Israel-Palestine

Accounting for the Israeli Occupation: Who Profits and How Can We Make a Difference?

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dalit Baum, PhD, an Israeli activist fresh back from a December trip to Palestine/ Israel, and co-founder of "Who Profits from the Occupation" (www.whoprofits.org), an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace, has been researching corporate complicity in Israel's occupation and providing campaign support for dozens of corporate accountability campaigns around the world.  

Cindy and Craig Corrie Pursue Accountability from Israel

Cindy Corrie and Iyyad Rayyan in Des Moines. Photo by Michael Gillespie.

Native Iowans Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who, on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.

In Iowa, Palestinians Focus on Palestine

By Kathleen McQuilllen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

An anthropology class at Central College in Iowa recently hosted an AFSC-supported panel discussion to learn what they could about one area of the world they had recently been studying: Palestine. Three Palestinians living in Iowa participated on the panel and were eager to shed some light on Palestinian history, culture, strengths and hopes for the future.

Principles for a Just and Lasting Peace Between Palestinians and Israelis

From its beginnings in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has sought to repair the destruction caused by war and violence by relieving and healing its victims. AFSC has sought to respond to suffering whether it is caused by direct human actions or by oppressive structures that human beings have created.

Pursuing Accountability with Israel with Cindy and Craig Corrie

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, Rachel was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.

Iowa Conference on US Policy in Palestine-Israel: The Discourse is Changing

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

A recent opinion piece in the Washington Post calls for the US to consider cutting military aid to Israel; Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, takes a bid for Palestinian statehood to the UN;  and 35 organizations in Iowa join AFSC in sponsoring a conference to change US policy.

Iowans Commit to Changing U.S. Policy toward Palestine-Israel

Olive oil on popcorn, anyone?

Palestine’s olive trees may seem a long way from the cornfields surrounding Ankeny, Iowa. But on a recent crisp fall weekend, a major conference organized by  AFSC’s Iowa staff and focusing on US policy in the Middle East brought the two lands closer together in spirit.

US Should Press for Peace, Not Punishment for Palestine

As tensions rise over the Palestinians’ bid for statehood recognition from the United Nations, AFSC has joined other Quaker organizations in a call for the US to play a constructive role creating a path to peace, not punishment.

US Should Press for Peace, Not Punishment For Palestine

United Nations Building

United Nations Building

United Nations building in New York City.

As tensions rise over the Palestinians’ bid for statehood recognition from the United Nations, AFSC has joined other Quaker organizations in a call for the US to play a constructive role creating a path to peace, not punishment.

Palestinian UN Bid: US Should Press for Peace, Not Punishment

As tensions rise over the Palestinians’ bid for statehood recognition from the United Nations, AFSC has joined other Quaker organizations in a call for the US to play a constructive role creating a path to peace, not punishment.

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