Over 110 deaths in 2 weeks in Gaza and the complete destruction of all basic economic and social infrastructure. Almost 300 deaths and the destruction of all airports, main roads and bridges ensure “turning the clock back 20 years” in Lebanon. This is only a glimpse on the toll that the Palestinian and Lebanese – as well the Iraqi and Afghani people – pay as Israel and the US attempt to force through their strategic plans for the Middle East, based upon colonization and oppression.
This year the 9th of July is a bitter day for Palestinians. The Occupation Army besieges Gaza, massacres its people and attacks its infrastructure. The ghettos of the West Bank take shape as the Apartheid Wall edges closer to completion and the Palestinian exodus from Jerusalem has begun. Over 9000 Palestinians sit in Israeli prison cells whilst Palestinians who remain on their 1948 lands do so under the subjugation of the most vicious and discriminatory Apartheid system.
The MERCOSUR as the most important bloc in Latin America claim they work in pursuit of democracy and human rights within their economic and political relations. We believed it was your attempt to oppose colonialism and trade that creates poverty. In the next month, Mercosur is about to sign its second Free Trade Agreement (FTA). It will sign it with Israel, the state that has expelled us from our lands, has violated all Palestinian rights and international law for over 50 years and is now enclosing the remaining Palestinian population in ghettos between 8 meter high walls.
The latest Campaign factsheet deconstructs the aims, motivations and goals of the Occupation’s latest media stunt – the "Convergence Plan".
It highlights a series of arguments to counter the Zionist propaganda, and outlines the realities on the ground from the Apartheid Wall and Occupation, thus serving as an important resource for supporters of Palestine across the world.
The map shows the “new” Occupation scheme to ensure Palestinian rights continue to be negated and violated: the “Convergence Plan”. The plan is Israel’s latest attempt to legitimize the Palestinian ghettos, to permanently annex territory in the west of the West Bank, seal Palestinians in from the east, and surround a series of Palestinian Bantustans.
The new Campaign fact sheet on the Jordan Valley reveals longstanding colonization of the area and the current realities being created on the ground. These threaten to expel Palestinians remaining in the Valley, whilst devastating the natural ecology of the area.
The Occupation has a “new” scheme to ensure Palestinian rights continue to be negated and violated: the “Convergence Plan”. Offering the media as much excitement as the “Disengagement Plan”, it aims to legitimize the annexation of all territories and resources west of the Apartheid Wall including Jerusalem. Palestinians are to be left under siege in Bantustans, sealed in from the East and dissected by settler-highways. Meanwhile the refugees are supposed to vanish from political discourse.
The new comprehensive factsheet on Jerusalem shows the dramatic process of Judaization that the city is undergoing. From the historical, cultural and spiritual role the Palestinian capital played before the Nakba in '48 until today, this activist resource draws a timeline of destruction of Palestinian villages and communities and continuous Zionist colonization. The detailed documentation reveals the Apartheid Wall as a final step towards the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian capital – a world heritage of cultural and religious diversity on the verge of destruction.
The campaign stickers are created to strengthen the Boycott Campaign against Apartheid Israel within and outside of Palestine.
Originally designed for our grassroots resistance in Palestine, we have translated and adapted some of them to spread the call globally. The stickers call upon the responsibility of all of us to resist the Occupation and its crimes with every means.
Oslo is dead. This is not much of a scoop, as analysts and pundits have been saying and writing these words for many years, at least since the Intifada of September 2000 began. But now that the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections of January 25th, 2006, are over, we can officially turn off the lights on the agreement that, along with the first U.S. invasion of Iraq in 1991, has led to, arguably, the most difficult period in the modern history of Palestinian and Arab World politics.
The Occupation continued to implement its apartheid policies causing rampant destruction across Palestinian villages and cities. This week the attempt to cleanse Palestinians from their lands escalated in a series of house demolitions. Houses are demolished under the pretext of missing permits – a common tool used to expel Palestinians – ensuring the theft of lands for construction of settlements or military zones. Around 20 houses have been destroyed over the last month, erasing more Palestinian lives and history.
The images and words below show the beliefs and experiences of Palestinian children facing the Apartheid Wall and Israeli Occupation.
The statements of the children of Nazlet Issa, who have created the drawings and given their testimonies, are one of the most genuine expressions of our people’s suffering and determination to obtain liberation. It shows how deeply our souls are rooted in this land and in the struggle for freedom and justice.
Nazlat Issa is located in the North of the West Bank next to the Green Line.
The Apartheid Wall is almost completed in Jerusalem, snaking around Palestinian communities and shutting them out of the city. Settlements expand and new colonies emerge on the Palestinian lands left isolated behind the Wall. A railway project seeks to integrate the illegal settlements into the city.
Through Our Hands the Wall will Fall! - The Palestinian struggle against the Wall escalated as people in numerous villages and towns marked the National Week against the Apartheid Wall. The week of resistance was launched for the first time in June 2003 by the Popular Committees of the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and has once again challenged the Occupation crimes and strengthened the momentum and the spirit of resistance of the people all along the Wall`s path.
The fact sheet is a short guide for the international campaign against Connex and Alstom, the French companies involved in the creation of a light railway linking the Jewish colonies in East Jerusalem with the central part of the city. This project is an integral part of the Zionist scheme to ethnically cleanse the city and is tantamount to a war crime.
It provides a background to the Wall and Jerusalem, an overview of the impact of the railway project and the international branches and activities of Connex and Alstom so activists can begin campaigns.
More than a year has passed since the Occupation Forces declared the first section of the Apartheid Wall - running from Zaboba near Jenin to Masha in the Qalqiliya district - complete. Today rapid construction marks the second phase of the project surrounding Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron. Meanwhile, away from public attention, the Occupation has started the third phase of the Wall project and begun annexing and ethnically cleansing the Jordan Valley. Under the official title of “development”, the Jordan Valley has become a “Major Governmental Project” for settlement expansion.
The new Campaign flashpoint presentation is a unique tool for activists to introduce Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns to their communities. Civil groups, institutions and campaigners will find it an invaluable tool for creating and supporting their initiatives.
The presentation reveals the rationale, aims and arguments around the move to isolate Israeli Apartheid and explores the various forms actions can take.
In this fact sheet the Campaign offers an introduction to the political aims, motivations, and strategic value of the campaign to Isolate Apartheid Israel. It answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding boycott, divestment and sanctions. You will further find an outline of the many different forms that boycott campaigns can take and some general indications on how to implement the campaigns.
23 years ago, between the 17th-19th of September 1982, over 2000 Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila were brutally massacred under the guidance of Ariel Sharon. Today the war criminal is the Prime Minister of Israel and under the invitation of the United Nations will address its 60th General Assembly. There he will receive the applause of the international community for the Occupation’s latest move; the Gaza “disengagement”.