Divestment passes at University of California at Riverside

This was the second time the student senate at UC Riverside passed a divestment resolution.

Thousands at risk of starvation in Yarmouk, UN warns

Syrian government “using starvation as a weapon of war,” says Amnesty International.

New campaign resource boosts efforts to burst SodaStream's bubble

SodaStream spent $180 million in marketing last year but is feeling the pressure from the growing boycott campaign.

Another stillborn Palestinian “reconciliation”

Why the Hamas-Fatah deal signed in Gaza today will not produce the national unity Palestinians crave.

New Palestinian poetry flourishes online

Arts critic Sarah Irving rounds up recently-published works by Palestinian writers.

Northeastern lifts suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine

Group was suspended in March for distributing mock eviction notices to raise awareness about Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes.

Earth Day Network dumps SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson

On the eve of Earth Day, groups working for Palestinian rights globally are celebrating Earth Day Network’s decision to end its partnership with SodaStream, whose main production factory is located in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Chicago Palestine Film Festival returns with Oscar-nominated “Omar”

Highlights include Amina Waheed’s Chicago-filmed documentary Corner Stores and Jessica Habie’s boldly experimental feature Mars at Sunrise.

The New York Times agrees to be gagged by Israel

Following criticism by The Electronic Intifada of how it handled Majd Kayyal’s case, The New York Times is forced to review its policies on observing Israeli gag orders censoring.

Pharell Williams - “Happy”- the Gaza version

Exuberant scenes of Palestinians in Gaza dancing to the Pharell song “Happy.”


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