Tagged: Palestinian Americans

Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory Arrested at NYC’s a Day Without a Woman Protest News Roundup
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Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory Arrested at NYC’s a Day Without a Woman Protest

Women's March co-organizers Linda Sarsour, Tamika D. Mallory, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez were arrested for protesting outside of Trump International Hotel in New York City on International Women's Day, according to the Women's March official Twitter page. The arrest took place at approximately 1:30 p.m.

on March 8, 2017
Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights Film
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights

Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri’s debut feature, 3,000 Nights, is Jordan's submission to this year's Academy Awards, and was Palestine's submission to the Golden Globes. Masri is an acclaimed documentarian whose films have received over 60 international awards, and is considered a pioneer in the changing Middle Eastern film landscape.

on January 11, 2017
Were College Students Targeted for Disciplinary Action Because of Their Pro-Palestine Politics? Op-Eds & Analysis
Aviva Stahl, The Nation

Were College Students Targeted for Disciplinary Action Because of Their Pro-Palestine Politics?

In February 2016, a small group of progressive students interrupted a faculty meeting at Brooklyn College with a host of demands, including a return to free and open admissions, more full-time faculty members of color, and an end to the presence of undercover cops on campus. The school, which is part of the New York’s public-university system, has nurtured generations of city residents...

on September 8, 2016
Three U.S. Citizens Denied Entry by Israel Speak Out Videos
IMEU

Three U.S. Citizens Denied Entry by Israel Speak Out

Last month, five U.S. citizens were interrogated and detained by Israeli border control before being deported and banned without clear explanation. Israel routinely racially profiles visitors arriving at the borders they control, which include the occupied Palestinian territories.

on August 31, 2016
U.S. Human Rights Observers Harshly Interrogated By Israel and Booted For Being Muslim News Roundup
Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

U.S. Human Rights Observers Harshly Interrogated By Israel and Booted For Being Muslim

Five human rights observers carrying American passports say they were singled out by Israeli authorities because they were visibly Muslim, or perceived as such, and then subject to harsh detention and interrogation before being booted from the country. The individuals were traveling as part of a 45-person interfaith delegation to Israel-Palestine...

on August 3, 2016
US Activists Handcuffed, Threatened and Deported by Israel News Roundup
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US Activists Handcuffed, Threatened and Deported by Israel

Five U.S. citizens were denied entry to Israel after 18 hours of being detained and interrogated by Israeli border police regarding their backgrounds, political tendencies and personal relationships, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation said this week. The incident, which occurred July 17 but was not publicly revealed until Tuesday, is the latest case of U.S. citizens being profiled...

on August 3, 2016
Palestinian Dabke in the Chicago CTA Tunnels Op-Eds & Analysis
Luz Chavez, Gozamos

Palestinian Dabke in the Chicago CTA Tunnels

A stunning video of a talented duo playing and dancing to Palestinian Dabke in a CTA Tunnel has gone viral, and rightfully so. The Gozamos crew loved the video so much, we reached out to the local artists to hear more about the inspiration behind it: “The idea for the video was very spontaneous. Hamze and I had just gotten back from a jam session with some local Chicago musicians on the south side...

on July 26, 2016
For Palestinian-American Teen’s Family, Home Is Where the Body Is Buried News Roundup
Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz

For Palestinian-American Teen’s Family, Home Is Where the Body Is Buried

The family wanted to bury him wrapped in the flag of his country, the United States, but the locals insisted he be laid to rest in the flag of his nation, Palestine. In the end, his body was wrapped in both flags: the American flag during the ceremony held by the family, the Palestinian flag in the mass funeral that followed. Both flags were lowered into the grave together with 16-year-old Mahmoud Shaalan.

on March 12, 2016
Court Overturns Conviction of Palestinian-American Community Leader Rasmea Odeh News Roundup
Center for Constitutional Rights

Court Overturns Conviction of Palestinian-American Community Leader Rasmea Odeh

A U.S. court of appeals today has vacated the immigration fraud conviction of Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh. Odeh was convicted in 2014 for failing to disclose a 1969 arrest and conviction in an Israeli military court on her U.S. immigration and naturalization documents. Odeh had been subjected to torture, including rape, by Israeli interrogators, and forced to sign a false confession.

on February 25, 2016
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