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What can we do to support Palestinian Liberation in West Michigan?

May 18, 2021
  1. Get educated. See the list of books, films and online sources below. It is especially critical that we understand the history of US support for Israel, if we want to understand the Palestinian struggle.
  2. Make sure you center the voices and lived experiences of Palestinians who live in West Michigan. Contact the Arab American Association of West Michigan.
  3. Protest US Aid to Israel. Do actions at Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow’s offices, since both of them have consistently support Israel. Senator Peters is a major recipient of Pro-Israel PAC money.
  4. Participated in the International Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Campaign, which is one of the most effective ways to be in solidarity with Palestinians. 
  5. In Grand Rapids, target groups like the Right Place Inc, which has lobbied to bring Israeli companies to West Michigan.
  6. Understand and Confront Christian Zionism, which is rampant in West Michigan.


Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, by Omar Barghouti

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics, by Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick

Hundred Years’ War on Palestine, Rashid Khalidi

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment, by Mazin Qumsiyeh

The Battle for Justice in Palestine, by Ali Abunimah

On Palestine, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe

Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities, Edited by Ashley Dawson and Bill Mullen

Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine, by Steven Salaita

Ten Myths About Israel, by Ilan Pappe

Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy, by Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs

Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt

Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians, by Noam Chomsky


Occupation 101

The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: US Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948

Waiting for Armageddon

With God on Our Side

Online Resources

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