Last week, six courageous Palestinians attempted to defy racism, segregation and apartheid by boarding Jewish settler-only buses in the hopes of reaching Jerusalem, a city off limits to Palestinians in the West Bank. However, the symbolic, media-friendly act — and its debatable relevance to the average Palestinian — begs some important questions. Read more about Are the Freedom Rides a detour for the struggle?
“It’s just because I’m Palestinian” shouts a young woman toward the Israeli soldiers dragging her from a bus that serves Israel’s settler population and travels its segregated roads. Video shot by Anne Paq with the ActiveStills collective shows activists boarding the bus and Israeli forces asking them in broken Arabic for their travel permits. The soldiers then drag the activists from their seats. Read more about New video shows Israeli forces dragging Palestinian Freedom Riders from settler bus
This week, with the Palestinian Freedom Riders taking a page from the US civil rights movement and defying Israel’s segregated road system, my histories and my homes merged in a new way. Read more about From US South to Palestine, Freedom Rides change history
Several activists were arrested by Israeli forces today while attempting to ride segregated buses serving illegal Israeli settlements. Read more about Israel arrests "Freedom Riders" challenging apartheid road system
It is now less than 24 hours before the brave Freedom Riders of the 21st century attempt to break the mold of oppression, indignity and intolerable suffering in order to lead a path of long lasting justice, freedom, and equality. Read more about Palestinians clarify goal of "Freedom Rides" challenge to segregated Israeli buses
The Palestinian Freedom Rides will highlight the apartheid laws of Israel which govern the Palestinians, the same laws that Judge Richard Goldstone so readily dismissed in his latest op-ed for the New York Times. Read more about Freedom Rides in the 21st Century
Celebrated American author and poet Alice Walker will be aboard the Audacity of Hope, part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, set sail this month. Ali Abunimah interviews for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Interview: Alice Walker on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the struggle for justice