Citizens of Palestine, under either Hamas or Fatah rule, enjoy neither natural nor legal rights. They are not allowed to air out their opinions.
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The Trump administration has cut funding to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, calling the organization “irredeemably flawed.”
From my perspective, it seems Israel should go all in for the two state agreement followed up with humanitarian aid for Palestine. Israel may even gain some friends in the process.
While I was in Cadiz, Spain, I attended an event at the Universidad de Málaga, where there was a showing of the film Existir Es Resistir and I interviewed activist Ahmad Jaradat from Hebron, West Bank.
This is the third of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Palestine’s Gaza. This article covers the flotilla’s time in the Spanish city of Cádiz.
There was not as much support in Cascais as there was in the Flotilla’s previous stops in Gijon and in Cadiz. The security at the marina told the Flotilla and activists to not have cameras in the marina area.
This is the first of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Gaza. The photo essay and videos in this article are from the time I arrived at the Flotilla.
Embassy move is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald Trump
A panel discussion about the prospects for establishing some form of Palestinian statehood in 2018 and beyond
Trump’s move, one of the most ill-considered US actions in the Middle East for a generation is just the latest iteration of a dynamic between a horribly unqualified president and the millstone of poison ideologies which will grind the region into dust.