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The Occupation Will Not Be Sugar-Coated

At the entrance to Qalandia checkpoint there is a sign with a big flower on it that says “the hope of us all.” The insanity of this cheerful phrase in front of an illegal checkpoint was not lost to an ...

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In the Spirit of Revolution

By Hanna I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks with groups of people who enjoy more privilege here than perhaps any other group – American Jews. We can relatively easily pass through walls, fences, gates, checkpoints, “terminals” and other ...

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What Is Holy Here?

by Marjorie, of Birthright Unplugged, Boston USA I’m overwhelmed by the desire to share what I’ve learned this week in Palestine, but also overwhelmed by the size of that task. We completed the Birthright Unplugged tour last night, and it’s ...

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IOF:0, Goth Girl:1

by Katie More photos One of the activities of ISM is to create a physical presence of support for Palestinians resisting the occupation. The presence of international volunteers with cameras in the West Bank has a deterring effect on brutality ...

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An Invitation for Barak Obama

by Katie The morning of Thursday, January 12, myself, and other Palestinian and international activists were invited to the branch of Jerusalem University in Ramallah for a conference that Barak Obama, the US senator from Illinois, was holding with students. ...

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Three Checkpoints, One Day

By Suneela It is overwhelming to be awakened to the reality of a military occupation all of a sudden. Qalandia terminal, is supposed to be the clean and efficient face of the occupation, like an airport terminal with electronically operated ...

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Does Santa get through the checkpoint?

Huwarra checkpoint is the main checkpoint to the south of Nablus, and probably one of the worst ones that I have experienced in Palestine. Every time I pass through, people are being humiliated in many ways: screamed at, beaten, detained, ...

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I resist so I exist

by Saif After filling out papers at the Jordanian border with Palestine, the bus started moving towards the side that is controlled by the Israeli occupation authorities. As much as I missed Palestine, thinking about the process that Israel imposes ...

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The Power of Aboud

by Mansour The villagers of Aboud have taken up a campaign of nonviolent resistance against the Israeli Aphartied wall which will steal agricultural land, olive trees and water resources. On the second demonstration there, we touched the core of Palestinian ...

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