Experts

Expert Q&A: The Trump Plan & Israeli Annexation of the Jordan Valley

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

Updates

13 insightful photos of early 1900s Palestine taken by engineer Nasri Fuleihan Nakba & Refugees

13 insightful photos of early 1900s Palestine taken by engineer Nasri Fuleihan

As Palestinians plan to commemorate the Nakba, Israel's ethnic cleansing, this week, here's a look at pre-Nakba historical photographs offering glimpses of Palestine during the end of the Ottoman rule and the period after the First World War.

on May 11, 2020
For Palestinian rights movement, Biden poses a familiar quandary News & Analysis

For Palestinian rights movement, Biden poses a familiar quandary

Palestinian rights advocates say they hold no hope of Joe Biden becoming a vociferous critic of Israel, nor of their ability to have any major influence on him.. But they also say that they have no choice but to deal with Biden

on May 11, 2020
Israel Cracks Down on Banks Over Payments to Palestinian Inmates News & Analysis

Israel Cracks Down on Banks Over Payments to Palestinian Inmates

Israel's most recent use of collective punishment against Palestinians: As of Saturday, Israel is forbidding banks from processing payments made to the families of Palestinian prisoners.

on May 11, 2020
UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’ News & Analysis

UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’

UN expert Michael Lynk: Israel's annexation plan "would crystalize a 21st-century apartheid, leaving in its wake the demise of the Palestinians’ right to self-determination. Legally, morally, politically, this is entirely unacceptable.”

on May 7, 2020
Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central Palestinian-American Profiles

Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central

“Deep inside, I always knew I wanted to become an actor,” says Waleed Zuaiter, star of Hulu's highly-praised Baghdad Central. Yet Zuaiter, whose acting credentials are extensive, did not take a direct path to acting. Born in Sacramento, Zuaiter moved to Kuwait with his family at the age of five and spent his summers back in the Bay Area where his mother’s family was based. He describes his childhood as “the best of both worlds.”

on May 5, 2020
MASK-ER-AID News & Analysis

MASK-ER-AID

Uprising Theater, a Palestinian American org dedicated to providing a platform to marginalized communities is now working to ensure people working on the front lines and underserved communities receive the protective equipment they need to stay safe.

on May 5, 2020
Mais Abu Gush Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison and a Fine News & Analysis

Mais Abu Gush Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison and a Fine

Palestinian student activist Mays Abu Gosh of Birzeit University was detained in August, 2019. She was interrogated and tortured by Israeli soldiers and left unrecognizable to her parents. Now, Israel is sentencing her to 16 months in prison.

on May 5, 2020
Gaza life lightens up for Ramadan as lockdown eases with epidemic at bay News & Analysis

Gaza life lightens up for Ramadan as lockdown eases with epidemic at bay

The month of Ramadan has brought with it a slow return to life in occupied Gaza as hundreds of workers go back to work after weeks under lockdown.

on May 5, 2020
Suspected Israeli Killer of Palestinian Woman Can Go Back to Settlement Home, Court Rules News & Analysis

Suspected Israeli Killer of Palestinian Woman Can Go Back to Settlement Home, Court Rules

In 2018, Aisha Rabi was killed by an Israeli settler who targeted her car with large rocks. Now, two years later, Israel is releasing him on house arrest and allowing him back to his home in the occupied West Bank, where the killing took place.

on May 4, 2020