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The media's role in shaping Jewish-Israeli attitudes toward Arabs

Whenever members of the Israeli government make outrageous statements or accusations against the Arab or Palestinian population, they are rarely challenged by the press that broadcasts those allegations into homes. The  Knesset, Israel’s parliament, recently held a conference on the media’s role in perpetuating incitement against Arabs in the country.

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What do Palestinians think of the Green Line?

In the last episode, Rami Younis explored how the Green Line has been effectively erased from the Israeli education system and what that means for the next generation of Israelis. Now he sets out to hear what the Green Lines means for Palestinians.

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Who's afraid of the Green Line?

The Green Line, the boundary between Israel and the Palestinian territories recognized by most of the world, has been all but erased by the Israeli education system. Rami Younis, also of +972 Magazine, talks to educators about how it happened, and what it means.

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Meet the Palestinian youth planning their return

A group of young Palestinian citizens from the northern city of Umm al-Fahm, descendants of families displaced in 1948 of their villages, meets every week to discuss identity, national oppression, and the Nakba. As part of the ‘Odna’ project — return in Arabic — the teenagers focus on planning of the return of the Palestinian refugees.

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WATCH: What do regular Israelis think of the Green Line?

What is the Green Line, and what does it symbolize for regular Israelis? Has the Green Line been forgotten in society’s consciousness? We hit the streets of Tel Aviv to hear what regular Israelis think of the Green Line. Some of their answers might surprise you.

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She dreamed of being an IDF pilot — now she's refusing to enlist

As a child, Noa Gur Golan dreamed of being a pilot in the Israeli Air Force. But as she got older and became exposed to the occupation and the siege on Gaza, she decided to ditch her dream and refuse to serve in the army. Now she speaks about the support of her family, her pacifist views, and why she would rather sit in jail than be released on medical grounds.

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What would happen if Palestinian refugees could return?

One of the biggest remaining gaps between the Israeli and Palestinian positions has always been the fate of Palestinian refugees, millions of whom live in refugee camps across the region. So what happens when regular Palestinians and Israelis get together to talk about the fate of the refugees — in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square?

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The untold story of the Palestinian refugees who managed to return

As opposed to the hundreds of Palestinian villages whose residents were expelled in 1948 and were not permitted to return, the residents of Wadi Fukin managed to come back — under the nose of the Israeli radar. And yet, despite the joy over being able to return, the villagers are still living under a regime of occupation and discrimination, surrounded on all four sides by settlements. 

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WATCH: Hundreds of Israelis protest government corruption

At the beginning of June, hundreds of Israelis gathered in Petah Tikva to protest against the slow progress on investigations into government corruption, particularly the scandals surrounding Netanyahu, as well as against threats to freedom of expression.

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Civil society groups join forces to protect freedom of speech
Netanyahu scandal exposes corruption in the Israeli press



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WATCH: Ethiopian-Israelis take struggle to the corridors of power

Two years have passed since Ethiopian-Israelis took the streets to protest police brutality and widespread inequality. Now they are bringing their struggle to the Knesset, which recently marked a ‘Day for Equality for Ethiopian Immigrants.’ Members of Knesset, government officials, and social activists joined together to discuss discrimination in housing, budget allocation, higher education, and more. But will be enough to bring about the necessary change?

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WATCH: How Israel discriminates against its Bedouin citizens

From suffering home demolitions to persistent demonization in the media, Israel’s Bedouin citizens are frequently the targets of the very attitudes they’re accused of.

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Israel Supreme Court: Bedouin have no indigenous rights
Bedouin town slated for destruction is true test for Israelis



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WATCH: African asylum seekers, Israelis stage play at detention center

For the second time, a group of African asylum seekers and Israelis put on the ‘Holot Theater’ — a staged performance at the Holot detention center in southern Israel, where thousands of asylum seekers are being held without trial.

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PHOTOS: Asylum seeker theater troupe re-imagines life in Israel
Photo diary: Inside ‘Holot’ detention center for asylum seekers



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WATCH: Human rights film festival held in Israel amid censorship fears

The Solidarity Human Rights Festival, which screens films focused on human rights and activism, recently took place in Tel Aviv. It was held amid increasing concerns around censorship of culture and the arts.

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The cultural terrorism of Miri Regev
For Palestinian artists, freedom of speech is anything but guaranteed



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