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BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger…
Democracy Now!

BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger…

As more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have entered their ninth day on a massive hunger strike inside Israeli jails, we are joined by the Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who has come to the United States to receive the 2017 Gandhi Peace Award...

about 1 day ago
Plight of Palestinian Refugees Now Spans 5 Generations
Associated Press

Plight of Palestinian Refugees Now Spans 5 Generations

As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the creation of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip. As a young man, Abu Massoud was displaced again when Israeli forces captured Gaza, along with the West Bank...

about 2 days ago
Autonomy for Palestinians in Israel Is as Relevant as Ever
Said Zeedani, +972

Autonomy for Palestinians in Israel Is as Relevant as Ever

Autonomy for Palestinians in Israel was first introduced more than 25 years ago as a fair, democratic compromise, a golden mean, between two conflicting impulses, neither of which can be fully satisfied: integration...

about 2 days ago
Radiohead Israel Performance Protested by Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Desmond Tutu, More
Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork

Radiohead Israel Performance Protested by Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Desmond Tutu, More

On July 19, Radiohead are set to perform at Park HaYarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel. A number of artists and activists—including Thurston Moore, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Young Fathers, Desmond Tutu...

about 2 days ago
Radiohead Urged to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert by Musicians, Activists
Abby Hassler, Radio.com

Radiohead Urged to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert by Musicians, Activists

Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe, Robert Wyatt, and Young Fathers, along with South African civil rights activist Desmond Tutu, have signed an open letter to Radiohead on Artists For Palestine, urging the band...

about 3 days ago
Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe & More Urge Radiohead To Cancel Israel Show
Yahoo! Music

Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe & More Urge Radiohead To Cancel Israel Show

Radiohead are scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this summer, the band's fourth overall performance in Israel, but first since 2000. It's a controversial choice due to the country's policies toward its Palestinian population...

about 3 days ago
Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, and More Sign Letter Asking Radiohead to Cancel a Concert in Israel…
Jordan Crucchiola, New York Magazine

Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, and More Sign Letter Asking Radiohead to Cancel a Concert in Israel…

Radiohead are scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this summer, the band's fourth overall performance in Israel, but first since 2000. It's a controversial choice due to the country's policies toward its Palestinian population...

about 3 days ago
Israel Places Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti in Solitary Over Prisoners’ Hunger Strike
Jack Khoury and Yaniv Kubovich, Haaretz

Israel Places Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti in Solitary Over Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Tens on thousands of Palestinians from throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip marched and attended rallies to show their support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.

about 1 week ago
Hundreds of Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Go on Hunger Strike
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Hundreds of Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Go on Hunger Strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails have gone on hunger strike over conditions of captivity, with more expected to join on Monday, in one of the biggest protests in recent years.

about 1 week ago