Post Tagged with: "Palestine"

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A Bay Ridge Rally in Support of Palestinians

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern May 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

A rally supporting the Palestinian people made its way through Bay Ridge on May 14, reports Bklyner.

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A Rabbi, an UWS Bookstore and a Kids’ Book on Palestine

Business, Jewish, Middle Eastern November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue wants Book Culture to rescind their support of “P is for Palestine,” a children’s alphabet book, writes West Side Rag.

Steven Salaita, Katherine Franke and Sarah Aly (l. to r.) listen to a question at an event on the silencing of critics of Israel within academia, at Brooklyn College, on November 20, 2014. (Photo by Matt Surrusco for Voices of NY)

Discussing Free Speech at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Voices' Picks November 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American scholar who lost a tenured job offer over tweets criticizing Israel, spoke at a panel discussion at Brooklyn College.

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Opinion: Organization Needed to Unite U.S. Arabs

Middle Eastern, Opinion, Politics, Religion December 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The PA and the PLO should establish a “Palestinian People’s Association,” similar to the World Zionist Organization, to bring together Palestinians in the U.S. and further the cause of Palestine, writes Sobhi Ghandour in a column in the Arab Voice.

Two Sides Clash in Times Square Over Gaza Conflict

Two Sides Clash in Times Square Over Gaza Conflict

Middle Eastern, Religion, Video November 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel demonstrators traded dueling chants in Times Square Sunday as the conflict in Gaza stirred strong emotions in the streets of New York, reported NYCity News Service.

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Jewish Leaders Weigh in on Romney’s Mideast Comments

Elections 2012, Politics September 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Romney’s comments that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace” has, according to the Jewish Week, been a “fact of life” for many Israelis. Jewish experts weigh in on whether Romney’s support for a hands-off approach would work.

in a lightweight bout during UFC on FX 4 at Revel Casino on June 22, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Fighting to Promote Peace

Middle Eastern, Sports July 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

A Palestinian-American rising star in the world of mixed martial arts is using his newfound celebrity to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, The Jewish Daily Forward reports. Ramsey Nijem hopes to change popular perceptions about Israel and Palestine.

From the Park51 Ruckus Comes a Mission for Interfaith Harmony

From the Park51 Ruckus Comes a Mission for Interfaith Harmony

Culture, In the News, Middle Eastern February 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

During the rancor and frayed tempers of last year’s Park51 Islamic community center controversy — during which some expressed opposition to an Islamic place of worship being placed a few blocks from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan — it was hard to imagine communal harmony as an outcome. And yetRead More

Rabbi arrested in UN protest

New York, Video September 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Rabbi Avi Weiss, spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute at Riverdale, was arrested Wednesday along with five others as they protested at the United Nations. Weiss, a militant supporter of Israel who has been arrested at least two dozen times in acts of civil disobedience, opposes the call for UNRead More