West Bank

  • Olive Oil Bottles are Here!

      Playgrounds for Palestine Madison has received a delivery of the Premium Blend 500 mL Bottle AIDA Palestinian Olive Oil, organic and Fair Trade olive oil from small farms in the West Bank of Palestine. You can order online. Read about Playgrounds for Palestine aid to Gaza’s children: “Playgrounds for Palestine is doing all in…


  • PCHR Report on the West Bank

    Report on Israel’s Crimes and Violations of Palestinians’ Rights in the West Bank in January and February 2024 ♦️Since the beginning of 2024, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers have escalated their violence against Palestinians and their properties in the… pic.twitter.com/R5rTZoL7Fk — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – PCHR (@pchrgaza) March 22, 2024


  • Read Palestine! plants seeds of hope and solidarity with Gaza

    Rodlyn-mae Banting, Madison 365, March 28, 2024 (Photo by Rodlyn-Mae Banting) The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) hosted a Read Palestine! Book Project storytime hour on March 24 for 5-9-year-olds with the book “These Olives Trees” by Aya Ghanameh at A Room of One’s Own. This event, which was the final one in Read Palestine!’s three-part…


  • Illegal Israeli Settler Roads Are Surging Across West Bank Since October 7

    A Wall Street Journal investigation found that since Oct. 7, Israeli settlers have been rapidly building illegal roads and outposts across the West Bank. This work is sometimes done under armed guard with funding from the Israeli government. Chapters: 0:00 WSJ’s findings: a surge in illegal construction 1:24 How roads become borders 2:35 Farkha: a…


  • Good Shepherd Collective Weekly Report

    Good Shepherd Collective Weekly Report Intro Since October 7, Israel has killed at least 31,043 people in Gaza, wounding 76,666. The death toll is widely understood to be a massive underestimate, as thousands remain under the rubble or on streets, with family members unable to rescue or retrieve them. The state’s targeted destruction of entire…


  • March 3, 2024
    A Reading of “The Aida Camp Alphabet”


  • Mohammad Hureini of Youth of Sumud

    Final Straw, Jan 28, 2024 This week, we’re featuring a conversation with Mohammad Hureini (twitter / instagram), a young activist from Masafer Yatta, an area in the hills south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank in Palestine. Mohammad is a member of a non-violent group called Youth of Sumud that struggles to hold on…


  • The Israeli Settlers Attacking Their Palestinian Neighbors

    With the world’s focus on Gaza, settlers have used wartime chaos as cover for violence and dispossession. Letter from the West Bank Shane Bauer, February 26, 2024 The family of Bilal Saleh, who was killed while harvesting olives. Since October 7th, the U.N. has recorded nearly six hundred attacks by settlers in the West Bank.…


  • 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 26, 2024
    Lights Up for Palestine! Frances & Dayton


  • The History Everyone Refuses to Talk About

    Click image to enlarge Wan Hasifi Amin/@drhasifi on Twitter


  • Meanwhile in the West Bank

    The past days have been horrific for the residents of Majaz, one of the villages in Masafer Yatta, and inside the area claimed by Israel as firing zone 918. Israeli soldiers, and settlers dressed as soldiers, invaded the village on the night of February 14. The soldiers landed a helicopter and entered the village. Later…


  • CAMPAIGN TO AID SISTER CITY FACING BLOODBATH

    Sandra Whitehead, WISCONSIN MUSLIM JOURNAL, Feb 13, 2024 Members of the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project protested Dec. 23 in Madison. A small group of Madison citizens banded together in 2003 to forge person-to-person relationships with Rafah (a city in Gaza), raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and influence U.S. public policy to benefit both peoples.…


  • Killing Palestinians in the West Bank with “near total impunity”

    Under the cover of the relentless bombardment and atrocity crimes in Gaza, Israeli forces have simultaneously unleashed a new, brutal wave of unlawful violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank — including unlawful killings, unnecessary lethal force against protesters, and the denial of medical assistance to injured people in the West Bank.1 In our…


  • February 14, 2024
    Launching a year-long Grassroots for Gaza aid campaign

    with a Valentines Day to Leap Year Silent Auction Gaza is now the deadliest place in the world for civilians. The need for massive emergency aid is second only to the need for a permanent ceasefire. Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) is responding with the Grassroots for Gaza campaign: a year of fundraising for aid to…


  • Don’t Let Us Feel Alone

    Awdah Hathaleen, Humans of Masafer Yatta, Feb 11, 2024 I stopped posting and updating for a while. I didn’t do this because the situation changed or ended, I stopped because I was desperately tired of giving constant bad news. I wish I could tell you good things. Thanks for reading Humans of Masafer Yatta! Subscribe…


  • Meet the settlers targeted by Biden’s sanctions — and their victims

    SUPPORT US Palestinians and Israelis who’ve experienced the settlers’ attacks first-hand see the move as a positive but wholly insufficient step toward accountability. Oren Ziv, +972, February 8, 2024 Einan Tanjil (left) and another settler attack Palestinian farmers and Israeli activists in Surif, occupied West Bank, Nov. 12, 2021. (Shay Kendler)   In partnership with…


  • February 8, 2024
    Rami Khouri on WORT Radio

    The War on Gaza and Beyond  12 noon – 1 pm   Join host Allen Ruff for a live conversation with Rami Khouri, Middle East analyst and Distinguished Fellow at the American University of Beirut. With Israel’s horrific war of attrition against the entire population of Gaza showing no signs of ending, the US last Friday…


  • 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 29, 2024
    Lights Up for Palestine! Campus Drive


  • Netanyahu’s ‘river to the sea’ comment

    If you’re surprised, you haven’t been paying attention. Benjamin Netanyahu has never made it a secret that he opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state and insists on total Israeli control over “the territory west of the Jordan River.” BY JONATHAN OFIR JANUARY 19, 2024 Facebook   Twitter DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN14 – BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, AT THE…


  • Solidarity Speaks: Videos Of All Emergency Webinars!

    Solidarity Speaks: Recording Of Our 11th & Final Emergency Webinar! Thank you to everyone who joined our Solidarity Speaks emergency webinars since October 7th. We are proud that over 3800 people responded to this series in solidarity with Palestinian and Israeli human rights defenders calling for a permanent ceasefire, a release of all the hostages, and an…


  • Palestinian residents of West Bank being driven out by Jewish settlers

    NBC News, Dec. 26, 2023 In the village of At-Tuwani in the West Bank, residents say Jewish settlers have become far more aggressive since Hamas’ October 7 terror attacks in their long campaign to drive Palestinians from this land. NBC News’ Richard Engel visited the area and reports on the high tensions among the two…


  • December 21, 2023
    Lights Up for Palestine Watts & Gammon


  • Madison-Masafer Yatta Olive Grove📌

    Plant An Olive Tree in the Madison-Masafer Yatta Grove! 271 of 500 Trees as of 12/16/23 Trees sponsored now will be planted where attacks on villages are happening. This is ongoing and a great way to either end or start the year. More on Madison-Masafer Yatta


  • Escalation in Israel’s occupation tactics in West Bank

      Nima Elbagir, CNN, December 15, 2023   VIDEO: Eyewitness testimony and footage reveals escalation in Israel’s occupation tactics in West Bank CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports from Hebron in the West Bank, which remains under Israeli occupation in the shadow of the war against Hamas in Gaza. Elbagir and her team witnessed how settlers and…


  • Addameer: Massive arrest campaigns from October 7 to 24

    Numbers are from October 7 to October 24, 2023 🔴 Massive arrest campaigns since the 7th of October. pic.twitter.com/3FkX27PErQ — Addameer – الضمير (@Addameer) December 13, 2023 Report on Ongoing Mass Arrest Campaigns and the Situation in Israeli Prisons since the Beginning of the Aggression against Palestinians Addameer, 24-10-2023 Download Report   Ramallah – ADDAMEER:…


  • December 16, 2023
    Dar al-Kalima University Cookie and Crafts Sale

    9:00 – noon Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg This will be the 19th year of selling crafts and cookies to support a full-year scholarship to a student at Dar Al Kalima University of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. We sell hand-made crafts made by the congregation, and Christmas cookies by the…


  • Women in Hebron at Change Boutique

    Nikki at Change Boutique, corner of Williamson and Baldwin on the eastside, has some Women in Hebron’s embroidery and earrings for the holidays. If you know anyone who shops on the eastside tell them to stop by!


  • December 9, 2023
    Wisconsin ALL OUT FOR PALESTINE March

    “Wisconsin All Out For Palestine” Saturday, December 9, 2023, 1 p.m State Capitol, Madison, WI Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine (WCJP), representing more than 50 organizations throughout the State, sponsors the “Wisconsin All Out For Palestine” rally and march on Saturday, December 9 at the Capitol. We welcome all to join in voicing our…


  • ‘They Came in the Dark’: Settler Violence Intensifies in the West Bank

    Matthew Cassel, Mark Boyer and Santiago García Muñoz, New York Times, November 30, 2023 Since the Oct. 7 attacks in Israel, extremist settlers in the West Bank have been emboldened, displacing more than 1,000 Palestinians, according to the United Nations. “Since 7th of October, the soldier came and sit down under this tree. And they…


  • ‘Military camp’: Palestinian town of Huwara under 55-day Israeli closure

    Once-vibrant Huwara has become a ghost town since October 5, the start of the Israeli assault on Gaza made it worse. Abdelrahman Dmaidi, a 21-year-old journalist living in Huwara, said the town is now ‘a closed military zone’ [Al Jazeera] Zena Al Tahhan, Al Jazeera, 29 Nov 2023   Nablus, occupied West Bank – There are…


  • Israel’s Insidious Narrative About Palestinian Prisoners

    More than two-thirds of the Palestinians proposed for release by Israel under the truce have not been convicted of any crimes. Most were arrested as children. Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept, November 26 2023 Palestinians reunite with their relatives as they are released from Israel’s Ofer prison as a part of a prisoner swap, in Al…


  • 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 6, 2023
    Webinar with Combatants for Peace

    12 Noon CT Join us this Wednesday for our next webinar of Solidarity Speaks, an emergency series giving people around the world a forum to hear directly from Palestinians and Israelis calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to collective punishment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This Wednesday we will be joined by Ahmed…


  • December 5, 2023
    Webinar on Palestinian Political Prisoners

    11 am CT Join Eyewitness Palestine to learn about who Palestinian political prisoners are and the unjust Israeli system that detains them. While airstrikes in Gaza were paused, hundreds of Palestinians in the West Bank have been arrested and detained by the IOF, bringing the total number of Palestinians detained up to a remarkable 7,000,…


  • December 2 – 10, 2023
    No Pride in Genocide International Week

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  • December 2 — 10, 2023
    Madison-Palestine Solidarity Week

    Some events require registration — See @solidaritymadison | Linktree  


  • December 2, 2023
    Fair Trade Holiday Festival

    Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival Monona Terrace 8 am – 3 pm Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Palestine Partners, and Madison Playgrounds for Palestine will once again be selling our fair trade Palestinian products. This year more than ever we ask you to help Palestinians to remain and thrive on their land by buying the great…


  • Three Views of Bernie Sanders and the Palestine-Israel Conflict

    The three articles below, Bernie Sanders essay in the New York Times, the letter from Sanders’ former staffers urging a peaceful resolution to the war, and Norman Finkelstein’s response to Sanders’ refusal of a ceasefire, are intended to provide needed context for the war. We do not agree with all the views and opinions expressed.…


  • November 30, 2023
    Live Event: Palestinian Olive Oil & Dates from the West Bank

    Shop now | Get Involved | Events Supporting Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank: Our Partnership with PARC Learn about Palestinian olive oil and dates from the West Bank and how farmers are faring Live Zoom Event  |  Thursday, November 30 1:00pm-2:15pm Eastern 12:00pm-1:15pm Central 10:00am-11:15am Pacific Register to Attend Please join us on Thursday,…


  • Unite now to stop #GazaGenocide and start dismantling Israeli apartheid!

    Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), November 21, 2023 Let’s make November 29th a global day of action to stop #GazaGenocide Tomorrow, November 29th, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the #BDS movement is calling for an all day social media storm. Our physical and digital actions can be used together to strengthen…


  • November 29, 2023
    Holiday Lights UP for Palestine

    5:00 pm — 6:30 pm  


  • November 29, 2023
    Webinar: How to Take Action on Palestine Solidarity Day

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  • November 29, 2023
    Webinar: Stopping the Cycle of Violence in the Middle East

    Stopping the Cycle of Violence in the Middle East: A Teach-in for Action Nov 29, 2023 07:30 PM CT   In the face of Israel’s U.S.-supported genocidal attacks in Gaza, resulting in over 10,000 deaths so far, including thousands of children, the threat of a wider regional conflict is undeniable. These attacks coincide with U.S.-Saudi…


  • Many West Bank Palestinians Are Being Forced Out of Their Villages. Is My Family Next?

    Zuhour Muhammad Awad, the author’s grandmother, walking in the village of Tuba in May 2021. Ms. Awad says she was born in Tuba in 1948. She has spent her life caring for herds of sheep and making cheese and yogurt. (Emily Glick) Ali Awad, New York Times, Nov. 20, 2023 Mr. Awad is a Palestinian…


  • Rainwater is the property of Israel

    Rainwater is the property of Israel byu/temporary_staying inlostgeneration “Israel even controls the collection of rain water throughout most of the West Bank, and rainwater harvesting cisterns owned by Palestinian communities are often destroyed by the Israeli army.” | @amnesty report: The Occupation of Water https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2017/11/the-occupation-of-water/  


  • ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 42

    Communications blackout obscures full picture of Israel’s devastation in Gaza Israel’s purported proof of Hamas command center under al-Shifa hospital is seen as ‘anticlimactic’ as bombardment continues across the Gaza Strip, leaving only 4 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million inhabitants with access to safe drinking water. BY MONDOWEISS PALESTINE BUREAU NOVEMBER 17, 2023 6 Share…


  • Israel Blocks Palestinian Americans From Entering From West Bank

    The move is an apparent violation of a recent agreement that says citizens from the United States and Israel can travel to the other nation without a visa. The West Bank in October. Palestinian-Americans have faced difficulties traveling to the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times   Eileen Sullivan, Edward Wong and Patrick…


  • November 20, 2023
    Preserving Palestine Under Settler Colonialism

      11 am CT In support of our colleagues in Palestine, in support of the Palestinian people, and in support of justice for all people, Librarians & Archivists with Palestine (LAP) is honoured to present this roundtable featuring expert librarians, archivists and scholars, Dr. Mazna Qato, Dr. Rami Zurayk, Blair Kuntz, and Tam Rayan, to discuss the…


  • November 17, 2023
    Palestinian Women on WORT Radio

    12 Noon – 1 pm A Public Affair host Esty Dinur will be talking with three local Palestinian women about their families’ stories, what they understand and feel about the Israeli attacks on Gaza and the West Bank, and their hopes for the future. Tune in to 89.9 FM or listen live online. Call in…


  • The Israeli public has embraced the Smotrich doctrine

    The internalization of the far-right minister’s ‘Decisive Plan’ is evident in the popular support for a new ultimatum for Gaza: emigration or annihilation. Orly Noy, +972 Magazine, November 10, 2023   Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich arrives at a government conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, September 27, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)   In…


  • ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 35

    Tanks besiege Gaza City hospitals as Israel ramps up attacks on medical centers Palestinians seeking refuge in Gaza hospitals fear the worst as Israel drops all pretenses of not targeting medical facilities, while Netanyahu makes the unbelievable claim that Israel doesn’t “seek to displace anyone.”   MONDOWEISS PALESTINE BUREAU, NOVEMBER 10, 2023 Share on Facebook…


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  • U.S. Officials Fear American Guns Ordered by Israel Could Fuel West Bank Violence

    Edward Wong and Patrick Kingsley, November 6, 2023 Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir (C) inspects M5 automatic assault rifles being handed out to volunteers of the new civilian guard unit during the unit’s inauguration ceremony in the southern city of Ashkelon on October 27, 2023. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON —…


  • “We Need Eyes on Us for Protection”

    Unhinged, Murderous Settlers Terrorize Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills As Gaza faces genocide, extremist settlers in the West Bank are running rampant. One Youth of Sumud activist says: “The Israeli settler militias benefit from this state of war, they are the ones who are ruling this area.”   RYAH AQEL, In These Times, NOVEMBER…


  • November 15-30, 2023
    Palestinian Voices Film Program

    Transform the World through Arab Films At the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) we seek to continually change the narrative, share our stories, and foster understanding of our common humanity through art and storytelling.  In this dire time, we want to share a selection of films that showcase the history, culture and people of…


  • November 12, 2023
    Peace in Ukraine and the link to Palestine

    World Beyond War Presents a program on peace in Ukraine, including the link to Palestine The Crossing, 1127 University Avenue, Madison 6-9 pm Panelists: Andrew Kydd – UW-Madison Professor of Political Science: “I am in favor of US support for Ukraine’s war effort against Russia.” David Swanson – World BEYOND War International Director: “When you’re…


  • November 8, 2023
    Free Palestine is a Climate Justice Issue

    Dear CJA Members and Allies, Over the past month we have seen the onslaught and escalation against Palestinians in their struggle for land sovereignty, self-determination, decolonization and life. As environmental justice communities hailing from sacrifice zones across the United States, we are answering the call to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people on the…


  • November 8, 2023
    Emergency West Bank Online Fundraiser

    Join us this Wednesday for our next webinar of Solidarity Speaks, an emergency series giving people around the world a forum to hear directly from Palestinians and Israelis calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to collective punishment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Life in the last weeks has become nearly impossible for Palestinian…


  • ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 30: Nearly 10,000 people killed in Gaza

    U.S. rejects ceasefire calls, Israel continues ground invasion Hundreds of thousands protested in the Washington D.C. and around the world, calling for a ceasefire. Israel continues to target civilian infrastructure, using the “equivalent of two nuclear bombs,” says rights group. BY MUSTAFA ABU SNEINEH NOVEMBER 5, 2023 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter AN…


  • 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…


  • OPINION: Israeli–Palestinian conflict not a “two-sides” issue

      Nevine El Nossery, Madison365, Nov 2, 2023 A pro-Palestinian sign at a recent protest of the current crisis in Gaza at UW-Madison (Photo by Omar Waheed.)   This editorial reflects the views of its author, and not necessarily those of Madison365, its staff, funders or board of directors. To my cherished white liberal friends…


  • ‘A new Nakba’: settler violence forces Palestinians out of West Bank villages

    Communities who have clung on for decades are leaving their homes in the face of rising attrition by Israelis Zanuta residents load their belongings on to a pickup truck after deciding they have lost the fight to remain on their land. Photograph: Bethan McKernan/The Guardian   Bethan McKernan, The Guardian, 31 Oct 2023 Masafer Yatta,…


  • Cigarette Burns, Beatings, Attempted Sexual Assault

    Settlers and Soldiers Abused Palestinians A week after being assaulted in Wadi as-Seeq, Palestinians and Israeli activists struggle to recover – and accuse an army unit of ‘hilltop youth’ and settlers. The army has removed the commanding officer of the unit and opened an investigation From left: Majd, Mohammad Khaled and Abu Hassan, cuffed and…


  • Thousands of Palestinian Workers Have Gone Missing in Israel

    ‘We Don’t Know if They Are Dead or Alive’ TAJ ALI, Tribune, Oct 23, 2023 Palestinian day laborers from Gaza are stranded in Israel amid the explosion in violence. Israel has revoked their work permits, and their families fear they may be imprisoned — or worse. Israeli forces make arrests during a demonstration against Israel’s…


  • West Bank ‘Abu Ghraib 2.0’

    IDF Torture Videos Spark Renewed Calls to End US Military Aid to Israel Bound, blindfolded, and stripped Palestinian men sit on the ground after being detained by Israeli forces in the illegally occupied West Bank. (Photo: Breaking the Silence/X)   “It’s no surprise… that the same government that tortured Iraqis in Abu Ghraib is funding…


  • November 5, 2023
    Voices of Resilience: Experiences of Palestinian Women

    UW South Partnership Building 2238 South Park Street 10 am – 12 pm Goals of this event: Uplift voices of multigenerational Palestinian women, center and share their experiences Strengthen connections between women in the Madison Area Build bridges cross-culturally, deepen empathy and understanding of Palestinian resistance Understand ways to support Palestinians, in Madison and in…


  • Emergency call to stop forcible transfer in the West Bank

    Left: Bilal Muhammed Saleh from the village of As-Sawiya south of Nablus, shortly before he was shot to death by settlers in his olive grove. The South Hebron Hills B’Tselem, 29 October 2023 Share: Facebook | Twitter | WhatsApp We, the undersigned human rights and civil society NGOs in Israel, call on the international community…


  • Settler Violence Against Palestinians in the West Bank Is Rising

    More than 100 Palestinians have been killed, more than 2,000 injured and nearly 1,000 forcibly displaced by Israeli settlers since Hamas’s Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, the United Nations said. Damaged properties last week at the West Bank village of Wadi al-Siq. Representatives of a community of 200 Bedouin herders living there said that Jewish…


  • October 29, 2023
    Solidarity Speaks Emergency Webinar

    Series by Green Olive Collective 12 Noon Central Join us this Sunday for Solidarity Speaks, a special session of our emergency webinar series highlighting Palestinian and Israeli voices of solidarity calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to collective punishment in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The occupation regime does all it…


  • Visualizing Gaza and Palestine

     


  • October 26, 2023
    Palestine on WORT Radio

    8 – 9 am (8:15 interview start) Tune in to the Eight O’Clock Buzz  on WORT when host Tony Castaneda interviews MRSCP members Samir El-Omari and Cassandra Dixon about the situation right now in Gaza and the West Bank.   89.9 FM or listen live here.  Show will also be archived later.  


  • ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 17

    Deadliest round of Israeli bombardment kills 400 people in a single night In the deadliest night of bombardment since the beginning of the war, Israel kills 400 people in a single night as hospitals reach breaking point amid shortages of fuel and medicine. Popular calls for ceasefire continue to be ignored internationally.   BY LEILA…


  • Worldwide Demonstrations for Palestine

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  • ‘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  


  • October 23, 2023
    Gaza Protest Vigil near Trader Joe’s

    Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Palestine Partners and Madison Jewish Voice for Peace invite you to join us at a protest vigil for Gaza in the plaza just east of Trader Joe’s. Bring your flags, banners, signs and kuffiyehs as we keep Gaza in the eyes of the American public and put pressure on our government…


  • October 22, 2023
    Palestine Speaks Webinar

    Join us this Sunday for the second webinar of Palestine Speaks, an emergency webinar series giving people around the world a forum to hear directly from Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank about the ways their communities are being impacted by the events of this last week and about the escalating violence they are…


  • 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…


  • ‘The most successful land-grab strategy since 1967’

    Settlers push Bedouins off West Bank territory Herders report violence driving them from their homes in accelerating, aggressive and highly effective campaign Emma Graham-Harrison and Quique Kierszenbaum in Ein Rashash, The Guardian, 21 Oct 2023 Sliman al-Zawahri, 52, prays in the empty village of Ein Rashash in Area C of the West Bank. (Photograph: Quique…


  • Madison women concerned for friends living in the West Bank

    Cody Taylor, Spectrum News, Oct. 20, 2023 MADISON, Wis. — Cassandra Dixon is a Madison resident who has been traveling to the Palestine territories for over a decade. What You Need To Know If you are interested in buying embroidery to support the Women of Hebron, visit: Palestinepartners.org You can also get involved by adopting an…


  • Updates from al Khalil/Hebron

    CPT Palestine, October 19, 2023 Since 7 October, our lives have been profoundly disrupted—our daily routines upended, and our sense of safety shattered. We find ourselves constantly glued to the news, desperately searching for any glimmer of hope amidst the turmoil. Due to Meta’s collaboration with our adversaries in monitoring, censoring, and limiting Palestinian content,…


  • Jewish extremists plan to “lynch” Palestinians in chat apps

    Tamara Nassar, The Electronic Intifada, 18 October 2023  


  • Dr. Gabor Maté Speaks Out on Israel and Palestine

    Recorded in 2021. Gabor Maté CM (born January 6, 1944) is a Hungarian-Canadian physician and author. He has a background in family practice and a special interest in childhood development, trauma, and potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health including autoimmune disease, cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addictions, and a wide range of…


  • ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 11

    The World Health Organization says there are only “24 hours of water, electricity and fuel left” in Gaza, which will lead to “a real catastrophe.” Meanwhile, Israel is now bombing the so-called “safe” areas where it told civilians to flee.   LEILA WARAH and MONDOWEISS EDITORS, MONDOWEISS, OCTOBER 17, 2023   PALESTINIANS WOUNDED IN ISRAELI…


  • Here or there, our blood will plant olive trees

    Earth Presses Against Us By Mahmoud Darwish Earth is pressing against us, trapping us in the final passage. To pass through, we pull off our limbs. Earth is squeezing us. If only we were its wheat, we might die and yet live. If only it were our mother so that she might temper us with…


  • 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 15, 2023
    Madison Celebrates Palestine and the Olive Harvest

    We will be covering the situation in Gaza, and also how areas of the West Bank are being targeted now for increased ethnic cleansing while the world is looking elsewhere. At this point, the olive harvest has been completely shut down and at least 1000 trees in the Masafer Yatta area have been destroyed by…


  • Events in South Mt. Hebron Since the Outbreak of the War

    October 14, 2023 At the request of supporters from abroad, we applied to friends of us, residents of south Mt. Hebron, and asked them to send reports about the current events in their places in the midst of the war in Gaza. Below is the detailed report sent to us. This report covers much of…


  • Settlers go on killing spree in West Bank

    Tamara Nassar, THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA, 13 October 2023 Palestinians carry the body of Muntasir Zaaqiq killed a day earlier in clashes with Israeli security forces, during his funeral in the Beit Ummar village north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, on 10 October. (Mamoun Wazwaz, APA images) With all eyes on Israel’s carpet bombing…


  • UN Security Council Must Address the Root Causes of the Palestinian Struggle

    and Protect the Palestinian People from Retaliatory Israeli Attacks Date: 8 October 2023 Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights call on the UN Security Council to address root causes and protect the Palestinian people from Israeli attacks. As Member States of the UN Security Council (UNSC) convene…


  • “The idols of militarism and force and realpolitik”

    News headlines this morning announced what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called war. “Citizens of Israel, we are at war. Not an operation, not a round [of fighting], at war! This morning Hamas initiated a murderous surprise attack against the state of Israel and its citizens,” he announced in a video statement about 11:00…


  • Harassment and attacks on human rights activists in Palestine are rarely punished

    Ruins of Khirbet Mufaqarah mosque, demolished on the grounds that it was not issued a building permit, March 2016. (B’Tselem, CC BY-SA 4.0) A recent trial of an attack by an Israeli settler on a U.S. citizen shows how difficult it is to obtain justice. SAM STEIN, THE PROGRESSIVE, OCTOBER 2, 2023 Last March, Cassandra…


  • October 11 & 13, 2023
    WORT Radio Programs on Gaza and Palestine

    WORT radio will have two shows this week on Gaza and Palestine: Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 11 between 8 and 9 am, The Morning Buzz with host Jan Miyasaki will feature an interview with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh from Palestine, followed by an interview with our own Cassandra Dixon. On Friday, Oct. 13 at 12 noon, A…


  • Support Sami Huraini

    On October 30th, Palestinian Human Rights Defender Sami Huraini will be sentenced by the Israeli Court in retaliation for his activism. Since Sami and his family have defended their home village of Masafer Yatta from Israel’s land theft, they have routinely been targeted by the Israeli military and court system with repressive tactics. The Israeli…


  • Administrative Detainee Kayed Fasfous Hunger Strike

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by In Palestine Today (@inpaltoday) inpaltoday, Instagram, October 5, 2023 More Detainee Kayed al-Fasfous remains on hunger strike for 60 days Palestinian detainees launch hunger strike in solidarity with Kayed Al-Fasfous


  • Umm Alkhair is in a big danger.. 

    Awdah Hathaleen, HUMANS OF MASAFER YATTA OCT 1, 2023 On the outskirts of the foothills of Masafer Yatta, south of the city of Hebron, sits Khirbet Umm Al-Khair, where its people cling to the land with a combination of pain and determination. They endure the challenges of continuous Israeli persecution, including the demolition of homes…