Welcome to Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine’s new weekly newsletter! We aim to educate campus on issues affecting human rights in Palestine and Israel by providing a centralized and consistent source of information. The news and analysis pieces below should be accessible regardless of your familiarity with the issue.
Editor’s Note: In this issue, we highlight worldwide protests against Israel’s occupation and assault on Gaza. For four days, California protesters blocked the Israeli-owned Zim cargo ship from unloading at the port of Oakland as part of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to increase economic and political pressure on Israel until it complies with international law. In Los Angeles, demonstrators occupied Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office to protest her vote to send $225 million to Israel amidst the massacre in Gaza; four demonstrators were arrested and remain in jail. Meanwhile, protests in Ferguson, MO against the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, have highlighted the connection in police militarization between the US and Israel, which our former co-president Kristian Davis Bailey explores in the recent edition of Ebony magazine.