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The Woman Refusing to Let Palestine's Farming Roots Die

Vivien Sansour founded The Palestinian Heirloom Library in hopes to revive plants threatened by occupation, climate change, and agribusiness.
Leila Ettachfini

The Significance of Rashida Tlaib Wearing a Palestinian Thobe

Rashida Tlaib's decision to wear a traditional Palestinian thobe to be sworn into Congress honors both her roots and her politics—and symbolizes a turning point for Palestinian representation in American politics.
Leila Ettachfini

Palestinian Rapper Makimakkuk Dreams of a Borderless Future

Makimakkuk a.k.a. Majdal Nijim makes emotive and uplifting music about the realities of life in the West Bank under Israeli occupation.
Sirin Kale

For Palestinian Kids, the Terror of Occupation Is a Daily Reality

For Palestinian children living in the West Bank, the threatening presence of Israeli soldiers and settlers serves as a constant reminder of the "continuous oppression and dispossession" of occupation.
Leila Ettachfini

Ahed Tamimi Is the Young, Defiant Voice of a Palestinian Generation

Amnesty International called her the "Rosa Parks of Palestine" after her arrest at the age of 16. But resisting Israeli military occupation comes at a cost.
Sabrina Faramarzi
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Trump Agrees to Agree with Whatever Solution Israel and Palestine Agree on

During a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, Trump gave a convoluted response to a question on whether or not he supports a two-state agreement solution.
Amanda Arnold

'I Had to Be the Voice of Women': The First Female Hijacker Shares Her Story

On August 29, 1969, 25-year-old Leila Khaled made her way into the cockpit of TWA Flight 870 and commandeered the plane on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. After that, she became known equally as an icon and a terrorist.
Leila Ettachfini

Why Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer in Palestine When Treatment Is Available

In Gaza, breast cancer kills more women in than any other form of cancer. But doctors say that dwindling chemotherapy supplies, Israel-imposed sanctions, and social stigma are preventing access to life-saving care.
Kat Lister

'We’re Fighting Two Fights Here': Being Gay and Palestinian in Israel

Khader Abu-Seif, subject of "Oriented," a new documentary about gay Palestinians in Tel Aviv, does not need a Jewish savior.
Matthew Schultz