Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Amira Hass covers the attack on the Raba'i family

If you've been keeping up here, you've read all about the day on which soldiers attacked the Raba'i family and torture Musab Raba'i for several hours. Amira Hass is now writing about the incident and her article is worth a read: Settlers' call sends Palestinian shepherd to IDF beating - Haaretz - Israel News

Here's the bit of it I love, describing the police integration of Musab's brothers following the incident:

They say the military policewoman asked them, "Which terror group do you belong to?" Juma answered: "I don't understand." She said: "To Hamas, to Fatah?"

And he replied: "No, I'm in a third group."

"Which?" she asked, her eyes lighting up.

"The group of the small farmers."

By the way, I'm home in the States right now, so this blog is going to be a little quiet for a while. Take care of yourselves.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Israeli Apartheid Week: Guess who's on the boycott list!

Guess. Really, guess. Come on.

You might be thinking boycotting Israeli apartheid doesn't have anything to do with you. After all, you're not going to be building a building a renting a CAT bulldozer (CAT manufactures bulldozers that Israel uses to demolish Palestinian homes) and you don't have the money to buy your mom Ahava (which steals dead sea resources from Palestine). So think boycott doesn't have anything to do with you, right?

No, guess. Just guess who you could be boycotting right now.

How about Blockbuster? Yep, there are blockbusters in illegal Israeli settlements. You could make your movie night a night for justice just by boycotting Blockbuster. Pretty cool, right?

Or how about Ace hardware? Yeah, Ace makes money off of Israeli apartheid too. They're selling in settlements built on Palestinian land, so buy from somewhere else when you're building your new deck.

And then there's Motorola. Now there's a company who really deserve to be the target of our boycott. Motorola provides communication equipment to the Israeli military. Let's hang up on them.

So, congratulations. You - yes you! - can boycott Israeli apartheid. Join the campaign!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Israeli Apartheid Week: Take some Action!

Here's an idea for what you can do for Israeli Apartheid Week. I've stolen this shamelessly from a US campaign to End the Occupation staff member:

Write letters to the editor in response to this one: http://tinyurl.com/y9vx5a5

Here are resources for your letters: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=2552

Just do it!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Israeli Apartheid Week 2010!

So my friends, it's Israeli Apartheid Week. Yep, you heard what I said. And here's my question for all of you - what will you be doing to mark it? Seriously, leave me a comment and let me now what you'll be doing this week to let people know about the crimes of apartheid that Israel is committing against Palestinians. Inspire me! The best answer will receive a fabulous prize. I'm not joking. :-)