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Alison Avigayil Ramer
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Grassroots Artists and Activists Protest Assault on Gaza

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 8:12 PM

Author's Note: This is a collaborative reflection created by Grassroots Jerusalem, the organization that I work for [full disclosure], in response to the assault on Gaza. Please feel free to share it with your networks.

In the past 24 hours the sound waves have changed in Palestine -- from...

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$30 Billion for Occupy Wall Street

(54) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 4:29 PM

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Photo illustration by Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Dear Occupy Wall Street,

You're getting a taste of what it is to be Palestinian. You're starting to know what it is like to not have a job, know why, and know the names and addresses of the people...

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Is JStreet a Part of the Solution or the Problem?

(49) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 2:50 PM

This weekend JStreet, the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, held their second national conference. Panels focused on hot topics like a nuclear Iran, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) and the recent American veto of the UN resolution to condemn settlements. Speakers stressed that the...

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Palestinians and Israelis Call for Peace on Eve of Tragedy in Hebron, West Bank

(33) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 2:27 PM

As negotiations began in Washington, a grave isolated act of violence took place on Route 60, near Hebron, and four Israeli settlers were killed. In response, several Palestinians and Israelis expressed their disappointment in this extremist act of violence and encouraged the each other to focus on peace...

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Do International Activists Help or Hinder the Palestinian Struggle?

(299) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 9:08 PM

Wearing a red t-shirt, kaffiyah and several new Palestinian flag-colored bracelets around her wrist, a twenty-four year old activist from London passionately spoke about her experience as an occupation tourist at a weekly protest of the wall in the West Bank village of Nil'in. In addition to being detained at...

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