The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Year: 2017

  • First Congregational United Church of Christ 1609 University Avenue, Madison 7:00 pm The local Bright Stars of Bethlehem chapter presents its fourth annual Advent Lessons and Carols service to support […]

  • First Unitarian Society Landmark Auditorium 900 University Bay Drive, Madison 7:00 pm Rabbi Arik Ascherman has dedicated his life to upholding the Jewish tradition of universal human rights, winning victories […]

  • [pdf-embedder url=””]   It’s been five years since the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, when the calm of a Sunday on August 5, 2012, was shattered […]

  • Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, November 14, 2017 Republican Gov. Scott Walker has prohibited the state from doing business with anyone who participates in a boycott against Israel, a move guaranteed to […]

  • Barbara Olson and Tsela Barr, Wisconsin State Journal, November 11, 2017 Barbara OlsonTsela Barr Gov. Scott Walker just issued an executive order prohibiting current or future state contracts with any […]

  • Featuring beautiful and unusual holiday gifts and items from around the world. All proceeds go to the organizations and their artisans to help them become self-sustaining. MRSCP and Playgrounds for […]

  • Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall) From Israel’s apartheid Wall on Palestinian land to the US Wall of Shame on indigenous land at the border with Mexico – […]

  • Arab American Institute Decode Hate examines the sprawling, deeply embedded network of monetized hate. By underscoring the deliberate misinformation and fear-mongering of featured groups, this project reveals how hate is […]

  • Protect Free Speech

    Twelve leading faith organizations pen an open letter opposing anti-BDS legislation Friends of Sabeel North America, November 7, 2017 Today, 12 leading faith groups, including the Alliance of Baptists, Presbyterian […]

  • US Campaign for Palestinian Rights On October 30, Trump nominated Kenneth Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education. Marcus has a long record of […]

  •   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 […]

  • Wisconsin Union Theater 800 Langdon Street UW-Madison 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30) Dubbed the “Jon Stewart of Egypt” by The New Yorker, heart-surgeon-turned-satirist Bassem Youssef is now making waves […]

  • Tom Philip Abowd Tufts University 206 Ingraham Hall 1155 Observatory Drive UW-Madison 12 noon – 1:00 pm This Middle East Studies presentation will analyze how colonialism and colonial urbanism remain […]

  • Wisconsin State Journal, 11/3/17 Many Jews, including myself, as well as many others have been inspired by the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement in dealing with Israel. Israel’s current occupation […]

  • Jewish News Service, October 29, 2017 ( Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued an executive order last Friday to ban state agencies from engaging in businesses with ties to the anti-Israel […]

  • We won’t accept PayPal’s discrimination against Palestinians! PayPal refuses to offer its services to Palestinians living in the occupied Palestinian territories, while Israelis next door in illegal settlements have full […]

  • Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada, 27 October 2017 Growing waves of legislation intend to silence and punish boycott activists in the US. (Stephen Melkisethian, Flickr) In a troubling move for […]

  • Madison’s Sister Cities

    A PUBLIC AFFAIR, WORT 89.9FM, OCTOBER 24, 2017 Today we’re talking about Madison’s Sister Cities. Host Bert Zipperer speaks with Madison businessman, activist, and former City Council member Ricardo Gonzalez. […]

  • A reporter at the scene remarked that it seemed “more like a celebration of murder than anything.” Whitney Webb, MintPress News, October 6, 2016 The Tel Aviv rally — organized […]

  • Our campaign to provide 50 “Gaza Lights” systems to families in Rafah is into its last month. We have almost raised the $4700 cost of the project. Thanks to those […]