Ainsworth United Church of Christ of Portland, Oregon just pledged to be a Pillsbury-Free-Church in support of Palestinian human rights. Join them!
Israel is silencing Palestinian human rights groups that expose the cruelty of Israel’s occupation – as usual, with no proof, and with an eye to ending the international funding that helps the Palestinian people survive.
Amazon isn’t just your one-stop shop for household items; Google is more than an internet search engine. These corporations are supplying Israel with the technology to enforce and deepen its occupation and apartheid over Palestinians.
Facebook’s faulty content moderation, plus Israel’s “requests” to the social media company to take down online content, results in unfair restriction on free speech about Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians. HRW calls for widespread investigation.
Israeli women with breast cancer receive medical and social support; Palestinian women regularly experience medical negligence when fighting the same disease.
The UK Labor Conference also condemned the ongoing Nakba in Palestine, as well as Israel’s attacks on the Al Aqsa mosque, forced displacements from Sheikh Jarrah, and the deadly assault on Gaza.
As Israel – recipient of billions of US taxpayer dollars a year – kills, wounds, and abducts Palestinians of all ages, the Associated Press continues its practice of downplaying or omitting news about Israeli violence. Articles highlighted in AP’s Morning Wire newsletter confirm the outlet’s ongoing bias.
“We reject Israel’s apartheid system of laws and legal procedures,” the United Church of Christ (UCC) stated at its general synod, in a resolution approved by 83 percent of members despite an appeal by the American Jewish Committee. (The term ‘apartheid’ for the Israeli system has been used by numerous experts, including South African apartheid leader Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African report on Israel, and scholars on the region.)
While the words “apartheid” and “sin” caused fear and trembling among some delegates, and were ultimately stricken, the UCC statement in support of justice for Palestinians was met with 83% approval (14% opposed, 3% abstained).
A quarter of Jewish voters polled by the Jewish Electorate Institute said they believed Israel is an apartheid state. This number rises to 38% for voters under 40.