Citizen witnesses Rich Forer and Curtis Sollohub, back from recent trips to Israel/ Palestine, provide testimony and answer questions on their experiences to a panel of citizen questioners and an assembled audience in Albuquerque, NM. Sponsored by American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights
Just months after the 2008/9 Israeli assault that killed 1,390 Palestinians, filmmaker Jen Marlowe visited Gaza. Among dozens of painful stories she heard, one family stood out. She spent several days with Kamal and Wafaa Awajah, playing with their children, sleeping in the tent they were living in, and filming their story.
Wafaa described the execution of their son, Ibrahim. As she spoke, her children played on the rubble of their destroyed home. Kamal talked about struggling to help his kids heal from trauma.
Palestinians in Gaza are depicted either as violent terrorists or as helpless victims. The Awajah family challenges both portrayals. Through one family’s story, the larger tragedy of Gaza is exposed, and the courage and resilience of its people shines through.
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The Jewish National Fund, an Israeli quasi-governmental organization, is working with the extremist, anti-Semitic evangelical broadcasting network GOD TV to plant a forest directly on top of Al-Arakib, a Bedouin village in Israel's Negev desert. Israeli forces have destroyed Al-Arakib 8 times but its people remain steadfast, fighting to preserve their way of life against a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing. Video features footage shot by Max Blumenthal of the third destruction of Al-Arakib. For more info, go here:
Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to force Israel to uphold international law and universal human rights.