News Roundup

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

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
The Associated Press

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
Palestinian Protest Icon Ahed Tamimi Released From Israeli Prison in Jubilant Scenes
Lawahez Jabari, Saphora Smith and Associated Press, NBC News

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
Merrit Kennedy and Daniel Estrin, NPR

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
Ahed Tamimi: ‘I Am a Freedom Fighter. I Will Not Be the Victim’
Oliver Holmes and Sufian Taha, The Guardian

Ahed Tamimi: ‘I Am a Freedom Fighter. I Will Not Be the Victim’

The teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has said she used her eight months in prison as an opportunity to study international law and hopes to one day lead cases against Israel in international courts.

about 2 weeks ago
Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teenager Who Slapped Israeli Soldier, Is Released From Jail
Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teenager Who Slapped Israeli Soldier, Is Released From Jail

"I learned a lot,” Ms. Tamimi, 17, said hours after her release on Sunday from an Israeli prison, where she served an eight-month term. “I learned how to stay patient, to be in a group. I did my best to use the time to study. I came out more educated, and understand the world better than when I went in.”

about 2 weeks ago
‘Apartheid, Formalized’: Palestinians to Fight Jewish State Law
Farah Najjar, Al-Jazeera

‘Apartheid, Formalized’: Palestinians to Fight Jewish State Law

Palestinian legislators in Israel prepare to launch series of events in protest of 'racist' nation-state bill.

about 2 weeks ago
Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’
Ian Lee, CNN

Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been freed from an Israeli prison after serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping a soldier, according to a spokesman for Israel's Prison Authority. Tamimi's mother, Nariman Tamimi, was also released.

about 3 weeks ago
Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi to Be Released From Israeli Prison
Yotam Berger and Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi to Be Released From Israeli Prison

Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager convicted of assaulting Israeli soldiers, will be released on Sunday after serving her sentence, her family said Thursday.

about 3 weeks ago