Monday, August 10, 2009

Encountering Bil'in

We're happy to tell you that participants in the co-sponsored US Campaign/Interfaith Peace-builders delegation to Israel/Palestine have returned safely. We'll have more updates soon, but in the meantime, check out the delegation's report about their visit to the Palestinian village of Bil'in, which has been nonviolently resisting the Apartheid Wall every Friday for several years. The Wall cuts the villagers off from much of their farmland. Here's what one delegation participant had to say about their interactions with the farmers of Bili'n:
"As with the folks at the Deheisheh Refugee Camp, the villagers of Bil'in retain a tremendous joy even as they live under Israel's occupation. Israel may beat them, steal their land and treat them like animals - but the people of Bil'in continue to affirm life as they know that someday, when the U.S. closes its checkbook, they tyranny and oppression of the occupation will end."
Read the full report here, and help us close our U.S. checkbook by clicking here.