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March 2012

Fire and flowers at Erez

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Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate at Gaza Israel border. Israelis shoot several, killing at least one

UPDATE: Mustafa Barghouti stable after being struck in head at Qalandiya; Palestinian protester reports Barghouti attacked by fellow protesters

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Update, 6:30 pm Earlier today we reported: Mustafa Barghouti was among 150 Palestinians injured at a Land Day demonstration at Qalandiya checkpoint in occupied Palestine this morning. A leader of the nonviolent movement and former candidate for president, Barghouti said that he was struck in the head by a teargas canister fired by Israeli forces. […]

Video: the Gaza onslaught

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What does disproportionate and indiscriminate attack mean? And where do these attacks on Gaza originate?

‏The story of the land

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On Land Day, Sarah Ali explains what land has meant to her father, and her family, living in Gaza.

Land Day vs. the ‘Jewish State’: an interview with Haneen Zoabi

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Palestinians mark ‘Land Day’ on March 30th to commemorate the first widespread struggle of Palestinian citizens of Israeli against land confiscation and the Israeli policy of Judaization. Elsa Rassbach interviews Haneen Zoabi to discuss the enduring legacy of Land Day and issues currently facing Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Emma Thompson among group of prominent British actors calling on Globe theatre to withdraw invite to Israeli National Theatre

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UK groups have for three months been pressing Shakespeare’s Globe to withdraw its festival invitation to Habima in response to the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli cultural institutions, and now a group of prominent actors, playwrights and directors have published a letter in the Guardian, ‘Dismay at Globe invitation to Israeli theatre’ We notice with […]

Israel stands by debunked story of Palestinian child’s death

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Critics of Khulood Badawi, a Palestinian employee of the UN who tweeted a dated photo of a three-year-old girl who was killed as a result of Israeli missiles, are calling for the aid worker’s termination on the purported grounds the girl died from a playground accident, despite new information on Israel’s responsibility.

Bradley Burston dips his toes in one-state water

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In his latest Haaretz column, Bradley Burston dares to go where he has never gone before, taking the first tentative steps toward consideration of the one-state solution.