Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Palestinian Citizens of Israel

During Israel’s establishment (1947-49), approximately 750,000 Palestinians fled their homes and land in fear or were driven out. After the war, around 150,000 Palestinians remained inside of what became Israel’s internationally recognized borders. Today, there are approximately 1.6 million Palestinian citizens of Israel, comprising about 20% of the total Israeli population. Though Palestinian citizens of Israel can vote and participate in political life, they face a web of institutionalized discrimination and exclusion.

Trump & Netanyahu: Walls, Division & Land Theft Videos
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Trump & Netanyahu: Walls, Division & Land Theft

Both Trump and Netanyahu promote walls that steal land and cut families off from one another. As protesters chant, "From Palestine to Mexico, All the Walls Have Got to Go," check out our video and see how these walls impact millions of lives.

about 1 week ago
Umm al-Hiran Testimonies
Nic, EAPPI

Umm al-Hiran

The people of Umm al-Hiran are Bedouins, Palestinian citizens of Israel. The new town of Hiran is meant to be a Jewish community. Long answer short, this man and his family face demolition and relocation because they are not Jewish.

on January 24, 2017
Why Is Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Such a Big Deal? Videos
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Why Is Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Such a Big Deal?

Donald Trump has pledged to do something no other U.S. president has done: move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would be unprecedented support for Israeli occupation and theft of Palestinian land.

on January 17, 2017
Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall

A war crimes suit was filed in Chile against three Israeli Supreme Court justices for authorizing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier in the Bethlehem area, Palestinian sources involved in the lawsuit told Haaretz. The lawsuit, which also alleges crimes against humanity, was filed in Santiago on Monday and was joined by a number of Chilean lawmakers from left, right and centrist parties.

on November 29, 2016
Like Hero Tupac, Israeli Arab Rapper’s Music Provokes News Roundup
Majeda El-Batsh, AFP

Like Hero Tupac, Israeli Arab Rapper’s Music Provokes

Israeli Arab rapper Tamer Nafar's politically-charged lyrics have sparked the same kind of controversy that may have made his hero Tupac Shakur proud. Nafar, from the pioneering political rap group DAM, has touched a nerve with songs like "Who's the Terrorist?" skewering what he and others say is discrimination against Arabs in Israel.

on November 27, 2016
Israel to Begin Demolishing Bedouin Arab Village News Roundup
Associated Press

Israel to Begin Demolishing Bedouin Arab Village

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli government body says Israel is to carry out the first step in the planned demolition of a sprawling Bedouin Arab village in the southern desert. The Israel Lands Administration says that initially, about 30 Bedouin residents will be displaced on Tuesday.

on November 21, 2016
Why Donald Trump’s Praise for Israeli Policing Is Bad News for the United States Op-Eds & Analysis
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Why Donald Trump’s Praise for Israeli Policing Is Bad News for the United States

On September 19 — hours before Linden, New Jersey, police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection to a bomb attack that injured 29 people in New York City two days earlier — Donald Trump went on Fox News to make the case for religious profiling.

on September 30, 2016
Israel Prosecutes a Palestinian Poet over Youtube Poem News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Israel Prosecutes a Palestinian Poet over Youtube Poem

With a flick of her wrist, Dareen Tatour turned a page in her notebook, smoothed the paper and began reading aloud in a slow, steady cadence. "The charges are like pieces of clothing. They brought me these clothes and forced me to wear them, from my toes to my head," she said, before bursting into excited laughter at the novelty of her work being translated into English.

on June 20, 2016
200,000 Palestinians From Across Occupied Territory Attend Prayers at Aqsa News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

200,000 Palestinians From Across Occupied Territory Attend Prayers at Aqsa

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from Jerusalem, Israel, the occupied West Bank, and Gaza Strip attended prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, despite widespread measures taken by Israel against Palestinian freedom of movement across the occupied territory.

on June 17, 2016