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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.
7PM Thursday Nov 29 Imprisoning A Generation, Film Screening
10AM Saturday Dec 8 Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar
11AM Sunday Dec 9 Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar -- Free!
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar -- Free! Wed Nov 14th 2:48pm
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar Wed Nov 14th 2:47pm
Imprisoning A Generation, Film Screening Wed Nov 14th 2:42pm
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Fri Nov 9th 12:29pm
At Least 37 Injured at Gaza’s Borders Fri Nov 9th 12:01pm
IDF Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Hebron Fri Nov 9th 11:56am
Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Salfit Fri Nov 9th 11:06am
Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Jenin Fri Nov 9th 10:54am
Public Pensions Attack Workers, SF Prof Abdulhadi Under Attack & Labor & Rise Of Fascism Fri Nov 2nd 5:05pm
California Jews express heartbreak over recent white supremacist killings in I-80 banner. Mon Oct 29th 11:36am
Sensible Cinmea Presents: Occupation 101: Voices Of the Silenced Majority Thu Oct 18th 6:58pm
US Withdraws from Protocol to Vienna Convention Over Jerusalem Sat Oct 6th 3:54pm
Theater artists ask US & Canadian hosts to cancel Israeli government-sponsored plays Wed Oct 3rd 3:39pm
Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human Rights Wed Sep 26th 10:06pmMore News...