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Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism — “discrimination, prejudice, hostility or violence against Jews as Jews (or Jewish institutions as Jewish).”

In the Shadow of the Holocaust, Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, December 9, 2023. How two definitions of antisemitsm differ.

Debunking The Myth That Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitic, Peter Beinart, The Forward, February 27, 2019. Politicians are responding to rising antisemitism not by protecting Jews but by victimizing Palestinians.


Person holding a sign that says 'What is Zionism? Zionism breaks every Single Jewish Value! Why are we anti-Zionist? JVP'

What is Zionism? Jewish Voice for Peace, April 10, 2023
Our Approach to Zionism, Jewish Voice for Peace, April 12, 2023


Boycott, Divest, Sanction


Gaza War

Gaza War Links: News, Analysis & Opinion

November 2023

Outlaw NGOs

Israel outlaws Palestinian NGOs
The Israeli Defense Ministry accused the six now outlawed groups of being “controlled” by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. A swift outcry denounced the move as politically motivated.

Christian Zionism

The Racism in Christian Zionism
Rise against the Racism of Christians United for Israel! #CounterCUFI

Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine

American Friends Service Committee
Resources to Share

Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, 2016

The Great March of Return, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)

Podcasts on Palestine


Palestine 101

Palestine 101

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Islamophobia and Hate Disinformation

Arab American Institute Decode Hate

Occupation 101

Occupation 101

Disappearing Palestine

The Map. Comments by Juan Cole

Maps: Loss of Land

Above: One of the best teaching tools to convey succinctly what has happened to the Palestinian people, this postcard-size Loss of Land map card (sometimes called “Shrinking Palestine”) can be ordered online with several options for information on the back of the card.  To order them, see FOSNA’s website.

Above: A more detailed Loss of Land series of maps, with some brief information on the events leading to each change of borders. See a larger view here.

Above: Click here to see a larger view of this map which also includes a brief history of the changing borders in Palestine.

Above: Many people have noted the similarities between the ethnic cleansing that American Indians were subjected to during the colonization of North America and the events in Palestine over the last century. Today there is growing solidarity in action between American Indians and Palestinians. See the video and statement at a demonstration during the United Methodist General Conference 2016 and Palestinian actions for and with those protecting land and water at Standing Rock in North Dakota.

Above: Many comparisons also have been made between the bantustans to which black South Africans were confined during that country’s apartheid era and the fragmented communities that Palestinians have now in the West Bank, similarly created by systemic colonialism and racism – a system of apartheid.

Clearly such fragmentation of their land and of their communities was not intended – then or now – to facilitate a cohesive, viable homeland for either peoples; rather it is a method of controlling an oppressed people and fully exploiting/colonizing the territories to which they have lost access.

The South Africans understand too well what is happening to the Palestinian people and South African leaders have testified to what they have identified as apartheid – worse than they experienced in South Africa – on their visits to occupied Palestinian territory. In 2009, the South African government commissioned a study by an international team of legal analysts to determine if the Israeli occupation regime met the legal criteria for the crime of apartheid under international law: The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1973.

All Map Pages:
Maps “home page” includes map of The Middle East
Ottoman Empire through 1949
1967 to the present
• Bethlehem (coming soon)
• Area C/ Jordan Valley (coming soon)
Loss of Land

See also the collection of maps in the Palestine Teaching Trunk.

See some of the key organizations in the Portal Community

U.S. Foreign Military Aid

U.S. Foreign Military Aid 2015
Afghanistan is missing ― it must be a different budget item