Palestine & Israel

Supporting Freedom and Human Rights

CODEPINK stands in solidarity with Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent activists and human rights advocates working to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law and to promote the rights of Palestinians.

In addition, we work here in the United States to educate Americans about the realities of Israel's occupation and to change U.S. foreign policy in the region.

We feel personally implicated in Israel's violations of human rights and international law because our tax dollars--$3 billion annually in military aid--subsidize Israel's occupation.

Join Our Current Campaigns:

Please read more about our campaigns below and join us in working towards a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

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Stolen Beauty Ahava Boycott

Background: CODEPINK's launched in June 2009 with a protest at the Ahava shop in the Tel Aviv Hilton. As part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that aims to ensure equality, freedom and justice, CODEPINK has focused its boycott efforts on Ahava and Soda Stream, two companies that have manufacturing plants in illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank.

End US Military Aid to Israel

Background: CODEPINK, together with Global Exchange, Interfaith Peace-builders, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and over 100 peace and justice groups, are dedicated to exposing and decrying the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a far-right Israel lobby group. The Move Over AIPAC campaign held a national policy summit and several days of protests in DC in May, 2011 during AIPAC's annual conference. CODEPINK filed a complaint with the Congressional Ethics Committee in August, 2011 in response to a right-wing junket in which 81 Congresspeople visited Israel with an AIPAC affiliate. Join us to send a message to our lawmakers in Washington: Move over AIPAC: Time for a new foreign policy!

Kids have the right to read about Palestine!

Background: CODEPINK is cosponsoring the "Kids have the right to read about Palestine" campaign, which is calling on editors of social studies series found in juvenile collections in libraries to add the title PALESTINE to their series aimed at celebrating diversity, allowing young readers a chance to see how people live in faraway lands. Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and Naomi Shihab Nye have endorsed this campaign. Won't you join us? More info at or contact our Middle East Campaigner Rae.

Support Palestinian Human Rights Advocates

Background: CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation have worked to elevate the voices of popular Palestinian organizers. In collaboration with the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in the West Bank, US-based solidarity groups have been instrumental in raising the profile of the many non-violent activists who commit themselves to organizing against the Israeli occupation and who face Israeli violence and repression because of their steadfastness.

(Photo at left is Bassem Tamimi, Palestinian organizer from Nabi Saleh who is currently in Israeli prison for peaceful protest. Photo by

Lift the Siege of Gaza:

  • Blogs and articles from the CODEPINK delegation aboard the US BOAT TO GAZA in July, 2011

Background: During Israel's three-week brutal assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, the world watched as over 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians and 350 of them children, were killed. CODEPINK had been a member group of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for several years and immediately spurred into action. Since 2009, CODEPINK has lead over ten delegations to Gaza and has partnered with Global Exchange on trips to Israel and the West Bank.