Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.
people complain sooo much about social media and “twitter activism” completely ignoring that without social media the only way anyone would know whats going on is through media controlled by straight, white, capitalist men
Leila Khaled breaks down in tears after receiving a tile from her home back in Haifa.
A place she and 5 million other Palestinians are not able to return to.
so the interviewer goes to Israel, visits the home that Khaled grew up in and but can never return to, collects a tile and brings it back to her.
that is the reality of many Palestinians who still have their keys to their homes in hopes to return.
Palestinians still have keys to their homes that Israeli settlers sleep in.
This person who is Swedish is able to go Palestine, while Palestinians are confined and never allowed to visit their homes that were stolen from them.
And Americans, who are Jewish and have no heritage or ethnic ties to Palestine, can easily move to Palestine and get Israeli citizenship, but Palestinians can’t go back to their original homes.
Not just Americans, Jews from anywhere in the world regardless of their connection, even converts. All of them have the opportunity to become instant citizens. Meanwhile millions of Palestinians aren’t even allowed to visit.
A Palestinian man reacts after the body of his mother was removed from under the rubble of their house which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on August 4, 2014. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)
As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.