A boy with his teddy bear sits on the ruins of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the Sheikh Ridvan neighborhood in Gaza City on May 19, 2021. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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US coalition calls on Biden to denounce Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian Rights groups

“A threat against the Palestinian human rights movement is a threat against movements for social justice everywhere,” nearly 300 U.S.-based civil society groups told Secretary of State Antony Blinken. by Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams Friday, October…

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The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published the photos of 67 children who were killed in Gaza in the recent 11-day bombardment campaign by the Israel Defense Forces. (Photo: Haaretz)
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Israeli newspaper publishes photos of all 67 Palestinian children killed in Gaza onslaught

‘This Is the Price of War’ “Conversations around Israel/Palestine are changing in Jewish communities across the globe,” said rabbi and author Abby Stein. “It’s about time.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, May 27, 2021  …

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Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the occupied Palestinian territory on May 17, 2021. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images)
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Nearly 30 Senate Dems call for immediate cease-fire as death toll from Israeli assault on Gaza tops 190

More than half of the Senate Democratic caucus said a cease-fire is urgently needed “to prevent any further loss of civilian life.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, May 17, 2021   A group of nearly…

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As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment

Israeli-arabs gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11. Oren Ziv/picture alliance via Getty ImagesJames L. Gelvin, University of California, Los…

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Smoke billows as an Israeli air bomb is dropped on the Jala Tower during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Israel's air force targeted the 11-floor Jala Tower housing Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television and the Associated Press news agency among many other media outlets. (Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP via Getty Images)
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Israeli bombs destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, others taken out

Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting. by Common Dreams staff Saturday, May…

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Demonstrators protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on June 3, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt)
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The rest of the world sees uprisings, not riots

The United States is paying the price for denying people what Malcolm X called “the right to be a human being.” by Reese Erlich Sunday June 7, 2020 One of Germany’s largest dailies ran the headline…

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The Elders issue scathing rebuke of Israel’s Trump-approved West Bank annexation plan

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only ever be solved by finding a solution that guarantees peace, security, rights, and dignity to both peoples. Unilaterally seizing territory and ignoring international law achieves precisely the…

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