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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

Women make victory sign with their hands during protest
Bill aimed to forcibly transfer of tens of thousands of Bedouins.

Druze youth in military prison for refusing Israeli army draft

Young man plays the viola as others look on
“I refuse to take an assault rifle and point it at another human being,” Omar Saad told Amnesty International.

"5 Broken Cameras" wins Palestine's first Emmy

Man makes speech at podium while holding award
Emad Burnat makes moving acceptance speech, and more Palestine film news.

Latin America's "forgotten" Palestinians

Watch Dr. Cecilia Baeza’s presentation on the Palestinian experience in Latin America at the Palestine Center in Washington, DC.

"Shooting Revolution" film brings to life PLO's heyday in Lebanon

Forthcoming documentary aims to provide an audiovisual testimony of the Palestinian liberation struggle to younger generations.

Rasmea Odeh and political prosecutions in the US

Listen to The Electronic Intifada’s Maureen Clare Murphy discuss repression of Palestine organizing in the United States on Chicago Public Radio.

Three Palestinian films nominated for Asian Pacific Screen Awards

Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar is coming to US cinemas later this winter, plus more Palestine film news.

New evidence hoped to free Holy Land Five

Humanitarians were prosecuted because of donations to Islamic charities in Palestine.

Palestinian arrested in Chicago because of her community activism, groups say

A pillar in Chicago’s Palestinian community faces jail time and deportation over a conviction by an Israeli military court more than four decades ago.


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