Original poem by Ali Abu-Atieh (Age 16)
my country is Palestine,
filled with olives like flowing gold;
Israel, built on our home remains,
with colonial aims it holds.
they stole our land in 48' —
murdering masses through these dates —
what are people silent about?
why even now, is there still doubt?
the US, their biggest funder,
paying for bombs and army gear;
airstrikes like “honorable” thunder,
and children constantly in fear.
yet we stand dignified and firm,
with support, we define their term,
and soon, Israel, you shall learn:
by the millions, we WILL return.
Ali Abu-Atieh is…
Community Member Submission
By: Rayna Al-Salaam
Olive trees are known as “trees of eternity” for their capacity to regenerate. They are a universal symbol of life, hope, peace, and victory and an important part of Palestinian culture, heritage, and identity. Dating back 4,000 years ago, they are cherished for not just their historical presence, but their symbolism and economic significance. The olive sector, which includes olive oil, table olives, and soap, supports 80,000 families and is worth $160- $190 million (USD). …
Here’s how you can help Palestine this Ramadan
This Ramadan, when we’re asked the repetitive and yet comical question, “do you have to fast for 30 days straight?” Perhaps our answer won’t be as laughably obvious as it always is. Perhaps our answer, and our fasting regimen, may be a little more complicated this time around.
Don’t freak out. For the most part, the rules are still the same. Abstain from food and drink; yes, not even water; no, you can’t chew gum. Do all of these things only from dawn to sunset, and then, you are free until the…
On February 7th and 14th, AMP-MN and Jewish Voices For Peace (JVP) teamed up to host a virtual “movie screening” and discussion on The Lobby, Al-Jazeera’s documentary which exposes the Zionist lobby’s influence campaign targeting Palestine Advocacy in the US. Al-Jazeera commissioned an undercover investigation of the lobby’s various branches, including their legislative influence, campus initiatives, and blacklisting. For our attendants, all advocates for this unwarrantedly taboo cause, the discussion was raw and personal. …
Community Member Submission
Writing and photography by Nausheena Hussain.
Anxiety at the pit of my belly as I get pulled aside for increased security at Ben Gurion Airport.
Blessed for all the amenities and security I have- home, family, money, food, clothing
Confused how anyone of a faith can oppress another or take a life
Despair — are interfaith relationships just a fantasy we tell ourselves to sleep better at night?
Elated to pray where the Prophets once prayed, to be invited to the third holiest mosque!
Community Member Submission by Leena Yassin
I got into writing for the stage during the fall of 2009, having just recently entered middle school. It’s somewhat an odd age to begin given that all that I read up until that point was mundanely prim and formulaic, bound by rules and laws written by “Dead White Guys.” But something was different about performance writing– it seemed to defy the laws and constraints of other genres. It seemed to lend itself to work that calls out laws which oppressed.
So I went on to immerse myself in it, writing tons of poetry…
As 2020 comes to an end, we wanted to share with you the top moments that made this year the most memorable. In a year that has been marked by tragedy and resilience, sorrow and celebration, challenges and wins, we are incredibly grateful to find ourselves stronger, bigger, and one year closer to a Free Palestine 🇵🇸
There is an international campaign to #boycottpillsbury. What’s the story?
In February of 2020, the United Nations published a list of companies violating Palestinian rights like facilitating the construction, expansion or maintenance of Israeli settlements or the demolition of Palestinian housing and property. The United Nations named General Mills, a Minnesota-based corporation, as one of seven United States businesses violating international law by operating on occupied Palestinian territories. According to the report, General Mills is operating a Pillsbury factory in Atarot Industrial Zone, an illegal Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem illegally annexed after the 1967 war. The operation of this…
Welcome to AMP-MN’s new blog!
From book clubs to community meetings, our work has entailed far more than just lobbying efforts and hands-on campaigns. So many insightful discussions and thought provoking moments have arisen during our events. We thought it would be important to share these reflections so all can benefit and look back on.That’s why AMP-MN is bringing you this new blog!
This page will feature entries on various ideas that are discussed at our events, campaigns, book clubs, as well as pieces on other Palestine related issues.Our community members’ engagement has been vital in shaping our discussions, and we value their contributions immensely. Thus, we have opened up our blog for community members to become active contributors.
For anyone that is interested in committing to writing for us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We educate and empower our community around Palestine. Every day is a day closer to a free Palestine ✌️