Browsing All posts tagged under »Palestinian«

Israel and apartheid: a lesson in the risks of media bias

October 28, 2012 by


For Israel, a country trapped under the brutally judgmental microscope of global scrutiny, public image is everything. A recent poll published on October 23, 2012 by Haaretz (a leading Israeli news source), and its accompanying piece by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy, is undoubtedly a leap in the wrong direction. The survey, reportedly conducted by the […]

Bil’in Celebrates “Friday of Loyalty to the Martyrs”

December 1, 2011 by


For the past six years, villagers and international activists have convened in the village of Bil’in to protest the presence of Israel’s security barrier. The inhabitants of Bil’in, which lies just west of Ramallah and about ofur kilometers east of the Green Line, claim that the barrier separates them from sixty percent of their farmland. In 2007, […]

Palestinian ‘freedom riders’: the protest we’ve been waiting for?

November 16, 2011 by


Israeli police have detained six Palestinians dubbed West Bank Freedom Riders who boarded a Jerusalem-bound bus used by Jewish settlers. The activists say they drew inspiration from 1960s US civil rights demonstrators who campaigned under the same name against segregated buses. Palestinians from the West Bank are not allowed to cross into Jerusalem without Israeli […]

Walkout at Wayne State: Any Better Than the Irvine 11?

November 7, 2011 by


Watch the video. Listen to the audio. The clip displays a civil protest and walkout organized by students at Wayne State University in Detroit during a lecture delivered by Jerusalem Post writer and IDF spokesman Gil Hoffman.  These students have certainly learned a lesson from the aftermath of the Irvine 11 debacle. Instead of shouting […]

Multinational Initiative Seeks Peace Through Environmental Cooperation

November 1, 2011 by


Friends of the Earth Middle East, (FoEME) founded in 1994 originally under the name EcoPeace, is an organization without national identity because it is run by, and serves, three distinct peoples in the Middle East. Israeli co-director Gidon Bromberg was recently hosted at a meeting with J-Street Uat UCLA, during which he presented the organization’s […]