The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Upcoming Events: June 28 – July 5, 2023

Wednesday, June 28: No Visa Waiver Program for Israel
Wednesday, June 28: First Madison Banner Drop for ‘Stop Cop City’ campaign
Sunday, July 2: Webinar: Gaza’s Ongoing Catastrophe
Wednesday, July 5: Resisting Lawfare Webinar: Building on a Win
Wednesday, July 5: Second ‘Stop Cop City’ banner drop

AND…Article of the Week #1: Why We Are Anti-Zionist Jews
Judith Laitman and MRSCP member Tsela Barr had this opinion piece published in the Capital Times earlier in June.

AND…Article of the Week #2: ‘Apartheid-Free Communities’ Campaign launched targeting Israeli Apartheid


Wednesday, June 28:
Stopping Israel’s Entry into the Visa Waiver Program

1-1:30 pm Central Time via Zoom

On Wed. June 28 on Coffee and a Column, I will be joined by Rep. Jonathan Jackson (D-IL), who will speak about his recent letter calling on the Biden administration to pause Israel’s entry into the US Visa Waiver Program until Israel meets compliance with the statutory requirements for full reciprocity.

We will discuss the baffling decision by some in the Biden Administration trying to accelerate the admission of Israel into the Visa Waiver Program, a decision that would be insulting to every Arab American.

In case you missed it, you can read this week’s Washington Watch column here.

Please register here to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call Wednesday June 28th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

I hope you can join us then.

Jim Zogby

Wednesday, June 28:
First Recurring Madison #StopCopCity Banner Drop

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Campus Drive Pedestrian Bridge

Come stand with organizers fighting to Stop Cop City, the proposed police training center in Atlanta that will cost $90 million and over 85 acres of wilderness. All are invited to come and stand in solidarity with Atlanta-area activists and with the Movement for Black Lives and other organizations fighting to reallocate funds from police forces to the health of our communities.

More Information (The next banner drop will be on July 5.)

There is also this local petition that you can sign.

NOTE: Supporters of Palestinian rights have a special stake in the fight against Cop City due to the connections between US police, including in Atlanta, and the Israeli police and military; see for example “Law Enforcement Delegation Visits Israel” and this article in the Progressive Magazine.

Sunday, July 2:
Gaza’s Ongoing Catastrophe

12 Noon Central Time

Gaza is often called the largest prison in the world, and has been under closure since 2007. The Green Olive Collective and Gisha present a webinar about the ways Israel has created a humanitarian and political catastrophe there. With frequent military assaults and severe restrictions on information, it is more important than ever to expose the systems of violence that permeate daily life in Gaza.

More information and registration

Wednesday, July 5:

1 pm Central Time, Online

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) recently won a resounding victory in the case brought against them by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) when a US court stopped the JNF’s baseless attack aimed at stopping pro-Palestinian advocacy. You are invited to learn more about this victory and the way forward.

More information and registration






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