Window Into Palestine. IRISH SHIP TO GAZA. Cynthia McKinney. Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is an American politician and activist.
As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party of the United States nominated McKinney for President of the United States. She was the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the House. In the 1992 election, McKinney was elected in the newly re-created 11th District, and was re-elected in 1994. When her district was redrawn and renumbered due to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Miller v. McKinney's loss was a rejection by voters in both parties of her controversial profile, which included support for Arab causes and a suggestion that Bush knew in advance of the Sept. 11 attacks.
After her 2002 loss, McKinney traveled and gave speeches, and served as a Commissioner in The Citizens' Commission on 9-11. Early life and political career First terms in Congress In 1995 the U.S. Palestinian BDS National Committee. Co-op boycotts exports from Israel's West Bank settlements. The Co-operative Group stresses that its move is not an Israeli boycott and that it will use other suppliers in the country that do not source from illegal settlements.
Photograph: Graham Turner for the Observer The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements. The UK’s fifth biggest food retailer and its largest mutual business, the Co-op took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source produce from illegal settlements that have been built on Palestinian territories in the West bank. Now the retail and insurance giant has taken it one step further by “no longer engaging with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements”.
The decision will hit four companies and contracts worth some £350,000. Original Link: Palestina Amore - Al Jazeera World. On May 31, 2010, an Israeli military raid on an aid flotilla sailing to the blockaded Gaza Strip resulted in the deaths of nine unarmed peace activists, prompting international condemnation over what was perceived as a brutal and unjustified use of force.
Five of those on board of one of the ships were Italian nationals who were part of the humanitarian mission attempting to break the blockade by delivering goods and construction materials to the occupied Palestinian territory. Israeli sanctions on Gaza since 2001 have led to widespread poverty and rampant unemployment there. International Solidarity Movement. Beit Hannina: House demolitions without warning. 25 November 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank At 11 AM this Thursday the 24 of November, Mohammed Ka’abne and his family of Beit Hannina, were shocked by the arrival at their doorstep of an Israeli military unit accompanied by several police officers and two bulldozers.
Without issuing any kind of eviction order, or notification to the family, they proceeded to demolish the two houses of Mohammed’s sons and their families, and the tent where Mohammed himself has lived for five years. Demolitions in Beit Hannina - Click for more images. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 101. Watch this short, historically accurate animated introduction to Israel-Palestine 101: Stay informed by signing up for JVP news and action alerts: Join our online communities by following us on Facebook or Twitter. After watching this video, we highly urge you to read a more in-depth primer like Phyllis Bennis' "Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict--A Primer" downloadable here: Notes: 1) The British government's first formal proposal to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states - the 1937 Peel plan - envisioned "transferring" Palestinian Arabs from the proposed Jewish state.
This plan was not implemented. But, from then on, Zionist military and political leaders increasingly understood that it would be necessary to "transfer" - in fact, expel - Palestinian Arabs in order to establish a Jewish state. Scroll to bottom for downloadable primers. If Americans Knew - what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine. If Americans Knew. If Americans Knew logo If Americans Knew is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the Arab–Israeli conflict and the foreign policy of the United States regarding the Middle East, offering analysis of American media coverage of these issues.
Its mission, according to the group's website, is to provide "what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine. " The site is generally critical of U.S. financial and military support of Israel. It has accused The New York Times and other mainstream news organizations of being biased against Palestinians. Background According to the organization's website, founder Alison Weir traveled independently throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2001 and found a situation she considered to be different from what was being reported by the American media. Positions "The happy fact is, however, that World War II and the Nazi holocaust ended well over half a century ago. Criticism Praise Board members See also