Tagged: Nakba

Why Is Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Such a Big Deal? Videos
IMEU

Why Is Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Such a Big Deal?

Donald Trump has pledged to do something no other U.S. president has done: move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would be unprecedented support for Israeli occupation and theft of Palestinian land.

on January 17, 2017
Selma Dabbagh: Writer and Lawyer Palestinian Profiles
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Selma Dabbagh: Writer and Lawyer

A lawyer by training, British-Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh’s short stories have been included in a number of anthologies, including those published by Granta and International PEN. She was also nominated for the International PEN David T.K. Wong Award and the Pushcart Prize. “The power of fiction lies in its ability to humanize the other,” says Dabbagh on her decision to become a writer.

on May 24, 2016
Video: Remembering the Nakba From Burj Barajneh Refugee Camp
Sonia Grieco, Mondoweiss

Video: Remembering the Nakba From Burj Barajneh Refugee Camp

In the Active Aging House of Burj Barajneh, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, the Nakba is still a vivid memory. Some of the center-goers were in their childhood when, in 1948, the ‘catastrophe’ befell the Palestinians and more than 750,000 were ousted from their homelands. Around 110,000 took refuge in Lebanon that, due to the proximity, became one of the main hosts for the refugees.

on May 15, 2016
‘Return Train’ Tours Bethlehem for Nakba anniversary
Ma'an News Agency

‘Return Train’ Tours Bethlehem for Nakba anniversary

A "Return Train" traveled through part of the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem on Sunday morning, as a symbolic demonstration of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to the homes and villages they were forcibly displaced from 68 years ago during the creation of Israel.

on May 15, 2016
Hundreds of Palestinians March to Destroyed Village in Haifa for 68th Nakba Anniversary
Ma'an News Agency

Hundreds of Palestinians March to Destroyed Village in Haifa for 68th Nakba Anniversary

Hundreds of Palestinians commemorated the anniversary of the Nakba -- or “catastrophe” -- on Saturday with a “March of Return” in Haifa to the site of a Palestinian village destroyed by Israeli forces in 1948. The march was held in order to highlight the internationally-recognized right of Palestinians who remain refugees or internally displaced...

on May 14, 2016
Nakba Day Returns, But Not the Palestinians
Ben White, Middle East Eye

Nakba Day Returns, But Not the Palestinians

In 1995, a journalist interviewed a number of left-wing Israelis living in West Jerusalem homes whose Palestinian owners were expelled in 1948. One (unnamed) “prominent left-winger” was particularly, and directly, unapologetic. “I don't have any problem with the fact that we threw them out, and we don't want them back, because we want a Jewish state.”

on May 12, 2016
Thousands of Arabs March for Palestinian Return in Israel
Daily Mail/AFP

Thousands of Arabs March for Palestinian Return in Israel

Thousands of Arab Israeli protesters marched in favour of a right of return of millions of Palestinians on Thursday, the same day Israel celebrated its independence. The Israelis of Palestinian origin were seen carrying Palestinian flags and others holding up signs demanding the right to return for refugees at the rally in the Negev desert.

on May 12, 2016
Thousands March on 40th Land Day to Protest Decades of Land Grabs
Ma'an News Agency

Thousands March on 40th Land Day to Protest Decades of Land Grabs

Thousands of Palestinians across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory marched Wednesday to commemorate the 40th Land Day, protesting decades of Israeli land grabs. "Palestinians are entitled to their land and they will give up not one inch," Hamas official Yehya Mousa said at a rally in Gaza City to remember the Palestinian protests against Israeli land seizures that were violently suppressed on March 30, 1976.

on March 30, 2016
Rami Ibrahim: Record-Breaking Muay Thai Fighter, Gym Owner, and Coach Palestinian-American Profiles
Valerie Bisharat, IMEU

Rami Ibrahim: Record-Breaking Muay Thai Fighter, Gym Owner, and Coach

Rami Ibrahim, the longest active Muay Thai fighter in North American history, originally hails from the Palestinian town of Silwad, and is carving out a name for Palestinians in the world of combat sports. The No.1 ranked fighter in the United States and 10th in the world, Ibrahim is the only professional Muay Thai fighter who holds ten championship titles.

on February 25, 2016
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