Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn

Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, best known for his role as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, translated an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ad that blamed Palestinians for Israel’s mass slaughter of Gazan children. The ad featured and endorsed a statement from the former...

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Tantura

Tantura

“Tantura” is a documentary by Israeli director Alon Schwarz which examines why it is taboo to discuss the Nakba in Israel. Tantura is the name of a Palestinian village in which, one week after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, Jewish forces massacred more...

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1948 Nakba War of Independence

1948 Nakba War of Independence

Testimonies and classified documents about Israel’s atrocities from the 1948 Nakba/War of Independence, including previously obscured massacres, are beginning to be revealed despite attempts to conceal them. While Israel’s Malmab unit (Hebrew acronym which stands for...

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British Soldiers Arrest Palestinians

British Soldiers Arrest Palestinians

In the early 1900s, Palestine experienced waves of Jewish migration and colony-building, including the founding of Tel Aviv in 1909 and the creation of the Haganah (the Jewish paramilitary organization) in 1920. On August 15, 1929, Zionist groups organized a great...

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The History of Arab Erasure

The History of Arab Erasure

Noga Kadman’s book Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 uses official archives, kibbutz publications, and field research to reconstruct the history of Arab erasure in 418 depopulated villages. In an interview...

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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long...

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Little Town of Bethlehem

Little Town of Bethlehem

An inspiring true story of three men--an Israeli Jew, a Palestinian Muslim, and a Palestinian Christian--in a land gripped by fear, hatred, and division. Expected to be enemies, they instead strive together to end the cycle of violence. The film examines the struggle...

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Jerusalem: An East Side Story

Jerusalem: An East Side Story

In 1948, the western part of the Jerusalem fell under Israeli control, and in 1967, the eastern part fell under Israeli occupation. Since then, Israel has pursued a policy of Judaizing the city, aiming to achieve "Jewish demographic superiority." Part of this policy...

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Stefan Moore

Stefan Moore

A self-described “secular Jew,” documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore wrote about the troubled history of creating the Jewish state for Consortium News. He argues for a shift from fighting for a two-state solution toward a “democratic secular state accommodating both...

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Zionism in Israel

Zionism in Israel

Howard Lisnoff wrote about “The Long View of Palestine, Israel and War” in a piece for Counter Punch. In the article, he reflects on the history of Zionism in Israel and the dehumanization of Palestinians. He aptly points out that critiquing Zionism and occupation...

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