Nakba Day

From the Nakba to Historical Justice: A Roundtable

From the Nakba to Historical Justice: A Roundtable on Legal, Media and Cultural Strategies for Social Change

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The May 2018 roundtable was an invitation for lawyers, scholars, and activists to consider best practices for achieving historical justice in Palestine/Israel and beyond. Following an exercise of collective visioning, participants offered reflections on legal, media, cultural production, community organizing and international advocacy/research strategies. As a group we asked: Can we coalesce around common terms/visions for historical justice, and further articulate the elements & steps necessary for acknowledging and remedying historic wrongs.

Human Rights Organizations Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units that Killed and Injured Gaza Protestors

Human Rights Organizations Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units that Killed and Injured Gaza Protestors

Human Rights Organizations Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units that Killed and Injured Gaza Protestors

On Nakba Day, May 15, 2018, Adalah Justice Project joined a coalition of Palestinian and U.S.-based human rights organizations in submitting a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo demanding that the State Department investigate Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians in Gaza, and halt any further assistance to Israeli military units involved in the shootings. The submission elevated the mass popular protests, known as the “Great March of Return” where Israel has met protestors with live fire that as of November 2018 has resulted in the unlawful killing of over 200 protestors and the injury of over 20,000 people. The letter noted that both the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) and the Arms Export Control Act prohibit the U.S. from providing aid to military units responsible for gross human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings.