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Archive for June, 2016

Palestinian Kids Are A Miracle Too. Santana, Cancel Your Tel Aviv Concert!

Posted by uscsjp on June 29, 2016

by Ramah Kudaimi
June 29th, 2016

Musician Carlos Santana is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on July 30. Santana is committed to the welfare of children and founded the Milagro Foundation in 1998, whose name means miracle and was inspired by the image of children as divine miracles of light and hope. On June 28, staff at the foundation’s office refused to open the door when a delegation, including local Palestinian families with children, attempted to deliver a petition signed by 25,000 people urging him to cancel.

In 2010 Santana honored the call from Palestinian civil society for cultural boycott and cancelled a planned concert. Join the efforts to calling on him to respect the boycott call once again!

Watch and share this powerful video urging him to stand on the right side of history.


Post these memes on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and other social networks. Use #BelieveInMiracles.

There are also sample tweets included, which you can automatically tweet by clicking on them. The messages can also be posted on his Facebook page.

More Sample Tweets:

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Posted by uscsjp on June 17, 2016

There’s a debate raging within the Democratic Party Platform Committee about its position on Palestine. Traditionally, thanks to AIPAC, the platform has showed unconditional support for Israel.But now times are changing: there’s a possibility of getting the platform to recognize the human rights of Palestinians!

Join us to call on Rep. Elijah Cummings, head of the Democratic Party Platform Committee, and Barbara Lee to include language that:

  • supports Palestinian rights;

  • calls for an end to the occupation;

  • affirms our right to boycott Israeli products!

Please sign:


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100% of funds going straight to Gaza! Share your Ramadan across borders

Posted by uscsjp on June 10, 2016

100% of donations to UNRWA’s Ramadan campaign will go directly to Gaza.

Where others have failed, UNRWA invests in creating countless opportunities for Palestine refugees, empowering them with the skills they need to persevere. And with your help, we can do even more.

Ramadan is a time to give thanks for what we have, contemplate how to better ourselves, and help those who are less fortunate. Whether you observe or not, your tax-deductible gift of $120 will provide a family in Gaza with enough flour, sugar, olive oil, meat, lentils, chickpeas, and other essential food items to get them through the month.

The sooner you give, the sooner we can act. Donate and help bring joy to their table this month.

There is also a conversation happening on Twitter and Instagram:  #ramadanacrossborders

You don’t have to celebrate Ramadan to participate in this conversation. Holidays, family, and separation are universal themes. Many of us have family and loved ones across borders, whether those are state lines or international.

So join the #ramadanacrossborders exchange: 

  1. Share your stories of what it’s like to celebrate holidays (Ramadan is just one example) with loved ones who aren’t in the same geographical place. Can you imagine Christmas without family ten years in a row?
  2. If you are Muslim, share what Ramadan looks like for you. We’re talkingsuhoor and iftar photos, gatherings with families and friends, or even community events.

Palestine refugees in Gaza and elsewhere in the world will do the same, creating an exchange across borders. We can’t wait to see what you have to say.


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Register Now – Journey for Justice in Palestine: 16 – 24 July 2016

Posted by uscsjp on June 6, 2016

Registration Deadline is End of June

Journey for Justice 2016

16 (arrival)- 24 (departure) July – Palestine

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Journey for Justice 2016 – Palestine

16 (arrival) – 24 (departure) July

17 – 30 years old youth from all over the world are invited to join.

Read more for background information, proposed schedule, and registration procedures. Register online NOW.

You may spread the invitation to your youth friends, members, groups and networks…etc.

Read more about the Journey for Justice and last years’ journies.

Meet and live with Palestinian youth, experience their life under occupation, gain very well understanding of the conflict, have geopolitical and culture exposure, visit historic and religious sites in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, and Jericho.

Youtube | Facebok group | Olive Tree Campaign Facebook page | Twitter |

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