- Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 5:42 PM (EST+7)
Chilean soccer team fined for Palestine-emblazoned uniforms
Chilean first division team Palestino have been fined for using shirt
numbers in which the figure one is designed to look like a map of
pre-1947 Palestine before the creation of Israel.
- Monday Aug. 19, 2013 6:17 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian's tip to Facebook goes unrewarded
A Palestinian who reported a security gap to Facebook has received no
reward from the company, complains the hacker from the West Bank village
- Saturday Aug. 17, 2013 5:19 PM (EST+7)
Palestinians wants Israel banned from soccer for barring delegates
Palestinian sports supremo Jibril Rajoub has threatened to call for
Israel's expulsion from FIFA after it initially denied officials entry
to the West Bank for a youth tournament on security grounds.
- Sunday Sept. 30, 2012 7:02 PM (EST+7)
REVIEW: Woman-centered art show tours West Bank
A remarkable show of art by and about Palestinian women is touring the West Bank, reviews the Electronic Intifada.
- Monday Aug. 13, 2012 8:32 AM (EST+7)
Palestinian-American combats stereotypes with comedy
Comedian Jennifer Jajeh uses a T-shirt that reads "I 'heart' Hamas" to
express her frustration at stereotypes about Palestinians prevalent in
the West, reports al-Arabiya.
- Tuesday April 24, 2012 0:10 AM (EST+7)
Shakespeare in Jericho echoes year of Arab strife
A Shakespearean drama depicting the downfall of a prideful medieval king
carried a modern-day message for a Palestinian audience that has
watched upheaval play out in the Middle East.
- Tuesday April 10, 2012 12:53 PM (EST+7)
VIEW: Graphic novel exposes conflict's dark humor
Comic book artist Guy Delisle sketches the daily ironies of the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a new graphic novel due out later this
- Sunday April 8, 2012 2:26 PM (EST+7)
Israel bars German writer Grass from visiting over poem
Israel declared Nobel Prize-winning German author Guenter Grass "persona non grata" on Sunday over a poem in which the former SS soldier described the Jewish state as a threat to world peace.
- Monday Jan. 23, 2012 1:09 PM (EST+7)
Intimate Bilin documentary competes at Sundance
A personal documentary from Bilin, "Five Broken Cameras", has already won two awards and is competing this week at the Sundance film festival, the New York Times reports.
- Monday Jan. 9, 2012 1:32 PM (EST+7)
Music made in Gaza despite the odds
Tens of children in Gaza study music for free, despite the inability to
leave the occupied territory and lack of access to musical instruments, reports The Independent.
- Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 1:50 PM (EST+7)
Circus school finds home in West Bank village
After years of lobbying and hard work, the Palestinian Circus School has
moved into its new home in Birzeit village, north of Ramallah.
- Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 12:49 PM (EST+7)
Arab cinema comes to Jaffa and Haifa
Through a new initiative, Palestinians in Haifa and Jaffa in Israel will
be able to view non-commercial Arab films and interact with their
directors, reports al-Akhbar.
- Monday Oct. 24, 2011 6:40 PM (EST+7)
BLOG: Jerusalem's arts find an audience, even if underground
blogger Omar Rahman reviews the final night of the al-Quds Underground
Festival, a response to the repression of the arts in the city.
- Sunday Sept. 11, 2011 11:37 AM (EST+7)
California museum cancels Gaza children's art exhibit
A children's museum in Oakland, California has canceled an exhibition of
art created by Gazan children after pressure, reports the San
- Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 11:23 AM (EST+7)
Shakespeare's Tempest comes to Bethlehem refugee camp
A London theater group acted out Shakespeare's Tempest for an engaged,
if rowdy, audience in Bethlehem's Aida refugee camp, the Independent reports.
- Saturday Sept. 3, 2011 10:00 AM (EST+7)
West Bank Banksy works 'harvested' for US gallery
Two pieces of graffiti art claimed to have been created by the elusive
artist Banksy in the West Bank have found their way to a swanky New York
gallery, where they are being sold for nearly half a million dollars
- Monday Aug. 29, 2011 11:57 PM (EST+7)
Rio cartoonist inspires Arab rebellions from afar
His cartoons are edgy, bold, and a thorn in the side of the Arab world's
tottering authoritarians -- a gift to protesters from the unlikely
setting of an apartment in beach-side Rio de Janeiro.
- Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011 3:12 PM (EST+7)
Ban on Palestinian show condemned as blow to freedom
A decision by the Palestinian prosecutor general to ban a comedy TV show
because of complaints from people targeted by its jokes jeopardizes
basic freedoms, the show's producer and broadcaster said on Wednesday.
- Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011 11:52 AM (EST+7)
Gazans enjoy makeshift leisure rides
Unable to leave the Gaza Strip, Gaza's children see a simple carriage
ride as a novelty, reports IPS.
- Thursday July 28, 2011 2:57 PM (EST+7)
Gaza film-makers decry Hamas censorship
"Cinema in Gaza is like writing on rocks with your fingers," says
Palestinian writer-director Sweilem Al-Absi.
- Monday July 25, 2011 11:58 AM (EST+7)
REVIEW: 'Yaffa is not an orange'
Naira Antoun and Muhanad Yacubi review the 2008 film "Salt of this Sea" by Annemarie
Jacir for the web magazine Jadaliyya.
- Sunday May 29, 2011 1:10 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian woman scales Mt. Everest
A Palestinian resident of Dubai announced Saturday that she had become
the first Arab woman to scale the peaks of Mt. Everest, reports the AFP.
- Saturday May 7, 2011 10:55 AM (EST+7)
Gaza stages its first marathon
The United Nations sponsored Gaza's first marathon on Thursday in a bid
to raise money for its controversial summer youth camps, reports The
- Wednesday April 20, 2011 12:55 PM (EST+7)
Alice Walker speaks about memoir at Palestinian literature festival
Pulitzer prize-winning writer Alice Walker says her journeys into
autobiography are rooted in trying to make her own experience visible in
a world that didn't always recognize her.
- Wednesday April 13, 2011 12:57 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian dismissed over Sharjah exhibit
Palestinian-American artist Jack Persekian has directed the Sharjah
Biennial, an acclaimed art show in the third largest emirate of the UAE,
- Wednesday April 13, 2011 11:13 AM (EST+7)
Qalqilya zoo acquires new hippo
The Qalqilya zoo acquired a new hippopotamus Tuesday, doubling the hippo
population at the only zoo in the occupied West Bank.
- Tuesday April 12, 2011 11:03 AM (EST+7)
Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus' cross
Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a
2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem?
- Sunday April 10, 2011 10:22 AM (EST+7)
IN PICTURES: Palestinian youth art shows in London
Finalists in a young Palestinian artists' competition are featured in
this photo essay by the BBC.
- Thursday April 7, 2011 12:42 PM (EST+7)
INTERVIEW: Mer-Khamis on art and resistance
Two days before actor and activist Juliano Mer-Khamis was buried Wednesday alongside his mother in Israel,
Maryam Monalist Gharavi published an interview with him she conducted
in April 2006.
- Tuesday April 5, 2011 8:50 AM (EST+7)
Gunman kills Israeli actor in West Bank
A masked gunman shot dead on Monday a well-known Israeli actor and
director who worked in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin, a
Palestinian security source said.
- Thursday March 17, 2011 11:37 AM (EST+7)
Julian Schnabel defends UN screening of 'Miral'
Filmmaker Julian Schnabel on Wednesday defended a screening of his new
film "Miral" at the United Nations which drew the ire of Israel and
several US Jewish groups who see it as having a pro-Palestinian message.
- Saturday March 5, 2011 9:26 AM (EST+7)
Children in Oscar-winning documentary face deportation from Israel
Esther Aikpehae, 12, stars in an Academy Award-winning documentary. She
is also facing deportation from the country which has been her home for a
third of her life.
- Friday Feb. 25, 2011 12:34 PM (EST+7)
Hidden Kafka papers revealed to Israeli court
Writings by Franz Kafka and his friend Max Brod which have been hidden
away for decades have been brought to light at an Israeli court and
could reveal more on the life of one of the 20th century's greatest
- Thursday Feb. 24, 2011 3:02 PM (EST+7)
Picasso to be shown in Ramallah
Palestinians will have the chance to view a painting by Pablo Picasso in
April, reports Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
- Monday Feb. 7, 2011 1:12 PM (EST+7)
Palestinians seek to add Bethlehem to world heritage sites
Palestinians are seeking to add the city of Bethlehem to a list of world
heritage sites maintained by the United Nations, they said Monday.
- Tuesday Jan. 18, 2011 9:11 AM (EST+7)
BLOG: Palestinian doctor's book a prescription against hatred
Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish is in the United States promoting his new book.
- Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 1:30 PM (EST+7)
VIEW: A walk through the Khalidi library
Run today by the direct descendant of an ancient line of intellectuals,
the library has been based in Jerusalem since the city's recapture by
Salah el Din in 1187.
- Monday Nov. 29, 2010 12:07 PM (EST+7)
Racers kick up dust at Jericho motor sport event
Friday’s race in Jericho marked the fifth anniversary of the birth of
the Palestinian Motorsport Federation.
- Monday Nov. 29, 2010 11:53 AM (EST+7)
Motorcycles rally weekly in Gaza, just for fun
Approximately 50 motorcyclists gather on Friday afternoon in the suburbs
of the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah to carry out a weekly rally
among the yellow sands and slopes.
- Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010 11:19 AM (EST+7)
Al-Ashekeen’s songs of resistance, hope invigorate Palestinian audiences
In Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho, Jenin, Nablus and Abu Dis, thousands
came to concerts to hear the band that for so many enshrine the
ideals of Palestinian resistance.
- Monday Oct. 11, 2010 3:42 PM (EST+7)
10,000-year Jericho birthday bash is tiny affair
The 10,000-year anniversary of Jericho, marked by Palestinians on
October 10, came and went with little fanfare or international
Read more on Jericho | archeology
- Monday Oct. 11, 2010 8:05 AM (EST+7)
'Budrus' film captures peaceful change in Mideast
Sometimes, a little peace goes a long way. Indians, led by Mohandas
Gandhi, found out. African American followers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Monday Oct. 4, 2010 2:54 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian beer festival brews good cheer
Thousands of Palestinians and internationals crowded into the small
Christian village of Taybeh over the weekend in beer-related revelry at
the annual Oktoberfest celebration in the occupied West Bank.
- Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010 8:50 AM (EST+7)
Film 'Tears of Gaza' raises debate over politics of suffering
"Tears of Gaza" raises the question: can any filmmaker do a film about
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without antagonizing someone?
- Sunday Aug. 29, 2010 12:03 PM (EST+7)
Israeli actors boycott theater in settlements
A group of Israeli actors and playwrights has refused to perform in
Jewish settlements in the West Bank just days before U.S.-sponsored
peace talks start over the occupied territory where Palestinians want a
- Sunday Aug. 29, 2010 11:48 AM (EST+7)
INTERVIEW: Palestinian author Raja Shehadeh on his latest book
The Electronic Intifada interviews author Raja Shehadeh on his latest
book, A Rift in Time.
- Tuesday Aug. 24, 2010 11:54 AM (EST+7)
Provocative television satire raises ire of some Palestinians
A new television series airing on official Palestinian satellite
television is raising eyebrows among Palestinians.
- Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010 7:24 PM (EST+7)
An East Jerusalem cafe brings all sides together
Dina's cafe, located in East Jerusalem, has become a respite for people
across the socio-political divide of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Sunday Aug. 1, 2010 5:35 PM (EST+7)
Israelis and Palestinians, partners in theatre
'Combatants for Peace,' a joint Israeli-Palestinian performing arts
group that brings former fighters from both sides together in 'forum
theatre,' is bringing a unique method to Middle East peace making.
- Sunday Aug. 1, 2010 2:02 PM (EST+7)
Gaza theater struggles with obstacles and self-censorship
Hundreds of Palestinians attended on Friday night the closing ceremonies
of Gaza Theater Festival launched last week in Gaza City.
- Wednesday July 14, 2010 10:12 AM (EST+7)
Music ripens into formal discipline at Palestinian colleges
Despite a love of music, Palestinians are lagging behind in its formal
Read more on culture and music...
- Sunday July 11, 2010 8:40 AM (EST+7)
Annual music festival has something for everyone
The Palestine International Festival is set to open next week, featuring
a wide range of international and Palestinian music and dance groups.
- Saturday July 10, 2010 12:49 PM (EST+7)
As its greats pass on, Palestinian poetry seeks new footing
Palestinian poetry is passing into the hands of a new generation, as illustrated by a recently-released collection of poems entitled “Labor of Space.”
- Thursday July 1, 2010 11:34 AM (EST+7)
REVIEW: Silwadi's latest book portrays a stranger's Jerusalem
How can Palestinians living in Ramallah picture the city of Jerusalem –
only a few kilometers away but impenetrable?
- Wednesday June 23, 2010 9:05 AM (EST+7)
Video arts festival breaks Gaza isolation
All three halls at the Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Arts Atelier
in Gaza were full as audiences watched works of video art presented in
the Gaza International Festival for Video Art launched Saturday.
- Sunday June 6, 2010 9:39 PM (EST+7)
Pixies pull out of concert in Israel
Renowned American rock band The Pixies are the latest in a series of
musical artists that have canceled scheduled concerts in Israel.
- Sunday June 6, 2010 5:48 PM (EST+7)
Ramallah attracts a cosmopolitan crowd
A period of fragile calm and a growing economy has once again spawned a
burgeoning night life in the de facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah.
- Thursday May 20, 2010 5:50 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian at vanguard of Arab music renaissance
Growing up in the chaos of the Lebanese civil war, Palestinian composer and singer Marwan Abado used to practise the oud while his friends in a rough Beirut neighbourhood were out carrying knives.
- Tuesday May 18, 2010 10:36 AM (EST+7)
British rocker boycotts Israel
British rocker Elvis Costello has canceled two shows scheduled for later
this summer in Israel, choosing instead to boycott Israel.
- Saturday May 8, 2010 8:54 AM (EST+7)
REVIEW: Israelis and Palestinians hail writers and the word, separately
The Palestine Festival of Literature and the International Writers
Festival of Israel both took place this week.
- Saturday May 1, 2010 1:18 PM (EST+7)
Equestrian club caters to all
Although not the first equestrian club in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Turmus Ayya Club is dedicated to the mission of providing affordable access to horses for all Palestinians.
- Saturday April 10, 2010 1:58 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian ‘musakhan’ to enter Guinness record book
In an effort to promote Palestinian culture, a group of Palestinians is
planning this week to bake the largest ever dish of “musakhan” and enter
it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Thursday April 8, 2010 9:54 AM (EST+7)
Jerusalem screens Lebanese films of love and war
From all star musicals to war-time documentaries, the Lebanese Film
Week, being hosted until April 20th by the Palestinian National Theater,
is a veritable feast of alternative cinema.
- Tuesday April 6, 2010 8:11 AM (EST+7)
A photographer’s journey through Gaza’s graffiti
The "Graffiti in Gaza" exhibit embodies seven years of work from Swedish photojournalist Mia Grondahl, capturing an art-form with a life and culture all its own.
- Tuesday March 30, 2010 1:54 PM (EST+7)
Interview with Palestinian musical group 'Le Trio Joubran'
An interview with Samir Joubran published in the electronic intifada. Joubran is part of a trio of Palestinian musicians who play the oud, a stringed instrument. Samir and his two brothers Wissam and Adnan comprise the Le Trio
Joubran has been playing music and sharing Palestinian culture with
- Tuesday March 9, 2010 11:13 AM (EST+7)
Despite success, rappers carry burden, badge of Palestinian identity
Rapper trio DAM says that worldwide fame hasn’t necessarily brought an easy life for these Palestinian citizens of the Israeli city, Lod.
- Saturday March 6, 2010 9:40 AM (EST+7)
READ: Jennifer Jajeh on her one-woman show
"I heart Hamas and other things I'm afraid to tell you" is Jennifer
Jajeh's exploration of her Palestinian identity, she says in an
interview with the Electronic Intifada.
- Thursday March 4, 2010 8:44 AM (EST+7)
'Ajami' gets real, heads for Oscar
Co-directed by a Jew and a Christian Arab, "Ajami" was shot in a
relatively brief 23 days in the mostly Arab district of the same name
in Jaffa, which has a reputation for poverty and violence and is part
of greater Tel Aviv.
- Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 10:19 AM (EST+7)
Textures of 'Ajami' are rich, subtle
"Ajami" is the third Israeli movie in three years to be nominated for a
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, a trend read here as a sign of
- Saturday Feb. 13, 2010 9:33 AM (EST+7)
Palestinians bring 'Avatar' to Bilin
Seeking to compare their struggle to the threatened Avi in the popular
film "Avatar", Palestinians painted themselves blue and wore loincloths
to the weekly protest against the Wall in Bilin Friday.
- Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 9:12 AM (EST+7)
Identity, homeland in latest Said production
Najla Said grew up somewhere in between the Upper West Side of New York
City and her native Palestine. A new one-woman off-Broadway show
bridges this distance, telling the coming-of-age story of the daughter
of Palestinian intellectual Edward Said.
- Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010 9:18 AM (EST+7)
READ: Interview with filmaker Elia Sulieman
Filmaker Elia Sulieman explores the meaning of his latest film, "The Time That Remains" and his feelings about boycotting Israel in this interview.
- Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010 8:46 AM (EST+7)
VIEW: Star of David appears in Gaza field, on new kaffiyeh
The star of David, a Jewish symbol that appears on the Israeli flag, has been sighted in unlikely places.
- Saturday Jan. 9, 2010 10:13 AM (EST+7)
Abu Ghosh steals 'largest hummus' title from Lebanon
Dishing up its hummus on a 20-meter wide satellite dish, the village of Abu Ghosh overtook Lebanon's record for the largest plate of the Middle Eastern favorite.
- Thursday Jan. 7, 2010 9:02 AM (EST+7)
Canadian study cites higher education shortcomings
A new Canadian study on the state of Palestinian education says higher learning is suffering in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010 9:19 AM (EST+7)
WATCH: Five videos from a stagnant Gaza Strip
The human rights organization B'Tselem has given Palestinian video cameras to record their lives in the occupied Gaza Strip.
- Tuesday Jan. 5, 2010 8:45 PM (EST+7)
Graphic novel revisits "forgotten" Gaza killings
Comic book meets investigative journalism in "Footnotes in Gaza", a graphic novel by Joe Sacco that focuses on two days in Gaza in 1956 when Palestinians said hundreds of civilians were killed by Israeli forces.
- Wednesday June 3, 2009 3:48 PM (EST+7)
FEATURE-Samaritans use modern means to keep ancient faith
With only 750 surviving followers of the Samaritan religion, surprisingly modern methods are being used to keep their community alive. These methods include internet acquaintances, mail-order brides and pre-nuptial genetic tests.
- Thursday April 23, 2009 12:21 PM (EST+7)
Palestinian filmmakers beat odds
Palestinian films will be shown at the 10th London Palestine Film Festival.
- Saturday Jan. 24, 2009 12:58 PM (EST+7)
Italian activists turn fountains red
Activist art in Italy in support of Gaza.