Right to Movement Palestine Marathon: A race for freedom

This article was originally published August 2016 in Palestine in America’s second annual print issue. Team Palestine for Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) opened up its 2016 running season in Bethlehem, Palestine on April 1 when fifty-five international runners, including participants from Hong Kong, Italy, Costa Rica, Jordan, and the United States and traveled to Palestine to…

Arab American Action Network’s long standing history of serving Palestinians

This article was originally published August 2016 in Palestine in America’s second annual print issue. When visiting the southwest side of Chicago—specifically 63rd Street and Kedzie Avenue—observers will see a currency exchange, a family-owned electronic store, and an impressive array of Mexican restaurants. What they probably won’t notice, however, is a 40-year-old Arab gem, the Arab American…

From Ferguson to Palestine: The Resurgence of Black-Palestinian Solidarity

This article was originally published August 2016 in Palestine in America’s second annual print issue. “When I See Them, I See Us” is the title and theme of the Black-Palestinian Solidarity video that came out last October. In the video, over 60 Black and Palestinian activists, artists and scholars present shared narratives of struggle and resilience between…

Activists will continue to build allies in D.C. no matter who takes White House

This article was originally published August 2016 in Palestine in America’s second annual print issue. Eighteen months ago in the hotbed of deal-making and lobbying, a subtle shift started to occur in Palestine solidarity activism. Perhaps capitalizing on the rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as a somewhat ‘friendly’ atmosphere…

Rasmea Odeh’s Trial: Palestinian struggle is a feminist cause

This article was originally published August 2016 in Palestine in America’s second annual print issue. For the latest updates on Rasmea Odeh’s case, visit Justice4Rasmea.org or here. Rasmea Odeh is awaiting a court decision that will determine whether she will be granted a new trial. While this decision hinges on whether Judge Gershwin Drain can determine new…