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What Will Happen in Palestine Friday Morning?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Sometimes Western pundits have asked: Where are the Palestinian Gandhis? But when Palestinians have engaged in nonviolent protest and have been suppressed by Israeli occupation forces, Western pundits have been largely silent.

Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 17-Year-Old Palestinian

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the village of Budrus in the occupied West Bank on...

The Lessons of Budrus, 7 Years Later

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Budrus, a village of 1,500 residents, was determined to use peaceful protests to prevent the Israeli Defense Department from building a security fence that would separate the village from the rest of the West Bank.

Occupying Political Space for Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

There is a new political moment in Palestine and the Arab world, which allows a different discussion than in the past, and rehashing old shibboleths isn't likely to help the Palestinian people win their freedom.

Budrus Shows 'White Intifada' Can Beat the Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The village of Budrus effectively organized a campaign of nonviolent resistance against Israel's plans to route its "Separation Barrier" through their village lands. Budrus is a compelling account of this successful experiment.

A Prize for Simply Doing What's Right

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The honor of a prize for those "who speak truth to power" is ironically unfortunate. The need to speak such truth at all, to illustrate how selfish profit motives too frequently take precedence over the health care needs of real people, remains a tragedy.

Israel's Crackdown on Leftist Dissent

Joseph Dana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Dana

Of all the criminals involved with the 2008 Gaza war, an Israeli leftist will be going to jail for riding his bike against the war in Tel Aviv. Tel Av...

Not Just a Friend: One Palestinian's View of Israeli Activist Jonathan Pollak

Ayed Morrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ayed Morrar

Jonathan Pollak's upcoming imprisonment highlights the support of some Israeli activists for Palestinian-led unarmed protests, and the Israeli government's effort to crush our joint struggle.

Could Nonviolent Resistance Defeat Petraeus' Night Raids in Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It is a striking symptom of the moral depravity of the war in Afghanistan that night raids, one of the most hated aspects of the U.S. military occupation among the Afghans, has been the subject of almost no public debate.

Help the Palestinians. Go See This Movie

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

2010-11-08-bg.jpg Budrus provides a plausible story for how to make the world a better place.

From Budrus to Bilin: Arresting Heroes

Ronit Avni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronit Avni

In our new film Budrus, our protagonist, Ayed Morrar, achieved what policymakers and policy wonks believe to be impossible: He united Hamas, Fatah and Israeli allies to save his village from destruction.

Budrus: Good News From the West Bank

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Burnett

Budrus is currently making the round of film festivals. Everyone who cares about the Middle East -- all of us who cling to the faint hope that the anger and violence can diminish rather than escalate - should see this inspirational movie.

Finding Palestine's Gandhi in Budrus

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Budrus demonstrates not only the anatomy of nonviolent resistance in Palestine but also the evolution of the movement as it grows from a village matter to an international cause.

How One Palestinian Village Started a Non-Violent Resistance Movement

Sara Reef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sara Reef

While Budrus captures the story of this village in particular, its larger goal is to show that change can be accomplished in the Middle East through peaceful means.