H2, The Belly of the Beast

The first thing you notice is the smell.  A tart, dung-like odor caused by raw sewage rolling down the street outside Checkpoint 56 (56), also known as Gilbert, rolls down the street towards us.   A sewage pipe broke weeks ago and remains unfixed; Israeli permission required.  The people, including the elderly and small children, jump over it without batting an eye.

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Bad News: ISM-NorCal is the funding pillar of ISM-Palestine

The Northern California chapter is currently providing roughly two-thirds of the funding of ISM-Palestine.  That’s something to be proud of, but it means two things: first, that ISM-Palestine is getting less than half the funds it needs to be effective; second, that other ISM chapters are very weak in fundraising.

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Anti-Semitism accusations against ‘Dyke March’ prove pro-Israel lobby will torch LGBT rights for marginalized people

By Amith Gupta on July 4, 2017 Anti-Semitism accusations against ‘Dyke March’ prove pro-Israel lobby will torch LGBT rights for marginalized people As the annual LGBTQ Pride parades took place last weekend, a small collective of LGBT organizers with pro-Palestinian views attracted international controversy when they were accused of anti-Semitism by an employee of a [&hellip

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Fight Racism and Islamophobia at SFSU: Stop the intimidation of Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and her students

June 27, 2017 https://www.launchgood.com/project/professor_rabab_abdulhadis_legal_fund#/ Help Fight Islamophobia at SFSU. Support Palestinian and Muslim Faculty Member Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and the Students at San Francisco State University They disagreed with her work on Palestine, so they plastered posters across campus calling her a terrorist and a Jew-hater. Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of the Arab Muslim and Ethnicities [&hellip

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Iftar on the Rubble

June 14, 2017 By International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Jerusalem, occupied Palestine Seventy people gathered in the Sur Baher neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem for a communal solidarity Iftar on the rubble of the home of Ashraf and Islam Fawaqa. The Fawaqa home was one of nine Palestinian homes and 3 stores that were [&hellip

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I Will Not Move Until I Die

By Richard Hardigan March 2017 October 21, 2016, marked the first anniversary of the death of the Palestinian doctor Hashem al-Azzeh. The proximate cause of his demise is in dispute. Was it excessive tear gas inhalation, or was it the chest pains he had been feeling earlier on that day? Perhaps it was a combination [&hellip

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