What kind of liberal democracy bars human rights activists in an attempt to stifle the truth about its behavior? Read more about Why did Israel stop me from visiting the West Bank?
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February, 4, marks Vittorio Arrigoni’s birthday. Here, I wrote about my memories of his last birthday on earth we celebrated together last year in Gaza, Palestine. RIP dear Vik. Stay Human! Read more about Happy Birthday, Dear Vittorio (RIP)
Palestinian schoolchildren and their teachers face violent settler attacks and Israeli army movement restrictions in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Read more about The daily ordeal of getting to school in Hebron
The complexity of the entire world seems to have crippled off my brain the day I put one leg in Brussels and the other in France. I couldn’t believe that both Gaza and France march over the very same planet. Read more about A Palestinian State like France
Israel and the international community have deployed multiple deterrent tactics to try to thwart the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. But is it working? Ewa Jasiewicz comments for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about The story of the flotilla is not over
A month ago, Oliva, the first boat to monitor human rights violations in the Palestinian territorial waters, was launched. Read more about Solidarity at sea on board the Oliva
Final preparations are underway for the next big flotilla to Gaza, which is scheduled to occur in late June. The US Boat to Gaza will take part in the largest planned fleet yet, with an estimated 1,000 passengers from an array of countries collaborating to break Israel’s blockade. Read more about US activists prepare to break Israel's blockade on Gaza
Israeli army spokesperson Brigadier General Ruth Yaron testified this week in what was expected to be the final hearing of the Rachel Corrie trial, now in its fifteenth month of oral testimonies. Read more about Corrie lawyers expose army smear campaign against ISM
Palestinians and international solidarity activists around the world are collectively mourning the shocking death of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian journalist and solidarity activist. Arrigoni was also an occasional contributor to The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Vittorio Arrigoni, "hero of Palestine"
“Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather today at the place where Tom Hurndall was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper as he tried to rescue Palestinian children trapped under fire. The 21-year-old British peace activist was still in a coma yesterday, and there was little sign of brain activity as hopes that he might survive faded.” Justin Huggler reports for The Independent. Read more about Peace activists prepare mass protest after Briton is gunned down by Israelis
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