Tuesday, July 14, 2009

(Updated 6 June 2010)

Anarchists Against the Wall, 27 December 2009
Beach demonstration near Gaza border

Sheikh Jarrah Demonstration, 18 December 2009
"27 Activists arrested during friday's Sheikh Jarah demo Around 300 protesters participated in the demo in Sheikh Jarah, marching from Hamashbir Plaza towards the neighborhood. As early as the initial gathering, the police began to arrest demonstrators, claiming that the event is illegal, and by the end of the demonstration 27 people were detained. None of those detained resisted arrest." TaayushHebron
"Ta'ayush" (Arabic for "life in common"), a grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership.

Free Gaza Kidnapping, July 2009
Video by Ishmahil Blagrove - RicenPeas
Passenger among the Free Gaza 21.
The following video is the last footage taken onboard the Spirit Of Humanity before its voyage, to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, was prematurely halted by Isreali special forces. It shows the atmosphere inside the cabin as the crew try to negotiate with the Isreali ship via radio.

Adam Shapiro
Radio interview

In an Israeli court Adam Shapiro was charged with illegally entering Ashdod port. The only reason why this occurred was because the Israeli navy abducted and took them there.

The US government lied to the media by saying they could not speak about the matter for privacy issues and yet Adam and others had signed documents saying they could.

16 January 2009

At the January Town Hall meeting, Adam Shapiro presented his views about Israel's mistreatment of the people of Gaza

Yonatan Shapira

Shapira is an ex Israeli Air Force Captain that is now a human rights activist. This interview must be viewed and heard word for word by all especially Muslims and Jews to create fairness in the world and to move ahead and change our mindsets. Being Muslim and human I believe that this man has a message of unity that is fair to all and we all need to gather together to find a non violent solution to change the situation. There is strength in numbers and words not violence. This interview was on 06/01/09

What is happening in Gaza now is a war crime.
It is not only a war crime but a crime against the Israeli people.
You cannot kill the desire of millions of people to be free.

Jonathan Benartzi

We speak to two Israelis opposed to the assault: Dov Khenin, a Knesset member with the Jewish-Arab party Hadash; and Jonathan Benartzi, an Israeli conscientious objector who spent more than a year in prison for refusing to serve. He also happens to be the nephew of Benjamin Netanyahu, a leading proponent of attacking Gaza and a favorite to win the upcoming Israeli elections.

Dov Khenin, Hadash Party member

Standing against violence and repression.


Shministim means “twelfth-graders” in Hebrew. Military service is mandatory after high school for young Jewish Israelis. The Shministim are Israeli youth who refuse to serve in the army because it enforces Israel’s 40-year occupation of the Palestinians.

Hedy Epstein (1924-)
Peace activist, Holocaust survivor

Interview by Dianne Lee c.22 July 2009

Remembering is not enough - the title of her autobiography.

Hedy is deeply troubled by Israel government practices.
Hedy was assaulted in her hometown of St Louis on the day before she was to leave for her trip on the Free Gaza boat 'Spirit of Humanity'. She had previously spoken out on the massacre in Gaza on Fox news and had received a threat as a result.

Hedy's home page,

Huwaida Arraf

Palestinian American, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. Married to Adam Shapiro, another ISM cofounder. They met whole working together with Seeds of Peace in Jerusalem.


'Love under the fire', 31 May 2003


Huwaida Arraf in action - talk about bravery

Korean TV, 28 January 2008

Free Gaza and Palestine, July 2009http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090803/arraf

Last month I led a group of twenty-one human rights workers on a boat from Cyprus to challenge Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. We carried toys, medicine, olive tree saplings, toolkits, a fifty-kilo bag of cement and school supplies on our small converted ferry boat...

And though in his widely hailed Cairo speech President Obama made an implicit call for nonviolence as the means to challenge the Israeli occupation, the Obama administration made no public statement on our behalf--nor did it do so three months ago, when my dear friend Bassem Abu Rahme was killed while nonviolently protesting Israeli expansionism in the West Bank that threatens to destroy his village of Bil'in.

Rachel Corrie


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