Posts Categorized: PROJECTS & CAMPAIGNS

Land Defense Delegation to Palestine

Category: Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign ,

The Stop the JNF Campaign is Organizing a Land Defense Delegation to Palestine in spring of 2015. View and download the flyer here.

Campaign and delegation goals: Build connections between the Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign and diverse land based, indigenous sovereignty, and environmental justice struggles; Introduce organizers working on these struggles to their counterparts in Palestine for longer term joint struggle efforts, including the Stop the JNF campaign.

Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression – Pamphlet

Category: Israel's Worldwide Role in Repression, RESOURCES ,

Researched, written, and edited by members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, this pamphlet focuses on the role of Israel’s government, its military, and related corporations and organizations in a global industry of violence and repression. The states most involved with this industry profit from perpetual war and occupation across the globe while maintaining vastly unequal societies of their own.

Available for download in: English, Spanish, French and Italian

Stop the Jewish National Fund

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Stop the Jewish National Fund is an international campaign aimed at ending the role of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet LeIsrael/JNF-KKL) in: the on-going displacement of indigenous Palestinians from their land, the theft of their property, the funding of historic and present day colonies, and the destruction of the natural environment.

Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression

Category: Israel's Worldwide Role in Repression - Overview, PROJECTS & CAMPAIGNS ,

Our movements need to be aware of the ways the State of Israel contributes to the violence and repression targeting us. IJAN works to expose Israel’s role in repression, not only of Palestinians, but through its military and homeland security exports, all over the world.

Fight Greenwashing and Green Sunday

Category: Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign ,

Beginning on the day that marks the New Year for Trees, Tuesday, February 3 is the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat, which honors the sacred miracle of trees. In many Jewish traditions, trees are celebrated as one of the most central symbols of life, and in Jewish law, there are strict prohibitions against destroying trees.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, leaders of the religious Zionist movement began a custom of planting trees in Jewish colonies in Palestine as part of a celebration of Tu B’shvat. In 1901, this tradition was then adopted by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for its “Plant a Tree in Israel” Campaign. Since then, the JNF has shamelessly exploited Tu B’shvat as an opportunity to raise international funds and support for its tree plantings, which function to greenwash Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Never Again for Anyone

Category: Never Again for Anyone - Overview, PROJECTS & CAMPAIGNS ,

Never Again for Anyone challenges the misuse and exceptionalizing of the Nazi genocide of Jews (“The Holocaust”) for political purposes. The Zionist exploitation of this genocide to justify colonization, displacement and apartheid in Palestine is a dishonor to those who survived and those who did not. The refrain “Never Again” must mean “Never Again, for Anyone.”

VIDEO: Never Again for Anyone

Category: Never Again for Anyone ,

Below is a video in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day articulating the vision of “Never Again for Anyone” as lifted up by 350 survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide who published a letter in the New York Times during Israel’s 2014 massacre in Gaza.

The video features footage of Hajo Meyer, a survivor of Auschwitz, and the lead signatory to the letter, who passed away the evening before it ran.

Never Again for Anyone from Intl Jewish Anti-Zionist Network on Vimeo.

Workshops Offered by IJAN

Category: Education and Training, PROJECTS & CAMPAIGNS, Uncategorized , Tags: ,

The following are workshops or presentations that IJAN offers on campuses, for movement organizations, and at other public forums. Each can be tailored for particular contexts. IJAN is also excited to train students to present and facilitate.

The Business of Backlash: The Interests and Funding Behind the Backlash against the Palestinian and Palestine Solidarity Movements

Drawing on IJAN’s extensive report by the same title, this workshop focuses on exposing the role of multi-million and billion dollar funders in repressing pro-Palestine activism in the United States. These funders exist in tight relationships with both the Israeli and US governments, working in tandem to censor and otherwise suppress the Palestinian narrative and pro-Palestine organizing, both on campus and off of it. They also fund a wide array of conservative and neoliberal causes, from homophobia to climate change denialism to the dismantling of welfare and other social protections. This presentation maps some of the key players and driving logic behind this backlash, and points to the ways our movements have creatively and strategically responded with a politics of joint struggle, both historically and in the present.


Joint Struggle against Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression

Through the ongoing colonization of Palestine, Israel has developed expertise in repression. Since its founding Israel has collaborated with repressive regimes from Southern Africa to South America and is now involved in the global production and sales of surveillance and drone technology while also training police forces across the U.S. and around the world. Our movements need to address the ways the Israeli government and corporations, often in collaboration with the U.S., contribute to the violence and repression targeting us. The presentation provides the evidence and argument for joint struggle between those working toward Palestinian self-determination and justice for communities and movements across the United States and around the globe.


The Case of Jews against Zionism

While many Jews, particularly those in the West, support Israel, since the birth of the Zionist movement there have always been many Jews who reject the premise and politics of Zionism. In claiming to speak for all Jews, Zionism denies this history and tries to hide the growing number of Jews who reject the Zionist project. This workshop addresses the following questions: What is Zionism? What is anti-Semitism and how is it misused and manipulated by Zionism? How does Zionism impact Jews? What is the role of anti-Zionist Jews in supporting the struggle for Palestinian liberation? What is the role of anti-Zionist Jewish organizing and perspectives in broader anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-war, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist struggles?


Greenwashing Apartheid: The Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign

Posing as an environmental organization, the JNF has played a central role in the on-going displacement of Palestinians since 1901. This workshop exposes the JNF’s “green-washing” – using the guise of environmentalism to perpetrate land theft, environmental destruction and colonization, and introduces the international Stop the JNF Campaign.


The Misuse of Anti-Semitism

What is Anti-Semitism? What is Zionism? How have Zionist institutions used the pretense of fighting Anti-Semitism to undermine struggles for liberation? Why is Zionism a continuation rather than a departure or effective response to anti-Semitism? How do Zionism and Israel accept, use, reflect and reinforce anti-Semitism? This workshop will provide arguments against false claims of anti-Semitism and opportunities to practice challenging these claims.


Anti-Racism and Anti-Zionism

Anti-racism is an ethical imperative and strategic necessity for all of us committed to struggling for collective liberation. This workshop highlights opportunities for joint struggle against various forms of racism, including anti-Arab/anti-Muslim racism. The workshop identifies Zionism as a racist ideology and movement that founded and continues to support the Israeli apartheid state and colonial project.  We argue that meaningful anti-racism necessitates an uncompromising commitment to anti-Zionism. We’ll discuss how the BDS targets we choose, internal dynamics and the messages we use can connect justice for Palestine with other liberation movements.



Never Again for Anyone

This workshop challenges the misuse of the Nazi genocide of Jews (“The Holocaust”) for political purposes. By exceptionalizing the Nazi genocide, European Jews are set apart from the victims and survivors of that and other genocides instead of being united with them. The Zionist exploitation of this genocide to justify colonization, displacement and apartheid in Palestine is a dishonor to those who survived and those who did not. The refrain “never again” must mean never again, for anyone.


Pinkwashing Apartheid: Hands off Queer Liberation

Building off of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab racism and stereotypes, Israel claims to be a safe haven for Palestinians queers and other Arabs. In contrast, Israel is a great threat to Palestinian queers and other queers in the region who are subjected to occupation, military attacks, a siege and other consequences of Israeli colonization and militarization. This workshop provides an overview of the history and use of pinkwashing, an argument of the importance of challenging pinkwashing for the movement for justice in Palestine as well as for queer liberation, and provides examples of challenges to pinkwashing by queer activists in Palestine, the larger region and across the globe.