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Resources (2002-2012)

Read here archived policy-related resources on a variety of topics, including all archived resources from our campaign to end U.S. aid to Israel, dating back to 2002. All policy-related resources are archived here, unless they directly relate to one of the archived categories below.

Matching Funds Available for City Council Campaigns to End Aid to Israel!
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
January 12th, 2012
"Palestinian Loss of Land" Map Cards
January 9th, 2012
The latest edition of these map cards can be obtained through various US Campaign member organizations.
How Did Your Members of Congress Do this Year?
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
December 13th, 2011
Learn what the Egyptian Revolution Means for Our Work
March 2nd, 2011
Our open telephone conference, to begin at 9:00 pm Eastern Time, will include distinguished political strategists Noura Erakat, Hany Khalil and Phyllis Bennis, speaking about how we all can use the new Middle East freedom movements to advance the same causes for Palestinians.
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation's Open Letter to the Peoples of Lebanon
August 8th, 2006
An Open Letter to the People Of Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq, and to those who stand for peace in Israel
Freezing the Peace Process: Israel's "Disengagement" from Gaza
August 29th, 2005
Israel's "disengagement" from Gaza will not end the occupation. It is a prelude to consolidating Apartheid. Click here for a fact sheet on the implications of Israel's "disengagement" from Gaza.
Cementing the Occupation: Israel's Illegal Wall Puts Palestine Behind Bars
May 23rd, 2005
In June 2002 Israel began working on its largest contstruction project to date, the wall. At completion, the wall will be three times as long and twice as high as the Berlin wall, trapping tens of thousands of Palestinians inside what will effectively be an open air prison. In addition to impact that the wall has on the mobility Palestinian population, it also cuts off Palestinian farmers from their agricultural land and water sources, and will have severe consequences for the natural environment. Download "Cementing the Occupation" to learn more about the wall, its status under international law, and US policy.
Time for a Nuclear-Free Middle East
April 27th, 2005
For years Israel has been building an extensive nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, yet it has never been mentioned in semi-annual reports to Congress by intelligence agencies on the acquisition of technology for weapons of mass destruction.
"1040WAR" Form--2004 Tax Day Flier
April 15th, 2005
Download a "1040WAR" Form, produced by SUSTAIN, a member organization of the US Campaign, and head to your post office on Friday, April 15 to educate people about how their taxes are used to support Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
Illegal and Ill-Advised: US Policy Towards Israel
March 18th, 2005
The United States is providing substantial military, economic, and diplomatic support for Israel’s 37-year old illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. When did US support start and why does it continue? What specific forms does it take and what are the prospects for change?
Occupation Kills in Iraq and in Palestine
March 14th, 2005
A US refuser says: “I saw a soldier broken down inside because he killed a child . . . [There was] the fear of killing innocent people . . . there was the fear of losing my soul in the process of saving my body.” An Israeli refuser says: “Most soldiers don’t understand that you can’t be moral while serving in the occupied territories. There’s no such thing as an ‘enlightened occupation’ . . . Should you bomb their villages and then hand out candy?” —Israeli Defense Force Staff Sergeant [Res.] Shamai Leibowitz Download this short handout here.
Torture in the "War On Terrorism"
February 23rd, 2005
For decades the Israeli Defense Force has employed intimidation tactics on Palestinians that the UN Committee Against Torture has declared illegal under international law. In 2004 the US public was shocked at the discovery of the torture scandal in Abu Ghraib prison at the hands of US soldiers. Research shows that the IDF and US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo have consistently used torture during the interrogation and detention of prisoners. The Bush administration and the Israeli government have justified uses of torture against prisoners as necessary in the "war on terror."
Dual Occupations
September 17th, 2004
Since November 2003 the US has imported into Iraq many of the repressive measures that have failed to bring “security” to Israel and have turned the West Bank and Gaza Strip into a tinderbox. Increasingly, the two occupations are coming to resemble each other, as the occupiers actively collaborate to put down indigenous resistance.
Resources on Bush-Sharon Press Conference
April 14th, 2004
Talking points, transcript, and letters exchanged at Bush-Sharon press conference, April 14, 2004.
Palestine and the Palestinians
February 18th, 2004
The West Bank and Gaza total only 1,000 sq km (smaller than Delaware) UN Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967 – the legal basis for the Oslo Agreements – calls for Israel’s withdrawal from occupied territories based on the principle of the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war.
Ending the Occupation: It's the Law
February 18th, 2004
International law is the only universally recognized framework that applies to all people everywhere. As an impartial and objective set of standards, international law is capable of resolving disputes without prejudice in favor of one party.
Critique of the Geneva Accords
December 10th, 2003
36 Years of Occupation: Reality, Rhetoric and Rights
June 7th, 2003
On June 6, 2003, Nadia Hijab, co-chair of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, spoke at the United for Peace and Justice Organizers Conference during a plenary session entitled "Views from the Global South."
Report on UN Conference for Civil Society in Support of Palestine
September 25th, 2002
Close to 400 people participated in the UN International Conference of Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People on September 23 and 24, at UN Headquarters in New York.
US Campaign Address to the UN International Conference on Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People
September 24th, 2002
Many of us are involved in solidarity actions to support the human rights of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, so they can survive and resist until the occupation is ended.
Jews, Israel, and the United States: Talking Points for Jewish Antiwar Activism
by Rachael Kamel
September 1st, 2002
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.