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  • Israel is systematically revoking Arabs' citizenship. Don't act surprised

    Hundreds if not thousands of Bedouin are having their citizenship revoked seemingly for no reason, according to 'Haaretz.' Shocking as it may be, it's not surprising. Citizenship has never provided non-Jewish Israelis with the same security it gives their Jewish compatriots. Imagine going to renew your passport or change your official address and after a few minutes of pattering on a keyboard without looking up to see the human being in front of him or her, a government clerk informs you that you are no longer a citizen of the only country you have ever known. The country of your…

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  • A tragically unexceptional story of life and death under occupation

    Three decades ago the Israeli military government canceled my sister-in-law’s Palestinian residency because she studied abroad for 'too long.' Now, Israel is denying her one last visit with her dying father. But my family will not allow her case, like thousands before it, to be buried in silence. By Sam Bahour If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? ~Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice My father-in-law, Mughira Barghouty, is dying. At age 91, his health…

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