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What does it Mean to Return, and Return, and Return?

Ayah Abdelhaleem Jadaliya
Palestinians continue to return to the border. The weekly marches, which began nearly three months ago as part of the Great March of Return, were intended to build until Nakba Day on May 15th, yet Palestinians continue their March...

Razan al-Najjar Murder: Anonymous Snipers and a Lethal Verdict

Amira Hass Haaretz (Israel)
We may never know the name of the soldier who killed Razan al-Najjar. But we do know the names of those who gave the order enabling him to kill her. We know Razan, with her head wrapped in scarves of different colors, showing an investment of time and thought. The color reveals a love for life.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Don't Go to Israel

Susan Abulhawa; Peter Dobrin Philadelphia Inquirer
By performing in Israel, the orchestra provides musical accompaniment to the world’s last settler-colonial state, at a time when other artists are canceling appearances there following the Palestinian call for a global boycott (BDS) of Israel, modeled after the South African anti-apartheid boycott.

What Israel Fears Most

Eli Massey The Progressive
What Israel fears more than suicide bombings, Hamas rockets, and stone throwers, is a genuinely nonviolent resistance movement that insists on self-determination, democracy, equality, peace, and justice for all.

Tidbits - May 17, 2018 - Reader Comments: Nakba-Jerusalem Embassy-Palestinian Reality; Public Worker Unions, Union Membership and Janus; Radical literature; food; Avengers; Tidbits Returns; Brown v. Board of Education; Resources and more...

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Reader Comments: Jerusalem Embassy - Palestinian Reality; Public Worker Unions, Union Membership and Janus; Portside Culture stirs responses: Radical mysteries; food; Avengers; Tidbits Returns after six-week hiatus; Today in History: Brown v. Board of Education; Resources and more...

Unearthing Truths: Israel, the Nakba, and the Jewish National Fund

The Editors Moving Forward
“A land without a people for a people without a land.” As seductive as that slogan was, it was willfully false, as amply documented in personal testimonies of Palestinians and Israelis, historical records, and scholarly research.

The Nakba: The Intentional, Deliberate and Systematic Dispossession of the Palestinians

Dr. Hatem Bazian American Muslims for Palestine
Palestine’s modern colonization begins with British troops landing on Mediterranean shores and moving northward from Egypt conquering the remaining parts of Ottoman territories. “Great” Britain’s planning, machinations and intrigues started earlier but the end of WWI, November 29th, 1917 is the accurate date for the loss of Palestine. From this date, Palestine and the Palestinians were set for dispossession and major powers manipulation to bring about a Jewish state.

Central to the Achievement of the "Zionist Dream" is the Notion That Jewish Lives Matter More Than Arab Lives

Donna Nevel Alternet
In some circles, particularly among "progressive" Zionists, the terrible injustice done to the Palestinians is acknowledged, but as awful as the Nakba was, they say, it was what had to be done to create and ensure the security of the Jewish state. To be clear, the price was paid by the Palestinians-that is, the killing and expulsion of Palestinians for the sake of Jewish safety. The only way you can think that - is to believe that Jewish lives matter more . . .

Asking the Hard Questions about Israel

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
Amid floundering peace talks, Jewish artists, historians, and activists are taking an increasingly critical look at Israel's founding and history.
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