We should not allow the Christmas story to be stripped of its humanity or cleansed of its muck and grime. Its power is in its reality that should serve to focus our attention on our responsibility to see in the birth of Jesus: the faces of the outcasts for whom there is no room in the inn; the wretched of the earth for whom there is no comfort; and the frightened exiles who seek only safety and refuge. It is only when we do not avert our glance from these reminders that we can understand the story and spirit of Christmas.
And let us stand us stand together with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom, supporting the boycott of Israel until justice in the Holy Land is achieved.
On November 13, 12 members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Texas at Austin peacefully protested a public event hosted by UT's Institute for Israel Studies (IIS). Yet we could not read our statement. A graduate student attendee physically intimidated us, ripping the Palestinian flag from our hands.
What does a person who has served three of four years, in the case of an officer, feel when finally they give back their guns at the end of their service knowing that they will have to serve in the reserves for many years to come.
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I've had the opportunity to conduct public opinion polls across the Middle East in order to provide content for policy discussions at the UAE's annual Sir Bani Yas Forum. We surveyed over 7,400 adults in six Arab countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE), Turkey, and Iran.
Opposition to Palestine Advocacy Projects advertising reflects a common misunderstanding that criticism of Israel is driven by ideology and even anti-Semitism rather than legitimate concerns about the Israeli government's policies.
On December 9, 1987, the deaths of four Palestinian refugees plunged the nation of Israel into four years of strikes, boycotts, beatings, shootings, and gassings as Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem rebelled against their Israeli occupiers.
Today, Palestinian and Israeli societies are like a codependent couple, locked in a self-destructive, mutually-reinforcing set of behaviors. If one of these individuals is the abuser, the other is the enabler. At this point, separation is the only way to end the dysfunction.
At the very heart of normalization is this mindset that peace is achieved through dialogue rather than through justice. Consequently, normalization has proven itself detrimental to the Palestinian cause, farcically parading an illusion of equal power dynamics between Palestinians and Israelis.
A highlight on cinema screens this year is an innovative Palestinian film that has received high accolades from Michael Moore. The Wanted 18, directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, has already won various awards
Together we went to Rwanda and discovered what peace and reconciliation really means. Together we faced our fears and faced each other. Do Israelis and Palestinians have to go all the way to Rwanda to finally believe that peace is possible?
Ultimately, history is instructing us that peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews has been the norm, it is violent conflict that has been the aberration in this relationship between the two great faiths.
Thirty years after the UN partition plan, the General Assembly passed a new resolution proclaiming an annual observation, on November 29th, to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Almost every day someone will ask me why I bother "wasting" my life on a "hopeless" issue. "Those people [Israelis and Palestinians] have been fighting for thousands of years and they'll be fighting until the end of days," the exchange begins. The question always irks me.