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2019

  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Online from the Palestine Center Washington, DC 12 noon – 1 pm Central Time Listen live “Gaza is eviscerated. Apartheid is entrenched in the West Bank. Inside official Israel, the […]


  • Wil-Mar Community Center 953 Jenifer St, Madison Workshop 3:00 pm The Role of Music in Social Movements And Popular Education – Workshop / Teach-In / Discussion – with radical folksingers […]


  • Story/Backstory, episode 1: The longer arc of U.S.-Palestine relations Helena Cobban, February 22, 2019 This is the first episode in our new “Story/Backstory” miniseries, which combines both the reading by […]


  • UW-Madison Students for Justice in Palestine‎ Memorial Union UW-Madison 800 Langdon St 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Register here Despite decades of facing oppression and appropriation, Palestinians continue to resist […]


  • 7amleh, March 11, 2019 In 2018, 474,250 inciting posts against Palestinians were written. Legislation about the Nation-State Law was the main engine of racism for hate speech via Facebook. Palestinian […]


  • Ted Rall, March 11, 2019 New Congressman Ilhan Omar is catching flak from establishment pro-Israel Democrats over remarks that pointed out that Israel’s lobbying prowess in Washington is formidable. The […]


  • “Israel is not a state for all its citizens. According to the nation-state law that we passed, Israel is the state of the Jewish people — and belongs to them […]


  • Dear Rep. Engel and Rep. Lowey, We, members of the Westchester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, are your constituents. And we proudly #StandWithIlhan. Many of our colleagues and allies […]


  • The children were burned to death at their home Middle East Monitor, March 6, 2019 Two Palestinian children have been killed in a blaze at their home in occupied Hebron […]


  • #StandWithllhan Please consider calling or emailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and your own Representative: Speaker Pelosi: 202-225-0100, press “1” to leave a message, or email form Rep. Mark Pocan: 202-225-2906 […]


  • Hashtag to Headlines: The Gaza Great March of Return The 2019 tribute to Rachel Corrie on March 3, 2019, with Ahmed Abu Artema and Jehad Abusalim. Photos courtesy of Amy […]


  • Maia Project Update

    Latest Maia Water Filters in Rafah (28 Feb 2019) from Josie Shields-Stromsness, Middle East Children’s Alliance [pdf-embedder url=”http://madisonrafah.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/maia-bro-for-online590.pdf” title=”maia bro for online”] Contribute online at MECAforPeace.org/Madison For more information, contact […]


  • American nonprofits have funneled money to Meir Kahane’s followers, who now have a chance to enter the Knesset Benzion Gopstein (left), leader of the far-right Israeli group Lehava, gathers with […]


  • UW Multicultural Center 716 Langdon Street Madison 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm General meeting of UW-Madison Students for Justice in Palestine discusses the history of Black and Palestinian oppression and […]


  • Goodman Public Library 2222 S Park St, Madison 6:30 pm Peace and Justice Book Club discusses Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat. In this memoir set in […]


  • An AIPAC and Capitol Hill veteran explains the lobby’s tactics of reward and retribution. M.J. Rosenberg, February 14, 2019 US. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (right) […]


  • Palestinian Center for Human Rights Ref: 16/2019, February 7, 2019   Yesterday, 06 February 2019, a Palestinian detainee who spent 28 years in Israeli jails, Fares Mohammed Baroud (51), from […]


  • Honor Dr. Angela Davis

    This February, join USCPR and the Dream Defenders by showing solidarity with all the radical voices that continue to be silenced for speaking up against injustice, from the US to […]


  • Friday, March 1 12 noon to 1 pm The speakers for Madison’s 2019 tribute to Rachel Corrie, Ahmed Abu Artema and Jehad Abusalim, will be interviewed live on A Public […]


  • Hello from Palestine

    Operation Dove, 2/13/19 Facebook video: Israel Destroys South Hebron Hills Water Piping Today Israeli forces destroyed and confiscated underground pipes in the Palestinian villages of Jinba, Khallet Athaba, Ar Rakeez […]


  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), February 12, 2019 The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) unequivocally condemns all attacks and mischaracterizations against Representative Ilhan Omar for her outspoken position in support of Palestinian […]


  • 201 State Street Madison 10 am – 5 pm Once again Overture celebrates the rich cultural heritage within our community with more than 30 FREE performances by artists who call […]


  •   Join us for the 2019 tribute to Rachel Corrie with Ahmed Abu Artema Writer, refugee and peace activist from Rafah   First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive Madison […]


  • Ahmad Al-Bazz and Anne Paq, Mondoweiss, February 11, 2019 Anne Paq presented Intimate Portraits of Gaza’s Lost at the 2017 Madison-Rafah Rachel Corrie Commemoration. Based on the #ObliteratedFamilies project by […]


  • 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 […]


  • Israel’s right-wing government has remained silent, wary of alienating settlers in an election year The funeral last Sunday for Hamdy Naasan, who was killed in a melee involving Jewish settlers. […]


  • Rashida Tlaib, elected to 13th Congressional District of Michigan, stands in front of US Capitol Building Daily Kos, January 31, 2019 Every year, the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC sponsors an all-expense […]


  • DIGITAL TOURISM AND ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES Allowing some properties and attractions to be listed as being in “Israel”, as Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor do, […]


  • Fady Hanona and Ali Aby Yaseen desperately trying to make it to the U.S. premiere Fady Hanouna has been trying to get to the Sundance Film Festival from his home […]



  • In this January 16, 2019 photo Palestinian artist Ahmed Humaid, 29, works on one of his origami sculptures in his house in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. Origami, the […]


  • ‘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 […]


  • First and Bipartisan Bill in the Midst of the Shutdown Chuck Schumer speaking at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2018. (Sipa USA via AP) Ryan […]


  • Just World Educational, January 6, 2019 A “FaceBook Live” session on Operation Cast Lead and its legacies, featuring the talented Gaza-Palestinian activist Yousef Al-Jamal, will be held Saturday, January 12, […]


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  • CODEPINK, December 31, 2018 Huge News! Last week HSBC Bank in the UK announced it will be divesting from Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons company, citing international law and human […]