Tag: Israel Lobby

  • Weekly Briefing: Biden ‘quietly’ gives massive bombs to Israel

    Even as establishment voices say “Stop the genocide” The Biden administration “quietly” approved a new transfer of more massive bombs to Israel even as the establishment continues to turn against Israel. PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS, MARCH 31, 2024 GALLUP POLL PUBLISHED MARCH 27 SHOWS THAT AMERICAN DEMOCRATS’ SUPPORT FOR ISRAELI ACTIONS IS PLUMMETING OVER THREE MONTHS.…


  • US Dept of Education could stifle criticism of Israel at UW-Madison

    ARVIND DILAWAR, TONE MADISON, MARCH 25, 2024 Activists hold a die-in to protest Israel’s genocide in Gaza. Photo by Tsela Barr. A “conservative watchdog” with no ties to campus triggered an investigation over protests of genocide in Gaza. On January 29, the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation into allegations…


  • Israel Has Formed a Task Force to Carry Out Covert Campaigns at US Universities

    A major Israeli news site says Israel’s foreign affairs and diaspora affairs ministries are behind the operation. William I. Robinson, TRUTHOUT, March 23, 2024 Demonstrators march in solidarity with two Columbia University student groups which were recently banned from campus for their support of Palestine, on November 15, 2023, outside of Columbia University in New…


  • 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…


  • Jonathan Glazer’s Brave Oscar Speech Represents the Best of Judaism

    DAVE ZIRIN, THE NATION, MARCH 11, 2024 Instead of confronting what the director of The Zone of Interestactually said, Zionists distorted his lines. Jonathan Glazer accepts the Best International Feature Film award for The Zone of Interestat the 96th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10. (Rich Polk / Variety…


  • Forcing #StopArmingIsrael onto Politicians’ Agenda

    As a Palestinian American, I witness a new horror that Israel commits against my people, with my tax dollars, livestreamed online every day. The only choice for all of us who live here in the belly of the beast—in the U.S. colonial empire that was built on the genocide of Indigenous peoples—is to resist. We…


  • 21 Years Later Gaza Crushed With Our Tax Dollars

    From Craig Corrie – 21 Years Later Gaza Crushed With Our Tax Dollars On March 16, 2003, our daughter Rachel Corrie was killed as she stood to protect the home of a Palestinian family in Rafah in Gaza. Rachel was crushed to death by the Israeli military under a militarized, Caterpillar, Inc. D9R bulldozer, supplied…


  • Tell Pocan No More Military Aid to Israel

    CALL Pocan’s offices and insist on a pledge not to vote for any further military aid. He’s still not done that. Here is the link to the Democratic discharge petition. Pocan in Madison (608) 258-9800 Pocan in DC (202) 225-2906 Right now, the Israeli military is preparing to invade Rafah, where over 1.7 million Palestinians are sheltering…


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  • Biden Aid Airdrops to Gaza are Too Little Too Late

    U.S. Must Change Course   This week, after witnessing the Flour Massacre in which over 100 Palestinians were killed at the site of a food aid shipment and over 750 more starving Palestinians were injured, the Biden Administration has announced its intention to conduct air drops of humanitarian aid to Gaza. This act is too…


  • 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…


  • NETANYAHU’S WAR ON TRUTH

    Israel’s Ruthless Propaganda Campaign to Dehumanize Palestinians Israeli soldiers detain blindfolded Palestinian men in a military truck in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 19, 2023. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept, February 7, 2024 TWO WEEKS BEFORE Hamas commandos led a series of raids into Israel on October 7, Benjamin…


  • CNN staff say network’s pro-Israel slant amounts to ‘journalistic malpractice’

    Insiders say pressure from the top results in credulous reporting of Israeli claims and silencing of Palestinian perspectives Pro-Palestinian protesters rally outside CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on 14 October 2023. Photograph: John Arthur Brown/ZUMA Press via Alamy Chris McGreal, The Guardian, 4 Feb 2024 CNN is facing a backlash from its own staff over…


  • An Open Letter to Senator Tammy Baldwin: A Shameful Vote on Gaza

    Statistics on the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip (07 October – 19 January 2024) January 19, 2024 An Open Letter to Senator Tammy Baldwin: A Shameful Vote on Gaza On Tuesday January 16, the US Senate killed Senate Resolution 504, submitted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling for basic oversight of U.S. weapons to Israel.…


  • January 25, 2024
    Madison Antiwar Film Series Presents Two Films about Israel and Palestine

    The Occupation of the American Mind and My Neighborhood   Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street, Room 302 5:30 pm social time 6:00 pm screenings Discussion following the films. Free popcorn. RSVP if you can to warabolition@gmail.com Trailers: Occupation of the American Mind and My Neighborhood. If you can’t make the event, you can watch the films for free…


  • January 8, 2024
    USCPR Phone Zap ⚡

    12 noon CT Help make sure Congress’ phones are ringing off the hook on their first day back in Washington, as Bernie Sanders’ attempt to block more weapons to Israel comes up and renewed efforts get underway to approve Biden’s $106 billion dollar arms deal (including $14 billion for Israel).   To join the phone…


  • Watch Israelism Indefinitely

    Tikkun Olam Productions is making Israelism available online indefinitely Watch Israelism Now We are honored that our film is being used as a resource in these devastating times, and because of the moment we are in, we’ve decided to make Israelism available to watch online for the foreseeable future. Please tell your friends, family, and…


  • How Israel Got an Endless Supply of U.S.-Made Smart Bombs

    Nearly three years ago, Congress gave Israel a pass to stockpile precision-guided bombs “without regard to annual limits.” An inside source confirms that even more have been transferred since October 7. ARI TOLANY, LILLIAN MAULDIN, JANET ABOU-ELIAS, AND WOMEN FOR WEAPONS TRADE TRANSPARENCY, IN THESE TIMES, DECEMBER 4, 2023 Dozens are reportedly killed and injured…


  • Israel-Palestine Scholar Norman Finkelstein’s Long Crusade

    A cantankerous Israel critic takes a rare turn in the limelight. Zak Cheney-Rice, Intelligencer, Dec. 5, 2023 Photo: Tina Tyrell Norman Finkelstein is crouched on the floor of his apartment, running his fingers along a bookshelf so overcrowded that it’s bending into a U-shape. “It has a green cover,” he assures me before landing on…


  • Labor union march for Gaza

    Dave Lippman, Dec 23, 2023 Democratic Socialists of America brings democratized unions out in support of a ceasefire in Gaza, and an end to settler colonial apartheid while we’re at it. 2,000 march to the offices of AIPAC, captain of the Israel lobby that bribes and coerces politicians to support any genocide of Israel’s choosing.…


  • Who Is Funding Canary Mission?

    Inside the Doxxing Operation Targeting Anti-Zionist Students and Professors Americans who give money to Canary Mission are potentially committing a serious crime by acting as agents of a foreign power. JAMES BAMFORD, THE NATION, DECEMBER 22, 2023   A pro-Palestinian protest of Harvard students and their supporters, ends on the lawn behind Klarman Hall, at…


  • 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…


  • Critics say bill targeting anti-Zionism is new McCarthyism

    HR 6578 would build a commission with subpoena authority to force Americans to testify and produce evidence to “investigate the facts and causes of antisemitism in the present day” Lisa Kwon, Prism, December 12th, 2023 NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 11: People gather in front of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN)…


  • December 6, 2023
    Online: How does Israel get away with it?

    War Industry Resisters Network presents: How does Israel get away with it? with Jeff Halper 3-4 pm CT The level of impunity for Israel is striking. How does Israel get away with it? Is it because it is protected as a client state by the world hegemon, the United States? Or because of the collective…


  • US has Provided Over 130 Billion Dollars in Aid & Weapons to Israel since 1948

    Thalif Deen, IPS – Inter Press Service, November 17, 2023 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II : a Fifth Generation Stealth Fighter aircraft- (Wikipedia) UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 2023 (IPS) – As one of America’s closest allies, Israel has remained heavily dependent on the US —politically, economically, and militarily—since its creation in 1948. US arms supplies,…


  • The March for Israel Was a Hate Rally

    In the incessant calls to keep bombing Gaza, it was a celebration not just of war but of war crimes. DAVE ZIRIN, THE NATION, NOVEMBER 15, 2023 President of Israel Isaac Herzog speaks on video during the March For Israel at the National Mall on November 14, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Noam Galai/Getty) WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Final…


  • Biden Approves Israel Arms Deal Despite His Own Security Order

    The U.S. is supplying the weapons and munitions for Israel’s pounding of Gaza, despite its new directive banning arms transfers to human rights violators. FREDDY BREWSTER, THE LEVER, NOV 9, 2023 Eight months before the Biden administration approved a massive arms deal for Israel amid its war in Gaza, President Joe Biden signed a directive…


  • Fact Sheet: Israel’s History of Spreading Disinformation

    October 17, 2023   Israel’s military and government have a long and well-documented history of making false and misleading statements to cover up and deflect responsibility for war crimes they commit against Palestinians. The following document provides some of the most egregious examples in recent years. Lying about use of white phosphorus in violation of…


  • Hundreds of journalists sign letter protesting coverage of Israel

    The letter exposes divisions and frustrations within U.S. newsrooms about how they are covering the Gaza conflict. Laura Wagner and Will Sommer, Washington Post, November 9, 2023 A journalist looks on as the sun sets over the Gaza Strip off a position across the border in southern Israel on Nov. 8 amid ongoing battles between Israel…


  • Appalling: Columbia University suspends JVP and SJP student chapters

      JVP is appalled at Columbia University’s decision to suspend JVP and SJP student chapters for the semester. This is an appalling act of censorship and intimidation by the administration. The University is spuriously claiming that these groups violated university policy when calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, where over 11,000 civilians have lost their…


  • House Votes To Censure 66% Of Americans For Antisemitic Support Of Ceasefire

    The Onion, Nov 9, 2023   WASHINGTON—Pushing through the measure in response to recent nationwide opinion polls, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to censure 66% of Americans for their antisemitic support of a ceasefire in Gaza. “Today, this censure sends a clear message that our Congress will not tolerate the dangerous calls for…


  • ‘We’re a War Machine as a Nation’

    The Truth About American Politics “We prefer war over healthcare. We prefer war over housing. We prefer war over education. We prefer war over the economic welfare of our own citizens.” Chris Hedges, ScheerPost, November 6, 2023 By Chris Hedges / The Real News Network Israel’s ongoing massacre in Gaza has stirred worldwide calls for…


  • Norman Finkelstein Responds to Bernie Sanders Opposing Gaza Ceasefire

    A Response to Bernie Sanders NORMAN FINKELSTEIN NOV 6, 2023 After seeing Senator Sanders’ appearance on CNN from the morning of November 5, Norman Finkelstein decided it was necessary to publish an open video reply to the Senator. The clip in question is shown in the video, followed by Norman’s response, which was recorded last…


  • Netanyahu abuses Bible to impress US evangelicals

    A religious justification for Israel´s ethnic cleansing of Gaza’s Palestinian men, women, and children. Donald Wagner, The Electronic Intifada, 7 November 2023 Shaking hands on genocide? Antony Blinken meets Benjamin Netanyahu on 3 November. Ben GershomPolaris In his press briefing on 27 October, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu cited a biblical reference to “Amalek” in the…


  • Mazin Qumsiyeh: FAQs on Gaza

    Mazin Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian scientist, author, and founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University, where he teaches. He has been active in Palestinian rights since the early 2000s. Frequently asked questions, answers, and documentation on Gaza An evolving document compiled by young…


  • BBC: Five new realities after four weeks of Israel-Gaza war

    The aftermath of a strike on Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp earlier this week. REUTERS Jeremy Bowen, BBC, 3 Nov 2023 International editor, in southern Israel   One of the first things to understand about the reportage, analysis and commentary that has poured out since the Hamas attacks of 7 October is that no-one has the…


  • Democratic House member accuses Biden of supporting Palestinian ‘genocide’

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) also said Americans will remember Biden’s actions when he’s up for reelection in 2024   Maegan Vazquez, Washington Post, November 3, 2023 Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speaks during a rally about the Israel-Gaza war in Washington on Oct. 20. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused President Biden of supporting…


  • ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 29: Israel hits hospitals, ambulances, and schools across Gaza

      Israel targeted an ambulance convoy at al-Shifa hospital, while other schools and hospitals were targeted as Israel doubles down on lifesaving civilian infrastructure. Meanwhile, Palestinian workers from Gaza return, recounting torture.   BY MONDOWEISS PALESTINE BUREAU NOVEMBER 4, 2023 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter PALESTINIAN CHILDREN HOLD A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT AL-SHIFA’…


  • Madison organizer and dozens of artists raised $54k for Palestine

    SCOTT GORDON ● TONE ● OCTOBER 31, 2023 Fawzy Taylor drew on a vast network of artists and writers for the fundraiser. As Israel began to carpet-bomb the densely populated Gaza Strip in early October, indiscriminately killing thousands of Palestinian civilians with the full support of the United States government, organizers got to work channeling…


  • James Zogby: Silencing Debate

    October 30, 2023 Dr. James J. Zogby © President Arab American Institute In recent years, US pro-Israel groups have been pursuing a multi-pronged strategy designed to stifle discourse about Israeli policy and Palestinian rights. They have done so because for the past three decades there has been an erosion of support for Israel, coupled with…


  • ‘McCarthyite backlash’ to criticism of Israel

    Civil rights groups say critics of the Israeli assault on Gaza have lost jobs and students who support Palestine have been blacklisted Chris McGreal, The Guardian, 30 Oct 2023 Civil rights groups in the US have warned of a “wave of McCarthyite backlash” against criticism of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza after Americans expressing support for…


  • Senate suppression of pro-Palestinian voices

    Donate Here October 27, 2023 – American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) expresses deep concern over the recent Senate resolutions condemning antisemitism led by U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, Marsha Blackburn, Jacky Rosen, James Lankford, and Josh Hawley. While we unequivocally condemn all forms of hatred, including antisemitism, the language and framing of these resolutions present…


  • Report: Blinken Urged Qatar to Censor Al Jazeera on Gaza

    The outlet has been a crucial source of on-the-ground reporting from Gaza. Sharon Zhang, TRUTHOUT, October 25, 2023   Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives for a press conference in Tel Aviv, on October 17, 2023, after an overnight meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (JACQUELYN MARTIN, POOL, AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) In a…


  • The West’s refusal to call for a ceasefire is a green light to Israel’s ethnic cleansing

    Western states have provided cover for Israel’s lawless extremism and possible end goal of massive dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people     Richard Falk, Middle East Eye, 24 October 2023   A child injured in Israeli attacks is taken to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, on 23 October 2023 (Reuters) In the…


  • Wisconsin Democrats’ silence on Gaza is predictable and unconscionable

    SCOTT GORDON, TONE MADISON, OCTOBER 18, 2023 After condemning the killing of Israeli civilians, Tammy Baldwin and others fail to oppose atrocities against Palestinians. If you’re looking for Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation or other key elected officials to show any sense of perspective and conscience amid the ongoing escalation of the Israeli-Palestine conflict—to match their rightful…


  • ‘A double standard’: mainstream media’s coverage

    Historian Zachary Foster on mainstream media’s coverage of Israel-Palestine Middle East Eye, YouTube, Oct 21, 2023 More videos from Middle East Eye  


  • Scholar Warns Biden’s “Israel-First Approach” Will Have Lasting Consequences

    It’s as if his lines are scripted by the Israeli Defense Ministry, says Palestinian American historian Rashid Khalidi. Amy Goodman, DEMOCRACY NOW! October 18, 2023 President Biden is in Israel to show more support for its relentless assault on the Gaza Strip, which has reduced much of the territory to rubble, killed at least 3,300…


  • 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…


  • October 21, 2023
    Film Israelism Online

      Rochester Witness Palestine Film Festival Israelism (2023) Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET/2:00 CT Online only REGISTER Co-writers/directors: Erin Axelman and Sam Eilertsen Run Time: 1:34 Language: English Style: documentary Year: 2023 Awards: Best Documentary, Arizona International Film Festival 2023 Documentary Audience Award Winner, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2023 Projection medium:…


  • Hilton Hotel Capitulates to Hate, Cancels Palestinian Voices

    Houston, TX | www.uscpr.org | October 18, 2023 – Yesterday, the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel, capitulating to external pressure from hate groups, unilaterally canceled the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights’s (USCPR) upcoming conference. The cancellation was made with very little notice or advanced warning. Our experience is not an isolated incident. Across the country…


  • Emergency Fund to Protect Palestinian and Arab Students on College Campuses

      In the past several days, ADC has received an endless barrage of complaints and cases from students across college campuses in the United States tied to the War on Palestine. The bulk of these complaints are tied to the identity, dress and speech of students on campus and on-line. This degree of discrimination is…


  • Jewish Voice for Peace calls on all people of conscience to stop the imminent genocide

      Jewish Voice for Peace The Wire, October 11, 2023 The Israeli government has declared a genocidal war on the people of Gaza. As an organization that works for a future where Palestinians and Israelis and all people live in equality and freedom, we call on all people of conscience to stop imminent genocide of Palestinians. …


  • October 15, 2023
    Voices From the Holy Land Online Film Salon: Israelism

    Oct 15, 2023 2:00 PM Central The modern nation of Israel, created by the UN in 1948, is central to the political and cultural life of the American Jewish community. But Israel has also become a deeply divisive subject, as painful generational cracks have emerged within the Jewish community. Points of contention–including Israel’s apartheid policies…


  • CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO ISRAEL’S ADMISSION INTO THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

    STATEMENT Washington, DC – September 27, 2023: Civil society organizations representing tens of thousands of Palestinian Americans, Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, and allied communities are expressing deep concern and outrage regarding the United States’ decision to admit Israel into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) despite Israel not fully meeting the requirements outlined by the…


  • Statement: The Biden Administration Must Remove Israel from the Visa Waiver Program

      Press Contact: Submit a media inquiry here. WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023—Since the beginning of the process to admit Israel into the Visa Waiver Program, the Israeli government has continuously violated the rights of U.S. citizens while acting with impunity. Israel’s human rights violations have included murdering two U.S. citizens (Shireen Abu Akleh and Omar…


  • Have the People Protesting a Palestinian Literary Festival Read Any Palestinian Literature?

    PETER BEINART, The Beinart Notebook, SEP 26, 2023   Sources Cited in this Video The Palestine Writes Literature Festival, held last weekend. A letter by University of Pennsylvania alums asking the university to denounce the festival. A letter by the Brandeis Center claiming that the Palestine Writes festival will endanger Jewish students. Why Zionists in…


  • Sign Petition to Release UNRWA Food Aid to Gaza

      Washington, D.C. | adc.org | September 7, 2023 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to release the $75 million in United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food aid for Palestinian refugees currently being blocked by Senator Jim Risch (R-ID). This inhumane hold on aid is…


  • The violent lies of Israel’s president

    When members of Congress applaud falsehoods about Israel being a vibrant democracy, they are aiding and abetting further oppression of Palestinians. By Yuli Novak,  +972 Magazine, July 31, 2023   Israeli President Isaac Herzog at the Federation of Local Authorities conference in Tel Aviv, December 6, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90) Israel’s president stood before a joint…


  • 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…


  • Israeli Discrimination against Palestinian Americans and the Visa Waiver Program

    As a Palestinian-American I know the stress of facing unjust interrogation when I travel through Israel. This discrimination should disqualify Israel from joining the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. WELCOME TO ISRAEL, BEN GURION AIRPORT, TEL AVIV LAYLA GANTUS, MONDOWEISS, JULY 1, 2023 As a Palestinian-American, I have dealt with the stress of traveling in and…


  • Why we are anti-Zionist Jews

    JUDITH LAITMAN AND TSELA BARR — GUEST COLUMN, JUNE 14, 2023 This year on April 26, millions celebrated the 75th anniversary of Israel’s creation on Israel Independence Day. However, we, as anti-Zionist Jews, did not celebrate. Instead, on May 15, we stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people by commemorating the Nakba, or “catastrophe.” The…


  • I saw Israel’s ‘final solution to the Palestinian problem’ in Lebanon 41 years ago, and I see it again today

    I witnessed the aftermath of the Sabra and Shatilla massacre, carried out with Zionist complicity as a preview for the “final solution to the Palestinian problem.” With the present Israeli government, this goal is within reach. LEFT: TWO PALESTINIAN WOMEN WEEP IN THE SABRA REFUGEE CAMP IN LEBANON, SEPTEMBER 19, 1982, AFTER THEY FOUND BODIES…


  • May 16 Capitol Calling Party: Palestine & the Nakba

    May 16, 2023 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm (CDT) Zoom RSVP On Tuesday, May 16, in honor of the million Palestinians driven from their homes in the 1948 Nakba, CODEPINK Congress invites you to join us as we examine the Palestinian resistance movement 75 years later. From challenging censorship to organizing campus divest campaigns to expressing…


  • They tried to erase us, but they failed

    Last night, Americans for Justice Palestine (AJP Action) led a historic event alongside IMEU, Project48, AFSC, USCPR, VCHR, JVP Action, DAWN, and EMGAGE Action on Capitol Hill to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba with our partner Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. Rep. Tlaib and the organizers commemorated Nakba75 on Capitol Hill with an overflowing…


  • 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…


  • 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 [pdf-embedder url=”http://madisonrafah.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Tax-Day-Action-Flier-8.5×11-size.pdf”] 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.  


  • The State Department Should Deny Smotrich Entry

    Please take this action aimed at the State Department. It is outrageous (and against US law) that someone who openly advocates for the genocidal “erasing” of an entire Palestinian town is allowed to freely visit the U.S. and spread his venomous hatred. We are informed that the main restraint of Israeli ethnic cleansing in Massafer…


  • 160 Organizations Demand Congress Stop Funding Israel’s Massacres

    160 organizations representing Palestinian communities, Palestinian solidarity organizations, and the racial justice movement have signed on to the new joint statement “Stop Funding Israel’s Massacres,” calling out the U.S. government’s complicity and racist dehumanization of Palestinian life. Read the statement below: Israel’s horrific murder of 10 Palestinians in Jenin, unprecedented for two decades in the…


  • Stop Funding Israel’s Massacres


  • A Massacre Took Place in Jenin

    January 26, 2023 This morning, Israeli forces murdered at least 9 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. They bombed homes, tear-gassed a hospital children's ward, shot at residents, and prevented access to medical aid. This unhinged massacre is the most violent Israeli invasion of the Jenin Refugee camp since 2002. This Sunday,…


  • Extreme Israeli group takes root in US with fundraising bid

    Jewish radicals convicted of hate crimes are collecting tax-exempt donations from Americans Yosef Haim Ben David, center, arrives at court in Jerusalem on March 22, 2016, during his murder trial in the death of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File) JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli group raising funds for Jewish extremists convicted in…


  • Harvard Reverses Course on Advocate Who Criticized Israel

    Blocking the former head of Human Rights Watch stirred debate over academic freedom and donor influence Kenneth Roth, the former director of Human Rights Watch, in New York last April. The Harvard Kennedy School recently reversed its early decision to reject his fellowship application because of his criticisms of Israel. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)…


  • U.S. Palestinian Rights Group in Federal Appeals Court 

    Confronts Challenge to Human Rights Advocacy    Last week a U.S.-based Palestinian rights organization asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the Jewish National Fund and several U.S. citizens who live in Israel. Citing the speech and expressive activities of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights,…


  • Distorted Definition: Redefining Antisemitism to Silence Advocacy for Palestinian Rights

    One of the primary tactics opponents of the movement for Palestinian freedom have used to silence political debate is the branding of all support for Palestinian rights as anti-Jewish. Roughly half of the incidents of suppression Palestine Legal responds to each year include false accusations of antisemitism, totaling 895 incidents from 2014 to 2020.   …


  • California cancels Palestinians

    Weaponizing Anti-Semitism to Silence Criticism of Israel   Israeli lobby groups redefine antisemitism to include criticisms of Israel as a means of stifling speech Omar Zahzah, The Electronic Intifada, 21 December 2022 Activists warn that the adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism will stifle speech on Palestine. (Justin L. Stewart, ZUMA Press) In September,…


  • January 3rd CODEPINK Capitol Calling Party

    You are invited to join our Tuesday CODEPINK CONGRESS Calling Party to talk with special guests about what’s happening in Palestine and efforts to end US complicity in Israeli crimes. Chat with peacemakers and experts Tuesday, January 3rd at 5 pm PT/7 pm CT/8 pm ET: RSVP now!   Israeli settler violence against Palestinians escalated in 2022 with…


  • “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…


  • The Right to Boycott: Resisting the Crackdown on BDS

    Join CODEPINK and Meera Shah of Palestine Legal on Zoom December 14th at 2pm ET/11am PT for an important and timely call on recent anti-BDS legislation and its impacts on movements for Palestine solidarity, and various forms of divestment. Since 2014, U.S. legislators have introduced over 200 bills targeting boycotts for Palestinian rights – and…


  • Rightwing Zionist Money & its Influence on U.S. Elections

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  • An open letter to UW-Madison regarding anti-Zionist chalking

    In keeping with the Jewish practice of tokhehah, which could be translated as “calling-in,” we are asking you to recognize and redress the damage that these responses have caused. This letter also appeared in The Cap Times on November 29, 2022 as Memo to UW: Antisemitism and anti-Zionism are not the same thing. Photo by…


  • Israel’s Far-Right Draw on U.S. Funding Despite Terror Labels

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  • Pittsburgh Jews decry pro-Israel group’s support for Republican extremists

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  • The Case Against ALEC Lawmakers Continues in Arizona Supreme Court

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  • Progressives Exposing Israeli Apartheid

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  • Israeli Disinformation, Lies, and Deception

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  • October 5-9, 2022
    Acclaimed Film Boycott free online

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  • Has the Fight Against Antisemitism Lost Its Way?

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  • Daniel Levy: Apartheid Label Must Be a Wakeup Call

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  • Watch now: United for Justice Across Palestine

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  • Winning Lawsuit Against Major Israeli Newspaper

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  • If Not Now Says “#DropAIPAC”

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  • 🔥 Israel is bombing Gaza

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  • Mid-August Virtual Advocacy Summit: Accountability Matters

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  • ADC Welcomes Decision by Montgomery County Council

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