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Alrowwad celebrates 20 years of arts and culture in Aida
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Alrowwad celebrates 20 years of arts and culture in Aida

The Association of Pioneers for Culture and Arts in Aida refugee camp celebrated 20 years of arts and culture classes with the opening of their new building Sunday night. Director General of Pioneers Association for Culture and Arts, Dr. Abdel-Fattah Abu Sorour, hailed the construction of the new building as the next step in Alrowwad’s...

Israeli court sentences human rights activist to six months in jail and a five year suspension
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Israeli court sentences human rights activist to six months in jail and a five year suspension

Israel’s Ofer military court on Monday has sentenced leading activist and head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), Munther Amira, after over three months of detention. Ghassan Amira, the activist’s brother, said that the court sentenced Munther Amira to six months in prison, a five-year suspension of action sentence, and a fine. The suspension...

Gazan women join protests to defy Israeli claim their place is at home
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Gazan women join protests to defy Israeli claim their place is at home

Gazan women ignore claims by Israeli army that protesting is against their femininity, turning up in their thousands for Great March of Return. An Israeli army spokesman recently warned Palestinian women to stay in the kitchen, rather than protest, saying their “femininity” demanded as much. Unsurprisingly, this archaic warning didn’t seem to have an effect...

Using new law, Israel moves to strip 12 Palestinians of East Jerusalem residency
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Using new law, Israel moves to strip 12 Palestinians of East Jerusalem residency

Israeli authorities are considering stripping 12 Palestinians of their permanent residency status in occupied East Jerusalem, in what would reportedly be the first use of recently adopted legislation. According to Haaretz, Interior Minister Arye Dery is weighing up the move, in light of the law passed two weeks ago, which grants him the authority to...

PLO Delegation on Abbas-Trump meeting
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PLO Delegation on Abbas-Trump meeting

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in New York this morning with his American counterpart, President Donald Trump, and their respective teams. In a statement, the head of the PLO General Delegation to the U.S., Ambassador Husam Zomlot, said, “the meeting was forward-looking, and the conversation was deep and frank between the two allies.” President Abbas...

Dr.Husam Zomlot addressed the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Dr.Husam Zomlot addressed the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ambassador Dr.Husam Zomlot addressed the Chicago Council on Global Affairs where he delved into recent developments in the strategy for peace and commitment to peaceful popular resistance. He used the #Jerusalem demonstrations as a prime example. One of the most important aspects of this visit is meeting the families from the Palestinian community in addition to visiting their institutions while...

Event Canceled A Bethlehem Christmas on the Hill
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Event Canceled A Bethlehem Christmas on the Hill

In light of the White House’s official remarks made this afternoon, (December 5, 2017) that President Trump will deliver a statement tomorrow, possibly announcing a different US policy on the status of Jerusalem, we greatly regret to inform you that the planned reception, ‘A Bethlehem Christmas on the Hill,’ tomorrow, December 6, 2017 will unfortunately...