Yearly Archives: 1979

1979: Palestine Solidarity Committee Protest

Sheila led these protests every summer for several years:

Sunday, June 3, 1979
By Ruth Landa, Associated Press Writer

Celebration of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty was an underlying theme of the 15th annual Salute to Israel parade Sunday in which some 75,000 persons sang and danced up Fifth Avenue.

Mayor Edward I. Koch, City Council President Carol Bellamy and other city officials led the costumed paraders up the avenue, marching to the theme song from “Exodus” and waving to observers who lined the street despite intermittent rain.

But several blocks downtown, the peace treaty signed on March 26 was denounced by the Palestine Solidarity Committee which staged its own rally and marched uptown on other avenues in protest.

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1979: The Colonial Exploitation of Occupied Palestine

Sheila wrote a book chapter on the economics of the Israeli occupation:

Zionism, Imperialism and Racism

“The Colonial Exploitation of Occupied Palestine : a study of the transformation of the economies of the West Bank and Gaza”, by Sheila Ryan, in Zionism, Imperialism, and Racism, ed. A.W. Kayyali, Croom Helm (London), 1979.

This research was cited in a Village Voice front-page article:

Middle Eastern Bantustan

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