DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

Witnessing Apartheid in Al-Khalil (Hebron) and Susya One Broken Camera (so far) Palbox Solidarity Through Filmmaking It is a Life of Desperation: Palestinian Refugees in Jordan **In PDF Format: ISM_News_V12 No 2 December

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It is a Life of Desperation: Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

Author: Claire Thaliana | Date: April 2015 Jabal al-Hussein refugee camp in Jordan.  Photo: C. Thaliana This message came from Umm Ahmed, a Palestinian grandmother who’s lived her whole life in the Jabal al-Hussein refugee camp in Jordan. She was recently able to visit her daughter in Palestine for the first time after seventeen years [&hellip

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Solidarity Through Filmmaking

Author: Daniel Roberts | Date: September 2015 Ahed struggling to pull her brother away from a soldier in their village of Nabi Saleh.  Photo: Bilal Tamimi Earlier this year I went to Palestine for my second stint as a volunteer with ISM. When I made the crossing via the Allenby Bridge from Jordan I was taken out of [&hellip

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Our solidarity community is growing and has made much positive progress over the years like the rise of the BDS campaign, an increase in campus activism and the increased visibility of Palestinian voices in the media. But we can’t can’t overlook the Palestinian economy which has been strangled and blockaded just like Palestinian lives and property. [&hellip

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One Broken Camera (so far)

In February, 2008, our ISM chapter in Northern California received a request to buy a new camera for Emad Burnat in Bil’in, on the Palestinian West Bank.  Our donors responded, and that became the second of Emad’s Five Broken Cameras, the film that was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011. In the report by [&hellip

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Witnessing Apartheid in Al-Khalil (Hebron) and Susya

Author: Simon Marshall | Date: October 2015 A demonstration in Susya over Israeli plans to evict and demolish the entire village.  Photo: Jesse Locke My name is Simon. This past spring I spent six weeks as a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine. I had never been to Palestine or the region before. [&hellip

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