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As Violence Escalates In Israel, Parents Circle Becomes A Catalyst For Change

In its continued efforts to extend a hand of peace and reconciliation, the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization, Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF), on May 10 held a vigil against the violence which ignited in Jerusalem at the start of Ramadan and continues…

Palestine solidarity sweeps the US as Israel continues assault on Gaza

Hundreds gathered in Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland, Oregon with signs denouncing the violence that is now crushing the Gaza Strip’s over two million residents. At this storytelling rally, Palestinians — who are so often rendered invisible in discussions…

Gaza clashes: The human costs of the latest Israel-Palestine conflict

More than 200 people have died in Israel and the Gaza Strip over eight days of conflict between Israel and Hamas militants. The vast majority of those deaths were Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Despite calls for a…

52,000 displaced in Gaza due to Israeli aggression: UN agency

The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the Israeli regime’s ongoing onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip has left more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced and nearly 450 buildings destroyed or badly damaged in the…

After blocking UN statement for third time, Biden says he supports ceasefire

US President Joe Biden said he expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday, the same day his administration blocked for a third time a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s military response in Gaza…

On the violence in Israel and Palestine

Pressenza republishes here the text of the statement released by the Middle East Treaty Organization issued today. The latest violent conflict between Palestine and Israel further destabilises an already volatile region. The Middle East continues to face insecurity, instability and…

Women who Build the Future: Zohar Chamberlain Regev

Zohar Chamberlain Regev, who is Israeli, works as a volunteer at the Palestine Museum of Natural History, which is directed by Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh. The Museum’s motto is respect for oneself, respect for others and respect for ones’ environment, as…

Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence in the Holy City

The recent violence at the al-Aqsa mosque/Temple Mount area and in the Old City of Jerusalem has spiralled into something bigger and more dangerous. Clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters at the weekend have left hundreds injured. Tensions…

Gaza: Vicious new COVID-19 wave hits during Ramadan as vaccine doses trickle in

People in the Gaza Strip are coping with an alarming increase in reported COVID-19 cases, with more than 1000 new infections each day for the past couple of weeks. Almost all of Gaza has been currently declared as a red…

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

The growing visibility of queer Palestinians poses a challenge to Arab political parties that are exploiting homophobia ahead of the Israeli election, says attorney and activist Fady Khoury. By Edo Konrad The Palestinian LGBTQ community isn’t used to being at…

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