Gaza

AFSC Iowa responds to violence in Gaza

 “Equal Rights for All” is the message delivered to the Des Moines offices of Senators Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin by a hastily-gathered group of Iowans responding to Israel’s latest attacks on the Israeli-closed city of Gaza. As of November 16, Israel has unleashed more than 100 missiles on the people locked inside Gaza, and Israeli troops are being moved toward the city.

AFSC calls for an immediate end to the ongoing Israeli military attack on Gaza

The attack, code named “Pillar of Defense”, began 14 November with the assassination of Hamas’ Gaza Military Commander Ahmed Jabari and coordinated attacks on 20 alleged Hamas targets throughout Gaza.  These attacks have been followed by the continued shelling and bombardment of Gaza from the air, land, and sea.  Gaza is home to 1.6 million Palestinians of whom fifty per cent are children under the age of 18.

"Eyewitness Gaza" Film Debut

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 7:00pm

Portsmouth-based film-maker Tom Jackson has completed a new documentary, “Eyewitness Gaza,” which depicts life in Gaza through the photography of Skip Schiel.  The film will have its New Hampshire debut in Dover.

Chicago Middle East Program Fundraiser Benefit 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Creating Connections, Renewing Commitments - AFSC Chicago Middle East Program Fundraiser

Honoring recipients of AFSC's "Inspiration for Hope" Awards

Alice Walker*, Anna Baltzer, Sami Kishawi - for their activism and commitment to a just peace in Israel and Palestine

Program will include a buffet luncheon.

Tickets $50/general admission; $25/student & low income

Seating is limited for this special event!

*Alice Walker's award will be accepted by Ali Abunimah on her behalf.

Youth in Palestine uplift their communities

Let us live as we desire

Youth from across Palestine take active roles to address issues affecting their communities.

We Will Live as We Desire

More than 900 youth join AFSC’s Quaker Palestine Youth Program's annual celebration.

From Gaza with love: mourning Vittorio Arrigoni

AFSC staff of the Palestine Youth Program in Gaza have sent the following message to express their grief at the abduction and killing in Gaza on 14 April 2011 of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian citizen and member of the International Solidarity Movement.

Goldstone, Gaza and Accountability for Operation Cast Lead

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:10pm

A Call to the Community of Conscience: Goldstone, Gaza, and Accountability for Cast Lead

Public event featuring Adam Horowitz and Ali Abunimah

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

6:30 pm

University of Chicago, Kent 107, 1020 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by AFSC and Students for Justice In Palestine/Univ. of Chicago

*Adam Horowitz is a Jewish activist, co-editor of Mondoweiss and co-editor of "The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Investigation of the Gaza Conflict."

Congressional Briefing: Israelis and Palestinians Demand Peace in Gaza

by Tim Sallinger

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Laila El-Haddad, a Palestinian from Gaza, lives in Maryland with her children and husband, a Palestinian refugee denied the right to return to his homeland. Her parents currently live in Gaza.

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