Emily Lawrence

Banging the drums of war: Christians United for Israel

Emily Lawrence
16 April 2013

With 1.3 million members, the Zionist group helps entrench pro-Israel discourse.

Fair trade helps Palestinian farmers stay on their land

Emily Lawrence
United Kingdom
11 March 2013

Giving a decent price to growers is a form of economic resistance.

Athlete abused by Israeli soldier for carrying Palestine flag in Jerusalem marathon

Emily Lawrence
Jerusalem
20 March 2012
An activist running the Jerusalem Marathon sought to bring attention to Israel’s rights abuses at the event.

Palestinian Christians attacked for challenging Christian Zionism

Emily Lawrence
Bethlehem
12 March 2012
Christian theologians, academics and church leaders recently converged in Bethlehem to meet with the local Palestinian church and challenge the Christian Zionist influence within the evangelical movement.

Transformation of Palestinian landscape focus of Designing Civic Encounter project

Emily Lawrence
Bethlehem
25 February 2012
A new multidisciplinary project examines how Israeli settlements, a burgeoning neoliberal economy and loss of traditional heritage is quickly transforming Palestine’s landscapes and public spaces.

"We will rebuild": Hebron family resists unrelenting settler violence

Emily Lawrence
Hebron
3 February 2012
Despite chronic attacks on their homes and property by settlers, while Israeli forces continue to confiscate more and more land to serve the nearby settlement, the Jaber family hold fast to both their heritage and their future.

"Sometimes I feel my stomach will explode": Israel subjects teen prisoner to medical negligence

Emily Lawrence
Beit Ommar
5 January 2012
A Palestinian teenager describes the physical and psychological torture he endured while imprisoned in an Israeli jail for throwing stones, and how his chronic illness went untreated in what his family say was a deliberate attempt by the prison authorities as further punishment.

Has a Hollywood actress made Palestine solidarity chic?

Emily Lawrence
28 October 2011
In the November issue of British Vogue, Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton wears a scarf emblazoned with the word “Palestine.” Was this a conscious act of solidarity, or just a fashion statement?

Preserving Palestinian heritage one stitch at a time

Emily Lawrence
Hebron
15 August 2011
Palestinian women in Hebron have formed a traditional handicrafts cooperative to preserve cultural heritage and provide stable income for dozens of families hit hard by the economic effects of Israel’s occupation.
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