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Conan Talks With Pro-Palestinian Activists
Conan O'Brien, Conan

Conan Talks With Pro-Palestinian Activists

Conan's full exchange with Pro-Palestinian activists at the West Bank separation wall. Conan calls the wall "sad" and "not normal." He then poses the question to the activists, "what do you see as the solution?"

on September 20, 2017
How Israel Robs Palestinians of Citizenship
Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada

How Israel Robs Palestinians of Citizenship

Israel has quietly revoked the citizenship of thousands of members of its large Palestinian minority in recent years, highlighting that decades of demographic war against Palestinians are far from over. The policy, which only recently came to light, is being implemented by...

on September 20, 2017
Trump to Netanyahu: ‘Good Chance’ for Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians
Barak Ravid and Amir Tibon, Haaretz

Trump to Netanyahu: ‘Good Chance’ for Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians

U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he wants to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and that he still believes doing so is possible.

on September 19, 2017
Drowning in the Waste of Israeli Settlers
Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera

Drowning in the Waste of Israeli Settlers

Salfit, occupied West Bank - Jamal Hammad remembers when the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city was a popular destination for locals. Several decades ago, the area would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream.

on September 19, 2017
Politics of Water: Stealing Palestinian Resources
Shaddad Attilli, Al Jazeera

Politics of Water: Stealing Palestinian Resources

The announcement in July of a water prices agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been hailed as a model of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation as well as a major achievement of the Trump administration's efforts to broker a comprehensive peace deal in the Middle East.

on September 18, 2017
Remembering the Sabra and Shatila Massacre 35 Years On
Nabil Mohamad, Al Jazeera

Remembering the Sabra and Shatila Massacre 35 Years On

On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut and began a massacre which ended in the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands, of mostly Palestinian civilians.

on September 18, 2017
Remains of Four Palestinians Buried by Israel
Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera

Remains of Four Palestinians Buried by Israel

Israel has buried remains of four Palestinians in what is referred to as cemeteries of numbers - mass graves in undisclosed areas marked by numbers rather than names. The burial is the latest session regarding the case of Palestinian bodies withheld by the Israeli army, the Israeli prosecution told the Supreme Court in Jerusalem.

on September 13, 2017
NYCLU Urges Repeal of Nassau Anti-BDS Law
Robert Brodsky, Newsday

NYCLU Urges Repeal of Nassau Anti-BDS Law

The New York Civil Liberties Union is urging Nassau to repeal a bill passed last year prohibiting companies from doing business with the county if they have boycotted or divested from Israeli businesses or supported sanctions against Israel, arguing the law is “unconstitutional.”

on September 13, 2017
Palestinian Wins Best Actor Award at Venice Film Fest
Jessica Steinberg, Times of Israel

Palestinian Wins Best Actor Award at Venice Film Fest

Palestinian actor Kamel El Basha won the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of Palestinian refugee Yasser in the courtroom drama “The Insult,” a French-Lebanese drama by director Ziad Doueiri.

on September 12, 2017