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The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Year: 2022

  • Daniel Levy, President of the U.S./Middle East Project Meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Thursday, August 25, 2022 “The Situation in the Middle East Including the Palestinian Question” I […]

  • United for Justice Across Palestine: Defund Israel’s Bombs, Blockade, and Bulldozers Featuring Walaa Sabah from We Are Not Numbers, Sahar Francis from Addameer, and Palestinian journalist Mariam Barghouti. Moderated by […]

  • Back-To-School Backpacks

    Backpacks For Rafah Kids $2,368 & 135 backpacks! 8/25/22

  • The Honorable Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write because your administration’s consistently tepid and yielding response to the Israeli […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rep. Carson Announces Justice For Shireen Act Jul 28, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Congressman André Carson (IN-07), spoke today at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol announcing his Justice […]

  • I’m with the nine countries in the EU on this. The US should condemn this action as well. They have not proven anything but the fact they can stifle free […]

  • American Friends Service Committee, August 18, 2022 Stand with Palestinian human rights defenders Early this morning, Israeli soldiers raided the offices of Palestinian human rights and civil society groups in […]

  • Democracies don’t raid human rights offices in the middle of the night. pic.twitter.com/kJZSVCl1Tx — IfNotNow🔥 (@IfNotNowOrg) August 18, 2022

  • Just Vision, August 18, 2022 Early this morning, Israeli army forces raided the offices of six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations in Ramallah. Soldiers confiscated files and […]

  • Rep. Francesca Hong addresses concerns for the arrival of F-35 jets in Truax Field, surrounded by Eken Park Resistance members. CAMERON CIESZKI/CAP TIMES One goal of this letter is to […]

  • National Nurses United, August 09, 2022 National Nurses United (NNU) mourns the loss of life over the weekend in the besieged Gaza Strip area of Palestine due to Israeli airstrikes […]

  • A Palestinian girl lays roses on the grave of one of the children of Nijim family at Al-Faluja cemetery in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. […]

  • The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy August 11, 2022   Good Morning, As you might have seen or heard, Israel launched yet another assault on the besieged Gaza strip, with […]

  • Join the Movement of Jews, Orgs, and Politicians Pledging to #DropAIPAC AIPAC endorsed 109 insurrectionist Republicans and spent $25 million to defeat candidates supporting Palestinian rights and progressive causes. Their […]

  • Company says passenger impersonated government official, pressuring rookie driver to force workers off Palestinian laborers ride a bus en route to the West Bank from working in Tel Aviv area, […]

  • Pain and sorrow is an endless story for Palestinians in Gaza… pic.twitter.com/A7sXc8PHxq — Sarah Hassan (@Sarah_Hassan94) August 8, 2022

  • Jewish Voice for Peace, August 7, 2022 Just over a year since its last horrific attack on Gaza, the Israeli government launched yet another round of catastrophic bombings, massacring Palestinian […]

  • ‘Sacrificial pawns’: After deadly air raids on Gaza, analysts question Israel’s motivation amid political turmoil A wounded Palestinian child is carried to a hospital following an Israeli air raid on […]

  • Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action) condemns Israel’s raids on civilian areas in Gaza City today which have killed several Palestinians already, including a 5-year-old girl, and injured […]

  • Gaza Is Palestine

    As salaamu alaykum. The Gaza Is Palestine campaign, led by us and Adalah Justice Project, is an effort to build upon the historic global movement that took on new life […]

  • “The United States must ensure an independent, credible, and transparent investigation into the shooting death of American citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.”

  • Jewelry Sales for Clean Water is an emergency campaign by Palestine Partners to support members of the Women in Hebron cooperative in constructing a desperately needed cistern to assure access […]

  • For the past seven years, since he was only 13, Ahmad Manasra has been imprisoned by Israel, where Israeli authorities have abused him, tortured him, and are now holding him […]

  • Dear Friend, We hope you are making plans to join us in mid-August at our virtual Advocacy Summit: Accountability Matters. This summit is in three parts and during the first […]

  • ICYMI—Human rights activists confronted leaders at #AWSsummit to demand an end to @Amazon's surveillance empire—which enables state violence at home and abroad and powers Israeli apartheid. Take action: https://t.co/vIJnIs4vxV#NoTechForApartheidpic.twitter.com/QvVIgtFTRR — […]

  • The Montgomery County Council was initially scheduled to consider a harmful and overly expansive definition of anti-Semitism on July 26. Hundreds of community members made their voices heard. “This is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Occupation forces carried out the demolition of homes and agricultural facilities Alliance for Human Rights, Facebook, July 20, 2022 From the early morning hours occupation forces carried out a demolition […]

  • A mural that was conceived and painted by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and Art Forces. The mural was censored by the SFPL and the ACLU claims there […]

  • Madison activists gathered July 16 on the Campus Drive Overpass to show support for Palestine following Biden’s visit there. Biden declared himself a Zionist during his visit, and Israeli warplanes […]

  • No Path to Justice

    Israeli Forces Keep Killing Americans While U.S. Officials Give Them a Pass Rachel Corrie stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer to protest the destruction of Palestinian homes along the […]

  • B’Tselem welcomes President Biden with billboard campaign B’Tselem, 13 July 2022 Israeli human rights group B’Tselem put up billboards and digital screens in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and […]

  • Ayman Mohyeldin, MSNBC, Jul 15, 2022 On his first Middle East trip as president, Joe Biden began by visiting Israel, a country he’s been to 10 times since he was […]

  • The US will never be on the right side of history, so long as it supports Israeli apartheid President Biden’s visit to Israel and Palestine has been predictably disappointing, offering […]

  • The United States cannot grant them a free pass Dear Friend, Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action) firmly stands against Israel’s entry into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  TAKE […]

  • 318 W. Lakeside Street Madison [map] 10 am – 3 pm Mark your calendars… MRSCP has new ceramics from Hebron and new embroideries from Atfaluna Crafts. We also have olive […]

  • World View, July 10, 2022 Gil Halsted interviews Sami Huraini of the Youth of Sumud on the devastating Israeli occupation of Masafer Yatta in the south Hebron Hills. Israel has […]

  • Webinar: July 14 at 2 PM CT via ZOOM Register   On the eve of Roger Waters Montreal’s Bell Centre performance, the rock legend will be supporting McGill students who’ve […]

  • “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 […]

  • Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), July 8, 2022 Today our movement celebrates 17 years. On this anniversary of the 2005 call from the largest Palestinian coalition to boycott, divest from, […]

  • Complaint says Unilever sale of Israeli business to a local licensee to sell its ice-cream in the occupied West Bank undermines its values Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream delivery truck at […]

  • The Senate letter was led by Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen and Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin. PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS HOLD POSTERS DURING A PROTEST IN GAZA AGAINST THE KILLING OF AL JAZEERA JOURNALIST […]

  • Legacy.com MADISON – Paul Anthony Hamilton Beckett, 83, a long-time resident of Madison, WI, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, of a massive stroke. Paul, also known to many as Skip, […]

  • Americans for Justice in Palestine Action, July 1, 2022 Wisconsin Senators Representatives Methodology and Other States

  • The 46th National Women’s Music Festival June 30th – July 3rd, 2022 Marriot Madison West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton Thu 5 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun […]

  • FREE SAMI HURAINI, YOUTH OF SUMUD LEADER ARRESTED BY ISRAEL As Israel threatens the homes of 1,000+ Palestinians in Masafer Yatta, Israel’s occupying army is trying to silence a leading […]

  • I’m writing with breaking news. Today the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment. The ACLU has confirmed they will take the […]

  • Rosa Parks sitting on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 1956. (Encyclopedia Britannica) The boycott was organized by local ministers, including Martin Luther King, Jr. (PBS) The Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

  • Dark money groups like AIPAC have spent millions of dollars on misinformation ads to take down progressive Democratic candidates. Democratic leadership has yet to condemn this anti-democratic meddling in our […]

  • 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 […]

  • Please join the #nowaytotreatachild campaign co-leaders from Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee for a webinar on June 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 […]

  • Please read this letter to North Carolina’s US Congressional Representatives from VJP leadership urging them to co-sign. May 23, 2022 Dear Representative, We are Voices for Justice in Palestine, a […]

  • A new Super PAC aligned with AIPAC looks to undercut the only Palestinian Democrat ever elected to Congress, and diminish the growing support between Palestinians and African-Americans. REP. RASHIDA TLAIB […]

  • Demand the Reinstatement of the Wall + Response Exhibit Now! After four months of planning, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) decided to cancel a mural exhibition because of its […]

  • Pillsbury says it is ending its operations in an illegal Israeli settlement after two years of boycotts. The boycott was supported by several members of the Pillsbury family. pic.twitter.com/IwSbyo23oB — […]

  • B’Tselem, 08 May 2022 For 11 days, Israel relentlessly bombarded the Gaza Strip, one of the most crowded places on earth, killing 232 Palestinians. Almost a quarter of those killed […]

  • Deceased on Wednesday: Bilal Awad Kabaha and Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin. If Americans Knew, June 2, 2022 Invading Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians in 24 hours in separate incidents; a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib and other progressives are pushing back against Israel’s new procedures Americans for Justice in Palestine Action Did you know that new Israeli procedures set to be implemented […]

  • 1924 East Dayton Street, Madison (First Street between E. Washington and E. Johnson) 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Rain Date is June 11 Palestine Partners, Playgrounds for Palestine, and Knitting […]

  • Rev. Mitri Raheb from Bethlehem speaks about his new book The Politics of Persecution: Middle Eastern Christians in an Age of Empire. Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb served as pastor of […]

  • Save Masafer Yatta

    change.org, 5 May 2020 Update: Israel’s High Court of Justice dismissed all the petitions against the forcible transfer of up to 1,200 Palestinians in a large part of Masafer Yatta […]

  • Israeli Jewish extremists marching through the Old City of Jerusalem to celebrate its occupation and colonization, on 29 May 2022. (Mustafa Bader, ZUMA Press Wire) Tamara Nassar, The Electronic Intifada, […]

  • Jeff Halper, ICAHD, May 29, 2022 Today, Sunday, May 29, the Jewish state of Israel will carry out a government-sponsored pogrom on the Palestinian residents of Jerusalem. “Jerusalem Day,” the […]

  • Here we go again! Super PACs are trying to buy Democratic elections and taint the process with misinformation. In particular, AIPAC and its affiliates are spending millions of dollars to […]

  • The ABA schools Israel on international law regarding the military’s decision to silence widely respected Palestinian voices by calling them ‘terrorist’ Sahar Francis, director of Addameer, a Palestinian prisoners rights […]

  • This will never be unseen. pic.twitter.com/Gtfrjqs6Q3 — Riya Al (@RiyaAlsanah) May 13, 2022 Live Online Friday at 12 noon Later at WORT on Demand Esty Dinur discusses Shireen Abu Akleh […]

  • Al Samud Playground Dedication $9,750 of $9,750 on 4/21/22 Fundraising for the playground is complete, and Playgrounds for Palestine has installed equipment. Al Samud Playground Installation This year we are […]

  • Justice for Shireen

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  • They attacked the mourners because they weren’t in the casket Steve Salaita, May 13, 2022 Immediately after Israeli soldiers executed Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu-Akleh and fired at a group of […]

  • Time, May 13, 2022

  • This will never be unseen. pic.twitter.com/Gtfrjqs6Q3 — Riya Al (@RiyaAlsanah) May 13, 2022

  • TV images show Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Aqleh’s coffin falling as police grab Palestinian flags from crowd Sufian Taha, The Guardian, 13 May 2022 Jerusalem — Israeli forces have […]

  • Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot while covering an Israeli army raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. Credit: Al Jazeera, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images […]

  • Shireen

    Amer Zahr, The Civil Arab, May 11, 2022 Today, Israel assassinated Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Shireen is the face of Palestine for Al-Jazeera, the world’s most-watched Arabic-language media outlet. […]

  • MD2Palestine May 12, 2022 Since Israeli snipers brutally killed renowned Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin yesterday, I—and many other Palestinian people around the world—cannot stop thinking of her. […]

  • This coming weekend marks 74 years since the Nakba (Catastrophe) of 1948, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine that continues to this day. There will be a rally in Madison on […]

  • Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | May 11, 2022 – Early this morning in Jenin, Occupied Palestine, revered Palestinian voice Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American journalist for Al Jazeera, was […]

  • CODEPINK, May 11, 2022 On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Israeli soldiers shot and killed 51-year-old Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Shireen Abu Akleh. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides and […]

  • Heartbreak to happiness: the difference is YOU! I invite you to join a 30-minute Zoom Briefing with your Congressperson or Senator’s office to safeguard 14 Palestinian Massafer Yatta communities in Firing Zone […]

  • AJP Action calls on Secretary Blinken to demand Israel end the disparate treatment of American travelers as a non-negotiable condition in the bilateral relations between the two countries. The United […]

  • Sunday May 22 11 am – 7 pm Warner Park Our friends at Palestine Partners, a Madison-based organization that supports Women in Hebron and Youth of Samud, will be selling […]

  • State and Gilman 4-8 pm THURSDAYS September 8 Map and More Info Our friends at Palestine Partners, a Madison-based organization that supports Women in Hebron and Youth of Samud, will […]

  • Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action) firmly condemns Israel’s plans to ethnically cleanse the city of Masafer Yatta in the West Bank. We call on Congress to demand […]

  • The Israeli Supreme Court just ruled that the prohibition on forcible transfer in Article 49(1) of the Fourth Geneva Convention is not customary international law.It also held that the prohibition […]

  • The decision was released on the eve of Independence Day, when the Jews celebrate the founding of the State of Israel and Palestinians grieve for the loss of their homeland […]

  • Israel’s top court rejects the petition against the expulsion of Palestinian residents from villages in the West Bank. A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag gestures as he stands next to […]

  • It only took 20 years

    It only took 20 years… pic.twitter.com/Y3J47ziyA8 — Christian Henderson (@CjvHenderson) April 29, 2022 The Harvard Crimson is the daily student newspaper of Harvard University.

  • Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), April 13, 2022 Take action to thank Dua Lipa for standing up for Palestinian rights and urge her, as […]

  • The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project supports these efforts by Indigenous Women to end fossil fuel projects and protect water. USA, April 27, 2022 — Today, Indigenous women leaders, joined by […]

  • Read B’Tselem’s full paper on boycotting military courts Dear Friends, It’s a show the Israeli regime has been staging for years, by now casting thousands of Palestinians in it against […]

  • We Are Not Numbers, February 25, 2022 Enjoy our tour in the historical sites in Gaza city. Meet Abo Hanfi A-Sawwaf, Abu-Zuhair, Om-Anwar Al-Kassab; and see Omary Mosque, Al-Thahab (Gold) […]

  • Al Samud Playground

    Al Samud Playground $9,750 of $9,750 on 4/21/22

  • Just Vision’s new documentary, Boycott, will have its Wisconsin Premiere at the Milwaukee Film Festival on Monday, April 25 at 5:45pm. Boycott follows the stories of a news publisher, an […]

  • Presented by the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD) and Mondoweiss. 12 noon Central Register Here Bob Herbst is a civil rights lawyer, co-chair of the ICAHD-USA board, and a […]

  • In-person activities from 350 Madison Friday 5 pm on Library Mall Saturday 10 am at the Capitol Square Farmer’s Market and Online: Frontline Demands for Climate Justice Speakers from Palestine, […]

  • Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UW-Madison will be displaying a Mock Apartheid Wall for Justice for Palestine Week. Time: 3-7 pm Location: Langdon Street side of Library Mall […]