News headlines from our top stories of the week, plus an interview with Anna Baltzer on the recent divestment initiative vote by the United Methodist Church. Read more about The Electronic Intifada Weekly Podcast: 3 May, 2012
march of return
Thousands of Palestinians marched to destroyed villages and called for the return of Palestinian refugees. Read more about Palestinians assert right to return on Israeli "Independence Day"
Omar Yashruti, a photographer based in Lebanon, photographed these stirring images from the Nakba march in south Lebanon on 15 May. The images include demonstrators carrying away land mines, civil defense workers loading the injured into ambulances, and the Lebanese army chasing the marchers back up the hill, away from the border fence. Read more about Photostory: Nakba march in south Lebanon
As nationalist parties and festivals were held throughout Israel to mark the country’s Independence Day on 10 May, several thousand Palestinians and their supporters held a commemoration of their own in the Galilee, demanding the right to return to their ancestral villages and homes. Read more about Thousands of Palestinians in Israel march to return