There will be a cross-movement panel of immigrant rights organizations, Palestinian solidarity organizations and IJAN members at the end of October, 2008 in Lille, France.
Look out for our charter in major European newspapers and on-line forums.
We identify Europe as a major imperial force in the region and a financial backer of the occupation. At the same time, there is a growing public sentiment in support of the Palestinian movement and a strong anti-war movement.
IJAN in Europe will work to build partnerships with anti-imperialist, anti-war, anti-racist, anti-Islamophobia and immigrant rights movements, connect anti-Zionist Jews across Europe, and support the Palestinian solidarity movement and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions efforts. To this end, we will organize touring educational events, popular tribunals to judge Israeli crimes and criminals, and actions.
Specifically because of the history of European anti-Semitism, European Jews offer a critical voice in challenging the racialized violence of Jews against Palestinians that was once perpetrated after Jews.
The IJAN in Europe has members in Turin and Milan (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), and Lille, Rouen, Bordeaux, and Paris (France).
There are three main focuses for our work inPalestine-Israel: 1) supporting joint struggle against Israeli Apartheid andcolonialism between Mizrahi Jews and Palestinians inside of Israel and in thebroader region; 2) collaborating with Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctionefforts; and 3) Supporting the work of Palestinian organizations inside ofIsrael (’48).
IJAN prioritizes getting the voices andactivism of anti-Zionist Israelis out into the world and increasing the visibilityof Mizrahi experiences of displacement, discrimination and exploitation byZionism and Israel.
Israeli Network projects are still evolving, someideas include:
- A digital storytelling project to document Mizrahi history and experiences of Israeli Apartheid to be used for a popular tribunal in Israel and also as testimony for tribunals in other locations; and
- Organizing a popular tribunal that brings together testimony from Palestinians, Mizrahi and migrant workers against the State of Israel.
We welcome the building of the network by any of those whoshare an anti-Zionist commitment and who align with our Charter and Points ofUnity. If you are interested in building the network in your city or town,please contact us at USA@ijsn.net.
Intern with IJAN in the United States (clickhere to learn more about our internship program)
International Resistance to Zionism panel On August 6, IJSN members hosted an event featuring 3international leaders of the network who had come to the United Statesto participate in IJSN’s first international meeting July 31st–August3rd. The panelists were: Gabriel Ash, an Ashkenzai Jew born in Romania,raised in Israel, and currently based in Geneva who is ananti-capitalist… Read more »
IJSN was one of the lead organizers of the Palestine Solidarity track at the first US Social Forum, held in Atlanta, Georgia from June 27 through July 1, 2008.
The historic Popular Conference for Palestinians in the US was held August 8-10, 2008.
Our building in Morocco has just begun. The experiences of Moroccan Jews remind us ofthe great majority of Jewish history in Northern Africa and the Middle East in which Jews lived as an integral part ofsociety without persecution and in co-existence with their neighbors.
The work of the network in Morocco will be developed and thewebsite updated in the next several months.
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We are calling for a week of coordinated actions across the world thatconfront Zionism and support the boycott, divestment and sanctions(BDS) call from Palestine. We are therefore mobilizing practicing andsecular Jews across the globe to honor the second intifada and the highholidays by taking action to divest economically, politically,emotionally and spiritually from Zionism and from Israel.
UPDATE: Due to a growinginterest in participation in launch in regions across the globe, we areextending the Week of Action to a Month of Action (October 1 – October 31).
Click here to find out more, to add your ideas for what these actions might look like and to bring additional ideas.