Palestine

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Dear America: Linda Sarsour Has Advice for Some of Us Who Are Brave

In the aftermath of Israeli soldiers killing more than 60 Palestinian protestors on Monday, the Palestinian-American organizer urges “brave Americans” to “choose to be on the right side of history.”

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5 Things You Need to Watch, Read and Follow About Palestine Right Now

While Trump envoys celebrated the opening of a United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers killed more than 60 Palestinian protestors and wounded thousands. Here, a few resources to help you grasp what’s really going on.

After 4 Years of Fighting, Palestinian-American Activist Rasmea Odeh Accepts Plea Agreement in Immigration Fraud and Terrorism Case

In light of the current political climate, Odeh believes that she could not receive a fair trial in her legal battle with the federal government over immigration fraud and terrorism charges.

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Activists, Artists Criticize Cancellation of 'Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter' Benefit

“We call on theater venues, artists and supporters in New York City and beyond to proudly support the Movement for Black Lives and its inspiring solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

Traveling While Black: I Was Racially Profiled and Locked Up in Israel

Detroit activist and writer Kristian Davis Bailey was en route to a West Bank conference to talk about Black and Palestinian solidarity when Israeli police accused him of drug smuggling. Here, he reflects on the trauma of his arrest and insists that it’s nothing compared to what Palestinians face. 

University of Chicago Fraternity Members' E-mails Tainted With Islamophobic, Anti-Black 'Jokes'

Members of UChicago’s Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter described a Muslim student as a “terrorist” and proposed a “Marathon Luther King Jr.” day-drinking celebration. 

George Washington University Apologizes to Student Forced to Remove Palestinian Flag

President Steven Knapp: “I have personally apologized to the student for this unfortunate incident and assured him that the university’s actions were in no way a response to his expression of his beliefs or opinions.”

Can George Washington University Ban the Palestinian Flag?

Advocates say the university violated the Civil Rights Act when it ordered a student to remove a Palestinian flag hanging outside his bedroom window.

Zayn Malik Talks Diversity, Islamophobia in New Fader Cover Story

The former One Direction singer addressed his heritage and prominence as one of the West’s most notable Muslim celebrities in his first interview since leaving the group.

TV On The Radio, Das Racist Members Join Cultural Boycott of Israel

In the video produced by Adalah-NY, the artists protest travel restrictions on Palestinian cultural figures and officially “endorse” the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

STUDY: Advocating for Palestinian Human Rights Could Make You a Target

A new report identifies the major ways that pro-Palestine advocates are silenced in America.

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine

And they call for the U.S. government to cut diplomatic and economic aid to Israel.

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced in Immigration Fraud Case

The Palestinian activist fought a politicized case.

Video: Black Lives Matter Delegation Visits Palestine

And stages a solidarity demonstration in Nazareth.

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty of Immigration Fraud

The case was merely a pretext for political persecution, the activist’s supporters say.

Pittsburgh's Conflict Kitchen Shut Down Over Palestinian Program

A noble cause has devolved into death threats.

Palestinian Vocalist Merna Has New Song Produced by Ali Shaheed Muhammad

It’s the first single off of her new album.

Junot Díaz Endorses Call to Boycott Israel

The author formally supports a campaign for the “academic and cultural boycott” of Israel.

Angela Davis Connects Movement to Free Palestine to Black Feminism

She spoke with activist and author Frank Barat.

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

What does it mean to be young and Palestinian and American in this moment in history?