Portland Activist's Boat to Gaza Hitting Rough Political Waters

Erin DeRamus Gaza Flotilla

A boat trying to run Israel's blockade of Gaza with a Portland activist on board is hitting turbulent political weather as it prepares to set sail from Greece.Portland activist Erin DeRamus is part of a flotilla of 10 ships trying to visit Gaza in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Last year, Israeli special forces killed nine civilians trying to break the blockade.The all-American crew of DeRamus' ...   More
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Protest Planned Against Pro-Israel Lobbying Organization This Sunday


Members of Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights and other activists will gather this Sunday, March 6, to protest the annual community dinner of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee. According to local activist Michael Munk, protesters plan to pressure AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobbying organization, to take a stiffer line against Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Past ...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

A Different Pro-Israel Nonprofit To Launch A Local Chapter in Portland

This Thursday, a pro-peace nonprofit called J Street will kick off its national grassroots campaign by launching local chapters in Portland and dozens of other locations nationwide. J Street differs from longer-established pro-Israel organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee because it supports a two-state, peaceful solution in the Middle East, and because it's willing ...   More
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Leah Dimatteo


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