palestine

Destruction in Gaza City, after Israeli shelling and air strikes during the war last summer. (Photo from REUTERS / Mohammed Salem)

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Perspectives from Seattle on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and the new laws intended to suppress it.

Fethya Ibrahim, a junior at UW, participates in a die-in on Red Square representing the depopulated Palestinian village Hadatha. Ibrahim was among fifty-some individuals who protested an Israeli celebration of the 1948 Palestinian exodus. (Photo by Aditya Ganapathiraju)

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Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.

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The Israel Supreme Court has upheld a decision favoring the Israeli army in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie, who died in 2003.

Protesters carry a wounded teenager to a waiting stretcher after a protest in Hebron devolved into clashes between stone throwers and Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Tom James)

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While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.

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Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.

Campers at Kids4Peace in Mount Vernon play piano together. (Photo by Deborah Espinosa)

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As missiles and airstrikes fill this summer’s news out of Israel and Gaza, a group of 35 American and Middle Eastern youth of different faiths gathered at a summer camp to train as the next generation of peacemakers.

Israeli soldiers patrol a Palestinian protest in Hebron earlier this month. (Photo by Thomas James)

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A former Israeli soldier who now studies conflict resolution in Seattle argues that Israel's only hope for peace is to move past collective trauma and military tactics

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For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.

Demonstration for Gaza in Coimbatore, India. (Photo by Welfare Party via Flickr)

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As a Palestinian living in the U.S., and as a human watching yet another massacre occur within miles of my place of birth, I can’t help but feel paralyzed, powerless and most frustratingly, helpless.

Buying bread in Gaza. (Photo by Karin Huster)

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In 2013 I traveled to Gaza to work at Al Shifa, the main hospital. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced crossing the border into Gaza, and then spending time there.

A mural of Angela Davis at the Abode of Chaos Museum in France. (Photo by Thierry Ehrmann)

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This Saturday, April 19, at Evergreen State College in Olympia, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is hosting Peace Works 2014, a...

Sam Hassan gathers players from all the teams competing in the upcoming All Nations Cup Tuesday at Shoreline Stadium. Based on the World Cup of soccer, the tournament brings together local athletes of different nationalities for a two-week tournament. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

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Seattle's own "mini World Cup" puts the Northwest's global diversity on display. “Have you ever heard of the kingdom of Champa?” asks Sam Hassan. “Have...

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Too many weeks ago, I was invited to Janne Abullarade's home for a super duper special treat: homemade baklava. Janne was born in El Salvador...

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Babies accidentally switched at birth. From Mark Twain to the ABC Family Monday night lineup, it's a familiar plot device – and a usually a pretty...

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Israeli peace activist Miko Peled is in Seattle this week to give a presentation called "Beyond the Zionist Paradigm: New Hope for Israel/Palestine." I saw...

East Africa volunteer

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Every year, more young westerners are traveling to places like Africa, India, and South America in search of meaningful volunteer experiences. And why not? There's...

Cairo

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I can't stop thinking about an article I read a couple weeks ago. Why Do They Hate Us: The real war on women in the...

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Seattle is a veritable technology hub. It's home to two of the biggest tech companies on the planet, Microsoft and Amazon. Hundreds of geeks are...