Canadian activists looking to assist in the breaking of the siege of Gaza will launch a Canadian Boat to Gaza this fall. However, this Canadian version of the Freedom Flotilla that seeks to break the siege has a twist. Read more about Canadian Boat to Gaza to break siege, overcome "aid traps"
Grassroots Palestinian boycott campaigns across the occupied West Bank to take Israeli settlement products off the shelves of local stores have made an impact on the Israeli settlement economy, to the unease of the Israeli government, noted the Israeli daily Haaretz this week. Read more about West Bank boycott campaign impacting settlement economy
Mr. Prime Minister, it is an insult to the memory of those killed in the Israeli massacre against peace activists aboard the Mavi Marmara to have their blood “redeemed” by a man who has a record of violations against human rights and international law. Read more about Turkey must oppose Uribe appointment to flotilla probe
We are a group of students from Gaza, and our only fault is being Palestinians. For that, Mr. Corea, we are imprisoned with our families and loved ones in what major human rights organizations call the largest open air prison in modern history. The state you are planning to entertain committed a process of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous people in 1948. Read more about Chick Corea: don't turn your back on Gaza!
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the British dance group Faithless for declining to play in Israel this summer. The cancellation of the group’s Israeli gig is the latest in a string of cancellations of performances in Israel by artists and musicians of conscience. Read more about UK, Irish artists saluted for principled boycott stance
Once again, the Brand-Israel machine is in high gear, this time organizing a million-dollar international youth extravaganza in Eilat in September 2010 called “Funjoya.” This unabashed propaganda exercise is sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Tourism and the Israeli Student Union, among other official and semi-official bodies. Read more about Students, boycott Israel's propagandist youth festival!
We address you from occupied Palestine urging you to cancel your participation in an event hosted by the South African Union of Jewish Students entitled “Towards Peace in the Middle East — The Status of Current Democracy” at the University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday, 12 August 2010. Read more about Palestine's students call on PLO envoy to boycott South African Zionists
The Veritas Handbook, published free online this month, seeks to provide a comprehensive, accessible guide to Palestine’s history and key issues involved activism. Produced independently by activists and students, the book aims to meet a long neglected need. Read more about New guide puts Palestine history, debates in activists' hands
Al-Quds University is maintaining a joint Israeli-Palestinian master’s degree program with Haifa, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities, despite a decision taken by its own University Council in February 2009 to distance itself from Israeli academic institutions. Jillian Kestler-D’Amours reports for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Al-Quds University flouts own academic boycott
As Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied West Bank continues to be a strain on US-Israel relations, an unflattering light is being shone on US private donations towards the development of the settlements that are increasingly encroaching on Palestinian land. Alice Speri reports for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Activists work to stop tax-exempt donations to Israeli settlements