Thursday, August 6, 2009

Farewell for Now

We are now leaving Palestine with heavy hearts, high hopes, and longing backward glances. We have learned more than we can possibly describe, and have fallen in love with this place in ways we never imagined. There is much work to be done, both here and abroad. We encourage each and every one of you to come to Palestine, to see what it is like and to realize what so many have given their lives for. Above all we encourage you to organize against the occupation in your own countries, and to support the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions until Israeli ends its racist apartheid policies. To learn more about the BDS campaign go to

Other good websites to check out:
Palestine Solidarity Project -
International Solidarity Movement -
Electronic Intifada -
Who Profits from the Occupation? -
Anarchists Agaisnt the Wall -
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions -
Ibn Ezra (Israeli activist blog) -


  1. Dear Maria and Ian,

    I have just learned about another good organization, called If Americans Knew. Their goal is to educate Americans about the history and realities of the situation in Palestine. Their website is:


  2. Maria and Ian, thank you for allowing us to follow you in this incredible journey. Your work has been enlarged and you have energized us to do more. Also, there has been a shift in media attention; there is beginning to be a focus on the non-violent paths of resistance that have been under the radar until now. Re-entry is always difficult. Keep in touch.
    with love and in solidarity, Gail