Palestine

At the start of the year, a delegation of freedom fighters for black liberation representing Black Lives Matter, The Dream Defenders, the Black Youth Project 100, New York Justice League, and more traveled to Palestine to stand in solidarity with those living under Israeli occupation. The 10-day trip — co-organized by Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director, Palestinian American Ahmad […]

Actress and Comedienne Joan Rivers is on life support after she stopped breathing during a recent throat surgery. The family will have to make a decision within the next couple of days whether or not to keep the 81-year-old on life support. Sources say that the family has faith that Joan will fight through it and […]

Israel & Hamas have reached a truce despite the many negations still in limbo. The truce was announced on Tuesday with Hamas citing it as a “victory.” Israel has lowered the blockade on Gaza, opened border crossings for aids to enter and has also expanded the fishing limit to 6 miles off the coast. Both […]

Just one day after rapper Common took to the VMA stage to lead the audience in a moment of silence for slain teenager Michael Brown, Kerry Washington referenced the police shooting during a red carpet pre-show at the Emmy Awards. When asked how she felt about the possibility of becoming the first African-American to win […]

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A new five-day truce between Israel and Hamas has been renewed after getting off to a rough start. Israeli military said Gaza militants breached the original cease-fire by firing eight rockets at Israel, and in response, Israeli fighter planes targeted “rocket launchers and terror sites” across the enclave. No casualties were reported, and hostilities died down […]

The three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas continues today, allowing aids to come into Gaza and help the thousands who survived the previous air strikes. The truce is said to still be in effect with hope that Israel will send negotiators to Cairo to discuss a long-term deal. Over 1,900 Palestinians have died in the conflict in […]

Forever potty mouth (and insensitive comedienne) Joan Rivers is explaining herself after terrible comments she made regarding Palestinians in the Gaza conflict went public. When a TMZ reporter stopped Rivers to talk about the war between Israel and Hamas, Rivers replied with these disparaging remarks about Palestine: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people […]

A three-day truce in Gaza ended Friday when two rockets landed in southern Israel after being fired by Hamas, according to the Israeli Defense Forces. In response, Israel launched air strikes across Gaza. Egyptian-mediated talks to extend the 72-hour truce in war-torn Gaza failed, although Palestinian factions said they would meet with mediators later to resume talks. So far, […]

During a news conference with reporters at the State Department Wednesday, President Obama said he has “no sympathy” for the Palestinian group Hamas, but did mention he sympathizes with the people of Gaza. Hamas is group fighting with the Israeli military in war-torn Gaza. They have been labeled as a terrorist organization by the United States. […]

As the three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas enters its second day, officials in Cairo gear up for negotiations on a long-term truce for the war-torn Gaza Strip. The latest cease-fire, which began on Tuesday, is the longest period of time the two groups have held off fighting. But for many, each hour that passes is […]

After a second cease-fire was announced this morning between Israel and Gaza, Israelis began pulling troops from Gaza, while mediators in Cairo will try to reach a peace deal with both sides. According to the AP, the announcement of a 72-hour break in fighting was made at 8 a.m. If the let-up continues, it will […]

Palestine officials are accusing Israel of breaking a limited truce after a shelling at a refugee camp in Gaza city killed 29, including an 8-year-old girl. Israel, however, said at least four rockets were fired at its territory from Gaza — an attack that broke the seven-hour ceasefire called by Israel to allow humanitarian aid […]