“Standing with Palestine” looks at the growing grassroots movement in the United States in support of the Palestinian people and against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Through interviews with activists, the video shows how many Americans are no longer accepting the traditional views and official policies that have contributed to, if not caused, the worsening situation in the Middle East. These organizations are finding creative ways to be heard and to affect real change from a grassroots perspective. Groups highlighted include the ”International Solidarity Movement” which seeks to bring attention to the Palestinian cause through direct action and confrontation of the Israeli army in the Occupied Territories; and ”Jews Against the Occupation”, and ”Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now” (SUSTAIN) which are finding creative ways to raise consciousness in the United States and force change in the US”s role in the Middle East. The video also includes interviews with activists on US campuses who are building a campaign, based on the Divestment campaigns in the 1980”s against Apartheid South Africa, to force Universities to withdraw their investments from companies that contribute to and support the Israeli Occupation.
2004 TRT: 12 minutes #314