Moriel Rothman is an American-Israeli writer and activist. He is based in Jerusalem and is active with the Solidarity Movement. This letter explains why he is refusing to serve in the Israeli military.
Students join call of people of conscience around the world to divest from corporations that profit from Israeli occupation
Students from colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation.
Students from the occupied Palestinian territory and colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation.
Divest from occupation and violence
The We Divest Campaign is an effort to get investment giant TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that support Israel’s occupation the Palestinian territory, which includes the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), that contribute to the construction of settlements and the Wall, and/or that provide products or services that enable or contribute to attacks on civilians.
Dalit Baum, PhD, an Israeli activist fresh back from a December trip to Palestine/ Israel, and co-founder of "Who Profits from the Occupation" (www.whoprofits.org), an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace, has been researching corporate complicity in Israel's occupation and providing campaign support for dozens of corporate accountability campaigns around the world.
Native Iowans Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who, on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.
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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.