Americans for a Just Peace in the Middle East
We believe that Israelis deserve to life in safety and security and we also believe Palestinians do too.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
ISRAEL'S ECONOMIC WARFARE STILL KEENLY FELT IN GAZA By Mel Frykberg, The Electronic Intifada, 16 July 2010
RAMALLAH, occupied West Bank (IPS) -- Israel has received international praise for its decision to ease its crippling blockade on Gaza following the country's deadly assault on a humanitarian flotilla trying to bring desperately needed humanitarian aid to the coastal territory. But according to the UN and human rights organizations, the easing of the blockade is insufficient in meeting Gaza's needs.
PALESTINIANS UNITE ON HOUSING RIGHTS Report, The Electronic Intifada, 15 July 2010
The al-Rajabi family of the Beit Hanina neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem were made homeless on Tuesday, 13 July, after Israeli demolition vehicles razed their home to the ground. Five other homes and structures were destroyed earlier in the day in the Issawiya and Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhoods, also in East Jerusalem.
"THEY WANT US TO BE LOYAL TO THE OCCUPATION": MUHAMMAD TOTAH INTERVIEWED By Max Blumenthal, The Electronic Intifada, 15 July 2010
Muhammad Totah is one of three Palestinian legislators staging a sit-in to protest Israel's decision to expel them from Jerusalem. In an interview with The Electronic Intifada contributor Max Blumenthal, he details the Israeli government's plan for mass deportations of Palestinian citizens of Israel.
ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING FOR A DIFFERENT FUTURE By Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada, 15 July 2010
If you live under a colonial regime, the first thing you are prevented from doing is thinking about a future," proclaims Sandi Hilal, one of the founders of Decolonizing Architecture. "This is the first thing that the occupation imposes on you. And to propose in Palestine right now a future where you can plan, imagine, is something which is very important."
US UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS MUSLIM STUDENT GROUP FOR PALESTINE PROTEST By Brian Napoletano, The Electronic Intifada, 14 July 2010
In response to intense political pressure by multiple pro-Zionist organizations, the administration at the University of California, Irvine recently decided to suspend Muslim students' right to assemble and practice their faith together on campus. Brian Napoletano reports for The Electronic Intifada.