Tagged: Humanitarian Crisis

Kal Penn Donates $25K to Palestinian Refugees After ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’ Win News Roundup
Sarah Harvard, Mic

Kal Penn Donates $25K to Palestinian Refugees After ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’ Win

Kumar Patel is moving beyond the White Castle munchies and instead making something a little more gourmet for charity. On Monday's episode of MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, Kal Penn, one of the actors known for those stoner classic "Harold and Kumar" films...

on January 4, 2017
Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef,’ Donates $25,000 to Palestinian Refugees News Roundup
Stephany Bai, NBC News

Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef,’ Donates $25,000 to Palestinian Refugees

Actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn won $25,000 for Palestinian refugees with beer-braised fish tacos when he beat "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines to win "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown" on Monday.

on January 4, 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
Is Israel Banning Entry of Gaza Cancer Patients? News Roundup
Shlomi Eldar, Al-Monitor

Is Israel Banning Entry of Gaza Cancer Patients?

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) claims Israel has “dramatically toughened” its policy on granting permits to sick Palestinians needing life-saving treatment in Israeli hospitals, among them many cancer patients. This, despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority (PA)...

on October 27, 2016
Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year Op-Eds & Analysis
Bo Schack, UNRWA

Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year

“I have survived the past three wars, but that is not the problem. In this place, wars come and go. The bigger struggle is not to lose hope. The only way I can do that is to retreat, and create my own world, and become oblivious.” This was told to me by 36-year old Ali...

on October 21, 2016
Victims of Israeli Raid on Gaza Flotilla Fear Legal Case Will Be Dropped Over New Political Deal News Roundup
Robert Fisk, The Independent

Victims of Israeli Raid on Gaza Flotilla Fear Legal Case Will Be Dropped Over New Political Deal

What is a human life worth? Perhaps that that’s what it will come down to in the Istanbul High Criminal Court this week when British barrister Rodney Dixon QC appears on behalf of more than 700 of the men and women aboard the Gaza flotilla...

on October 18, 2016
Sheikh Jarrah: When My Enemy Is My Neighbour News Roundup
Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera

Sheikh Jarrah: When My Enemy Is My Neighbour

Occupied East Jerusalem - Outside the al-Kurd family home, a large fig tree shades the streets of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. When the family was evicted from the front part of their home by Israeli settlers in 2009...

on October 3, 2016
The Shimon Peres Palestinians Can’t Forget Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Munayyer, The Nation

The Shimon Peres Palestinians Can’t Forget

When major figures die, the remembrances begin to pour in. The narratives created about those who have gone are supposed to tell us a lot about them. But what we choose to remember and how we choose to remember tell us great deal about us as well.

on September 30, 2016
The World Mourns Shimon Peres as Israel Considers His Legacy News Roundup
William Booth & Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post

The World Mourns Shimon Peres as Israel Considers His Legacy

JERUSALEM — As tributes poured in from abroad, Israel prepared to say goodbye to Shimon Peres, one of the founders of the Jewish state, who died Wednesday of complications from a massive stroke. For many, Peres’s long and complex legacy reads like chapters from Israel’s history. The 93-year-old — a former prime minister...

on September 28, 2016
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