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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed, in a press release, the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students' Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under international law. read full story / add a comment
A group of Israeli high school students sent the following letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, explaining their refusal to serve in the Israeli army. read full story / add a comment
A week of events organized to bring attention to Israel's practices and policies which resemble the South African race-based system known as apartheid were held at hundreds of universities from March 2nd to 7th 2014. Among the universities that held events this year was the Israeli Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where a photo exhibit documented some of the issues faced by Palestinians living under occupation. read full story / add a comment
A group of professors, researchers and other academics from around the world published an open letter this week condemning the Israeli government's attempts to stifle debate and academic freedom at universities all over the planet. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian Legislator Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi welcomed the decision of the YMCA and YWCA, in Norway, to join the international BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and boycott Israel for its ongoing illegitimate occupation and oppression. read full story / add a comment
As thousands of protesters prepare to gather in Washington DC, on Sunday, March 2nd, to stand up against the policies promoted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a satirical video promoting the protest has raised the ire of AIPAC officials, who have threatened to sue the peace group ‘Codepink’. read full story / add a comment
Local sources report that at least 14 civilians were injured, and many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, on Friday, when Israeli soldiers attacked anti-wall non-violent protests organized in West Bank villages, using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.
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The Ayyad family, owners of the Cliff Hotel, located in Abu Dis, to the southeast of Jerusalem, managed on Sunday to stop the construction of a stretch in the segregation wall near the hotel which, if completed, would have rendered that property under Israeli control, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center.
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Last week, some 300 Palestinian activists established the protest village of Ein Hijleh in a cluster of palm trees and abandoned houses, in the Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea. read full story / add a comment
[Jerusalem – February 13 2014] Palestinian activists held a protest in front of the European Union office, in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, demanding an end to the illegitimate Israeli policies of displacement and demolition of Palestinian homes, and handed the EU office a letter in this regard. read full story / add a comment
February 4, 2014 - Large numbers of Israeli soldiers and border police have made several attempts to raid the reclaimed village of Ein Hijleh and, in return, the villagers stopped their forced advancement into the center of the village. read full story / add a comment
Dozens of nonviolent Palestinian activists managed to stop a meeting that was taking place at the Ambassador Hostel in occupied Jerusalem, between Palestinian and Israeli officials, and said “normalization with the occupation weakens the Palestinian cause, and beautifies the ugly face of the Israeli occupation”. read full story / add a comment
Just released by the American Studies Association:
The members of the American Studies Association have endorsed the Association’s participation in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. In an election that attracted 1252 voters, the largest number of participants in the organization’s history, the majority of votes (66%) supported the boycott. read full story / add a comment
Students in dorms at the University of Michigan were awakened to eviction notices on their doors, which said that they needed to vacate their rooms by December 13th, at which point the rooms would be demolished. read full story / add a comment
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