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Florida Student Detained In Israel For Political Belief

American media often perpetuates the notion that Israel is one of the most “progressive countries” in the East as of right now. However, would a progressive nation reportedly deport US citizen students for their own personal beliefs? Canary Mission is a website that “documents people and groups that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses.” This website exposes individuals, professors and organizations for being “anti-semitic.” The literal tagline reads “IF YOU’RE

International

Meet Ahed Tamimi: The Newest Face of the Palestinian Resistance

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been floating in and out of mainstream news for quite a while. Most recently, the conflict was once again brought to the limelight after President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, although Jerusalem is highly contested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Previously, the area was unrecognized by many countries as belonging to Israel in order to avoid instigating the

Feature

Meet Palestinian-American Wonder Woman: Linda Sarsour

It has been long-overdue for a Palestinian-American to shy away from the shadows and create a voice for themselves, and the speechless. Palestinian-American, Linda Sarsour, is the political-activist behind progressive movements, such as the well known “Women’s March”. Most of the time, it is easy for us to neglect acknowledgment of the people behind-the-scenes, but Linda Sarsour has made quite a name and reputation of herself that should not, and could not, be unnoticed. Palestinians

International

Here’s What’s Going on in the Palestinian Hunger Strike

On April 17, 1,500 Palestinian prisoners announced a hunger strike to protest against the Israeli policy of incarceration with no trial and the horrendous, inhumane conditions in Israeli prisons and in order to shed light on the degrading standards in said prisons. Across six Israeli jails, the fast, which is led by Marwan Barghouti will continue until the striking prisoners attain their rights and demands regarding the prison’s conditions, which have reached now reached a new

International

Meet Four Inspiring Palestinian Poets

Palestine. A nation full of people who must fight to preserve their identities. As Israeli settlements fill and have filled the land, many Palestinians are facing and have faced death and discrimination in their own homes. In the midst of these inhumane circumstances, many poets have emerged as they express the mixture of sentiments current matters have imposed on themselves and their people. Here are four Palestinian poets who have shared their perspective with the

International

Shaking off the Oppressor: A Look Back at the First Palestinian Intifada

On December 10, 1986, Elie Wiesel accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. A Holocaust survivor and acclaimed author of the gripping memoir Night, Wiesel spoke about the importance of combating the oppression of targeted minority groups, and stressed that indifference only allows tormentors to continue to disenfranchise the powerless. He then proceeded to touch upon the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine, claiming to be sensitive to their struggles while saying their acts of

Politics

What Does Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Palestine?

Support for Donald Trump transcended the Not-So-United States of America through the course of this election season and reached an international level. World leaders have endorsed him, and the citizens of countries oceans away have proudly voiced their optimism regarding the Republican candidate. In the moments following Donald Trump’s electoral win in this years’ circus of a Presidential Election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the Republican candidate on his victory. In a short statement,

International

Zionist Celebrities Don’t Deserve Your Admiration

  Everyone admires celebrities. Whether it’s actors, singers, models or artists, we’ve all looked up to someone at some point. But celebrities aren’t flawless creatures who never do anything wrong. They are human beings just like everyone else, and sometimes they aren’t people we should admire: they might be racist, homophobic, sexist… and zionists. And they don’t deserve our support.   For those of you who aren’t familiar with this term, a zionist is a

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