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Activists Occupy Israel Pavilion at Paris Trade Show (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, France, Israel, Palestine, BDS, protestors, Human Rights, society, freedoms, activists, news )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
As the video above shows, the activists held up signs condemning Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights and chanted slogans including: "No trade with apartheid," "Boycott Israeli apartheid" and "Gaza, Gaza, We won't forget!"
Palestine Shines in Global Literature Prizes
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, 'Sheikh Zayed Prize ', Ghassan Zaqtan, literature, Yousef Abu Loz, Osama Alaysa, awards, society, culture, interesting, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
Poetry and prose by Palestinian writers has been celebrated by the organizers of two international literary awards. The longlist for the Sheikh Zayed Prize -- an Arabic culture award -- features three Palestinian writers.
Connecticut Arm of Million-Strong Church Votes to Shun Occupation Profiteers
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, United Church of Christ, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, culture, rights, world )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia.
Identities of Minors Who Admitted to Killing Mohammed Abu Khdeir to Be Revealed Monday
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, violence, murder, kidnapping, trial, law, sadness, Human Rights, death, society, government, politics, ethics, law, crime )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
On Monday three Israelis who admitted to the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year old Palestinian who was burned to death over the summer after being abducted from behind his East Jerusalem home in a revenge killing for the unrelated kidnapping...
Ethnic Cleansing By All Means: The Real Israeli 'Peace' Policy
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, ethnic cleansing, destruction, Human Rights, society, culture, ethics, government, freedoms, rights, violence, politics, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The pine trees in Palestine appeared with the establishment of the state of Israel for 2 reasons. 1st it gave the new Jewish settlers the feeling that the place they had migrated to was somehow part of Europe. The 2nd reason for their import was more...
California Leads the Way in the 'Block the Boat' Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Palestine, Israel, BDS movement, Block the Boat, California, society, politics, government, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The weekend of October 18th, Palestinian solidarity activists in Los Angeles will be holding another Block the Boat action. Block the Boat Los Angeles is organizing a community picket at 6 am at the pier on Long Beach to prevent a Zim ship from unloading.
Anti-Gay Christian Group Threatens to Sue Hotel for Hosting Scholars Who Endorse Israel Boycott
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, ACLJ, ASA, academic boycott of israel, rights, society, education, ethics )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The American Center for Law and Justice, a Christian, right-wing legal organization, has written to a Los Angeles hotel warning it against hosting the American Studies Association's annual meeting next month.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Someday the Palestinians and Syrians who survived the war will tell stories about what happened in Yarmouk. People will recall how they ate grass to remain alive during the siege. In survivors' collective memory, Aeham and his piano will live.
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
Palestinian Worshippers Barred From Al-Aqsa
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, religion, Al-Aqsa Mosque, police, society, freedoms, rights, violence, news )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - aljazeera.com
Many worshippers trying to enter the compound on Tuesday were turned away by police, who prevented all but those aged over 60 from entering the site, forcing many Palestinians to perform their dawn prayers in the street.
Israel Condemns British MPs' Vote to Recognise Palestinian State
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Palestinian State, politics, government, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - theguardian.com
Israel has condemned a vote by British MPs in favour of recognising a Palestinian state as "undermining chances for peace" as Britain's ambassador to Israel warned that the move reflected changing British public opinion.
In the Last Days of 'Operation Protective Edge' Israel Focused on Its Final Goal -- the Destruction of Gaza's Professional Class
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, destruction, violence, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, abuse )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The stately tower was the oldest in Gaza City, as much a symbol of the urban landscape as the World Trade Center was to New York City. Its offices housed medical and dental clinics, non-governmental and media organizations including many of Gaza's most...
Warmongering Hebrew University Tries to Muzzle Palestinian Students
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hebrew University, Palestinian students, discrimination, ethics, education, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, news, society )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - electronicintifada.net
While the university is happy to do business with a firm profiting from massacres -- such as those in Gaza during the summer -- it has displayed a hostile attitude to some of its own students.
Israel/Palestine 101 (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, world, politics, government, dishonesty, rights, violence, death, humans )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - jewishvoiceforpeace.org
The 1937 Peel plan - envisioned "transferring" Palestinian Arabs from the proposed Jewish state. This plan was not implemented. But, from then on, Zionist military and political leaders increasingly understood that it would be necessary to "transfer"...
Israel and the G-Word
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, genocide, Human Rights, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, government, politics, rights )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Not only do experts like Richard Falk & John Dugard view Israel's actions in genocide-like terms, but notable Israeli scholars have done so too.The late Baruch Kimmerling invented a word, "politicide", to convey more safely the idea of an Israeli genocide
 

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