Brava Sally Rooney!

Modan is one of Israel's largest publishing companies and collaborates with the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Cultural production is not separate from the political systems of apartheid and it is therefore a worthy target of boycott.…
This is not a fight about Hebrew as Rooney said herself she'd be willing to be published in Hebrew by a BDS compliant publishing house.

This is about throwing sand in the wheels of Israel's apartheid system which normalizes its abuse of Palestinians through cultural works.
We applaud Salley Rooney's decision and hope to see more public figures in the arts do the same!

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13 Oct
As Israeli bombs dropped on Gaza, @amazon and @Google signed a $1B contract to provide cloud services for the Israeli government.

Alongside employees, 41 organizations are launching a campaign to demand Amazon and Google stop powering apartheid.

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Through Project Nimbus, Amazon and Google are strengthening Israel’s military occupation and apartheid rule over Palestinians. The Israeli government uses cloud services to surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians in Gaza.
As employees wrote in their op-ed, co-signed by 800 and counting, "We cannot look the other way as the products we build are used to deny Palestinians their basic rights... We envision a future where technology brings people together and makes life better for everyone." Image
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12 Oct
BREAKING: Nearly 500 @Amazon and @Google workers just united to demand BOTH companies stop providing cloud services to the Israeli government and powering Israeli apartheid!

Workers keep their companies running, so this historic demand has serious weight.…
In May, while the Israeli military was bombing Gaza for 11 days straight, Amazon and Google signed a $1 billion contract with the Israeli government, launching Project Nimbus.
But workers don’t want to build tech that will enable the Israeli government to surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence in Gaza. They want their employers to cut their contracts with an apartheid government that violates Palestinian human rights.
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5 Oct
No one should be subject to surveillance technology developed by a military occupation state — neither Palestinians nor Britney Spears.

This is another instance of Palestinians being used as test subjects for oppressive technology that Israeli firms then export around the world.
According to a former employee of Black Box Security, an Israeli firm staffed by former elite members of the Israeli military, Britney’s dad bugged her room and her personal electronics and used the information he recorded to control her and suppress the movement to free her.
The Black Box Security employee said that Britney “really reminded [him] of somebody that was in prison,” and that Black Box Security “was put in a position to be the prison guards, essentially.”
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4 Oct
Nidal al-Rajabi is a native of Silwan. The crown jewel of his home is his front garden which has been host to numerous family celebrations and gatherings. He has been given 21 days by the Israeli court to destroy his own home that he so carefully designed.

Source: @MiddleEastEye
He has remained defiant, refusing to evict himself from his home despite threats from the government. Self demolition as a practice is akin to psychological torture. As al-Rajabi says, "I refuse to kill my dream and my future with my own hands, let them do that themselves."
In the wake of the court decision in Sheikh Jarrah today, which relegates Palestinians to protected tenant status in houses they've been in for 50+ years, we must remember that there is no "compromise" in these displacement cases. It is ethnic cleansing.
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Amidst the Israeli embassy opening in Bahrain and murmurings of Iraqi normalization, remember that Israeli normalization agreements:

1) are not “peace deals" but, much of the time, weapons deals between the US and the normalizing states.

2) do NOT have popular support! 🙅🏿🙅🏾🙅🏽
The US arms sales that accompany many Israeli normalization agreements prop up repressive governments, strengthen the US' imperial grip on the Middle East, and yield big profits for US defense contractors.
Generally, opponents of normalization with Israel in Arab countries make up the majority of the population. They cite reasons related to Israel’s colonial and expansionist policies and its dispossession and oppression of Palestinians.
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21 years ago today, Israeli snipers murdered 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah in the lap of his father, who was trying to shield him from bullets.

His death, captured on film, broke the hearts of people around the world, galvanizing us to fight for justice for Palestinians.

The footage of the murder has been seared into the minds of Palestinians and those moved to stand in solidarity with them.
Many of our Jewish members recall witnessing this tragedy as a moment that opened their eyes to the brutality of Israeli occupation.
Much like today’s Israeli soldiers who murder Palestinian children with impunity, the snipers who killed Muhammad were never held accountable.

The struggle to prevent these child murders, bring the murderers to justice, and honor the deceased is ongoing.
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