From our Platform
Our Green values oblige us to support popular movements for peace and demilitarization in Israel-Palestine, especially those that reach across the lines of conflict to engage both Palestinians and Israelis of good will.
We support the implementation of boycott and divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era, which includes pressuring our government to impose embargoes and sanctions against Israel; and we support maintaining these nonviolent punitive measures until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by
- Ending its occupation and colonization of all Palestinian lands and dismantling the Wall in the West Bank
- Recognizing the fundamental rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
- Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.
We support a U.S. foreign policy that promotes the creation of one secular, democratic state for Palestinians and Israelis on the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan as the national home of both peoples, with Jerusalem as its capital.
Thoughts on today's Israeli attack on Palestinians, as well as a recap of the Green Party platform on Palestine. Additional articles on the Green Party position on Palestine and Israel are located here.
Andrea E. Merida, Co-Chair, Green Party of the United States.
Reliably unpredictable and defiantly unconventional, our President Donald Trump is known as a wily negotiator of real estate and trade deals, a creative manipulator of immigration and election laws as well as grandstander on domestic and foreign policy—tax cuts for the wealthy, reneging on international agreements and treaties (Paris Climate Accord, Iran Nuclear Deal).
But now he's outdone himself. He's keeping his promise to make America great again by taking the first step to make Palestine/Israel one country again.
The third call in the Green Party Call Series on Justice in Liberation & Justice for Palestine will feature guest Mazin Qumsiyeh. Professor Qumsiyeh will speak on the topic of the interconnection ecology, environment, health and human rights.
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities. He is director of the main clinical cytogenetics laboratory and founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and Institute for Biodiversity Research at Bethlehem University in occupied Palestine.
As Israel celebrates seven decades and prides itself on being the only democracy in the Middle East, the reality in Gaza undercuts that self-image and instead testifies that Israel is a state that is both racist and violent.
GAZA — As the U.S., U.K. and France bomb Syria, claiming to support its people but in reality adding misery to a country that has had more than its fair share of violence, the humanitarian disaster in Gaza is almost completely ignored by the international community. This is because the perpetrator of this seven-decade-long disaster is Apartheid Israel.
The Green Party of the United States called on US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, to rescind the US veto of the UN Security Council draft statement calling for an independent investigation into the Israeli military’s deliberate and brutal attack on Palestinians during nonviolent protests near the Gaza-Israeli border which began on Friday, March 30th.
Twenty-nine Palestinians have been killed and more than fourteen hundred injured – many of them by live fire and many seriously – by Israeli snipers in the planned and coordinated attack, 7 killed by Israeli fire, scores hurt in Gaza border protest. Over thirty thousand Palestinians were commemorating Land Day, which observes an Israeli attack in 1976 that killed six Arabs protesting Israeli occupation of their lands to build Jewish settlements.
Momentum toward war is escalating dangerously with new additions to the Trump war cabinet, John Bolton as national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Bolton is a war criminal for supporting torture and lying to justify the Iraq war. He and Pompeo oppose the Iran nuclear deal. Pompeo is an aggressive war hawk who would rather seek regime change in North Korea than de-nuclearization.
There is a bi-partisan march to militarization. After the Pentagon requested a record amount of spending on war, Congress almost unanimously added tens of billions to the military budget, which is now 57% of US discretionary spending. ‘Russiagate’ continues to foment hatred at Russia and President Putin, and the recent use of a nerve agent to kill a Russian émigré and his daughter in England are leading to talk of greater conflict with Russia.
The first conversation will feature Miko Peled. Peled is a human rights activist, writer and speaker born in Jerusalem. He is the author of "The General's Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine," and an upcoming book, "Injustice, The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five." Peled currently lives in Washington, DC and is a member of the DC Statehood Green Party.
In his talk, Miko will address some of the basic history of the Palestinian struggle with an emphasis on youth resistance and youth oppression under the Israeli occupation, and what this means to thousands of Palestinian youth and their families. He will also discuss the role of international solidarity in supporting the struggle for Palestinian liberation, with an emphasis on the opportunities and challenges of BDS in the US.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party calls on Congress to pass HR 4391, "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act."
The bill, submitted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-Minn.), would prevent the use of U.S. tax dollars for the Israeli military's ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.
Miko Peled is a human rights activist, writer and speaker born in Jerusalem. He is the author of "The General's Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine," and an upcoming book, "Injustice, The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five."
Peled currently lives in Washington, DC and is a member of the DC Statehood Green Party.
This weekend the Young Greens (Youth Caucus of the Green Party of the United States) will be attending the 2017 SOA Watch Border Encuentro. There will be Green Party representation at the local, state, and national level at this year's convergence.
Tune in tomorrow and Saturday for our live streams via our Facebook page to learn about critical issues of border militarization and US imperialism in Latin America and beyond and how we can move forward as activists in solidarity and resistance.