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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.

about 4 days ago
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.

about 4 days ago
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.

about 3 weeks ago
Preserving Palestine: A hidden gem in Jerusalem’s Old City
Megan Giovannetti, Middle East Monitor

Preserving Palestine: A hidden gem in Jerusalem’s Old City

in his little shop in occupied East Jerusalem Rami Nablusi has dedicates his life to collecting, preserving, and sharing Palestinian history and culture pre-1948, before Israel's ethnic cleansing campaigns began.

on September 23, 2019
Hundreds of authors protest after Kamila Shamsie’s book award is revoked
Alison Flood, The Guardian

Hundreds of authors protest after Kamila Shamsie’s book award is revoked

Read this open letter signed by hundreds of academics, authors, and activists including Naomi Klein and Barbara Ehrenreich in solidarity with novelist Kamila Shamsie whose literary award was rescinded as a result of her vocal support for Palestinian rights.

on September 23, 2019
Netanyahu’s Fate May Depend on Israeli Arab Voters. Will They Turn Out?
David M. Halbfinger, The New York Times

Netanyahu’s Fate May Depend on Israeli Arab Voters. Will They Turn Out?

Arab citizens of Israel have no love lost for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who routinely resorts to fear-mongering against them to rally his right-wing Jewish base.

on September 20, 2019
‘We don’t care who wins’: young Gazans see little choice in Israel’s elections
Donald Macintyre, The Guardian

‘We don’t care who wins’: young Gazans see little choice in Israel’s elections

As reflections from the quayside lights twinkle in the water below, the fisherman Maher Abu Hazima takes a five shekel coin from his pocket and holds it face up. “That’s Netanyahu,” he says before turning it over with a flick of his wrist. “And that’s Gantz. They’re the same.”

on September 20, 2019
Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel’s elections
Joseph Krauss & Mohammed Daraghmeh, AP News

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel’s elections

Barhoum Saleh’s town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli permit to visit the beach a half hour’s drive away.

on September 20, 2019
Emboldened by Trump, an embattled Netanyahu pledges radical annexation move
Saphora Smith, NBC News

Emboldened by Trump, an embattled Netanyahu pledges radical annexation move

Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to begin annexing parts of the West Bank reveals the Israeli prime minister's increasingly desperate fight to win over right-wing voters ahead of elections, as well as his belief that the Trump administration would back even his most radical moves, experts said.

on September 20, 2019