Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, near Bethlehem is a winning projects of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture | The Museum Symbolising resistance to the West Bank’s military occupation

Built to celebrate Palestinian heritage and with a stated aim to ‘foster a culture of dialogue and tolerance’, the museum is a flagship project of Palestine’s largest NGO, with support from nearby Birzeit University. Video on the Museum The site is defined by agricultural terraces formed of dry-stone walls (sanasil) erected by local villagers to…

Humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees — Federal Foreign Office of Germany

The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) provides essential aid in the Near East. Germany is an important donor to UNRWA. During a visit to Berlin, Commissioner-General Krähenbühl said he hoped his organisation and the German Government can build on their successful cooperation. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl© APA Images via ZUMA Wire Distribution…

PM Hamdallah lauds Germany’s constant support to Palestine — IINA News org

Ramallah (OIC-UNA) – Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami al-Hamdallah met with President of Germany’s Bundesrat (Federal Council) Malu Dreyer in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday. During the meeting, attended by German Representative to Palestine Peter Beerwerth, the two parties discussed ways to enhance cooperation in various sectors in the West Bank and…

Videos: Palestinian Museum opens in Occupied West Bank

Palestinian Museum highlights Jerusalem’s isolation — Al Jazeera Jerusalem Lives, the inaugural exhibition at the Birzeit museum, mixes traditional and contemporary art. Over the past nine months, museum staff have worked to unite artworks by 48 Palestinian, Arab and international artists [Nigel Wilson/Al Jazeera] Birzeit, Occupied West Bank – Outside the white-walled facade of the…

Palestine leaders welcome EU decision to label Israeli settlement products — IINA News org|See successes stories on worldwide BDS Movements

Ramallah (IINA) – The Palestinian leadership welcomed the European Union’s decision to label products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, DPA reported. “We welcome this decision and consider it a significant move toward a total boycott of Israeli settlements, which are built illegally on occupied Palestinian lands,’ says Saeb Erekat, a top aide to…

Beyond Walls and Checkpoints: The Digital Occupation of Palestine — by Sam Ross-Brown on Tikkun org

While Israel’s Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is frequently described in terms of walls and checkpoints, there’s another, critical side of the Occupation that receives much less attention—its expression in the digital realm. For decades, electronic communication in Palestine has been entirely controlled, monitored, and dependent on Israeli technological infrastructure. Even as the…

Books: “Embracing Israel/Palestine” — by Rabbi Michael Lerner

  .About the Author ……..Table of Contents……..Study Guide ……………………..Promote Peace ……………Tell the Media …….Order the Book Rabbi Michael Lerner, best-selling author of The Left Hand of God and editor of Tikkun magazine, is now making the case for why peace activists must be BOTH pro-Israel and pro-Palestine. Rabbi Lerner first tells the story of this…

Video: Israeli Settlements Explained — AJ+Lab

  Published on 30 Jun 2014 In the Occupied West Bank, half a million Israelis live in over a hundred settlements built on Palestinian land. The government of Israel says it has a right to build these settlements; the rest of the world disagrees. Find out why Israelis choose to live on occupied land, how…

video: Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and ‘god-given land’ claims – 2003

2003 Edward Said lecture on United States imperialism and Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Edward Said, acclaimed for his literary and cultural criticism, is a sought-after commentator on Middle Eastern politics and America’s foremost spokesman for the Palestinian cause. His influential book, “Orientalism,” (1978), is an examination of Western perceptions of the Islamic world. His…