Palestine Center Brief No. 340 (May 29, 2020) By Mohamed Mohamed On May 28, China’s parliament passed a national security law for Hong Kong that China claims will confront “secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference.” As someone who is not a China or Hong Kong observer, I cannot comment on the merits, or lack thereof, of this […]
In this virtual talk, Said Arikat and Dr. Osamah Khalil will discuss the history of the Nakba, which created the largest and longest-running refugee problem in the world. They will also discuss the present and future status of Palestine, especially in light of ongoing attempts by Israel and the US to suppress the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice, including through Israel’s imminent annexation of the West Bank, which would be illegal under international law.
“Palestine Legal recently published a report noting that the majority of suppression of Palestine advocacy in the US targets students and faculty. In particular, 89% of such incidents occurred on college campuses in 2014, and 74% in 2019.”
Throughout the world, countries are scrambling to treat people infected by the COVID-19 virus and to prevent it from spreading. But even a devastating global pandemic has not stopped Israel from doing what it does best: discriminate against Palestinians.
“Forty-four years ago today, the Israeli police shot six Palestinian citizens of Israel dead as they were protesting against the Israeli government’s expropriation of thousands of acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee. Since then, March 30 has been known as Land Day and is an important date in the Palestinian political calendar.”
“I phoned my mother to ask: ‘What were we doing during curfew times in the Intifada?’ My mother laughed, and replied: ‘We baked. A lot.’ Indeed, I remember our house in Ramallah being full of the aromas of all the different cakes.”
“Former Vice President Joe Biden may be the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primaries, but the race has already largely been shaped by another candidate: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders”