Increased militarization of the Israel-Palestine conflict, fueled by the U.S., doesn’t benefit anyone. Here’s how you can take action this semester to help:
Educate yourself on the issues
What is the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, and how does it relate to peace and equality in Israel/Palestine? Start a discussion group using End the Occupation’s “BDS: What it is and why it matters.”
Overlooking the illegal Israeli settlement of Shiloh in the West Bank.
Israel’s policy of building settlements in occupied territory is one of the core issues in the conflict. Illegal under international law, settlements are built on confiscated or stolen Palestinian land, are one of the core justifications for the building of the wall and the restriction of Palestinian movement within the West Bank, contribute to forced displacement, severely limit Palestinian access to basic resources including land and water, and perpetuate a system of segregation and legal and structural inequality between Palestinians and Israelis. Understanding Israel’s
Abir Kopty is a leading social, feminist, and political activist born in Nazareth and currently based in Ramallah. She will speak about popular resistance, the challenges to resistance in Palestine, and why the BDS movement is important for resistance on the ground.
Since AFSC joined the national SodaStream Boycott Coalition, one of the questions we are most frequently asked regards SodaStream alternative or replacement products. Of course the simplest alternative to buying a SodaStream machine is to drink plain water or other non-carbonated beverages. However, if you’re convinced that buying your own machine makes sense you don’t have to buy a SodaStream.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.