Americans working to support human rights and international law in Israel and Palestine
through education and action.
Palestinian civil society called for the world to apply boycott, divestment and
sanctions against Israel
until it upheld international law. The US Campaign Assembly has answered this
call by adopting a divestment campaign to stop Caterpillar
from selling its bulldozers to the Israeli military. We have also recently launched a boycott
campaign against Motorola
for their material support of
the occupation. Student boycott and divestment campaigns were a critical part of the nonviolent struggle for freedom from apartheid in South Africa, and today students in our network are continuing that legacy. While, we are a far way
from implementing U.S. sanctions against Israel
we are pressing the U.S.
government to cut military aid to Israel until it is in compliance
with international human rights law.
Last November, we sponsoring Separate Is Never Equal: Stories of Apartheid from South Africa and Palestine,
a speaking tour featuring international human rights advocates talking about
the depth of ethnic segregation in Israel
and Palestine - and nonviolent solutions. This tour stopped at 11 universities around the country. We hope to have a DVD from this tour and other resources available for a month of house parties this spring.
work to bridge the cultural divide between Americans and Israelis and
Palestinians. Our Expressions of Nakba art
exhibit is traveling the country educating people on the pain of
dispossession, so far this exhibit has been to Harvard University and Boston College, and it's on it's way to the College of William and Mary and Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. We use the power of music
to educate about the root issues of the conflict – like ethnic segregation – by
supporting events like screenings of Slingshot Hip Hop and Occupation 101.
your organization is already doing Palestine-related work or you are interested
in becoming more connected and involved, we want to hear from you. We already
have some great programs going, but we need your advice – what can we do to
support your local work and help you network with other activists across the
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