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The Heartland for Human Justice coalition sings, chants and waves signs at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. 

Report: Army monitored interfaith St. Louis coalition that organized protest trip to Fort Sill

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor November 14, 2019

The U.S. Army was monitoring a largely Jewish group of protesters who traveled in August from St. Louis to Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla., to protest the planned detention of migrant children at the facility, according to a report in The Intercept.The digital...

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

Wisam Hashlamoun August 19, 2019

Israeli border police officers arrest a Palestinian youth during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Hebron, Aug. 11, 2019. Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were scheduled to visit Hebron and other parts of the West Bank. (Wisam...

From left, Susan Block, Ellen Alper of NCJW and Alyssa Banford of JCRC take part in the Heartland for Human Justice Coalition protest at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

St. Louis activists protest migrant detentions

By Kayla Steinberg, Staff Writer August 8, 2019

“My name is Jaakelin Caal Maquin. At the age of 7, I died on Dec. 8, 2018, after being detained by the El Paso border patrol.”LAWTON, Okla. — The 100-degree southwestern Oklahoma heat beat down on Heartland for Human Justice trip participants as,...

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Anadolu Agency May 15, 2018

Palestinians carrying a wounded man during a protest against United States’ plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near Al Bureij Refugee Camp at the Gaza-Israel border, May 14, 2018. (Hassan Jedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Anadolu Agency May 14, 2018

Palestinians carrying a wounded man during a protest against United States’ plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near Al Bureij Refugee Camp at the Gaza-Israel border, May 14, 2018. (Hassan Jedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Bill on Israel’s African migrants has their advocates crying foul

Bill on Israel’s African migrants has their advocates crying foul

Dima Vazinovich December 4, 2013

Many Israelis, including whites, blacks. Arabs and Bedouins marched to Rabin Square in Tel Aviv during a human rights rally on 9 December 2011 marking the 63nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some 7,000 people attended the rally...

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LIOR MIZRAHI November 16, 2012

Palestinian men and women supporters march in support of the people of the Gaza Strip and against Israel's military operations at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, on November 16, 2012. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** úôéìä...

Jewish, pro-Palestinian protesters clash at British university

JTA February 21, 2012

Jewish students at the London School of Economics and members of the university's Palestinian Society clashed during an Israel Apartheid Week protest. The Palestinian Society protesters created a mock checkpoint Monday outside a campus building, stopping...

Demonstrators protest Israeli stand at Milan tourist fair

JTA February 20, 2012

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators staged a protest in front of the Israeli stand at an annual international tourist fair in Milan. Video showed about 10 demonstrators dressed in keffiyas and holding the Palestinian flag passing out flyers and chanting anti-Israel...

Ultranationalists have no place in Russian protest movement

By Mark B. Levin, JTA February 2, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A spate of recent media reports has discussed the inclusion of ultranationalists in the Russian protest movement. Jewish organizations, sensitive to the fragility of a newly emergent Russian civil society and Jewish community, need to speak...

Israelis awakening to the power of grassroots activism

By David Borowich Ya’ari August 24, 2011

MODIIN, Israel - On a recent Saturday night, my wife and I waded into a sea of 6,000 protesters in Modiin as part of 12 other similarly staged rallies across Israel to demand social justice and greater accountability from our elected officials in Israel.This...

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