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Oscars Race: ‘The Stranger’ Selected by Palestine as International Feature Candidate, Intramovies Takes Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Stranger,” a first feature by writer/director Ameer Fakher Eldin about a doctor going through an existential crisis in the occupied Golan Heights, has been selected as Palestine’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. Italy’s Intramovies has announced taking world rights to the pic shot on location which recently […]
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Awards, Global, Italy, Palestine, Oscars, Golan Heights, Intramovies, Best International Feature Film, Ameer Fakher Eldin, Zero to Hero

New US Trailer for Dramedy 'Gaza Mon Amour' Starring Hiam Abbass

"The guy clearly likes you." Goldwyn Films has revealed the official US trailer for an indie dramedy from Palestine titled Gaza Mon Amour, the second feature by filmmakers Tarzan & Arab Nasser. It premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival last year, and it was submitted as Palestine's Best International Film entry for the 93rd Academy Awards (that were already held this year). Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works at the market with her daughter Le...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Gaza, Palestine, Venice Film Festival, Indies, Leila, Issa, To Watch, Foreign Film, Hiam Abbass, Goldwyn, Siham, Tarzan Arab Nasser, Salim Dau Maisa Abd Elhadi George Iskandar

A luxury 2,700-year-old private toilet was discovered in Jerusalem, and researchers say it may have come complete with air fresheners

This photo provided by Israel Antiquities Authority shows a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem dating back more than 2,700 years. Yoli Schwartz/Israel Antiquities Authority via AP A "very rare" private toilet was discovered during an archaeological excavation in Jerusalem. The toilet cubicle may have come complete with air fresheners, the Israel Antiquities Authority says. Toilets such as these would have been a luxury reserved for the rich, according to researchers. A "very rare" 2,700-year...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Ap, David, Palestine, News UK, Archaeology, East Jerusalem, Toilets, Abraham, Isaac, Times of Israel

As world leaders gather at the UN, the violation of Palestinian rights must be on the agenda |

The UN played a crucial role in defeating South African apartheid – it is time to investigate Israel’s unequal regimeThis week, world leaders have gathered in New York for the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly, struggling to prove its continued relevance in a bruised world. The major themes so far have been the climate crisis, vaccinating the world against Covid-19 and the new regime in Afghanistan – and rightly so. But there is another issue that also demands our attention, wh...
Tags: New York, Israel, World news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Palestine, United Nations, Un, General Assembly, United Nations General Assembly, COVID

LAUSD teachers union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely

A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead. According to language in ...
Tags: Education, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Lausd, Seattle, Local News, Gaza Strip, Bds

LAUSD teachera union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely

A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead. According to language in ...
Tags: Education, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Lausd, Seattle, Local News, Gaza Strip, Bds

Sunday Submissions: FIYAH Literary Magazine – Palestine Special Issue

FIYAH Literary Magazine is calling for submissions for their Palestine Special Issue: They write: FIYAH Literary Magazine is excited to announce our open period for Palestinian Speculative Fiction writers. We’re reaching out to Palestinians based in Palestine or across the diaspora to share their speculative work with us in either Poetry or Short Story format. We’ll be featuring this work on our website beginning in November 2021 as well as providing an ebook including works by Pa...
Tags: Books, News, Submissions, Palestine, Solidarity, Farah, Fiyah Literary Magazine, Nadia Shammas

A New Wrinkle on Judicial Conduct Allegations

It seems the Tax Court of Canada added its own wrinkle to the complaints last year to the Canadian Judicial Council about Justice David Spiro’s intervention in the hiring of a new Director of the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (“the Program”). (See the The Globe and Mail (“The Globe”) stories about the Tax Court here and about Justice Spiro’s intervention here). A Faculty of Law hiring committee at the University of Toronto recommended the appointment of Dr. Valentina...
Tags: Law, Israel, United States, Palestine, Islam, Globe, University of Toronto, Trump, Palestine Israel, Canada Research Chair, Faculty, Spiro, Tax Court, Judicial Council, CJC, Canadian Judicial Council

The Morning Of 9/11: Fears Of A ‘Second Wave’ Of Attacks

(CBS Local)–Michael Morell was President George W. Bush’s daily intelligence briefer on September 11, 2001 and with the president the morning they learned of the attacks. Morell, who went on to serve as deputy director of the CIA from 2010 to 2013, and twice served as acting director during that period, appears in the CBS News Special, “Race Against Time: The CIA and 9/11,” which airs Friday, September 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and will be available to stream on the CBS News app and Paramount+ on S...
Tags: London, Obama, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, Cbs News, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, Israel, America, Iran, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Taliban

For #WorldKidLit Month: 10 Tips for Purchasing Arabic Children’s Literature for Libraries

On Tuesdays during #WorldKidLit Month, we aim to talk about literature for young readers in and translated from Arabic. For this first librarian-focused installment, we asked a leading Swedish librarian to give advice for other librarians around the world looking to build their collections in Arabic: Back in 2018, Risberg said in an interview with Publishing Perspectives that her library already had 2000 Arabic books for children and young readers. After all, Arabic is now the second-most use...
Tags: Books, Sweden, Interviews, Jerusalem, Syria, Gaza, Palestine, Libraries, Taher, Librarians, Damascus, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Noor, Mansour, Lina

Israel must not have a place at the African Union until it ends its occupation of Palestine

The AU Commission chairperson’s decision to accept the credentials of Israel’s ambassador to Ethiopia undermines the anti-colonial values that underpin the AU The post Israel must not have a place at the African Union until it ends its occupation of Palestine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Israel, Gaza, Palestine, West Bank, Ethiopia, Yasser Arafat, African Union, Openaccess, Nakba, Golan Heights, Organisation of African Unity, Palestine Liberation Organisation, AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Aleli Admasu

Yiddish and Arabic Overlap.

Alexander Jabbari at Newslines : Through modern Hebrew, Yiddish words occasionally find their way into Arabic. A notable example in Palestinian Arabic is balagan, meaning “chaos,” borrowed from Hebrew. […] While balagan came to Palestinian Arabic through Hebrew, the source of the Hebrew word was likely Yiddish. The word is ultimately from Persian bālākhāna, meaning “upper room” or “chamber.” It passed from Persian into Tatar or another Turkic language and from there entered Russian as balagan, ...
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Our art deals with real injustices, some in Palestine: no wonder we faced opposition « Forensic Architecture

Our battle to restore a statement to a Manchester exhibition was really about what can and can’t be said in cultural spacesOn Wednesday, protesters in Manchester reclaimed one of the city’s main cultural institutions. Despite the rain, pro-Palestine activists gathered in front of the closed doors of the Whitworth gallery, part of the University of Manchester. It was because of their persistent action, and 13,000 letters sent to the gallery, that part of our exhibition, a printed statement titled...
Tags: Art, UK, Israel, UK News, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Art and design, Palestine, Manchester, University of Manchester, Whitworth, UKLFI

Sahar Khalifeh: ‘I Am A Committed Writer, Or Maybe I Am An Obsessed Writer’

Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh — whose historical novels often center women’s experiences — talks, this Women in Translation Month, about the intersections of her life and writing: By Tugrul Mende Sahar Khalifeh published her first novel in 1974, at age 33. That first novel was serialized and turned into a radio program, and she continued to publish prolifically through the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s. Wild Thorns, her second novel, was the first to appear in English translation, in 1...
Tags: Books, Interviews, Palestine, Dostoevsky, Saha, Brothers Karamazov, Vietnam Korea, De Beauvoir, Marilyn Booth, Sawad Hussain, Tugrul Mende, Sahar Khalifeh, WITMonth, Women in Translation Month, Tugrul Mende Sahar Khalifeh, Latin America Japan Iran

Republicans are blocking a Muslim Biden nominee because an advocacy group he's associated with criticized Israel

Dilawar Syed speaks during a rally on March 14, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA. Eric Risberg/AP Biden nominated Dilawar Syed to serve in the No. 2 post at the Small Business Administration. The nomination has been held up due to his association with a Muslim advocacy group that criticized Israeli policies. Several religious advocacy groups, including Jewish groups, have denounced what they see as Islamophobia. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Republican senators have been...
Tags: Politics, White House, Politico, Israel, Religion, Trends, Joe Biden, Missouri, Idaho, Palestine, Muslim, Anti-semitism, Biden, Islamophobia, Bds, Palo Alto Ca

New Poetry: Samar Abdel Jaber’s ‘Four Years Without You’

Poet Zeina Hashem Beck wrote yesterday, on Twitter: “For #MahmoudDarwish ‘s death anniversary, I translated this moving poem by the lovely Samar, in convo with Darwish. May longing always surprise us. Written in 2012.” She also shares the translation here. Four Years Without You For Mahmoud Darwish By Samar Abdel Jaber Translated by Zeina Hashem Beck Perhaps you’re there now You watch what’s happening from afar, and with the silence of a god, decide to do nothing. ...
Tags: Books, Poetry, Palestine, Beirut, Penguin Books, Dar, Samar, Mount Carmel, Mahmoud Darwish, Madha, Darwish, Qattan Foundation, WITMonth, Palestinian poetry, Samar Abdel Jaber, Zeina Hashem Beck

Viewers respond as PSG’s Achraf Hakimi heavily targeted during French Super Cup in Israel

 Paris Saint-Germain summer signing Achraf Hakimi has been heavily targeted by the home crowd at the French Super Cup showpiece this evening. Xeka on target Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently locked in their first competitive fixture of the new campaign.After clinching glory in the Coupe de France last time out, the capital giants have been tasked with getting the better of Lille in the Trophee des Champions on Saturday night.As things stand, however, PSG have it all to do.With the likes of...
Tags: France, Israel, Tel Aviv, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Paris, Palestine, Mauricio Pochettino, Lille, Pochettino, Sergio Ramos, Psg, Keylor Navas, Ligue, Tel Aviv Israel

Lit & Found: Lyric Dispatches from Palestine

In case you have missed it, the special Baffler magazine section on poetry from Palestine, curated by Fady Joudah, continues to unspool: Eight poems by six different poets, all translated by Joudah, has appeared on the site, starting with Rawan Hussin’s “Dawn” on June 1, and most recently featuring Sheikha Hlewa’s “Nakba” on July 13. The poems are sharp and narrative, ranging from the clear-eyed gaze on the world around her of Ahlam Bsharat (“How I Kill Soldiers“) to the more metaphysical ...
Tags: Books, Palestine, Lit & Found, Abdelaal, Fady Joudah, Joudah, Rawan Hussin, Ahlam Bsharat

South Africa appalled that Israel given AU observer status

The international relations department has released a statement condemning the decision The post South Africa appalled that Israel given AU observer status appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Israel, South Africa, Palestine, National, African Union, Israel-palestine Conflict, Cyril Ramaphosa, African Union Commission, Top Six, Dirco, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Sheikh Jarrah, Aleli Admasu, Clayson Monyela

TIFF 2021 Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery Lineup Announced

The first wave of Toronto International Film Festival 2021 titles dropped last week, and now we have even more movies joining the festival. The titles announced today are part of the TIFF Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery lineup, and include new films from Jane Campion, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, Joachim Trier, and more – including a heavy dose of debut features from filmmakers on the rise. The Toronto International Film Festival is back this year for its 46th edition, and whi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Hbo, Usa, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Keira Knightley, Mexico, France, Russia, India, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles

Translator Hakan Özkan: Immigrant Translators in Germany ‘Don’t Get a Chance’

Hakan Özkan, who translates from Arabic into both Turkish and German — in addition to translating from Spanish and Greek — talks about the difficulties of translating with a non-German name, of the problems faced by Arab writers in Germany, and writers he’d like to see in German: By Leonie Rau Hakan Özkan is Senior Research Fellow for Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Münster/ Germany. He holds an MA in Oriental Studies, International Law and Indo-European languages from the ...
Tags: Translation, Books, Germany, Syria, Cologne, German, Middle East, Palestine, Bonn, Latin America, Provence, Ho, University of Cologne, Global South, Fatima Mernissi, Islamic Studies

From Cuba to Palestine, when revolutionaries end up as dictators, the people pay the price

The rise of authoritarian regimes of the left means progressives need to re-learn lessons about freedomWho betrayed the revolution? It’s a question exercising Cubans after last week’s harsh regime crackdown on street protesters marching for freedom. It’s also a conundrum for other erstwhile liberation movements now wielding power in places as far apart as South Africa, Nicaragua and Palestine. Too often, it seems, the new bosses behave little better than the old bosses they overthrew.Those on th...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, South Africa, Palestinian territories, Palestine, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Cuba, South Africa Nicaragua, Palestine Too, Brazil Belarus Russia

Trolls target Mark Zuckerberg's dog with anti-Semitic comments over image of pet wearing a yarmulke

Mark Zuckerberg's dog wearing a kippah and prayer shawl. Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an image of his dog wearing a yarmulke with the Star of David. The comments were filled with anti-Semitic memes and pro-Palestine messages. Zuckerberg has been more vocal about his Jewish faith in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg's dog was hit with anti-Semitic comments after the Facebook CEO posted a picture of the anim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Israel, Trends, UK News, David, Palestine, Anti-semitism, Jewish, Anti-semitic, Zuckerberg, American Jewish Committee, Facebook CEO, David The, Mark Zuckberg

A leap too far for the imagination

‘Baghdad Central’ lacks authenticity, like so many films about foreign lands made by foreigners The post A leap too far for the imagination appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Friday, Lebanon, Baghdad, The line, Corey Stoll, Bertie Carvel, Leem Lubany, Showmax, Waleed Zuaiter, Baghdad Central, Alice Troughton, Elliott Colla

LAUSD school board adopts resolution denouncing antisemitism

In the face of rising hate crimes both locally and nationally, the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, July 13, unanimously passed a resolution affirming the value of Jewish students, staff and families while denouncing antisemitism and anti-Israeli rhetoric. The resolution, which also calls on the district to update its curriculum and instructional materials related to Jewish history or culture and to provide more training to staff to respond to antisemitic speech and incidents, follow...
Tags: New York, Education, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Lausd, Local News, Jewish, Gaza Strip, Bds, The Board of Education

Israel is seizing cryptocurrency wallets from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has been using them to raise funds from donors worldwide

Hamas stages an anti-Israel rally in the northern Gaza Strip after a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. Ahmed Zakot/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Cryptocurrency wallets used by the military wing of Hamas are being seized by Israel. Israel's defence minister ordered security forces to seize 84 Hamas-controlled crypto wallets. Most deposits were found to be in tether and bitcoin, according to a tracking firm's analysis. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, Israel, Trends, Bitcoin, Gaza, Palestine, Hamas, Al Jazeera, Cryptocurrencies, Wall Street Journal, Gaza Strip, Israeli Defense Force, Israel Israel, Dogecoin, Gantz, Ben Weiss

Biden should look to his favorite peace deal to make progress with Israel and Palestine

A Gaza resident reacts after finding her home collapsed after a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, May 21, 2021. Mustafa Hassona/Getty Images For decades, world leaders have responded to the Israel-Palestine conflict with unsuccessful attempts at final status negotiations. After recent fighting, the situation requires an end to the 30-year fetishization of a peace process and a focus on peacebuilding. John Lyndon is the executive director at the Alliance for Middle East P...
Tags: Politics, UK, Opinion, Israel, US, Trends, United States, David Miliband, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, West Bank, Northern Ireland, Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas

What does it mean to be dead in trespasses and sins? (Ephesians 2:1)

Ephesians 2 is one of the most misunderstood and misapplied chapters of the Bible. This study provides a brief overview of how to understand Ephesians 2, and then takes a deeper look at Ephesians 2:1 as an introduction to the chapter. We also discuss a question from a reader about the problem of peace in the Middle East. Israel and the Palestinian Conflict I recently received this question from Aaron: Just listened to your recent podcast about Ephesians and with the comments as to the situatio...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Z, Peace, Racism, United States, Middle East, Palestine, Dead, Violence, Jesus, Hamas, Sin, John, Wall Street Journal, Jesus Christ

One Week Left for Eerdmans Jewish & Christian Studies Pre-Pub Discount

The 9-volume Eerdmans Jewish and Christian Studies Collection will be shipped a week from today, so this is your opportunity to get this excellent resource at a great price. All nine of the books included in this collection are excellent, but I want to point out two in particular: Atonement: Jewish and Christian Origins This collection of scholarly essays was borne out of a high-profile symposium on the topic of “Atonement” held at the University of St Andrews in 2018, when N...
Tags: Greece, Israel, Religion, Miscellaneous, Palestine, Oxford, Studies, Jesus, Christian, Jewish, University Of St Andrews, Don, Wright, St Andrews, Tom Wright, Jodi Magness

Greece accused of refugee ‘pushback’ after family avoid being forced off island

Story of Palestinians who hid on Samos to escape deportation to Turkey appears to be ‘proof’ that pushbacks continue, claim rights groupsOn 26 April Dimitris Choulis, an immigration lawyer based on the Greek island of Samos, opened his office door to find a family of four on his doorstep. Aisha*, 31, and her three children, all from Palestine.“She said ‘pushback,’” said Choulis, “and I understood what had happened.” These were the only people left on the island out of a group of asylum seekers w...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Law, World news, Turkey, Palestine, United Nations, Refugees, Global development, Migration And Development, Aisha, Samos, Dimitris Choulis, Choulis