Supplying research to the movement for justice in Palestine
RAIA is a research initiative launched in 2017 dedicated to exposing the connections between American and Israeli state violence. Our work is grounded in the conviction that the ongoing dispossession and oppression of the Palestinian people undermines the possibility of a viable homeland for both Palestinians and Israelis. Embracing the 2005 Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until Israel ends its Occupation, grants full equality to its Palestinian citizens, and honors the Palestinian right of return, RAIA is committed to conducting research for the movement for justice in Palestine in the United States.
As a research organization committed to the movement for justice in Palestine in the United States, RAIA’s focus is the coordination, collaboration, and exchange of technologies, weapons, and expertise between the US and Israel under the banner of security and counterterrorism. Palestine has become a laboratory for security regimes around the world that intend to suppress, pacify, and even disappear unwanted populations. The ongoing colonization of Palestine serves as the foundation of Israeli security expertise, which plays a leading role in the current process of global militarization. At RAIA, we seek to raise awareness of the close collaboration between the Israeli and American governments to surveil, profile, and control social movements, communities of color, and other marginalized populations in order to suppress popular resistance.