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Urgent appeals to support upcoming US church divestment initiatives

The United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) will soon vote on major divestment initiatives. Palestinians are signing an open letter to voting delegates, asking them to support divestment from Caterpillar, Motorola and HP.

An Edward Said essay that could have been written today

A 14-year old essay by the late Edward Said speaks with remarkable insight into the problems afflicting the Palestinian national liberation struggle, and the strategies of Israeli colonialism.

Israeli teens enter jail rather than take part in army crimes against Palestinians

On Monday, an Israeli teenager, Noam Gur, began an initial ten-day prison sentence because she publicly refused to serve in the Israeli army.

Palestinian organisations call for action against G4S over role in Israeli jails

The call for action came as it emerged that the European Parliament has decided not to renew a contract with the Danish-British corporation following pressure from campaigners for Palestinian rights

At Israel's behest, woman removed from Air France flight for not being Jewish

Air France demanded to know the religion of a passenger on a flight from Nice to Tel Aviv and removed her because she is not a Jew.

"Left-wing" anti-boycott group allegedly received undisclosed funding

Self-styled “left-wing” UK anti-boycott group Engage is alleged to have received initial, undisclosed funding by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Amnesty joins global actions on Palestinian Prisoners' Day with Twitter campaign

Palestinian prisoners launch a mass hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day - the day of the expected release of former hunger striker Khader Adnan. Amnesty International joins the events with a global Twitter campaign.

Take action on 17 April, call for freedom for Palestinian political prisoners

On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, 17 April, events will take place around the world in support of Palestinian political prisoners.

Report exposes discrimination and apartheid in the occupied Jordan Valley

A new report by Maan Development Center exposes the sharp contrast in living conditions between Palestinians and illegal settlers in the occupied Jordan Valley. Israeli policies facilitate the extravagant lifestyle of Jewish settlers at the expense of the basic rights of Palestinians.

To Your Living Soul, Vittorio Arrigoni

I wrote this five days after Vittorio Arrigoni was murdered. I was still under shock. After a year from his departure, I still find it difficult to accept that he’s dead. But what I know for sure is that he’ll be remembered forever and his soul is always with us inspiring us and pushing us forward.

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