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Tue Dec 25 2018 (Updated 12/30/18)Christmas in Bethlehem
On December 20, Israeli settlers began creating a road through Palestinian-owned lands in the West Bank district of Bethlehem. Villagers attempted to prevent the settlers from razing their lands, but were stopped by the Israeli military. On Christmas eve, settlers stormed the area and erected a “caravan” as a prelude to a new illegal settlement outpost. Meanwhile, Christians in Gaza are regularly denied “holiday permits” to travel and celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem or elsewhere.
Mon Sep 10 2018 (Updated 09/21/18)Trump Escalates Attacks on Palestine, Al-Aqsa Mosque Under Threat
The Trump administration will close the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in D.C. This follows a State Department promise to cut more than $300 million in funding for humanitarian assistance. These moves appear intended to force Palestinians into a "peace deal" that would deny them a state, as well as denying the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers storm the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on a daily basis to push forward their plans to build the so-called “Third Temple.”
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.
The Iron Wall - film and discussion with Dalit Baum,... Thu Jan 17th 6pm
'The Judge,' Film Screening Thu Jan 24th 7pm
1948: Creation & Catastrophe Community Screening &... Fri Jan 25th 6pm
Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace From The Ground Up Thu Jan 31st 7:30pm
Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace From The Ground Up Tue Jan 15th 6:54pm
The Iron Wall - film and discussion with Dalit Baum, Ph.D. Fri Jan 11th 12:13am
1948: Creation & Catastrophe Community Screening & Filmmaker Chat Thu Jan 10th 2:42pm
Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018” Sun Dec 30th 12:28pm
Largest European Bank to Divest from Israeli Defense Contractor Sun Dec 30th 12:25pm
The New York Times and Rouzan al-Najjar Sun Dec 30th 11:32am
'The Judge,' Film Screening Sat Dec 29th 12:59pm
Tourism in Palestine “Booming” during Christmas Thu Dec 27th 10:33am
Secretary General of PLO Says Israel Steals Palestinian Land and Christmas Spirit Thu Dec 27th 10:30am
Illegal Settlers Erect Caravan in Bethlehem Tue Dec 25th 1:04pm
Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Tue Dec 25th 1:02pm
Gaza Christians Obstructed from Travelling to Bethlehem Mon Dec 24th 10:56am
Social Media Giants Continue to Collaborate with Israel’s Illegal ‘Cyber Unit’ Mon Dec 24th 10:52am
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