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Palestinians speak a distinct dialect of Arabic, and have their own traditions, cuisine, and folklore. While most Palestinians feel strong connections to the Arab world, their primary political affiliation is with other Palestinians, with whom they share defining experiences of exile, military occupation, and other dimensions of the conflict with the Zionist movement and Israel.

Like Hero Tupac, Israeli Arab Rapper’s Music Provokes
Majeda El-Batsh, AFP

Like Hero Tupac, Israeli Arab Rapper’s Music Provokes

Israeli Arab rapper Tamer Nafar's politically-charged lyrics have sparked the same kind of controversy that may have made his hero Tupac Shakur proud. Nafar, from the pioneering political rap group DAM, has touched a nerve with songs like "Who's the Terrorist?" skewering what he and others say is discrimination against Arabs in Israel.

about 1 week ago
Asma Has Been a Refugee for 36 Years; Now a Fashion Startup Has Offered a Lifeline
Oliver Balch, The Guardian

Asma Has Been a Refugee for 36 Years; Now a Fashion Startup Has Offered a Lifeline

Born in a Jordanian refugee camp to Palestinian parents, Asma Aradeh is stateless. The 36-year-old mother of six is one of more than 30,000 Palestinian exiles living for decades in legal limbo in Jordan’s Jerash camp. But there is one silver lining to Aradeh’s story: she is no longer jobless.

on November 3, 2016
Palestine Doesn’t Exist on Google and Apple Maps. These Marathon Runners Want to Change That.
AJ+

Palestine Doesn’t Exist on Google and Apple Maps. These Marathon Runners Want to Change That.

Palestine doesn't exist on Google or Apple Maps. So Palestinian marathon runners ran across Silicon Valley to ask the tech giants to change that.

on October 15, 2016
Mapping Disputed Areas Like West Bank Challenges Apple, Google
Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

Mapping Disputed Areas Like West Bank Challenges Apple, Google

When George Zeidan discovered Google Maps three years ago, he started plugging in the places he knew, including his dad’s hometown, Beit Jala in the West Bank. But he couldn’t see it anywhere on the digital map. Later, when he and others plugged in more than...

on October 13, 2016
Palestinians Urge FIFA to Level the Playing Field
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Palestinians Urge FIFA to Level the Playing Field

Beitunia, occupied West Bank - On a row of plastic chairs overlooking a sandy lot, members of the Beitunia Club discussed their latest project to turn the space into a football field. "When it is finished, it will be the first football pitch in Beitunia"....

on October 12, 2016
Teenage Palestinian Artist Brings Message to US
Ali Harb, Middle East Eye

Teenage Palestinian Artist Brings Message to US

DEARBORN, United States - Faces masked with a kuffiyeh; an elderly Palestinian man staring pensively; a toddler being passed between two women through barbed wires; a child carrying a kitten - these paintings have been on display at the Arab American National Museum...

on October 6, 2016
The Month in Pictures: September 2016
The Electronic Intifada

The Month in Pictures: September 2016

The close of September marked a year since the emergence of a new and ongoing phase of rebellion and confrontation between Palestinians and Israeli forces, during which approximately 250 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed.

on October 5, 2016
Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled Then Reinstated
Alexander Nazaryan

Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled Then Reinstated

For a Palestinian insurgent supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop of a campus building...

on October 5, 2016
Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled, Then Reinstated
Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek

Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled, Then Reinstated

For a Palestinian insurgent supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop...

on October 5, 2016