In West Bank, Jewish Settlers Recruit Nature to Their Mission – With the High Court’s Consent

Israel uses nature reserves as a way to keep Palestinians off their land while giving the green-light for Jewish settlers to build. This week, Israel’s High Court officially “rubber-stamped” this practice

مآسي المهاجرين عبر المتوسط في”بحر بلا شطآن” لتيسير بركات

ليس بحراً عادياً هذا، إنه بحر دون شطآن.. هنا لا تنتهي السباحة أو التجديف.. والغرق ممكن، كما فراق الأحبة. تمر طائرات مروحية فوق سطح البحر الممتلىء بالزبد، وتعتليه أجساد وقوارب هاربة من حروب دامية.. أوقات من الرهبة لا تخلو من لحظات حميمة مسروقة في بحر يحتل بقعة تفصل ما بين الشرق والغرب. 

في معرضه الفردي “بحر بلا شطآن”، يحوّل تيسير بركات أعماله إلى سجل بصري يوثق ما يواجهه المهاجرون الفارون من أوطان اشتعلت فيها الحروب وعمّها الدمار.. أوطان ضاقت ذرعاً بأهلها ولفظتهم خارجاً، فمضوا باحثين عن حياة كريمة عبر البحر.

Israeli army razes Palestinian home and school in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces destroyed a Palestinian home and the foundations of an elementary school in the occupied West Bank. After the destruction of the Rib’i family home, all their possessions were left in a pile outside. “Israel’s planning and building policy is designed to suffocate Palestinian development in their land.”

Israeli soldiers harass family who hung Palestinian flags on the fence of their home

“What’s your problem with our flag?” Israeli soldiers harassed the a-Tabib family in the occupied West Bank after they hung Palestinian flags on the fence of their home. Israeli soldiers snatched the flags and took them away.

Nearly 80 Jewish spiritual leaders and educators denounce the firing of Dr. JB Brager and call for their reinstatement

This powerful open letter condemning the firing of Dr. JB Brager was initiated by Rabbi Ariana Katz of Hineinu, the Baltimore Justice Shtiebl. The letter is signed by 78 Jewish spiritual leaders and educators from across the political spectrum, who share a belief that “it is irresponsible and dangerous to equate critiques of Israel as anti-Semitism.” We are proud that many of them are members of…