Mastodon

Middle East

The United States in Ukraine and Gaza: double standards, really?

Should not the silence of the West in the face of the genocide currently underway in Gaza prompt skepticism about the loud cries of moral indignation of this same West in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Some people…

Columbia Protests Continue a Day After NYPD Arrests 100+, Dismantles Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Here in New York, riot police moved in on a peaceful student protest encampment, arresting at least 108 people. Columbia University President Minouche Shafik called the NYPD to clear the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the campus’s South Lawn, where Columbia and Barnard…

Global Campaign on Education: Statement on Gaza

As of 27 February, 29,878 Palestinians are reported killed and 70,215 injured, the vast majority of whom have been women and children. Of Gaza’s 2.2 million people, more than 1.9 million have been displaced, including many who have fled multiple…

Invitation: Beyond war and violence as a way to resolve conflict in the territories of Israel and Palestine

Israeli peace activist calls for the creation of a new forum to explore nonviolent solutions to the ongoing horrific violence in Israeli and Palestinian territory. The session will take place on Tuesday 9th April, 2024, at 19:00 Israel/Palestine, 18:00 Central…

International Civilian Aid Flotilla to Break the Siege of Gaza

The international Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) will sail in mid April with multiple vessels, carrying 5500 tons of humanitarian aid and hundreds of international human rights observers to challenge the ongoing illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. This is…

Paper wet with tears: another anniversary of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty

The peace treaty was signed on 26 March 1979 by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, with the mediation of then-US president Jimmy Carter. Known at the time as the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, it was a…

Israel’s Condition of Origin and Our Willful Ignorance

A Confession I’m going to confess something up front here: Until 2023 I wasn’t aware that Israel was an apartheid state.(1) I’ve been reflecting on this “revelation” over the last week or so and it’s become clear to me, embarrassingly…

Purim at the Time of Genocide

The Jewish holiday of Purim, related in the Book of Esther, celebrates deliverance from a genocide. How to celebrate it when death and starvation kill thousands in Gaza, and the holiday’s rhetoric, namely the memory of the archenemy Amalek, is…

Sofia Orr, young Israeli conscientious objector: “My generation wasn’t born to kill or get killed”

Sofia Orr was sentenced yesterday to a second 20 days term in military prison for refusing to enlist in the Israeli army. Here is a letter she wrote about the shooting of Palestinians trying to get food. In a recent…

Rally at the United Nations in New York for #CSW68

The annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) meets in March each year to address the widespread inequalities, violence, and discrimination women continue to face. Several ESCR-Net members joined demonstrations that took place at the United Nations headquarters…

1 2 3 146