One place, two names

The dueling narriatives of Judea and Samaria, and the West Bank By Ryan Ariel Simon JERUSALEM (June 9)  – Yisrael Medad stands on a grassy hill, almost the tallest, save one shouldering the town yeshiva, affording almost a 360 degree view of the area surrounding Shiloh settlement. He was born in New York, but now considers … Continue reading

Success vindicates Bil’in protest organizers

BIL’IN, West Bank (June 17) – Despite the tears that filled Basel Mansour’s eyes from teargas and clothes soaked by sewage-smelling water sprayed by Israeli soldiers to disperse peaceful demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bil’in on Friday, the Palestinian peace activist said he emerged a victor.

West Bank mosque attacked by arsonists

Nearby Israeli settlers suspected By Ryan Ariel Simon Vandals torched the mosque in the Palestinian village of al Mughayyir early Tuesday morning, leaving Hebrew graffiti on an exterior wall, and burned prayer rugs inside. The attackers entered through a screen on a street level window, according to the mosque’s Imam. They then rolled a tire … Continue reading

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An English translation of Yoani Sánchez's blog Generación Y, from Havana, Cuba