Bombast with a side of bleakness in Open Bethlehem film

Sarah Irving
11 December 2014

Documentary centers on director Leila Sansour’s decision to return to the hometown she once resented.

Israeli forces fail to probe 83 percent of settler violence cases -- rights group

Olive trees — a source of income for 100,000 Palestinian households in the West Bank — are frequently vandalized.

Palestine shines in global literature prizes

Poet Ghassan Zaqtan is on the longlist for the Sheikh Zayed Prize, a celebration of Arabic culture.

Villagers facing massive Israeli land grab urge action from Europe

Palestinians in Wadi Fukin want the EU to go beyond its criticisms of settlement expansion and introduce sanctions against Israel.

Israel sprays "skunk water" into Palestinian homes

Testing “non-lethal” weapons on civilians may be a war crime, says the research group Who Profits.

"Open Bethlehem" film documents fight against wall, settlements

Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour calls attention to her city’s encirclement.

Israeli army confiscates $3.5 million worth of Palestinian property

Army seized jewelry, cash, electronics and cars from families, hospitals and universities.

Parents of Palestinian boys ask Pope to watch video of their sons' killings

The parents of two Palestinian boys who were shot dead in cold blood have called on Pope Francis to speak out against the killings of their sons and the systematic violence Palestinians face under Israeli occupation.

Israeli forces destroy 1,500 fruit trees near Bethlehem

Land owned by Nassar family has long been targeted by occupation forces.

Translating Palestine's poetry into Scotland's tongues

A Bird is Not a Stone - cover
Arabic and Shetlandic have similarly earthy qualities.


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