Watch: Inside Israeli Apartheid
Learn what Apartheid means and how it applies to Israel’s control over Palestinian lives whether located inside Israel, the occupied Palestinian territory, or the Palestinian diaspora.
Canadian 'Special Envoy' to give keynote address at settlement university
Irwin Cotler, Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, has long been an aggressive proponent of Israeli apartheid. But an upcoming speech at Ariel University is igniting controversy and calls for him to withdraw.
The Unity Intifada continues
Since 2015 we have seen several moments of collective uprising in Palestine. They may ebb and flow with the tide of colonial provocation, but they have steadily increased, extending to include progressively broader sections of Palestinian society with each wave. The most recent wave of resistance in Palestine should be seen as a continuation of the legacy of last year’s unity uprising and of the uprisings preceding it.
Amplifying Palestine and changing the discourse
Mondoweiss started as a (navel-gazing!) blog where I talked a lot about American Jewish life. Today we have grown. We are following through on our promise to amplify the Palestinian voice in the American discourse, and we know we’re having an effect. We’re building a newsroom for all of Palestine - funded by the people who care about this work the most. Please donate today.
On World Refugee Day, the Palestinian dream of return is still alive
The longest refugee tragedy in the world is that of the Palestinians, who were forcibly uprooted from their homes in 1948. The right of return remains the essence of the Palestinian cause.
Israeli government collapses, election set for October
The Bennett/Lapid “government of change” has collapsed under pressure from Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud party. New elections are set for October, but there is no alternative to apartheid on the Israeli horizon.
'NYT' probe into killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is 6 weeks late – and not enough
The New York Times was shamed into publishing an investigation into who killed the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh — nearly 6 weeks after she died, and after other news organizations investigated and said, an Israeli soldier killed her. The Times echoes those investigations, concluding that the bullet that killed Abu Akleh “was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle."
Revolutionary perspective: the art of Samia Halaby
Throughout her five decade career, renowned Palestinian artist Samia Halaby has been known for her abstract expressionist work, and her outspoken activism. Her latest project, Drawing the Kafr Qassem Massacre, raises the question of how Halaby addresses and locates politics in her work – and whether her Marxist understanding of politics is fast receding from an art world focused on questions of political efficacy.
The Mapping Project isn't an attack on the Jewish community, it is a call to accountability
The Mapping Project published a study of links between institutions responsible for the colonization of Palestine, the economy of imperialism & war, and policing & gentrification, critics called it antisemitic. Whenever Israel lobby organizations in the Jewish community are held to account for their power, they try to stifle criticism by alleging antisemitism.
To write our own history: a Palestinian review of The Stone House
Yara Hawari's "The Stone House" is a story of unending Palestinian trauma rooted in the Nakba. However, it is also an expose of steadfastness, resistance, and I dare say - hope.
Israel’s ‘secret evidence’ against Palestinians
In the years I’ve been covering Israel’s occupation of Palestine, it’s an issue that arises time and time again. Palestinians are criminalized and imprisoned, and their lives destroyed all because of a weapon that Israel can yield, without any question or consequence: secret evidence.
Judy Woodruff doesn't care about Shireen Abu Akleh
The PBS News Hour host rightly grilled Antony Blinken about why Joe Biden is meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince next month despite the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But Woodruff cannot bring herself to mention Biden's visit to Israel weeks after its killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, which it has yet to account for.
If Zionists could just send Palestinians to Switzerland
The context behind Israeli government minister Matan Kahana's shocking statement that he would like to send all Palestinians "to Switzerland" deserves close scrutiny, because it proves it was not a mere slip of the tongue and actually reflects an Israeli consensus.
How activists got General Mills to dump its Israeli settlement factory
On May 31, General Mills announced that it had divested from its business in Israel and would stop making Pillsbury products in an illegal West Bank settlement. The move came after a two-year campaign by the American Friends Service Committee, which called on consumers to boycott Pillsbury products until they stopped manufacturing on stolen land.
Justice for Palestine means banning Israel from FIFA
FIFA says it wants to make football "accessible and inclusive." But Israel is criminally denying Palestine access to the sport. FIFA should follow the anti-Israel-apartheid petition launched by the Canadian group Just Peace Advocates and affirm: Countries that systemically violate human rights are not allowed to play in FIFA matches.
Blinken grilled over Abu Akleh killing: 'Why is there no accountability for Israel or Saudi Arabia for murdering journalists?'
Secretary of State Antony Blinken continues to claim the facts "have not been established" in the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.
Two senators demand 'full and transparent' investigation of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing
Two Senators sent Secretary of State Antony Blinken a letter demanding the U.S. ensure a "full and transparent" investigation into the shooting of the Palestinian-American journalist on May 11 while she was reporting in the occupied territories.
Sens. Ossoff & Romney wrote to Secretary of State Blinken demanding "a full and transparent investigation and accountability" for the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, managing to avoid using "Palestine" or "Palestinian" in the letter.
Bridled Resistance: When the dead gives life to the living
The outpouring of grief for Shireen Abu Akleh served as a manifestation of our unified identity, and an expression of our inevitable Palestinianism, despite Israel's intentional efforts to fragment the Palestinian people.
Two Palestine Action activists remain political prisoners
Two Palestine Action activists have been imprisoned since May 15 as part of a concerted and intensified attempt by the British State to protect Israel’s arms trade in the country.
'Crimson' endorsement of BDS shows our activism is working
The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee has campaigned for decades to bring conversations about justice in Palestine onto Harvard’s campus. The Harvard Crimson’s editorial endorsing BDS was a watershed moment that showed that our approach is working. The recent backlash against The Crimson and PSC has been immense, but it all speaks to the impact of our work.
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