News Roundup

‘All that’s left are their school uniforms’: Israeli air strike kills eight Palestinian relatives
Maha Hussaini, Middle East Eye

‘All that’s left are their school uniforms’: Israeli air strike kills eight Palestinian relatives

The Sawarka family members were in bed when the Israeli attack took place after midnight, turning their homes to rubble.

about 5 days ago
Israel frees two Jordanians held without charge
Al Jazeera

Israel frees two Jordanians held without charge

Hiba al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Miri were released from Israeli prison and returned to Jordan after months of detention.

about 2 weeks ago
For Palestinians In And Out Of Refugee Camps, Al Wihdat Is More Than A Soccer Team
Omar Almasri, Deadspin

For Palestinians In And Out Of Refugee Camps, Al Wihdat Is More Than A Soccer Team

Palestinian refugees and their descendants are the backbone of the Jordanian soccer club’s fanbase. Their jerseys are red, green, and black, with a white stripe, a non-accidental reflection of the Palestinian flag, and the badge on the jersey features an image of the Dome of the Rock, a long-time symbol of Palestine.

about 3 weeks ago
Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager
David Halbfinger, New York Times

Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager

An Israeli soldier shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian teenager in Gaza last year during protests-- a scene captured on a video that went viral. The result of a military investigation into the sniper's actions? A one-month sentence.

about 3 weeks ago
Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel
Akbar Shahid Ahmed, HuffPost

Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel

The presidential candidate's message to Israel: "If you want military aid, you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza."

about 3 weeks ago
Why did Microsoft fund an Israeli firm that surveils West Bank Palestinians?
Olivia Solon, NBC News

Why did Microsoft fund an Israeli firm that surveils West Bank Palestinians?

Microsoft has invested in a startup that uses facial recognition to surveil Palestinians throughout the West Bank, in spite of the tech giant’s public pledge to avoid using the technology if it encroaches on democratic freedoms.

about 3 weeks ago
Americans of color find common cause with Palestinians
Cristina Maza, The National

Americans of color find common cause with Palestinians

Americans of color and Palestinians are building on a decades-old connection to create a modern solidarity movement.

on October 18, 2019
Revealed: right-wing push to ban criticism of Israel on US campuses
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Revealed: right-wing push to ban criticism of Israel on US campuses

Right-wing activists are attempting to spread new laws across Republican-controlled states that would ban criticism on public university campuses of Israel and its occupation of Palestinian territory.

on October 18, 2019
Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common
Cristina Maza, Al Jazeera English

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

Activists say private companies are profiting from the incarceration of racially profiled groups in the US and Israel.

on October 3, 2019