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Nonviolent Resistance in the South Hebron Hills - Cassandra Dixon

The worst worries of a child’s school day should be homework. Maybe a lost book, or an argument with a friend. No child’s walk to school should routinely involve armed soldiers and fear of sometimes being chased and assaulted by angry adults. But for the Palestinian children who live with their families in the small rural villages that make up the South Hebron Hills, this is how the school day begins. Illegal settlements and outposts isolate and separate their villages and soldiers are a constant in their lives.

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Free film screening: "1913: Seeds of Convlict" and "The Land Speaks Arabic"

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:40 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Seeds of Conflict

1913: Seeds of Conflict

How things first went wrong in Palestine

[see trailer]

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Eyewitness Occupation: Report Back from Palestine/Israel

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 9 Hamilton Place, suite 2a • near Park Street Station, downtown Boston • Boston

In November 2015, as the media focused on an upsurge of violent attacks in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, several Massachusetts residents traveled to Israel and the occupied West Bank as part of an Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation.

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Access to Water is a Human Right

In the early morning of Wed. Nov. 18, 2015 a protest line formed in front of the Newton Marriott saying that Water is a Basic Human Right and that the Jewish National Fund, (JNF) should stop taking land and water from Palestinians.  

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PETITION for Water Justice in Palestine/Israel

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 9:00 am to Monday, November 30, 2015, 11:00 pm
Where: none

UNITED FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

Please take a moment to sign and share this petition from the Boston Alliance for Water Justice opposing the Massachusetts Senators Trip to Israel, coming in early December. We already haveover 1,000  signatures...let's see if we can reach 2000: http://bit.ly/stopisraeljunkets
 
Ten Massachusetts State Senators will travel to Israel on December 4, all expenses paid by anti-Palestinian lobbyists. Act now to tell the Senators: DON’T GO TO ISRAEL
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Solidarity with the Palestinian Popular Resistance: Boycott Israel Now!

Whether the current phase of Israel’s intensified repression and Palestinian popular resistance will evolve into a full-fledged intifada or not, one thing is already evident—a new generation of Palestinians is marching on the footsteps of previous generations, rising up en masse against Israel’s brutal, decades-old regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.

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Mazin Qumsiyeh speaking on Palestine as a central key for peace in Western Asia

When: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Where: First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain • 633 Centre Street • Jamaica Plain

Justice In Palestine has never been more important than it is today - come listen to and learn from Mazin Qumsiyeh about what is exploding on the ground today and how it is connected to the region, the US, and what we can do about it.

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EYEWITNESS GAZA: From Disaster to Resilience

When: Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Gloucester City Hall • 9 Dale Avenue • Gloucester

ALICE ROTHCHILD, Physician, activist, filmmaker, author of “Broken Promises, Broken Dreams,”
and producer of the documentary film, “Voices Across the Divide” will speak.

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Emergency Demonstration to Protest Brutal Israeli Occupation of Palestine

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 4:00 pm to 8:55 pm
Where: Israeli Consulate • 29 Park Plaza • Boston
 
With the death toll rising in the West Bank and Gaza the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights is asking you to respond to an emergency call from the Palestine Popular Committees for DEMONSTRATIONS on Tuesday October 13 to protest the brutal Israeli occupation.  
 
When:   Tuesday October 13, 4 - 5 PM
 
Where:  Outside the Israeli Consulate, 20 Park Plaza (near Arlington Street Station)
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A New Day? Organizing to Change US Policy on Israel and Palestine

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Harvard University - Jefferson Laboratory 250 • 17 Oxford St • Cambridge

Rami Khouri, MJ Rosenberg, and Nadia Ben-YoussefA Half-Day Conference

Confirmed Speakers

Rami Khouri, a Palestinian-Jordanian and a U.S. citizen, is attached to Middle East research centers in Beirut and Cambridge, Mass., and is editor at large of the Beirut-based Daily Star.

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Our Destiny is to Resist: An evening with Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Tamimi

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting at Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

Bassem Tamimi is a renowned Palestinian human rights activist from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, where, for the past 6 years, residents have opposed Israel’s illegal settlement construction and military occupation with weekly non-violent protests. Tamimi has been detained over a dozen times, at one point spending 3 years in an Israeli jail without charges or trial.

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Palestinian Villages: Erased from Space and Consciousness

When: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: 3 Church Street • Harvard Square • Cambridge

Join Israeli Author Noga Kadman for a book talk:

Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948

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Voices Across the Divide - Alice Rothchild award-winning film

When: Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church Unitarian-Universalist • 75 Great Road • Bedford

Alice Rothchild ​p​resents her award winning film "Voices Across the Divide" at First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist on the Common, 75 Great Road, Bedford, MA.  September 18, 2015, 7:00 pm.  Dr. Rothchild is a Jewish/American, Boston-based obstetrician-gynecologist , author, and filmmaker.  She co-founded and co-chairs America Jews for a Just Peace Boston, co-organizes the AJJP Health and Human Rights Project, and is on the coordinating committee of Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston.   ​ “Voices Across the Divide,” winner of the 2013 Audience Award at the Boston Palestine Film Festival will be followed by a Q & A.

Dr. ​Rothchild shares her own journey as an American Jew learning about invisible narratives while exploring the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict as told through the family stories of Palestinians now living in the US.​  She has traveled to the region annually since 2004, lectures and writes extensively, and recently traveled to Gaza.
 
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Boston says No to RE/MAX

Monday con­ven­tion­eers going to the Re/Max conference here in Boston saw 30 to 40 protesters saying NO OPEN HOUSES ON STOLEN LAND.  
 
Peace activist groups gathered at Hynes Convention Center to protest RE/MAX's operations in occupied Palestinian Land.  Re/Max International and Re/Max Israel sell settlement homes that are built on stolen Palestinian land.  These settlements are in direct violation of international law.  Re/Max Israel and Re/Max International profit from the continuing land theft from and dispossession of Palestinians.
 
Boston protesters say NO - No to Re/Max illegal operations.  
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Eyewitness in Gaza: From Devastation to Resilience with Dr. Alice Rothchild

When: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Where: Grassroots International • 179 Boylston Street, 4th floor • Boston
Join Grassroots International for a brown bag lunch with Dr. Alice Rothchild, a leading advocate for Palestinian human rights. Dr. Rothchild traveled to Gaza with a delegation organized by the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Please RSVP by emailing: mfeldman@grassrootsonline.org
 
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