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WATCH: The triple displacement of Umm el-Hiran

The Israeli military government moved the residents of Umm el-Hiran to their current location in the 1950s. Now, the government wants to force them out — in order to build a Jewish community on the ruins of their homes.

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WATCH: Jaffa's forgotten Arab oranges

Jaffa oranges, the pride of early 20th century Zionist settlers in Palestine, are largely thought to be an advent of Jewish industry. But drawings found under seven layers of paint on the walls of a 165-year-old building in Jaffa reveal a different side of history.

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[WATCH] Street Talk: Is Jerusalem divided or united?

Forty-eight years since Israel conquered East Jerusalem and declared the city unified, Social TV took to the streets of Tel Aviv to ask regular folks what they think. You might be surprised by what they had to say.

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Jerusalem Day brings tensions in divided city to the fore
How Jerusalem makes Palestinians disappear
Fighting occupation must not blind us from remembering the Nakba




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WATCH: The Nakba, from a feminist perspective

A monthly Social TV panel with Tammi Molad Hayo, Nahed Sakis, Dr. Safa Aburabia and Rawan Bisharat discusses the Nakba as it relates to women, militarism and peace.

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WATCH: 'Jaffa flotilla' marks destruction of Palestine's cultural capital

Dozens of Palestinians and Israeli Jews sailed along the coast last week to mark the destruction of Jaffa — the former political, cultural and economic capital of Palestine — during the 1948 War. Organized by the Israeli NGO Zochrot, which works to raise awareness of the Nakba and promote the right of return among Israeli Jews, the participants, which included Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi, listened to first-hand stories of the fear, expulsions and mass exodus of Palestinians from the city by the pre-state Zionist militias.  

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S. African Jews in Lubya: We’re here to acknowledge the Nakba



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WATCH: A report card for organized labor in Israel

Organized labor has seen a boost in Israel since the social protests of 2011. While companies’ profits have consistently risen, the real wages of workers have been static for nearly 15 years, explains Dr. Efraim Davidi.

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WATCH: What makes a city 'workable' for women?

Urban planning in Israel has been done by men for men. If the 51 percent stand up, said participants in a recent panel discussion on women and urbanism, it would make cities better for everyone. 

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WATCH: The Israelis who drive Palestinian kids to the hospital

Often times advanced medical care isn’t available in Palestine, and while the PA pays for many Palestinians to be treated in Israel, one crucial hurdle stands in the way of actually receiving treatment: getting from the checkpoint to the hospital. Social TV tags along with the Israelis who volunteer to drive Palestinian children to the hospital.

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Deconstructing Israel's culture of bereavement

Protesting against the appropriation of their sons’ death by the state, a group of bereaved families sets out to redefine their relationship with their fallen relatives, independently of nationalism.

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WATCH: The conflict starts in school

Documentary filmmaker Tamar Erde went to five Israeli and Palestinian schools to find out what role state education plays in shaping children’s notions about politics.



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WATCH: Jerusalem's extraterritorial neighborhood — Shuafat Camp

The Jerusalem Municipality and Israel Police provide no services to the walled-off neighborhood of Shuafat Refugee Camp, which is inside the city of Jerusalem. Camp residents discuss what they need.

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WATCH: Exposing procedures of police violence in Israel

Police in Israel recently began using a new type of sponge-tipped bullets that cause more extreme bodily harm, including the death of one teenager last year. Social TV interviews Atty. Anne Sucui of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), who explains that the Israel Police attempted to hide changes to its procedures from the public. So ACRI published the documents itself.

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‘Autopsy contradicts police, shows Palestinian teen was shot in head’
PHOTO: Activestills photographer shot in face with sponge-tipped bullet



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WATCH: The feminist struggle for peace in Israel-Palestine

No woman is free until all women are free. That is the essence of the feminist concept, ‘the personal is political.’ But can feminist discourse lodge itself into the political discourse, and not only on International Women’s Day? A special SocialTV feature on the practices of solidarity, non-violent struggle, striving for peace and ending the occupation.

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In Photos: Int’l Women’s Day in Israel-Palestine
Israeli, Palestinian women protest on both sides of Israeli checkpoint
50,000 Israelis show up at the wrong protest




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