A message to Shakira from Palestinian Cultural Institutions Occupied Palestine, 24 May 2018   Dear Shakira,

May 21, 2018, Occupied Palestine —  Palestinians have warmly received the news of Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil’s cancellation of his performance in Tel Aviv, scheduled for July 4, in response to what Palestinians and some international observers have termed as Israel’s “massacre” of over 100 civilians in Gaza over the past few weeks.

"I have decided not to present my show at the Israel Festival in June because I believe it is the only way to ensure that my artwork will not serve to justify or support a government that commits deliberate human rights violations and is currently violently attacking the Palestinian people," says the author, actor and director.

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May 14, 2018  – Reversing decades of US foreign policy, the Trump administration is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today. The move coincides with Israel’s celebration of its establishment on the ruins of the towns and villages from which the majority of Palestinians were expelled 70 years ago.

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Activists are celebrating a victory for Palestinian rights after a festival to promote Israel was canceled at the University of Lille in northern France last week. Meanwhile, the French government is continuing its complicity with Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, which it claims to oppose.

The International Meeting for Science in Palestine, organized recently in Cambridge, United Kingdom, by Scientists for Palestine, was dedicated to exposing the reality in Palestine when it comes to higher education and research, as well as stepping up efforts to help develop science in Palestine. The meeting was quite effective in disproving the idea that we can talk about science (or anything) in Palestine without mentioning the occupation.

April 16, 2018 DURHAM, NC: Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign.

May 5, 2018  — Palestinian civil society groups have accused Giro d’Italia cycling race of covering up Israel’s war crimes in Gaza and its secret police’s repression against Giro protests.

Social media call for action Giro d’Italia is steamrolling ahead with its decision to start the famed cycling race in Jerusalem this Friday. They need a reality check. Israel’s multi-million dollar bribe was enough to enlist Giro in its propaganda campaign. As a result, Giro is …