Democratic State Committee

A resolution on “Peace And Security For Israelis And Palestinians” has been submitted to the Democratic State Committee, and will be considered at the DSC meeting on April 29, 2017.   Rather than rely on the characterization of its opponents as “one-sided,” I urge that …

The Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Remarks presented at the Massachusetts Democratic Committee’s Settlements Resolution Forum on April 19, 2017 I am a 77 year old resident of Marblehead involved in Jewish organizations locally and nationally since my bar mitzvah in Temple Beth El in Lynn.  Israel occupied the West Bank …

Remarks presented at the Massachusetts Democratic Committee’s Settlements Resolution Forum on April 19, 2017 Over the years there have been hundreds of resolutions and letters from Congress unreservedly supporting Israeli government positions or condemning the Palestinians – but not a single action to support the …

Settlements Resolution Forum

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Are Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine a threat to peace?   The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee will hold a public forum on a resolution on settlements submitted by Carol Coakley, member of the Committee and of  Massachusetts Peace Action.  The forum will be held Wed., …

Palestine/Israel in the Trump Era

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter Despite the Trump administration’s contradictory policies, MAPA’s Palestine/Israel working group is keeping on, to advance Palestinian rights and for our own sanity, and to add new issues as needed: e.g., opposing David Friedman as ambassador to Israel. …

Who says that Israeli settlements in occupied territory are illegal?  The International Court of Justice, the countries pledged to uphold the Geneva Convention, the International Red Cross, the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council – and the U.S. Government.  Every administration, Democratic and Republican, …