British Capture and Occupation of Palestine

British Capture and Occupation of Palestine

In 1917, British troops captured Jerusalem after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. General Sir Edmund Allenby, by orders of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, read a Proclamation of Martial Law to the Palestinians. Featured photo: “Capture and occupation of...

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Israeli Checkpoint at Separation Wall

Israeli Checkpoint at Separation Wall

Israel decided to construct the Separation Barrier in 2002 following a series of Palestinian attacks. The barrier prevents West Bank Palestinians without permits from entering Israel. It also supports the illegal annexation of Palestinian land in the West Bank and has...

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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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Israel’s Military Occupation

Israel’s Military Occupation

Since Israel’s founding, Palestinians have fought for their legal right to return to their homes and for the freedom to live without the oppression of Israel’s military occupation. This pits Israel and its $22 billion-per-year military against Palestinian civilians,...

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Six-Day War of 1967, Palestinian Refugees

Six-Day War of 1967, Palestinian Refugees

During and following the Six-Day War of 1967, another wave of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their homes behind and become refugees. These photos show Palestinian refugees carrying their belongings on their backs while leaving their...

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American Activist Rachel Corrie

American Activist Rachel Corrie

Young American activist Rachel Corrie was standing between the home of a Palestinian family and a bulldozer in a nonviolent direct action to demand the end to Israel’s illegal policy home demolitions when an Israeli bulldozer crushed her to death in 2003. Her family...

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Conquering Land in 1967

Conquering Land in 1967

The 1967 Six-Day War: A War of Self-Defense? The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs describes the 1967 Six-Day War—in which Israel captured and occupied East Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and Sinai Peninsula—as “a war of self-defense” and a war in...

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Massacres of Palestinians in 1948

Massacres of Palestinians in 1948

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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Why War? The Formation of Israel in Palestine

Why War? The Formation of Israel in Palestine

Since October 7, 2023, the world has watched the government of Israel drop more than 6,000 bombs and launch more than 7,000 missiles into the territory of Gaza, causing damage the equivalent of 2 nuclear bombs. The military operation is in retaliation to a Hamas-led...

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A Burglary Motivated by Racism

A Burglary Motivated by Racism

Haaaretz journalists Gideon Levy and Alex Levac reported on a West Bank burglary case in 2020 in which a small Palestinian business was repeatedly burglarized by Jewish settlers. Was this burglary motivated by racism? Mohammed Mahmadi, 29, left his restaurant job in...

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Curt’s Hebron

Curt’s Hebron

Curtis Bell, President of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, spoke to the First Unitarian Church’s Department of Social Justice about his two months in Hebron and what he learned about the Palestinian experience under Israeli occupation. Video...

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Virginia Tech GPSS

Virginia Tech GPSS

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) at Virginia Tech passed a resolution in October 2021 demanding that the University’s administration enact an academic boycott of Israel and institutions “complicit in maintaining the Israeli occupation.” The...

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