Day of Rage: Stop Prawer
Stop The Displacement & Isolation Of Over 70,000 Indigenous Bedouin In The Negev/Naqab
Monday, November 25, 2013
Stop Prawer Plan: Day of Action November 30th (from
the Palestinian BDS movement website):
"On 24th of June, the Israeli Knesset approved the Prawer-Begin plan,
which if implemented will result in the destruction of more than 35
unrecognized villages in Al-Naqab and the forced expulsion and confinement of
more than 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins. The Prawer plan is the largest Israeli
land-grab since 1948. It epitomizes the nature of Israel's policy;
Israeli-Jewish demographic expansion and Palestinian-Arab demographic
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement has put out a call for a Day of
Rage and action against the Prawer Plan and the Jewish National Fund, a funder
and leader in the effort. The Stop the JNF Campaign supports the call for a Day
of Action on November 30th by calling for TWO DAYS OF ACTION on November 29th,
called Black Friday in the U.S., and November 30th.
US IN HANDING OUT THE DOWNLOADABLE FLYER to
educate people about the role of the Jewish national fund - U.S. in the forced
displacement of the Bedouin and attempt to settle their land by relocating over
250,000 Jews from the united states. Encourage them to take action by signing
the downloadable petition.
The Day of Rage is being called for by Stop the JNF Campaign member groups - the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, the US Palestinian Community Network and the Middle East Children Alliance.
If you are planning an education/outreach activity, please
email us at
, so we can promote it
and let those who put out the call from Palestine know about the solidarity
Please also sign and forward this electronic petition.
4-up Flyer Download Front (click here)
4-up Flyer Download Back (click here)
Petition Download (click here)
IJAN Stands with GUPS and AMED Against Slander and Intimidation
Friday, November 22, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Initiative launched false accusations of anti-Semitism at the General
Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities
and Disasporas Initiative (AMED) and is campaigning to have the above
groups sanctioned by the SF State University. Below is a letter sent to
President Wong by IJAN. Please support GUPS and AMED:
1. Write or call the office of SFSU President, Dr. Leslie E. Wong
to counter the campaign waged by Benjamin and
Support GUPS statement by signing the petition https://www.change.org/petitions/president-leslie-wong-condemn-baseless-attack-against-gups-and-amed
Organize events to educate and publicize the
struggle for justice in/for Palestine as an indivisible part of justice
for all and insist on our right to academic freedom and campus activism.
(See IJAN's letter to President Wong and the full statement from AMED and GUPS below)
ACTION ALERT: Support Rasmea Odeh
Monday, November 04, 2013
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) protests in the strongest
possible manner the arrest and detention of civil rights worker Rasmea Yousef
Odeh, on October 22, 2013, from her home in Chicago.
Ms. Odeh, a
Palestinian lawyer, arrived in the United States 20 years ago after suffering
brutal arrest by the Israeli military for her work for Palestinian freedom and
rights. Rasmea's arrest led to years of unspeakable,
inhumane, and illegal torture by Israeli prison authorities. Since her arrival,
she has worked for the civil and human rights of Palestinians and Arabs. Since
2004, she has worked with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) as the
Associate Director. She also managed the Arab Women's Committee of the AAAN and
fought to defend women's and immigrants' rights. She recently won the
Outstanding Community Leader's Award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
Ms. Odeh was
charged with an immigration violation, but we believe that this is an excuse to
remove an effective human rights worker from the American society and instill
fear in others who dare to work for human rights and equal rights for
Palestinians. As with the Grand Jury subpoenas of the 23 Palestinian human
rights and anti-war activists in Minneapolis and Chicago in 2010, the
inhumanely long prison sentence of the Holy Land 5, and the infiltration and
targeting of Muslim groups by FBI informants, the arrest of Ms. Odeh is meant
to send a message to those who work for and believe in human rights for all
people: the U.S. will not tolerate criticisms of its pro-Israeli policies and
reflects a long history of collaboration between the United States and Israeli
government, military and police in repressing popular movements for justice and
liberty and organizations that work on their behalf. Beyond the Palestine
liberation movement, this includes the Black Liberation Movement, the South
African anti-apartheid struggle, the United Farm Workers, the Center for
Constitutional Rights and countless others. Most recently, the US National
Security Administration was exposed for spying on its general population and
sharing the information it gathers with the State of Israel. The lead
contracting agencies the NSA partners with in its spying are run by former
personnel of the intelligence branch of the Israeli military.
on the US Attorney Barbara McQuade to drop the charges against and immediately
release Rasmea Yousef Odeh, and the cessation of policies to instill fear in
human rights activists and workers.
the petition at http://www.stopfbi.net/sign-petition-rasmea-odeh.
Then, please take the following action items
Governor Brown Should Not Use the Holocaust to Hide Racism
Jews decry Brown’s visit to Dachau while at home he condones racism
Sunday, July 21, 2013
California prisoners' massive hunger strike against long-term solitary
confinement, group punishment, and other cruel and inhuman policies of the CDCR
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) enters its second week,
Governor Jerry Brown is on a two-week vacation to Germany
and Ireland. To add insult to injury, it
includes a visit to the Dachau concentration camp.
shocking for the Governor to have chosen this time to go on vacation while the CDCR
refuses to meet the hunger strikers' five just demands that would end the torture of
prisoners in the state he is supposed to be responsible for governing. The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
is outraged that Brown dares to exploit the
Nazi genocide to distract from his complicity in the repression and racism against
prisoners, disproportionately people of color and low income people, women and
transgender people, in order to make money for the lucrative prison industry in
take a moment to sign the Pledge of Resistance to stand with California
prisoners on hunger strike!
IJAN Attends Big Mountain/Black Mesa Gathering to Build Joint Struggle with Diné Resistance
Sunday, June 30, 2013
June, two IJAN U.S. organizers attended a gathering held at Big Mountain/Black Mesa that focused on
decolonization. Big Mountain/Black Mesa is a portion of the ancestral
homeland of the Diné (Navajo) people who since the 1970's have
been resisting relocation by Peabody Coal and the U.S. Government over
gathering, organized by Black Mesa Indigenous Support
in collaboration with the community of resisters on Black Mesa,
sought to lay groundwork for joint struggle by bringing together organizations
working on the front lines of anti-colonial struggles, as well as allied
IJAN Participates in World Social Forum 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
IJAN organizers from the United States, Spain, Catalonia and
Switzerland attended the 2013 World Social
in Tunis from March 26th to March 30th. In addition to participating
in the Opening March and the Land Day March in solidarity with Palestine, IJAN
helped organize two self-organized activities and participated in a third. In
addition, Liliana Cordova with the Spanish anti-capitalist movement and IJAN
spoke about IJAN's work around BDS in a plenary session.
Stop the JNF Campaign Growing in the U.S.
The Campaign to Stop the JNF is growing in participation,
visibility, and momentum. This spring, Jonah Aline Daniel represented the Stop
the JNF campaign in many cities across the Midwest and East coast of the United States to bring a
report back from the Plant-a-Tree in Palestine
delegation. The tour was a success in
drawing crowds of various sizes, recruiting new campaign activists and
prompting many helpful questions to further the strategic development of the
At each event most people signed postcards
the IRS with demands to revoke the charity status of the JNF. Many people
signed up to stay in contact with the campaign moving forward. There was much
interest in increasing knowledge about the JNF across environmental movements and
in a legal campaign against the JNF. Here is the Stop the JNF Campaign presentation
was used on the tour and is available for use by Stop the JNF activists.
The Stop the JNF Campaign created this short
as an introduction to the true purpose of the Jewish
National Fund. It was screened at every location on the Report Back Tour and is
available to share with all of your networks.
Additionally, the Stop the JNF Campaign was invited to submit a
documentary film this fall about the Jewish National Fund and the
resistance to it at the Zochrot Film Festival, Nakba and Return, in Tel Aviv.
This film will be made available to Campaign activists to use in our education
work and to expose the historical and ongoing role of the JNF in the
colonization of Palestine.
Stop Repression Against the Social Movements
Sunday, May 12, 2013
below is being endorsed by a number of organizations that are part of the solidarity
movement with Palestine in Catalonia, including the BDS coalition, the Gaza
Flotilla (now called Gaza's Ark), a number of NGOs active both here and there,
We the social movements organise to fight against a system that throws us on the dole, that
evicts a family every 15 minutes, that persecutes immigrants, that imposes
worse working conditions on us, that exploits us. We want a dignified and just life for all, and against us the State
organises to repress us, and responds to our desire for change with
intimidation and violence.
We condemn the growing repression and violence used against the
social movements in Catalonia. We protest that this strategy violates democracy
and aims to maintain the current injustices.
We condemn the fact that the repression we are experiencing in Catalonia
is strongly interconnected with the global repression suffered by the social
movements and specifically, with the Israeli military and security
infrastructure. The army itself, and private security and military companies
that maintain Palestine under occupation, have used the Palestinian people as a
massive training and research ground that has enabled them to create companies,
industries , products and services that our governments buy and use to control
and repress the social movements. These products are sold with the "guarantee"
of having been tested in real situations in the Occupied Palestinian
Thank You Stephen Hawking
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dear Prof. Stephen Hawking,
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) thanks you for
taking the principled course of action: publicly refusing to participate
in Israel's presidential conference, chaired by the notorious war
criminal Shimon Peres. Our own recent history as Jews vividly presents
to us the culpable role of those who merely stay silent in the
face of state-organized racism and violence.
We further commend your decision to publicize the reasons for your
withdrawal in a form that conveys your understanding that the primary
obligation of people of conscience everywhere is to listen to
Palestinians who suffer Israel's oppression and act in solidarity based
on their analysis and demands. Your actions set an example for
conscientious engagement as a scientist and as a public figure. We hope
that your example will inform and in turn move more scientists, intellectuals, and artists to action.
As with others who followed the same course, in the coming
days many powerful people will subject you to a barrage of abuse. The
primary purpose of this barrage is to frighten others who might want to
emulate you but do not feel as confident in their ability to withstand
the public attempts of character assassination. We therefore also write to
you to encourage others. While those who appreciate what you did do
not hold high office nor own newspapers and TV channels, we are the
majority of humanity and we deeply appreciate you.
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Stop the Criminalization of the Black Liberation Movement
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
IJAN joins with the
National Lawyers Guild, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and National Conference
of Black Lawyers in rejecting
the U.S. government's
attempt to smear Assata Shakur as a "terrorist." The outrageous FBI designation
of Shakur as a "most wanted terrorist" further lays bare the blatant
politicization of the term.
Statement in support of Professor Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur
the National Lawyers Guild in expressing support for the UN Special Rapporteur,
Richard Falk, in his statement on the need for the U.S. to examine its foreign
in an editorial in Foreign Policy Journal titled "A Commentary on the Marathon Murders," appealed
for the U.S. to be self-critical and examine the effects of "irresponsible and
unlawful warfare [as the] centerpiece of American foreign policy." He lists
some of the more egregious actions of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
including Abu Ghraib, drone attacks, torture, and rendition and says: "The
American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance
in the post-colonial world. In some respects, the United States has been
fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks..." Dr. Falk continues the essay with
discussion of Barack Obama's abandonment of the Palestinians and any
involvement in bringing about a just peace. Obama's recent visit to Israel,
says Falk, was a "love letter to the Israeli public" and "obsequious diplomacy"
rather than a serious attempt at achieving justice.
Hugo Chavez: President of the poor and ally to all the oppressed has died
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network sends solidarity to the Bolivarian Revolution
Sunday, April 14, 2013
It was with
great sadness that we received the news of the passing of President Hugo Chávez
of Venezuela. As citizens of the world, we
continue to draw hope and inspiration from the Bolivarian Revolution.
It is a point of reference in the global resistance to the suffering imposed by
governments, corporations and ruling classes - beginning with those of the
United States and its massive military.
closing days of 2012, three members of IJAN had the privilege of visiting the
Bolivarian Republic. They witnessed a people
engaged in building a more just society and standing up to imperial domination. They saw the coming to fruition of a project
of building nearly one thousand
apartments for victims of natural disasters.
This was in sharp contrast to the US experience in the aftermath of
Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, when the government left the victims to fend for
themselves, and treated as criminals those trying to escape the floods, even shooting refugees dead.
Support Popular Tribunal at World Social Forum Tunisia
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis, Tunisia March 26th - 30th, 2013,
is just around the corner and promises to be a critical organizing opportunity
for our growing movements.
will serve as the launch of a series of international popular tribunals against
Israel entitled: "The Case against Israel: Exposing Israel's role in State
Repression and Violence Worldwide" and organized by the Malcolm X
Grassroots Movement (MXGM), the United States Palestinian Community Network
(USPCN), and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN). Growing out
of an assembly hosted at the World Social Forum Free Palestine in
Porto Alegre, Brazil, in December of 2012, these tribunals seek to
expose the role Israel and the Zionist movement play in repressing progressive
social movements and attacking communities throughout the world.
IJAN Releases “Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression”
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Researched, written and edited by members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, the new
exposé, "Israel's Worldwide Role in Repression," focuses on the role of
Israel's government military, and related corporations and organizations in a
global industry of violence and repression.
booklet was officially released at the World Social Forum Free Palestine in
Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has received widespread attention in recent weeks; it
has been featured in Al Jazeera, Jacobin, La Rebelión and Jadaliyya among other
is being used as part of a broader organizing project with the Malcolm X
Grassroots Movement and the US Palestinian Community Network to highlight the
role Israel plays in the arms industry and political repression around the
globe. The information in the pamphlet is not widely known, and given
state-secrecy, censorship and limited organizational resources, the information
we have gathered thus far is merely the tip of the iceberg in the push for
accountability. We seek to continue to build awareness and gather testimony
leading to popular
tribunals in various locations impacted by the work of Israel and its
related corporations and organizations.
on-line and print copies can be ordered in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
We welcome translation of the pamphlet into other languages. We also urge the
organizing of actions, campaigns or popular tribunals in the places where
Israel, often with the United States, plays a role in the repression of our
movements or in attacks on communities.
The pamphlets, source documents, research, ways
to get involved and video from our first People's Assembly at the World Social
Forum Free Palestine in Porto Alegre, Brazil, are available on-line at: http://israelglobalrepression.wordpress.com/.
IJAN Statement of Support for Idle No More
Monday, January 28, 2013
"There is no mystery why Canada acts almost blindly without critique or question in support of the State of Israel's colonial policies in Palestine: Canada and Israel's policies are marching in lock step because both Canada and Israel are colonial states."
-Robert Lovelace Address to Amnesty International, Toronto, November 01, 2011
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) supports Idle No More in its struggle for indigenous sovereignty and environmental protection. IJAN is an international network of Jews who reject the premise that our own histories of forced displacement and ethnic cleansing justify the forced displacement and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. We are uncompromisingly committed to struggles for human emancipation, of which the liberation of all colonized people and land is an indispensable part. We understand the destruction of indigenous people, land and ways of life as a threat to the survival of all people, living things and the planet. We extend solidarity and continue our fight against colonization in the lands that we live and in Palestine.
Please also see the excellent statement: "Palestinians in Solidarity with Idle No More and Indigenous Rights"
Comments on current events: Gaza, UN observer status and the WSFFP
Monday, December 31, 2012
World Social Forum Free Palestine (WSFFP) took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at
exactly the moment that Palestine was on the front page of every newspaper
around the world. The United Nations had just voted (138-9) to grant
Palestinians limited statehood observer status at the United Nations. Meanwhile, people in Gaza had also just
survived another brutal Israeli onslaught.
our grief and rage at the latest attack on Gaza, the perseverance of the
Palestinian people continues to be an inspiration. As has been true for almost
a century, Palestine and the Palestinian people are in the stranglehold of a
global negotiation for power and resources. And now, popular movements and
uprisings throughout the region threaten the colonial hold of US, Europe,
Israel and its collaborators with struggles against repression and mass
exploitation of resources, land and people and for basic survival and freedom. In
Syria, the death toll has risen to an estimated 40,000-57,000 over the past
two-years as people's fights against repression are suffocated and infiltrated
by the interests of these same forces.
IJAN and MXGM Delegation to Argentina and Venezuela
Argentina, IJAN presented with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement at
the Universidad Popular Madres Plaza de Mayo. The university was
founded by those involved in the movement of mothers to identify and
hold the government accountable for the "disappearance" of their
loved ones during the military dictatorship of the late 70s and early
80s. In spite of a subway strike and the plumbing in the building not
working, we had an audience of 50 who listened with rapt attention.
We presented with and were hosted by the Department
of Genocide and Social Forces.
Venezuela IJAN and MXGM had the opportunity to learn from and share
information with grassroots activists that are part of the
revolution. Participants witnessed the opening day of apartments for
almost a thousand people, spoke at a university in the heart of the Afro-Venezuelan communities, were interviewed on national and local radio, and spoke with social movement activists from a number of different organizations.
World Social Forum Free Palestine Report Back
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Porto Alegre, Brazil
The first thematic
Social Forum to focus on Palestine took
place in Porto Alegre, Brazil from 28 November - 1 December 2012.
The Forum featured over 125 workshops and a large march and rally in
support of Palestine. It was an important gathering of Palestinian
and solidarity activists to continue to strengthen the movement for
Palestinian liberation and self-determination.
IJAN sent a
delegation of six to the forum including members from Canada,
Argentina and the U.S. Most of us attended as part of the U.S.-Canada
Joint Struggle Delegation - a
delegation of 25 activists working in grassroots struggles for the
liberation of people and land, which IJAN played a central role in
Support the Plant-a-Tree in Palestine Delegation
Last year we sent a delegation to Palestine
to document evidence and learn about the role of the Jewish National Fund in
the on-going theft of Palestinian land and property land and cover-up of the
displacement of the Palestinian people.
Per the request of the Palestinian Farmers
Union, Stop the Wall Anti-Apartheid Committee, the Palestinian BDS National
Committee and the villages who have lost trees, agricultural plots, farms and
homes to the Israeli military, this year we are sending another delegation to
plant trees in villages that are welcoming the effort to replant a fraction of
what they have lost.
We are writing to ask you for your support
for the January 5-14, 2013 Plant-a-Tree in Palestine delegation to build
support for the Campaign to stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF). We
are sending two delegates from the United States who will be planting trees and
documenting the trip - taking photos and capturing video footage to create
media and political education materials which we will use to grow the
The delegation will be planting 112 trees in
3 villages, one tree for each year the JNF has been colonizing
Palestine. Many Palestinians have lost fruit bearing trees to JNF
bulldozers- olive trees that had been tended for up to 1,000
years and citrus trees tended for generations. Members of the Palestinian
Farmers Union and other local farmers will choose which kinds of trees they
want to plant. Delegation participants will be actively
participating alongside Palestinian farmers in resisting the goals of
making a contribution to the delegation and/or planting a tree in Palestine. Each tree planted will go
directly to one of the three villages and will contribute toward the
IJAN’s Participation in the World Social Forum Free Palestine
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Social Forum Free Palestine is approaching fast. In just a couple of weeks, more than 10,000 Palestinian
and solidarity activists from at least 36 different countries will arrive in Porto
Alegre to learn from each other and organize together to build a strong
movement to confront Israel and Zionism and the broader injustices they
represent and support.
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network has been
building with activists in the US, Canada and around the world to build and bring
a joint struggle
framework to the WSF FP. Thanks to
the support from everyone who has donated, we have been able to organize a
delegation more than 15 strong. We were honored as a delegation to be invited
to have a representative on a major panel.
The US-Canada Joint Struggle Delegation is in the process of
workshop offerings covering a wide range of topics including Israel's role
in repression in the US and around the world, mass incarceration, environmental
injustice, labor alliances with Palestine, and asserting an anti-colonial
feminism and combating anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism.
In addition to working on many of the delegation workshops,
IJAN is organizing a workshop on the Case
of Jews Against Zionism and participating in workshops focused on Zionist
backlash and the Campaign to Stop the Jewish National Fund.
There are opportunities for participation in the exciting momentum and
building happening at the WSF FP from your locations!
The organizing committee of the World Social Forum Free Palestine has called
for international actions and media initiatives aligned with the social
Finally, please continue to support IJAN's participation with your donations.