Posted on July 30th, 2009
Despite President Barack Obama’s very clear position against Israel’s blockade on Gaza and continued settlement expansion, Israel continues to forbid humanitarian assistance from entering Gaza and expand its West Bank settlements. We are asking Congress, why is Israel being rewarded with almost 3 billion dollars in aid when it ignores American policies and continues to use our money to build settlements and maintain the blockade of Gaza? Shouldn’t our aid come with strings attached?
That’s where you can help. We are trying to get as many phone calls as possible before the end of the month - calls to your U.S. Senators and Representatives to keep this issue fresh in their minds. Click here to find your representatives’ contact information and give them a call! It’s fast, easy, and will make a difference.
Posted on June 2nd, 2009
New Profile – Movement for the Civil-ization of Israeli Society, is a growing group of people working for Israel’s de-militarization. We believe that we need not go on living in a soldiers’ state; that Israel is capable of a determined and true peace politics; that it need not be a militarized society; that we ourselves, our children, our partners, need not go on being endlessly mobilized. (more…)
Posted on May 26th, 2009
“I know that the US is financing some of Israel’s actions in the Occupied Territories. I also know that many Americans believe that they are helping establish security in Israel. But this is not true, for real security will not be achieved by military means. Please help your government understand that by supplying weapons it is not helping the Israelis or the Palestinians. I would like to ask you to support those that are seeking peace for both Palestinian and Israelis.
–Maya Yechieli Wind
Hear her full testimony.
Posted on May 19th, 2009
Beyond the killing and maiming of innocent civilians, beyond clear violations of both American and international law, beyond questions of fundamental morality, Israel’s use of American-supplied arms against Palestinian civilians harms America’s own interests by portraying it to the world – and the Muslim world in particular – as an accomplice in Israel’s 43-year Occupation with little regard to human rights. This perception, easily proven by the record, undermines American credibility and its ability to withdraw its forces from the Middle East and stabilize this crucial geo-political region.
Posted on May 8th, 2009
I write to you as a Jewish woman who is both American and Israeli. I have lived in Israel for over 50 years, and I can tell you that I have had enough of wars and insecurity.
America keeps on sending us billions of dollars in weapons every year. And yet, Israel has become the least safe country for Jews to live in (except for war zones such as Afghanistan, where no one is safe).
Posted on May 2nd, 2009
Sameh Akram Habeeb
For months now I have been trying to make sense of what happened in Gaza. And yet I never know where to start or how to find the one story that says everything that needs to be said about what happened—and still is happening—to us.
I have many accounts to choose from and pictures as well. I am a photojournalist, you see, and I have been documenting in words and pictures the shortages of food and electricity that preceded the attack and continue to this day, and the many civilians who were killed, maimed, or made homeless during those terrible 22 days in late December and early January.