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Military aid to Israel must be cut for regional stability

israel-soldiers-2015-sep[NOTE: This article was originally published on Middle East Eye on Sept. 21, 2015. I am reposting it here in advance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States on Nov. 9, where he and President Barack Obama will discuss an increase in American aid to Israel. Follow me on Twitter at @kristin_scribe]

Much has been written about how Israel and its supporters in the United States, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), suffered a blow when they were not able to stop the Iran deal this month.

Despite threats, tantrums and a congressional visit last March that defied presidential official protocol, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to sway Congress to defeat the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a pact that avoids war in part by allowing for international inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites. AIPAC and its newly created Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran spent nearly $40 million on television ads and funding trips for US congressmen to Israel, but they came away empty-handed.

Israel may end up being the biggest winner after all, at the expense of regional stability and peace for the Palestinians. If President Barack Obama and Congress move forward on promises of appeasement by, among other things, increasing the sale of F-35 aircraft, delivering “bunker busters” and increasing US aid to Israel to $4.5 billion annually beginning in 2018, they will enable Israel to unilaterally attack Iran as well as ensure Israel’s military occupation of Palestine for decades to come.

To be sure, Israel is not the only country clamouring for increased military aid because of the Iran deal. The Gulf states, too, will receive increased assistance. But American law ensures that Israel maintains a qualitative military edge. In other words, American handouts to Israel go above and beyond anything we give all other countries in the Middle East.

Furthermore, several former Israeli intelligence officers say the Iran deal is “their best option” and is in their “national security interests”. Israel is the region’s only nuclear power, a fact it once hid from the United States, despite securing American aircraft to protect the Dimona nuclear site in the Naqab in the 1950s. A variety of analysts estimate Israel has between 80 to several hundred nuclear warheads, but it has never signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty nor allowed international inspections.

Israel’s budget is fungible, so our funds allow it to spend its own money in other areas, such as in supporting settlement construction, subsidising settler mortgages, building the apartheid wall and so many other aspects of its occupation.

US foreign military financing accounts for 25 percent of Israel’s defence budget. More than one quarter of those funds can be spent on Israeli-manufactured equipment, known as off-shore procurement, definitely helpful in building its own military industrial complex. Our largess, unique to Israel, has allowed it to grow into the world’s sixth largest arms exporter.

Israel is not a tiny country surrounded by hostile neighbours as its propaganda continues to suggest. It is a powerhouse that not only has the most advanced military capability in the Middle East but has a nuclear arsenal as well.

$28bn to Israel

So why the demands for “bunker busters” and increased military aid, including funds for missile defence systems?

Simply put, with the newly reconstructed 30,000-lb “massive ordnance penetrators,” Israel would be able to attack Iran on its own with bombs powerful enough to reach fortified bunkers well below the earth’s surface. Currently, the US is near the end of a 10-year, $30-billion aid package to Israel. It expires in 2017 and already President Obama has pledged to renew the Memorandum of Understanding at the increased level of $45 billion through 2028. It’s true that this is separate from appeasement dealscurrently being cut. But taken as whole, it is clear Israel will continue to exploit the Iran deal until it gets what it wants.

Time and again, international studies, such as the Goldstone Report, the UN’s Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, and reports by Defense of Children International – Palestine section, among others, have shown that in contravention of international law Israel uses its weapons against a civilian population; that it has used chemical weapons such as white phosphorus; and that military forces routinely subject children to arrests, abuse and torture, for example. The US Arms Export Control Act forbids a recipient of US foreign aid from using American weapons or weapons purchased with American money against a civilian population.

Israel violates these laws with impunity. Until the United States ties its rhetoric on human rights, settlement expansion and ending the occupation with an economic incentive – that is, withholding US aid until Israel complies with international and American laws – things won’t change and, in fact, could get worse. Throwing more weaponry and money at Israel to quiet its anger over the Iran deal will just inflame the situation.

A diverse group of 11 social justice organisations in the United States is trying to avert new weapons and funds transfer to Israel. To date, nearly 50,000 people have signed the #NoWeapons4Israel petition targeting President Obama.

While coalition members realise it will likely not stop a process already in motion, the hope is that by gathering such a significant number of signatures the Obama administration will have to accept the fact vast numbers of Americans do not want to pay for the military subjugation of the Palestinian people or for Israel’s war on Iran. And as the grassroots says “no weapons for Israel,” tens of thousands of people also are saying the only way toward peace and regional stability is to end the occupation by stopping the transfer of US aid and military assistance to Israel.

 – Kristin Szremski is an award-winning journalist, who has covered Middle East issues for the past 15 years. She currently is the director of media and communications for the American Muslims for Palestine, a national education and advocacy organisation. She is based in Washington DC. 

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye. 

Photo: Israeli forces prepare to attack a group of Palestinians, protesting Israeli violations at Al Aqsa Mosque and Israeli forces for storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Ar-Ram town of Jerusalem on 15 September, 2015. (AA)

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In Douma, they miss Riham’s smiles

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog has been dormant for a long time. I’m in the process of creating a new site, which will have a broader scope and encompass many issues facing contemporary Muslims, such as Palestine, Islamophobia, identity.  I was waiting to conclude the transition before posting anything new. But this column was written in Arabic by a friend and colleague of mine, who was at Riham’s funeral. Its urgency lies in its poignancy and timeliness. So, with his permission, it is reprinted here in English. By the time Riham had died on Sept. 6, 2015 from the wounds she sustained after Israeli settlers firebombed her house, the world’s attention had moved on. Let us remember Riham, the way we remembered Ali, 18 months, and her husband Saad. Four-year-old Ahmed is still recovering from burns covering most of his little body.]

By Khaldoun Barghouti
Ramallah, Palestine
Occupied West Bank

The graves of the three members of the Dawabshe family, after Riham's funeral on Sept. 7, 2015.

The graves of the three members of the Dawabshe family, after Riham’s funeral on Sept. 7, 2015.

It’s not the smell of the Dawabshe’s burned house that will remind the visitors of what happened 40 days ago, neither will the walls of it’s original colours, which disappeared under a thick, black layer that will remind the 4-year-Ahmad of what happened to his family.

A Molotov cocktail, a bunch of Israeli settlers, and the last 40 days are enough to engrave the image Douma and Palestine of what settler terror can do.

A few days ago, Riham Dawabshe turned 27, but she didn’t finish her first day in the new year of her life. She joined her husband who died on their anniversary, and her 18-month-old son, 40 days after settlers burned him alive.

“I miss her smile, she always kept smiling, and I will miss the time I used to spend with her, asking for advice” said Alia Dawabshe, Rahim’s 13-year-old sister.

Alia turns back and disappears into the crowd of women dressed in black in her parents’ house. Their eyes are directed to the road, from where the coffin of Riham will be brought for the last good-bye.

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Saad, Ali and Riham Dawabshe

A few minutes later, Riham was there. The girls from Jourish school were all crying for  her. She was a math teacher, but
for these girls she was more than that.

“She treated us as if we were her daughters or little sisters. She used to spend time listening to us, and finding solutions to our problems, and now she’s gone, and it seems the killers will escape with their murder” said Nisreen, 17.

Riham’s mother had the last chance to see her covered body. She wasn’t allowed to see the face of her daughter; 90 percent of her body had been burned trying to rescue her children.

Ahmed Dawabshe, the sole survivor of the Israeli settler firebomb attack, is still recovering from his wounds.

Ahmed Dawabshe, the sole survivor of the Israeli settler firebomb attack, is still recovering from his wounds.

The relatives carried the coffin and rushed out of the house, while the cries rose higher and higher. They passed the blackened windows of the burned house. The body was laid for the funeral prayer service in the school yard. The school was renamed recently after her son Ali and her husband Saad Dawabshe. Now the name Riham will join them.

The Imam lead the prayer, and in the end he asked God for  peace to be upon her. A peace that seems so far from becoming true in Palestine.

Riham was carried on shoulders and taken to the cemetery. There were two fresh graves. A small one where Ali was buried, and the other held Saad.

While Riham was being buried, some people addressed the mourners. The loud speakers were so nearly deafening, but six feet under Ali and Saad were not listening. They were busy welcoming Riham, asking her about Ahmad, and whether he is going to heal from his burns.

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#Inequality – Targeting a beloved women’s rights activist simply because of her heritag

rasmea odehIn just a few short weeks, a beloved and respected community organizer from Chicago will begin an ordeal that will determine whether the US government will strip her of her citizenship, imprison her for 10 years and ultimately deport her to country unknown.

On Nov. 4, 2014, Rasmea Odeh will appear in federal court in Detroit to face one charge of ‘unlawful procurement of naturalization,’ for allegedly omitting an answer on her citizenship application. The end results could be devastating: Odeh, 67, faces a decade in prison and the revocation of the citizenship she gained 10 years ago.

Odeh, an attorney by trade, is known throughout the country for her activism, particularly for defending civil liberties and immigrant rights. She’s been a staple in Chicago activism circles for years. Her Arab Women’s Committee has more than 600 members and she’s a mentor to hundreds of immigrant women. She is well loved and respected, not only in Chicago, but throughout the United States.

To understand how a woman, who just last year was the recipient of the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s “Outstanding Community Leader Award,” came to this point, one must understand the geo-politics of America’s “special relationship” with Israel and how being Palestinian, as Odeh is, can sentence someone to a lifetime of inequality.

The life she successfully created for herself in her adopted country came crashing to a halt on the morning of Oct. 22, 2013, when agents from the Department of Homeland Security arrested her in her home. In one quick court appearance later that morning, where she was charged with lying on her citizenship application, past memories of physical and sexual torture by Israeli military officials, a confession compelled by that torture, which she later recanted, and 10 years of brutal and illegal incarceration came back to haunt the beloved community organizer.

“Rasmea was horrifically tortured for 25 days, she was denied access to a lawyer for 45 days. She – as were all the other (500 people) arrested – confessed under torture and then recanted her confession, but nonetheless, spent 10 years in prison. Then she was released in a prisoner swap,” and she came to join her father and brother in Detroit, who were naturalized US citizens,” her defense attorney Michael Deutsch told Flashpoint radio.

Odeh eventually relocated to Chicago, where she became the associate director of the Arab American Action Network. Ten years after arriving in the United States, she applied for citizenship. It was in this context that Odeh answered questions regarding previous arrests and detentions.

“She had been in the US for 10 years when she answered those questions and it was obvious to her the questions were about ‘were you ever arrested in the US?’ ‘Were you ever convicted and imprisoned in the US?’ They were trying to see how she comported with US society over those 10 years,” Deutsch said. “Nevertheless, they are going back 45 years and saying that she lied about the fact she had been arrested in a war situation and convicted of charges that were part of a systematic use of torture by the illegal occupation courts that the [Israeli] military set up on the West Bank,” he added.

The fact the Department of Justice is pursuing a case nearly half a century old, based upon a confession forced by torture in a foreign country, shows just how the US’ “special relationship” with Israel can hurt American citizens. Other notorious cases in the US have relied upon secret evidence supplied by Israel, such as the case against American citizen Mohammed Salah and the case against what had been the country’s largest Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation. In the latter case, the court also allowed Israeli witnesses to testify under disguise and in secret. Mohammad Salah eventually was acquitted of the charges against him, while five men from the Holy Land Foundation were convicted and are serving unusually lengthy sentences ranging from 15 years to 65 years.

Recently, Judge Drain dismissed a motion to dismiss Odeh’s case on the grounds it’s based on illegal evidence obtained in a four-year-old investigation into 23 anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. In the latest development, prosecutors are trying to create the impression that Odeh and her supporters present a danger to anyone serving on the jury and, therefore, are asking for an anonymous jury that would be sequestered. Calling her supporters, ‘hordes” and “mobs,” the prosecutor also is showing a bias against Palestinians and their supporters.

“There is a distinctly racist, anti-Arab undertone to the prosecutor’s motion, where spirited and dignified protests,” said key defense committee organizer Hatem Abudayyeh, who was one of the 23 activists targeted in the investigation. “Again, the federal government is trying to sow fear among people in the U.S. by criminalizing and stereotyping Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. As one of Rasmea’s lawyers said when he was informed of the motion, it ‘is only intended to play the ‘terrorism’ card and is unacceptable.’”

For her part, Odeh is continues her work with the women’s committee and her work at the Arab American Action Network to keep her mind off the impending trial. Looking at a flyer for an upcoming event at the end of the November, schedule two weeks after her trial is expected to end, she sighs.

“I hope I will be able to come. I am keeping busy to keep my mind off things. And I have hope. We must have hope.”

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Crying out in the darkness that is Occupied Khalil

I spent my life between occupation and occupation
And all the times of my life only know occupation and blood and fear and terror

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The above lines come from a poem written by Murad “Palestina” Amro. A young man from Hebron. His poems are published below. But first some background.

I’ve written about Murad ‘Palestina” before. This time, I’m not writing about him as much as I am just forwarding on his own words.  Words of Anguish. Words of Fear. Words of Despair. Words of Outrage at our silence; our complicity and our attempt to ignore the very real devastation wreaked at the hands of Zionist Occupation forces.

murad.butterflyI first started ‘talking’ to Murad in October 2011, a few months after my last trip to Palestine. Somehow pictures he posted of Hebron’s grape festival appeared on my facebook page and I posted a comment. From that time, I have come to know Murad as someone who finished a degree in agronomy, who loves to ride and train horses. He’s peaceful, generally happy and is not afraid to post pictures of butterflies or cats online.

In the past several months, Murad and his colleague in Youth Against Settlements have been arrested, some multiple times, harassed, threatened, beaten and, in the case of Issa Amro, tortured and threatened with death.  About 500 Jewish settlers are living illegally within the city of Hebron. Another 6,000 or so live in settlement blocs surrounding the outskirts of the city. Because of them, the Old City market – an area of a mere .6 miles –  now has 101 closures; more than 20 security cameras, some of which are mobile and follow you around. More than 1,700 shops have closed either by military order or because the closures keep shuhada streetout customers. The main thoroughfare – Shuhada Street – is off limits to Palestinians, who are relegated to a dusty path alongside the street, demarcated by cement barriers. In the pictures on the right, you can see Shuhada Street, taken during my visit in October 2010. In the second picture, you’ll see that internationals can walk down the street. These were members of the Christian group I traveled with. However, I was not allowed on Shuhada Street either. Not because I’m Palestinians – because I’m not. But because I wear a headscarf.

shuhad street2

After Baruch Goldstein, an American Jewish physician, gunned down 29 Palestinians in cold blood a they were prostrate in prayer in the Ibrahimi mosque in 1994, Occupation Authorities closed the Muslim worship center. When it reopened, a third of it was left for Muslims, who now must go through three security checkpoints to access their prayer hall, where 12 cameras record every move and every word.  Jewish worshipers are able to access the two-thirds of Ibrahimi mosque – now off limits to Palestinians – freely and without having to endure any security measures.

Since my first visit to Hebron in October 2010, things have gotten steadily worse, thanks to rampant settler violence and Zionist military incursions and night raids. During President Obama’s recent trip to the Holy Land, IOF forces rounded up school children in Hebron, all without comment from the purportedly  most powerful man in the world.

A new report by the United Nations Human Rights Council about the impact of settlers on Palestinian life categorizes the interlopers into three categories. This one best describes the settlers who daily intimidate and harass residents of Hebron:

 A third group seems to be motivated by political and religious ideologies; they live in the central part of  the West Bank, often very close to Palestinian communities.

The report lists some of the methods settlers use against Palestinians, especially those who live in Hebron:

The mission heard numerous testimonies on violent attacks by settlers, including  physical assaults, the use of knives, axes, clubs and other improvised weapons, as well as shootings and the throwing of Molotov cocktails. The testimonies also recounted the  psychological impact of intimidation by armed settlers trespassing on Palestinian land, at  Palestinian water springs or in the midst of Palestinian neighbourhoods in Hebron and East Jerusalem. In some cases, testimonies described years of violence and intimidation directed at the same Palestinian family living in proximity to settlements that had pushed it to abandon its properties.

The Israeli army also has a hand in evicting Palestinians from their homes and villages surrounding Hebron, according to the report:

The Israeli army routinely demolishes their shelters and  property, including those provided by or built with the assistance of aid agencies and  international donors. In the South Hebron hills, eight villages are at risk of eviction to make way for a new firing zone.

Murad has lived with this for most of his life. But his poems came shortly after his cousin Issa was released this week from Israeli custody, where he was tortured and threatened with death. I’ve reported in the past that one of the wifi networks used by settlers is named, “Kill Issa.”

Issa founded the non-violent youth movement called Youth Against Settlements. In addition to protesting the occupation non-violently, YAS also runs a community center where  youth are taught skills and coping mechanism. Because of his activism, Issa has been marked for arrest and intimidation.  In fact, prior to his most recent arrest, he had been taken into custody at least 20 times. His situation is so dire, the Geneva International Centre for Justice issued an urgent appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine on his behalf.

issaOne of the most prominent cases is that of Issa I.H. Amro, a Palestinian residing in Tel Rumeida, Hebron. Issa Amro is the coordinator of a youth movement (Youth Against Settlements) opposed to occupation and settlements and strongly committed to purely non-violent protests.

He started his activities while he was a student in 2003, after the army had forcedly closed the Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), claiming it would only provide knowledge to terrorists. Together with international supporters, Issa fought the decision until six months later the PPU was finally re-opened. Since then, Issa has become the most prominent face of the popular resistance in Hebron, closely working with international and Israeli organizations.

His activities make Issa a constant target for occupation forces and settlers alike. 

In 2012 alone, he was arrested over 20 times, for periods between several hours and five days, once during a trip to Jordan, as part of a broader policy of intimidation, aimed to stop his activities.

Numerous times during his arrests he was left blindfolded and handcuffed for hours, while Israeli soldiers, incited by settlers, launched death threats and curses against him, calling Baruch Goldstein, the author of the 1994 massacre, a hero.

Issa was warned several times by Israeli soldiers either to cease his activities or they would raid his house or shoot him. Complaints were never pursued. Instead, he was convicted of “incitement” and released under harsh bail restrictions even in cases when video evidence was given that he had never been involved in aggressions.

And so,  on the day the media report about Issa’s release came out, Murad sent these poems to me. The very least I can do is to help bring help facilitate his voice. The world isn’t listening. But maybe you will hear what Murad has to say.

murad1The story of a young Palestinian man
I really do not know where to start and how
I really do not know how you ought to be a prelude to talk with you to reach your hearts and your minds
I really want to reach the message of the Palestinian people for the world
I really want you all to know how we live here in occupied Palestine
I really want to know how life is within us
I really want you all to know how to spin organs of the human body in us
How the digestive system works and the respiratory and nervous and skeletal systems and all organs of the body
How life goes inside our bodies, not only on the nature and on the ground and the reality
I want you really want to know how we think and what we think and how to be our mood
I want you to know what is our own
I want you to know what we like and read
I want you to know that the most difficult story on the face of the earth since that human habitation of this land
I want you to know how  the occupation [affects] our hearts and minds
On our men and our children are our future and our dreams
I want you to all [know] accurately for the Palestinian cause and the reality in which we live
I am a young Palestinian from the general public
I’m not the president and I’m not a minister
I’m not a leader and not a famous man or a star
I, Murad, young Palestinian: simply living a simple life
I am a young Palestinian man I have many dreams
I am a young man dreaming of peace, security and stability, justice and freedom, friendship and love and hope
I am a young Palestinian man to die every moment a thousand times because of the occupation and because of the difficult and bitter [reality] in which we live
I am a young Palestinian man like millions of young Palestinians who live a hard life and harsh circumstances in the political, economic and security and all the conditions that all Palestinians live
I am a young Palestinian man carries painful memories
Memories kill me every day
I feel sad memories when I remember that I die
Detailed memories of murder and blood, suffering and loss of loved ones, displacement and displacement
Memories of terror and fear because of the Israeli occupation
Memories made my heart bleed every day crying we lost friends and loved ones were killed in cold blood and for no reason.

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murad3.horseKilled by occupation
Wandering memories in my mind every day when I remember my cousin when he was killed in cold blood in 2002 in front of my eyes and I’m a small child.
Memories, I remember my cousin the other who greeted the refrigerated [morgue] after his death in Israeli jails.
I was a young man, I forget, when I was five years old and Israeli soldiers searched the house and break everything –
Doors, furniture, glass and electronic equipment and I grabbed gown my mother and my mother was crying.
Mom, Dad

The soldiers who look at me with all the anger and hatred; and I do not know of them what they want.
Why look at me that way and I’m just a child at the age of five?
Why get all this way with me?

What is the crime committed by the child is 5 years old?

I am a young man did not forget [how they] arrested me and I am 11 years old.
That was on September 13, 2001
When the soldiers beat me for eight hours continuously and the reason the charge committed at that time because I carry my backback from school to home and I’m tired of study and school quotas.
The dream that brought me home to eat lunch and see my mom
But unfortunately I went to prison and I am a child.
I kid did not forget how you experience the tank with my body and I am a child and I said to the soldiers in the tank ‘kill me, you villains.’
I am a young man in every day I have a story with the occupation and the suffering that I hold, so large and not borne by mountains.
I am a young man I spent my childhood to the sound of tanks and aircraft bombing
I am a young man I spent my childhood to the sound of the guns and bullets
I grew up after a young man that I was several times shot  and cases of choking tear gas
I am a young man I spent my childhood between fear and terror and suffering and blood pouring
I am a young man I spent my childhood to the sound of bombing the homes of Palestinian civilians.
Among these houses was my uncle’s house

I am a young man I spent my childhood between nightmares and fear of occupation
I am a young man occupation woke me up out of sleep many times when you broke into the house
I am a young man I spent all the time of my life thinking that the occupation will come to attack
I am a young man I spent much of my time at military checkpoints waiting to cross from street to street
I am a young man and fear faced many difficulties
I am a young man taught me a harsh occupation on many things
I am a man to bring the experiences of my life, and I was 80 years old, but I was 24 years old
I am a young man and the occupation killed all my dreams and my ambitions and all hope
I had a young man, with a lot of sad stories.

But there are[other]  young men and the Palestinian families with  outlines of more stories
I am a young for many things in life
I am a man and I have nothing but my stories.
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Occupation lives in our hearts
I’m thinking every moment and every step that the occupation will come
I sleep, I wake up and occupation occupies all my thoughts and my emotions
Occupation is not only the occupation of land and resources
Occupation occupies the minds and hearts and love and hope
Occupation destroys the dreams and kils thel hope of everything
Occupation controls everything
Water, air, and food
The trees and stones and people.
The economy and border, industriy, trade and agriculture.

Occupation controls children and the future.

Every day brings Israeli barriers between the street and another street … Between one village and the other
Between the cities are the barriers and settlements.
I am a young unemployed.
Like a lot of young people I could not complete my graduate studies because of the economic situation
I could not pursue master’s and doctoral study because of poor economic conditions

I am a man never to find a job because of the occupation and its impact on policy, borders, economy and everything.

I am a young and cannot progress one stepin  my life
A lot of young people like me
Dream like all the youth everyehere of the world –  a happy life, happy marriage, happy  home, safety and love.
Dream of a comfortable job
Dream of a better tomorrow … Dream to return home every day without risk or any problems of the occupation and the settlers
I do not really know that when I leave the house, will I come back? Will I  return safely, wounded or as a  martyr?
I do not know what awaits me.
Death surrounds us everywhere, fear and horror.

Occupation killed our future and our lives
Occupation destroyed everything
The  psychological impact kills us every moment and we feel nothing but  insecurity and fear.
And I want you just to imagine  for a moment – How would you feel if you were under occupation???

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Height of irony: SodaStream ad attached to video showing Israelis arresting 18-month-old infant

An ad for SodaStream attached itself to this video showing Israeli soldiers arresting a mother and her baby.

An ad for SodaStream attached itself to this video showing Israeli soldiers arresting a mother and her baby.

Google Ads for SodaStream, the carbonated beverage maker produced in Israeli settlements, seem to be hounding my every move on the Internet these days. That’s most likely because I’m in the midst of working on a nationwide interfaith collaborative boycott campaign against the newest kitchen-tech gadget to hit the American market.

One such appearance recently, however, reached the heights of perfect irony. Were it not so sickening, it could almost be funny: Google placed a SodaStream ad on the bottom of a video that captured Israeli soldiers arresting a young Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old baby.

SodaStream is marketing itself as a holistic and environmentally friendly alternative to established sodas, such as Coca Cola and Pepsi. It’s supposed to help cut down on plastic bottles in landfills and its syrups are supposed to be less expensive and healthier than pop you’d buy in the store. All advertorial hyperbole, based upon one investigation.

The biggest reason Palestine solidarity activists around the world are boycotting SodaStream is because it is produced, in part, in an Israeli settlement, which is built illegally on stolen Palestinian land. Settlements entrench Israel’s colonizing and apartheid  policies by confiscating ever more land, roads and buffer zones meant only for Jewish residents. Because settlements are protected by the Apartheid Wall, checkpoints and Israel’s security apparatus, Palestinians have lost their freedom of movement. Many of them have lost their jobs as a result because they cannot travel into 1948 Palestine anymore, or because the Wall has cut them off from their fields and other livelihoods. As a result, many Palestinians  — including children as young as 12 — work in settlements. They are routinely underpaid and overworked, according to a new study by  WhoProfits.org, an organization that tracks companies that profit from the occupation.

Another reason activists boycott products made in settlements is because these items support the settlement industry, which in turn helps nourish Israel’s continued occupation of Palestine.

Another practice that shores up the occupation is Israel’s random arrest and detention of Palestinians. Currently, more than 4,600 Palestinians are incarcerated illegally in Israeli prisons. Every year, some 700 children, as young as 10 years old, are arrested and processed through Israel’s military court system, according to Swiss-based organization Defence for Children International – Palestine Section. As of December 2012, nearly 180 children were behind bars.

Apparently, 18 months isn’t too young to be jailed. On Jan. 19, Israeli soldiers, acting to help illegal settlers appropriate Palestinian land and olive orchards, arrested Qamar, her mother Rima Ismail Awad, and several others as they attempted to access their land.

Ma’an News reported that the infant was released that night, while Rima was released the following day.

What kind of democracy takes a baby into custody?

The fact a SodaStream ad appeared on the video of the violent arrest breaches credulity. SodaStream is a product that supports an occupation apparatus that allows for the incarceration of an infant – and indeed thousands and thousands of innocent Palestinians, many of whom are being held without charge or trials. Samer Al-Issawi is one such prisoner. He is in critical condition and near death, after having refused food for 184 days to protest Israel’s use of administrative detention, torture and other human rights abuses.

SodaStream needs to go away, and settlements along with it. Boycott, divestment and sanctions is the one way to make this happen. BDS is a peaceful method to pressure Israel to comply with international law in the absence of global diplomatic or political pressure.

Do you part. Join BDS. Boycott SodaStream. Fight for justice for Palestinian prisoners. And stand in solidarity with Palestinians as they work for their internationally guaranteed right of self-determination.

The interfaith boycott committee, housed within the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, is a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim activists committed to working for justice in Palestine. American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for PeaceUnitarian Universalist for Middle East Justice, Quakers and other Christians groups are involved. We’re gearing up to kick off our campaign on SuperBowl Sunday, when SodaStream plans to have a splashy commercial during the fourth quarter. Get involved by entering a ‘spoof commercial’ video contest, holding a Fizzies For Freedom house party on Super Bowl Sunday, or join our Twitter campaign. For more information and the list of all the fun ways you can help boycott SodaStream, click here

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BREAKING: Israelis arrest Hebron woman defending her home from settler attack

Broken glass and a rifle barrel can be seen outside the Hebron home of Jamela Shalaldeh for defending herself and her daughter from a violent attack by illegal colonizing settlers. (Photo by Youth Against Settlements)

(MAY 6, 2012) — Israeli Occupation Forces today arrested Jamela Shalaldeh, of Shuhada Street in Al Khalil, for defending her home against violent attack by colonial enterprise settlers, according to activists there.

Members of Youth Against Settlements posted pictures and an announcement of the attack and arrest on Facebook. Settlers apparently attacked the house while Jamela was home alone with her daughter.

But, instead of arresting the vandals, Occupation Forces arrested Jamela because she acted as any parent would to defend her daughter and home from invasion.

Pictures show vast amounts of broken glass on the street. Jamela lives on Shuhada Street, the Old Market area’s main thoroughfare, which is off-limits to Palestinians. Jews may travel on the street, while Palestinians are kept to a narrow, barricaded sidewalk for a portion of the street. They may not cross the street or continue alongside it after a certain point because of illegal settlements there,

(When I was in Al Khalil in October 2010, IOF soldiers prohibited me from crossing Shuhada Street simply because I wear hijab. They finally relented after making me and the American Christian group I was traveling with stand in the sun for 20 minutes.)

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Horowitz’ list of BDS supporters shows massive US support

‘Endearing’ Zionist Islamophobe David Horowitz today ran an ad 20120424113007773 (1) in the New York Times, linking the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to the tragic murders of three Jewish children and four adults in Toulouse, France in March. Horowitz goes on to belittle the Holocaust by invoking its savage memory in attempts to frame the BDS movement as one promoting hate.

The ad smears Berkeley Professor Dr. Hatem Bazian, who is also the chairman of the organization for which I work, The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), as well as Joseph Massada and Bill Ayers, among others.

Actually, Horowitz did the BDS movement a big favor by listing the more than 1,0000 organizations and individuals who support the life-affirming, inclusive movement that wants to hold Israel accountable for its  numerous violations of international and law and flagrant abuse of Palestinian human rights. He did us a favor because we can be emboldened by the long list of supporters. We can also be motivated to action because so many worthwhile organizations and individuals were not included. This can only make us redouble our efforts to do more for BDS.

So, I guess we should thank David for bringing attention to  BDS in the mainstream media. For anyone who wants more info on BDS, go to www.bdsmovement.net. And enjoy Horowitz’ list of BDS supporters below:

Endorsements from Colleagues at American Institutions:
Note: institutional names are for identification purposes only.

Elizabeth Aaronsohn, Central Connecticut State University
Elmaz Abinader, Mills College*
Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University***
Mohammed Abed, California State University, Los Angeles
Thomas Abowd, Colby College
Khaled Abou El Fadl, University of California, Los Angeles, Law School
Feras Abou-Galala, University of California, Riverside***
Matthew Abraham, DePaul University
Wahiba Abu-Ras, Adelphi University
Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Montclair State University
Roberta Ahlquist, San Jose State University
Neel Ahuja, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrew Aisenberg, Scripps College
Kazem Alamdari, California State University, Northridge
Norma Alarcon, University of California, Berkeley
Charlotte Albrecht, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lisa Albrecht, University of Minnesota
Ammiel Alcalay, Queens College/ CUNY Graduate Center
Alexander Alekseenko, California State University, Northridge
Anthony Alessandrini, City University of New York, Kingsborough
Hamid Algar, University of California, Berkeley
Nosheen Ali, Stanford University
Diana Allan, Harvard Society of Fellows
Sama Alshaibi, University of Arizona
Naser Alsharif, Creighton University
Akram Alshawabkeh, Northeastern University
Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Floyd Anderson, State University of New York, Brockport
Sinan Antoon, New York University*
Ibrahim Aoude, University of Hawai‘i
Anjali Arondekar, University of California, Santa Cruz
Naseer Aruri, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Barbara C. Aswad, Wayne State University
Sophia Azeb, University of Southern California
Bill Ayers, University of Illinois, Chicago
Barbara Nimri Aziz, anthropologist and independent scholar, Pacifica Radio
Alice Bach, Case Western Reserve University
Paola Bacchetta, University of California, Berkeley
Karran Baird-Olson, California State University, Northridge
Raymond William Baker, Trinity College, Hartford CT
Joanne Barker, San Francisco State University
Ian Barnard, California State University, Northridge
Trisha Barua, University of California, Davis
Ryvka Bar Zohar, New York University
Elisabeth Bass, George Washington University
Anis Bawarshi, University of Washington
Rosalyn Baxandall, SUNY Old Westbury
Nabil Bayakly, University of Memphis
Moustafa Bayoumi, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Nagwa Bekir, California State University Northridge
Jonathan Beller, Pratt Institute
Anzia Bennett, University of New Mexico
Susan E. Benson, University of Washington
Michael Bentley, University of Tennessee
Joan Berezin, Berkeley City College
Gerald Bergevin, Northeastern University
Judith Berlowitz – Independent scholar
Lincoln Bergman, University of California, Berkeley
Tithi Bhattacharya, Purdue University
Alisa Bierria, University of California, Berkeley
Jack Bishop, University of California, Los Angeles
John D. Blanco, University of California, San Diego
Dreama Blankenbeckler, Antioch University Seattle*
Judith Blau, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hagit Borer, University of Southern California
Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara
Purnima Bose, Indiana University
Issa Boulos, University of Chicago
Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University
Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico
Bruce Braun, University of Minnesota
Gray Brechin, University of California, Berkeley
Timothy Brennan, University of Minnesota
Steve Breyman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Robert Brooks, Cornell University
Anna Brown, Saint Peter’s College
Jayna Brown, University of California, Riverside
Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College
Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
Bill Buttrey, University of Southern California
Umayyah Cable, University of Southern California
Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University
George Caffentzis, University of Southern Maine
Michael Cahn, University of California, Los Angeles
Catherine Caldwell-Harris, Boston University
Steve Cameron, North Iowa Area Community College
Scott Campbell, New York University
Darshan Elena Campos, scholar
Corey N. Capers, University of Illinois, Chicago
Micha Cardenas, University of California, San Diego
Berenice A. Carroll, Purdue University
Courtney Carter, Hood College
Rand Carter, Hamilton College
Margaret Cerullo, Hampshire College
Sarika Chandra, Wayne State University
Shefali Chandra, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Piya Chatterjee, University of California, Riverside
Claudia Chaufan, University of California, San Francisco
Jolie Chea, University of Southern California
Michele Cheung, University of Southern Maine
Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies, Cornell University
Dennis Childs, University of California, San Diego
C. Francis Chun, University of Hawaii
Andy Chung, San Francisco State University
Mark S. Clinton, Holyoke Community College
Dana Cloud, University of Texas, Austin
James Coady, Ohio University
Marjorie Cohn, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Peter Collas, California State University, Northridge
William A. Cook, University of LaVerne
Michael J. Coyle, California State University, Chico
Elyse Crystall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas, University of California, Riverside
Patricia Cull, Mission Campus, City College, San Francisco
Bouthaina Shbib Dabaja, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University**
Christopher Dale, New England College
Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University**
Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ashley Dawson, City University of New York
Iyko Day, Mt. Holyoke College
Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University
Ken De Bevois, University of Oregon
Chris Decker, Buffalo University
Nicholas De Genova, Columbia University
Lara Deeb, University of California Irvine***
Natalia Deeb-Sossa, University of California, Davis
Riet Delsing, independent researcher
Gina Dent, University of California, Santa Cruz
Benjamin Dharlingue, University of California, Davis
Vicente M. Diaz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Paula DiMarco, California State University, Northridge
Roger Dittmann, Californa State University, Fullerton
Owen Doonan, California State University, Northridge
Alireza Doostdar, Harvard University
Ann Douglas, Columbia University
Eleanor Doumato, Brown University
Patti Duncan, Oregon State University
Anna Durrans, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Linfield College
Linda Eby, Portland Community College
Ronald Edwards, DePaul University
David Eggenschwiler, University of Southern California
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University, San Antonio
Amy Elder, University of Cincinnati
Charles Elerick, The University of Texas at El Paso
Nada Elia, Antioch University, Seattle***
Martha Escobar, University of California, San Diego
C. Rueda Esquibel, San Francisco State University
Julia Matsui Estrella, University of Hawai’i adjunct faculty
Nava EtShalom, University of Michigan*
Joseph Farbrook, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
James Faris, University of Connecticut
Grant Farred, Cornell University
Sasan Fayazmanesh, California State University, Fresno
Kevin Fellezs, University of California, Merced
Nina Felshin, Wesleyan University
Margaret Ferguson, University of California, Davis
Lucy Ferriss, Trinity College
James Fetzer, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Raya Fidel, University of Washington
Les W. Field, University of New Mexico
Gary Fields, University of California, San Diego
Aisha Finch, University of California, Los Angeles
Allan Fisher, City College of San Francisco
Ana Fisher, City College of San Francisco
Chris Fitter, Rutgers University, Camden
Manzar Foorohar, California Polytechnic State University***
Paul Foote, California State University, Fullerton
John Foran, University of California, Santa Barbara
Brian Ford, Montclair High School, Center for Social Justice
Dennis Fox, University of Illinois, Springfield
Robert Frager, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Cynthia Franklin, University of Hawai’i
H. Bruce Franklin, Rutgers University – Newark
Carla Freccero, University of California, Santa Cruz
Barry Fruchter, Nassau Comunity College
Benjamin Frymer, California State University, Sonoma
Diane Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara
Abigail A. Fuller, Manchester College
Rosa Furumoto, California State University, Northridge
Julie Gallagher, Penn State University, Brandywine
Nancy Gallagher, University of California, Santa Barbara
Keya Ganguly, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
George Garcia, University of Michigan
Jorge Garcia, California State University, Northridge
Maria Elena Garcia, University of Washington
Ednie Garrison, University of South Florida
Irene Gendzier, Boston University
Abeer Al Ghananeem, University of Kentucky
Burhan Ghanayem, National Institutes of Health (Ret.)
Jess Ghannam, University of California, San Francisco***
Rukhsana Ghazanfar, University of Idaho
Bishnupriya Ghosh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ayesha E. Gill, UCLA
Terri Ginsberg, Manhattanville College
Him Glover, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Sherna Berger Gluck, California State University Long Beach***
Mishuana Goeman, Dartmouth College
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico
Macarena Gomez-Barris, University of Southern California
Marta Gonzales, California State University, Northridge
Julia Good Fox, Haskell Indian Nations University
Avery Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara
Arthur Grant, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Kiana Green, University of Southern California
Susan Greene, San Francisco Art Institute
Inderpal Grewal, University of California, Berkeley
Mindy Guilford, University of Southern California
Andrew Paul Gutierrez, University of California, Berkeley
Marilyn Hacker, City University of New York*/**
Christian Haesemeyer, University of California, Los Angeles
Elaine Haglund, California State University, Long Beach
Elaine Hagopian, Simmons College
John Halaka, University of San Diego
Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles***
Dorcas Haller, Community College of Rhode Island
Leila Hamdan, George Mason University
Amir Hamdoun, Northeastern University
Sora Han, University of California, Irvine
Amira Hanafi, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sophie Hand, North Central College
Barbara Harlow, University of Texas, Austin
Duchess Harris, Macalester College
Gillian Hart, University of California, Berkeley
George Hartley, Ohio University
John Hartung, State University of New York, Brooklyn
Mahamood Hassan, California State University, Fullerton
Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State University
Frances Hasso, Oberlin College
Paul Hatgil, professor emeritus, University of Texas
Geraldine Haynes, University of Washington
Nicholas Heer, University of Washington, Seattle
Paul M. Heideman, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – Newark
Lyn Hejinian, University of California, Berkeley
Lynette Henderson, California State University, Northridge
Glenn Hendler, Fordham University
Edward S. Herman, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania**
Sami Hermez, Princeton University
Gerise Herndon, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Annie Higgins, Wayne State University
Chris Highley, Ohio State University
Musa al-Hindi, Independent Scholar
Lisa Maria Hogeland, University of Cincinnati
James E. Holdman, Inver Hills Community College
Janet Holmes, Boise State University*
Jim Holstun, State University of New York, Buffalo
Christine Hong, UC Santa Cruz
Giovanni Hortua, California State University, Long Beach
Hamid Hosseini, McGowan School of Business, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Nubar Hovsepian, Chapman University
LeAnne Howe, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Sally Howell, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis
Mary Husain, California State University, Fresno
Azfar Hussein, Oklahoma State University
Hussein Mohamed Hussein, New York University
Ginna Husting, Boise State University
Mahmood Ibrahim, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Noel Ignatiev, Massachusets College of Art and Design
Ibrahim Imam, University of Louisville
Foad Izadi, Louisiana State University
Pranav Jani, Ohio State University
Amira Jarmakani, Georgia State University
Robert Jensen, University of Texas, Austin
Kenneth Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, Abington
Brian Johnston, Carnegie Mellon University
Pierre Joris, State University of New York, Albany
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis
Donna Joss, Worcester State College
Djelal Kadir, Pennsylvania State University
Mohja Kahf, University of Arkansas*
Dennis Kalob, New England College, President of the Association for Humanist Sociology
Rhoda Kanaaneh, New York University
Ronak K. Kapadia, New York University
Tomis Kapitan, Northern Illinois University
Amy Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania
Carolyn Karcher, Temple University (emerita)
Susan Katz, University of San Francisco
Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University
J. Ke-haulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University**
David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Keith, Binghamton University
James Kellenberger, California State University, Northridge
Robin D.G. Kelley, University of Southern California**
Jenny Kelly, University of Texas Austin
Assaf Kfoury, Boston University
Issam Khalidi, Independent Scholar
Andrea Khalil, Queens College, City University of New York
Mohamed Khattab, Cornell University
Sang Hea Kil, San José State University
Elaine H. Kim, University of California, Berkeley
Elliott Kim, University of California, Riverside
Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside
Kathleen Kinawy, University of Southern Maine
Laurie King, independent scholar
Laurence Kirby, City University of New York
Robert Kirkconnell, Academics for Justice
Kent Kirkton, California State University, Northridge
David Klein, California State University, Northridge***
Peri Klemm, California State University, Northridge
Lisa Maya Knauer, University of Massachusets, Dartmouth
Susan Kneedler, independent scholar
Harold Knight, Southern Methodist University
Yael Korin, University of California, Los Angeles
Dennis Kortheuer, California State University, Long Beach***
Eiko Kosasa, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawai’i
Joel Kovel, Independent Scholar
Deepa Kumar, Rutgers University
Kevin Kumashiro, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nisha Kunte, University of Southern California
Felix Salvador Kury, San Francisco State University
Alok Laddha, Pennsylvania State University
Greta LaFleur, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Maivan Clech Lam, CUNY Graduate Center (emeritus)
Mark Lance, Georgetown University
Werner Lange, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Margaret Langer, University of the Pacific
Amanda Lashaw, University of California, Davis
Paul Lauter, Trinity College
Gregory Laynor, University of Washington
Marisol Lebron, New York University
Henrike Lehnguth, University of Maryland
Priscilla Leiva, University of Southern California
Renee Levant, Fort Hays State University
Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Southern Connecticut State University
Martha Lincoln, CUNY Graduate Center
Peter Linebaugh, University of Toledo
Evan Litwack, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kawika Liu, University of Hawai’i John A Burns School of Medicine
David Lloyd, University of Southern California***
Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania
Claudia Garriga Lopez, New York University
Eric Lott, University of Virginia
Jose Antonio Lucero, University of Washington
Eithne Luibheid, University of Arizona
Eileen Lundy, University of Texas, Austin
Georgette Loup, University of New Orleans
Jennifer Lowenstein, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico
Barry Lumsden, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Laura E. Lyons, University of Hawai’i
Paul Lyons, University of Hawai’i
Graham MacPhee, West Chester University
Shireen Mahdavi, University of Utah
Sunaina Maira, University of California, Davis***
Saree Makdisi, UCLA
Sana Makhoul, Evergreen Valley College and De Anza College
Sheena Malhotra, California State University, Northridge
Harriet Malinowitz, Long Island University
Ahmad Malkawi, University of Kentucky
Brian Malovany, University of San Francisco
Amina Mama, University of California, Davis
Massimo Mandolini-Pesarisi, Yale University
Nabil Marshood, Hudson County Community College
Flo Martin, Goucher College
Joseph Massad, Columbia University
Khaled Mattawa, University of Michigan*
Todd May, Clemson University
Andrea Mays, University of New Mexico
Mike Mazon, Woodbury University
Ali Mazrui, State University of New York, Binghamton
Janet Ellis McAdams, Kenyon College*
Justine McCabe, Independent Scholar
Bryan McCann, University of Texas, Austin
Jeffery McClain, Long Island University
Kate McCullough, Cornell University
Daniel McGowan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Sarah E. McKibben, University of Notre Dame
Amanda McQuade, Clark University
Jodi Melamed, Marquette University
Jad Melki, University of Maryland
Martin Melkonian, Hofstra University
Targol Mesbah, California Institute of Integral Studies
Wiliam Messing, University of Minnesota
Gregory Meyerson, North Carolina A and T University
Frann Michel, Willamette University
Ali Mili, Rutgers University
Glen Mimura, University of California, Irvine
Yong Soon Min, University of California, Irvine
Adam Miyashiro, Stockton College
Minoo Moallem, University of California at Berkeley
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
Kelvin Monroe, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN
Theresa Montano, California State University, Northridge
Agustin Lao Montes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jay Moore, University of Vermont
Manijeh Moradian, New York University
Jessica Morris, University of Louisville
Fred Moten, Duke University
Katherine Mottola, University of Washington
Fouad Moughrabi, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Aamir Mufti, University of California, Los Angeles
Ahlam Muhtaseb, California State University, San Bernardino
Bill Mullen, Purdue University**
Carlos Munoz, Jr., University of California, Berkeley
Donna Murdock, University of the South
Mara Naaman, Williams College
Nadine Naber, University of Michigan
Mira Nabulsi, San Francisco State University
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College, CUNY
Deborah Al-Najjar, Univ of Southern California
Sadu Nanjundiah, Central Connecticut State University
Brian Napoletano, Purdue University
Asma Al-Naser, University of Pennsylvania
Manijeh Nasrabadi, New York University
Sionne Neely, University of Southern California
Jytte Nhanenge, author and scholar
Gina Nobile, Teachers College, Columbia University
Panivong Norindr, University of Southern California
Anne Norton, Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
David O’Connell, Georgia State University
Laura O’Connor, University of California, Irvine
Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani, James Madison University
Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University
Daniel Olmos, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jennifer Olmsted, Drew University
Judy Olson, California State University, Los Angeles
Martin Orr, Boise State University
Larry Oviatt, California State University, Northridge
Rupal Oza, Hunter College, CUNY
Louis Palazzo, University of Southern California
Sirena Pellarolo, California State University, Northridge
David Naguib Pellow, University of Minnesota
Anthony Peressini, Marquette University
Hiram Perez, Vassar College
Juliane Perez, San Francisco State University
Marina Perez de Mendiola, Scripps College
Issa Peters, Thunderbird School of Management
Dawn Peterson, New York University
James Petras, Binghamton University**
Cecile Pineda, San Diego State University
Kavita Philip, University of California, Irvine
Adrienne Pine, American University
Julio Pino, Kent State University
Edie Pistolesi, California State University, Northridge***
John W. Ploof, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Haley Pollack, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Deborah Poole, The Johns Hopkins University
Garry Potter, Wilfrid Laurier University
Mike Powelson, California State University, Northridge
Janet Powers, Gettysburg College
Vijay Prashad, Trinity College
Gautam Premnath, University of California, Berkeley
Arthur Preisinger, Texas Lutheran University
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Goddard Spaceflight Center
David Pruitt, St. Louis Community College
Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University**
Laura Pulido, University of Southern California
Haneen Abu Qalb, University of South Florida
Richard Quaintance, Rutgers University Emeriti Association
James Quesada, San Franciso State University
Jessica Quindel, Berkeley High School
Therese Quinn, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
José Rabasa, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Rachleff, Macalester College
Leslie Radford, East Los Angeles College
R. Radhakrishnan, University of California, Irvine
Jubin Rahatzad, Purdue University
Leigh Raiford, University of California, Berkeley
Aneil Rallin, Soka University of America
Geetha Ramanathan, Westchester University of Pennsylvania
Junaid Rana, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jacki Thompson Rand, University of Iowa
Radha Ranganathan, California State University, Northridge
Nagesh Rao, The College of New Jersey
Anita Rapone, SUNY Plattsburgh (emerita)
Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle
Sujani Reddy, Amherst College
Shana Redmond, University of Southern California
Adolph Reed, University of Pennsylvania
Debbie Reese, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kenneth Ring, University of Connecticut
Bruce Robbins, Columbia University
Cedric J. Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara
William Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Steve Roddy, University of San Francisco
Anthony Bayani Rodriguez, University of Southern California
Cesar Rodriguez, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dylan Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside
Ilia Rodriguez, University of New Mexico
David Roediger, University of Illinois
Lisa Rofel, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jessica Rogner, Michigan State University
Clarissa Rojas, California State University, Long Beach
David Kawalko Roselli, Scripps College
Jerry Rosen, California State University, Northridge
Mary Rosen, California State University, Northridge
Sonia Rosen, University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Ross, New York University
Suzanne Ross, United Federation of Teachers, Clinical Psychology
Marty Roth, University of Minnesota
Cheryl A. Rubenberg, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Lori Rudolph, New Mexico Highlands University
Rachael M. Rudolph, Emory & Henry University
Melanie Ruefli, Georgia Perimeter College
Ann Russo, DePaul University
Roshni Rustomji-Kerns, Sonoma State University
Adam Sabra, University of Georgia
Prantik Saha, Columbia University Medical Center
Atef Said, University of Michigan
Salwa Saif, Susan E Wagner High School
Ken Sakatani, California State University, Northridge
Steven Salaita, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Maria-Josefina Saldana-Portilla, New York University
Vida Samiian, California State University, Fresno
Rakhshanda Saleem, Harvard Medical School
Basel Saleh, Radford University
George Salem, University of Southern California
George Saliba, Columbia University
Ranu Samantrai, Indiana University
Rosaura Sanchez, University of California, San Diego
Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara
Eleuterio Santiago-Diaz, University of New Mexico
Bhaskar Sarkar, University of California, Santa Barbara
Aseel Sawalha, Pace University
Sabina Sawhney, Hofstra University
Simona Sawhney, University of Minnesota
Seleem Sayyar, Emory University
Fayyad Sbaihat, Carnegie Mellon University***
Robert Schaible, University of Southern Maine
Damia Schnyder, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ayla Jay Schoenwald – California Institute of Integral Studies
C. Heike Schotten, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Malini Johar Schueller, University of Florida
Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York
Helen Scott, University of Vermont
James Scully, University of Connecticut
Dylan Schwilk, Texas Tech University
Sarita See, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Evalyn Segal, San Diego State University
May Seikaly, Wayne State University
Samah Selim, Rutgers University
Bharath A. Sethuraman, California State University, Northridge
Svati P. Shah, Duke University
Sima Shakhsari, Stanford University
Anton Shammas, University of Michigan*
Diane Shammas, University of Southern California
Kathryn Shanley, University of Montana
Alpana Sharma, Wright State University
Anu Sharma, Wesleyan University
Simona Sharoni, SUNY Plattsburgh
Isabel Shaw, Portland State University
Stephen Sheehi, University of South Carolina
Matthew Shenoda, Goddard College*
Scott Shepard, Richland College
Setsu Shigematsu, University of California, Riverside
Magid Shihade, University of California Davis***
Snehal Shingavi, University of Mary Washington
Ella Shohat, New York University
David Shorter, UCLA
Sriya Shrestha, University of Southern California
Tasneem Siddiqui, University of Southern California
Yumna Siddiqi, Middlebury College
Denise Silva, University of California, San Diego
Noenoe Silva, University of Hawai’i
David Simpson, University of California, Davis
Nikhil Pal Singh, New York University**
Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota
Andor Skotnes, Sage College
Alana Smith, New York University
Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside
Jeffery R. Smith, The New School for Social Research
Christine So, Georgetown University
Louis Solis, California State University, Northridge
Scott Sorrell, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kathryn Sorrels, California State University Northridge
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University
Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts, Boston
David Stein, University of Southern California
Nancy Stoller, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ted Stolze, Cerritos College
Beverly Stuart, Antioch University Seattle
Patricia Stuhr, Ohio State University
Circe Sturm, University of Texas at Austin
Sé Sullivan, CIIS
Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kenneth Surin, Duke University
Jon C. Swanson, Wayne State University
Patrick Sweeney, City University of New York
Neferti Tadiar, Barnard College**
Molly Talcott, California State University, Los Angeles
Ghada Talhami, Lake Forest College
Janet Tallman, Antioch College
Salim Tamari, Institute for Palestine Studies
Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University
Mark Lewis Taylor, Ph.D., Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dorice Tentchoff, Oregon State University
June Terpestra, Northeastern Illinois University
Paul Thomas, University of California, Berkeley
William J. Thompson, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Charles Thorpe, University of California, San Diego
Daniel Tiffany, University of Southern California
Saadia Toor, City University of New York
Haunani-Kay Trask, University of Hawai`i, Ma-noa
Corbin Treacy, University of Minnesota
Robert Trivers, Rutgers University
Michael Tucker, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas
Nancy Turner, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Julie Thi Underhill, University of California, Berkeley
Juan Carlos Vallejo, State University of New York
Paul Vangelisti, Otis College of Art and Design
Stefano Varese, University of California, Davis
Hypatia Varioumis, Drury University
Gina Velasco, Keene State College
Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University
Kamala Visweswaran, University of Texas
Rachael Vinyard, Oklahoma State University
Catherine Wagner, Miami University*
Dorothy Wang, Williams College
Richard Wark, University of Maryland
Robert Warrior, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Adam Waterman, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago
Brad Werner, University of California, San Diego
Johnny E. Williams, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Randall Williams, independent scholar
Mary Wilson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jessica Winegar, Temple University
Nan Withington, Santa Barbara City College (retired)
Judith Wittner, Loyola University
Hannah Wolfe, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center
Charles L. Yates, Earlham College (IN)
Emrah Yildiz, Harvard University
Cynthia Young, Boston College
Mansour Zand, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Edward Ziter, New York University
John David Zuern, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Endorsements from Cultural Workers:
Anne Marie Abowd, Norhweset Ohio Peace Coalition
Paul Abowd, journalist, Labor Notes
Susan Abulhawa, author
Ali Abunimah, writer
Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, poet and editor
Elmaz Abinader, writer*
Deborah Acs, activist
Reham Alhelsi, Blogger
Naji Ali, journalist, Crossing the Line
Dunya Alwan, Birthright Unplugged***
Elahe Amani, poet, painter and community organizer
Sinan Antoon, poet and novelist*
Huwaida Arraf, Free Gaza Movement
Mohammed Asaad, writer, poet, critic, Kuwait
Maria Atilano, Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres
Mary Austin, Curator, Triptych Readings
Maha Bakeer, cultural worker
Sheila Baker, activist
Anna Baltzer, writer
Joslyn Barnes, writer, film producer, Louverture Films
Jesus Barraza, artist
Nora Barrows-Friedman, journalist, Flashpoints Radio
Abe Batshon, Patriarch hip-hop artist
Rachid Belbachir, MANA (Maghreb Assn of North America – for the North African community)
William Bell, cultural worker – blogger and minister
Khalil Bendib, Sculptor, political cartoonist, humorist
Oona Besman, cultural worker
Zarina Bhatia, blogger and activist
Rosa Bickerton, cultural worker, MediaCom
Alexander Billet, music journalist, Rebel Frequencies
Kamea Blackman, Storyteller
Patricia Blair, Sabeel Hawaii
Dreama Blankenbeckler, Artist*
Gloria Bletter, writer
Richard Blum, lawyer and cultural worker
Blasé Bonpane, Office of the Americas
Ricardo A. Bracho, Playwright
Bama Brand, activist
Adrienne Maree Brown, executive director of the Ruckus Society
Steve Brown, a music store owner
Rashida Bumbray, Visual and Performance artist
B. Bunsee, journalist
Shahid Buttar, poet, musician
Ellen Cantarow, independent writer
Luzviminda Carpenter, Pinay sa Seattle
Matthew Cassel, Photographer, journalist
Roqayah Chamseddine, writer
Hayan Charara, editor and poet
Kami Chisholm, filmmaker
Peter Creekmore, musician
Elizabeth C. Creely, Writer
DAM, hip hop artists, Lydd, 1948 Palestine
Ephrosine Daniggelis, anthropologist
Denise D’Anne, SEIU
Mary Ellen Davis, Filmmamker and Teacher
Raymond Deane, composer and author
José Carlos de Medeiros Gondim, journalist and cultural worker
DJ Emancipacion, DJ, San Francisco
Andrew Dougherty, researcher – FRDSCA
M. G. Duke, cultural worker
David Engle, writer
Barbara Ehrenreich, writer
Ben Ehrenreich, writer and journalist
Ihab el Hajj, Nada Foundation
Haithem El-Zabri, Palestine Online Store
Nava EtShalom, poet*
Jody Evans, Code Pink
Angela Fautt, KPFA 94.1 Berkeley
Andrew Felluss, music producer***
Jordan Flaherty, writer
Eileen Fleming, We Are Wide Awake; writer and producer
Bill Fletcher, Executive Editor, The Black Commentator **
Glen Ford, Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report **
Richard Forer, author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear Into Compassion
Sesshu Foster, poet
Hassan Fouda, NorCal Friends of Sabeel
Stacie Frost, Texans for Accountable Government
Racheli Gai, Tucson Women in Black
Thomas Gibson, cultural worker
Rozina Gilani, Indian classical dance instructor
Louis Godena, writer
Mark Gonzales, poet, Human Writes Project**
Zoe Goorman, Visual Artist
Matthew Graber, radio producer, WPEB 88.1 West Philadelphia
Mary Anne Grady Flores, Ithaca Catholic Worker
Pamela Grieman, cultural worker, UCLA American Indian Studies Center
Patrick M Griffin, activist, Wabash, IN
Marilyn Hacker, poet*/**
Sousan Hammad, writer, journalist
Hind Hamzah, Iris Paris
Mary Harb, Palestinian American Women’s Association
Wes Hare, Salaam Shalom Support Group, Presbyterian Church
Lily Haskell, Arab Resource and Organizing Centre
Stanley Heller, retired West Haven CT teacher
Nadia Hijab, writer
Heidi Hoffman, freelance artist
Brian Hohmann, Education activist
Janet Holmes, poet*
Adam Horowitz, journalist, blogger
Lydia Howell, writer, poet, radio journalist and producer, Minneapolis
Libby Hunter, musician
Jeff Hunziker, artist
Mahmood Hussain, cultural worker
Perla Issa, Filmmaker
Annemarie Jacir, Filmmaker **
Elyse Jajuga, Mt. Pleasant Free School
Mohja Kahf, poet*
Remi Kanazi, poet, writer, editor***
Rima Najjar Kapitan, Managing Partner, Amal Law Group
Christine Karatnytsky, Scripts Librarian, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Hugo Herlych Karlsen, author and publisher, Denmark
Charlotte Kates, Labor for Palestine ***
Judith Kazantzis, poet and writer, UK
Theryn Kigvamasudvashti, cultural studies writer
Michelle Kinnucan, Middle East Task Force of Ann Arbor, MI
Jeff Kipilman, Temple Beth Israel, Midrasha Instructor
Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK
K-Salaam & Beatnick, hip-hop artist
Paul Laverty, screenwriter
Jeffrey Layton, songwriter/producer, Los Angeles
Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project
Eloise Lee, Media Alliance
Stephen Lendman, The Global Research News Hour
Howard Lenow, American Jews for a Just Peace
Michael Letwin, New York City Labor Against the War
MaGestiK LeGenD, hip-hop artist
Mandolyn Ludlum, Mystic, hip-hop artist
Lisa Suhair Majaj, poet, scholar/critic
Fatima Mansour, writer
Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives
Khaled Mattawa, poet*
Monami Maulik, DRUM, Desis Rusing Up & Moving
Ahmina Maxey, East Michigan Environmental Action Council
David B. Maynard, District 1 Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation Board
Janet Ellis McAdams, poet*
James E. McDowell, Multicultural Seniors
Dan Taulapapa McMullin, indigenous artist, writer and filmmaker
D.H. Melhem, poet, novelist, scholar/critic
Linda Milazzo, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com
Momina Mir, Central Student Association, University of Guelph
Mirna Miranda, activist
Jennifer Mogannam, Palestinian Youth Network (PYN)
Mike Montagne, PEOPLE For Mathematically Perfected Economy
Maureen Murphy, journalist, editor
Tom Mysiewicz, freelance writer
Matt Nelson, Graphic Artist
Germana Nijim, Peacemakers of Michiana
Anggia Putri Nilasari, blogger, radio producer
Jaisal Noor, Democracy Now!/the Indypendent
Rayleen Nunez, poet and writer
Kiilu Nyasha, SFLive TV program
Corey Olsen, musician/activist, Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm
Martin O’Quigley, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Kay Osatenko, cultural worker
Maher Osseiran, freelance investigative journalist
Frank Panzarella, AFM Local 400
Nigel Parry, writer
Shailja Patel, poet, performance artist
Pathanapong Pathanadilok, Alternative Intervention Models
Katrina Pestano, Writer and hip-hop artist
David Peterson, writer, Chicago
Dennis Phillips, poet
Don Prange, Minister, St. James United Church of Christ, Lovettsville, VA
Renee Price, Free Spirit Freedom
Emily Ratner, Director, Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
F. D. Reeve, poet
Leila Nachawati Rego, blogger, Spain
Dick Reilly, Media activist
Adrienne Rich, poet, essayist**
Mark Richey, retired teacher
Elizabeth Robinson, journalist, KCSB Radio
Stephen Rodefer, writer
Darlene Rodrigues, poet
Sam Romero, visual artist
Amber Rose, singer/songwriter/musician
Joseph Saad, writer
Asad Sadiq, Shia Association of North America
Khadiga Safwat, Oxford Women Network for Justice and Peace
Andrea Scarpino, poet
Richard Schaaf, poet, founding editor of Azul Editions
Sarah Schulman, fiction writer
Susan Schuurman, videographer/ video production instructor/producer
Moses Seenarine, Writer & Independent Filmmaker
Mark Segal, Museum Educator
Adil Semmar, film critic & journalist, Morocco
Ibrahim Shalay, artist
Celia Shallal, Arab American National Museum
Anton Shammas, novelist*
Adam Shapiro, Documentary Filmmaker, Co-Founder ISM
Deema Shehabi, poet, San Francisco
Guenter Schenk, Strasbourg, France, publishers consultant for Alawi-Verlag
Matthew Shenoda, poet*
Michel Shehadeh, Executive Director, Arab Film Festival**
Rich Siegel, RS Musical Services
Andrew Silvera, Action4Palestine
Rose Sims, SPEAK!
Adam Smith, folk musician
Scott Stanton, librarian
Thomas Immanuel Steinberg, journalist, Germany
Sainatee Suarez, violnist, Philadelphia
Simone Swan, The Adobe Alliance
Joe Truss, Some of All Parts hip hop group
Sandra Turner, MD
Laura C. Stevenson, writer
Lawrence Swaim, Interfaith Freedom Foundation
Wesley Taylor, Emergence Media
Tiffany TenEyck, Labor Notes
Jake Terpstra, cultural worker, Institute for Global Education
John and Roberta Thurstin, Episcopal Church
Gale Khoury Toensing, journalist
Shelby Tucker, author
Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town**
Jason Villani, Reference Librarian
Catherine Wagner, poet*
Jeff Warner, Los Angeles Jews for Peace
Ellen Wasfi, activist
Ilana Weaver, Invincible, hip-hop artist
Irving Weinman, writer
Barbara Williams, Dare to Dream Network
Rev. Gretchen Winkler, Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary Mt. Prospect, IL
Tami Woronoff, Television and Film Producer, GRITtv with Laura Flanders
R. Worrell, writer
Jillian C. York, blogger
Will Youmans, Iron Sheik, hip-hop artist
Edgar Zarifeh, Benevolent Alliance of the Custodians of the Ancient Tomb (at Tyre, Lebanon)
Daniel Zwickel – Musician, composer, website designer
Endorsements from International Colleagues:
Ahmed Abbes, University of Rennes 1
Noha Taha Abokrysha, Cairo University
Fatima Yasbeck Asfora, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
Mona Baker, University of Manchester
Mikhael Balabane, Universite Paris 13
Rana Barakat, Birzeit University
Katherine Bullock, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Coskun Cakir, Istanbul University
Chris Collom, University of Calgary
David Comedi, CONICET, Laboratorio de Física del Sólido, Departamento de Física, FACET, UNT, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Robert Boyce, London School of Economics
Haim Bresheeth, University of East London
Jean Bricmont, Universite de Louvain
C.J.Burns-Cox MD, Medical Doctor and Human Rights Worker
John Christensen, John Cabot University, Rome
Muhammad Talha Cicek, Sabanci University
Ned Curthoys, Australian National University
Mike Cushman, London School of Economics and Political Science
Bucker Dangor, Imperial College, London
Uri Davis, Al-Quds University, Palestine
Benedict E. DeDominicis, Catholic University of Korea
Randi Deguilhem, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Herman De Ley, Ghent University, Belgium
Judit Druks, University College London
Ira Dworkin, The American University in Cairo
Ivar Ekeland, University of British Columbia, Canada
Yara El-Ghadban, University of the Witwatersrand
Walid El Hamamsy, Cairo University
Mahmoud El Lozy, American University in Cairo
Shadia Elshishini, Cairo University
Hani Faris, University of British Columbia, Canada
Emmanuel Farjoun, Hebrew University
Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University
José Carlos de Medeiros Gondim, Jornalista, Produtor Cultural
Benjamin Greer, University of London
Peter Hallward, Middlesex University, UK
Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto
Michael Harris, Universite Paris 7
Nigel Harris, University College London
Ruth Heilbronn, Institute of Education, University of London
Khalil Hindi, American University, Beirut
Huma Ibrahim, Zayed University
Najla Jarkas, American University of Beirut
Kathleen Kamphoefner, Executive Director, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services, Cairo, Egypt
Musa Karam, City University, London, UK
Michael Keefer, University of Guelph
Paul Kelemen, Univ of Manchester
M. Moncef Khaddar, Eastern Mediterranean University
Aziza Khalidi, Islamic University of Lebanon
Anastasia Khawaja, Alghurair University, Dubai
Lilia Labidi, University of Tunis
Michael A Lebowitz, professor emeritus of economics, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Malcolm H Levitt, University of Southampton
Ronit Lentin, Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Abby Lippman, McGill University
Anna Lise, Toronto District School Board
Moshé Machover, London School of Economics and Political Science
Gerald MacLean, University of Exeter
Mudasir Marfatia, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Rania Masri, University of Balamand
Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University
Patrick McGreevy, American University of Beirut
Rima Najjar Merriman, Arab American University, Jenin
Ibrahim Al-Mohandes, University of Waterloo
Khalid Mohiuddin, University of Damascus
Ali Mokdad, Universite de Montreal
Chivvis Moore, Birzeit University
Assim Nabawi, Menoufiya University, Egypt
Marcy Newman, Amman Ahliyya University, Jordan***
Maire Noonan, McGill University
Sam Noumoff, McGill University
Joseph Oesterle, Universite Paris VI
Ilan Pappé, University of Exeter**
Lucia Quaresma, University of Rio de Janeiro
Mary Queen, American University of Kuwait
Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities
Diana M.A. Relke, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Mary Rizzo, art restorer, writer, translator – Italy
Kelly T. Roberts, Queensland University of Technology
Donna M. Ruzzano, Eastern Mediterranean University
Rima Sabban, Zayed University, Dubai
Hanan Sabea, American University in Cairo
Mehmet Murat Sahin, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Nicholas Sammond, University of Toronto
Richard Seaford, University of Exeter
Sherene Seikaly, American University in Cairo
Ur Shlonsky, University of Geneva
Marcus Slease, Ealing and West London College
Kobi Snitz, Technion, Israel
Douglass St. Christain, University of Western Ontario
Paul Taber, Lebanese American University
Lisa Taraki, Birzeit University**
Jason Thomas, Kosin University, Korea
Sunera Thobani, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Jean-Pierre Thys, Brussels University
Stellan Vinthagen, Gothenberg University, Sweden
David Wilmsen, American University of Beirut
Rami Zurayk. American University of Beirut
Elia Zureik, Queen’s University
Organizational Endorsements:

10/15 Anarchist Collective, Toledo,OH
Action 4 Palestine
The Adobe Alliance
Al Awda
Al-Nakba Awareness Project
American Jews for a Just Peace
Another Jewish Voice, Santa Fe
Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Artists Against Apartheid, USCEIO affiliate
Birthright Unplugged
BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS call from within
Break the Siege (Bay Area)
British Committee for the Universities of Palestine
Cafe Intifada – film/cultural group
Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Southern California
Code Pink
Committee for Palestinian Rights
Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine
The Free Palestine Alliance (USA)
Friends of Bil’in in USA
Green Party of the United States
Harrisburg Middle East Justice and Peace (South Central Pennsylvania)
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network – Los Angeles Chapter
Los Angeles Jews for Peace
Los Angeles Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee
Nakba Archive
National Council of Arab Americans
New York City Labor against War
NorCal Friends of Sabeel
Palestinian Economists Association
PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
PEOPLE For Mathematically Perfected Economy
Radian Records, LLC, music production company
Radical Arab Women’s Activist Network
Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI)
Right to Education Campaign Campaign, Birzeit University
Scientists Without Borders
Shi’a Organization of America
Students Creating Radical Change, New York University
Students for Justice in Palestine, Northeastern University
Students for Justice in Palestine, Northern Arizona University
Students for Justice in Palestine, UC Davis
Students for Justice in Palestine, University of Pittsburgh
Teachers Against the Occupation, Minnesota
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
US Palestinian Community Network
* Cross listed as Cultural Worker and Academic
** Advisory Board Member
*** Organizing Committee Member/Founding Member

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