Sunday, Jan 28

-Sunday, January 28 from 11 - 1 pm. Panel entitled Yearning for Peace and Justice:  A Teach-In on Israel/Palestine will be held at Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street/Route 9 in Rhinebeck. 

A live panel will present historical background as well as personal stories to promote peace and justice, rather than anger and helplessness. Panelists are: Talal Jabari - Award winning Palestinian filmmaker; Mark Hammel - Psychologist, IDF Veteran and US/Israeli citizen; Razan Sadeq-Keyes - Jordanian Palestinian artist and mother; Lori Wynters - SUNY New Paltz Faculty, Psychologist and Jewish Chaplain. 

Co-sponsors: Jewish Voice for Peace (Hudson Valley), Middle East Crisis Response, New Paltz Women in Black, Veterans for Peace. Contact: or 845 876 7906

Kingston rally: stop the genocide!


KINGSTON, N.Y. — About 150 protesters chanted, sang, blocked the roadway and set up seven popup tents at a demonstration Friday in front of the district office of U.S. Rep. Pat Ryan in Uptown, calling on the congressman to denounce Israeli “genocide” in Gaza.

As the demonstrators chanted in front of Ryan’s office at 307 Wall St., others gained access to the building’s roof and lowered banners, one with the names of some of the more than 22,000 Palestinians who have died since Hamas militants invaded Israel on Oct. 7 killing about 1,200 Israelis and taking hundreds hostage. Another banner read, “Pat Ryan: stop the genocide” and a third stated, “90 Days, 22,000 killed.” ...

Speaker Anne Ames of Wednesday Walk for Black Lives, addressed the crowd, asking, “How many more innocent people need to die for our elected officials to realize that this is not making anyone safer? The people of Gaza are telling us that no place is safe. I feel that for us too. No place is made safer; no one is safer. Our politicians need to stop pretending that there’s not a genocide unfolding before our eyes. That’s why I’m here.”

Main Street and Front Street in New Paltz

Dear Friends:

This Saturday, 12:30-1:30, we will return to our place of protest on the corner of Main Street and Front Street in New Paltz, demanding an immediate, permanent ceasefire and emergency aid to the suffering people of Gaza. Israel's menacing threat to continue the genocide has to be removed, and only international public pressure will work. Please join us! 
Naomi Allen
For New Paltz Women in Black