Category: gaza

Sixteen years ago, 23-year-old American peace…

Sixteen years ago, 23-year-old
American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer
that was preparing to demolish a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
Corrie has since become an icon of global solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Born on 10 April 1979 in Olympia,
Washington, Corrie dedicated her life to defending Palestinian rights.
In 2003, she went to the Gaza Strip as a member of the International
Solidarity Movement. On 16 March 2003 in the Gaza Strip’s
southern city of Rafah, Corrie stood before an Israeli bulldozer in
hopes of stopping it from demolishing the home of a local Palestinian
family. She was
crushed to death when the bulldozer driver ran her over repeatedly,
according to witnesses.

In a letter sent to her family from Gaza
shortly before her murder, Corrie described the Palestinian suffering
she witnessed. “No amount of reading, attendance at
conferences, documentary viewing and word-of-mouth could have prepared
me for the reality of the situation here,” she wrote. “You just can’t
imagine it unless you see it.”

The late socialist Labour MP Tony Benn was a l…

The late socialist Labour MP Tony Benn was a lifelong supporter of Palestinian rights.

For decades he pointed out the influence of Zionist ideology and the Israel Lobby on the BBC and the UK Government.

politicalsci 2018-08-14 13:19:00

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Jewish Voice For Peace: “We are alarmed at th…

Jewish Voice For Peace: “We are alarmed at the targeting of organizations and individuals that
support Palestinian rights in general… These attacks too often take the form of
cynical and false accusations of antisemitism that dangerously conflate
anti-Jewish racism with opposition to Israel’s policies and system of
occupation and apartheid.

We live in a frightening era, with growing numbers of authoritarian
and xenophobic regimes worldwide, foremost among them the Trump
administration, allying themselves with Israel’s far right government
while making common cause with deeply antisemitic and racist white
supremacist groups and parties.”

A REMINDER:

A REMINDER:

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