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04.22.15 Prachi Gupta

An Islamophobic ad that suggest Muslims want to kill Jews is protected by the First Amendment, says a federal Manhattan judge, and therefore the MTA must run them. A description of the ad, per the New York Times: The ad shows a man with a scarf across his face next to the words, “Killing Jews […]

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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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12.10.14 Rhett Jones

Ziad Abu Ain, a minister for the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, has died after clashing with Israeli forces at a protest in the West Bank. There are conflicting stories as to how he died, and the UN is urging the Israeli government to launch a probe to investigate. Reports say that Ain was participating in a demonstration with 200 […]

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11.25.14 Rhett Jones

A controversial painting by Banksy depicting Mary and Joseph (Jesus’ parents) unable to reach Bethlehem because of the Israeli- Gaza separation wall, has reared it’s head once again. Made in 2005, the artwork keeps being passed around each year as his “new Christmas card.” This time it’s ringing in the season on a billboard in Atlanta. […]

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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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07.15.14 Marina Galperina

Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has been stamping people’s passports with the unsanctioned seal for the “State of Palestine” in his ongoing project Live And Work In Palestine for a several years. Like other Palestinians, going in and out of Palestine is a bureaucratic, humiliating and strenuous ordeal, but he has never been explicitly blocked from leaving his home until this week. […]

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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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