Activism

Activism

The use of nonviolent means by Palestinians to defend their rights, land, and livelihoods has a long and diverse history. It goes back more than a hundred years and continues up until today. More often than not, Palestinian nonviolence has been met with a violent response, first by British authorities, and then by Israel. In recent years, another major nonviolent Palestinian initiative has been the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History News Roundup
Leila Abdelrazaq, Muftah

Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History

In the past week, Banksy’s “Walled off Hotel,” located in the occupied Palestinian city of Bethlehem, has generated an incredible amount of media attention. It’s not the first time Banksy has drawn attention to the situation in Palestine...

about 2 days ago
Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance

A group of young dancers and rappers from the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank are on tour, bringing original music, hip-hop and dabke folk dance to audiences across the US.

about 3 days ago
Israeli Ministry Trying to Compile Database of Citizens Who Support BDS News Roundup
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Israeli Ministry Trying to Compile Database of Citizens Who Support BDS

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan wants to set up a database of Israeli citizens who are involved in promoting and supporting boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel or the settlements.

about 4 days ago
This Water Day, Think of Gaza News Roundup
Bill Corcoran, Huffington Post

This Water Day, Think of Gaza

Ninety percent of all the water flowing through Gaza is unfit for human consumption. That’s right — nine out of ten times a family turns on the tap (if they have one), the water will be hazardous. It might run cloudy...

about 4 days ago
UN Report Decries Israeli Settlements’ ‘Alarming Pace’ News Roundup
Al Jazeera

UN Report Decries Israeli Settlements’ ‘Alarming Pace’

The UN's special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories has decried how Israel's "illegal settlement enterprise has moved at an alarming pace" this year. Michael Lynk pointed on Monday to announcements...

about 5 days ago
Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’ News Roundup
Ali Dolah, Al-Monitor

Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’

In an era where social media is the name of the game, people are no longer reading books in the Gaza Strip. But some young girls who believe that reading is an intrinsic part of education have provided a glimmer of hope...

about 5 days ago
Palestinian Amputee, 14, Recalls Detention by Israeli Forces: ‘I Wasn’t Afraid of Being Hit’ News Roundup
Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, Haaretz

Palestinian Amputee, 14, Recalls Detention by Israeli Forces: ‘I Wasn’t Afraid of Being Hit’

He’s no longer a boy. It’s hard to believe he’s just 14. Not by his appearance, not by his speech, certainly not by what he’s undergone in the past two years. He tells his story in a dry, businesslike manner...

about 1 week ago
UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

about 1 week ago
Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority

There have been a series of protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently, which Palestinian police violently dispersed. What are these demonstrations about? What are the protesters asking for? Diana Buttu, political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, weighs in.

about 1 week ago