Sunday, August 26, 2018

Tell Booking.com that Jerusalem is Palestine


We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Jewish Voice for Peaceto tell Booking.com to stop erasing Palestinians from East Jerusalem. Add your name now.
Shouldn’t you know if you’re going to book a room in an illegal Israeli settlement? Apparently, Booking.com doesn’t think so. Last week, bowing to pressure from fanatical settlers and pro-Israel activists, they started describing all of Jerusalem, including East Jerusalem, as a “city in Israel.”
Booking.com’s CEO Gillian Tans is a proud progressive female leader, famous for her openness — so we are sending her a strong and clear message: Booking.com must tell the truth that East Jerusalem is occupied Palestine!
Join CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace and others in sending a message to Gillian Tans.

Tell Booking.com to tell the Truth

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

History and future of BDS

The more deeply entrenched this one-state reality became, the more resonant the charge of apartheid, and the more difficult to imagine undoing it through partition into two states. A battle against occupation could be concluded with a simple military withdrawal, but a struggle against apartheid could be won only with the end of state policies that discriminated against non-Jews. 

In the case of Israel, these could be found not just in the occupied territories, but everywhere Palestinians came into contact with the state. In the West Bank, Palestinians were denied the right to vote for the government controlling their lives, deprived of free assembly and movement, forbidden from equal access to roads, resources and territory, and imprisoned indefinitely without charge. In Gaza, they could not exit, enter, import, export or even approach their borders without the permission of Israel or its ally, Egypt. In Jerusalem, they were segregated from one another and encircled by checkpoints and walls. In Israel, they were evicted from their lands, prevented from reclaiming their expropriated homes, and blocked from residing in communities inhabited exclusively by Jews. In the diaspora, they were prevented from reunifying with their families in Israel-Palestine or returning to their homes, solely because they were not Jews.

BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Stand up for Palestinian child prisoners

Stand up for Palestinian child prisoners by endorsing H.R. 4391
AMP joins the millions of Palestinians and their supporters around the world in celebrating the release of teen political prisoner Ahed Tamimi, who has become an important symbol of peaceful Palestinian resistance and resilience. 


On this occasion, we remember the hundreds more
 Palestinian children who remain incarcerated in Israeli military detention. Today, we ask you to take action on their behalf by adding your name to endorse H.R. 4391, the "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act," the first-ever bill in U.S. Congress to support Palestinian rights.

Become a citizen cosponsor of H.R. 4391!

 

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