Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature
by Greg Scruggs
The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017
Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”
by John Stang
To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.
May 15, 2017
Israel accuses World Vision Gaza representative of funding Hamas
World Vision, based in Federal Way, said given the information available to the the charity, it has no reason to believe that the allegations are true.
Aug 5, 2016
Palestinians are feeling the Bern, but not counting on change
by Shahd Bani-Odeh
We asked Palestinian journalists and activists who they'd be voting for in the Democratic primaries.
Feb 25, 2016
Pinkwashing accusations toward Israeli speakers shake up LGBTQ conference
by Tim Gruver
A Seattle trans activist accuses Israel of "pinkwashing" abuse of Palestinians by trying to ingratiate itself to worldwide gay community.
Jan 20, 2016
Young visitor from Gaza underscores lack of medical access in Palestine
by Varisha Khan
7-year-old Weseem Shoulub is in Washington this month for a surgery he can't get near his home in Gaza.
Oct 22, 2015
U.N. votes to allow Palestine flag at headquarters
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved a Palestinian resolution that will allow Palestine to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters.
Sep 10, 2015
Activists boycott Israel, Congress boycotts America?
by Patrick Hilsman
Perspectives from Seattle on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and the new laws intended to suppress it.
Jul 15, 2015
Palestinian students see catastrophe in celebrations of Israel’s founding
by Varisha Khan
Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.
May 13, 2015
Israel Supreme Court rules against Rachel Corrie’s parents in lawsuit
by Venice Buhain
The Israel Supreme Court has upheld a decision favoring the Israeli army in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie, who died in 2003.
Feb 12, 2015
Shooting to injure: Israeli crowd control tactic crippling young Palestinians
by Tom James
While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.
Oct 20, 2014
Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines
by Jill Mangaliman
Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.
Aug 25, 2014
During summer of war, kids at Mount Vernon camp study peace
by Sarah Stuteville
As missiles and airstrikes fill this summer’s news out of Israel and Gaza, a group of 35 American and Middle Eastern youth of different faiths gathered at a summer camp to train as the next generation of peacemakers.
Aug 15, 2014
Israel’s only way out of perpetual war
by Gil Bar-Sela
A former Israeli soldier who now studies conflict resolution in Seattle argues that Israel's only hope for peace is to move past collective trauma and military tactics
Aug 12, 2014
Struggling to talk about Israel? Start by listening
by Anna Goren
For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.
Aug 11, 2014
Seattle stands up for justice in Gaza
by Majd Baniodeh
As a Palestinian living in the U.S., and as a human watching yet another massacre occur within miles of my place of birth, I can’t help but feel paralyzed, powerless and most frustratingly, helpless.
Jul 25, 2014
Last postcard from Gaza
by Karin Huster
In 2013 I traveled to Gaza to work at Al Shifa, the main hospital. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced crossing the border into Gaza, and then spending time there.
Jul 15, 2014
Featured Event: Angela Davis talks mass incarceration at Evergreen
by Reagan Jackson
This Saturday, April 19, at Evergreen State College in Olympia, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is hosting Peace Works 2014, a daylong conference leading up to a keynote conversation titled Yet Again as Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine. Angela Davis and Noura Erakat will be this year’s keynote speakers.
Apr 18, 2014
All Nations Cup brings geopolitics to Shoreline soccer pitch
by Sarah Stuteville
Seattle’s own “mini World Cup” puts the Northwest’s global diversity on display.
Jul 19, 2013
Kitchen Stories: A Salvadoran Palestinian’s Baklava rocks Seattle
by alma khasawnih
Too many weeks ago, I was invited to Janne Abullarade’s home for a super duper special treat: homemade baklava. Janne was born in El Salvador to Palestinian parents and has been living in Seattle for thirteen years, where she works as an AIDS researcher. But she’s also arguably the most famous un-official baklava maker in the […]
Dec 31, 2012