Gaza freedom flotilla

Ship to Gaza info night Since 2008 activists around the world have been sailing to Gaza to break through the Israeli siege and pressure governments to take action. Under a global coalition- Freedom Flotilla Coalition- this year another boat will embark on this journey. On the panel: Samah Sabawi is a Gazan Palestinian living in […]

Trump’s so-called peace plan

A smokescreen for Israel’s territorial annexation ambitions The Plan unveiled by President Trump on the 28 January 2020 is anything but what it purports to be. It gives Israel just about everything that Netanyahu and his most extreme supporters want, whilst giving the Palestinians virtually nothing. In effect the Plan assents to unilateral Israeli annexation […]

Deal of the century

“Deal of the Century” ignores Palestinians, not viable This is a joint Jewish statement.  See the list of signatories below. As organisations believing that Israelis and Palestinians can work together to build a common future in the Middle East, we express our deep concern at the announcement of President Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century.”The proposal […]

Where will hope come from? :: Bassam Dally

Bassam Dally is a Palestinian-Israeli-Australian academic, advocate and commentator. He is an executive member of AFOPA and Vice President of APAN.   “We should establish a new organisation called Palestine-Israel Liberation Organisation” said Obada in a conference on Palestine, late last year in Adelaide. He explained that Jews and Israel need liberation as well, to the […]

Tribal loyalties: personal stories of Jewish peace activists :: Avigail Abarbanel

There is an expectation in Jewish communities around the world that all Jews embrace Zionism and offer unquestioning support for Israel, ‘right or wrong’. Jewish identity and Zionism are commonly and deliberately blurred. Jews who criticise Israel or question Zionism are often excluded, vilified and threatened. If they express sympathy for the plight of the […]

Why Jews Shouldn’t Be Scared of the Palestinian Right of Return :: Rebecca Vilkomerson

Rebecca Vilkomerson is the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace. (Photo Credit: Christopher Hazou) Originally published in Ha’aretz.Liberal Zionists: If you oppose injustice, white supremacy, Muslim bans and deportations in America, oppose them in Israel as well.I joined Jewish Voice for Peace, then just a small Bay Area organization, in 2002. The first time I wore a […]

I forgot, like you, to die:  12 Palestinian writers respond to the ongoing Nakba

(Complete article published May 16, 2018 by Literary Hub)Yesterday, the global Palestinian community marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophic destruction of the Palestinian homeland and dispossession of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages. Hundreds of villages were depopulated and razed to the ground, hundreds of thousands of people torn from […]

Leave :: Zaina Alsous

(originally published in Asian American Writers Workshop) A hijacked plane in 1969 lands in Damascus. This means a plane was unable to fly away, to Tel Aviv. I read about the incident in the autobiography of Leila Khaled.This book is out of print. This means it is difficult to find her first hand account in text […]