Anger Over Israeli Decision to Demolish Palestinian COVID-19 Hospital Ahead of Deadly Second Wave

“This shows clearly that Israel doesn’t care about Palestinian lives…They can’t even give us our basic rights to healthcare so we can treat our people from the coronavirus.” –Tayseer Abu Sneineh, Mayor of Hebron

The Israeli decision to bulldoze a newly built COVID-19 field hospital and testing center in Hebron in the West Bank yesterday has been roundly condemned by activists, rights groups and organizers. “Because demolishing a COVID-19 testing center is totally the best way for Israel to be spending funds right now,” wrote female-led antiwar group

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A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

The Palestinian diaspora in Chile, the Chilestinians, have had unique success in learning how to accept their political differences and unify over thier common cause.

A woman protests U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, outside the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile, Dec. 11, 2017. The protest was organized by the Palestinian community in Chile. (AP/Luis Hidalgo)

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf. When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community in Chile, who number between 450,000 and half a million, using that unfamiliar and peculiar phrase,

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The Donald Trump I Know: Abbas’ UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics

The real danger of Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ is not the actual stipulations of the sinister plan, but the fact that Mahmoud Abbas will find a way to co-exist with them, writes Ramzy Baroud.

Mahmoud Abbas Feature photo

A precious moment has been squandered, as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, had the chance to right a historical wrong, by reinstating Palestinian national priorities at the United Nations Security Council on February 11, through a political discourse that is completely independent from Washington and its allies. For a long time,

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‘Justice is Indivisible’:The Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call

While Palestinians and other Arab communities are genuinely angry regarding the violent mistreatment of women, others have simply found another platform to indict Islam and condemn Arab society.

Israa Ghrayeb Feature photo

The death of Israa Ghrayeb has ignited furious reactions regarding the so-called ‘honor-killings’ in Palestine and throughout the Arab world.  It also wrought confusion with respect to the jurisprudential foundation of such crimes, which are often committed in the name of protecting the honor of the family.  Israa, a 21-year-old makeup artist

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Systematic Palestinian Isolation: What Is Missing from the Omar, Tlaib Story

This is the story of Palestinian isolation by Israel that we must not allow to die out, long after the news cycle covering the two Congresswomen’s story move on beyond Omar, Tlaib and Israeli transgressions.

Ilhan Omar Rashida Tlaib Feature photo

Israel's decision to bar two United States Democratic Representatives, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering Israel and visiting Palestine has further exposed the belligerent, racist nature of the Israeli government. But our understanding of the Israeli decision, and the massive controversy and discussion it generated, should not stop

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Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

With Jewish settlers dictating the political agenda in Israel, and constantly provoking Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, violence is likely to grow exponentially in the coming months.

Israel Palestine settlers

Israeli Jewish settlers are on a rampage in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. While settler violence is part of everyday routine in Palestine, the violence of recent weeks is directly linked to the general elections in Israel, scheduled to be held on September 17.  The previous elections, on April 9, failed to bring about political stability.

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