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WATCH: Should Arab and Jewish activists focus on joint action or dialogue?

While some anti-occupation and human rights groups choose dialogue as their means of pursuing peace, others say that joint action is the only way to avoid perpetuating the existing power structure.

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Co-existence vs. Co-resistance: A case against normalization
Alternative peace initiative comes under fire for ‘normalization’
Jews, Arabs march on Israeli checkpoint to demand an end to occupation




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WATCH: How Hebron went from integration to segregation

A tour of Hebron covers the history of the city, from its former incarnation as a space shared by Jews and Arabs to the massacres in 1929 and 1994, and from the Oslo Accords to segregation.

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How the 1929 Hebron massacre invigorated the Zionist movement
Special Coverage: The Goldstein massacre – 20 years of segregation in Hebron 
Richard Gere on segregation in Hebron: It’s exactly like the Old South




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WATCH: How does the conflict affect regular Israelis?

Israel Social TV hits the streets for an informal survey: How does the conflict affect your life? And what can be done about it?

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WATCH: Bereaved Palestinians and Israelis mark Women's Day

Israeli and Palestinian women commemorated International Women’s Day last week by destroying a mockup separation wall in the West Bank city of Beit Jala. The event, put on by the Bereaved Families Forum, included a vigil in memory of those who have lost their lives in the conflict. Among the speakers were Suha Abu Khdeir, the mother of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped and burned alive by three Israelis in July 2014.

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WATCH: Marking 50 years of occupation — in the Knesset

Elected officials and representatives of civil society in Israel mark 50 years of Israel’s occupation, discussing what it would take to end the occupation — and more importantly, what perpetuates it.

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WATCH: What is Israel really doing for LGBTQ rights?

Much fanfare accompanies the Knesset’s annual LGBTQ rights day. But this year, as last year, the event coincided with a raft of LGBTQ rights legislation being shot down.

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Why the struggle for LGBT rights in Israel is far from over
Why I interrupted a pro-army LGBTQ event in Tel Aviv
Increasing homophobia mars Knesset LGBT day




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WATCH: Conscientious objector on why she refuses to join the IDF

Atalya Ben-Abba, 19, recently refused to join the Israeli army on moral grounds and, like others before her, was sentenced to jail. Here, she talks about her reasons for conscientious objection.

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My sister is refusing to join the IDF — and I couldn’t be prouder
Israeli army jails two conscientious objectors for fourth time
Israeli conscientious objector released from military prison after 160 days




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WATCH: African refugees rally against Israel's deportation policy

With Israel’s Supreme Court set to rule on Israel’s policy of deporting African asylum seekers to countries where they face danger and even death, hundreds of refugees gather in Jerusalem to demand their right to protection.

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What will happen to Eritrean asylum seekers after Israel deports them?
Despite dangers, Israel sending asylum seekers to home countries



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WATCH: Palestinians and Israelis fight land West Bank land grab

Several weeks ago, Israeli activists tried to reach the Palestinian village of Izbat Tabib to take part in protests against land confiscations. The Israeli army had decided to uproot hundreds of Palestinian olive trees in order to build a settler road. Soldiers would not let the activists’ bus pass through the checkpoint, declaring the area a closed military zone.

But the activists eventually found a way to reach the village, helping the Palestinians place signs on trees marked for uprooting. That same evening the army raided Izbat Tabib. The next day, dozens of trees were pulled out of the ground.

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PHOTOS: Israeli authorities uproot olive trees to build settler-only road
WATCH: Soldiers prevent Palestinians, Israelis from protesting together



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WATCH: Struggling for human rights under the threat of demolitions

The people of Umm el-Kheir, a Palestinian village in the southern West Bank, live under the constant threat of demolitions carried out by Israeli forces, as well as harassment from the army and settlers. On International Human Rights Day, residents and activists spoke about the struggle to access basic rights under occupation.

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Home demolitions are organized state violence
Finding Sisyphus in the South Hebron Hills



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WATCH: Using tourism to fight racism in Israel

Earlier this year, the Coalition Against Racism led Israelis on a tour of the mixed city of Ramla. The tour took participants to Arab and Ethiopian neighborhoods, where along with two members of Knesset, they learned about the problems facing residents of minority and underprivileged areas. Can getting to know the Other really make a difference?

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One in every four Israelis experienced racism last year, poll finds
There is nothing ‘natural’ about police racism
The roots of anti-Mizrahi racism in Israel




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WATCH: How the state turned its Bedouin citizens into 'intruders'

Contrary to popular belief, Bedouin in Israel-Palestine haven’t been nomadic for centuries. And yet the government propagates this myth in order to sever their connection to the land and make easier to justify their perpetual dispossession. 

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How colonialism and climate change displace the Negev’s Bedouin
Bedouin town slated for destruction is true test for Israelis
The tragic resilience of Israel’s unrecognized Arab villages




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WATCH: Israeli tours teach about the Nakba

Some 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war that led to Israel’s establishment. One organization is taking Israelis to visit the ruins of the abandoned villages, to learn about the Palestinian ‘Nakba,’ or tragedy.

Read more about Nakba remembrance:
Turning entire Palestinian villages invisible
How we learned to forget the villages we destroyed
For Israelis, Palestinian refugees are a constant, lurking threat




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