MADRE Articles

Articles with keyword "Palestine"

Reproductive Health: Important for women, families and communities

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2013

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, Kenya, Palestine, Guatemala

These days, it’s hard to avoid stories of how women’s reproductive rights are under attack, both here in the US and abroad.Forty years after Roe v. Wade, states in the US are still attempting to block women’s access to safe...

Breaking Barriers: Humanitarian Aid to Palestine and Cuba

Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Keywords: Midwives for Peace, Palestine, Cuba, Middle East, LAC, Humanitarian Aid

This post originally appeared in Peace x Peace. By Yifat Susskind “They are among the most marginalized people, suffering at the hands of governments playing political games with their lives. In my travels to Cuba and Palestine, I have seen this firsthand.” *** “Blockade”...

Mothers Need More than One Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keywords: Mother's Day, Sudan, Guatemala, Palestine, Kenya, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Reproductive Rights

This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?

In Israel, Miscegenation Equals Rape

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Palestine

On Monday, Sabbar Kashur, a young Palestinian man from East Jerusalem, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for something called “rape by deception.” Apparently, Mr. Kashur had consensual sex with a Jewish Israeli woman after...

Obama's Double Standard Undermines Prospects for Middle East Peace

Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Keywords: Palestine

When I was in Israel recently, my family’s Passover seder ended in a raging argument about whether Hamas should be part of any Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The battle-lines were purely generational. Everyone under the age of 40 was adamant that...

Questions & Answers about War on Gaza

Posted on: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Middle East

Questions & Answers about War on GazaAs Israel’s war on Gaza continues into its 13th day,  MADRE responds some of the questions that we’re hearing from MADRE members about the crisis. Q. Doesn’t Israel have a right to defend its...

Israeli Airstrikes Increase Cycle of Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

MADRE condemns the latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and the on-going Hamas rocket-fire into Israel.  MADRE calls for a halt to all violence against civilians.  Both the Hamas rocket attacks and the Israeli airstrikes violate international law and further undermine...

Palestine's Guernica and the Myths of Israeli Victimhood

Posted on: Monday, December 29, 2008

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza

Mustafa Barghouthi, founder of MADRE’s sister organization Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) and current Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, wrote a piece about the situation in Gaza published in the Huffington Post on December 29, 2008. Palestine's Guernica and...

Ongoing Crisis in the Middle East

Posted on: Monday, November 6, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Palestine, Israel

A MADRE Position Paper The Crisis Since September 2000, Palestinians have been waging their second national uprising (Intifada) in a bid to end Israel’s 38-year occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In response, Israeli forces have shelled Palestinian...

MADRE Calls for Immediate Halt to Israeli Invasion of Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, July 6, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Israel, Palestine

MADRE joins the call of Israeli, Palestinian, and international human rights organizations for an immediate end to the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip and for the protection of Palestinian and Israeli civilians. Israel says that its military assault...

Hamas Takes Over: A MADRE Q & A

Posted on: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Palestine, Israel

Hamas Takes Over: A MADRE Q & A On January 25, the radical Islamic movement, Hamas, scored a landslide victory in elections held in the West Bank and Gaza. Hamas swept 76 out of 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative...

The Reconfigured Occupation: Gaza Disengagement Will Not Ease Suffering for Palestinian Women and Families

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

In mid-August, Israel is scheduled to begin its "disengagement" from the Gaza Strip, which it has occupied for 38 years. Under the plan, Israeli settlers and soldiers will be removed from Gaza and from four isolated West Bank settlements....

Hunger in Palestine

Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2004

Keywords: Palestine, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty, Water Rights

Hunger in Palestine:A MADRE BACKGROUNDER BASED ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD, A REPORT BY UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR JEAN ZIEGLERSpring 2004In July 2003, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food traveled to the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

BACKGROUND RESOURCE: THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Posted on: Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

BACKGROUND RESOURCE: THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICTBy Yifat Susskind, Associate Director 1948: THE ORIGINS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT• As in Ireland, India and Cyprus, British colonial "divide and rule" tactics culminated in November 1947 in the partition of Palestine into two newly independent states...

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