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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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ExitUs

Although the two reports below don’t fit into any regional catagory, they are being posted for any international who is leaving the airport to go home. Many stories have already been documented of the treatment when entering, some have reported ...

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Arrested in Bil’in

by Marcy Newman There is a Palestinian rap group called DAM who has a popular song entitled “Meen Erhabe?” or “Who’s the Terrorist?” That song played over and over again in my mind yesterday as I participated in a nonviolent ...

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Bad News from Salem

Dear friends, My Name is Asim. I wanted you all to know that settlers attacked our land here in Salem last week and cut all our olive trees to the east side of the village. Even though the settlements are ...

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My Wife is in Jail, Again

by Adam Shapiro (The following was written by ISM cofounder Adam Shapiro after the June 20 arrest of Huaida Arraf in Bil’in, where she had joined villagers in protesting construction of Israel’s wall on their land.) Once again, for probably ...

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