|36 Years of Occupation: Reality, Rhetoric and Rights|
US CAMPAIGN ADDRESS TO UFPJ CONFERENCE
On June 6, 2003, Nadia Hijab, co-chair of the US Campaign to Ed the Israeli Occupation, spoke at the United for Peace and Justice Organizers Conference during a plenary session entitled "Views from the Global South." The text of her comments follows.
Yesterday marked the 36th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Unless we have experienced it, we are unable to imagine what it is like to live under occupation. What can we do, what should we do to end the occupation and achieve a just Israeli-Palestinian peace? Especially since we now have the only superpower putting its weight behind a Road Map designed to end the occupation, with Bush personally taking a lead. And we have Sharon actually using the O word and saying the occupation must end, as though he has only just noticed that he has troops and tanks on the land of another people. Maybe we should sit back and trust Bush and Sharon to do the right thing.
|Jews, Israel, and the United States:
Talking Points for Jewish Antiwar Activism|
by Rachael Kamel
Talking to American Jews about cutting or suspending U.S. military aid to Israel is a daunting prospect. Within the Jewish community, this topic cannot even really be termed controversial — it would be better described as taboo. Attempts to open the discussion are most often met with the knee-jerk reaction that U.S. support is vital to guaranteeing Israel’s safety, and with it the safety of the Jewish people worldwide. Anyone who argues otherwise is dismissed as either a traitor or a fool.
|A Memo on Palestine & the US,
On Palestinians & Americans|
August 15th, 2001
PHYLLIS BENNIS—INSTITUTE OF POLICY STUDIES
The Palestinian national movement is in the midst of a profound crisis, and those of us who support that movement in the U.S. are responding, or trying to respond to that crisis without a vision, without a strategy, without leadership, without tactical priorities, without a plan.