Jewish Voice for Peace has become the first organization to unionize within the US-based Palestine solidarity movement. “We unionized because liberation starts at home (and the workplace) and cannot happen without workers at the forefront,” writes Amira al-Thawra.
The only two reasons why Israel abducted Mahmoud Nawajaa in the middle of the night is he is an indigenous Palestinian, and that he successfully advocates for the indigenous, human, and civil rights of his people. A thousand Israelis who support Boycott from Within demand his release.
British progressive rabbis have written an anti-annexation letter to the Israeli embassy in London that suggests they finally confronting the collective Jewish implications of the entire Zionist project. “The moral integrity of the Jewish people is at stake.”
Haneen Maikey, the director of alQaws, speaks to the Palestinian LGBTQ community who held a historic protest in Haifa on July 29, 2020. “Your persecution only fuels us to create larger, louder spaces for queer life in Palestine.”
Activists in the Apartheid Off Campus student network discuss the state of BDS in the United Kingdom, and organizing in the time of COVID-19.
The late civil rights hero John Lewis was a “steadfast” supporter of Israel, lobby groups said in mourning him, even if he did also show concern late in career for Palestinian rights. His likely successor, Nikema Williams, took an Israel-lobby-sponsored trip to Israel two years ago.
Palestinians have identified how we, internationally, can be in solidarity with their struggle for liberation by targeting our institutions that sustain the occupation. This is the movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS).
On Thursday, July 16th 2020, renowned Palestinian scientist Imad Barghouthi was detained by Israeli military forces during a routine stop at a military checkpoint outside of Anata. This is the third time he has been detained since 2014.
Ethnic Studies does not politicize a neutral curriculum; it is provides an historical corrective to the simultaneous absence and caricature of Arab Americans, Palestinians included, that already exists in the curriculum.
Rada Daniell reports from an IWPS trip to Palestine during the last olive harvest, “Every year there is another line of catalog-style settlement buildings spilled over the hills, another patch of land cleared out.” International volunteers help Palestinians under occupation harvest olives, then go home to break a de facto information embargo on the reality in Palestine.