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IOF:0, Goth Girl:1

by Katie More photos One of the activities of ISM is to create a physical presence of support for Palestinians resisting the occupation. The presence of international volunteers with cameras in the West Bank has a deterring effect on brutality ...

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An Invitation for Barak Obama

by Katie The morning of Thursday, January 12, myself, and other Palestinian and international activists were invited to the branch of Jerusalem University in Ramallah for a conference that Barak Obama, the US senator from Illinois, was holding with students. ...

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Three Checkpoints, One Day

By Suneela It is overwhelming to be awakened to the reality of a military occupation all of a sudden. Qalandia terminal, is supposed to be the clean and efficient face of the occupation, like an airport terminal with electronically operated ...

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Does Santa get through the checkpoint?

Huwarra checkpoint is the main checkpoint to the south of Nablus, and probably one of the worst ones that I have experienced in Palestine. Every time I pass through, people are being humiliated in many ways: screamed at, beaten, detained, ...

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I resist so I exist

by Saif After filling out papers at the Jordanian border with Palestine, the bus started moving towards the side that is controlled by the Israeli occupation authorities. As much as I missed Palestine, thinking about the process that Israel imposes ...

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The Power of Aboud

by Mansour The villagers of Aboud have taken up a campaign of nonviolent resistance against the Israeli Aphartied wall which will steal agricultural land, olive trees and water resources. On the second demonstration there, we touched the core of Palestinian ...

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From Strength to Strength; Bil’in to Abud

In the past week I have been to two impressive and inspiring demonstrations, one in the village of Bil’in, and the other in the village of Abud. Both are located to the west of Ramallah, are inhabited by roughly 2500 ...

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IWPS: “I am getting tired of occupation now.”

Marisol’s Blog Originally published by the International Women’s Peace Service On the second day of the bombing in Gaza, Mahmoud Al Zahar, a leader from Hamas, made a call to end rocket attacks on israelis. Even so, israel has continued ...

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Closed Military Neighborhood

Internationals challenge Israeli repression in Tel Rumeida by Joe Carr Due to the effectiveness of our work in Tel Rumeida, the Israeli military and police have increased their efforts to rid the area of internationals. Volunteers from a variety of ...

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