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Resistance in the Face of Militarism

Sahar Vardi

Sahar Vardi  speaking about The Wall in East Jerusalem

It takes courage to face jail.  And perhaps even more courage to face Israelis marching in the street in support of the attack on Gaza with a different message, one challenging the militarism of Israeli society and the occupation.  But that is what Sahar Vardi, AFSC Israel Program Staff and her colleagues do.

44 organizations call on Israel to stop forcible transfer plans

West Bank Bedoin Homes

Shelters in a West Bank Palestinian Bedouin community.

Shelters in a West Bank Palestinian Bedouin community. 

 

On 11 September 2014, AFSC joined 43 other Palestinian, Israeli, and international organizations in urgently calling on world leaders to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of their communities in the central part of the occupied West Bank and into a designated township.

 

National Day of Action to End the Assault on Gaza and to Lift the Gaza Blockade

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:55pm

The Remains of the Al-Dula Family Home

Al- Dula Home - A child stands amid the rubble of the destroyed Al Dalu family home, Gaza City December 3, 2012. Ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on their three-story home on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.

This Thursday, July 24, join AFSC and more than 50 other groups in protesting the ongoing attack on Gaza by writing to your government representatives and President Obama, organizing community actions, or otherwise making your voice heard.  

U.S. corporations complicit in current attacks on Gaza

A list of corporations complicit in the current attacks on Gaza. If you are interested in organizing economic activism campaigns in response to the attacks, these are companies to target. 

 

Interdependence Day

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, so does the season’s first hurricane, thoroughly rearranging many plans.  Among the plans being rearranged is the plan to have an Alliance for Palestinian Freedom float in the Provincetown parade.  That parade has been cancelled and the group has gotten permission to be part of the Wellfleet parade, which as of 4pm Thursday is still scheduled to take place on July 4th.   If you are on the Cape, check it out.  They could use your support.

Refusing to serve in the military in Israel

Druze youth refusing to serve in Israeli military

Impact: Resources for action on Israel-Palestine

Below is a list of archived Impact newsletters.

July, 2014: Gaza Under Attack

June, 2014: Collective Punisment

June, 2014: Demand an End to Administrative Detention

Gaza Writes Back: National Speaking Tour

Contributors to "Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine" are touring the San Francisco Bay Area this week.

BDS Summer Institute

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

BDS summer institute: A fun, comprehensive training program for campus activists

When: August 10-14, 2014

Where: Northern California

Cost: $100 registration fee (Travel scholarships available)

Apply by May 1, 2014

Applications are available here.

Palestinian refugees and the right of return

Approximately 750,000 Palestinians were displaced and became refugees as a result of the 1948 war. Today there are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees scattered around the world. This paper provides background information on the history of the Palestinian refugee issue and the politics of the right of return.    

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