‘Trigger-Happy’ Israeli Army and Police Use Reckless Force in the West Bank
3.2.2014 | Amnesty International
[Amnesty International] urges the USA, the European Union and the rest of the international community to suspend all transfers of munitions, weapons and other equipment to Israel. “Without pressure from the international community the situation is unlikely to change any time soon,” said Philip Luther. “Too much civilian blood has been spilled. This long-standing pattern of abuse must be broken. If the Israeli authorities wish to prove to the world they are committed to democratic principles and international human rights standards, unlawful killings and unnecessary use of force must stop now.” Read document at: HRJ Palestine Collective

UT Austin Divestment Resolution

Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine
3.19.2013 | HRJ Palestine Collective
WHEREAS, the United Nations General Assembly resolution, Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine, has continually addressed the 4 final status issues, including borders, East Jerusalem, settlements and the question of the Palestinian refugees for 20 years now. The resolution is adopted every year by the UN General Assembly and receives confirmatory votes by the overwhelming majority of the international community. The number of negative votes is only between 2 to 7 depending on the year. Read document at: HRJ Palestine Collective

Remi Kanazi at UT Austin

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Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine (RoR Publishing, 2011) and the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. He recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop and he is on the organizing committee of USACBI (the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel). Please join the Palestine Solidarity Committee and Society for Islamic Awareness in welcoming Remi to UT-Austin March 18th at 7pm.

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Missing Headlines: Stories of Life in Palestine | $15

By Emily Schick
“A few months ago, I wouldn’t have noticed this information missing from the article… Ahmad’s death kept me awake for days. I was haunted by the disappearance of his story.”
From the first of February to the first of July 2010, Emily Schick worked as an activist with the International Solidarity Movement. Her stories from East Jerusalem and the West Bank show not only the reality of life in Palestine, but the conspicuous silences of American media. The Palestinian struggle is brought into an understandable and tangible context through a series of essays on her work as ISM’s media coordinator, life on the street with evicted Palestinian families, and being shot at a nonviolent demonstration. What’s missing from the headlines? It’s time to find out…

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Draw the connection: UT, the US, and Israel

Draw the connection: UT, the US, and Israel

A recently published op-ed in the Daily Texan written by two PSC members.

Important Facts about the Second Gaza Massacre

11.20.2012 | HRJ Palestine Collective
In light of the recent Israeli attacks targeting the people of Gaza there’s been a rise in public interest with regard to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The HRJ Palestine Collective believes that it is important to be aware of the facts surrounding this tragic situation at hand. Please note and circulate this information widely. The illegal and brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine and its inhumane blockade of Gaza (a form of collective punishment as it targets the civilian population of Gaza which is illegal under international law according to Amnesty International) must be stopped! Read article

September 2012 Palestine Film Series

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Urgent Action Needed! Sign Petition by Amnesty International

Amnesty International: Israel Should End Use of Administrative Detention
02.18.2012 | Amnesty International
Palestinian activist Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike since 18 December 2011 in protest against his detention by the Israeli authorities without charge or trial. Khader Adnan started his hunger strike the day following his arrest from his home in the occupied West Bank to protest his ill-treatment by the Israel Security Agency (ISA). Read and sign petition at: HRJ Palestine Collective

Spring Meetings!

We hope everyone can join us Tuesday evenings in Mezes Hall 1.204 @ 7PM for the weekly PSC meeting.

Whether you are passionate about advocating for Palestinian rights, or just want to know a little more about the conflict, the Palestine Solidarity Committee is a great place to start.

Seeking Asylum: A Panel Discussion on Refugees and the Right to Asylum March 24th @ 7 UT Campus GEA 105

Palestine Solidarity Committee, Amnesty International, International Socialist Organization, Society for Islamic Awareness, and the Austin Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights present: Seeking Asylum

Why would people leave their country? What are the difficulties in obtaining asylum? What obstacles do refugees face in settling in the United States?

Immigration lawyer John Gibson will discuss his work experience with his clients and the U.S. government’s legal treatment of refugees. Palestinian local Radwan Dalu will talk about his personal experience as a refugee seeking asylum in the United States, and Refugee Services of Texas Immigration Director Trish Niswander will speak about her work experience with refugee families in Austin,

The event will be followed by a Q&A and donations will be collected for the Refugee Services of Austin.

Attached is the trial brief for the Ibrahim family’s asylum case. Please read this interesting document.Ibrahim Family Asylum Trial Brief