April 21, Washington, DC- On the eve of Earth Day, groups working for Palestinian rights globally are celebrating Earth Day Network’s decision to end its partnership with SodaStream, whose main production factory is located in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.
Josh Ruebner & Mike Coogan, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, April 1st, 2014
Take Action to Protest $3.1 Billion in Weapons for Israel
On March 19, the Israeli military shot and killed 14-year-old Yusef a-Shawamreh, a Palestinian youth from a village near Hebron who crossed an existing breach in an Israeli fence to pick wild food plants on his family’s land.
Students for Justice in Palestine – UW-Madison Chapter invites you to a teach-in on Academic Freedom and the Palestinian Popular Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
Thursday, April 17th
Union South Agriculture Room
The speakers at the event are:
- Prof. Samer Alatout, Dept. of Community and Environmental Sociology;
- Prof. Phil Gasper, ‘The Struggle for Palestine’ (2002) contributor; and
- Representatives of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Read the op-ed by Students for Justice for Palestine – UW-Madison Chapter in the Daily Cardinal.
And here’s the Facebook page for the event.
Palestinians Make a Surprise Move, and Mideast Talks Falter
JODI RUDOREN, MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER, New York Times, APRIL 2, 2014
JERUSALEM — Surprising the United States and Israel, the Palestinian leadership formally submitted applications on Wednesday to join 15 international agencies, leaving the troubled Middle East talks brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry on the verge of breakdown . . .
New Orleans 1 hour ago
It seems fair to me for the Palestinians to pursue a resolution to the situation through the UN. If the UN can carve out a boundary and a land for Israel, as it once did, it is the right place to do more carving and setting up a land for the Palestinians. Maybe even at the expense of Israel. Sounds like good strategy to me. I think the US and Israel are getting maneuvered into a very tight corner as a result of years and years of negotiations and talks that have gone nowhere.
Newton, MA 12 hours ago