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'Speak Out' reinstates Leanne Mohamad's video on Palestine

Frome Peace in Our NameFreedom of Speech on Palestine - A step towards peacePeace in Our Name 2 Jun 2016 — We're delighted to say that Leanne's powerful speech has been added back to the Speak Out Challenge website, LINK:We received over...
by wembleymatters on Jun 2, 2016

Arab League chief slams Israel as bastion of 'fascism, discrimination'

Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil el-Araby (© AP)The head of the largest Arab grouping has described Israel as a den of “fascism and racial discrimination” after Tel Aviv rejected a new initiative to resolve its conflict with...

Speak Out award for Palestinian schoolgirl: Birds not Bombs

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by wembleymatters on May 28, 2016

Israel environment minister quits ‘extremist’ cabinet

Israeli Environment Minister Avi GabbayThe Israeli environment minister has officially resigned in protest at the appointment of hawkish politician Avigdor Lieberman as the regime’s new minister for military affairs.Avi Gabbay said in a resignation...

Israeli academics promoting campaign to boycott Israel: Report

Palestinians walk past a sign painted on a wall calling to boycott Israeli products, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, June 5, 2015. (Photo by AFP)A new report has revealed the leading role played by top Israeli academics in promoting a growing int...

UN envoy urges global action to address Gaza plight

United Nations Middle East peace envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, speaks during a press conference in Gaza city on April 30, 2015. ©AFPA senior UN official has called for global action to address the plight of Palestinians in Gaza to prevent another “esc...

Israel puts 37 Palestinians under 'administrative detention'

Palestinian journalists run for cover from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces during a demonstration in support of Palestinian journalists on the occasion of the World Press Freedom day outside the compound of the Israeli-run Ofer prison in t...

Israeli warplanes bomb besieged Gaza Strip

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 5, 2016. (AFP)Israeli warplanes have launched two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged coastal sliver.  Accord...

Lieberman’s party agrees to join Israeli ruling coalition

Extremist Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman talks to the press in al-Quds (Jerusalem), May 23, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The party of extremist Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman will now join the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

New Israel cabinet threat to regional stability: PLO’s Erekat

Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's executive committee on May 4, 2016 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP photo)Senior Palestinian officials have l...

Israel rights group ends working with military

An image grab taken from a video released on March 24, 2016 by B’Tselem, an Israeli non-governmental rights organization, shows an Israeli soldier aiming his weapon before shooting a wounded and already-subdued Palestinian in the head, killing him.

Israel suspends handover of Palestinian bodies

File photo shows mourners carry the bodies of Palestinians during a funeral on February 23, 2016 in the occupied West Bank. (AFP photo)An Israeli minister has ordered his officials to suspend the handover of bodies of Palestinians killed by regime fo...

Palestinians spurn direct talks with Israel

This file photo shows Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah speaking to reporters in Ramallah.Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral "peace" initiative,...

Israeli forces kills Palestinian woman near Quds

Israeli troops stand guard close to the site of shooting near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on February 18, 2016. (AFP photo)A Palestinian woman has been shot and killed by Israeli troops in the occupied Palestinian territories with Israelis cla...

Israeli forces nab 10 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Palestinian fishermen fix nets on a boat as they start fishing off the coast of the Gaza Strip on April 3, 2016. (© AFP)Palestinian authorities say Israeli naval forces have nabbed ten fishermen after opening fire on several Palestinian fishing...

Saudi Arabia offers to change stance on Israel

Saudi King Salman (C), Crown Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz (3L), and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef (L) walk at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015. (Photo by AFP)Saudi Arabia and its allies have asked Israel to resume M...

Israel mulls legalizing execution of Palestinians

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and newly-appointed Minister of Military Affairs Avigdor LiebermanIsrael reportedly mulls legalizing execution of the Palestinians that the regime in Tel Aviv finds guilty of attacking Israelis.Accordi...

Israeli forces injure 78 Palestinians, detain 106 others in one week: UN

A Palestinian protester carries an injured fellow protester during clashes with Israeli forces outside the compound of the Israeli Ofer Prison near the central West Bank city of Beitunia, April 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The United Nations Office for th...

Project to clear mines from the site of Jesus' baptism

After reaching an agreement with all the Christian denominations, the British charity, the Halo Trust, has embarked on a project to clear mines and unexploded ordinance from one of the most sacred Christian sites in the world, where Jesus was baptize...
by The Archaeology News Network on May 20, 2016

The Commensurability Challenge

The below is from Radical Conflict: Essays on Violence, Intractability, and Communication. Edited by Andrew Smith. Lexington Books, 2016. The assumption that two groups are incommensurable, and locked in their culturally particular language, has some...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on May 16, 2016


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