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EDITOR'S PICKS

On civil disobedience
Neve Gordon, The Palestine Chronicle


Gaza families demand answers
Ma'an News


Goldstone and the 'peace process'
George Giacaman, Bitterlemons.org


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Legal Briefing
Israel's Siege of Gaza & Attack on Aid Flotilla
A Pattern of Abuse Against American Citizens Crisis in Gaza
The Facts Behind Israel's Claims of "Gourmet Gaza"

Suspected Jewish extremists torch mosque in northern Israel

Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a mosque and sprayed racist graffiti in the town of Umm al-Fahm on Friday, an Israeli police spokesman said. Mickey Rosenfeld told Ma'an that there was "damage to the front door of the mosque and graffiti found on nearby walls." Israeli police and border police arrived at the scene and are investigating the incident, he said, adding that the attack had "price tag" motives. 

A one-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis

Negotiations toward a one-state solution is one that all Palestinians should be able to accept. Peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians should no longer be the sole strategy for ending the occupation. Another round of negotiations must no longer be based on the 1967 border. The next round should work toward one state with equal rights for all. 

The Spectrum: On being Palestinian in a pro-Israel institution

At this point, Northwestern's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian issue is clear as day. When University President Morton Schapiro actively releases a statement in opposition to the American Studies Association resolution and ensures that it reaches the inbox of every student from Evanston to Doha, students are marginalized.  

Call to Pope Francis for Passover Week: 'Palestine Wants Justice'

Palestinian Christians carried a bold message as part of the annual Palm Sunday procession from the Mount of Olives to the Old City in East Jerusalem, this year. The parishes of various Palestinian villages carried banners reading: "Pope Francis: Palestine Wants Justice." 

Settlers Throw Stones on Palestinian Cars near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, April 16, 2014 (WAFA) - Israeli settlers on Tuesday night attacked Palestinian vehicles while passing near the settlement of Gush Etzion to the south of Bethlehem, according to security sources. 

American citizen, translator and student - Mariam Barghouti arrested and detained in West Bank

To a journalist working in the West Bank, Mariam Barghouti, a 20 year-old university student and translator who was arrested last Friday in Nabi Saleh, is a familiar name. In spite of her age, Mariam is a polished resource. She's known for her professionalism, sweetness and infectious smile - she makes me smile and almost seems to have bounce in her step. But as I type this young woman is locked in an Israeli jail cell, missing her exams, for her studies in English and Psychology. Mariam and journalist Abir Kopty were arrested last week while translating for a foreign journalist. Abir has been released. Five days later Mariam is still lingering in a military prison. 

The Palestinians and the "Jewish state"

For decades Israeli negotiators would sullenly say that the Palestinian parties refused to accept Israel's right to exist. Oslo invalided that call, but of course it did not bring from Israel its corollary - namely, the right to existence of Palestine. Not long after Oslo, the Israeli position morphed; no longer was it sufficient to demand that Palestinians recognize Israel, they also had to accept that Israel is a "Jewish state." It has become a demand of the current negotiations ongoing in fits and starts under the auspices of US Secretary of State John Kerry. The Israeli demand is so outrageous that Kerry told US Congress on 13 March that this is a "mistake." 

Israeli forces fire tear gas in Hebron prep school

Israeli forces on Wednesday raided a prep school in Hebron and fired tear gas on school grounds, witnesses told Ma'an. Israeli soldiers erected an encampment in the schoolyard of al-Mutanabby preparatory in southern Hebron and raised the Israeli flag on top of the school, locals said. Israeli troops also fired what witnesses called "excessive" amounts of tear gas on school grounds, lightly injuring several students.
 

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