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02.26.15 Aymann Ismail

On Wednesday, British street artist Banksy unveiled a whole new body of work — and video — created in Gaza to bring attention to the people who live there in the aftermath of the Israeli army’s most recent military campaign. Israel justifies the attacks as a necessary battle against Hamas, but Banksy likens the IDF […]

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02.25.15 Bucky Turco

Earlier today, street artist Banksy posted new work to his new Instagram, leading to all sorts of speculation about what he was up to and where the piece was. As it turns out, it was done in Palestine. Banksy just updated his website with footage that appears to show him entering “a network of illegal […]

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10.23.14 Prachi Gupta

Jesse Eisenberg is starring in a new movie that uses Brooklyn’s Red Hook as a backdrop for the war-torn Gaza Strip, but has recreated Palestinian propaganda posters without using proper Arabic. A scene set up on Thursday for Louder Than Bombs called for female actors wearing headscarves — presumably Palestinian Muslims — who were instructed […]

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08.21.14 Sophie Weiner

Last night at around 7pm, protestors marched over the Brooklyn Bridge towards City Hall as a large Palestinian flag reading “Gaza. Boycott Divestment Sanctions” was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge. The flag was removed by the NYPD approximately 30 minutes later. Reportedly 300 people attended the protest. The "no justice, no peace" chant has made it's […]

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08.06.14 Marina Galperina

Gilad Lotan of I-Data has published an enlightening and thorough analysis of how social media channels and online publications spread coverage of the conflict in Gaza. It illustrates the pathways through which we’re served biased material, based on our user preferences and whichever social media bubble we already occupy. The article features massive infographics like […]

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07.23.14 Sophie Weiner

Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut living aboard the International Space Station took this photo of the Gaza Strip from space and posted it to Twitter today. The tweet reads, “My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel.” The death toll has now reached 655 Palestinians and […]

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07.21.14 Amy K. Nelson

As the Israel Defense Forces continue its incursion into Gaza, it’s also fighting a PR war through social media. The IDF frequently posts updates on Twitter that include meme-like, propagandist illustrations, according to a left-leaning Jewish website critical of Israel. Mondoweiss.net argues that the illustrative missives are “being used to justify the killing of hundreds […]

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07.14.14 Eugene Reznik

Anadolu, a nearly 100-year-old news agency operated by the Turkish government, has a team of photographers and regional stringers in Gaza documenting the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes. The airstrikes are now in their seventh day, with Palestinian casualties numbering over 174 killed and 1,100 wounded as of this morning. This most recent outbreak of violence follows […]

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07.11.14 Rhett Jones

After three Israeli teenagers were found dead in the West Bank on June 30th, anger and cries for revenge swept over parts of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” The investigations are still in progress, but a group of Israeli vigilantes took it upon themselves to kidnap a Palestinian teenager […]

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06.22.11 Bucky Turco

Just in case you were planning on taking a fun-filled vacation to Gaza, the U.S. State Department has a word of warning: don’t, especially if sailing is involved, you could be killed by Israeli commandos. […]

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