Author Archives: Kristin Szremski

About Kristin Szremski

Kristin Szremski is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years in newspapers. She currently is the director of media and communications for American Muslims for Palestine and a steering committee member for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Truth in advertising: SodaStream ad attached to video showing Israelis arresting 18-month-old infant

Google Ads for SodaStream, the carbonated beverage maker produced in Israeli settlements, seem to be everywhere on the Internet these days. One recent appearance was especially ironic — Google placed a SodaStream ad on the bottom of a video of Israeli soldiers arresting a young Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old baby.

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‘This Ramadan Make a Date with Justice’: National Muslim organization announces campaign to boycott dates produced in Israeli settlements

With the start of Ramadan just a few days away, a national Muslim organization has announced today a nationwide boycott of dates produced in Israeli settlements on the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territories. The American Muslim for Palestine’s campaign, “This Ramadan Make a Date with Justice: Choose Occupation-Free Dates,” answers the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel as means to peacefully pressure Israel to abide by international law and end its occupation of Palestine; allow Palestinians refugees the right to return to their homeland; and to secure equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel.

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