Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Amnesty International Calls Israel's Deal "Insufficient"


Hats off to Amnesty International today for calling Israel's deal with Khader Adnan "insufficient."

Khader has shown the world what it truly looks like to be apart of something much bigger than ourselves.    

Khader's 66 day hunger strike inspired people all over the world to come together in true solidarity and believe that without money and influence, everyday people can mobilize our numbers and media tools to create the necessary pressure on Israel, especially when the world community is simultaneously aware of the magnitude of our unified power! 

But, today also made clear that only tremendous political pressure will bring Israeli policy into conformity with the law.  The world must continue to call on Israel to end the use of administrative detention, which violates the right to a fair trial.  Israel must ensure that that detainees are treated humanely at all times, and that no detainees are punished for their decision to go on hunger strike. 

Thus, we all must take advantage of the current global awakening and continue to awaken others!! 

In Solidarity, Onward to a Free Palestine!

21 February 2012

Israeli decision to release Palestinian detainee in April ‘insufficient’

Demonstriations calling for Khader Adnan's release have been held in the West Bank on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Deal Reached to End Palestinian Khader Adnan's dentention by April 17-- 66 Day Hunger Strike Ends


A lot of us don't know what its like to be apart of something bigger than ourselves. Today, Khader Adnan, a Palestinian baker being held in detention by Israel without charge or trial, ended his 66 day hunger strike. 
Khader Adnan chooses life with dignity! He taught us that it is possible to stand alone in the face of injustice and actually WIN! This is a cause, this is a movement - our global spirits are awaken! But, remember today also teaches us yet again: only tremendous political pressure will bring Israeli policy into conformity with the law. Onward to a free Palestine!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Students for Justice in Palestine Launch and Workshop Event!

SJP Launch and Workshop Event!

Thursday February 9th, 2012 from 7-9pm

UNO's Milo Bail Student Center- State Room (2nd Floor)
  • Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members, organized on democratic principles to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination for the Palestinian people. We are dedicated to standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom. 
  • We seek to engage with our peers to develop a richer understanding about the Israeli occupation of Palestine on campus and to find ways that we as students in the United States can intervene on a local and international scale to end the injustice of colonization and discrimination.
  • Just as SJP condemns the racism and discrimination underlying the policies and laws of the state of Israel, SJP rejects any form of hatred or discrimination against any religious, racial, or ethnic group. SJP’s strength is in the great diversity of its membership. SJP welcomes individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds to join in solidarity with the struggle for justice in Palestine

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO)


  • Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members, organized on democratic principles to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination for the Palestinian people.  We are dedicated to standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom.  
  • We seek to engage with our peers to develop a richer understanding about the Israeli occupation of Palestine on campus and to find ways that we as students in the United States can intervene on a local and international scale to end the injustice of colonization and discrimination.  We believe that segregation, discrimination, and apartheid should not be the basis on which any society is organized.  We believe in Palestinian rights because we believe in the rights of all people, including Israelis and Jews.
  • We condemn the violence and racism that has underlain Israeli state policy since 1948 and reject all forms of hatred and bigotry.  We act to promote values of equality and justice until Israel meets its obligations to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights and fully complies with the precepts of international law by: Ending its occupation and colonization of all occupied territories, dismantling the Wall, and putting an end to the illegal annexation and settlement of Palestinian lands;  Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality, and ceasing all human rights violations against Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories; and  Respecting the rights of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.