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Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison
Ahed Tamimi, Vogue Arabia

Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison

In a heartfelt letter, 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi tells the story of her arrest and eight months in an Israeli prison – and the struggles she faces as a symbol of resistance.

about 1 week ago
Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians
Diana Buttu, Reuters

Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians

On September 27, Palestinian Authority President and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the 14th time.

about 1 week ago
Palestine Under Occupation: One Village’s Resistance
Direct From: Dena Takruri, AJ+

Palestine Under Occupation: One Village’s Resistance

Night raids, child arrests and open fire. Welcome to daily life in this tiny village in the occupied West Bank, home to Palestinian teen icon Ahed Tamimi.

about 1 week ago
Could This Be the Last Day Of School in the West Bank’s Fated Khan al-Ahmar?
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Could This Be the Last Day Of School in the West Bank’s Fated Khan al-Ahmar?

After years of resisting Israeli demolition orders, a tiny village seen as vital to Palestine’s hopes of statehood faces destruction. But at the local school, it is still very much business as usual.

about 1 week ago
Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech
Star-Ledger Editorial Board, NJ.com

Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech

On a Saturday night in the Winter of 2011, an event called "Never Again For Anyone" was held at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers.

about 3 weeks ago
Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide
Ramzy Baroud, Telesur

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

This is not just a question of Khan Al-Ahmar: It is a question of the very survival of the Palestinian people, threatened by a racist state that has been allowed to ‘go wild’ for 70 years, untamed and without repercussions.

about 3 weeks ago
Trump Embraces a Dangerously Broad Definition of Anti-Semitism
Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

Trump Embraces a Dangerously Broad Definition of Anti-Semitism

In response to the rise of pro-Palestinian activism on college campuses, some supporters of Israel have argued that harsh criticism of the Jewish state amounts to anti-Semitism — and even that it violates federal anti-discrimination law.

about 3 weeks ago
What Trump Gets Right About Cutting Funding to Palestinian Kids
Daoud Kuttab, The Washington Post

What Trump Gets Right About Cutting Funding to Palestinian Kids

Following the cut of nearly $300 million in support to a U.N. agency providing humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees and $25 million to East Jerusalem hospitals, Washington announced the end of a program bringing Israeli and Palestinian children together.

about 3 weeks ago
On Sunday I Will Watch Israel Destroy My Home
Eid Khamis, Forward

On Sunday I Will Watch Israel Destroy My Home

As I write these words, I await Israel’s destruction of the only home and community that I have known in my 52 years of life. The 180 residents of my West Bank village, Khan al-Ahmar — men, women and children — will soon be forcibly removed from our land in order to expand Israel’s illegal settlements.

on September 17, 2018