Intersectionality and the mainstreaming of Palestine

Originally published in the third print issue of Palestine in America. Subscribe here  INTERSECTIONALITY AND THE MAINSTREAMING OF PALESTINE Princess Nokia did it. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did it. Queer filmmakers did it. A group of NFL players did it. Barcelona city council members did it. Even Sacramento, California transit officials did it.  In just the…

Meet the Palestinian American who is using comedy to unite America

Meet the Palestinian American who is using comedy to unite America     Originally published in Palestine in America’s third print issue. Subscribe for free here. The old adage that laughter is the best medicine has been well-proven throughout time–there have even been scientific studies to back up the claim. Comedy is not only a…

Abeer’s Revival

Originally published in the third print issue of Palestine in America. Subscribe here  A Palestinian-American Chicago chef emerges from the underground Abeer Najjar makes her bamia the way her mother did – her knife slicing through fresh okra, tomatoes sizzling in the pan. She grinds garlic with her grandfather’s mortar and pestle that her parents…

Irvine SJP appeals punishment for chanting at Israeli soldiers

This was published on August 31 on Palestine Legal’s blog Media contacts: Liz Jackson, media@palestinelegal.org, Palestine Legal Daniel Carnie, student participant and witness Today Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) filed an appeal against a University of California Irvine (UCI) decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting at a May 10 speaking event with…