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  • Palestinians share their culture with Olive Harvest attendees (Spectrum News 1/Megan Marshall)   RHONDA FOXX, OCT. 16, 2023 MADISON, Wis. — Every October, Palestinians celebrate the Olive Harvest. Olives are a major […]

  • We will be covering the situation in Gaza, and also how areas of the West Bank are being targeted now for increased ethnic cleansing while the world is looking elsewhere. […]

  • October 14, 2023 At the request of supporters from abroad, we applied to friends of us, residents of south Mt. Hebron, and asked them to send reports about the current […]

  • Tamara Nassar, THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA, 13 October 2023 Palestinians carry the body of Muntasir Zaaqiq killed a day earlier in clashes with Israeli security forces, during his funeral in the […]

  • and Protect the Palestinian People from Retaliatory Israeli Attacks Date: 8 October 2023 Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights call on the […]

  • News headlines this morning announced what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called war. “Citizens of Israel, we are at war. Not an operation, not a round [of fighting], at […]

  • Ruins of Khirbet Mufaqarah mosque, demolished on the grounds that it was not issued a building permit, March 2016. (B’Tselem, CC BY-SA 4.0) A recent trial of an attack by […]

  • WORT radio will have two shows this week on Gaza and Palestine: Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 11 between 8 and 9 am, The Morning Buzz with host Jan Miyasaki will feature […]

  • Support Sami Huraini

    On October 30th, Palestinian Human Rights Defender Sami Huraini will be sentenced by the Israeli Court in retaliation for his activism. Since Sami and his family have defended their home […]

  • View this post on Instagram A post shared by In Palestine Today (@inpaltoday) inpaltoday, Instagram, October 5, 2023 More Detainee Kayed al-Fasfous remains on hunger strike for 60 days Palestinian […]

  • Awdah Hathaleen, HUMANS OF MASAFER YATTA OCT 1, 2023 On the outskirts of the foothills of Masafer Yatta, south of the city of Hebron, sits Khirbet Umm Al-Khair, where its […]

  • STATEMENT Washington, DC – September 27, 2023: Civil society organizations representing tens of thousands of Palestinian Americans, Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, and allied communities are expressing deep concern and outrage […]

  •   Press Contact: Submit a media inquiry here. WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023—Since the beginning of the process to admit Israel into the Visa Waiver Program, the Israeli government has continuously […]

  • Thank You from Palestine!

    Hello friends, Thank you all so much for helping me to come back to Palestine, and for sponsoring young olive trees to be planted in Masafer Yatta in the coming […]

  • “In a territory where two people are judged under two legal systems, that is an apartheid state.” By TOVAH LAZAROFF, The Jerusalem Post, Updated: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 Tamir Pardo, Former […]

  • Jerry Windley-Daoust, The Catholic Worker Movement, September 2, 2023 “These settlers act with impunity because Israel has impunity in the world, and they have that because of the U.S.,” Cassandra […]

  • Sunday, August 27 on WORT’s World View The interview begins at 33:00. Cassandra talks with Gil Halstead about her upcoming trip to Palestine, where she will attend the September 6 […]

  • Free Sami Huraini

    Started January 10, 2021 Petition to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ Why this petition matters Started by Palestine Partners Palestinian human […]

  • Join us on Saturday, September 16th at 7 P.M. CDT for Bright Stars of Bethlehem’s Be The Hope 4th Annual Virtual Fundraising Gala! We’ll take you on a virtual trip […]

  • $2,000 of $2,000 on 7/27/23

  • Jenin by Eli Valley, July 7, 2023 Jewish Cartoonist Eli Valley Sparks Angry Debate About anti-Semitism His comics often employ Nazi imagery satirically and he’s explicit about the point: To […]

  • In recent years, our team at Local Call and our partners at +972 Magazinehave been reporting from ground zero in Masafer Yatta — a community of over 1,000 Palestinians living […]

  • Israel’s raid on Jenin, through the eyes of one family Hussein Shibly looks out Saturday from his home, which was damaged in the Israeli raid in the Jenin refugee camp […]

  • As you know Jenin recently endured an especially deadly and destructive assault by the Israeli armed forces.  (See this AlJazeera link for details, pictures and videos). Please consider donating to the […]

  • Palestinians in West Bank cities are fast discovering that if their expulsion won’t be possible, Gazafication will be their future. Palestinians gather around parts of an Israeli armored vehicle after […]

  • Palestinian residents confront Israeli occupation forces in the Shuafat refugee camp. (Photo: via Activestills.org) Ramzy Baroud, July 1, 2023 Numbers can be dehumanizing. However, when placed in their proper context, […]

  • West Bank residents reported gunfire, drones and explosions as Israel launched extensive air and ground attacks on occupied Jenin early July 3. (Video: Reuters) Steve Hendrix and Niha Masih, The […]

  • Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) Omar Qatin, a 27-year-old US-resident and husband and father to a Palestinian American, was shot and killed by the Israeli army during a settler […]

  • Killers walk free after farcical internal ‘investigation’ June 17, 2023 Yesterday, the Israeli military announced it was closing the case over the death of Omar Asaad, the Palestinian-American octogenarian killed […]

  • We are getting closer to our goal of providing emergency housing to one family in the Masafer Yatta area of the South Hebron Hills. The need is urgent; since we […]

  • Videos from a March 16 raid in Jenin show increasingly deadly tactics by Israeli officers See the Washington Post article for videos and a 3D reconstruction of the March 16 […]

  • Sandra Whitehead, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, May 23, 2023 Photos by Mouna Photography Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela, the grandson of globally respected icon of resistance against injustice Nelson Mandela, meets members of […]

  • Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe 1301 Regent Street, Madison 7 – 9 pm Join us for an intimate interview and book talk about Dr. Wagner’s latest memoir, which details his personal, […]

  • Just days ago, Israelis demolished several Palestinian shops in the old Hebron vegetable market. These are shops that were forced closed by military order for security reasons — reasons that […]

  • The direct violence of the occupation is obvious, but what are the subtle ways in which apartheid seeps into Palestinian life? Ameera Al-Rajabi, Community Peacemaker Teams, April 11, 2023 The […]

  • MRSCP member and Palestine Partners founder Cassandra Dixon is home safe and (mostly) sound from the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank after being seriously injured in a settler […]

  • “We are staying here, herding our sheep and cultivating our land. Nothing will uproot us from our land.” —Jaber Dbabseh, Masafer Yatta Two Hundred Fifteen Palestinian families in Masafer Yatta, […]

  • A letter to President Biden and Secretary Blinken from Bernie Sanders, Jamaal Bowman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Summer Lee, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, Betty McCollum, André Carson, and Ayanna Pressley […]

  • Mel Frykberg, March 27, 2023 Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Courtesy Cassandra Auren An American senior citizen allegedly suffered a potentially fatal attack in the West Bank as part […]

  • Cassandra Dixon is helped by women from the Palestinian hamlet of Tuba, in the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank, after she was attacked by a Jewish settler on March […]

  • MRSCP has decided to join in an emergency campaign sponsored by Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) and Stop the Wall Coalition to provide emergency shelter and schools for the families […]

  • What I Saw May Be a Sign of What’s to Come Mourners march with the body of Abdel Fatah Hussein Khroushah, a 49-year-old Palestinian who was killed and was accused […]

  • How Israeli Settlers Launched A Pogrom With Israeli politicians constantly fanning the rhetorical flames, last month’s violence—and actual arson—didn’t exactly come as a surprise. Smoke and flames rise after Israeli […]

  • Cassandra Auren, an American peace activist, was visiting the Palestinian village of Tuba when settlers attacked her with a bat and fractured her skull. Yuval Abraham, +972 Magazine, March 13, […]

  • WORT 89.9FM Madison 2023-03-12 WORT 89.9FM Madison · The Heartbreak and Defiance of Occupation At a 1979 meeting of Israel’s “Ministerial Committee for Settlement Matters in the Judea and Samaria […]

  • Dear Friend, I am writing to you today with an urgent and time sensitive request for intervention, as yet another Palestinian school in the West Bank faces demolition by the […]

  • Sunday, March 12: WORT interview with Masafer Yatta Activist Thursday, March 16: Cindy and Craig Corrie on WORT Thursday, March 16: Tantura Film and Discussion   On Sunday March 12 […]

  • Huwara is not a story of ‘two sides fighting each other.’ It’s the story of a regional superpower that tramples over millions of disenfranchised people. Nawal Domedi looks at the […]

  • To enlarge photos, right-click and choose “Open image in New Tab.” Burnt cars in the Palestinian town of Huwwara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on 28 February after […]

  • Demolition Report Good Shepherd Collective, 3 March 2023 Over $5,000,000 in reported damages after the Huwara pogroms — a collobrative night of violence organized by the Israeli settler movement and the […]

  • Please take this action aimed at the State Department. It is outrageous (and against US law) that someone who openly advocates for the genocidal “erasing” of an entire Palestinian town […]

  • Palestinians inspect the destroyed cars at a scrapyard in the town of Huwara near Nablus in the West Bank on February 27, 2023 after they were torched overnight. Photo by […]

  • Palestine is on fire. Since yesterday night, Palestinian villages of Huwara, Burin, Asira Qabliya, Beita, Beit Furiq and Za’atara in South Nablus district have been under full attack by Israeli […]

  • Harun was born into, paralyzed, and killed by Israel’s colonial system. The struggle to dismantle it begins in the cave where he spent his final years. Harun Abu Aram in […]

  • Palestinian Shot and Paralyzed by Israeli Forces Two Years Ago Dies of Wounds Harun Abu Aram with his father, Rasmi, at home this week. Harun was born in the very […]

  • How Palestinians in Masafer Yatta are resisting Israel’s expulsion attempts Qassam Muaddi, The New Arab, 10 February 2023 In May 2022, the Israeli supreme court ended a 20-year-long legal battle […]

  • Don’t be Misled by its Gaslighting The Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on February 3, 2023. (Photo by AHMAD […]

  • Please join the No Way to Treat a Child campaign for a webinar next week on February 14 at 11 a.m. Central. We’ll hear how Palestinian children have been impacted by […]

  • Heritage Minister Eliyahu, a religious ultranationalist now in charge of the Israel Antiquities Authority, denies the existence of a Palestinian people. A 2,700-year-old ivory incense spoon, displayed at the Palestinian […]

  • 160 organizations representing Palestinian communities, Palestinian solidarity organizations, and the racial justice movement have signed on to the new joint statement “Stop Funding Israel’s Massacres,” calling out the U.S. government’s […]

  • January 26, 2023 This morning, Israeli forces murdered at least 9 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. They bombed homes, tear-gassed a hospital children's ward, shot at […]

  • Yolande Knell & David Gritten, BBC News, 26 January 2023   Jenin & London — Nine Palestinians have been killed during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank […]

  • Monday, January 9th 11:00 am Central Join us for an urgent Instagram live! Tune in to learn how you can stand in solidarity with Palestinian people as they defend Masafer […]

  • The Israeli government is demolishing homes, schools, farms, water infrastructure, and other basic necessities in Masafer Yatta. This blatant violation of international law is unconscionable, escalating tensions and making peace […]

  • 2022 has been the deadliest year for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in decades. We kept a record of all those who were killed by Israeli state and settler violence. […]

  • December 24, 2022 In this time of Hanukkah, while Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil that lasted 8 days, the Palestinian village of Sfai in the desert of Masafer […]

  • Jesus was born here. So where have all the Palestinian Christians gone? Dena Takruri goes to Bethlehem to find out. Dena Takruri is a journalist, Senior Presenter on AJ+, and […]

  • The transformation of Israeli leftists into dissidents is a reminder that no one is safe from the attempts to turn the ‘wrong kind’ of Jews into enemies. Edo Konrad, +972 […]

  • Palestinians say the worrying trend will only worsen as right-wing extremists make their home in Israel’s new government. YUMNA PATEL, MONDOWEISS, DECEMBER 15, 2022 Israeli security forces deploy amid altercations […]

  • Zoom 11:30 am Central Alarming developments in coalition agreements and promised ministerial appointments following the Israeli elections in November have left many of us rightfully worried about the future of […]

  • Digital Webinar: Christmas in Palestine! December 18, 12 noon Central Green Olive Tours sponsors a panel discussion featuring Christian Palestinian perspectives on liberation and theology. Join members of Sabeel, the […]

  • Film offers most detailed account yet of journalist’s killing by Israeli army, including video of moments surrounding shooting Colleagues and friends react as the Palestinian flag-draped body of Shireen Abu […]

  • I’d like to you to meet Mahmoud and Emily, a Palestinian and foreigner couple who are thinking about taking the next big step in their relationship together. Watch “Love Under […]

  • Online Film & Panel Discussion 2:00 pm Central So many people travel, take tours, and make pilgrimages to the “Holy Land” each year. What are the ethical, political, and personal […]

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg This will be the 18th year of selling crafts and cookies to support a full-year scholarship […]

  • My Aunt #ShireenAbuAkleh

    It’s been six months since my aunt #ShireenAbuAkleh was killed, and yet there has been no #JusticeforShireen May your beautiful soul rest in peace my shushu🕊️🤍 pic.twitter.com/6EFlpu8At3 — Lareen Abu […]

  • Americans for Justice in Palestine (AJP Action) welcomes the U.S. Justice Department’s announcement that the FBI will be conducting an independent investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu […]

  • Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz called the FBI decision “a grave mistake” and said Israel will refuse to cooperate. “The IDF conducted an independent and professional investigation. I have made […]

  • “Israel’s apartheid remains the root cause of Palestinians’ suffering,” said the group. Palestinians inspect the ruins of a collapsed building destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on […]

  • Destruction of the water network in Masafer Yatta, South Hebron hills, Area C of West Bank. | Courtesy: Nasser Nawaj’ah, B’Tselem, 25 November 2020 Anna Abraham, Currently, October 12, 2022 […]

  • November 13 2 pm Central Zoom Registration After registration you will receive a link to watch the film prior to the discussion. Combining history and headlines, THE SETTLERS is the […]

  • Nov 9, 2022 12 PM Central Zoom Registration Join us to learn the environmental reality in Israel/Palestine today, what is being done by the land’s indigenous protectors. and what we […]

  • Maya Abu Al-Hayyat directs the Palestine Writing Workshop on the West Bank. She’ll read poems & be in conversation with poet Deema Shehabi. A Virtual Book Celebration! October 29, 2022, […]

  • The people of Masafer Yatta are using ancestors’ caves to resist Israel’s home demolitions Members of Palestinian Masafer Yatta communities determined to remain on their land despite Israeli forced evictions, […]

  • Gush Shalom, October 18, 2022 The State of Israel is going to general elections, but in the election campaigns there is virtually no mention of the main, existential problem facing […]

  • An olive harvest lynching

    Yuval Abraham, OCTOBER 20, 2022 This article originally appeared in “The Landline,” +972’s weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. On Wednesday afternoon, a group of masked settlers lynched a 70-year-old Jewish Israeli woman […]

  • In this time of crisis, I invite you to an Emergency Zoom Forum with the UN: Conditions on the Ground in the West Bank Sunday, October 16th, at 1pm CT […]

  • Mourners take a last look at the body of Omar Asaad, 78, during his funeral at a mosque in the West Bank village of Jiljiliya, north of Ramallah, Jan. 13, […]

  • Dear Supporter, On October 20 the Israeli government will implement new procedures for those seeking to enter the West Bank. First published by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the […]

  • And stop your betrayal of Ben & Jerry’s SumOfUs, Sep 29, 2022 It’s a bloody time in Palestine right now. At least 85 Palestinians have been killed in the West […]

  • Israel applies an oppressive, separate, and unequal regime on Palestinians. There is only one word for this: Apartheid. Omar Baddar, Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), Oct 14, 2020 Omar […]

  • Secretary of State Tony Blinken asked Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz for the review after the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Israeli soldiers in Hebron on Aug. […]

  • Yellow tape marks bullet holes on a tree and a portrait and flowers create a makeshift memorial at the site where Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and […]

  • Please join us — in person or online — for a special evening. I am honored to tell you that Lina Abu Akleh, niece of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, will […]

  • United for Justice Across Palestine: Defund Israel’s Bombs, Blockade, and Bulldozers Featuring Walaa Sabah from We Are Not Numbers, Sahar Francis from Addameer, and Palestinian journalist Mariam Barghouti. Moderated by […]

  • Rep. Carson Announces Justice For Shireen Act Jul 28, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Congressman André Carson (IN-07), spoke today at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol announcing his Justice […]

  • I’m with the nine countries in the EU on this. The US should condemn this action as well. They have not proven anything but the fact they can stifle free […]

  • American Friends Service Committee, August 18, 2022 Stand with Palestinian human rights defenders Early this morning, Israeli soldiers raided the offices of Palestinian human rights and civil society groups in […]

  • Democracies don’t raid human rights offices in the middle of the night. pic.twitter.com/kJZSVCl1Tx — IfNotNow🔥 (@IfNotNowOrg) August 18, 2022