Tag: BDS

  • Palestinians Demand Sanctions on Israel to Stop Illegal Annexation

    In a statement launched May 21st, tens of Palestinian civil society organizations, professional associations, unions, human rights and advocacy groups, and networks, representing an overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society, called on governments to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions” to “stop Israel’s illegal annexation of the Occupied West Bank and grave violations of human rights.” … Keep reading »

  • Palestine and the COVID Crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic is confronting governments around the world with an emergency health situation, requiring self-isolation, population lockdowns of many economic activities and households, mass virus testing, screening and hospitalizations, and much more. In areas of the world that are in the midst of armed conflict or military occupation, or are hosting refugee camps or … Keep reading »

  • Remaking the Politics of Palestine Solidarity in Canada

    It is not surprising that after 13 years of New Labour most of the party’s senior officials were now Blairites. What is most striking about their behaviour is how entitled they felt to act against the wishes of a dramatically expanded membership. Keep reading »

  • Renewing BDS in Canada and the US

    Since 2005, when a coalition of Palestinian groups issued the call for an international campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, the North American public has become significantly more cognizant of the racist atrocities committed daily by the Israeli state – indeed, these are hard to ignore. Since the siege of Gaza began … Keep reading »

  • The Viral Emergency in Palestine

    Over a dozen states, including Hungary, Ethiopia, Japan, Canada, and Botswana, have recently declared a “state of emergency” giving governments sweeping powers to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Israel did not have to do so, having incorporated emergency regulations into domestic law upon its establishment in 1948. Israel’s radical response to the global pandemic were thus … Keep reading »

  • “Between the rock of the occupation, and the hammer of coronavirus”

    The Coronavirus and the Conditions of Palestinian Workers “Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its natural state…” — Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1963). This past month Israeli soldiers dumped a Palestinian worker at a checkpoint on the border of the West Bank, … Keep reading »

  • COVID-19 in Gaza

    The Covid-19 pandemic is confronting governments around the world with an emergency health situation, requiring self-isolation, population lockdowns of many economic activities and households, mass virus testing, screening and hospitalizations, and much more. In areas of the world in the midst of armed conflict, military occupation, hosting refugee camps, or large pools of migrant workers, … Keep reading »

  • Dispatches From Palestine on COVID-19

    Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) is releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life in Gaza and the West Bank under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in both our minds … Keep reading »

  • Canada, Palestine and the ‘Deal of the Century’: Four Statements

    Reject Trump’s Plan: Exist, Resist, Return Canada Palestine Association The Trump Administration has just unveiled the details of its “Deal Of The Century.” This plan includes, but is not limited to: Giving legitimacy to illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. Annexing parts of the West Bank (including the Jordan Valley). Granting Palestinians a “state” made up of non-contiguous … Keep reading »

  • Canada, Israel and the UN Security Council

    Hanna Kawas Canadian activists have compiled a study of Canada’s 2019 voting record at the United Nations on resolutions [see list below] that document and censure Israeli violations of international law. There was much fanfare made about Canada’s orphan “yes” vote at the UN General Assembly this year on “The right of the Palestinian people to … Keep reading »

  • Attacking Palestine’s Future

    Traveling across Palestine, as I did to give lectures earlier this year, means following a perpetually fresh trail of repression. Omnipresent are the prison guard towers, the barbed wire, the Israeli soldiers with their massive guns and the separation wall. The day before an event at which I was speaking in Beit Sahour, a small … Keep reading »

  • Global Israel

    Securocratic War, Securocratic Borders, Securocratic Emissions Globally, human societies are veering toward the precipice of a cascading extinction event that is traceable to 20th century wars and to accelerated dangers following the end of the Cold War. This pivotal time could have seen the end of nuclear weapons and the near elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. … Keep reading »