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…

New Europe eu: EU wants Israel settlement plans reversed

High Representative for Foreign Relations Catherine Ashton said she is deeply concerned by Israeli settlement plans for Jerusalem and urged Tel-Aviv to reverse its decision. “I am deeply concerned at the announcement by the Jerusalem municipal authorities of their  approval of building permits for 558 new units in East Jerusalem, in Har Homa, Neve Yaakov…

The Long Journey into Uncertainty – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Photo Exhibition — By Joseph Croitoru on Qantara de

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) recently opened a photo and video exhibition on the history of Palestinian refugees since 1948 in East Jerusalem. By Joseph Croitoru Nahr El-Bared, the first Palestinian refugee camp after 1948 (photo: UNRWA Archive/S. Madver) An UNRWA exhibition entitled “The Long Journey”, which documents the…

Hamas appoints first English spokeswoman eyeing bigger say — CCTV China

GAZA, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza recently appointed a female English spokeswoman for the first time. Israa’ al-Mudallal, a 23-year-old woman from Gaza, speaks fluent English and lived several years in Britain. Isra Almodallal, the first spokeswoman of Hamas, is seen in her office in Gaza City, Nov. 6, 2013. The…