Tagged: West Bank

Palestinian Teacher of the Year on How to Help Traumatized Children News Roundup
Lucy Westcott, Newsweek

Palestinian Teacher of the Year on How to Help Traumatized Children

Like many teachers around the world, Hanan Al Hroub deals with many challenges in her job. Huge class sizes mean teachers can’t spend as much time individually with each child, salaries are low and much of the education budget goes on administrative costs instead of programs for her students, she says. But there are some concerns unique to places like the West Bank...

on September 27, 2016
Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out News Roundup
Sam Bahour, Haaretz

Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out

When Israel’s founding fathers removed by force the native Palestinian Arab population living where they intended to establish their state, they murdered or displaced more than 80% of that population. This act of ethnic cleansing — to borrow one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly found phrases  — was given a name in Arabic: the Nakba, or catastrophe.

on September 26, 2016
New Attack on Free Speech: Pro-Israel Groups Wage War on Campus Freedom News Roundup
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

New Attack on Free Speech: Pro-Israel Groups Wage War on Campus Freedom

College campuses traditionally have been the sites of social and political protest — the combination of youth, intellectual energy, free speech, and academic freedom is a powerful catalyst for vibrant and often heated debate. Given the strain this can sometimes place on the equilibrium of universities, it is not surprising...

on September 24, 2016
The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture News Roundup
Dalia Hatuqa, Al Jazeera

The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - In the dead of a cold December night, Israeli soldiers came for Yasser. They rummaged through the shelves and behind the looms of a darkened factory, searching for the little man, only half a metre tall. They knew he would be easy to spot, wearing his signature black-and-white keffiyeh...

on September 15, 2016
PHOTOS: Israeli Army Blocks Main Roads to Palestinian Villages News Roundup
Ahmad Al-Bazz, Activestills.org

PHOTOS: Israeli Army Blocks Main Roads to Palestinian Villages

The Israeli army has blocked off with with concrete cubes, boulders and dirt seven main access roads to Palestinian villages in the Nablus area of the West Bank in recent days...

on September 7, 2016
UN: Palestinian Economy Could Double Without ‘Occupation’ News Roundup
Associated Press

UN: Palestinian Economy Could Double Without ‘Occupation’

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s development agency estimates the Palestinian economy could be twice as large as it is now if it were freed from Israeli control. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has reported for years about conditions in Palestinian areas. But its latest report issued...

on September 7, 2016
UN Sees Surge in Israeli Settlements After Quartet Report News Roundup
Agence-France Presse, Yahoo! News

UN Sees Surge in Israeli Settlements After Quartet Report

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israeli settlement expansion has surged in the two months since the diplomatic Quartet called for a halt to the construction of Jewish outposts on Palestinian land, the UN envoy said Monday. In a much-awaited report, the Quartet -- the United States...

on August 30, 2016
In Israel, a Dead Arab Evokes Just One Big Yawn Op-Eds & Analysis
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

In Israel, a Dead Arab Evokes Just One Big Yawn

It was late in the morning. In Israel people were completing their preparations for Shabbat. The military reporters bought challahs, the soldiers left their bases for the weekend. At the Yabrud checkpoint in the West Bank their colleagues saw a man. Actually, they didn’t see a man. They saw a subhuman. They shot him as they were taught...

on August 29, 2016
‘Anti-Semitizing’ Pro-Palestinian Activism Comes at a Price Op-Eds & Analysis
Tom Pessah, +972 Mag.

‘Anti-Semitizing’ Pro-Palestinian Activism Comes at a Price

Things you can see from here, can’t be seen from there, says a famous Israeli song. This is what I feel about pro-Palestinian activism: having been closely involved in pro-Palestine activism as an Israeli student in an American university, I now understand why it is often portrayed in the media as anti-Jewish...

on August 22, 2016
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