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Emmy-Winning Actor Turned Down Netflix Series Audition in Support of Palestinian Rights
Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter

Emmy-Winning Actor Turned Down Netflix Series Audition in Support of Palestinian Rights

David Clennon, an Emmy-winning U.S. actor with more than four decades of work across film and TV, has revealed that he turned down an audition for a new Netflix series from the makers of hit Israeli show Fauda because of his support for Palestinian rights.

on August 22, 2019
Fordham University Must Allow Pro-Palestine Student Group On Campus, Judge Rules
Jenni Fink, Newsweek

Fordham University Must Allow Pro-Palestine Student Group On Campus, Judge Rules

Years after the dean of students denied a pro-Palestine student group official recognition because their values were contrary to the school's, a judge ruled Fordham University must allow the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on campus.

on August 22, 2019
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
Rami Ayyub, Reuters

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks

A new locally-developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream providers often miss.

on August 22, 2019
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
Rami Ayyub, Reuters

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks

A new locally-developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream providers often miss.

on August 22, 2019
Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There

President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, presented a vision Tuesday of a new prosperity for the Middle East if peace could be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians but did not reveal how the White House plans to achieve such a political settlement.

on June 27, 2019
Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan
Cristina Maza, Newsweek

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

"Underdevelopment in the Palestinian territories is not the result of natural market forces; it is the direct product of over fifty years of Israeli military occupation and policies explicitly designed to stifle the Palestinian economy."

on June 27, 2019
Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis
Democracy Now!

Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis

Israel will hold new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government in six weeks of negotiations following the April 9 election. This marks the first time in Israeli history a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition government.

on June 5, 2019
Rashida Tlaib Becomes First Muslim Woman To Preside Over House Floor
Eli Watkins & Sunlen Serfaty, CNN

Rashida Tlaib Becomes First Muslim Woman To Preside Over House Floor

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib notched another historic first on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first Muslim woman to preside over the House floor. Her turn on Wednesday leading the proceedings of the House of Representatives came months after she, along with Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, became the first Muslim women to join the US Congress.

on May 20, 2019
Denied Entry to U.S., BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Condemns McCarthyite Repression in U.S. & Israel
Democracy Now

Denied Entry to U.S., BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Condemns McCarthyite Repression in U.S. & Israel

Critics are demanding answers after the Trump administration refused to allow prominent Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti to enter the United States for a speaking tour, despite his valid U.S. visa.

on April 26, 2019