Birzeit University Institute of Women's Studies Urgent Call

              31 July 2014   As we write this statement, 25 days after the brutal incursion on Gaza, over a thousand and four hundred of innocent civilian women, men and children have been butchered by Israel’s war machine and much more are threatened to be killed. The call for raping Palestinian women by the

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Soros fund drops shares in Israel’s SodaStream

Mahmoud Kassem August 2, 2014 Soros Fund Management, the family office of the billionaire investor George Soros, has sold its stake in SodaStream, the soda making appliance producer that profits from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and was made popular by actress Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement. The decision comes as a number of big international investors, including the fund linked

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100 Spanish celebrities accuse Israel of genocide in Gaza

  July 29, 2014 SEVILLA, Spain (JTA) — A letter accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza was endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities, including Academy Award winners Pedro Almodovar, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. On Monday the actors, writers and directors endorsed a letter that Bardem published last week in the Barcelona-based El Periodico de Catalunya, the daily reported. “This is

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Gazafying Dissent

Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen on July 31, 2014 Israel does not want you to talk about the children it kills in Gaza.  And neither does your government. Western politicians and media have a long history of ignoring the horrific conditions under which Palestinians live under Israeli Occupation while paying universal homage to Israel as the “only democracy in

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In light of renewed call for boycott following latest Gaza attack, Verso Books offers free download of BDS anthology

    Adam Horowitz on August 1, 2014   In light of the ongoing Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and the renewed call from Gaza civil society to enact boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel, Verso Books is offering a free ebook download of its 2012 BDS anthology, The Case for Sanctions Against Israel, with contributions from authors such

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Stocks rise for Israeli drone-maker as Gaza slaughter continues

Submitted by Rania Khalek on Tue, 07/29/2014 – 19:42 As Israel ruthlessly destroys the besieged Gaza Strip, its largest developer of military technology, Elbit Systems, is benefitting from the bloodshed. US-traded shares of Elbit have climbed 6.1 percent since 8 July, when Israel began its latest offensive against the Gaza Strip. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Israel’s three-week long massacre of

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CITIZENS OF ISRAEL CHARGE ISRAEL WITH GENOCIDE

            Boycott from Within has sent the following letter to the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. We encourage others to do the same at http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/adviser/contactform.asp?address=1. You may use this letter. Dear Madame/Sir, We are citizens of Israel who oppose our government’s policies of colonialism, occupation and apartheid against

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Inscribing Palestine – A Poem

                  Jul 31 2014 By Ramona Wadi International abandonment a horizon exploding in hideous light beneath the massacred canopy echoes of footsteps, voices, laments the tapestry unravels, threads suffocating street corners, pavements, rubble and sand melting faces dissipating in kaleidoscopic chronology smeared with crimson hues parched land, resistant territory tears trailing from

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