On August 21, 2014 war criminal Michael Oren was speaking at a JUF fundraiser in the Hilton Hotel 720 W. Michigan Ave, Chicago. At the same time, Students for Justice in Palestine-Chicago planned a mass die-in in front of the Hilton entrance. Many including myself laid down in silence for about 10 minutes before the chanting resumed. 

All photos are mine (tumblr: fotp-friendofthepeople) except for the last one (photo of us on ground) which photo credit goes to tumblr user abbyoftroy.

Thanks for the submission,Tali!


Soldiers transformed abandoned shell casings, the backs of dog tags and ruined bits of metal into cups, portraits and dice.

In a society where black skin is an inherent marker of suspicion and criminality, Michael Brown’s (disposable) body becomes a lethal weapon

I think I did once see two guys fighting over the last copy of Battle Royale, and that really made me laugh, because I thought, “Oh, I understand their plight

The lack of such a database is intentional.

I constantly worry that I am going to cross paths with an old mark and it’s a fear that returns every time I’m in a large crowd.”

For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand

I still can’t believe that my father, the bank robber, is associated with Andy Warhol

These poems are the earliest post-apocalyptic narratives

Again they tried to dropkick the skull, this time in a deep hole far away from the house.

It’s not a bathroom, it’s a PISS GRAVEYARD.

The problem with war and peace is its alot about war

a B-29 bomber left the island of Tinian intending to drop an atomic bomb on the city of Kokura

Death Cafes are styled as intellectual salons, but in practice they tend to wind up being something slightly different

Overall, the social networks of whites are a remarkable 93 percent white

Within the city walls, everything has become a set for medieval costume movies

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed on Friday that “Hamas will pay a heavy price” for the death of a four-year-old boy

what I’ve noticed they most have trouble with is making the corpses of your parents look like your actual parents.

titles like The Vials of the Wrath of God Poured Fourth (1654) and The Great Mistery of the Great Whore Unfolded(1659).

Zaha Hadid has filed a law suit against the New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler after allegedly defamatory comments about her attitude to migrant workers

surviving yellow fever: the game

Jews do make shit happen and probably communicate via movies.”

A well-known Turkish Jewish couple who created one of the most iconic brands of Turkey have been murdered at their home in Istanbul.

Turkey will send a 100-megawatt power-generating ship from Basra to Gaza

When bands call themselves something like Tortoise In The Snow, it seems like an attempt to make what you do less important than it is to you—almost shunning responsibility or defending yourself before the critique has even arrived.”

Unlike many customs that started in one place and then spread, dice-throwing appeared independently all across the populated world

What a Sphere of all of the Earth’s Water Looks like

I have made my peace with death. I have swallowed the bitter colocynth of wisdom to its dregs.”

2 poems by samih al-qasim

suicide tourism

And by anything less than this, one is not an Arab.

Zionists are like “See how cruel Hamas is? They killed their own people!”. So what? *Still support Hamas* You think we would defend those who helped you kill 2000+ of us? Tha. That’s just a foretaste of what is coming for you.

I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.

Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of ‘Genocide’ | IB Times

Actress Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have roused the fury of Hollywood producers, with pledges made to snub the Spanish couple.

Oscar-winner Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter speaking against “the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army”.

The letter accused Israel of “advancing on Palestinian territories instead of withdrawing to the 1967 borders.

"Gaza is living through horror… while the international community does nothing."

The Spanish letter was signed by 100 leading figures in the film industry, including director Pedro Almodovar.

One top producer who has worked with Cruz says he privately has vowed not to hire her again, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Another top Hollywood executive also privately expressed his disapproval, saying he’s “furious at Javier and Penelope” and wasn’t sure about working with the Spanish couple again.

Relativity Media chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh was the only studio head willing to go public with his views: “As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I know that anyone calling what’s going on in Israel ‘genocide’ vs. self-defense is either ignorant and shouldn’t be commenting or is truly anti-Semitic.”

However, Kavanaugh doesn’t believe the letter will harm either of the actors’ careers as long as their films are box office hits.

As one film producer explained: “I think the thing any executive or producer will try to calculate before working with Penelope Cruz or Javier Bardem in the near future is what their value is in the all-important international marketplace. And what territories they might have alienated people in by what they said. It might not be that many. But it’s really all about business.”

Other Hollywood big names have waded into the controversy, including comedian Joan Rivers. When quizzed by a TMZ reporter on her thoughts about the 2,000 Palestinians who have so far been killed, she said: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima.

"Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.

"They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs."

(Photo Credit: Adrian Sanchez/Getty)

"If I die in this crisis, don’t anybody DARE blame Hamas. Israel and its allies and its ass-kissers will have my blood on their hands.”

To those Israel-supporters who pretend to know everything there is to know about the ongoing crisis, who act like their perspective is the only valid one, and who champion the Zionist cause no matter how many innocent people are killed in the name of the ideology’s preservation: This is for you. 

And I have more…


The Times of Israel is a zionist online newspaper founded by a former reporter from the right-wing zionist Jerusalem Post. Its blog section is always filled with incitement and propaganda against Palestinians. Today, however, they crossed a line. Although the moral repugnancy of this sentiment gave no one working at this rag second thoughts, the backlash on twitter has now forced the editors to remove the piece. 

The name of the author is Yochanan Gordon. May this haunt him for the rest of his pathetic life.

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Edward Said in an interview with Timothy Appleby (1986) on the question "Can an Arab & Jewish state coexist?"
  • TA:Why don't you, once and for all, renounce terror?
  • ES:We're not in a position to renounce anything that confirms our status as essentially terrorists, which is what the Israelis have since the middle 1970s been trying to convince the world of. That all Palestinian acts of resistance are acts of terror. It's blatant hypocrisy, it's a lie, from a state that commands its bombers from a height of 10,000 feet to bomb refugee camps.
  • TA:Nonetheless...
  • ES:Nonetheless, I'm telling you about the image. Images are formed by the media, and you know as well as I do that you're not interested in covering Al Fajr [an Arab newspaper published in Jerusalem], but you do cover random outrages by individuals who attempt to blow up a bus in Israel. Have you ever actually done a body count? Have you? Have you any idea of the disparity between Israelis killed and Palestinians killed? I mean, we're talking hundreds to one...
  • TA:Why do you think you have such a hard time convincing anybody of this?
  • ES:Because we are a non-Western people from a civilization that has always been in conflict with the West. The world of Islam has always been a historical competitor, and it has never capitulated. So the one thing people don't understand is, why do you Palestinians whimper? Why don't you go away? Forget it. But we don't.
  • TA:Maybe time is running out.
  • ES:They said that five years ago [in 1981] -- the midnight hour. The fact is, every Israeli realizes they have no military option against us. What are they going to do? Kill everybody? So some of us say, WE FIGHT ON. And we keep saying, We're going to live together with you. That no matter what they do, we're a shadow.
  • TA:It seems quite clear the Israelis are not going to give up...
  • ES:It was very clear in Algeria. And they fought for what? 130 years? Then they gave up... [T]hey said that about the British in Kenya. Who could have imagined that after 300 years of colonization in India they would have left? They come and they go.


[A series of three images of two women progressively getting older, each holding a sign that remains consistent: the one on the left reading “I am a Palestinian Arab. I was born in Jerusalem. Palestine is my homeland, but I cannot return there” (except in the third it reads “I still cannot return there”). The women on the right holds a poster reading “I am an American Jew. I as born in the U.S.A.. Israel is notmy homeland, but I can “return” there”.]

That’s Ghada Karmi (Palestinian Arab) and Ellen Siegel (American Jew), and the first picture of of them protesting outside the Israeli Embassy in London, 1973. Recurring images are of them reuniting for these photographs after 40 (?) years of friendship. [x]