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Israel Kills People Like Me, Israel Exploits Queers Like Me

Israel Kills People Like Me, Israel Exploits Queers Like Me

Posted by Leil-Zahra on 12/29/14 * In response to a full-page ad running this week in The New York Times funded by Rabbi Shmuley, Stand with Us, and This World (Shmuley’s own); featuring political campaigner Rennick Remely. My name is Leil-Zahra Mortada. I’m an Arab Queer person. And I support justice. If I lived in Gaza or “Israel’s neighboring states”, I would be thrown in jail, mutilated or killed. I have a higher chance of getting mutilated or killed by an Israeli war than getting jailed for my homosexuality by an Arab or Islamist regime.

SOAS call for BDS Academic Boycott

Published on Feb 12, 2015 On February 23rd - 27th, 2015 SOAS will vote in a school-wide referendum on the BDS call for the Academic Boycott of Israeli Institutions. Join the Movement & VOTE YES in the Referendum!
Israel Kills People Like Me, Israel Exploits Queers Like Me

Israel Kills People Like Me, Israel Exploits Queers Like Me

Posted by Leil-Zahra on 12/29/14 • Categorized as English * In response to a full-page ad running this week in The New York Times funded by Rabbi Shmuley, Stand with Us, and This World (Shmuley’s own); featuring political campaigner Rennick Remely. My name is Leil-Zahra Mortada. I’m an Arab Queer person. And I support justice. If I lived in Gaza or “Israel’s neighboring states”, I would be thrown in jail, mutilated or killed.
Egypt’s Long History of Activist Artists

Egypt’s Long History of Activist Artists

Abdul Hadi El Gazzar’s - The Theatre of Life and Hunger (1952) (Courtesy of The AMCA Project's Pinterest Account) By: Sultan Al Qassemi 31 October 2014 Egyptian artists were deeply involved in spearheading, capturing, and influencing the January 2011 uprising. In fact, the artistic community lost one of its own when 32-year-old Ahmed Bassiouny died in the early days of the uprising while taking part in the protests. For four days, the contemporary digital artist and experimental musician documented the protests in videos, which were then posted online each evening.
As the Arabs see the Jews

As the Arabs see the Jews

A fascinating declaration made in November 1947 by the late King Abdullah bin al-Hussein on the issue of Palestine. With thanks to Farhad Diba "As the Arabs see the Jews" His Majesty King Abdullah, The American Magazine November, 1947 Summary This fascinating essay, written by King Hussein’s grandfather King Abdullah, appeared in the United States six months before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In the article, King Abdullah disputes the mistaken view that Arab opposition to Zionism (and later the state of Israel) is because of longstanding religious or ethnic hatred.
Middle East Studies Scholars and Librarians Call for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Middle East Studies Scholars and Librarians Call for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

by Jadaliyya Reports Aug 06 2014 [The following letter calling on scholars and librarians within Middle East studies to boycott Israeli academic institutions was submitted in the name of the below signatories to Jadaliyya on 6 August 2014.] We, the undersigned scholars and librarians working on the Middle East, hold that silence about the latest humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel’s new military assault on the Gaza Strip—the third and most devastating in six years—constitutes complicity.
Breaking the last taboo - Gaza and the threat of world war

Breaking the last taboo - Gaza and the threat of world war

by John Pilger 11 September 2014 Editor's note: The following article is adapted from John Pilger's Edward Said Memorial Lecture, delivered in Adelaide, Australia, on 11 September 2014. "There is a taboo," said the visionary Edward Said, "on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free." For many people, the truth is out now.
Drying Palestine: Israel’s Systemic Water War

Drying Palestine: Israel’s Systemic Water War

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief 4 September 2014 Overview The targeting of Palestinian water infrastructure is a systemic and two-pronged Israeli policy to prevent the existence of sustainable Palestinian communities. In this policy brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Member and environmental researcher Muna Dajani builds on the evidence of Israel’s targeting of water infrastructure and shows how the policy is not only preventing economic growth but is also driving Palestinians off their land. She looks at the resulting commodification of water and cautions that the process is changing traditional patterns of community water management and could forever change the shape of Palestinian society.
The Root Cause of the Never-Ending Conflict in Palestine; and How to Fix It

The Root Cause of the Never-Ending Conflict in Palestine; and How to Fix It

4 August 2014 Peter Cohen Sociologist; Jewish World War II Survivor Editor's note: The author is a retired sociologist from the University of Amsterdam and a Jewish-Dutch World War II survivor. He does not consider the latter relevant to his view on this topic, but we found it pertinent to include. "Anti-Zionism, in fact, is the form that much of today's anti­-Semitism takes." ~ Alvin Rosenfeld1 The view that Jews are a nation is the primary belief underlying Zionism.
Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July (2014)

Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July (2014)

For updates, consult http://www.imemc.org/article/68429 Tuesday September 02, 2014 10:00 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News  This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1598 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2137. Woman who lost her family (image by Amnesty International) We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 2137, been killed.