Ethnic Studies does not politicize a neutral curriculum; it is provides an historical corrective to the simultaneous absence and caricature of Arab Americans, Palestinians included, that already exists in the curriculum.
Madeline Jabara, 20, is the latest Palestinian woman to be killed in a suspected case of femicide, allegedly beaten to death by her father after calling her mother to wish her a happy Eid holiday. “There is no free country without free women,” writes Asil Shatilla.
For over a decade Israel and Egypt prevented Palestinians from exiting Gaza by tightly controlling crossings that lead outside of the besieged strip. Palestinians now say that another block they face in traveling abroad is from their own government who have used a quiet policy to deny travel documents over the last decade.
Sami Abu Diak’s dying request in Israeli prison: “To all people of conscience, I live my last days and hours, and I want to spend them with my mother and beloved family,” he wrote. “I don’t want to leave life with my hands and legs handcuffed in front of jailers who love death and delight in our pain and suffering.”
Layla Kaiksow and Reema AbuShaheen explain no amount of investment dollars can change the painful Israeli-made facts on the ground for Palestinian manufacturers and entrepreneurs. “Economic development without statehood has gotten us to this point, and that point is nowhere.”
The suspected “honor killing” of a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from a village outside of Bethlehem has sparked outrage across the West Bank, shining a light on gender-based violence in Palestine.
Filmmaker Jen Marlowe has directed a five part mini-series looking at the 2014 Gaza war from the vantage point of five years later.
The absurdity of the Trump economic plan is that it tries to fix the Palestinian economy while completely ignoring the primary reason the Palestinian economy is failing — the occupation.
At Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport Ibaa Abu Layaa was detained for 15 hours and then sent back home to the West Bank via Jordan after being blacklisted from Lebanon for the rest of her life. “The fracture in my heart will stay there forever,” Abu Layaa says.