Gabriel Matthew Schivone
Gabriel Matthew Schivone—a Chicano-Jewish American and native Tucsonan—is a volunteer and media/policy analyst with the U.S./Mexico border humanitarian organization No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, and an AZ coordinator of Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine. Schivone is a passenger and a U.S. representative for the AZ/Southwest on the upcoming "Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2". Most recently, his feature article, “Breaking the Gaza Embargo and Israeli Piracy,” with co-authors Noam Chomsky and Huwaida Arraf, was distributed by Agence Global, the international syndication agency of The Nation and Le Monde diplomatique. He is also co-editor and a contributing author of the forthcoming book, Concrete Connections: Militarization, Migration, and the Political Economy of Human Rights in the Mexico/U.S. and Palestine/Israel Borderlands.
Articles by this author
Monday, January 26, 2015
Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the US-Mexican Border
It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates the Gaza Strip from Israel clicked onscreen. “We have learned lots from...
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Breaking the Gaza Embargo and Israeli Piracy
A year ago this month, Israel shocked the world when it attacked a humanitarian convoy on its way to Gaza in international waters, killing 9 civilians, injuring dozens more, and kidnapping hundreds. Today -- as Hamas and Fatah negotiate internal unity and Egypt moves to permanently open Gaza’s southern border, consequences of the Arab Spring -- the international solidarity movement musters an even greater flotilla of ships to challenge Israel’s illegal actions against the Palestinians.