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June 1st, 2017

Regarding a US Senators’ Letter to the UN about Israel and Palestine

A letter dated April 27, 2017, prepared by Senator Mario Rubio and Senator Christopher A. Coons and signed by 100 U.S. Senators, was addressed to Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General. Two of the concerns stated were ‘the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias’ and ‘the anti-Israel boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) movement’ (reference: ‘Washington Post’ – 100 […]

February 15th, 2017

Letter to President Donald J. Trump re Palestine/Israel

The U.S. approving, almost 70 years ago – 29 November 1947 – the United Nations General Assembly adopted the plan for partition of British Mandatory Palestine, which recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States. Almost 50 years ago, a result of the Six Day War was that the West Bank, Gaza, and East […]

August 9th, 2016

U.S. Must Act to Resolve Israel/Palestine Conflict

The June 6, 2016, Granny Peace Brigade ‘Letter to Senator Schumer re U.S. Involvement In Israel/Palestine,’ mailed to the Senator, was posted as a blog, June l7th, 2016. We sent a copy of the letter to U.S. government offices and to presidential candidates shown in the transmittal note, July 25, 2016 (below).

July 25, 2016 […]

June 17th, 2016

Letter to Schumer re U.S. Involvement In Israel/Palestine

June 6, 2016

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senator 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3203

Dear Senator Schumer:

On May 26, 2016, we, Marty Rajandran and Barbara Walker, Granny Peace Brigade–Israel-Palestine Conflict Committee, were pleased to meet with Alex Katz, Special Assistant, and (by telephone) Lane Bodian, Legislative Correspondent, of your […]

December 12th, 2015

The Irony of Human Rights Day for Palestinian Children

On this warm, balmy 10 December evening, the Granny Peace Brigade joined together with the Union Square Women in Black Against the Occupation among other groups to commemorate this year’s International Human Rights Day. December 10 is the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights……. […]

October 23rd, 2015

To Mayor De Blasio On His Visit to Israel

Mayor De Blasio

Having followed events of your Israel visit, I write to say I believe it unfortunate that ‘short shrift’ was made of the plight of Palestinians and that the role of long term ongoing ‘cause and effect’ factors were ignored when you focused on Palestinian action.

Obviously the human rights violations which have […]

July 15th, 2015

One Year Since Israel’s Massacre in Gaza

Jenny and I got off the train at 40th Street, armed with posters a, children and a little black box to lay them down. What a shock as we rounded the corner and saw that the plaza we and Jonothan had meticulously choreographed around, was gone! Three days ago, the Golda Meir Square was intact […]

June 22nd, 2015

Breaking News: Grannies meet with Chuck Schumer’s NYC staff on Palestine

Why is this breaking news: As we told Alex Katz, an aide to the Senator on Monday, June 10, 2015, the Granny Peace Brigade has tried, unsuccessfully for over 5 years to get an appointment with the Senator, OUR Senator!

What did we learn that was new/news:

What did we hear: Alex Katz, an aide […]

February 8th, 2015

City Council members are leaving on an all expenses paid junket to Israel on February 15

Hello Sisters and Friends,

We have one last chance to persuade 15 City Council members* to cancel their funded-by-the-zionists junket to Israel, or at least to make them feel damn guilty about going. These 15 City Council members* need to think again about the message they give to New Yorkers, particularly our Palestinian neighbors. This […]

January 20th, 2015

Dear City Council Members, Don’t Accept an Expenses Paid Trip to Apartheid Israel

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Members Mark Treyger, Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso, David Greenfield, Rafael Espinal, Darlene Mealy, Mark Levine, Helen Rosenthal, Corey Johnson, Ritchie Torres, Andrew Cohen, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich, and James Van Bramer:

Dear City Council Members on the all expenses paid trip to Israel,

I write to express my shock […]