Tagged: Checkpoints

This Palestinian Brewery Is Resisting Military Occupation, One Beer at a Time News Roundup
Luna Alqamar, VICE

This Palestinian Brewery Is Resisting Military Occupation, One Beer at a Time

It was the year 2000 and the Second Intifada was underway. It was nearly impossible for people to cross short distances between cities and villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, let alone deliver beer. Yet Palestine’s Taybeh Brewery successfully transported 50-kilogram kegs of beer across military checkpoints on donkeys while an increasingly violent and repressive occupation escalated around them.

on May 9, 2018
Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss Op-Eds & Analysis
Ayman Odeh, New York Times

Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss

Seventy years ago, the world changed around my family. The establishment of the state of Israel represented self-determination for Jews, but a catastrophe — “nakba” in Arabic — for Palestinians. In the area around the Mediterranean city of Haifa, where my family has lived for six generations, only 2,000 Palestinians of a population of 70,000 remained.

on April 18, 2018
Israeli Restrictions on Palestinian Movement Fact Sheets
IMEU

Israeli Restrictions on Palestinian Movement

Using a variety of methods, Israel imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian movement within and to and from the occupied territories. These policies cause serious hardships for millions of Palestinians, preventing them from getting to work, school, accessing medical care, visiting family and friends, and severely hampers the Palestinian economy.

on June 6, 2017
Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints Op-Eds & Analysis
Raja Shehadeh, The New York Times

Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints

Every conflict has its heroes. In Palestine they’re the taxi drivers. After living for half a century under occupation, I can no longer endure the anxiety of what might appear on the road, whether it is angry drivers bottlenecked...

on May 20, 2017
Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons News Roundup
Marguerite Dabaie, The Electronic Intifada

Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons

Palestinian culture is in itself a dangerous act, a reason to be caged. So suggests a cartoon in a new anthology of work by Mohammad Sabaaneh. The panel shows a group of men and women in traditional dress...

on May 8, 2017
Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre Op-Eds & Analysis
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre

Fifteen years ago this month the Israeli army bombarded and assaulted the Jenin refugee camp for more than 10 days. This was part of Israel’s so-called Operation Defensive Shield, during which it sent troops...

on April 18, 2017
Zionism, the Nakba, and Feminism Op-Eds & Analysis
Donna Nevel, Huffington Post

Zionism, the Nakba, and Feminism

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, author Emily Shire asked, in relation to the International Women’s Day Strike that included a call for the decolonization of Palestine, if the feminist movement has room for Zionists like herself.

on March 13, 2017
French Learners in Gaza Take Matters into Their Own Hands News Roundup
Mousa Tawfiq, The Electronic Intifada

French Learners in Gaza Take Matters into Their Own Hands

Ahmad Kraira is a self-confessed Francophile. Sparked by an interest in soccer – he is a fan of the French national team and former great Zinedine Zidane – he decided to study French literature at 18. It was a “risky choice,” he said. “I had never studied French...

on March 8, 2017
The Reason for Israel’s Hysterical Response to the UN Security Council Resolution News Roundup
Adam Hamze, Huffington Post

The Reason for Israel’s Hysterical Response to the UN Security Council Resolution

The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry faced further ire...

on December 29, 2016
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