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Gaza: Can You Imagine?
IMEU

Gaza: Can You Imagine?

Israeli bombs. Israeli drones. Israeli-imposed power cuts. And no way to leave. Everyday life in Gaza is shaped by Israeli policy, which has turned the coastal enclave into a maximum security prison where the inmates are fathers, mothers and children whose only crime is being born in Gaza.

about 2 days ago
Israeli Shooting Range Offers Chance to Shoot Down Targets Designed to Look Like Palestinians
Julia Buckley, The Independent UK

Israeli Shooting Range Offers Chance to Shoot Down Targets Designed to Look Like Palestinians

A shooting range in Israel has come under fire for offering tourists the chance to pretend they’re security services shutting down terror attacks – using targets mocked up to look like Palestinians. Caliber 3, which is based in the West Bank and run by a former member of the Israeli...

about 3 days ago
Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Given House Arrest Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward
JTA, The Forward

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Given House Arrest Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward

Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist, will be released to house arrest. Azaria, who was convicted in January and sentenced in February, has been confined to the closed Nachshonim military base since being arrested...

about 4 days ago
Al-Aqsa Officials Call for Protests Against New Israeli Checkpoints
Jacob Burns & Lubna Masarwa

Al-Aqsa Officials Call for Protests Against New Israeli Checkpoints

Religious officials in charge of the al-Aqsa site in Jerusalem have called on Palestinians to protest against extra Israeli security measures, as police continued to man checkpoints around the mosque four days after a gun attack that left five people dead.

about 4 days ago
Thom Yorke on Radiohead Israel Concert: “We Don’t Endorse Netanyahu Any More Than Trump”
Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork

Thom Yorke on Radiohead Israel Concert: “We Don’t Endorse Netanyahu Any More Than Trump”

Thom Yorke has released a new statement about Radiohead’s decision to play a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19. “Playing in a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government,” Yorke writes. “We’ve played in Israel for over 20 years through a succession of governments...

about 1 week ago
Thom Yorke Rejects New Calls to Cancel Radiohead’s Israel Concert
Rolling Stone

Thom Yorke Rejects New Calls to Cancel Radiohead’s Israel Concert

Thom Yorke continued to defend Radiohead's decision to play a concert in Israel after British filmmaker Ken Loach once again urged the band to call off their July 19th gig in Tel Aviv in an op-ed for The Independent. Loach is among many musicians and activists calling on Radiohead...

about 1 week ago
Did Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Swear at Fans Waving Palestinian Flags?
Hilary Aked, The Electronic Intifada

Did Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Swear at Fans Waving Palestinian Flags?

Radiohead front man Thom Yorke has apparently stuck up his middle finger up at fans waving Palestinian flags in protest at the band’s decision to play in Israel later this month. The singer’s gesture was captured on video during a performance in Glasgow, Scotland at the weekend.

about 2 weeks ago
United Church of Christ Resolution Decries Israel’s Treatment of Underage Prisoners
Religion News Service

United Church of Christ Resolution Decries Israel’s Treatment of Underage Prisoners

The governing body of the United Church of Christ has voted overwhelmingly for a resolution that condemns Israel’s treatment of minors who go through its military courts, accusing it of defying international conventions. The resolution, which passed Sunday (July 2) at the church’s...

about 3 weeks ago
United Church Of Christ Condemns Israel For Treatment Of Palestinian Children
JTA

United Church Of Christ Condemns Israel For Treatment Of Palestinian Children

The United Church of Christ overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Israel for its treatment of Palestinian children. The vote Sunday night by delegates at the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Baltimore was 79 percent in favor, 13 percent against and 9 percent...

about 3 weeks ago