Israel-Palestine

AFSC calls for an immediate end to the ongoing Israeli military attack on Gaza

The attack, code named “Pillar of Defense”, began 14 November with the assassination of Hamas’ Gaza Military Commander Ahmed Jabari and coordinated attacks on 20 alleged Hamas targets throughout Gaza.  These attacks have been followed by the continued shelling and bombardment of Gaza from the air, land, and sea.  Gaza is home to 1.6 million Palestinians of whom fifty per cent are children under the age of 18.

Israel's military budget lecture - Global Action Day Against Military Spending (Hebrew + English transcript)

In the global action day against military spending on April 17th 2012, Rela Mazali, an Israeli researcher, writer and activist, gave a lecture about the military budget in Israel. 

This lecture was edited into 12 minutes about the Israeli military budget in Hebrew. Please find English transcript here

 

Israel's military budget lecture - Global Action Day Against Military Spending (English+Hebrew transcript)

Rela Mazali - lecture on Israel's budget

Rela Mazali - lecture on Israel's budget

Rela Mazali - lecture on Israel's budget 

In the global action day against military spending on April 17th 2012, Rela Mazali, an Israeli researcher, writer and activist, gave a lecture about the military budget in Israel.

Parts of this lecture were edited and trascripted, and brought to you here.

(An aduio file in Hebrew can be found here

Why I refuse: On God/love, nonviolence and the occupation

Moriel Rothman

Moriel Rothman, Israeli refuser

Moriel Rothman, 23, Israeli refuser

Moriel Rothman is an American-Israeli writer and activist. He is based in Jerusalem and is active with the Solidarity Movement. This letter explains why he is refusing to serve in the Israeli military.

Students call on TIAA-CREF to stop investing in Israeli occupation

Students join call of people of conscience around the world to divest from corporations that profit from Israeli occupation

Students from colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation.

Students to TIAA-CREF: Divest

Students from the occupied Palestinian territory and colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation. 

Divest from occupation and violence

The We Divest Campaign is an effort to get investment giant TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that support Israel’s occupation the Palestinian territories which include the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including  East Jerusalem), that contribute to the construction of settlements and the Wall, and/or that provide products or services that enable or contribute to attacks on civilians.   

Israelis and Palestinians Demand Peace in Gaza Briefing Video

Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8, 2011 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. AFSC organized the panel, along with Interfaith Peace-Builders and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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