A wave of suicides in the Gaza Strip over the summer including the death of Hamza Abu Al-Tarabeesh’s cherished friend Suleiman al-Ajoury at 23 has led to endless questions among his peers about disappointment, loneliness and unbearable living conditions.
With calls to defund the police growing and the BDS movement on the rise, it’s time to challenge the annual $3.8 billion in U.S. aid to Israel. It’s time to defund the IDF.
Sheen Arackal argues “Israel was established as a binational state by the UN in 1947 and remains a binational state to this day because all refugees have an inalienable right to return home.”
Last month, over 120 Palestinians in the United States published a list of principles aimed at candidates seeking office in 2020. The “Palestinian Americans’ Statement of Principles and Policies for 2020 Elections” include ending the occupation, support for the Palestinian right of return, and opposition to anti-BDS laws.
Rada Daniell reports from an IWPS trip to Palestine during the last olive harvest, “Every year there is another line of catalog-style settlement buildings spilled over the hills, another patch of land cleared out.” International volunteers help Palestinians under occupation harvest olives, then go home to break a de facto information embargo on the reality in Palestine.
The new complaint, filed on behalf of four Palestinians from the West Bank, names President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law who was placed in charge of brokering the deal despite having no experience in foreign policy or the Middle East.
The European Union cancelled a 1.7 million euro project with the Palestinian human rights organization BADIL. The reason? BADIL refused to sign a so-called “anti-terrorism” clause added in the EU’s project conditions.
From lock down inside of Hebron Badia Dwaik writes, “While we do not know when Netanyahu will resume his annexation bid, our crisis is not over.”
“I do not recall a time in my life when I did not experience bans on freedom of speech,” writes Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi in a new book on academic freedom and its limits.