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.
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.
ISM in Palestine needs you whether you come for three weeks or three years, but it also needs a small, steady number of persons willing to stay for three months or more. This is for the sake of continuity and administration.
The article below is from the Jewish Forward. It points out a very important reason why those of us who are refused entry to Israel should always report this fact to a US consulate and/or the US State Department. It cites Israel’s rejection of Muslim and Arab Americans as the main reason for continuing to [&hellip
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
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
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
I Will Not Move Until I Die A Story of Coming Together. A Moment of Waking Up. A little bit more. PDF version of Newsletter
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
By Sam Weaver February 2017 Once upon a time, if there is such a thing as time, there lived a Jew and a Palestinian. This Jew grew up keeping kosher, with family holding traditions, more than religion. Her father grew up in Israel, though she did not grow up with him, but still instilled in [&hellip