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There’s no beautifying Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children

Israeli occupation apologists masquerading as protectors of Palestinian children in military detention? Few displays of alternative facts should shock us these days, but somehow an upcoming event by the Israeli right-wing group NGO Monitor’s at the UN Palais De Nations in Geneva comes close. Under the Orwellian title “Protecting Children: The realities of Israeli Military […]

British officials disturbed by Israeli rights abuses, newly released documents reveal

Newly published documents have revealed considerable concern amongst British officials about human rights abuses experienced by Palestinian children at the hands of Israeli authorities. The documents, released under the Freedom of Information Act, are a stark contrast to the warm support offered to the Israeli government in public by Prime Minister Theresa May and other leading […]

Free Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin Now

In the early morning hours of Sunday 2 July 2017, armed Israeli occupation soldiers raided the home of Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar, a prominent leftist leader, feminist, and human rights advocate, arresting her and confiscating her belongings. At the same time, armed occupation forces raided the family home of Khitam Saafin, president of the Union of […]

UCC Synod and Palestinian children

Leaders of the United Church of Christ (representing nearly a million people) are convening in Baltimore June 30 – July 2. The UCC Synod will be considering resolutions to guide their actions, everything from becoming an immigrant welcoming church, to studying gun violence as a public health emergency, to a more just economy with living wages and job creation, enacting $15/hr minimum wage laws, and […]

Desmond Tutu nominates jailed Palestinian for Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Anti apartheid activist and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Mpilo Tutu, has nominated Marwan Barghouthi, a Palestinian political activist for the Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement was made through his official twitter handle where he wrote, ‘‘I have nominated imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti for #NobelPeacePrize 2017. For peace and justice.’‘ View image on […]

New York City protest demands freedom for Palestinian prisoners following #DignityStrike

Protesters in New York City gathered on Friday, 2 June to salute Palestinian prisoners’ struggle over 40 days in the #DignityStrike and demand freedom for all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized the protest outside the Best Buy electronics store in Union Square. The protest highlighted the growing international boycott […]