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  • Gaza Needs Your Help DONATE NOW! I am far from Gaza right now, in the UK, but I am speaking with my friends, my family and my medical colleagues there […]

  • Donate for Gaza Now

    I know you’re horrified by the news from Gaza—the slaughter of unarmed protesters who are simply demanding freedom; the deliberate targeting of medical staff and journalists; The murder and maiming […]

  • A Palestinian child holds a sign on Land Day. Samir El-Omari and Barbara Olson, Madison365, May 11, 2018 For the past six weeks, Gaza has been in the news as […]

  • Right now the Israeli military is firing at peaceful protesters in Gaza. Right now Israeli tanks and snipers are firing at unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza. Fifteen have been killed […]

  • Anna Baltzer, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, 14 March 2018 Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) just launched a groundbreaking campaign, calling for the entire University of California (UC) system […]

  • CODEPINK   After a video of Ahed confronting Israeli soldiers outside her house went viral, she was arrested in the middle of the night. Overnight, she became a hero for […]

  • US Campaign for Palestinian Rights CALL CONGRESS ON MONDAY, MARCH 5 – (202) 224-3121 – to say that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is unjust and unconstitutional! AIPAC is descending on […]

  • Dear Friend, Last Thursday, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a historic human rights resolution! The resolution, developed by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC), calls on the […]

  • Open Letter to Women’s March L.A.: Women for Palestine Calls for Genuine Intersectionality Women 4 Palestine L.A., January 17, 2018 We embrace and applaud the intersectional analysis that marks today’s […]

  •   Last month, President Trump announced his administration’s reckless, one-sided decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the U.S. embassy there. Now the administration is […]

  • Petition Background On January 16, 2018, the US Administration made the decision to freeze millions of dollars to UNRWA in 2018. As the single largest contributor to UNRWA globally, this […]

  • Iyad Burnat interview by the Jersey Palestine Solidarity Campaign (JPSC)   Dear Friends, Many of you know Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat, co-founder and President of the grassroots organization, Friends of […]

  • Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry had for months refused to divulge the list Blacklisted American organizations: ■ American Friends Service Committee ■ American Muslims for Palestine ■ CodePINK ■ Jewish Voice […]

  • No one should have to live under the rule of an occupying army. No one should have to pass through checkpoints on their way to school, watch their family members […]

  • On December 18, 2017, in the middle of the night the Israeli army burst into the Tamimi family home and arrested 16-year-old girl, Ahed Tamimi. They beat her father, mother, […]

  • This is how Israel marked Human Rights Day. Please call the following (ask for the foreign policy aide) to intervene on behalf of Abdul Khalik Burnat with the U.S. State […]

  • #TalkAboutYemem

    Donna Smith, Progressive Democrats of America, Nov 22, 2017 Yemen Is Suffering. Please Help. While there is so much going on in this country and so much upheaval continues to […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Sumud Freedom Tour

    This is our moment of unity, of coalition building Holy Land Trust Mission Holy Land Trust and Nonviolence International have partnered to develop a multilayered tour of peace and justice […]

  • Michael Schaeffer and Omer-Man, +972, September 5, 2017 Palestinian authorities reportedly arrested Amro, an activist with Youth Against Settlements, for criticizing the PA in a Facebook post. Amro, who is […]

  •   Education Electricity Firas Ramlawi, 38 — American Friends Service Committee "Classrooms are crowded, class times are shortened, and schools don’t have resources." Take action today: Restore power to Gaza On educationBefore […]

  •   Gaza Lights for Rafah Campaign The electricity crisis in Gaza has reached unprecedented heights, with power now reduced to 2 to 4 hours per day (see Desperate Palestinians Try […]

  • Gaza Lights Campaign

    The electricity shortage impacts every family in Gaza. Please support the Gaza Lights Campaign!   It’s been 10 years of living under siege in Gaza. Three years after the most […]

  • A Petition to Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State; the European Union, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres Khitam Saafin (left) and Khalida Jarrar (right) Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights […]

  • Gaza Unlocked

    What is Gaza Unlocked? For over a decade, two million Palestinians in Gaza have lived under a brutal military blockade imposed by Israel. Media stories about Gaza primarily focus on […]

  • We have received an appeal for help from the Atfaluna School for the Deaf in Gaza City. Atfaluna (“Our Children” in Arabic) has for many years been one of the […]

  • Josh Ruebner, U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, 1 June 2017 Breaking news: Donald Trump has backed off one of his major campaign pledges and signed a waiver to the Jerusalem […]

  • Stand up for Palestinian rights and cancel your concert in Tel Aviv   The British rock group Radiohead is planning to entertain Israeli apartheid with a concert in Tel Aviv […]

  • Palestine Children’s Relief Fund This Ramadan, Give Hope to Orphans in Gaza Make a difference during the month of Ramadan by supporting the PCRF’s Gaza Orphan Sponsorship Program. Throughout this […]

  • From our friend Anees in Rafah: Donate to send food packages to needy families. The project has raised more than half of its $5,000 goal; please help them over the […]

  • MRSCP asks you to contact University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Vice Provost Patrick Sims in support of the recent resolution by the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) calling […]

  • Understanding the Current Crisis & Building Social Justice in the Midwest   FORWARD is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice. This year’s gathering, […]

  • Barrymore Theater Atwood Avenue, Madison 7:00 pm [Map] Discussion following the film Open Doors For Refugees presents Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature FIRE AT SEA, Gianfranco Rosi’s award-winning […]

  • Saturday, April 22 1 pm Lisa Link Peace Park, 452 State St, Madison 2 pm State Capitol Building Join the Peace Contingent in the Madison Climate March Please join with […]

  • American Muslims for Palestine, April 22, 2017 (WASHINGTON DC 04.21.2017) — The federal government has dropped the charges against AMP staffers Taher Herzallah and Kareem El-Hosseiny. Stephen Rickard, Deputy Chief […]

  • Free Issa Amro

    We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, call on you to strongly oppose David Friedman’s nomination as US Ambassador to Israel. Dear United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and UN High […]

  • Rafah Children in the Samira Project at the Rachel Corrie Memorial Library. (Photo: Jeff Bright) Please Support the Samira Project for Traumatized Children The Gaza Strip, one of the poorest […]

  • Operation Dove, February 12, 2017 More information on Operation Dove This Saturday morning residents of the Palestinian village of At Tuwani were grazing sheep and enjoying a day of outdoor […]

  • Madison Resistance March on Facebook Madison-Rafah Sister City Project The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project will be participating as a “Palestine Solidarity contingent” at the upcoming Madison Resistance March. We […]

  • Josh Ruebner, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, 31 Jan 2017 Donald Trump’s first ten days in office have resulted in a whirlwind of policies that have led to major protests, […]

  • Today President Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees from entering the U.S. for the next four months, prohibiting all people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. […]

  • Donations of Furniture and Household Items: Open Doors has stocked and set up apartments for three refugee families in the last three weeks. In the next ten days, four more […]

  • LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MAY 2017 DELEGATION! May 13 – 26, 2017 Incarceration, Detention, and Political Prisoners Interfaith Peace-Builders Co-Sponsored by Defense for Children International – Palestine This delegation is […]

  • Josh Ruebner, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, 04 January 2017 By now you’ve probably heard that President Obama—after waiting eight years and watching Israel’s settler population increase by more than […]

  • Here is the latest update from Open Doors for Refugees about the expected Syrian refugees coming to Madison. Open Doors is looking for furniture, household items, and gift certificates for […]

  • Instead of fighting antisemitism, new Senate bill threatens free speech Jewish Voice for Peace, 06 December 2016 On Friday, without a single Senator in the Senate Chamber, the Senate unanimously […]

  • Keep Gaza Children Warm

    Anees Mansour, gofundme, November 5, 2016  We are about to enter the winter season in Gaza. The houses can’t handle the weather as they are not insulated properly and we […]

  • Luci Lights for Rafah and Playground finish for Hebron Dear Members and Friends of MRSCP, We would like to ask your support for two modest but important projects this fall. […]

  • At 15:58 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on 5 October, we lost contact again with the Zaytouna-Oliva and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has surrounded it in International Waters […]

  • The Hope and Peace Foundation has now been providing services for Rafah children for one year. The program is going to lose the lease on the building they are presently […]

  • CODEPINK, August 28, 2016 California’s AB 2844 is an attack on the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and protest. It is intended by its authors to create a […]

  • Our photo (above), taken by Mohammad Mansour, was selected as a finalist in Global Giving’s 2016 Photo Contest! This picture was taken while the first pallet of Luci Lights that […]

  • Poetry is not a Crime

    Join over 150 renowned writers, poets, translators, editors, artists, public intellectuals and cultural workers. These signers, from Alice Walker and Claudia Rankine to Naomi Klein and Jacqueline Woodson, represent some […]

  • Just Foreign Policy, June 21, 2016 Your Representative, Mark Pocan, was one of 20 signers of the Congressional letter to President Obama urging his administration to take steps to “address […]

  • Just Foreign Policy, 6/16/16 The Forward reports that former Congressman Robert Wexler is putting pressure on the Democratic Platform Committee not to include language about the occupation of the West […]

  • Granate Sossnoff, Jewish Voice for Peace, May 24, 2016 This is easy and important. We just released a 90-second video showcasing the #StolenHomes campaign, which is working around the world […]

  • Having failed to stop the rise in worldwide support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality, Israel is now launching a desperate and […]

  • Jewish Voice for Peace On May 9th, 2016 the Israeli government confirmed that it has refused to renew travel documents for Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions […]

  • This is a big deal. Senator Patrick Leahy, along with 10 Congressional representatives, has written to the State Department, urging them to investigate “gross violations of human rights” by Israel […]

  • Hello from Gaza. My name is Anees Mansour, one of a group of volunteers working with at-risk children in Rafah, Gaza. With your help we’ve already done so much this […]

  • AIPAC and their right-wing allies are coming for our right to boycott — and they’re trying to legitimize illegal settlements at the same time. Tell your Representative to stand for […]

  • Free all Palestinian political prisoners! Tell Bill Gates to Divest from G4S! 3 April 2014, Occupied Ramallah – Addameer and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee call on […]

  • The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January 9, 2013 Saturday, January 19th 2013, 4-6 pm Washington, DC Rally at Farragut Square (Conn. Ave., 17th and K Streets, NW) at 4 pmFollowed […]

  • Please do this today. Atfaluna Society for the Deaf is one of our crafts suppliers as well. Middle East Children’s Alliance, 19 November 2011 Every holiday season, the Middle East […]

  • Dear Members and Friends of MRSCP, Here is a special request regarding the upcoming Freedom Flotilla 2, the second effort to break the siege of Gaza by sea which will […]

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  • Our friends in Rafah and elsewhere in Gaza report massive casualties from Israeli air strikes. Hospitals are overflowing with more than 200 dead and over 500 wounded (so far). So-called […]

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  • US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, July 13th, 2006 BACKGROUND:Israel is using weapons supplied by the United States to target Palestinian & Lebanese civilians and civilian infrastructure in the […]

  • The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) is partnering with the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) in Rafah to send powdered milk to the people of Rafah. In January 2005 […]

  • August “Washington Wednesday” Action Alert Start Date: August 10, 2005 End Date: To be determined BACKGROUND Israel is scheduled to begin in mid-August a unilateral “disengagement” from the Palestinian Gaza […]

  • May 18, 2004 Friends, We need your help. There is an emergency situation right now in the Gaza Strip and the town of Rafah, in particular, with scenes that bring […]

  • Gila Svirsky, www.coalitionofwomen4peace.org4/21/2004 Dear Alice, You were signature number 2,750 on the petition “Open the Gates to Allow Food into Gaza”, and you added after your name, “This won’t do […]

  • STOP CATERPILLAR CAMPAIGN — PROTEST IN PEORIA APRIL 23 — BUS INFO BELOW, April 20, 2004 The “Stop CAT” Coalition invites you to join us in standing up for […]