By Annie Robbins Bay Area activists pulled off an awesome action yesterday at Ha’aretz’s Zionism 3.0: Israel’s Place in Tomorrow’s World conference in Palo Alto, California. As Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was introduced and stepped up to the podium a clear voice rang out: “Tzipi Hotovely this is a citizens’ arrest! We charge you with inciting… Read more »
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Below are two editorials from signatories to the survivors’ and descendants’ letter submitted to The Jewish Daily Forward in response to Alvin Rosenfeld’s op-ed which was full of ad hominem attacks on the signers. Neither op-ed was published nor did either author receive a response from The Forward. First is an op-ed by signatory Jesse Strauss and second one from Bruce Ballin. Click here to view a press release about The Forward’s refusal to provide the signers an opportunity to defend themselves agains Rosenfeld’s attack.
A letter signed by 40 survivors of the Nazi genocide and 287 descendants of survivors and victims ran as a half-page ad in the Saturday, August 23rd New York Times. The letter has been getting an overwhelming response. See below for news coverage and other responses.
Raphael Cohen interviewed on Al Jazeera
by Selma James and Sara Kershnar Published in Jacobin Campaigns against Rabab Abdulhadi and other activists are calls for state-sponsored political harassment. In the United States, it’s on campuses that the push against Israeli colonialism is having its greatest success. Despite attempts to quash faculty and student speech, the movement continues to surge. Professors worldwide rallied… Read more »
[The following open letter is from The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)]
This past weekend, something incredibly important happened at a small college in Pennsylvania.
In response to Harvard Hillel barring an Israeli speaker because the
university’s Palestine Solidarity Committee had cosponsored the event at
which he was to present, the Hillel at Swarthmore College issued a
sweeping declaration -that it would allow multiple points of view on
Zionism and Palestine within its chapter. In their words,Swarthmore
Hillel would be "a religious and cultural group whose purpose is not to
advocate for one single political view." It would "host and partner with
any speaker at the discretion of itstudent board, regardless of Hillel
International’s Israel guidelines," and would do so in the full
knowledge that "Hillel International’s Israel guidelines privilege only
one perspective on Zionism, and make others unwelcome."
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/event-honoring-edward-said-prompts-zionist-smear-campaign-against-san By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Tuesday 11/26/2013 An anti-Palestinian group is mounting an attack against students at San Francisco State University. Following an on-campus event honoring a mural of the late Palestinian scholar Edward Said, the group asserted that an artistic stencil glorified “the murder of Jews.” The university’s president, at the urging of pro-Israel advocates,… Read more »
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2013/10/29/sper-hosts-national-palestinian-conference/ By Sam Kurland October 29th, 2013 This past weekend, Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (SPER) hosted nearly 300 college students from more than 70 campuses across the country to express solidarity with the Palestinian liberation movement. The third annual conference was organized by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a national student… Read more »
Palestinians, both at home and abroad, have found an unlikely partner in the struggle against colonization: First Nations, the indigenous peoples of Canada. By Hadani Ditmars Native peoples from all over the world joined together on Monday as part of an international day of solidarity with Idle No More, an indigenous uprising that has supporters… Read more »
The country has supported repressive governments in the region to suppress indigenous movements and uprisings.
By Belen Fernandez
by IJAN http://sfbayview.com/2013/stand-behind-striking-prisoners-from-palestine-to-california/ From Palestine to California, prisoners are organizing to end torture in prison and prison as a form of repression of popular movements and poor communities of color. Members of IJAN have been following and supporting the organizing of California prisoners, who are prepared to go on indefinite hunger strike starting July 8… Read more »