spectrum of political views on Israel-Palestine. Organizers plan to particularly focus on including those — such as Judith Butler, David Harris-Gershon, and Rashid Khalidi — who have recently been banned from speaking at Jewish institutions.

Posted in American Jewish Community, Israel/Palestine | 7 Comments

Newsweek: Extensive Israeli spying in the US kept quiet due to pressure from the lobby

Jeff Stein has followed up on his Newsweek report from Tuesday on how Israel spies on the U.S. more than any other ally. Today he writes the reason this is not more widely known is because it is hushed up by the Israel lobby.

Posted in Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Media, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 32 Comments

Video: Uprooted, Walled Out & Cut Off — The Palestine Festival of Literature visits Jerusalem

Watch as authors China Miéville, Gillian Slovo, Tom Warner and Omar el Khairy visited Jerusalem to learn about the Israeli occupation as part of the 2013 Palestine Festival of Literature.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation, Reports/Video | 10 Comments

Five reasons the breakdown of peace talks is a good thing

The U.S.-led peace process is in tatters following Israel’s suspension of talks. While it’s not yet clear the talks will permanently break down, the trend is in that direction. Rather than view these events as a setback for a peaceful resolution in Israel/Palestine, there are several reasons why this turn of events should be understood as a positive step forward.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | Tagged | 68 Comments

Rap News presents ‘Israel vs Palestine’

A video by Rap News about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its relationship to settler colonialism, among other things.

Posted in BDS, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Media, Occupation, US Politics | 10 Comments

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.”

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | 11 Comments

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.

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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.

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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.”

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | 41 Comments

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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