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Palestinians speak a distinct dialect of Arabic, and have their own traditions, cuisine, and folklore. While most Palestinians feel strong connections to the Arab world, their primary political affiliation is with other Palestinians, with whom they share defining experiences of exile, military occupation, and other dimensions of the conflict with the Zionist movement and Israel.

Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison
DPA and Nirit Anderman, Haaretz

Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison

Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni won Saturday the Berlinale's first-ever Silver Bear for best documentary for "Istiyad Ashbah" ("Ghost Hunting"), in which former inmates reenact events...

about 3 days ago
NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’
Jack Moore, Newsweek

NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’

Superbowl winner and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has cancelled a planned trip to Israel after a government minister announced its intention to use him and other players...

about 1 week ago
NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’
Josef Federman, AP

NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’

An American professional football player has pulled out of a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes and citing sympathy for the Palestinians.

about 1 week ago
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Withdraws from Israel Trip, Citing Sympathy for Palestine
Cindy Boren, The Washington Post

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Withdraws from Israel Trip, Citing Sympathy for Palestine

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has withdrawn at the last minute from a sponsored trip to Israel, saying the government there is using him for a public-relations...

about 1 week ago
Michael Bennett Boycotts Trip, Says He Won’t Be Used by Israel
Steve Almasy, CNN

Michael Bennett Boycotts Trip, Says He Won’t Be Used by Israel

Michael Bennett, a Pro Bowl defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, is one of the NFL's most outspoken players on social issues. And once again he is in the middle of a controversy after announcing...

about 1 week ago
Citing Human Rights Concerns, Michael Bennett to Skip Israel Visit
ESPN.com News Services

Citing Human Rights Concerns, Michael Bennett to Skip Israel Visit

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has withdrawn from a group of NFL players planning to visit Israel next week. Writing about his decision in posts on Twitter and Instagram on Friday...

about 1 week ago
Conversation with Palestinian-American Poet Remi Kanazi
Jehan Alfarra, MEMO

Conversation with Palestinian-American Poet Remi Kanazi

My parents and grandparents are refugees from 1948. My mother’s side is from Jaffa; my father’s side is from Haifa, Nazareth. My grandmother was pregnant with my mom when they were ethnically cleansed from Palestine, so I grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts and I moved to...

about 3 weeks ago
Director Mai Masri Explores Occupation, Incarceration in 3,000 Nights
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
Meet the Palestinian Hip-Hop Artist at the Center of Israel’s Culture Wars
Joshua Mitnick, The Los Angeles Times

Meet the Palestinian Hip-Hop Artist at the Center of Israel’s Culture Wars

Tamer Nafar fell in love with hip-hop growing up amid the faded public housing blocks and garbage strewn public parks of Ramat Eshkol, a hardscrabble interethnic neighborhood in the central Israeli city of Lod where life was punctuated by...

on January 11, 2017