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Today's realities & tomorrow's leaders

Saturday, May 31, 2014 (All day) - Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day)

Co-Sponsored by Interfaith Peace-Builders and the American Friends Service Committee

Leaders: Rae Abileah & Maia Carter Hallward

Iowans explore UN's role in Palestine

Over 30 people attended “The United Nations and Palestine,” a program sponsored by the AFSC’s Middle East Peace Education Project (MEPEP) and Drake University’s Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance (MEPPA) on Tuesday, November 19 in Drake University’s Olmsted Center.

Monster Mash Remix Boycott SodaStream

Boycott SodaStream choir

Boycott SodaStream choir

AFSC Chicago staff and friends sing Monster Mash Remix -- Boycott SodaStream.

Check out the performance on Sound Cloud.

Lyrics by D-Pak

 

I was shopping for the holidays, late one night

When I saw a product that gave me a fright

The shelves were filled with SodaStream, to my surprise

So now we must expose all of SodaStream's lies

 

It's SodaStream

They're made on stolen land

And that's obscene

It should be contraband

It isn't green

The return of Palestinian refugees

In the Palestinian Nakba of 1948, hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated and razed off the map by the Israeli forces, creating one of the worst refugee crises of the century.

Today, many of the sites no longer exist, but traces of the past can be seen at times across a deserted landscape—namely a cactus tree here, or ruins of a church or a mosque there.

Peace & Economic Security Program - August 2013 Newsletter

AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program, based in Cambridge, has been busy building social and political movements across a wide range of issues. Our staff – Joseph Gerson, Paul Shannon, and Stephen G. Cary Fellow Sofia Wolman – work as a team to move our nation to prioritize human needs over military-industrial complex wars and profits.  See the attached document for an update on our staff's work to change policy and build the movement for peace and justice in Boston and beyond.

Israel’s settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory

West Bank Settlement

View over an Israeli settlement in the West Bank

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 of the conflict. This paper provides background on Israel's settlement policy and information about the work being done towards a just peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

AFSC to Launch New Palestine and Israel Newsletter

Sign up to receive AFSC's new Palestine-Israel newsletter. 

During July AFSC will launch a new Israel and Palestine focused newsletter.  The newsletter will be topical and will come out approximately three times each month. 

Popular resistance in Palestine

Palestinians march on International Women's Day

Palestinians march on International Women's Day

Palestinian women, joined by Israeli and international solidarity activsits march to the Kalandia checkpoint to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestine on International Women's Day 2012.

View images from popular resistance actions.

Palestinian resistance to occupation and injustice is overwhelmingly nonviolent. This nonviolent popular resistance is pushing for a new reality in which the occupation is ended, refugees’ rights are realized, and all people are treated with equality and justice. 

Abir Kopty: National speaking tour

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 9:00pm

 

AFSC is organizing a national speaking tour for Abir Kopty between June 7-16, 2013.

Please join us for one of these events.  

Abir Kopty: Popular Resistance and the BDS Movement in Palestine

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

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. 

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