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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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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Carol Baum

Cornel West Brings the House Down

Nakba Commemoration - 4th Annual

Sun, May 18, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave.

al Nakba: disaster, catastrophe

"Nakba" refers to the 1948 Palestinian exodus that occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs left, fled or were expelled from their homes in what is today the State of Israel. At this 4th annual commemoration, we will be joined by guest speaker Dawud Assad, author of Palestine Rising. Born in Jerusalem in 1931, Dawud lived in the village of Deir Yasin. He survived the infamous massacre there on April 9, 1948.

Free and open to the public, refreshments served.

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First Summit to Reassess the Special Relationship Between the US and Israel

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by Pat Carmeli and Ava Carmeli

Central New Yorkers Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel (CNY WJPPI), a part of the Syracuse Peace Council, was formed in 2009 after Israel’s completion of Operation Cast Lead. This attack on Gaza resulted in over 1,400 deaths, left thousands wounded (mostly civilians), turned homes to rubble, and ruined the Palestinian economy.

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SPC in Action

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

Cornel West to Speak in Syracuse

We are thrilled to announce that activist/thinker Dr. Cornel West will be speaking in Syracuse on Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm (doors open at 1:30) at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave., Syracuse as part of  the National Spring Days of Actions Against Drones. Admission is free. His talk will focus on “Connecting the Dots: Racism, Poverty and Drones” and is organized by the Peace Council and Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

“This Has Got to Stop.”
 –Judge Gideon, Town of Dewitt

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Palestine in Lebanon 65 Years Later

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by Dana Seidenberg

With fighting in Syria spilling over into Lebanon, Beirut’s Palestinian refugees—and now Palestinians in Syria—are caught in the crossfire of a regional conflict they neither started nor can abate. Israel’s iron-fisted policies of the last century, particularly the forced removal of Palestinians from newly-formed Israel in 1948, turned the whole East Mediterranean region into a combat zone.

CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel Meeting

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 11:30am
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:30am
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 11:30am
2013 E Genesee St. Syracuse NY 13210

CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel is a community educational and organizing project. We provide grassroots education and generate political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace. Coordinated by the Syracuse Peace Council, it includes people active in the local Methodist Task Force for Middle East Peace, the Islamic Society of Central New York, Al Huda Muslim American Society Mosque and Syracuse Jews for Peace.

Monthly meeting.

Nakba Commemoration

Sun, May 19, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY

al Nakba: disaster, catastrophe
The 1948 Palestinian exodus that occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs left, fled or were expelled from their homes in what is today the State of Israel.

 

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Israel's African Refugee Dilemma

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by Emma Giloth and Alexandra Mandel

Editors’ note: This piece was originally published in September 2012 in Interaction’s Monthly Developments magazine.

The beaming smile on Sunday Dieng’s face disguises a lifetime of struggle living as a refugee. Yet the scars covering his arms reveal a darker past. When he came to Israel five years ago, Sunday thought he could put these hardships behind him, but he has only faced a new series of crises as he fights for his right to be recognized as a refugee.

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