Students for Justice in Palestine
National Students for Justice in Palestine
National Students for Justice in Palestine (National SJP) is a collective of organizers that supports over 200 Palestine solidarity organizations on college campuses across occupied Turtle Island (U.S. and Canada). We aim to develop a student movement that is connected, disciplined, and equipped with the tools necessary to build grassroots momentum for Palestinian liberation.
SJP Middlebury College
Middlebury SJP is a club dedicated to advocating for the rights and freedoms of Palestinians. We are deeply committed to educating ourselves and the Middlebury College community about Israeli apartheid.
University of Vermont Students for Justice in Palestine
As members of a solidarity group, we defer to the Palestinian civil society’s requests regarding international support. We have endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the rights it is aimed at achieving. In addition to calling for economic and state pressure on Israel, the BDS guidelines also define and clearly oppose normalization, and to that end, we as students, faculty, staff, and community members in solidarity with Palestinians refrain from participating in projects that normalize the occupation.
News and Activist Sites
International Law and Legal Analysis of Israel’s Occupation and Settlements:
New!: UK “Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights” publishes briefing prior to House of Commons debate on illegal settlements.
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine
International Court of Justice: July 2004 General List Case No. 131: “Legal Consequences Of The Construction Of A Wall In The Occupied Palestinian Territory”
United Nations Security Council Resolution 242
List of other United Nations resolutions concerning Israel and Palestine
The Fourth Geneva Conventions of 1949
South African Academic Study by the Human Services Research Council: HSRC in South Africa finds that Israel is practicing apartheid and colonialism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
The National Lawyers’ Guild has a Palestine Subcommittee that advocates for justice in Palestine, organizes delegations, provides legal support to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements, works to support Palestinian political prisoners, and works to implement Palestinian rights. This is their web site
Five-part series, “Israel Attacks the International Criminal Court, but Its Arguments Fall Flat.”Written by Vermonter James Marc Leas, in TruthoutThis series of articles was written in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that three International Criminal Court provisions could preclude Israeli nationals from being investigated or prosecuted by the ICC. The five articles present the facts and the law regarding each of those provisions. They argue that a fair prosecutor should find that ICC provisions would not exclude ICC investigation and prosecution of Israeli nationals (political and military leaders) who allegedly committed war crimes in occupied Palestinian territories.The Israeli government campaign was explained by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in a statement he read out from his office on January 17, 2015. He argued that (1) Palestine is not a state; (2) the Israeli legal system upholds the highest standards of international law; and (3) Israel was acting in self-defense against terrorism.
1st Installment: Pounding the Table, Israeli Officials Malign International Criminal Court
2nd Installment: The Question of Palestinian Statehood and the ICC’s Jurisdiction
3rd Installment: Does the Israeli Legal System Provide Justice for Palestinians?
4th Installment: The Facts Don’t Fit Israel’s “Self-Defense” Claim
5th Installment: Deconstructing Israel’s “Self-Defense” Claim and Its Campaign Against the ICC
Animated History (Click on images to view):
Other Videos and Animations (Click on images to view):
The U.S. Spends $5.9 Billion on Foreign Military Financing. Guess What 2 countries received 75% of the Total…. (10 November 2015)
Speeches Relating to Israel and Gaza (Click images to view):
“The World Is At War” George Galloway gives his address to the Oxford Union Society. October 15th 2012.
Richard Boyd Barrett is an Irish politician elected Teachta Dála (delegate to the lower house of the Irish Parliament) for Dún Laoghaire in 2011.
(Speech in Irish Senate July 31st 2014).
MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centers and other civilian targets.