Israel/Palestine

“Open Bethlehem” Movie Showing

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Documentarian Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem in 2005 to film a tribute to her late father, the founder of Bethlehem University. She found a city of astonishing beauty, but with a diminishing Christian community expected to be unsustainable in a generation living in a city …

Boston, July 18 — Legislators, lawyers, faith leaders and business people testified today at a State House hearing that a proposed bill will not combat discrimination but is instead an unconstitutional attack on the right to boycott in Massachusetts. Those testifying against the legislation raised …

Anti-BDS Legislation Hearing

July 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing will be in the Gardner Auditorium. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An …

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Summer 2017 newsletter The Massachusetts Democratic Party passed its most progressive platform ever at its convention in Worcester June 3. Single-payer healthcare, a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, forgiveness of student loan debt, a ranked-choice voting system, …

Mobilizing Against Anti-BDS Legislation

June 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Legislation has been filed in the Massachusetts legislature which aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts,” is in fact a dangerous attempt to restrict our right …

Human Rights: a line in the sand

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Originally posted in Post Trump Stress Disorder While Democrats argue whether issues like a woman’s choice really are “core Democratic values” they remain pretty comfortable ignoring the human rights of non-Americans. This week Human Rights Watch documented extra-judicial killings by Egypt’s army – let’s ditch …

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 …

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