Israel/Palestine

UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency) provides humanitarian aid—education, healthcare, housing, etc.—to several million Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, and Gaza. Our speaker has both benefited from that aid and worked for UNRWA. This talk takes place at a …

Film and Discussion in JP “The Occupation of the American Mind” tells the story of how the Israeli government has utilized U.S. media to tell a one-way narrative of the situation in Palestine/Israel–and how Israel has linked with organizations in the U.S. to accomplish its …

Is Boycotting Israel ‘Hate’?

September 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Opponents of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are involved in a dishonest branding campaign. Originally published in The New York Times, September 4, 2018 The debate over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (B.D.S.) movement against Israel has been one of the most contentious …

Palestine-Israel in 2018 Massachusetts Elections

August 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Don’t Forget to Vote on September 4! It’s rare that voters have the chance to weigh in directly on US policy toward Palestine-Israel.  Unlike in New York, Michigan and Minnesota, Massachusetts does not have any candidates who openly champion Palestinian rights and advocate for a radical change in US …

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim is running as a “reform” candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of State.  At the recent State Democratic Convention, where he got the party endorsement, Zakim received the support of many progressive delegates, including some members of Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA).  But …

Representatives of four Massachusetts advocacy organizations wrote to the state’s members of Congress May 16, calling on them to speak out against Israel’s use of excessive force against Palestinian protestors. “It is painful to think that the 3.8 billion dollars the U.S. gives to Israel …

Combatants for Peace

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm Belmont/Watertown United Methodist Church  421 Common St., Belmont MA 02478   In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace.  They forswear violence and advocate together for an end to the Occupation.  The egalitarian, …

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