Israel and Palestine Related Content

Iyad Burnat, Palestinian Activist, to Speak at ArtRage Gallery

Sun, Apr 19, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY

Contact:  Ursula Rozum http://ursularozem@peacecouncil.net (315) 472-5478 or Zachary Field http://z.m.field@gmail.com

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Carol Baum

No to Endless War

On Feb. 11, President Obama sent Congress a proposed joint resolution to Authorize the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would authorize and extend military action against ISIS for the next three years. The Syracuse Peace Council calls on Congress to reject this new AUMF, rescind the 2001 AUMF, and stop an “endless” war on the people of the Middle East.

Children of Gaza Benefit Dinner

Sat, Feb 21, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
May Memorial Universalist Society Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY, 13214

Join us in a benefit dinner to aid children in Gaza who are suffering from shortages and cold.  Our guest speakers will be Ariel Gold of Ithaca and her children, who have recently returned from the West Bank.

When:  Saturday, February 21, 2015 5PM - 7PM

Where:  May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY, 13214

Cost:  Sliding scale - $15 - $20 (less if necessary)

RSVP: Encouraged, but not required to cnybenefit@gmail.com 

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Drones and the Gaza Goldfish Bowl

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by Ed Kinane

In their coverage of this summer’s Israeli invasion of Gaza, the New York Times and many other mainstream media would have us believe that that bully, Gaza, is hitting poor Israel below the belt. Their narrative ignores key realities:

• Israel, a colonial settler state much like former apartheid South Africa, is the nuclear-armed regional superpower. It has one of the world’s mightiest militaries, thanks in part to three billion dollars in US military aid it receives annually.

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A Jewish Woman Working for Peace in Israel/Palestine

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by Mara Sapon-Shevin

Several weeks ago, as I stood with a sign as part of a vigil against the Israeli actions in Gaza, a woman passing by rolled down her window and gave me a huge thumbs-up. Moments later, she had parked her car and came running across the Erie/Genesee triangle where we stood to introduce herself as a Palestinian woman. We embraced and I introduced her to some of the other protesters, including another woman from Palestine. She cried and said, “I didn’t know there were people here that cared about this.”

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

From the

compiled by Carol Baum

SPC Garage Sale

Reduce! Get rid of unwanted stuff. Reuse! Your trash is my treasure. Recycle! Down with planned obsolescence. And support the Peace Council at the same time!
This year’s garage sale is September 13-14: Saturday 9 am–5 pm, Sunday 9 am–12 pm, 401 Scottholm Blvd., Syracuse. Drop off your “gently used” items Wednesday-Friday, September 10-12 between 9 am and 10 pm. Wanted: household and sporting goods, books, DVDs, games, toys, furniture, linens, tools, plants, art, jewelry, lamps, holiday items, appliances and more.

Weekly Vigil for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Erie Blvd. @ E. Genesee St. (across from the DeWitt Fire Dept.)

Come hold a sign consistent with our principles.

We Support:

How to Get Involved: 

Call SPC 472-5478 for more info.

 

Rally to End the Massacre in Gaza: Stand for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St.,, Syracuse

Please join us!

We Support:

Vigil for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Erie Blvd & East Genessee St

Central New York Working for a Just Peace in Palestine & Israel, a committee of the Syracuse Peace Council is holding a vigil for a JUST PEACE in Palestine and Israel.

WHY?

To oppose the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank & Gaza - the underlying cause of recurring violence.

To support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - an international, non-violent movement to put economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation

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BDS: An International Response to a Palestinian Request

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by Ann Tiffany and Carole Resnick

Beginning in the 1960s, an international economic boycott of apartheid South Africa helped sweep away the entrenched legalized racism of that oppressive regime. It was South Africa’s blacks and other people of color who sought that boycott. Today it is the Palestinian people who have called for a similar economic boycott of Israel in the form of a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Present-Day Apartheid

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