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  1. Testing nonviolence in the South Hebron Hills: Day 8 of Sumud Freedom Camp

    05.26 / 22:27 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Jodi Melamed is on the front lines of a joint Palestinian-Jewish effort to reclaim confiscated land through strategic nonviolence: taking back the village with a peaceful protest encampment, "Eight days ago, I woke up with 130 other American and international Jews on a rooftop in the South Hebron Hills and in order to avoid being stopped at checkpoints, hiked into the village of Sarura to take part in an unprecedented number of Jews from abroad who are participating in a Palestinian-led…
  2. From Manchester to Jerusalem: The limits of Trump’s terror narrative

    05.26 / 22:27 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Following the deadly attack in Manchester, England, Donald Trump used "terrorism" to avoid confronting the complicated, compromised and messy reality in which we live, especially in the Middle East. For Trump, in all the speeches he made this week in the region, terror appeared to be the only cause of the problem, and its defeat would be sure to bring peace. Robert Cohen writes, "Trump’s narrative lacked understanding, substance, and integrity. And that went for terror in Manchester as w…
  3. In groundbreaking resolution, California Democratic Party decries US support for Israeli occupation

    05.26 / 22:27 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    At the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento over the weekend Palestinian rights supporters steered to passage a groundbreaking resolution that puts California Democrats far ahead of the national and other state parties. Time will tell whether the new resolution can become a model for other Democratic Party institutions, and more importantly, whether it will help accelerate a shift in the party’s stance on I…
  4. Triumphalist light show in Jerusalem weaponizes the city walls to celebrate 50th anniversary of Jewish conquest

    05.26 / 22:27 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    A lightshow in Jerusalem on the 50th anniversary of the Jewish conquest in 1967 weaponizes the walls of the city in a triumphalist expression of the glory of religious nationalism. Goosebumps or shudders, see for…
  5. Israeli police detain al-Aqsa mosque guards as 700 Israelis enter Haram al-Sharif during Jerusalem Day parade

    05.26 / 22:27 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Ma'an News Agency reports, "Three Palestinian security guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem were assaulted and detained by Israeli police on Wednesday, as hundreds of right-wing Israelis and settlers took to the holy site in celebration of 'Jerusalem…
  6. On Gaza and the horror of the siege

    05.25 / 22:14 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Haidar Eid writes from Gaza that Palestinians there fully understand that the deliberate withholding of food or the means to grow food or the access to food is yet another strategy of Israel’s occupation, colonization, and apartheid in Palestine. But, he writes, "what we in Gaza cannot fathom is: Why it is allowed to h…
  7. Baby ‘Aya’ is only 2 months old, and she’s already a victim of home demolition

    05.25 / 22:14 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Every single home demolition is devastating to a family. Every single demolished family tells a unique and surreal story about the day when Israeli bulldozers rolled over their children’s schoolbooks, their grandmother’s prescription medicines, and letters from their uncle overseas. Nora Lester Murad tells the story of Ashraf and Islam Fawaqa and their four daughters -- Ritaj, 9; Rimas, 7; Saba, 4; and Aya, a newborn whose Jerusalem home was demolished while they were taking Aya to an inf…
  8. From ‘Avalon’ to Madoff: What ‘The Wizard of Lies’ reveals about contemporary American Jewish id

    05.25 / 22:14 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Back in 1990 director Barry Levinson gave us "Avalon", his epic masterpiece on the American Jewish community. In that classic film Levinson skillfully examined the Eastern European Jewish immigrants and their often tumultuous encounter with the complexities of American culture and the assimilation process. It is this debilitating process which becomes the underlying subject of Levinson’s chilling examination of the Bernie Madoff story. In "The Wizard of Lies" we see the pitfalls of '…