Author Archives: Emily Ratner

We would not have had to interrupt Netanyahu if the world listened to Palestinian voices

There’s no getting around it:  What we did during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was shockingly rude.  We interrupted a head of state, repeatedly, shouting from the tops of chairs into a darkened hall of largely like-minded people, who … Continue reading

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Saying no to ‘next year in Jerusalem’

As Jews around the world lock up their leavened bread and Jews in the Israeli army lock down the West Bank, I take far too long to pack a small bag for my annual trip to Cleveland to celebrate Passover. … Continue reading

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Palestine Vivra! The French Heroes of the Gaza Freedom March

A great many heroes have emerged from the Gaza Freedom March’s efforts in Cairo, where more than 1,400 internationals from 43 countries have come to demand an end to the Israeli siege on Gaza. The South African delegation have inspired … Continue reading

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From the pyramids to the checkpoints, we have had many victories in Egypt

 "The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class–it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of freedom." –Anna Julia Cooper, page 27, my US passport The Gaza Freedom … Continue reading

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Freedom Marching in Circles While Winding Our Way to Gaza

Cairo, Egypt Yesterday we joined the people of Gaza, the people of all of Palestine, and allies around the world in remembering the anniversary of the inhuman and illegal Israeli attacks that stole the lives of more than 1,400 mothers, … Continue reading

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