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  • 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…


  • In the Shadow of the Holocaust

    How the politics of memory in Europe obscures what we see in Israel and Gaza today   How two definitions of antisemitsm differ Masha Gessen, December 9, 2023 “In 1948, Hannah Arendt wrote an open letter that began, ‘Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state…


  • Free Sami Huraini

    Started January 10, 2021 Petition to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ Why this petition matters Started by Palestine Partners Palestinian human rights activist Sami Huraini was convicted by an Israeli military court on August 22, despite video evidence and multiple witnesses proving he was not guilty…


  • Winning Lawsuit Against Major Israeli Newspaper

    We just won a defamation case against a major Israeli newspaper! We made Israel Hayom retract its lies! This is a rare success of holding Israeli tabloids accountable for their publications of lies about Palestinians. The newspaper had published obvious lies against Palestinian Human Rights Defender Issa Amro after his play “How To Make A…


  • Aug 26, 2022
    Madison Peace Walk: Lisa Masri on Palestine

    A Madison Peace Walk on July 15. Peng Her gave a marvelous talk about Laos and the Vietnam War. Friday evening, August 26 Yahara Place Park [Map] 6:00 pm Walk following to Tenney Park Lisa Masri is going to speak about her 14 years of accompaniment work in Palestine. Before coming to Madison Lisa lived…


  • No evidence from Israel that Palestinian NGOs are ‘terrorist organizations’

    “In the absence of such evidence, we will continue our cooperation and strong support for the civil society in the occupied Palestinian Territories” Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministries of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. pic.twitter.com/SwvTjMXvrI — Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (@SweMFA) July 12, 2022


  • BREAKING: 200+ Palestinians, Israelis, and American Jews protest to #SaveMasaferYatta

    Growing up, I was told over and over: “You need to take responsibility for Israel. It’s your responsibility as a Jew.” Now, I would say: “It’s unconscionable what’s happening in my name in Israel/Palestine, and as an American Jew, I am uniquely positioned to do something about it.” That’s why I’ve spent the past week…


  • If Not Now on Masafer Yatta

    On Sunday, we saw Jewish supremacists march through the streets of Jerusalem, shouting racist chants like “Death to the Arabs” and “May your village burn.” We saw protesters spit on and pepper spray an elderly Palestinian woman. We saw violence against journalists – by marchers and police alike. From Jerusalem to the West Bank to…


  • A Palestinian shepherd peacefully resisted the Israeli occupation. And now he’s dead.

    Ali Velshi, MSNBC, Jan. 22, 2022 Al Haj Suleiman al-Hathaleen was a shepherd in the West Bank and a well-known anti-occupation activist. Suleiman was a small man with no weapons. He resisted the occupation through civil disobedience. While Israeli bulldozers destroyed the homes in his neighborhood, he stood in peaceful defiance with a Palestinian flag…


  • December 6, 2021
    Webinar: “Teaching Hard Truths”

    Black and Palestinian Perspectives on the Power of Education and Action via Zoom Who: Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock, Co-Founder and Executive Director of we are (working to extend anti-racist education), and Dr. Iymen Chehade, History professor at Columbia College, Chicago, and human rights activist When: December 6, 7:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone) Dr. Chehade and…


  • Watch My Neighbourhood, the story of Sheikh Jarrah

    A remarkable, nonviolent struggle against settlement expansion in East Jerusalem Watch the full movie online • More on Just Vision and My Neighbourhood Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed turns 11, his family is forced to give up…


  • Israeli Prison Denies Release For Daughter’s Funeral

    Addameer, July 13, 2021 On 12 July 2021, following several communications submitted to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) for the temporary humanitarian release of Palestinian political prisoner Khalida Jarrar to attend her recently deceased daughter’s funeral, the Israeli Prison Service denied Khalida’s release on political grounds, citing the alleged “security threat” she poses due to her “[negative]…


  • Free Sami Huraini

    Palestine Partners started this petition to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’. Palestinian human rights activist Sami Huraini was arrested by Israeli forces during a pre-dawn raid on his home in the West Bank village of At-Tuwani on January 9.  The arrest occurred just hours after…


  • Trump Plan Protests in the Jordan Valley

    Operation Dove, January 29, 2020 Tubas, Jordan Valley — Today in response to the “Deal of the Century” Palestinians gathered for an action in the Jordan Valley during which they plowed the land in an area declared a closed military zone for training. Israeli soldiers responded to this action by firing sound grenades and tear…


  • Sister Cities

    Invest in Justice by Building Genuine Connections Image via Sacramento to Bethlehem Cities for Palestine by the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights WHAT’S THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT? Invest in justice by building genuine connections between US and Palestinian cities, towns, villages, or refugee camps through a sister city relationship. Sister Cities promote ties between community members…


  • Activists Reclaimed a Water Source for Palestinians, Showing Co-Resistance Works

    A Palestinian activist sticks a sign bearing the Palestinian name of Ein Albeida spring over an Israeli street sign with the name Avigail Spring, south of the village of Yatta near Hebron in the occupied West Bank on January 3, 2020. (Hazem Bader-AFP via Getty Images) Oren Kroll-Zeldin, Truthout, January 10, 2020 Recently, nonviolent Palestinian…


  • To Prison, Again, for Protesting Against Israel’s Colonial Rule

    Israeli activist Jonathan Pollack pens a powerful Op-Ed in Haaretz on his arrest, putting into context his act of solidarity with Palestinians who face altogether different circumstances than his own. The Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 2, 2009. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) Jonathan Pollak, Haaretz, Jan 07, 2020 I am currently…


  • He Threatened Us, Now He Goes to Jail

    Dr. James J. Zogby, August 17, 2019 Back in May, a jury found Patrick Syring, a former State Department official, guilty of 14 counts of making threats against my life and my staff at the Arab American Institute. This week, a federal judge sentenced Syring to five years in prison to be followed by three…


  • Why Americans Should Support BDS

    Demonstrators protest New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s McCarthyite executive order requiring state agencies to divest from organizations that support the Palestinian call to boycott companies profiting from, or cultural or academic institutions complicit in, Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people, June 9, 2016. (Sipa via AP Images) Omar Barghouti, The Nation, July 29, 2019 Last…


  • Palestinian peace activist denied entry to U.S. for speaking tour

    Edo Konrad, +972, March 4, 2019 Osama Iliwat was supposed to speak to synagogues, churches, and universities across the United States about the power of nonviolence and bringing an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Instead he was sent back to Palestine. A Palestinian peace activist was denied entry to the United States last week after…


  • A Teenage War Resister in Israel

    An Antiwar Story from the Embattled Middle East He is a rarity in his own land, one of only a handful of refuseniks living in Israel. “Let us fight together for human rights, for a country that is democratic for all its citizens, and for Israelis and Palestinians to live together based on citizenship and…


  • March 26 – April 14, 2019
    Naila and the Uprising

    On Wisconsin Public Television’s Women, War & Peace Tuesday, March 26 8:00 pm on WPT 26-1 Wednesday, March 27 2:00 am on WPT 26-1 Sunday, April 14 9:00 pm on The Wisconsin Channel 26-2 Discover the story of a courageous, non-violent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the…


  • South Hebron Hills Update

    Expulsion by a thousand cuts Dear Friends, The last weeks have been busy and challenging in the South Hebron Hills. Young Palestinians, with international and Israeli peace activists, have planted hundreds of trees. But this is also a difficult time. Soldiers and settlers have repeatedly forced shepherds off of Palestinian grazing land located near settlements…


  • ‘No to Apartheid’

    Palestinians block Israel’s new ‘Apartheid Road’ Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss, January 23, 2019 Over a dozen Palestinian activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, blockaded the entrance to Israel’s new ‘Apartheid Road’ in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning. The group of activists closed the gates to the newly opened road…


  • My grandfather Nelson Mandela fought apartheid

    I see the parallels with Israel It took an international effort to end institutionalised racism in my country – now it must happen again, for the Palestinian people Relatives of 12-year-old Faris Hafez al-Sarasawi at his funeral. He was killed after Israeli soldiers’ intervention in the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations in Gaza, October 2018.…


  • Why I March in Gaza

    Palestinian demonstrators on a sand plateau during clashes with Israeli forces last Friday east of Gaza City. Residents of Gaza are mounting a series of protests called the Great Return March. (Mohammed Abed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) Fadi Abu Shammalah, New York Times, April 27, 2018 KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Early in the morning…


  • A History of Boycotts: Israel, South Africa and California

    Pacifica Radio Letters and Politics, 02.14.18 Listen  Download  Open in iTunes Today, Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Sunaina Maira, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis, and author of the book Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine. She explains the whys and the wherefores of the boycott movement against Israel, and…


  • Kansas Doesn’t Even Try to Defend Its Israel Anti-Boycott Law

    Brian Hauss, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, November 30, 2017   Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Shutterstock Kansas officials are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow to defend a state law designed to suppress boycotts of Israel. There’s just one problem: The state quite literally has no defense for the law’s First Amendment violations. The…


  • Federal Court Strikes Down Kansas Anti-BDS Law

    Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters confront each other in Jerusalem’s Old City on Dec. 15, 2017. Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, January 31 2018 A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a Kansas law designed to punish people who boycott Israel is an unconstitutional denial of free speech. The ruling is a significant victory for…


  • Backlash in New Orleans: vote to rescind BDS resolution set for Thursday

    Dear Friend, Last Thursday, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a historic human rights resolution! The resolution, developed by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC), calls on the city to avoid contracting with or investing in corporations that consistently violate human, civil, or labor rights— including Israel. Now Jewish establishment groups are crying…


  • Iyad Burnat’s Palestinian Center for Non-Violent Action

    Iyad Burnat interview by the Jersey Palestine Solidarity Campaign (JPSC)   Dear Friends, Many of you know Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat, co-founder and President of the grassroots organization, Friends of Freedom and Justice (FFJ) in the West Bank village of Bil’in. Iyad and Bil’in’s heartfelt brand of peaceful resistance were the subject of the 2011…


  • Israel Publishes BDS Blacklist:
    20 Groups Will Be Denied Entry

    Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry had for months refused to divulge the list Blacklisted American organizations: ■ American Friends Service Committee ■ American Muslims for Palestine ■ CodePINK ■ Jewish Voice for Peace ■ National Students for Justice in Palestine ■ US Campaign for Palestinian Rights US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer…


  • Take Action: Palestinian leader’s son abducted by Israel

    This is how Israel marked Human Rights Day. Please call the following (ask for the foreign policy aide) to intervene on behalf of Abdul Khalik Burnat with the U.S. State Department: Sen. Baldwin, Madison: 608-264-5338 Sen. Baldwin, DC: 202-224-5653 Rep. Pocan, Madison: 608-258-9800 Rep. Pocan, DC: 202-225-2906 (Pocan is a signer of HR 4391 on…


  • December 12, 2017
    Beyond One State, Two State

    Creative Solutions to the Israel-Palestine Conflict Dr. Johan Galtung Professor and Founder of Transcend International Livestream from The Palestine Center Washington, DC 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr. Johan Galtung will discuss alternatives to the one-state, two-state solutions for Israel-Palestine. A sociologist and mathematician by profession, Galtung is recognized as…


  • November 9, 2017
    Kathy Kelly at Edgewood College

      Anderson Auditorium Predolin Center Edgewood College 1000 Edgewood College Dr Madison, WI 7:00 PM “Trillions for the Military: Will That Make Us Secure?” Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence Kathy Kelly, a global activist for peace, is one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for…


  • The Sumud Freedom Tour

    This is our moment of unity, of coalition building Holy Land Trust Mission Holy Land Trust and Nonviolence International have partnered to develop a multilayered tour of peace and justice work in Israel and Palestine. This tour unpacks the broad range of nonviolent resistance methods employed by Palestinians and their co-resisters throughout the region and…


  • Update April 21-24, 2017
    Juan Cole Programs

    April 21, 2017 WORT 89.9 FM A Public Affair: Juan Cole On The Middle East 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Listen to the program Professor Juan Cole will be Esty Dinur’s guest on A Public Affair, WORT’s daily hour-long talk program, for a wide-ranging discussion of issues, wars and prospects in the Middle East. April…


  • March 13, 2017
    The impact of UN recognition on Palestinian public opinion

    206 Ingraham Hall UW-Madison [Map] 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. UW Middle East Studies Program presents Nadav Shelef (Professor, department of Political Science, UW-Madison) speaking on “The impact of UN recognition on Palestinian public opinion.” In the fall of 2012, the United Nations General Assembly recognized Palestine as a “nonmember observer state.” His talk will present…


  • Update October 23, 2016
    Israeli and Palestinian Parents Grieve, Work Together for Justice

    It Won’t Stop Until We Talk A Parents Circle Family Forum Presentation Sunday, October 23 Two families – one Jewish Israeli, one Palestinian Christian – have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict between their two nations. As part of this organization of over 600 families, George and Najwa Saadeh…


  • GoFundMe Request by Rafah Filmmaker Fida Qishta

    Fida Qishta, who visited us in Madison in 2014 and 2015 to show her powerful first film Where Should the Birds Fly, has been in film school in California. She is looking for donations to help fund her thesis film Equally Damaged. Please consider a donation via the gofundme link or check. As of today,…


  • Breaking Ground at Cinema Hebron

    Rabbi Brant Rosen, Shalom Rav, July 17, 2016 This past Friday, I had the honor to participate in an incredible, unprecedented mass action of civil disobedience in the H2 section of Hebron – in the heart of Israel's unjust and illegal occupation. I'll start with a little bit of history: In 1968, a year after…


  • Women’s Boat to Gaza

    Women’s Boat to Gaza, July 20, 2016 Gaza has been under Israeli blockade for the past decade during which Israel has also launched countless attacks against the besieged population, turning their life into a nightmare and a continuous struggle. Through Freedom Flotillas and other naval missions we have brought international attention to their suffering and…


  • Ben Ehrenreich Writes a Love Letter to Palestine

    Next we meet Hani Amer, whose farm lay on the route of the infamous wall. After a long struggle, Amer won the right to have his house and some of his land preserved . . . The Israeli Army built a gate that they opened for 15 minutes every 24 hours. . . Most disturbing…


  • Eleven signs that BDS continues to grow despite Israel’s war of repression

    Palestinian BDS National Committee, July 7, 2016 Palestinian campaigners have launched popular boycott campaigns across the West Bank in recent months The Palestinian-led, global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was launched eleven years ago as a nonviolent and effective means for progressive people and organisations across the world to support the struggle of the…


  • UW-Madison Graduate Teaching Assistants Call for Divestment from Israel

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  • AIPAC Anti-BDS Legislation

    AIPAC and their right-wing allies are coming for our right to boycott — and they’re trying to legitimize illegal settlements at the same time. Tell your Representative to stand for peace. TAKE ACTION! AIPAC is meeting this weekend in Washington DC, but we already know what’s at the top of their agenda: legislating away our…


  • Landmark G4S Boycott Victory

    As anti-BDS forces are trying to get various levels of government to “outlaw” BDS, it appears that some corporations are getting the message. Landmark boycott victory as G4S says it is leaving Israel Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 10 March 2016 G4S has been protested by Palestine solidarity campaigners worldwide.G4S, one of the world’s biggest…


  • October 15, 2015
    Non-Violent Responses to the Israeli Occupation

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  • Wisconsin Walk for Peace and Justice: Nine Arrested at Volk Field

    Joy First, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, August 26, 2015 Voices for Creative Nonviolence engaged with a number of Wisconsin peace groups to organize an 8-day 90-mile walk across southwest Wisconsin from August 18-25. The purpose of the walk was to call attention and make connections between the militarized police violence at home and the military…


  • November 7-8, 2014
    Voices for Peace and Justice in Palestine

    Searching for Peace The Capital City Hues October 30, 2014 From Barbara Olson and The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project: Do you feel baffled and disturbed by what the major media variously describe as "an age-old religious conflict" or "the endless cycle of violence" between Israel and Palestine? Did the pictures of the terrible bloodshed, destruction…


  • France’s main Jewish group fined for defaming Palestine charity

    France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 11 Apr 2014 Article falsely claimed charity raised money for Hamas France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages for falsely claiming that a charity supporting Palestinians collected money for…


  • Quakers Call For Israel Boycott & Divestment

    Breakthrough! Quakers Spanning 3 States Call For Boycott & Divestment Anna Baltzer, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation National Organizer, September 4th, 2013 Quakers call for boycott & divestment! Exciting news! Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, a regional Quaker organization encompassing Ohio, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania, has become the first Quaker Yearly Meeting to officially…


  • Palestinian non-violent resistance leader speaks in Madison

    Veena Brekke, December 19, 2012 On Sunday afternoon, December 16, citizens of the Madison area were fortunate to hear a presentation by Iyad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer and leader in non-violent protests currently on a four-month speaking tour of the United States. About 60 people gathered at Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg to…


  • November 5, 2012
    Daoud Nassar speaks in Madison

    Daoud Nassar: “The most effective way to reach peace is meeting people face-to-face. It’s possible to resolve grievances in a nonviolent way.” Palestinian farmer and Tent of Nations representative speaks on “Steadfastness” Monday, November 5 Anderson Auditorium Edgewood College, Madison 7 pm Daoud Nassar’s family owns a farm on a hillside outside Hebron, in the…


  • October 25, 2012
    Miko Peled Talk in Madison

    Miko Peled, activist and author of The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine The Pyle Center 702 Langdon Street University of Wisconsin-Madison [Map] 7:30 pm In 1997 a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled: his beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That tragedy propelled Peled onto…


  • Israeli Intransigence Lets BDS Into the Mainstream

    Alex Kane, December 21, 2010 The world is fed up with Israel, with its continued colonization of the West Bank, its continued ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, its suffocating siege of Gaza and its crackdown on nonviolent Palestinian popular resistance. This major Human Rights Watch report exposes the infrastructure of Israeli apartheid. Israeli intransigence on the…


  • October 13, 2010
    Film: Life in Occupied Palestine

    Life in Occupied Palestine provides an excellent introduction — in a down-to-earth, non-alienating way — to the occupation in Palestine and the nonviolent movement for freedom and equality in the Holy Land.


  • Activists embrace nonviolence in world’s hot spots

    Josh Brollier and Sister Pat Chaffee. Photo courtesy of Phil Haslanger. Phil Haslanger, Cap Times, Apr 1, 2010 Josh Brollier and Sister Pat Chaffee are in many ways a study in contrasts with each other and with the way most Americans live — and those contrasts make this unlikely pair thought-provoking. Chaffee is a 72-year-old…


  • February 23, 2010
    Bridging the Divide: Kobi and Aziz

    Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 7 pm, Room B1B Lowell Center, UW Madison [Map] Aziz Abu-Sarah is a former Fatah Youth Member and now a veteran Palestinian peacebuilder. Kobi Skolnick is an ex-Kahana settler turned Israeli peacemaker. Together they talk about their path-breaking peace work across enemy lines. National tour sponsored by The Center for World…


  • April 25, 2008
    Sami Rasouli, Iraqi-American peacemaker, in Madison


  • February 23, 2008
    Celebration of Trees

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  • April 12 – May 3, 2007
    “A Bitter Harvest” Speaker and Film Series

    [pdf-embedder url=”http://madisonrafah.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/bitterbrochure2.pdf”] Palestine, Israel and Lebanon 40 Years after 1967 “Hizbullah, Israel and Lebanon: The Summer War, 2006” Fawwaz Trabulsi, Lebanese-American University, Beirut, Lebanon April 12th • 1351 Chemistry • 7:30 pm “Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths” Huda Abu Arqoub, Muslim Palestinian and consultant for the Palestinian Ministry of Education; Tal Dor, a…


  • April 25-27, 2006
    Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi in Madison

    [pdf-embedder url=”http://madisonrafah.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/barghouthi.pdf”] Please mark your calendars for April 25-27, when Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, human rights activist, former Palestinian presidential candidate and representative of one of the Independent groups which won parliamentary seats, will be visiting Madison. The following events are scheduled: “Peace and Democracy: The Reality of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 pm,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • August 18, 2004
    Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb

    ICB sculpture The Segregation Wall, 09-Nov-03   Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 W. Lacy Rd Fitchburg 7:00 pm Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, will be speaking on the work of the International Center of Bethlehem. The ICB promotes the building of a civil society in Palestine by…


  • April 19, 2004
    Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam: Jews and Palestinians Can Live Together

    Grainger Hall Morgridge Auditorium UW-Madison 7:00 pm Situated midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is a village established jointly by Jews and Palestinians, all of Israeli citizenship, who are committed to work for peace, equality, and understanding. Aside from the bilingual bicultural primary school of 300 students, the village is home to…


  • September 19-21, 2003
    Toward a Peaceful World

    NONVIOLENCE EVENT WEEKEND How to Spread Nonviolence, Globally and Locally September 19-21, 2003 Hosted by Edgewood College, Madison, WI Madison-Rafah Sister City Project is looking for volunteers to help staff our table at this event. If you are interested, please contact RafahSisterCity at Yahoo.com. Brochures with registration information will be available the first week of…