2005

  • Arcatao-Madison-Rafah Benefit Dinner

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  • NEW BARK BUT OLD BITE FOR ISRAEL’S SHARON

    GEORGE ARIDA, Madison.com, Dec 9, 2005 Despite appearances to the contrary, Ariel Sharon is one of the true constants of Israeli politics. Although he remains uncompromising in his ideology and consistent in his methods, he periodically redefines his political identity to serve his underlying agenda. This week the mainstream Western media carried characteristically misleading headlines…


  • Re Isthmus article on Camp Shalom

    Kathy Walsh, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, December 5, 2005 Regarding Robert Ablove’s letter about the Isthmus article on Camp Shalom (“Ain’t Gonna Study War No More,” 9/2/05):   My daughter and I visited Israel/Palestine last winter. While we were there, there were no suicide/homicide bombings by Palestinians. But while we were there a 10 year…


  • Playground for Rafah Campaign

    19-Nov-05 Playground for Rafah Campaign Give Children a Chance to Be Children Help Rebuild a Playground in Rafah, Palestine   The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) is partnering with Playgrounds for Palestine (PfP) to rebuild a playground in the Tal al Sultan neighborhood of Rafah, Palestine that was destroyed in January 2004. MRSCP and PfP…


  • University of Wisconsin Regents Urged To Divest From Israel

    Aaron Nathans,The Capital Times, November 11, 2005 Protesters packed a hearing Thursday on the University of Wisconsin’s investment portfolio, encouraging the Board of Regents to divest from Israel. Many held Palestinian flags, as speaker after speaker called for the university to divest from companies that do business with the Israeli military. They argued, for example,…


  • Re: Regents urged to divest from Israel

    Kathy Walsh, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, November 11, 2005 In the Capital Times article on the divestment debate at UW you quote Professor Ken Goldstein: “When a Palestinian woman loves her child, and does not encourage 14-, 15-, and 16-year olds to strap bombs onto their body and blow up Israeli 3-, 4- and 5-,…


  • November 3, 2005
    Ibdaa Dance Troupe in Madison

    IBDAA! We are excited to announce that on Thursday November 3 the world-renowned Ibdaa Children’s Dance Troupe will perform for the first time in Madison at 7:30 pm in the UW Union Theater. This group of 10 boys and 10 girls between the ages of 10 and 13 is touring major cities in the U.S.…


  • Tawfiq Nasser: Palestinian Doctor Tells Of Life Under Occupation

    Samara Kalk Derby, The Capital Times, October 10, 2005 To get to work each day, Tawfiq Nasser needs a green card, known as a “dirty ID.” He also needs what is called a magnetic card to show that he is not a terrorist or security threat. On top of that, he must carry two permits,…


  • October 9, 2005
    Dr. Tawfiq Nasser in Madison

    A View From Jerusalem – Challenges for Palestinian Health Care Dr. Tawfiq Nasser, CEO of Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona Dr. Nasser will preach at 8:00 & 10:00 Worship and make a presentation beginning at 9:10 Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 Lacey Rd., Fitchburg Dr. Nasser…


  • September 22 – December 1, 2005
    Film Series: “Finding Hope in Unexpected Places”

    A Community Film Series September 22 – Uncovered: The War on Iraq October 20 – Rana’s Wedding November 10 – Hidden in Plain Sight December 1 – Until When . . . Edgewood College, Predolin Humanities Center, Anderson Auditorium 7:00 pm for all showings “The Arts Go to War”, an Edgewood human issues class; the…


  • Ain’t gonna study war no more

    Bill Lueders, Isthmus, September 1, 2005 Camp Shalom had children pretend to be Israeli soldiers It was the face paint that tipped Tsele Barr off. Early this summer, she was picking up her two sons from Camp Shalom, a day camp run by the Madison Jewish Community Council, and noticed that some of the children…


  • Israeli Wall to Ruin Palestinian Economy

    Al Jazeera, August 26, 2005 The Palestinian economy has deteriorated sharply since the start of the uprising in 2000, and Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank will depress it further, a United Nations agency said. The economy shrank 1% in 2004, one in three Palestinian workers was jobless at the end of last year…


  • Jobless in Gaza

    Mehammed Mack, L.A. Weekly, August 25, 2005 A somber note for many Gazans witnessing the Israeli pullout was the prospect of losing jobs. Al-Jazeera profiled the closure of one of the last remaining monuments of Oslo-era cooperation, the Erez industrial park, a multidisciplinary Gaza manufacturing facility that had employed more than 4,000 Arab workers. One…


  • The Gaza Evacuations

    Disengagement or Tactical Military Redeployment? SHAMAI K. LEIBOWITZ and KATERINA HELLER, CounterPunch, August 24, 2005 The imminent handover of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority and the evacuation of a small portion of the West Bank from Israeli settlers has been billed by the international media as a turning point in the violent history of…


  • Amira Hass: The Remaining 99.5 Percent

    For the sake of about half a percent of the population of the Gaza Strip, a Jewish half-percent, the lives of the remaining 99.5 percent were totally disrupted and destroyed – worthy of wonderment indeed. Amira Hass, Haaretz, Aug 24, 2005 “I want to ask you as a Jew to a Jewess,” the young man…


  • Praying with Their Eyes Closed

    Reflections on the Disengagement from Gaza Sara Roy, MIFTAH, August 20, 2005 Israel’s disengagement plan is widely hailed by the international community, led by the United States, as a first step toward the final resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the establishment of a viable Palestinian state. This essay is a refutation of that view.…


  • The settlers’ retreat was the theatre of the cynical

    There was no ‘sensitivity training’ when bulldozers went into Rafah Jonathan Steele, The Guardian, August 19, 2005 Contrast the world’s overwhelming coverage, especially on television, of the departure of Israeli settlers from Gaza with the minimal reporting of larger and more brutal evictions in previous months. There was no “sensitivity training” for Israeli troops, no…


  • Gaza Fiasco

    The Shame of it All Jennifer Loewenstein, ZNet, August 19, 2005 A great charade is taking place in front of the world media in the Gaza Strip. It is the staged evacuation of 8000 Jewish settlers from their illegal settlement homes, and it has been carefully designed to create imagery to support Israel’s US-backed takeover…


  • The Shame of It All

    Jennifer Loewenstein, CounterPunch, August 17, 2005 A great charade is taking place in front of the world media in the Gaza Strip. It is the staged evacuation of 8000 Jewish settlers from their illegal settlement homes, and it has been carefully designed to create imagery to support Israel’s US-backed takeover of the West Bank and…


  • Amira Hass: Khan Yunis / No Compensation for Arabs Losing Their Jobs in Katif

    Amira Hass, Haaretz, 14 Aug 2005 Today is Omar’s last day of work for his employer in one of the religious settlements of Gush Katif. He will finish what he began a week ago: packing up the contents of the house and dismantling whatever can be dismantled. “I asked my boss if he would give…


  • Message from Bertrand Russell

    to the International Conference of Parlimentarians Cairo, February 1970 The New York Times, February 23, 1970 “The tragedy of the people of Palestine is that their country was ‘given’ by a foreign power to another people for the creation of a new state. The result was that many hundreds of thousands of innocent people were…


  • Goodbye to Gaza

    But it is still Israel that can do most to improve the economic lot of the Palestinians: not only in Gaza, where it will continue to control the flow of people and goods across the border, but also in the West Bank, which despite the ceasefire remains under a harsh regime of closures and roadblocks.…


  • Meanwhile, Israel grabs the rest of Jerusalem

    Hind Khoury, The International Herald Tribune, AUGUST 11, 2005 JERUSALEM — After more than 38 years of its oppressive military occupation of the Gaza Strip, Israel will soon begin evacuating the few thousand settlers who have been denying freedom to more than a million Palestinians there. Israel has marketed the Gaza withdrawal as yet another…


  • No Peaceful Solution

    Despite his innocent appearance, Avi Shlaim knows that he is a sort of enemy of the people, and even enjoys it with refined British enjoyment. And now he has come to Israel, armed with his book, “The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World.” Meron Rapoport, Haaretz, Aug 11, 2005 After reading the 573 pages…


  • No Aid for Israel’s Gaza “Disengagement”

    August “Washington Wednesday” Action Alert Start Date: August 10, 2005 End Date: To be determined BACKGROUND Israel is scheduled to begin in mid-August a unilateral “disengagement” from the Palestinian Gaza Strip by evacuating its illegal settlements and military bases there.  Israeli officials announced in July that they will ask the United States to pay $2.2 billion…


  • J’accuse: Finkelstein and Dershowitz

    It’s a dispute that involves just about every emotive issue you can think of – Israel, Palestine, human rights, freedom of speech. Gary Younge dissects the academic battle that has gripped America Gary Younge, The Guardian, 10 August 2005 In his landmark book, Democracy in America, the 19th-century French intellectual Alexis de Tocqueville commented on…


  • Bigger Than AIPAC

    Robert Dreyfuss, MIFTAH, August 09, 2005 Important new details of the U.S.-Israeli espionage case involving Larry Franklin, the alleged Pentagon spy, two officials of the American- Israel Public Affairs Committee, and an intelligence official at the Embassy of Israel emerged last week. Two AIPAC officials-who have left the organization-were indicted along with Franklin on charges…


  • No Letup to the Occupation

    Will Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza free it from the burden of the occupation? The answer is yes and no. Aluf Benn, Haaretz, Aug 09, 2005 After it is all over – when the Jewish settlers from Gush Katif are luxuriating in their caravillas, when the Hamasniks have finished their victory parades and the Israel Defense…


  • Amira Hass: What Business Is It of Chirac?

    The Jordan Valley, the settlement blocs that continue to merge into each other, the monumental Jews-only roads, the demilitarized zone long since annexed to Israel, the area annexed to Jerusalem in 1967, the de facto annexations of the fence – these already cover most of the West Bank. Amira Hass, Haaretz, Aug 03, 2005 A…


  • The Jerusalem Powder Keg

    The International Crisis Group, REPORT No. 44 / MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA, 2 AUGUST 2005 While the world focuses on Gaza, the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations in fact may be playing itself out away from the spotlight, in Jerusalem. With recent steps, Israel is attempting to solidify its hold over a wide area in…


  • Amira Hass: Fooling the High Court of Justice and the Hague

    The legalistic deception of the Israeli Civil Administration: “It is all Israel” Amira Hass, Haaretz, 13 July 2005 Listen to the soldier in the field. He says what his commanders were trained to cover up and embellish. Listen to the red-headed soldier, who prevented residents of Qafin from passing through the gate in the separation…


  • Break the Silence’s Rachel Corrie Mural

    Thank you Madison/Rafah Sister City Project for your endorsement of the Rachel Corrie Mural Project: Break the Silence’s project in honor of Rachel Corrie, a US solidarity activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer while defending the Nasrallah home, and the many Palestinian families and activists who have lost their lives in the struggle against occupation…


  • Twilight Zone: They said they’d kill me

    Gideon Levy, Haaretz, July 10, 2005 Here he is – the survivor. His head and arms bandaged, his cheek gashed, his right ear deaf. In pain, weak, exhausted, scared, stunned, angry, bitter. Hilal Majaida, 18, from Muwasi. For eight years he hadn’t left that area, in the heart of the Gaza Strip. Now he’s trying…


  • The Shabak: “We are above the Law”

    Life under occupation Yael Barda, Occupation Magazine, July 7 2005 Yesterday I had a fascinating experience. Plucking my eyes out and placing them in the heart of the occupation. Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the public struggle against the Seperation Fence in the village of Bili’in, was summoned to the Shabak (the Israeli General Security…


  • The reflection in the mirror

    Two weeks later, I was at the Aaskar refugee camp, near Nablus. That day, the government decided to destroy a series of terrorists’ homes in order to “deter suicide bombers.” The officer in charge of explosives placed two anti-tank mines instead of half an explosive block. We knocked down a neighborhood instead of a room.…


  • Amira Hass: There’s a Settler in Every Israeli

    Amira Hass, Haaretz, July 6, 2005 The hunting season is at its height, and the settlers are the prey. They have become a target for criticism in the media to an extent whose like is hard to remember. They are criticized for sending their children to block roads, for hitting and cursing soldiers, for the…


  • Simon Wiesenthal Center Says United Church of Christ’s Resolution Is Immoral

    ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 4, 2005–A United Church of Christ (UCC) resolution demanding that Israel dismantle its anti-terrorism fence “is functionally antisemitic, which devalues the lives of the citizens of the Jewish state,” charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, of Los Angeles. “This immoral resolution, which cloaks itself in the language of…


  • United Church of Christ General Synod Resolution: Tear Down the Wall

    2005 United Church of Christ Synod Tear Down the Wall – Resolution of Witness Submitted by: Wider Church Ministries THEOLOGICAL RATIONALE For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. (Ephesians 2:14) A central tenet of…


  • They Broke the Public’s Heart

    For years, the news media ignored the injustices the settlers inflicted on their neighbors. Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Jul 03, 2005 The media is to blame: For months, it portrayed the story of the “great sacrifice” the evacuated settlers must make. For years, it ignored the injustices they inflicted on their neighbors and thus helped portray…


  • Another US church mulls divestment

    Sam Ser, THE JERUSALEM POST, July 1, 2005 The United Church of Christ is to consider divestment from Israel at its biennial General Synod assembly, which opens in Atlanta on Friday. A resolution submitted by UCC member churches in Hawaii suggests the church divest from American and Israeli companies “profiting from the perpetuation of violence…


  • Palestine: the economy of despair

    The West Bank city of Nablus is relatively calm at present. Anyone who can raise money, even by selling their jewellery, is investing in the stock market. They want to make enough for a one-way ticket out of Nablus. Benjamin Barthe, Le Monde diplomatique, July 2005 THE sun suits Nablus. It makes the stone buildings…


  • Professor says UC Press must publish Beyond Chutzpa

    Two emails from Beshara Doumani June 28, 2005 Dear Friends, I want to alert you to a disturbing development on the academic freedom front: It is possible that the University of California Press might not, after all, publish the long-awaited book by Norman Finkelstein, Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of…


  • Mustafa Barghouti: The liberation of the Israeli and Palestinian people

    Israel must understand that the liberation of the Israeli people depends on the liberation of the Palestinian people Occupation Magazine, June 28, 2005 Translated from Hebrew by Daniel Breslau Summary: Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a founder of the Palestinian Democratic Initiative, criticizes the Palestinian Authority, which he believes is not doing enough to preserve the public’s…


  • Pro-Israel Groups: Campuses Improving

    But “Never in the modern history of the Jewish state has there been more outspoken public opposition on elite college campuses to the basic principles and tenets of Israel” NATHANIEL POPPER, Forward, June 24, 2005 It has become common for many Jewish activists and Israeli leaders to claim that Israel’s standing among university students and…


  • Prisoners in Israeli Occupation Forces Prisons

    Dear all, I received disturbing news about prisoners in IOF prisons in Israel. 30-year-old, Salameh Muhammad Rashaydeh, from Bethlehem lost his sight during interrogation. Rashaydeh was being interrogated for alleged trade and smuggling of small arms, and told the guards and interrogators he could not see following long sessions of interrogation, which extended to 40…


  • Giving Chutzpah New Meaning

    Alan Dershowitz is on the defensive over his research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jon Wiener, The Nation, JUNE 23, 2005 What do you do when somebody wants to publish a book that says you’re completely wrong? If you’re Alan Dershowitz, the prominent Harvard law professor, and the book is Norman Finkelstein’s Beyond Chutzpah: On the…


  • Avi Shlaim: Withdrawal is a prelude to annexation

    US hypocrisy is not new but Condi Rice has taken it beyond chutzpah Avi Shlaim, The Guardian, 21 June 2005 Condoleezza Rice hailed the understanding between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the need to destroy the homes of the 8,000 Jewish settlers in Gaza as a historic step on the road to peace. This…


  • Avi Shlaim: Withdrawal is a prelude to annexation

    US hypocrisy is not new but Condi Rice has taken it beyond chutzpah The Guardian, 21 June 2005 Condoleezza Rice hailed the understanding between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the need to destroy the homes of the 8,000 Jewish settlers in Gaza as a historic step on the road to peace. This is a…


  • Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks a “Myth”

    Palestine Media Center (PMC), June 11, 2005 In a report titled “The Myth of Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks”, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education has refuted as “unfounded” the Israeli and US allegations that Palestinian textbooks incite hatred and violence, ahead of attempts by some US Congressmen to attach conditions to direct US…


  • Grandpa’s Battered Radio

    Ramzy Baroud, AntiWar.com, June 7, 2005 "Ramzy, I must admit it, it’s so hard being a Palestinian these days.” That’s how a friend of mine, a dedicated individual who is spending her days and years advocating justice for the Palestinian people, ended a distressing message to me a few months back. I recall her words…


  • June 24, 2005
    “Beyond Chutzpah: The Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History” by Dr. Norman Finkelstein

    Grainger Hall, University of Wisconsin 975 University Avenue Madison, WI 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Dr. Norman Finkelstein, Professor of Political Theory at DePaul University and author of Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict will present this keynote address at the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Upper Midwest Regional Organizing Conference. The…


  • June 13 – July 4, 2005
    Palestine-Israel Discussion Series

    First United Methodist Church Parlor 203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison Sunday mornings at 9:30 am This is a three-part discussion series on Palestine-Israel, and one on Iraq, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. Participants include Jennifer Loewenstein, founding member of MRSCP, George Shalabi, and MRSCP Advisory Committee member Cecil Findley. A theme text is from…


  • June 24 – 26, 2005
    U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Conference

    Upper Midwest Regional Organizing Conference Madison, WI Join the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project for a weekend conference to network, strategize, and build skills to end U.S. support for Israel’s military occupation. See the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for information on conferernce registration, agenda,…


  • June 25, 2005
    Rebuilding Homes in Rafah, Rebuilding Hope in Palestine

    Panel Discussion with Craig and Cindy Corrieand Khaled and Samah Nasrallah Saturday, June 25, 2005 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Crossing, 1127 University Ave., Madison, WI (corner of University and Charter) Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza…


  • Mezan Center is Key Partner in Palestine

    Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, May 9, 2005 Madison — The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) has enlisted the Mezan Center for Human Rights in Palestine as its key partner in maintaining peopleto-people relations with the citizens of Rafah in the Gaza Strip. The Mezan Center is a non-profit, non-partisan, transparent and accountable human rights organization…


  • Israeli Extremists Lose, as a New Generation of Palestinians Wins

    Mohammed Omer, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May/June 2005 THEY BREATHE the same air, drink the same water, are covered by the same blue sky, yet the extremists among the Israeli settlers in occupied Palestine live in a different universe from that of their Palestinian neighbors. Ariel Sharon, who originally championed the settler movement…


  • A Gift to Rafah

    How Madisonians helped create a respite from violence for Palestinian children Kathy Walsh, Isthmus, April 29, 2005 Children were everywhere. They were standing on rooftops, shooting marbles in the streets, playing “football” wherever there was bare ground, making their way to and from school. And always in the background there was machine-gun fire. This was…


  • Statewide Academic Union Calls for University of Wisconsin Israel Divestment

    Al-Awda, The Electronic Intifada, 27 April 2005 (Madison, WI- 04/27/05) – The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals (TAUWP) has adopted a resolution that calls on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to divest from companies that provide the Israeli Army with weapons, equipment, and supporting systems. TAUWP is a statewide local of the…


  • April 30, 2005
    Madison Community Seder

    St. Mark’s Lutheran Chapel 605 Spruce St., Madison 7:00 PM This season of Passover is observed with the Seder ceremony, which celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery. This year we will have the opportunity to participate in a Seder celebration that is open to people of all beliefs and supports two excellent…


  • University of Wisconsin Investments and Social Responsibility

    On Tuesday, April 12, 2005 the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA) of UW-Madison debated a resolution calling on the UW to divest from companies doing business with the Israeli military. Discussion of this issue had been tabled at the March general meeting when members voted to hold an additional information session on the divestment issue (held…


  • 1040-WAR

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  • Know When To Say “No”: A Call For Divestment From The Israeli Occupation

    Shamai Leibowitz, The Electronic Intifada, 24 March 2005 The assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has led to an explosion of “people power” in the streets of Beirut, in which hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens have called for an end to Syria’s occupation of their land. These calls have been celebrated and…


  • Inside scarred minds

    On his first visit to the Gaza Strip, Daniel Day-Lewis meets the Palestinian families living in the heart of the danger zone — and the psychologists who are counselling them Authors in the Frontline: Daniel Day-Lewis The Sunday Times Magazine, March 20, 2005 Mossa’ab, the interpreter, leads the way, carrying a white Médecins Sans Frontiéres…


  • Amira Hass: Using the Holocaust to Ward Off Criticism

    The pilgrimage to Jerusalem of so many European leaders shows that they are not deterred by the criticism of Israel – they are taking part in a media event that can only be interpreted as support for Israel, as it is today. Amira Hass, Haaretz, Mar 16, 2005 The crowd of world leaders visiting the…


  • An Israeli Refuser’s Message for Peace

    Ruth Conniff, The Progressive, March 7, 2005 On Saturday I sat with other members of the conservative synagogue in Madison, Wisconsin, listening to Yonatan Shapira, a pilot in the Israeli Air Force since 1991 before he was dismissed after refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories. It was a controversial event. Shapira calls the bombing…


  • April 10-11, 2005
    "Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision"

    A Partners for Peace presentation Sunday, April 10, 2005 — 4 pm Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 West Lacy Rd. Fitchburg Monday, April 11, 2005 — 7 pm First Unitarian Society Meeting House 900 University Bay Dr. Madison Sponsored by the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) , The Peace and Justice Committee of the…


  • Board of Regents must support divestment

    FAYYAD SBAIHAT, Badger Herald, Mar 3, 2005 The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has adopted a series of guidelines to regulate the $330 million UW trust fund. The trust and investment policies are meant to prevent the university’s money from being invested in companies whose business is deemed unethical or immoral. These policies…


  • March 6 – 20, 2005
    Silent Art Auction for Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem

    Madison, Wis — A silent auction of donated art work benefiting Augusta Victoria Hospital in Palestine will be on display March 6-20, 2005. The show opens Sunday, March 6, 2005 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Monona in Koinonia Place, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Initial viewing and bidding will take place at…


  • Divestment not for UW System

    JOSH MOSKOWITZ, Badger Herald, Feb 24, 2005 In just a few short weeks, the political climate in Israel has drastically changed. One needs to look no further for proof than by scrutinizing the actions of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president. Sharon recently released 500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli…


  • March 4-5, 2005
    Yonatan Shapira, Israeli Refusenik

    March 4, 6:00 PM, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society building, 2010 Whenona Drive, Madison. Potluck followed by a discussion with Shapira. Daycare will be available. March 5, 9:00 AM, Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street, Madison. Shapira will speak during services and stay for discussion after the Kiddush. March 5, 5:00 PM –…


  • Festival celebrates political filmmakers

    Gwen Evans, UW News, February 8, 2005 For filmmaker Saul Landau, who has interviewed the likes of Fidel Castro and Zapatista leaders in Chiapas, Mexico, the recent popularity of political documentaries must give him cheer. With more than 40 films to his credit, he has been putting a focus on human rights and social and…


  • FEBRUARY 25, 2005
    “Voices, Images and Hearts”

    Barrymore Theatre 2090 Atwood Avenue Madison 5:00-9:30 pm Celebrating Solidarity from Latin America to the Middle East An Evening of Solidarity Films and Food– Featuring Saul and Greg Landau, Special Guest renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and Evening DJ by rapper “The Iron Sheik”. Part of the sixth annual Cinefest. This event is a benefit for…


  • Rafah Delegation – Jan 2005


  • January 26, 2005
    Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land at Edgewood

    U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall Edgewood College, Madison 7:00 – 9:30 pm Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land This pivotal video exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites–working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies–exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Middle East conflict. Combining…