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My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’
Refaat Alareer, New York Times

My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’

Linah, 8 years old — or, in Gazan time, two wars old — asked sheepishly if “they” could still destroy our building now that the power had gone out.

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Opinion: Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat and Mariam Barghouti, The Washington Post

Opinion: Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project

The young Palestinian writer Mohammed El-Kurd sits quietly in front of his laptop with a grin on his face, preparing for the launch of his most recent manuscript, “Rifqa.” He seems excited, anxious and afraid all at once, as he revises his poems and the paragraphs about his grandmother. She died at 103 defending her home from Israeli settlers who had already squatted in one part of it. El-Kurd seems to clutch onto his words in an attempt to ensure that the memory of his grandmother, of himself and his lineage, remains with him.

about 3 days ago
Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism Op-Eds & Analysis
Khaled Elgindy, Foreign Policy

Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism

Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.

about 1 week ago
Palestinians criticise social media censorship over Sheikh Jarrah News Roundup
Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera

Palestinians criticise social media censorship over Sheikh Jarrah

Social media users sharing content from Sheikh Jarrah complain their accounts have been censored, limited or shut down.

about 1 week ago
Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State News Roundup
Eric Alterman, The Nation

Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State

The Human Rights Watch report is a valuable, sober, and deliberately uninflammatory piece of scholarship—which won’t make a damn bit of difference.

about 1 week ago
Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli police storm Palestinian protest over Jerusalem evictions News Roundup
Lubna Masarwa, Mustafa Abu Sneineh; Middle East Eye

Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli police storm Palestinian protest over Jerusalem evictions

Israeli special forces use batons and mounted horses to disperse Palestinian and international activists protesting in solidarity with families facing eviction

about 1 week ago
Palestinians vow to save Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Palestinians vow to save Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

Palestinians continue solidarity protests against forced displacement of families from the occupied East Jerusalem.

about 1 week ago
What is happening in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah? News Roundup
Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera

What is happening in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah?

Israel ordered six Palestinian families to leave their homes in Sheikh Jarrah on May 2 to make way for Jewish settlers.

about 2 weeks ago
Israel uses apartheid to exclude Palestinians. When will Washington face that? News Roundup
H.A. Hellyer, The Washington Post

Israel uses apartheid to exclude Palestinians. When will Washington face that?

Some may think Human Rights Watch is going too far, but actually it is behind the curve. Late last year, I convened a panel with veterans of the South African anti-apartheid struggle who certainly know what apartheid looks like, including the former South African ambassador to the United States. They were in no doubt that what is happening in the occupied territories is indeed apartheid. Other human rights organizations, including Israeli ones such as B’tselem, have also reached the same conclusion.

about 2 weeks ago