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From Strength to Strength; Bil’in to Abud

In the past week I have been to two impressive and inspiring demonstrations, one in the village of Bil’in, and the other in the village of Abud. Both are located to the west of Ramallah, are inhabited by roughly 2500 ...

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IWPS: “I am getting tired of occupation now.”

Marisol’s Blog Originally published by the International Women’s Peace Service On the second day of the bombing in Gaza, Mahmoud Al Zahar, a leader from Hamas, made a call to end rocket attacks on israelis. Even so, israel has continued ...

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Closed Military Neighborhood

Internationals challenge Israeli repression in Tel Rumeida by Joe Carr Due to the effectiveness of our work in Tel Rumeida, the Israeli military and police have increased their efforts to rid the area of internationals. Volunteers from a variety of ...

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Does this deserve a “Sh’hechiyanu”?

by Lawrence Zweig Here is a prayer that traditional Jews say when they do something for the first time in any specific year, and even in their life. Last Friday I got my first dose of tear-gas and sound-bombs. It ...

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Tel Rumeida – Stones & Struggle

By Joe Carr The Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron is a major flashpoint of tension between Palestinians and Israeli colonial settlers. Around forty Israeli soldiers protect over sixty of the most racist and violent of Israeli settlers, forcing over one ...

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Qawawis and the mustawtaneen

Qawawis is a small village with big problems. After an Israeli court ruled that villagers had the right to live on their land, settlers have harassed them with humiliation and violence. ISM and other organizations have kept a constant presence ...

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So Little Hope

Greta B. Today as I was walking back to the hotel in Jerusalem, I heard a terrible crying. It was coming from a pile of garbage outside the Gloria Hotel. It’s very difficult to pick up garbage in the old ...

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Does anyone care?

by Ash The demonstration of Bil’in last Friday was a direct message to the UN, I think that message was “The UN is blind to see the crimes against Palestinians and cannot rule against the Israeli government, because Israel is ...

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Silence of the Lambs

by Aaron For several hours this afternoon, I participated in a non-violent demonstration against the construction of the Annexation Wall through the village of Bil’in. We internationals, along with Israeli peace activists, were asked by the people of Bil’in to ...

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