human rights

  • July 21, 2024
    Ride for Palestine


  • March 25, 2024
    Film Israelism: Screening and Discussion

    Madison Central Library, Room 301 6-9 pm When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern…


  • Israel’s Measures intended to Prevent Births within Gaza Strip

    PCHR, March 9, 2024 On Saturday, 9 March 2024, The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a new report titled, “Israel’s measures Intended to Prevent Births within Gaza Strip.” The report sheds light on Israel’s commission of one of the genocidal acts that is preventing births within a group. The report lays out the…


  • March 15-20, 2024
    Madison Premier of Film Bad River

    From 350 Wisconsin: Since long before 1953, when Line 5 was constructed without the consent of Tribal Nations in its path, the Bad River Band has been fighting for their rights, culture, land, water, sovereignty, and so much more. This is a battle that we at 350 Wisconsin continue to witness every day, led by…


  • Israel must end its occupation of Palestine to stop apartheid and human rights violations

     February 19, 2024 DONATE NOW Palestinians riding on a cart are refected on a mirror in the shape of the map of Palestine in Rafah, on the southern Gaza Strip on February 7, 2024 amid ongoing battles between Israel and the militant Hamas group. ©MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images Israel must end its brutal occupation…


  • February 15, 2024
    Dane County Board Resolutions

    Update February 15, 2024 The substitute Resolution 314 (Miles) on Antisemitism and Resolution 321 on Islamophobia passed unanimously. Resolution 333 Calling for a Ceasefire in Gaza passed with Jeff Weigand voting no and Dave Ripp abstaining. From Kierstin Huelsemann, Dane County Board of Supervisors District 27: February 9, 2024 Hello. I am reaching out in…


  • Islamophobia Will Poison This Country

    The U.S. media is once again presenting the vicious dehumanizing caricatures that make it easier to oppress and wage war on people. Alex Skopic and Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs, 07 February 2024 This article was adapted from an item in the Current Affairs Biweekly News Briefing. Subscribe today! One of the most disturbing things…


  • ESCALATING OPPRESSION

    📷ESCALATING OPPRESSION: Massive arrest campaigns…Extrajudicial killings..Enforced Disappearances 📷 Full report:📷 https://t.co/brru6QXXwf pic.twitter.com/gKET8x9f9i — Addameer – الضمير (@Addameer) February 1, 2024 FULL REPORT FROM ADDAMEER


  • January 22, 2024
    Lights Up for Palestine! Campus Drive



  • January 13, 2024
    Webinar: What Would MLK Do?

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  • Simone Zimmerman and Israelism with Mehdi Hasan

    Rent Israelism through Jan 1, 2024: https://bit.ly/rentisraelism About the film When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational…


  • Update: Mural at Mother Fools on Willy Street is Now a Poster

    by Erika Rosales More Mother Fools coffee shop, Willy Street, Madison  


  • December 8 – 11, 2023
    Film Israelism Worldwide Rental

    Israelism Hosted by Tikkun Olam Productions On-demand Dec 8, 1:00 AM EST – Dec 11, 1:00 AM EST $5 for a 24 hour rental Get Tickets Now available to rent WORLDWIDE for the first time, for a limited time, only through Sunday, December 10th. After the film, watch Q&As with our film’s directors and main…


  • TAA Statement on Palestine: “A Call for Palestinian Liberation”

    TAA UW-MADISON, NOVEMBER 22, 2023   The following statement was written and approved by the general membership of the TAA on November 15th, 2023. A Call for Palestinian liberation WHEREAS The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA; AFT [American Federation of Teachers] Local 3220) recognizes that the Zionist Israeli state is a reactionary tool of Western imperialism,…


  • December 4, 2023
    Dreams and Displacement in Afghanistan

    Information and Registration 4 -5 pm Join investigative reporter and Pulitzer Center grantee May Jeong for a discussion of her experiences reporting from Afghanistan. In preparation for this talk, attendees are encouraged to watch Afghan Dreamers, a documentary about an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan and their fate as the Taliban came to power. The…


  • Debunking The Myth That Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitic

    This article was first published in 2019 Photo: Gili Getz   Peter Beinart, The Forward, February 27, 2019 It’s a bewildering and alarming time to be a Jew, both because anti-Semitism is rising and because so many politicians are responding to it not by protecting Jews but by victimizing Palestinians. On February 16, members of…


  • Foregrounding the political and decolonization after October 7

    October 7 reminds us that resistance to settler colonialism is ever-present. The only way forward is decolonization, and that requires a political solution. JEFF HALPER, MONDOWEISS, OCTOBER 20, 2023   PALESTINIANS TAKE CONTROL OF AN ISRAELI TANK AFTER CROSSING THE BORDER FENCE WITH ISRAEL FROM KHAN YUNIS IN THE SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP ON OCTOBER 7,…


  • Podcast with Jeff Halper & Huwaida Arraf censored

    J.G. Michael, Producer and Host of Parallax Views, reports that his recent podcast with Jeff & Huwaida has been flagged as “spam” and “hatespeech” on FaceBook.  Michael says, “Both of you called for a one, democratic state solution. Nothing hateful. Neither of you made for expulsion of Jewish people from that land, but rather a call…


  • Palestine olive oil harvest celebration transforms into a demonstration of solidarity

    Zach Orlowsky, Oct 15, 2023  The Madison-Rafah City Project and Palestine Partners hosted Stand With Palestine, an event and vigil in solidarity of Palestinian civilians, at Tenney Park on Sunday. MADISON (WKOW) — The Madison-Rafah City Project and Palestine Partners hostedStand With Palestine, an event and vigil in solidarity of Palestinian civilians, at Tenney Park…


  • People gather at Madison’s Tenney Park in support of Palestine

    Shaina Nijhawan, WMTV NBC 15, Oct. 15, 2023 MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Those in support of Palestine packed Tenney Park’s shelter Sunday to mourn the loss of life, donate to relief efforts, and discuss the ongoing war. Many who attended Sunday’s ‘Stand with Palestine” rally believe Israel and Palestine will eventually achieve solidarity. “I don’t…


  • Spectrum News: Madison’s Olive Harvest filled with somber cel­e­bra­tions

    Palestinians share their culture with Olive Harvest attendees (Spectrum News 1/Megan Marshall)   RHONDA FOXX, OCT. 16, 2023 MADISON, Wis. — Every October, Palestinians celebrate the Olive Harvest. Olives are a major source of income for Palestinians, and the region is known for producing some of the finest olives in the world. What You Need To Know…


  • October 4, 2023
    Crossing Borders: The Search for Dignity in Palestine

    Mystery to Me Bookstore 1863 Monroe St, Madison 6:00 – 7:30 pm Christa Bruhn will be reading from her recently released memoir Crossing Borders: The Search for Dignity in Palestine. About the book In her debut memoir Christa’s journey of curiosity beginning in Jerusalem and Gaza while studying abroad in her father’s homeland of Germany…


  • Upcoming Events: August 29 — October 16, 2023

    Tuesday, August 29, 7 pm CT Reparations and the Palestinian Right of Return as Teshuvah (Repentence) for the Nakba: An online talk by Peter Beinart Organizers suggest you may want to read this article by Beinart in Jewish Currents before the talk. Details and registration here. Part of a series sponsored by Reconstructionists Expanding the…


  • Will this band play on the ruins of a Palestinian village?

    Jewish Voice for Peace August 9 at 2:07 PM ·   Art by @/majdalrafie on Instagram   On August 29, Imagine Dragons is scheduled to perform in apartheid Israel. The venue the band is set to play at stands on the ethnically cleansed Palestinian village of Jarisha. Jarisha was once a vibrant Palestinian community. After…


  • Leading liberal Zionist voices call for ending U.S. aid to Israel

    A New York Times Op-Ed featuring liberal Zionist leaders calls to end military aid to Israel as the country passes a law gutting its judiciary. This is the moment people working to end U.S. aid to Israel have been waiting for. BY MITCHELL PLITNICK, MONDOWEISS, JULY 24, 2023 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter DANIEL…


  • Israel does not have a right to self-defense for its occupation

    Israel’s “right to defend itself” is invoked constantly by its supporters, but international law says Israel cannot simultaneously occupy Palestinian land and attack it as a “foreign” threat, or treat those resisting as enemy combatants. AN ISRAELI SOLDIER AIMS AT PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE EXPANSION OF JEWISH SETTLEMENTS, ON JUNE 16, 2023,…


  • Video of Apartheid-Free Webinar

    Allison Tanner, American Friends Service Committee I am happy to share with you the recording of our June 6 webinar and the press release for our campaign. I encourage you to keep sharing these with others! Also, check out our website apartheid-free.org to find the pledge, ways to take action, educational resources, our FAQ, downloadable…


  • Israel’s protest leaders give the anti-occupation bloc the cold shoulder

    A protest marking the occupation’s 56th year was rejected by mainstream organizers, showing how messages about Palestinians are still being silenced. ​Demonstration by the anti-occupation​ bloc of Israel’s anti-government protests, marking 56 years since the start of the military occupation, on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, June 3, 2023. (Oren Ziv) Oren Ziv, +972 Magazine,…


  • Actions for May 15: Marking 75 years of Nakba

    As salaamu alaykum — On this Faith & Action Friday, my heart is heavy as we approach Nakba Day.  The Nakba, or “catastrophe” in Arabic, is what Palestinians call the violent displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land. May 15 marks 75 years of loss. But the Nakba isn’t just a past…


  • Palestine Partners Returns to Madison Night Market

    Thursday, May 11 500 Block State Street, Madison 5-9 pm Just in time for Mother’s Day! Come and shop for hand made jewelry, hand embroidered purses, leather bags and and wallets, embroidered shawls, Hirbawi kuffiyas, and textiles from Women in Hebron Fair Trade Cooperative. Details and location


  • Jewish doctor denied payment for refusing Israel pledge

    Dr. Steve Feldman, pictured on a trip to the West Bank. Feldman was denied payment from the state of Arkansas for refusing to sign a pledge promising not to boycott Israel. (Courtesy of Steve Feldman) ANDREW LAPIN, JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY, MAY 3, 2023 Dr. Steve Feldman, a dermatologist, delivered a Zoom lecture to University of…


  • Khader Adnan’s Death

    A Wake-Up Call for the World’s Conscience May 2, 2023 This morning, Palestinian leader Khader Adnan died in an Israeli dungeon after 86 days of hunger strike, protesting his unjust detention by the Israeli government without charge or trial. He left behind a wife and nine children. A medic from Physicians for Human Rights Israel…


  • May Day Milwaukee: A Day Without Latinx and Immigrants

    MONDAY, MAY 1ST IN MILWAUKEE AT 11:00 AM Background May 1st has long been recognized as a day of solidarity and action around immigrant rights. This year, our partners at Voces de la Frontera are hosting their annual May 1st action, strike, and mass march: “May Day: A Day Without Latinx and Immigrants.” Together, we…


  • May 25, 2023
    Dr. Don Wagner on Palestinian Rights

    Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe 1301 Regent Street, Madison 7 – 9 pm Join us for an intimate interview and book talk about Dr. Wagner’s latest memoir, which details his personal, political, and religious journey from Evangelical Christian faith and conservative politics to solidarity with the poor and advocacy for anti-war, anti-racism, and Palestinian rights. Desserts…


  • May 15, 2023
    Mandela Nakba Day Tour – Milwaukee

    NEW: MRSCP is partnering with Building Unity on a “Care-avan” carpool to this event from Madison and Janesville; if you would like to offer a ride or are in need of a ride, please click here then scroll down and fill out the form at the bottom to RSVP and get updated information  U.S. Palestinian Community Network…


  • Sierra Club: Stop Supporting Environmental Racism

    Adalah Justice Project Why are we asking you to write to the Sierra Club Board candidates? In March 2023, the Sierra Club sponsored a “nature outing” to Israel that willfully ignored ongoing Israeli settler colonialism, Israel’s illegal military occupation, and its brutal siege on Gaza.  Although the Sierra Club canceled a similar trip last year…


  • #StopArmingIsrael

    Tax Day Action Kit Invite your neighbors to question how the U.S. government uses our tax dollars to fund Israeli violence—and imagine what could happen if those funds powered the future of our local communities instead.  


  • Israelis, welcome to BDS

    Though not named as such, BDS tactics have been central to Israel’s anti-government protests. And the hypocrisy is not lost on Palestinians. Israeli protesters clash with police on horseback while blocking Ayalon Highway during an anti-government demonstration, March 16, 2023. (Oren Ziv)   Amjad Iraqi, +972 Magazine, March 19, 2023 This article originally appeared in…


  • 20 years later: Remembering Rachel Corrie

    WORT 89.9FM Madison 2023-03-17 WORT 89.9FM Madison · 20 years later: Remembering Rachel Corrie Twenty years ago today, on March 16, 2003, word came to us that our daughter Rachel had been killed in Gaza. She had been run over by an Israeli military-operated and U.S. made and funded Caterpillar D9R bulldozer, as she stood…


  • Film Boycott Now Available to Stream

    Watch Trailer More information from Just Vision  


  • March 1st Yemen Day of Action:
    Congress Must End the Yemen War

    The death toll from the war in Yemen1 has reached nearly 400,000 and, despite diplomatic progress, 2022 was one of the deadliest years since the beginning of the conflict eight years ago. While President Biden’s February 2021 announcement2 that “we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen including relevant…


  • The illusion of Israeli democracy has been shattered

    Palestinians have been excluded from recent Israeli demonstrations. (Ilia Yefimovich, APA images) Haim Bresheeth-Žabner, The Electronic Intifada, 20 February 2023 People across the world have watched the thousands of Israelis demonstrating against their government with at least some bemusement. After 75 years of Israel denying its own agency in the terrible catastrophe it has inflicted…


  • What’s Behind the Calls for “Democracy” in Israel?

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the last few weeks to rally against the Israeli government’s plans for so-called judicial reform. In Jerusalem on February 20, 2023, Israelis protest outside Israel’s parliament against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government to overhaul the judicial system. (Ohad Zwigenberg / AP…


  • You Can’t Save Democracy in a Jewish State

    Protesters in Tel Aviv hold placards that say “Israeli students fighting for democracy” and “Without democracy there is no academy.” (Jack Guez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) Peter Beinart, New York Times, Feb. 19, 2023 The warnings come every day: Israeli democracy is in danger. Since Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government announced plans to undermine the independence…


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  • Kuffiyeh Contingent at the National March on Madison

    Show your support for Palestinian women during the January 22 National Women’s March in Madison! Join the Kuffiyeh Contingent and stand with us in the State Capitol Rotunda. Madison Rafah Sister City Project plans to be in the Rotunda of the State Capitol near the State Street entrance at 1:00 pm. Wear your Kuffiyeh (we’ll…


  • Join the Kuffiya Contingent at the National March on Madison

    January 22, 2023 Rally on Library Mall 12:00-12:45 March to the Capitol Building 1:00-1:45 Speakout at the Capitol 1:45-4:00 Show your support for Palestinian women during the January 22 National Womens March in Madison! Join the Kuffiya Contingent and walk with us as the March moves to the Capitol. Madison Rafah Sister City Project will…


  • Rights Advocates Alarmed Over Israel’s New ‘Fascist, Racist, and Settler’ Government

    “The occupation and apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territories have made Jewish supremacy the de facto law of the land and the new government seeks to adopt this into their official policy” Israelis carry banners and flags as they gather in front of the the Knesset to protest Israel’s new far-right government in Jerusalem on…


  • “International pressure is crucial to ending Israel’s rule over Palestinians”

    Credit…Illustration by Rebecca Chew/The New York Times; photograph by Dan Balilty for The New York Times Re “The Ideal of Democracy in Israel Is in Jeopardy” (editorial, Dec. 18): As the editor of a progressive Jewish magazine that closely covers Israel and Palestine, I was deeply dismayed by the editorial. Though the editorial is critical…


  • Department of Education to investigate Berkeley Law School

    Complaint from Israeli lawfare group prompts investigation over student group challenging Zionism MICHAEL ARRIA, MONDOWEISS, DECEMBER 16, 2022 Members of UC Berkeley’s Students for Justice in Palestine on Sproul Plaza. (Photo: UC Berkeley SJP/Al Shabaka) The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has announced that it’s launched a probe into the University of California’s…


  • How the Israeli government will turn its Jewish critics into dissidents

    The transformation of Israeli leftists into dissidents is a reminder that no one is safe from the attempts to turn the ‘wrong kind’ of Jews into enemies. Edo Konrad, +972 Magazine, December 16, 2022 Israeli activists hold a protest in Tel Aviv against Israeli military rule over Palestinians in the West Bank, September 23, 2021.…


  • Israel has deported Palestinian lawyer to France

    Move constitutes a war crime Medjool, 2022-12-18 Ramallah, 18 December 2022 Today, Sunday, 18 December, the Israeli settler-colonial authorities are unlawfully deporting French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hammouri from his hometown, Jerusalem, to France for “breach of allegiance” to the occupying state. Such a move constitutes a war crime under international humanitarian law of forcible…


  • Zoom: Playing With Fire — Jerusalem and the Incoming Israeli Government

    Zoom 11:30 am Central Alarming developments in coalition agreements and promised ministerial appointments following the Israeli elections in November have left many of us rightfully worried about the future of Israeli democracy and human rights in the region. The incoming government, comprised of far-right extremist and Jewish supremacist politicians, is shaping up to give their…


  • I’d like to you to meet Mahmoud and Emily, a Palestinian and foreigner couple who are thinking about taking the next big step in their relationship together. Watch “Love Under Occupation,” a 2-minute short film by Mondoweiss. WATCH THE FILM No relationships were harmed in the making of this video. But they will be soon.…


  • Morocco celebrates with Palestinian flag after historic World Cup victory

    Morocco becomes first Arab nation to make it to the last eight of international soccer tournament Morocco’s players celebrate with a Palestinian flag at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022.…


  • The Mask Is Off

    The newly elected Netanyahu government will include bigoted, intolerant, and violence-advocating ministers Dr. James J. Zogby, Arab American Institute, December 5, 2022 Since its founding, Political Zionism has had two distinct and contradictory personas. One portrayed it as a national liberation movement that was liberal, democratic, tolerant, and inclusive. This was the face its adherents…


  • December 11, 2022
    Film: Come and See; Go and Tell

    Online Film & Panel Discussion 2:00 pm Central So many people travel, take tours, and make pilgrimages to the “Holy Land” each year. What are the ethical, political, and personal implications of a journey to holy sites surrounded by 30-foot-high concrete walls, where soldiers patrol the streets and residents live under military occupation? Three recent,…


  • December 6, 2022
    Palestine Solidarity Walk and Film Night at UW

    Walk: 4:30 pm, meet at the Memorial Union; bring Palestinian flags, wear your kuffiyehs and the red, white, black and green colors of Palestine. Film Night: 6:30 pm in Grainger Hall, Room TBD. Free and Open to the public; sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-UW Madison. Updated information here


  • November 29, 2022
    Palestinian Solidarity Walk

    More at Students for Justice in Palestine UW-Madison


  • Love Football. Hate Apartheid.

    The men’s World Cup starts in just a few days.  The world will turn its attention to the largest sporting event on the planet.  Major sporting events, organized by corrupt sports governing bodies and fed with dirty sponsorship money, are often used in an attempt to mask human rights abuses or push through unpopular policies.…


  • Tell Marvel Studios: No Israeli Apartheid Superheroes

    As salaamu alaykum,  Marvel Studios is out of touch. They’ve announced a new film featuring an Israeli Mossad agent named Sabra. Mossad agents are notorious for carrying out targeted assassinations of Palestinian leaders. They should not be held up as heroes — even in the fantasy world of Marvel.¹ Tell Marvel Studios to do the…


  • ACTION ALERT: The Israeli army closes Youth Against Settlements Community Center

    Dear Friends, The Israeli army showed up and closed our community center! The house belongs to Human Rights Defender Issa Amro, who is now left alone and isolated while under threat from the nearby Israeli settlement and army base. Tell the U.S. State Department to act now! While Americans were celebrating Halloween, Israeli soldiers enforced…


  • Mazin Qumsiyeh: Palestine Is a Climate Justice Issue

    Nov 9, 2022 12 PM Central Zoom Registration Join us to learn the environmental reality in Israel/Palestine today, what is being done by the land’s indigenous protectors. and what we can do to support their efforts. We are honored to have one of Palestine’s leading voices on Palestinian activism and resistance, Mazin Qumsiyeh, an authority…


  • “You Can Be the Last Leaf” by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat

    Maya Abu Al-Hayyat directs the Palestine Writing Workshop on the West Bank. She’ll read poems & be in conversation with poet Deema Shehabi. A Virtual Book Celebration! October 29, 2022, 1 PM CT Benefit for the Palestine Writing Workshop, Tickets $10 RSVP and share! Maya Abu Al-Hayyat is a Palestinian writer, storyteller, and mother based…


  • This is no “terrorist wave,”
    it is an uprising

    Gush Shalom, October 18, 2022 The State of Israel is going to general elections, but in the election campaigns there is virtually no mention of the main, existential problem facing all who live in this country. The West Bank is on fire, as are the neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. This is not “a wave of…


  • Rising up against Israel’s repression

    Today across Palestine, we’re witnessing the Palestinian people rise up united once again. It is a moment in which our people declare we will not die quietly at the hands of Israel’s massive violence, but we will resist, and keep resisting, until Palestine is free. Palestinian people on the ground are on a general strike today. The youth…


  • Our right to boycott is headed to the Supreme Court

    Just Vision, 10/20/22 Moments ago, the ACLU petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case of national significance on the right to boycott. It’s a case with massive implications for First Amendment rights.   As you know, we’re tracking the spread of anti-boycott legislation sweeping state houses in the United States – and with great…


  • All About the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of Antisemitism

    Eyewitness Palestine, 17 October 2022 It’s been a busy past few months for us at Eyewitness Palestine, but an important part of this work is keeping our ears to the ground when it comes to the pressing issues that we want to ensure we give our base as many resources on as possible. With that…


  • No Government Has the Right to Pass Such Laws

    Dr. James J. Zogby, Arab American Institute, October 17, 2022 During the past month Israel has held 800 Palestinians under administrative detention orders, expelled several Palestinians from East Jerusalem, seized more Arab-owned land from areas around Hebron and in the Jordan Valley turning much of it over to settlers, and instituted a lockdown of many…


  • October 14-23 Global Week of Action

    We, the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), call upon all supporters of the Palestinian struggle to join us on October 14th – 23rd for a week of action in support of Palestinian political prisoners and their fight for freedom and dignity. pic.twitter.com/tyMlugEuQu — Palestinian Youth Movement (@palyouthmvmt) October 11, 2022 Palestinian Youth Movement, Oct 11, 2022…


  • World class lineup at this year’s Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival

    David Luhrssen, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, Oct 14, 2022 The 2022 Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 through Oct. 23 at the Oriental Theater located at 2230 N. Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI. The Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival is committed to screening thought provoking films about timely, relevant topics to generate meaningful discussion about Muslims.…


  • Intersectional Palestine: Linking Liberation Struggles

    Voices for Justice in Palestine (VJP), October 13, 2022 Please join us October 24th (6 pm CT) on the UNC Campus for a night of discussion with Dr. Noura Erakat, Dr. Khury Petersen-Smith and others! If you are not able to attend in person, please join us on zoom. The password to join is: pal1948…


  • Israeli soldiers arrest Hafez Huraini of Masafer Yatta

    BREAKING: Hafez Huraini, 52, was arrested by Israeli soldiers after he was brutally attacked by settlers who broke his arm and disabled his ambulance in the village of Tuwani. He is still detained. Hafez is the father of Sami Huraini, a Palestinian law student and coordinator of Youth of Sumud, activists from the At-Tuwani area…


  • Lina Abu Akleh at Rebuilding Alliance Benefit on Sep. 10th

    Please join us — in person or online — for a special evening. I am honored to tell you that Lina Abu Akleh, niece of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, will be the Keynote speaker at Palestine: Hope and Resilience. Joining her in person are Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, who will…


  • President Biden: Stop Israeli Government’s Attacks on Palestinian Civil Society

    (Final version, emphasis added) Dear colleagues and comrades, Thank you so much for signing on to our global open letter calling on the Biden administration to take immediate action in response to Israel’s escalated attack on Palestinian civil society. The letter was signed by over 290 social justice, civil rights, human rights, and faith-based organizations, as…


  • YWCA Madison’s Racial Justice Summit

    Madison365 staff, Sep 1, 2022 The YWCA Madison’s Racial Justice Summit will take place Sept. 28-30. Organizers are inviting the community to practice “Weaving Our Pasts, Present and Emergent Futures for Racial Justice and Co-Liberation.” For this 21st annual Summit, YWCA Madison is collaborating with local and national practitioners, educators, artists, authors, and advocates to…


  • Victory for Khalil

    182-day Palestinian hunger striker to be released madison4pali on Instagram Yesterday, we planned to hold a demonstration to #FreeKhalil, the 182-day Palestinian hunger-striker protesting his evidence-free incarceration — but then we learned that Khalil suspended his hunger strike in exchange for an October 2 release, so we canceled our demonstration and instead a handful of…


  • Rally for Google and Amazon workers against Israeli military

    🚨ACTION ALERT🚨 Next Thursday, September 8th at 5pm at the Seattle Google campus (1000 Mercer Street Google office) join us as we stand in solidarity with Amazon and Google tech workers nationally, as they fight to end their companies contract with the Zionist Israeli military. pic.twitter.com/YLi7R96e6d — Falastiniyat Seattle (@falastiniyat) September 1, 2022


  • Khalil Awawdeh Announces End to Hunger Strike

    The Palestinian hunger striker, whose images shocked the world amid his more than 170-day strike, has ended his strike after striking a deal to be released Palestinian administrative prisoner Khalil Awawdeh, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 170 days with a two week pause, is seen at Assaf Harofeh hospital in…


  • Israel’s top court rejects 2nd petition to release Awawdeh

    A video showing Khalil Awawdeh and the toll his detention has taken on his body was shared on Monday, where he urged the world to stop Israel from detaining Palestinians without charge. Awawdeh was detained on 27 December last year near Hebron in the southern West Bank [Getty] New Arab Staff, 30 August, 2022 The…


  • Khalil Awawdeh’s time is running out

    Palestinian detainee Khalil Awawdeh Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, 30 Aug 2022 Geneva – Palestinian administrative detainee Khalil Awawdeh is suffering from an acute case of dyspnea and severe problems in all his vitals due to his continued hunger strike. His time is rapidly running out, Euro-Med Monitor said in a statement. Awawdeh's health condition has…


  • Photos of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike raise concerns

    A protest in solidarity with Khalil Awawdeh, a Palestinian prisoner who is on hunger strike, 1 August 2022 [Mahmoud Nasser/ApaImages] Middle East Monitor, August 29, 2022 Photos of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh, who has been held in Israeli administrative detention without charges, went viral on social media yesterday, raising concerns about the deterioration of…


  • Has the Fight Against Antisemitism Lost Its Way?

    In a terrible irony, the campaign against “anti-semitism” has become a threat to freedom Peter Beinart, New York Times, August 26, 2022 Over the past 18 months, America’s most prominent Jewish organizations have done something extraordinary. They have accused the world’s leading human rights organizations of promoting hatred of Jews. Last April, after Human Rights…


  • President Biden: Stop Israeli Government’s Attacks on Palestinian Civil Society

    The Honorable Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write because your administration’s consistently tepid and yielding response to the Israeli government’s escalating attacks against prominent Palestinian human rights and civil society groups over the past 10 months has put the safety and well-being of Palestinian…


  • 100 Days and Counting: Justice for Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

    Rep. Carson Announces Justice For Shireen Act Jul 28, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Congressman André Carson (IN-07), spoke today at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol announcing his Justice For Shireen Act, where he was joined by the family members of slain American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. Congressman Carson made the following statement: “I…


  • Mark Pocan: US should condemn this action

    I’m with the nine countries in the EU on this. The US should condemn this action as well. They have not proven anything but the fact they can stifle free speech. And that can have risky side effects making conditions less safe for everyone in Israel and Palestine. https://t.co/sB99dNZuYq — Mark Pocan (@MarkPocan) August 20,…


  • Palestinian Rights Organizations Raided & Shut Down

    American Friends Service Committee, August 18, 2022 Stand with Palestinian human rights defenders Early this morning, Israeli soldiers raided the offices of Palestinian human rights and civil society groups in Ramallah — shutting them down. The targeted organizations are Defense for Children International – Palestine, Al-Haq, Addameer, Bisan, the Union of Agricultural Working Committees, and…


  • Democracies don’t raid human rights offices

    Democracies don’t raid human rights offices in the middle of the night. pic.twitter.com/kJZSVCl1Tx — IfNotNow🔥 (@IfNotNowOrg) August 18, 2022


  • Breaking: Six Palestinian NGOs raided & closed

    Just Vision, August 18, 2022 Early this morning, Israeli army forces raided the offices of six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations in Ramallah. Soldiers confiscated files and equipment, welded doors shut and posted military orders declaring the offices closed. These raids are a dangerous escalation in the government’s campaign against the civil…


  • “Cancel the F-35”: Organizations Sign Letter to President & Congress

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  • If Not Now Says “#DropAIPAC”

    Join the Movement of Jews, Orgs, and Politicians Pledging to #DropAIPAC AIPAC endorsed 109 insurrectionist Republicans and spent $25 million to defeat candidates supporting Palestinian rights and progressive causes. Their actions this year aid the right-wing movement threatening our planet and democracy, and should have no place in our community or our politics. AIPAC claims…


  • Senators Call for Report on Shireen Abu Akleh

    “The United States must ensure an independent, credible, and transparent investigation into the shooting death of American citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.”


  • Free Ahmad Manasra: Demand his immediate release

    For the past seven years, since he was only 13, Ahmad Manasra has been imprisoned by Israel, where Israeli authorities have abused him, tortured him, and are now holding him under solitary confinement. The Israeli Prison Authorities have postponed the court hearing for his solitary confinement for the third time, to Tuesday, August 16. The…


  • Mid-August Virtual Advocacy Summit: Accountability Matters

    Dear Friend, We hope you are making plans to join us in mid-August at our virtual Advocacy Summit: Accountability Matters. This summit is in three parts and during the first on August 9th you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Ali Awad, an activist and journalist from the village of Tuba in Masafer Yatta: Ali…


  • ACLU Challenges Cancellation of Palestine Mural

    A mural that was conceived and painted by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and Art Forces. The mural was censored by the SFPL and the ACLU claims there are First Amendment concerns with the censorship. Courtesy Megan Wilson/Clarion Alley Mural Project Sarah Wright, The San Francisco Standard, July 14, 2022 A new letter…


  • Joe Biden does Not speak for us on Palestine!

    Madison activists gathered July 16 on the Campus Drive Overpass to show support for Palestine following Biden’s visit there. Biden declared himself a Zionist during his visit, and Israeli warplanes bombed several sites in Gaza on July 15.


  • No Path to Justice

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  • Biden Affirms Support for Apartheid, Throws Palestinians Under the Bus

    The US will never be on the right side of history, so long as it supports Israeli apartheid President Biden’s visit to Israel and Palestine has been predictably disappointing, offering unconditional support for the apartheid state of Israel and absolutely nothing for its victims, the Palestinian people, who have been languishing under brutal Israeli occupation…


  • Tell Secretary Mayorkas Israel is Not Eligible for the Visa Waiver Program

    The United States cannot grant them a free pass Dear Friend, Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action) firmly stands against Israel’s entry into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  TAKE ACTION: Tell Secretary Mayorkas NOT to admit Israel to the Visa Waiver Program The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it will begin the…