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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.

Censored 1981 film "Occupied Palestine" to be shown at Boston festival

Week-long Boston Palestine Film Festival includes roundtable discussion with author Susan Abulhawa and filmmakers Omar Robert Hamilton and Nora Sharif.

Toronto Palestine Film Festival opens on 28 September - some highlights

The annual festival has condemned the ongling arbitrary detention of board member John Greyson, along with Dr. Tarek Loubani, in Egypt.

Lawyer: Israeli soldiers "savagely beat" hunger striking Jordanian prisoner

Three Jordanian nationals are entering their one-hundredth day of hunger strike in Israeli prison.

In photos: Ramadan in Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem is transformed during the month of Ramadan, allowing us to imagine the city that once was and will one day be.

Boycott Israel? Comic zine explains why

Download the BDS comic by artist and Students for Justice in Palestine activist Leila Abdul Razzak.

The Electronic Intifada at the Allied Media Conference

Some of the issues and resources we will be talking about towards using web tools and social media to help build a successful advocacy campaign, emphasizing lessons learned from the Palestinian prisoner hunger strikes.

Palestinian poet, translator win prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize

Ghassan Zaqtan was nearly prevented from receiving award when Canada initially refused to issue him visa.

Abir Kopty in US: Palestinians must reach out to African American community

Portrait of seated Abir Kopty speaking into microphone
Activist and writer was interrogated by Israel for article criticizing Israel’s attempts to recruit Palestinian Christians to army.

Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" awarded at Cannes festival

Condom Lead by Gaza-born twins Tarzan and Arab also selected for short film competition.


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