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 which led to the founding of Israel.  None of these displaced persons were ever allowed to return to the homes or communities from which they were displaced and the Palestinian refugee population has continued to grow in the time that has passed since 1948.  Today there are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees scattered around the world.  The reality of Palestinian forced displacement is at the core of the Palestinian experience and the Palestinian refugee issue is at the hea

Seven ways to support peace in Israel/Palestine on campus this semester


Students discuss BDS at AFSC's 2013 Alternative Spring Break in Chicago.

Increased militarization of the Israel-Palestine conflict, fueled by the U.S., doesn’t benefit anyone. Here’s how you can take action this semester.

Israel’s Settlement Policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

West Bank Settlement

View over an Israeli settlement in the West Bank

Overlooking the illegal Israeli settlement of Shiloh in the West Bank.

 Israel’s policy of building settlements in occupied territory is one of the core issues in the conflict.  Illegal under international law, settlements are built on confiscated or stolen Palestinian land, are one of the core justifications for the building of the wall and the restriction of Palestinian movement within the West Bank, contribute to forced displacement, severely limit Palestinian access to basic resources including land and water, and perpetuate a system of segregation and legal and structural inequality between Palestinians and Israelis.  Understanding Israel’s

Oppose the Closure of PLO Offices in the U.S. and Cuts to U.N. and Palestinian Funding

Nov 30, 2012

AFSC, FCNL and QUNO-NY sent the following joint letter to the Senate urging them to vote against three possible amendments to the Senate's defense authorization bill that sought to punish Palestinians and the United Nations on the eve of the vote at the United Nations upgrading Palestine's status at the UN to non-member observer state.

See the letter below.

November 29, 2012

Dear Senator,

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