Texas: home of the latest fight for the right to boycott Israel

This Palestinian American is fighting a Texas law that requires him to renounce his right to boycott Israel – the country that turned his family into refugees 73 years ago and continues to oppress them to this day. Israel loyalists have inserted these anti-boycott laws in 30 states around the country, despite the fact that the right to boycott has long been an American principle used by people of diverse political backgrounds.

When Eisenhower and Nixon reined in Israel and defied the lobby

When Israel invaded Egypt 65 years ago during the Suez Crisis, Pres. Eisenhower defended U.S. interests rather than enabling Israeli aggression. Even though he was up for reelection, he offered an exceptionally tough response: ‘We cannot – in the world, any more than in our own nation – subscribe to one law for the weak, another law for the strong…’ (Ike also opposed Israel after its Qibya massacre)

Rep. Betty McCollum introduces resolution condemning Israel’s designation of Palestinian orgs as “terrorist groups”

Longtime advocate for Palestinian rights Rep. Betty McCollum joined with many others worldwide in condemning Israel’s effort to demonize and silence Palestinian human rights organizations. So far just nine Congress members have added their names to McCollum’s resolution, H.Res.751.

New Reformed Church resource focuses on justice for Palestinians

“The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in its commitment to justice seeks to lift up the cries of the Palestinian people to draw attention to the abuses and atrocities that are faced by Palestinians on a daily basis. We hope that this resource will be used by churches to have a deeper understanding of the Palestinian question and its global implications.”