Archive for the ‘Israel/Palestine’ Category

Film and discussion on Palestinian children – Aug. 7

Film and discussion on Palestinian children – Aug. 7

HOW ARE THE CHILDREN? A film by the United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Advocating for Human Rights of All Children, including Palestinian kids and kids at our southern border Discussion, Refreshments, Resources Sponsored by: Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of WarDO YOU KNOW ABOUT HOUSE BILL 2407? Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under […]

What goes around, comes around. Testimony by Daniel Smith on May 6 to City Commission.

I’m Daniel Smith, I don’t live within the city limits, but I worked at Upjohn and Pfizer, studied and worked at Western and I stand for peace every Sunday in front of the Federal Building on the corner of Park and Michigan. It’s important that we not conflate criticism of Israel government policy with antisemitism.  […]

“We want to bring the strong to their senses, not to their knees” Testimony by Barbara Hasan on May 6

May 6, 2019: City Commission Meeting My name is Barbara Hasan. I am one of the contributors to the Resolution to support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by ending U.S. military aid to Israel. I visited Palestine/Israel in 2015. I would ask that we begin to re-frame our view of the Palestinians as a […]

Testimony by Paul Clements to City Commission in support of Human Rights resolution

City Commission Resolution: Paul Clements comments in support of Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel Thank you, Commissioners, fellow citizens, and friends. I would like to speak to why I support the resolution. The establishment of the state of Israel can’t be understood outside the […]

Testimony to City Commission regarding military detention of Palestinian children

My name is Raelyn Joyce, from Kalamazoo.  I’m  a Quaker, an active member of Kalamazoo Friends Meeting , located at 508 Denner in the city of Kalamazoo.  Our congregation’s peace and social action committee  has endorsed this resolution.  I’m also  a founding member of Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War, and I consider myself an activist […]

Testimony to City Commission – Rev. Ruth Moerdyke

Testimony to City Commission re: Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel   Rev. Ruth Moerdyke   5/6/19     Friends…neighbors…and commissioners…   I want to thank you for the time and consideration given to this resolution.  The Commission has a great deal of other business […]

Brief history and background of Israeli/Palestine conflict

Justice and Peace for the People of Palestine and Israel: What We Must Do   A very brief history… It is a common misconception that the struggle in Israel/Palestine has gone on for thousands of years and thus will never be resolved.  Actually, problems only began in the late 19th Century, when in response to […]

Statement on Gaza – April 27, 2018 protest outside Rep. Fred Upton’s office

Statement on Gaza – April 27, 2018 protest outside Rep. Fred Upton’s office

We are here to show our support and solidarity with the people of Gaza. Gaza is a small strip of land along the Mediterranean. It is 140 square miles in area, only ¼ the size of Kalamazoo County. In this small plot of land live 2 million inhabitants, the vast majority from families who were […]

Vigil for Gaza

Vigil for Gaza

Vigil for Gaza   in front of Rep. Fred Upton’s office: 350 E. Michigan downtown Kalamazoo (near Sarkozy’s Bakery)   Friday, April 27, 2018   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Tell Rep. Fred Upton:   He must speak out against the deadly use of force against unarmed demonstrators in Gaza   Stop all US […]

A riveting video of an Australian who seeks to spread the truth about Israel/Palestine

A riveting video of an Australian who seeks to spread the truth about Israel/Palestine

Click here for video. https://www.facebook.com/741127532/videos/10156093583777533/