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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: Police brutality in East Jerusalem mini-market

    All the Salman family wanted to do was sit in their grocery store and have a nice lunch. That all changed when police stormed the place, tasered one and arrested three. By Michael Salisbury-Coresh On Tuesday May 26, Israeli Police arrested a group of Palestinians without entry permits in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa. Two brothers from the Salman family, who own a mini-market in the middle of the neighborhood, saw the arrests on the other side of the road and continued arranging the store unimpeded. [tmwinpost] When the Salman family sat down to have lunch in their store at…

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  • When an entire IDF platoon takes over your roof — for a photo

    A two-minute video manages to perfectly capture the day-to-day banality of living under a military regime.  I was able to count 37 soldiers. At least 37. One after another, each with his own weapon and combat vest, they climb up to roof the Abu Haya family's home — located in the section of Hebron under direct Israeli military control. [tmwinpost] Why? It's unclear. They don't speak with the members of the family. Or rather, they don't explain. They simply utter things such as "close the door," and "turn off the camera," all while some of the soldiers are clearly enjoying…

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  • WATCH: IDF soldiers threaten Palestinian child with false arrest

    Israeli soldiers have been filmed harassing the boy's family in recent weeks, using their home as a photo set, raiding it for no apparent reason. Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian city of Hebron threatened to arrest a 14-year-old Palestinian boy simply for being in the vicinity of people throwing stones last month. [tmwinpost] In a video released by Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem in recent days, Israeli soldiers can be seen detaining the child, Maher Abu Haya, near his family home on April 6, 2015. In the video, the soldiers argue with the child’s father. At first the soldiers claim…

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  • [Vid] Wake-up Call: Meet Israel’s new government

    The ministers comprising Israel’s 34th government are the most right wing ever, almost entirely oppose the two-state solution, and have a rich history of legislative attacks on human rights organizations and democratic institutions. Ami Kaufman has a wake-up call for you.

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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…

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