SELECTED NEWS OF THE DAY. . . .
US TO ANNOUNCE REJECTION OF PALESTINIAN RIGHT OF RETURN The United States Donald Trump administration will announce a suspension of funding to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and the rejection of the right of return for Palestinian refugees. ___According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the US administration is expected to announce its new policy early September, which would effectively cancel the right of return for Palestinians through several steps. More. . . Related. . . Related. . .
VIDEO: GAZA MOURNS CULTURAL CENTER DESTROYED BY ISRAEL More. . .
KHREISHA CALLS FOR EXPANDING GREAT MARCH OF RETURN PROTESTS Deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Hasan Khreisha on Sunday called for expanding the Great March of Return protests to include the occupied West Bank. ___In an interview with the PIC, Khreisha asked the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to lift the sanctions imposed on Gaza and treat the Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip equally. ___Khreisha called on the Palestinian Authority to boycott meetings with US officials and stop normalization and negotiations with the Israeli side as a protest step against the “Deal of the Century”. ___The Great March of Return was launched in Gaza on 30th March with five major camps set up along Gaza’s border with the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories. More. . .
COMMENTARY AND OPINION. . . .
ISRAEL, THE OCCUPATION IS AT THE CORE OF WHO YOU ARE Nadav Bigelman If Jewish leaders and activists are going to speak up against Israel’s recent anti-democratic trends, they cannot remain silent on what has been corrupting its democracy for decades. More. . .
NOTICES FROM ORGANIZATIONS. . . .
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. “TOGETHER WE RISE.” NATIONAL CONFERENCE in the Twin Cities, MN on September 28-30, 2018. Together We Rise will be a space for people to connect with and learn from others working in support of Palestinian rights. More. . .
Bright Stars of Bethlehem. ROOM FOR HOPE TEXAS FESTIVAL. OCTOBER 5-13. It’s finally here! Bright Stars is coming to Texas for a multi-city festival of Palestinian culture. After postponing last year’s festival due to Hurricane Katrina, we are thrilled to be in Texas this fall. More. . .