Author Archives: Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Mondo Award Winner: Jillian Kestler-D’Amours on al-Araqib

This is the first of six Mondo Awards we are rolling out. This entry was first published here in late December, and it wins the Steadfastness Award. Writer Jillian Kestler-D’Amours will receive a half dozen books. For the Indomitable People … Continue reading

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What does effective solidarity with Palestinians look like in the US?

October 2nd couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a rally. I had gotten on a bus at 11pm the night before to travel to Washington D.C. for the One Nation Working Together rally. Over 400 organizations endorsed the … Continue reading

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Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? In Israeli prison, of course!

Palestinian Joke #134 Question: Where can Israel find the Palestinian Gandhi? Answer: Exactly where they put him, in administrative detention. Not that I’m in any way playing into the Palestinian Gandhi dialogue, I think its actually pretty diversionary/racist. But sometimes … Continue reading

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To some Palestinian children the antidote to Israeli occupation is Israeli prison

Two boys from Dheisheh were arrested the other day at the Beit Jala/Jerusalem checkpoint. I read the news in Ma’an. The description of the arrest reads: “Two youth from the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem were in fact detained, the … Continue reading

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There are settlers in Hebron because Israel wants them there

I’ve been to al-Khalil a number of times. I’m intentionally using the Arabic name for the city because every time I’ve visited it has been to the areas populated by Palestinians. I’ve visited on my own, with Palestinian friends and … Continue reading

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