Founded in the wake of the December ‘08 Israeli attack on Gaza, Justice for Palestine is a community educational and organizing project. We provide grassroots education and generate political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace. Coordinated by the Syracuse Peace Council, it includes people active in the local Methodist Task Force for Middle East Peace, the Islamic Society of Central New York, Al Huda Muslim American Society Mosque and Syracuse Jews for Peace.
This August, the Israeli government plans to continue its ethnic cleansing across all of Palestine by forcibly pushing Palestinians out of their homes in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. The Palestinian people remain steadfast in their resistance, refusing to be uprooted from their homeland. For decades, the U.S. has funded this violence, and now in solidarity with a continuing, historic Palestinian uprising of unity against Israel’s colonialism, we in the U.S. have a role to rise with them.
- Sign the petition: Support Palestinian Children and Families
- Tweet at Congress: Stop Funding Ethnic Cleansing- Support H.R. 2590 & end military funding to Israel
- Call Congress: urge your members of Congress (especially Sen. Schumer if you live in NYS!) to a) support H.R. 2590, the Palestinian Children and Families Act, and b) call on Israel to immediately halt the demolition of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and the West Bank. (See suggested language here.) Capitol Switchboard phone #: (202) 224-3121
- For more actions: check out the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights’ toolkit for this month of action!
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Interested in getting involved with local organizing for Palestinian human rights? Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can chat about where to start! New folks are always welcome to help out with tasks and roles both large and small, whether it be petitioning, sign-making, data-entry, research, writing, or other ideas from you.
Justice for Palestine is always looking for new people to contribute to our efforts. We meet monthly. Contact us if you’re interested in attending an upcoming meeting or getting involved in other ways.
You can also subscribe to our low-volume Justice for Palestine Committee announcements list, where we send updates on campaigns, events, actions, and ways you can plug into this work.