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WATCH: Israeli, Palestinian women 'fast for peace'

To mark the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza war, a group of Jewish and Palestinian women from the “Women Wage Peace” movement launched a “protest fast” in a tent outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. The women have been criticized for choosing to present themselves as part of a political movement. However, the group believes that one cannot talk about “peace” without occupation, and cannot demand peace negotiations without recognizing the right of another nation to live here.

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WATCH: How Palestinian land becomes an Israeli national park

Issawiya, a crowded Palestinian village situated on the slopes of Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus, is home to 23,000 people. The municipality is planning to build a national park atop land belonging to the village, rather than building schools and infrastructure that would benefit its residents. The Palestinian residents of the village aren’t taking the decision lying down.

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WATCH: Left, Right come together against arms exports to S. Sudan

As recently reported in +972 Magazine, Israel is exporting arms to South Sudan, despite an EU embargo and a decision in Washington to halt military aid. In Israel, activists from both sides of the political map are coming together to say ‘enough is enough.’

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WATCH: Do Israeli schools really need armed guards?

Social TV takes to the streets of Israel and asks people whether they think guns in schools are really necessary.

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WATCH: Two states, one homeland — a new configuration?

If you ask most people, you’ll find that the only two conceptions of how to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are either a one- or two-state solution. But what if there’s a third path? A recent conference explored that option.

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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.

Read more:
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.  

Related:
The road out of the occupation runs through the Nakba
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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