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…

Palestinian artists rock stage at Palipalooza

Nearly 300 people attended Palestine in America’s second annual Palipalooza at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago last Thursday. Despite a short delay (sound troubles), attendees were able to celebrate the release of our third annual print issue while enjoying performances by Palestinians artists. We were able to host Chicago based poet Yara Daoud, rapper Safi…

See you soon, Rasmea

Rasmea Odeh has made a positive impact on my life, as she’s done for others like me. Resilience is a word commonly associated with one of the strongest women I’ve come to know, and that is exactly what Rasmea has instilled in me. You don’t have to search long or hard to find someone who…