The main impression I got – in a variety of rural areas and also in Ramallah and Jerusalem – was how severely abandoned the average Palestinian and Palestinians collectively feel by their own leadership, their own political movements, by the Arab states and increasingly by the Arab people as well.
Abu Assad is not at his strongest when making a film that so consciously caters to popular expectations, but The Idol is a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to one of the most iconic contemporary Palestinians.
In a photo that went viral, Netanyahu is seen peering through a pair of binoculars with their black lens caps still on. His assurances to the journalists that the situation was “under control” therefore strained credibility.
Attempting to tie the ongoing violence in Jerusalem to events in the early twentieth century, Netanyahu made an ahistorical leap accusing the mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al- Husseini, of convincing Hitler to commit genocide.
On 27 October, the retail giant Walmart withdrew two items from its Halloween costume department after outrage erupted on social media over the “Israel Soldier Costume for Kids” and “Sheikh Fagin Nose” products.
On 18 August, over one thousand black activists, scholars, artists, students, and organizations released “Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine,” expressing solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation.
Relatives fight back as an Israeli soldier pins 11-year-old Mohammed Tamimi to the ground. The incident took place during one of the weekly peaceful Palestinian demonstrations in Nabi Saleh to protest Israeli settlements encroaching on the West Bank village.