Expert Q&A: The US Supreme Court & Jerusalem (Zivotofsky v. Kerry)
Playing with Fire: Jewish Extremists & the Noble Sanctuary
Testimony from Gaza: Shot by Israeli Forces and Left Bleeding for Hours
FACT SHEET: Elad, the Jewish National Fund & the US Taxpayer-Subsidized “Judaization” of Silwan
INFOGRAPHIC: When the Fighting Stops
Expert Q&A: The US Supreme Court & Jerusalem (Zivotofsky v. Kerry) Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: The US Supreme Court & Jerusalem (Zivotofsky v. Kerry)

This coming Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving whether Jerusalem can be listed as a part of Israel on the passports of Jerusalem-born American citizens. The case, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, could have far-reaching implications for U.S. policy in Palestine/Israel as well as for the authority of the executive branch of government in setting foreign policy.

13 hours ago
Playing with Fire: Jewish Extremists & the Noble Sanctuary Fact Sheets
IMEU

Playing with Fire: Jewish Extremists & the Noble Sanctuary

On Wednesday, a prominent right-wing Israeli extremist in the Temple Mount movement was shot and seriously wounded in Jerusalem, reportedly by a Palestinian gunman who was later killed by Israeli security forces. The attack followed months of rising tensions between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and occupation forces in East Jerusalem. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on these recent events.

about 1 day ago
Four Structures Demolished in Hebron Bedouin Villages News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Four Structures Demolished in Hebron Bedouin Villages

Israeli forces demolished a total of four structures in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Daraj and a traditional oven in Umm al-Khair Bedouin village, reported Operation Dove on Wednesday. Many women and men of Umm al-Khair were assaulted by Israeli soldiers and border Police officers, while peacefully trying to stop the demolition of their property.

about 1 day ago
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process News Roundup
Simon Johnson, Reuters

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday and said there were signs other European Union states would follow its lead. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told reporters her government hoped it would bring a new dynamic to efforts to end decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

about 1 day ago
Palestinian family claims fraud in settler buy of Jerusalem landmarks News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency/AFP

Palestinian family claims fraud in settler buy of Jerusalem landmarks

A Palestinian family has gone to court claiming fraud over the partial purchase of two landmark East Jerusalem properties, including the home of the Palestinian national theater, by Jewish settlers. The move is part of a growing battle over property in occupied East Jerusalem, where hardline Jewish settlers are seeking to expand their presence in the face of vehement opposition from the Palestinians, who want the city's eastern sector as capital of their future state.

about 1 day ago
Keeping His Day Job News Roundup
The Monthly

Keeping His Day Job

George Bisharat, aka Big Harp George, is decked out in a handsomely tailored gray suit with a pink handkerchief protruding from the outer breast pocket. His shirt is pink, his tie pink and yellow, and his smooth leather and suede Italian shoes two tones of rusty pink. It's as if he's about to step on stage to blow harmonica and sing at Biscuits and Blues, where he's in the process of lining up a gig to promote Chromaticism, his new debut CD.

about 1 day ago
Lameece Issaq Palestinian Americans
IMEU

Lameece Issaq

In 2015, actor and writer Lameece Issaq will celebrate the five-year anniversary of Noor Theatre, the production company she co-founded that is dedicated to developing and supporting the work of Middle Eastern theater artists. Since its inception in 2010, Noor Theatre has been in residence at the renowned off-Broadway New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan, and as Issaq looks back, she’s thrilled to find that what she’s doing is gaining traction.

about 1 day ago
Israeli Settlers Organize another Provocative Al-Aqsa Mosque Tour News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israeli Settlers Organize another Provocative Al-Aqsa Mosque Tour

Jewish settlers Wednesday broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Mughrabi gate and toured its yards in a provocative manner under the protection of Israeli police, said witnesses. Israeli police were stationed at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque and imposed strict measures on the worshipers who wish to enter the compound; they seized identity cards and returned them back when worshipers left the compound.

about 2 days ago
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 to Gaza schools News Roundup
Haaretz

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 to Gaza schools

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' right to education, has announced that she is donating the $50,000 she received for winning the World's Children's Prize to rebuild UN schools damaged during the summer's fighting in Gaza.

about 2 days ago