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Birzeit students hold solidarity event with Black struggle in US News Roundup
Alex Shams, Ma'an News Agency

Birzeit students hold solidarity event with Black struggle in US

Nearly 100 students at Birzeit University in the central West Bank on Wednesday took part in a solidarity event with the African-American community in the United States in the wake of spiraling rates of deadly police violence there.

7 hours ago
Of $5.4 billion pledged for Gaza, only a fraction delivered News Roundup
Luke Baker & Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Of $5.4 billion pledged for Gaza, only a fraction delivered

Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.

8 hours ago
UN could vote on Palestine resolution within ‘24 hours’ News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

UN could vote on Palestine resolution within ‘24 hours’

The United Nations Security Council could vote on a draft UN resolution that sets terms for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal within 24 hours, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Friday. The PA official told Ma'an that the UN vote could take place over the next day, without providing further details.

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Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection Literature
IMEU

Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection

While developing his latest poetry collection, the aptly named Textu (text + haiku), Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah spent a lot of time on his smartphone. This ubiquitous device may seem like the enemy of good art, but Joudah explains his modern methodology in the book’s short introduction.

11 hours ago
Israeli police detain Palestinian student, child in Jerusalem (Ma’an News Agency) News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli police detain Palestinian student, child in Jerusalem (Ma’an News Agency)

The Israeli police detained a 17-year-old student and an 11-year-old boy from Jerusalem on Wednesday. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli police detained Daliah Murad Muhammad Qarawi, 17, from Salah al-Din street in East Jerusalem while she was on her way home from school.

about 1 day ago
EU Parliament passes resolution to support recognition of Palestine News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

EU Parliament passes resolution to support recognition of Palestine

The European Parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. The EU parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced," the resolution said.

about 2 days ago
Palestinian U.N. draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017 News Roundup
Reuters

Palestinian U.N. draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017

Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017. The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally submitted to the 15-member council, which means it could be put to a vote as soon as 24 hours later, but it does not guarantee it will happen.

about 3 days ago
Malala, where is your money? Op-Eds & Analysis
Nora Lester Murad, The Hill

Malala, where is your money?

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai announced a donation of $50,000 for the reconstruction of Gaza’s schools. That was in October, in the wake of Israel’s summer assault that affected some 113,500 homes in addition to schools, public buildings, hospitals, utilities and other essential infrastructure. As part of an investigation into Palestine’s broken aid system, I set about tracking down where Malala’s money is.

about 3 days ago
PA to adopt French UN initiative if ‘amendments made’ News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

PA to adopt French UN initiative if ‘amendments made’

The Palestinian Authority will submit a French initiative on ending Israel's occupation to the UN if amendments are made to the text, foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an Tuesday. Al-Maliki said he would meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday to convince France to accept suggested amendments to their bid to align it with the Palestinian and Arab positions.

about 3 days ago