Israeli detention of Palestinian children

Letter from Ramallah

November 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hello from Ramallah in the West Bank! This week’s violence against Palestinians in Gaza is deeply disturbing for many people here, and, I’ve heard, in the US.  And there is a briefing on November 20 (info at the bottom) that I hope everyone asks their …

The GRALTA Foundation announces a film and discussion at the Lincoln Public Library Israel is the only country in the world that automatically and systematically prosecutes children in military courts that deny them fundamental fair trial rights and protections—between 500 and 700 Palestinian children, each year. Shaina Low returns to …

Rachel’s Children

October 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rachel is revered by all three Abrahamic faiths as the mother who “weeps for her children” – a powerful metaphor for all those who grieve over the suffering of children.  Today, Rachel’s grief is shared by Palestinian and Israeli mothers and fathers who yearn for …

Massachusetts Peace Action is gathering signatures for a group letter to each Massachusetts member of Congress, asking that they cosponsor Betty McCollum’s Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. The bill has 19 cosponsors in addition to its author – including only Rep. Jim …