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On Walls

Mazin Qumsiyeh Mazin Qumsiyeh Human Rights Newsletter Blog
Donald Trump in explaining how effective “the wall” between Mexico and the US would be said to “ask Israel”. This is one liar asking us to ask another liar! The facts are very clear.

Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted and Imprisoned by the United States

Dahr Jamail Truthout
We know historically in this country that every social justice movement that has been effective has come under attack by law enforcement, and we believe very strongly that this is what is happening to Palestinians here now, We are winning some battles now, and Palestinians around the world are winning this battle against Israel for the hearts and minds of the world, with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. So, this is how the US and Israel are reacting.

A Small Band of Activists Is Humiliating an Israeli Shipping Giant

Murtaza Hussain The Intercept
The successful protest action against Zim is part of a global movement for an economic boycott of Israel. Modeled after similar efforts conducted in the past against apartheid South Africa, the BDS movement seeks to put pressure on the Israeli government to end its occupation of Palestinian lands.
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