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KNOW YOUR FACTS


Here are some great resources about the Wall. These documents provide interested readers with maps, timelines, and facts. Depending on your campus you may want to use all or only some of these flyers. It will be helpful for members to read over the information in these flyers and leaflets carefully so that they know what they are distributing, and it will keep you informed and prepared to engage with interested students. (See Appendix for a list of these great flyers, leaflets and resources)



Web Resources

Check these out. This list was adopted by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. These web sites are both dedicated to educating about human rights, Palestine, and the Apartheid Wall. They provide solid information and are updated regularly. You may want to print out a small 1/2 sheet or 1/4 sheet of paper with these web resources and distribute them while tabling (See Appendix)

THE US CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION

The US Campaign is a diverse coalition working for freedom from the Occupation and equal rights for all by challenging US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Campaign is based on human rights and international law, providing a non-sectarian framework. Its strategy is to inform, educate, and mobilize the public so as to change the US role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Campaign provides calls to action, information and resources about the Wall, supports grassroots activism around the country, and can help with putting groups in touch with Congress.

PENGON/ THE ANTI-APARTHEID WALL CAMPAIGN
www.stopthewall.org

The Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON) has been a prime mover behind the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, a NGO and grassroots Palestinian movement to stop the Apartheid Wall. As the only nationally coordinated effort of its kind, the Campaign works to both support communities affected by the Wall in defending their land and livelihoods as well as to generate international attention and mobilization against the Wall. The Campaign is continually preparing materials including fact sheets, petitions, maps, and photos for activist and media use in order to build momentum against the Wall. They as well provide up-to-date information and personal narratives from communities on the Wall's latest devastations. All the above information, as well as international calls to action and ideas on how to support the Campaign in stopping the Wall is available on the Campaign site.

THE PALESTINE MONITOR
www.palestinemonitor.org

The Palestine Monitor, established by the Palestinian Non-Governmental Network (PNGO), provides a space to disseminate updates regarding the Occupation and its affects on Palestine as well as a unified voice from Palestinian civil society. The Palestine Monitor has created a "Special Section" on their site for the Wall that includes photos, maps, flyers, articles and reports on international demonstrations against the Wall.

B'TSELEM
www.btselem.org

B'Tselem, the Israeli Center for Human Rights, has produced a number of publications on the Wall with specific attention given to Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights. They provide reports and several other related resources including a high-resolution map and an aerial photograph of portions of the wall that is being built on their website.

GUSH SHALOM
http://www.gush-shalom.org/thewall/index.html

Gush Shalom, meaning the "Israeli Peace Bloc" from its Hebrew translation, works to influence Israeli opinion in regards to ending the Occupation through political campaigns and actions. Gush Shalom has created a Flash Presentation on the Wall in addition to articles and updates about the Wall.

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT (ISM)
http://www.palsolidarity.org/pictures/flash/thewall.html

International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian and International activists working to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. They utilize nonviolent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge illegal Israeli occupation forces and polcies. Many ISM activists take part in actions against the Apartheid Wall. The ISM has prepared an online slide show on the Wall which can be viewed on their website.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S PEACE SERVICE (IWPS)
http://www.womenspeacepalestine.org/wall_photos.htm

IWPS Palestine is an international team of 16 women based in Hares, a village in the Salfit Governorate of Palestine's West Bank. IWPS documents human rights abuses, works with the media, and non-violently intervenes in abuses. IWPS engages in acts of non-violent civil resistance to oppose human rights abuses and the confiscation and destruction of land and property of Palestinian civilians. IWPS supports Palestinian and Israeli peace movements in their civil resistance to end the illegal military Occupation. The IWPS have posted a number of photos and other resources about the Apartheid Wall on their website.

openDemocracy.net
http://www.opendemocracy.net/home/index.jsp

openDemocracy.net is an online global magazine of politics and culture dedicated to establishing a democratic space for free thinking writers and activists. openDemocracy.net, features Eyal Weizman's article "Ariel Sharon and the Geometry of Occupation" sees Israel's "wall" across the West Bank as the latest architectural expression of a twenty-year old political strategy. This three-part series extends his "The Politics of Verticality."

ELECTRONICINTIFADA.NET (EI)
http://electronicintifada.net/bytopic/apartheidwall.shtml

The Electronic Intifada is a not-for-profit, independent publication committed to comprehensive public education on the question of Palestine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic, political, legal, and human dimensions of Israel's 37-year occupation of Palestinian territories. EI provides a needed supplement to mainstream commercial media representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Check out their comprehensive and daily list of articles and policy papers on the Apartheid Wall.

MA'SHA PEACE CAMP
http://nimrod.sweethome.co.il/zope/photos/2003-04-masha

The Mas'ha village is being separated from their agricultural land by the construction of the Israeli Apartheid Wall. The villages along with international peace activists have set up a "peace camp" to monitor the progress of the Wall. The Mas'ha Peace Camp has posted several images of the Apartheid Wall, as well as articles and updates on their actions against the Apartheid Wall and the Occupation. Sign the Mash's peace camp's petition against the Wall at http://stopthewall.org.il/mashacamp/petition/index.html

VERMONTERS FOR A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL
http://www.vtjp.org/background/Separation_Wall_Report.htm

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel works to support the survival of the Palestinian people and to end the illegal Israeli occupation through education, advocacy, and action. They are committed to the principles of self-determination for the Palestinian people, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and full civil and political rights for all Palestinians in order to promote the equality and safety of both Palestinians and Israelis. Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel have a comprehensive report about the Apartheid Wall and links to current news articles available on their website.

Al QUDS UNIVERSITY
http://www.alquds.edu/wall/

Al-Quds University's Abu Dis campus straddles the municipal line dividing Jerusalem from the West Bank. The University, home to almost 6000 students is currently being bombarded with the construction of Apartheid Wall through the main campus grounds. Their website explains the Wall's detrimental impact on the University and difficulties and advancements in education despite the Wall's construction.



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