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Author calls Israel-US two-state solution a mirage

So why, if all sides are calling for a two-state solution as the final outcome in Palestine-Israel, has 21 years of a “peace process” failed to achieve an agreement? This is the question Josh Ruebner posed to an audience recently at Drake University.

Hoosiers Can View Art as a Tool of Social Change

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Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

"Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism" is a traveling poster exhibition that highlights historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present.

 

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

BDS with AFSC

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

Abir Kopty: Popular Resistance and the BDS Movement in Palestine

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

Abir Kopty is a leading social, feminist, and political activist born in Nazareth and currently based in Ramallah. She will speak about popular resistance, the challenges to resistance in Palestine, and why the BDS movement is important for resistance on the ground. 

SodaStream Alternatives

Since AFSC joined the national SodaStream Boycott Coalition, one of the questions we are most frequently asked regards SodaStream alternative or replacement products.  Of course the simplest alternative to buying a SodaStream machine is to drink plain water or other non-carbonated beverages.  However, if you’re convinced that buying your own machine makes sense you don’t have to buy a SodaStream.

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