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Destiny Frasqueri, known as Princess Nokia, canceled her performance at the Israeli Kalamazoo Festival. Advocates for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement had previously called on Frasqueri to cancel her show as part of the cultural boycott against Israel.
This year’s protest against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was marked by two rallies, one organized by the Jewish-Americans against settlements group “IfNotNow” and the other organized by Abbas Hamideh of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right To Return Coalition which was co-sponsored by ANSWER Coalition. Both protests ended in front of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where the AIPAC conference is held.
This February, pro-Israel advocacy group AMCHA released an online inventory of campus chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) throughout the United States in an effort to connect Palestine solidarity activism to real and perceived anti-Semitism on campus.
It’s hard enough to enjoy day-to-day activities in the U.S. without constantly being reminded that your politicians and tax dollars support an illegal occupation of your friends and family on the other side of the world.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) announced the creation of a Latino Jewish Leadership Council.
Emails released from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s private account included correspondence with the Israeli airline El Al. The emails revealed that Emanuel proposed to El Al leadership that the airline fly out of Chicago.
With the selection of his senior campaign adviser on Israel, David Friedman, as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, President-Elect Donald Trump has signaled that the United States will not only continue its steadfast support of the Israeli government, but will in fact further accommodate the government of Benjamin Netanyahu by breaking with official U.S. opposition to illegal settlement construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
American Muslims and other supporters of Palestine from around the country came together in Chicago last weekend for the ninth annual convention for Palestine in the US: Paving the Way Toward Justice.
Google commemorated the 123rd birthday of Palestinian photographer Karimeh Abbud with a custom doodle. The November 18th Google Doodle depicts Abbud looking at a landscape through the lens of a camera.
The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government (CSG) voted down a divestment resolution that was forwarded by the Palestinian advocacy group, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE). The resolution received 34 votesagainst, 13 in favor, and 3 abstentions at an assembly on Nov. 15.
Last week, twenty protesters gathered outside the Music Box Theatre on Chicago’s Northside to protest the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) and to support the international call for a cultural boycott of Israel.
The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, formerly US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, is hosting its fifteenth annual national conference in Arlington, Virginia, “Which Side Are You On? Taking a Stand for Palestinian Rights.” The conference gives attendees an opportunity to gather and strategize about strengthening the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality in Palestine.
The Obama administration condemned Israel’s approval of a plan to build new settlement homes on Palestinian land. The State Department argued in astatement on Wednesday that the new settlement’s in the West Bank “would further damage the prospects for a two-state solution.”
It’s been two years, and Gaza is still in ruins. As Israeli rockets descended upon the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014, countless schools, hospitals, mosques, UN shelters, and vital infrastructure came under fire. The brutal and indiscriminate 51-day assault further accelerated the already grave humanitarian disaster in the besieged strip.