News Roundup

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...

about 3 days ago
Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance

A group of young dancers and rappers from the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank are on tour, bringing original music, hip-hop and dabke folk dance to audiences across the US.

about 4 days ago
Israeli Ministry Trying to Compile Database of Citizens Who Support BDS
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Israeli Ministry Trying to Compile Database of Citizens Who Support BDS

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan wants to set up a database of Israeli citizens who are involved in promoting and supporting boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel or the settlements.

about 5 days ago
This Water Day, Think of Gaza
Bill Corcoran, Huffington Post

This Water Day, Think of Gaza

Ninety percent of all the water flowing through Gaza is unfit for human consumption. That’s right — nine out of ten times a family turns on the tap (if they have one), the water will be hazardous. It might run cloudy...

about 5 days ago
UN Report Decries Israeli Settlements’ ‘Alarming Pace’
Al Jazeera

UN Report Decries Israeli Settlements’ ‘Alarming Pace’

The UN's special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories has decried how Israel's "illegal settlement enterprise has moved at an alarming pace" this year. Michael Lynk pointed on Monday to announcements...

about 6 days ago
Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’
Ali Dolah, Al-Monitor

Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’

In an era where social media is the name of the game, people are no longer reading books in the Gaza Strip. But some young girls who believe that reading is an intrinsic part of education have provided a glimmer of hope...

about 6 days ago
Palestinian Amputee, 14, Recalls Detention by Israeli Forces: ‘I Wasn’t Afraid of Being Hit’
Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, Haaretz

Palestinian Amputee, 14, Recalls Detention by Israeli Forces: ‘I Wasn’t Afraid of Being Hit’

He’s no longer a boy. It’s hard to believe he’s just 14. Not by his appearance, not by his speech, certainly not by what he’s undergone in the past two years. He tells his story in a dry, businesslike manner...

about 1 week ago
UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

about 1 week ago
UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’
Ben White, Al Jazeera

UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication comes amid renewed...

about 2 weeks ago