Archive for the ‘Israel/Palestine’ Category

Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice statement

Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice Resolution on Gaza The Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition speaks from its long established vision of peace and justice. We believe that silence at this stage contributes to acts of violence as the human tragedy in Gaza screams to the conscience of all the people of the world, if not […]

Peace with justice in Gaza – commentary by Daniel Smith

Peace with justice in Gaza – commentary by Daniel Smith

Regarding Israel’s attack on Gaza, often one hears in the media the following justification: “No country in the world would put up with rockets being shot at you, what if Mexico shot rockets at Austin, Texas (or pick a U.S. city) would you stand idly by?  This is self-defense.” I propose that the following analogy […]

Journey to Palestine/Israel

Journey to Palestine/Israel

This summer 2012, with the support of KNOW, Michael Dwyer traveled to Palestine/Israel as part of a Hope Equals youth peace delegation.  Michael is a peace activist, a founder of West Michigan Justice for Palestine student group at Western Michigan University. He recently graduated with a degree in English/Creative Writing. Hope Equals is a network […]

Apartheid wall exhibit at WMU

Apartheid wall exhibit at WMU

On Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2011, the WMU student group West Michigan Justice in Palestine, along with KNOW, set up a simulation of the separation barrier that Israel is building in the West Bank of Palestine. In 2002, Israel began building a barrier between the West Bank and Israel, with the declared objective of preventing the […]

Pot Luck and Palestine/Israel discussion

Pot Luck and Palestine/Israel discussion

Amy Damashek has recently returned from a 2-week peace interfaith delegation to Palestine and Israel. The delegation traveled throughout Israel and Palestine and met with more than 20 Israeli and Palestinian groups using non-violent means to promote peace. Amy will update us on the latest nonviolent peace building efforts, and will provide some insight into what’s happening “on the ground.” 5:15 pm – […]

Israel/Palestine

Israel/Palestine

Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian lands. Development of a resolution for both countries to exist with autonomy, dignity and respect either as two nations or as one integrated nation, whichever they choose