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For Palestinians In And Out Of Refugee Camps, Al Wihdat Is More Than A Soccer Team
Omar Almasri, Deadspin

For Palestinians In And Out Of Refugee Camps, Al Wihdat Is More Than A Soccer Team

Palestinian refugees and their descendants are the backbone of the Jordanian soccer club’s fanbase. Their jerseys are red, green, and black, with a white stripe, a non-accidental reflection of the Palestinian flag, and the badge on the jersey features an image of the Dome of the Rock, a long-time symbol of Palestine.

on November 1, 2019
Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager
David Halbfinger, New York Times

Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager

An Israeli soldier shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian teenager in Gaza last year during protests-- a scene captured on a video that went viral. The result of a military investigation into the sniper's actions? A one-month sentence.

on November 1, 2019
Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel
Akbar Shahid Ahmed, HuffPost

Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel

The presidential candidate's message to Israel: "If you want military aid, you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza."

on October 29, 2019
Why did Microsoft fund an Israeli firm that surveils West Bank Palestinians?
Olivia Solon, NBC News

Why did Microsoft fund an Israeli firm that surveils West Bank Palestinians?

Microsoft has invested in a startup that uses facial recognition to surveil Palestinians throughout the West Bank, in spite of the tech giant’s public pledge to avoid using the technology if it encroaches on democratic freedoms.

on October 29, 2019
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.

on October 18, 2019
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.

on October 18, 2019
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.

on October 3, 2019
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