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The Hope Fund: A Gateway to U.S. Colleges for Palestinian Students Stories
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The Hope Fund: A Gateway to U.S. Colleges for Palestinian Students

It was about 5:00 a.m. in Gaza when Nour Al-Shaer got the news. With nervousness, she logged online to check the scholarship results – and learned she’d earned a 100% scholarship to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

10 hours ago
Stitching a Future for an Age-Old Palestinian Embroidery Tradition Stories
Ariel Sophia Bardi, Atlas Obscura

Stitching a Future for an Age-Old Palestinian Embroidery Tradition

Wafa Ghnaim is introducing people to “tatreez” through her workshops.

about 6 days ago
Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees Videos
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Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees

Ban refugees. Deport immigrants. Cut all food and health aid to Palestinians. This is the shared agenda of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s how the Trump-Netanyahu war on Palestinian refugees is targeting the most vulnerable among us.

on October 16, 2018
Ahed Tamimi Freed From Israeli Prison Video Stories
Direct From: Dena Takruri, AJ+

Ahed Tamimi Freed From Israeli Prison

After her dramatic and emotional release from Israeli prison, 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi talks to Dena Takruri about the future of Palestinian resistance.

on October 10, 2018
The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza Photo Essays
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The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza

"People were shot in front of my eyes.” Through photos, five Palestinian journalists in Gaza share their personal experiences reporting on the ongoing Great Return March.

on October 8, 2018
Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison Op-Eds & Analysis
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.

on October 8, 2018
Palestine Under Occupation: One Village’s Resistance Video Stories
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.

on October 8, 2018
Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Palestinian-American Profiles
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Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

From the young age of three, Samar Haddad King has used dance and movement as a tool for self-expression. Growing up Palestinian-American in the diaspora, King found that movement helped overcome communication barriers: “When we were younger and didn’t all have a common language yet, I found it interesting how dance or movement could transcend language.”

on August 17, 2018
Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’ News Roundup
Ian Lee, CNN

Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been freed from an Israeli prison after serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping a soldier, according to a spokesman for Israel's Prison Authority. Tamimi's mother, Nariman Tamimi, was also released.

on July 31, 2018