Experts

Ingrid Jaradat Gassner Coordinator of International Advocacy and Public Relations for the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Ingrid Jaradat Gassner

Noura Erakat Human Rights Attorney and Activist

Noura Erakat

Issam Younis Director General of the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Issam Younis

Dr. Jess Ghannam Board member of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Jess Ghannam

Dr. Mona El-Farra Director of Gaza Projects of the Middle East Children's Alliance

Mona El-Farra

Updates

Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Palestinian-American Profiles

Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

From the young age of three, Samar Haddad King has used dance and movement as a tool for self-expression. Growing up Palestinian-American in the diaspora, King found that movement helped overcome communication barriers: “When we were younger and didn’t all have a common language yet, I found it interesting how dance or movement could transcend language.”

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A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank Op-Eds & Analysis

A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank

Rayyah has lived in Khan al-Ahmar all of her 47 years. She raised nine children there, and 24 grandchildren; one more is on the way.

about 3 days ago
BDS: How a Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate Op-Eds & Analysis

BDS: How a Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate

The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has been driving the world a little bit mad.

about 3 days ago
Tens of Thousands Protest in Tel Aviv Against ‘Nation-State Law’ News Roundup

Tens of Thousands Protest in Tel Aviv Against ‘Nation-State Law’

Passed last month, the new state-nation law officially affirms Israel's Jewish character, but critics say it turns non-Jewish citizens of the country into second-class citizens, further marginalising some 1.8 million Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and other minorities.

about 3 days ago
Palestinian Teens Reach Finals of Silicon Valley App Pitch News Roundup

Palestinian Teens Reach Finals of Silicon Valley App Pitch

Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley's tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a worldwide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls.

about 2 weeks ago
How Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian Activist, Became An International Icon Op-Eds & Analysis

How Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian Activist, Became An International Icon

Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who spent eight months in an Israeli prison for slapping two Israeli soldiers, was set free this week. By the time she got out, the feisty blue-eyed teen with the wild mane of golden curls had been transformed into an icon of the Palestinian resistance movement.

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinian Protest Icon Ahed Tamimi Released From Israeli Prison in Jubilant Scenes News Roundup

Palestinian Protest Icon Ahed Tamimi Released From Israeli Prison in Jubilant Scenes

Ahed Tamimi, 17, was met by banners, cheers and Palestinian flags as she entered her occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, after spending eight months in Israeli prison for obstructing the work of and attacking Israeli soldiers.

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinian Teen Protest Icon Released From Israeli Prison News Roundup

Palestinian Teen Protest Icon Released From Israeli Prison

Seventeen-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been released from Israeli prison after serving an eight-month sentence for slapping Israeli soldiers during a confrontation that went viral on the Internet. The teen has become a symbol of resistance for many Palestinians; for many Israelis, she's seen as a provocateur.

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Released, But Experts Say Israel Has Bigger Problem Op-Eds & Analysis

Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Released, But Experts Say Israel Has Bigger Problem

"Ahed's detention, prosecution, plea agreement and sentence in Israel's military court system is not exceptional but provides a clear example of how Israeli military law and military courts are used to control an occupied Palestinian population."

about 2 weeks ago