She is from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and, beginning when she was 7 years old, has peacefully protested the seizure of her village land and water source by the nearby Israeli settlement of Halamish.
Like Nelson Mandela was for South Africa during that country’s apartheid regime, Ahed is a symbol of Palestinian courage and resistance in the face of the brutal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land and the apartheid regime of the Israeli government.
Palestine Advocacy Project’s “Israeli Leaders in their Own Words” campaign uses the precise quotations of Israel’s US-backed senior political leadership in prominent public places, including nine university newspapers across the United States. These mind-blowing quotations are racist, inflammatory and, in many cases, overtly violent. The media promoting this campaign directs to a webpage, www.palestineadvocacyproject.org/quotes, with additional quotations from Israeli leaders. We ask whether the United States should be giving nearly $4 billion a year to extremists brimming with hatred and bigotry?
Palestine Advocacy Project’s first Poetry Campaign features excerpts from seven powerful poems by Mahmoud Darwish, including:
Palestine Advocacy Project Goes National
60 subway stations
3 billboard trucks
The ads, which educate Americans about the impact of Israel’s assault on Gaza last summer, emphasize Congress’s use of American tax dollars to support the Israeli military. A mobile billboard will address Netanyahu when he speaks on Capitol Hill and a large banner in the Convention Center Metro station will greet people attending the Annual Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC).