+972 Magazine » Social TV http://972mag.com Independent commentary and news from Israel & Palestine Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:03:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Meet the Israeli and Palestinian groups waging peace http://972mag.com/meet-the-israeli-and-palestinian-groups-waging-peace/114047/ http://972mag.com/meet-the-israeli-and-palestinian-groups-waging-peace/114047/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:01:19 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=114047 Although the ongoing political stalemate has continued for years and peace seems like nothing more than a fantasy, joint Israeli and Palestinian initiatives seeking to put an end to the occupation and promote a political settlement remain undeterred.

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WATCH: Omitting the Palestinian history of Israel’s heritage http://972mag.com/watch-omitting-the-palestinian-history-of-israels-heritage/113836/ http://972mag.com/watch-omitting-the-palestinian-history-of-israels-heritage/113836/#comments Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:27:56 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=113836 In 2014 UNESCO declared Beit Guvrin and its Caves of Maresha, one of the most important places in the Kingdom of Judah during the time of the First Temple, World Heritage Site. UNESCO notes every era tied to the site including the Persian, Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine etc. However, the rich history of Palestinian life that existed at Beit Guvrin is completely omitted from UNESCO’s description.

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WATCH: Afraid to speak Arabic in public http://972mag.com/watch-afraid-to-speak-arabic-in-public/113660/ http://972mag.com/watch-afraid-to-speak-arabic-in-public/113660/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:57:21 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=113660 Public expressions of racism toward Palestinians are nothing new in Israel, but along with a rise in violence and the accompanying societal tensions, Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel have more and more to fear — of Israeli civilians and police alike. Social TV asked young Palestinians in Jaffa what scares them most these days.

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WATCH: The largest animal rights protest in Israel’s history http://972mag.com/watch-largest-animal-rights-protest-in-israels-history/113296/ http://972mag.com/watch-largest-animal-rights-protest-in-israels-history/113296/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:40:44 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=113296 Over 15,000 animal rights activists marched through the streets of Tel Aviv earlier this month to raise awareness over animal abuse in Israel. The rally, which ended in Rabin Square, was attended by several high-profile speakers who spoke to the crowd about the cruelty of animal testing and the meat industry.

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WATCH: Israelis demand an end to violence, the occupation http://972mag.com/watch-israelis-demand-an-end-to-violence-the-occupation/112703/ http://972mag.com/watch-israelis-demand-an-end-to-violence-the-occupation/112703/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:33:39 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=112703 Amid the most serious wave of violence Israelis have experienced in at least a decade, several hundred left-wing Israelis protested outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem this weekend, demanding an end to the occupation and the violence. A larger right-wing protest was scheduled to take place in the same location Tuesday night, calling for a harsher and more violent response to the wave of stabbing attacks.

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WATCH: Protesting budget discrimination for church schools in Israel http://972mag.com/watch-protesting-budget-discrimination-for-church-schools-in-israel/111921/ http://972mag.com/watch-protesting-budget-discrimination-for-church-schools-in-israel/111921/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:57:05 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=111921 Church-run schools serving over 30,000 Arab children in Israel have been on strike for weeks due to crippling budget cuts. Private Jewish schools receive far more funding. The church-run schools are considered among the best schools in the country and parents fear they could be forced to shut down.

Read more on the church school crisis:
Arab school strike highlights Israel’s discriminatory education policies

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WATCH: No to ‘settlements’ in Jaffa http://972mag.com/watch-no-to-settlements-in-jaffa/111843/ http://972mag.com/watch-no-to-settlements-in-jaffa/111843/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:41:51 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=111843 A developer wants to evict 12 Palestinian families in order to build a Jewish-only luxury housing project in Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood. Can we call it a settlement, or is it just gentrification?

Gentrification leaves one Jaffa family caged in their own home
Arabs and Jews come together to oppose gentrification in Jaffa
WATCH: Violent eviction of Palestinian family from Jaffa home

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WATCH: Protesting collective punishment in East Jerusalem http://972mag.com/watch-protesting-collective-punishment-in-east-jerusalem/111663/ http://972mag.com/watch-protesting-collective-punishment-in-east-jerusalem/111663/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:17:37 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=111663 Israeli police regularly shut down roads in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya following clashes there, in what amounts to collective punishment on the village’s entire population. That is the message residents had for police: we just want to live. Stop punishing us.

More on collective punishment in Issawiya:
Hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis protest collective punishment in East Jerusalem
WATCH: Police spray putrid water on Palestinian homes, schools

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WATCH: Supporting jailed conscientious objectors in Israel http://972mag.com/watch-supporting-jailed-conscientious-objectors-in-israel/111660/ http://972mag.com/watch-supporting-jailed-conscientious-objectors-in-israel/111660/#comments Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:26:57 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=111660 For decades, since the First Lebanon War, Israeli military objector group Yesh Gvul has been leading demonstrations in support of imprisoned conscientious objectors. Last month, the organization went to ‘Prison 4’ in Zrifin to support conscientious objector Ido Ramon, who has served some 100 days for refusing to take part in the occupation.

Social TV asks the activists what brings them to the demonstrations, what gives them the strength to keep returning for so many years, and what they have to say to enlistment-aged Israelis.

More on conscientious objectors:
Freed Israeli conscientious objector: They tried to break me
Israeli teens tell Netanyahu: We will not take part in occupation

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WATCH: Israeli, Palestinian women ‘fast for peace’ http://972mag.com/watch-israeli-palestinian-women-fast-for-peace/111049/ http://972mag.com/watch-israeli-palestinian-women-fast-for-peace/111049/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:50:38 +0000 http://972mag.com/?p=111049 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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