Commemorating the Nakba in 2012
This year’s commemoration of the Nakba (or ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic) is marked with actions by the Israeli state and its Zionist counterparts that reflect their continuing inability to conquer the
indomitable spirit of the Palestinian liberation struggle or the solidarity it inspires from so many around the world.
Below are some of the current examples of Palestinian struggle, the forms of repression imposed, and actions you can take to express your solidarity with their struggle for self-determination.
More than 2,000 Palestinian Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike
Tha"ir Halahleh is on the seventy-six day of his hunger strike. According to the British Medical Association, death generally occurs between day 55 and 75 of a hunger strike. Here is the powerful letter Halahleh has written to his daughter.
In an extraordinary act of collective resistance, more than 2,000 Palestinian prisoners began an open-ended hunger strike on 17 April 2012. The hunger strike (named ‘the battle of empty stomachs’) is a protest against Israel's unjust arrest procedures, arbitrary detention, abusive interrogation and inhuman prison conditions. Read here about the strike.
May 17 marks a month of hunger striking by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.
Join a global 24-hour hunger strike in front of Israeli embassies, consulates and UN offices on Thursday, May 17.
Stop the Wall Offices Raided a Second Time
Stop the Wall is one of the most vibrant organizations of human rights defenders in Palestine, and has been promoting, for almost ten years, civil resistance and advocacy campaigns against the Wall and in defense of Palestinian rights to self determination.
On Tuesday, May 8, their offices were raided for the second time. This is the same day that the Israeli High Court rejected the appeals of Palestinian hunger strikers Bilal Diab and Tha’’ir Halahleh, imprisoned without charge and without trial, effectively condemning them to death. Israel fears popular resistance so it intensifies repression. This is the day Israeli authorities chose to escalate their repression against the Stop the Wall grassroots network of civil resistance against the Wall and the settlements. This raid is also a challenge to the powerful work they’ve done for a decade and their organizing for a World Social Forum - Free Palestine in November of this year in Porto Alegre.
Contribute to support the work of Stop the Wall and help pay for property damage.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions continue
On April 24th, the New York Times published a dangerous and slanderous ad paid for by the David Horowitz 'Freedom Center.' The ad invokes the Nazi holocaust in order to attack supporters of BDS, specifically professors who have signed the USACBI mission statement. This slanderous attack on proponents of BDS reveals that our movement is gaining strength, and that the opposition to BDS recognizes this.
Click here to read an Open Letter from the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).
Sign the IJAN petition in defense of those who bravely promote justice for Palestinians and against the egregious misuse of the legacy of the holocaust.
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Argentina :: Canada :: England :: Europe :: India :: Israel :: United States