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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.

Radiohead’s Controversial Concert in Tel Aviv & 5 Other Artists Performing in Israel
Lyndsey Havens, Billboard

Radiohead’s Controversial Concert in Tel Aviv & 5 Other Artists Performing in Israel

On July 19, Radiohead will end a tour in support of well-received ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool with a performance in Tel Aviv, Israel. The show will mark the group’s ninth time playing the city, most recently in 2000 ahead of Kid A. What should serve as a celebration of sorts has been weighed down by controversy regarding the band's decision to play the city despite the current cultural ban...

about 2 weeks ago
Roger Waters Calls Out Thom Yorke Over Radiohead Israel Controversy
Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork

Roger Waters Calls Out Thom Yorke Over Radiohead Israel Controversy

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has spoken out after Thom Yorke dismissed a petition for Radiohead to cancel an upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. In defending the show, Yorke had singled out Waters—one of the petition’s signees—because Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich worked heavily on Waters’ new album.

about 3 weeks ago
Roger Waters Says He Tried to Discuss His Concerns About Radiohead Playing Israel With Thom Yorke
Dee Lockett, Vulture

Roger Waters Says He Tried to Discuss His Concerns About Radiohead Playing Israel With Thom Yorke

Today in political-rock-star beef, Roger Waters has responded to a bitter interview Thom Yorke gave to Rolling Stone about Waters’s public criticism of Radiohead’s controversial decision to perform in Israel next month. Waters says Yorke’s statement, in which the Radiohead...

about 3 weeks ago
Roger Waters Disputes Thom Yorke’s Explosive Comments Over Radiohead Israel Controversy
Ryan Thaxton, Paste Mag

Roger Waters Disputes Thom Yorke’s Explosive Comments Over Radiohead Israel Controversy

Roger Waters has responded to Radiohead’s Thom Yorke after Yorke accused Waters of being divisive and attempting to “throw shit at [Radiohead] in public” in regard to an open letter to the band, signed by Waters, asking that they cancel plans to perform in Israel later this year.

about 3 weeks ago
Farah Nabulsi: Filmmaker
Linda Mamoun, IMEU

Farah Nabulsi: Filmmaker

Farah Nabulsi, the daughter of a Palestinian mother and Palestinian-Egyptian father, grew up on a quiet street in London. A banker for many years with JP Morgan and then the founder of a private business, Nabulsi decided to leave the business world after a trip to Palestine in 2013. The systematized oppression and humiliation of Israel’s military occupation was something Nabulsi didn’t understand on her trips to Palestine from London as a child.

on May 15, 2017
FIFA Delays Stand on Israeli Settlement Football Teams
Al Jazeera

FIFA Delays Stand on Israeli Settlement Football Teams

FIFA has said in a statement that it is "premature" to take any final decision on the controversial issue of Israeli football clubs in the West Bank. The communique came after a five-hour long FIFA Council meeting on Tuesday in Bahrain, in advance of the issue being scheduled for discussion by its annual congress, which takes place in Manama on May 11.

on May 10, 2017
Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons
Marguerite Dabaie, The Electronic Intifada

Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons

Palestinian culture is in itself a dangerous act, a reason to be caged. So suggests a cartoon in a new anthology of work by Mohammad Sabaaneh. The panel shows a group of men and women in traditional dress...

on May 8, 2017
Teen Palestinian Rappers Leave Refugee Camp To Bring Message Of Freedom To U.S.
Michael Hamad, Hartford Courant

Teen Palestinian Rappers Leave Refugee Camp To Bring Message Of Freedom To U.S.

Wherever you go, teenagers want to sing and dance. Palestinian teens living in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank of Israel, want others things, too: security, freedom, hope for the future. "We want our rights, as human beings, as children, as teenagers," says Sireen Khamis, 16.

on March 24, 2017
Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History
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...

on March 23, 2017