Occupation End Notes | November 29, 2007
In this issue...
2. Member Group Update: Join Adalah-NY in a Dabke Protest in
3. Resources & Events:
4. Opportunities to Visit Israel and Palestine: Interfaith Peace-Builders; Global Exchange; Middle East Children's Alliance
1. US CAMPAIGN UPDATE:
* Take Action: Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 11/29
year's International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nations vote to partition
Member groups of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation voted at our last annual organizers' conference to make it a priority to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba with educational resources and days of action. We begin this campaign by offering you educational resources and suggested actions to take on tomorrow's International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
1. Download and distribute the US Campaign's new fact sheet on the
2. Hold a vigil or protest in your community on Thursday. Organize a candle-light vigil or protest in your community to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Pass out copies of the US Campaign's fact sheet to educate people in your community.
If you're in the
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY
3. Enjoy Palestinian fair trade olive oil this holiday season. Help Palestinian farmers in the
4. Watch on-line videos of Palestinians describing their experiences of the Nakba. The US Campaign has compiled links to video resources on the Nakba. See below.
Online videos of recorded interviews
Arab Film - Al Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948
Documentary film about the Nakba, available for purchase or rental
You Tube - Palestinian Women: Stories of Nakba in their Villages
10-minute clip of interviews with Palestinian women
Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet - Videos and Documentaries
Several video clips -stateless people in
Dreams of a Nation
Log of films by Palestinian directors dealing with
Videos for sale
* Resources on
The U.S.-hosted Israeli-Palestinian peace conference was held in
Click here to read the US Campaign fact sheet on the Annapolis Conference.
Click here to read the talking points on the conference, written by US Campaign Steering Committee member Phyllis Bennis.
* Palestinian Fair Trade Olive Oil from
* Palestinian Fair Trade Olive Oil from
* December 8th: Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East and The
DABKE vs DIAMONDS
A protest at Leviev's new NYC jewelry store
Dance against the destruction of communities by Israeli diamond mogul Lev Leviev.
Dance against the illegal Israeli settlements Leviev builds in
Dance against this developer's greed that tears apart neighborhoods from
For more information: www.mideastjustice.org, JusticeME@gmail.com
"You're glitz! You're glam! You're stealing Palestinian land!"
* Middle East Children's
As another doomed Middle East "peace conference" begins in
I'm writing now to ask you to please help MECA send a shipment of medicine to
Please take a moment to make the most generous contribution you can today!
P.S. We have just learned that the medicines Dr. El-Farra requested will cost more than MECA has available right now. And it will take at least two months to get through Israeli authorities. So, please, make a special contribution now so we can send as much aid as possible--and get it to the people who desperately need it, as soon as we can. Thank you!
* November 29th: The
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
Nora Buch, a local DC teacher, returned to
This event will mark the commitment by The Washington Peace Center for at least one year, November 29, 2007 to November 29, 2008, to commemorate Al-Nakba, the catastrophe of Palestinian ethnic cleansing and dispossession. This commitment will also involve organizing and supporting events and activities concerning peace with justice in The Middle East.
Please join us in this work!
Sponsored by the
4. OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT
Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) sends delegations to
Upcoming Delegations in 2008:
* Fall 2007 Schedule: December 2nd - 12th: Global Exchange's Delegations to Palestine & Israel
the Israeli military continues to place Palestinian towns, villages and
refugee camps under siege, Palestinians continue to resist the 40 year
Occupation of their land. GX's delegations to Palestine/Israel strive
to further the US public's understanding of the region's history and
realities by giving participants first-hand exposure to the aspirations
and frustrations of Palestinians living under Occupation, the
dimensions of the human rights crisis under Israeli rule, as well as
the perspectives of Palestinians and Israelis who are working for a
just peace and end to the occupation.
For more information you can contact Global Exchange (800-497-1994 x. 251) or email email@example.com.
* July 1-12, 2008: Middle East Children's Alliance Delegation to Palestine/Israel
MECA's twelve-day delegation you will be taken on a geographic,
political, historical and cultural tour of Palestine/Israel by two MECA
staff people, and Yacoub Odeh, refugee, former political prisoner, and
human rights worker. We will travel by van to witness the impact of the
Israeli occupation and visit organizations working for justice and
equality. You will learn about refugees, land confiscation, political
prisoners, women's initiatives, mental and physical health issues,
civil rights in
The group of eight to twelve people will stay at the guesthouse of MECA's long-time partner
Cost: $1,800 not including airfare.
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