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Messages to America

Messages to America

September 25, 2010 3 Comments

During the last three months, I taught a Spoken English class for adults who teach English to young people in Nablus and the surrounding villages.  During the class, we had intense debates, told jokes and shared stories about our families and life experiences, from the loss of our parents and grandparents to personal stories about […]

Two Iraq Burin men arrested for attending peaceful demonstration

Two Iraq Burin men arrested for attending peaceful demonstration

September 24, 2010 No Comments

IRAQ BURIN —  On September 24, 2010 at 4:30pm, two villagers from Iraq Burin, a village near Nablus in the West Bank, were arrested by Israeli soldiers.  A checkpoint was erected at the entrance to the village in the morning of the same day. In response to these arrests and the killing of two young men […]

Support At-Tuwani Women’s Co-op Italy Speaking Tour

Support At-Tuwani Women’s Co-op Italy Speaking Tour

September 24, 2010 No Comments

We may not currently have the might of the Israeli army nor the power of traditions confining us in certain roles, however, we know that one woman standing behind another in a line of solidarity is a force more powerful than both. – Keifah Addera, At-Tuwani Women’s Cooperative Dear friends and supporters of At-Tuwani village, […]

UN flotilla fact-finding mission report

UN flotilla fact-finding mission report

September 23, 2010 No Comments

Click here to read: Report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance. Summary This report was prepared by the fact-finding mission established by the Human Rights Council in resolution A/HRC/RES/14/1 of […]

HEBRON: Open Shuhada St. movement changes tactics

HEBRON: Open Shuhada St. movement changes tactics

September 20, 2010 No Comments

CPTnet Digest, Volume 33, Issue 11 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams 20 September 2010 The regular Saturday movement, “Open Shuhada Street,” changed tactics on 21 August 2010. Since the police had threatened two of the organizers with large fines and a possible ten-year imprisonment if the demonstrations continued, the organizing group felt it […]

The real image of the occupation

The real image of the occupation

September 20, 2010 No Comments

This piece was written by one of my Advanced English students in Nablus. By MAHMOUD BSHARAT This is what happened in 2003, during the Israeli-Palestinian classes (the second intifada). My family and I were sleeping peacefully when we heard a very huge blast.  All the neighbors woke up and started calling each other on the […]

Ahlan wa sahlan

Ahlan wa sahlan

September 19, 2010 No Comments

From my apartment in Nablus, West Bank, the Call to Prayer echoes through the city as I read about a wave of Islamophobia in the U.S. I walk out of my apartment complex, ready to go to a meeting.  A taxi driver honks as he passes me to see if I need a lift.  I […]

A tour of Al Fara’a prison

A tour of Al Fara’a prison

September 18, 2010 1 Comment

Saed Abu-Hijleh was a prisoner at Al Fara’a prison in the West Bank near Nablus.  He was there four times as a young man.  Join him on a brief tour of the prison, which is now a camp for kids. For more information about Al Fara’a prison, check out Totem(s) Trope(s) by Michael Kennedy.

25 seconds at Jacob’s Well

25 seconds at Jacob’s Well

September 18, 2010 No Comments

Watch this video! It’s a deep well…

Sweatshop in Zababdeh only choice for some women

Sweatshop in Zababdeh only choice for some women

September 17, 2010 No Comments

To help local women earn money to supplement their family’s income, Fr. Firas and his sister, Dema, started a sewing project in Zababdeh. Dema manages a staff of six women, both Muslims and Christians, who sew clothes for an Israeli company.  Fr. Firas considers it a sweatshop because of the unfair wages the women are […]

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Soldiers in Sarra

BY: NISREEN GHANEM On one winter night, Israeli soldiers came to our village with dogs.  They began searching for...

BDS flashmobs at work

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Innocents’ Rights

BY: MUNA NU’MAN In May 2003, the Israeli occupation forces imposed a curfew on my village.  The curfew continued...

A 10-minute inspection added four months to education

BY: ALI ABU TAYEH In one semester during my study at the university in the West Bank, I had...

To get’em talking, feed’em

A great way to stimulate conversation and get strangers to bond, is to feed them! This meal is for...

Backpackers in Bethlehem

After 15 days living in Bethlehem, I hosted a couple of backpackers for the Eid holiday, Kyle and Kim....