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Executive Director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Rabbi Elyse Wechtermanm tells Mondoweiss, “Our members have been working hard against child detention and family separation on the border here in the United States. When the issue of child incarceration, torture and detention by the Israeli military was brought to our attention, we felt we could not ignore it – this is part of what it means to fight for justice locally and globally.”
The Canadian BDS Coalition is declaring victory in its campaign to stop the Toronto Raptors from going on a team trip to Israel, which co-owner Larry Tanenbaum promised after winning the NBA championship in June 2019.
“We pledge to keep talking about Palestine — teaching Palestinian history, citing Palestinian scholarship, sponsoring Palestinian events, and inviting Palestinian speakers, cultural workers, and activists to our classrooms and campuses,” reads the petition, “We won’t be intimidated.”
“You can’t divide the concept of freedom. Fighting for women’s rights stems from the same concept as fighting Israeli colonization”, said Lema Nazeeh, one of the organizers of a protest against gender-based violence in Ramallah. The protest was one of twelve across Palestine/Israel and the diaspora.
Atlanta activists are reigniting their fight against the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), a program where police officers and law enforcement officials receive training from human violators such as Israel.
The suspected “honor killing” of a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from a village outside of Bethlehem has sparked outrage across the West Bank, shining a light on gender-based violence in Palestine.
In pushing the case in Canada to have settlement wines labeled as such rather than products of Israel, David Kattenburg was identified as a wine lover, educator, publisher, and child of Holocaust survivors. The last designation — CHS — has caused howls of outrage, but Kattenburg’s parents’ experience helped him to set his moral compass.