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Tue May 29 2018In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails
A five-month grassroots campaign led by human rights groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri celebrated a win on May 18, when the Missouri legislative session ended, failing to pass legislation that would have denied state contracts worth over $10,000 to businesses and organizations boycotting Israel over its subjugation and dispossession of the Palestinian people.
Thu May 24 2018 (Updated 05/25/18)Israel Kills Scores in Gaza, Injures Thousands as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy
May 14 marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine. Senior members of the Trump administration gathered for the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, sparking massive protests across Palestine. Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition into a crowd who gathered in Gaza, killing 58 and injuring 2,771. The following day, over 1,000 Palestine supporters showed up in San Francisco, San José, and Santa Cruz.
Wed Apr 4 2018 (Updated 05/24/18)Israel Attacks Land Day Protests Across Palestine
On March 30, massive protests were held in cities across Gaza on Land Day to start a six-week mobilization leading up to al-Nakba Day on May 15, which commemorates the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland in 1948 to make way for the state of Israel. Near Gaza border fences, Israeli forces used live ammunition to kill 17 demonstrators. 1,416 Palestinians were wounded, 758 of whom were shot by live ammunition. The U.S. has used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block a UN investigation into the Israeli military killings in Gaza.
Sat Apr 7 2018 (Updated 05/22/18)Israel Massacres Palestinians as Democrats Congratulate Them
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, who represents California's central coast, was a member of a Democratic congressional delegation that visited Israel on March 26 to congratulate the nation on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its government. Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the delegation, stated ahead of their visit, “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel." Also on March 26, Israel's army announced that “dozens of snipers" would be deployed in Gaza – and four days later, over 750 Palestinians were shot during Land Day demonstrations.
Wed Apr 4 2018Queer Arts Collectives Create Iconic Ahed Tamimi Street Art
When members of the Bay Area group Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) heard about the imprisonment of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi for slapping the Israeli soldier who had shot her cousin and was now invading her family’s home, they wanted to see her picture prominently displayed during January's Women’s Marches. QUIT! teamed up with artists from the queer arts collectives, Street Cred and Bay Area Art Queers Unleashing Power (BAAQUP), to create a powerful image that has now spread around the world.
Local residents on Congressional Accompaniment Tour to Palestine/Israel Sun Jun 3rd 3:26pm
500 Palestinian Detainees To Start Hunger Strike Next Week Fri Jun 1st 2:30pm
In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails Sun May 27th 1:55pm
Palestinian Journalists Condemn Bill Criminalizing Photography of Israeli Soldiers Sat May 26th 7:12pm
Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) Commemoration and Demonstration in San Francisco Tue May 22nd 1:39pm
NACCS Passes a Resolution In Defense of Palestinian Academic and in Support of Academic Fr Thu May 17th 10:42pm
Resolution In Defense of Palestinian Academic and in Support of Academic Freedom Thu May 17th 10:01pm
Emergency Vigil For Gaza -- 70th Anniversary of al-Nakba (1 comment) Tue May 15th 3:14pm
Great March of Return: 70th Nakba Anniversary Mon May 14th 8:46pm
Ten Palestinian Journalists Attacked by Israeli Forces Mon May 14th 7:54pm
Gaza: Israel Kills 50+ Palestinians Protesting Nonviolently as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy Mon May 14th 7:49pm
Death Toll 58 in Israeli Military Assault on Gaza Protests Mon May 14th 7:17pm
Protest Ehud Barak - War Criminals Not Welcome in the Bay Area (1 comment) Mon May 14th 6:15pm
Report: Ongoing Nakba Must End — Time Has Come for the International Community to Act Mon May 14th 2:26pmMore News...