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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.

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.

Video: Victim recounts torture in Palestinian Authority prison

“I wish I could be as I was before, to walk on the street without fear,” says 28-year-old Osamah al-Shawamreh.

There's still time to catch Emily Jacir's "intervals" in New York City

Exhibition features works by the internationally-celebrated Palestinian artist being shown in the US for the first time.

Israel jails Druze conscientious objector for the sixth time

“I will refuse to serve in the army even if I’m jailed sixty times,” says 18-year-old Omar Saad.

Hunger striker Samer Issawi welcomed home in Jerusalem

Issawi released from Israeli prison after 17 months; release agreement was secured after he refused food for 266 days.

Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" takes top prize at major festivals

Ghada Terawi, Rashid Masharawi, Firas Khoury and Mohanad Yaqubi receive grants for new Palestine film projects.

Withdrawal of Prawer Plan bill "major achievement" for Palestinians in Israel

Bill aimed to forcibly transfer of tens of thousands of Bedouins.

Druze youth in military prison for refusing Israeli army draft

“I refuse to take an assault rifle and point it at another human being,” Omar Saad told Amnesty International.

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