Israel, Palestine, and #BlackLivesMatter

free_palestine_now_by_kartix1I have a significantly limited knowledge and understanding of the Israel/Palestine conflict so this post is more about referencing others’ work about what is happening and some historical context.


  • I’m Jewish but I don’t support Israel and neither should any Jew dedicated to social justice – Tessara Dudley
  • Israel versus Judaism
  • Gaza still in ruins, a year after the war
  • African American rights activists endorse boycott of Israel – Renee Lewis
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • End the Occupation
    • Resources

There has also been many connections between the fight for racial justice in the US and the struggle for justice in Palestine for decades.

  • Protesters say Ferguson feels like Gaza, Palestinians tweet advice back – Charlotte Alfred
  • Black Solidarity for Palestine
  • 1,000 Black activists, scholars and artists sign statement supporting freedom and equality for Palestinian people
  • History 101: Black Panthers, Palestinians and the fight to end racist Zionism
  • The fascinating story of how the Ferguson-Palestine solidatary movement came together – Bassem Masri
  • Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter, and Ferguson Reps take historic trip to Palestine – Kristian Davis Bailey