ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION For immediate release: Contact: email@example.com / 202-429-9210 Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards 19th Annual Event Honors: Hamdi Ulukaya, The Arc of the U.S., Greg Simon, Steve Coll & Kamal Boullata April 24, 2017 (Washington) – On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Arab...
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Washington Watch: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the nearly 6,500 Palestinians who are currently imprisoned in Israel. On the day before the strike began, the action's leader, Marwan Barghouti, published an op-ed in the International New York Times. It was an elegantly written piece in which Barghouti laid out the conditions in Israel's prisons and the demands of the strikers. Continue reading...
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