~ Young Palestinian women bring peaceful protest in choir
~ Uniting Palestinian diaspora through orchestra
~ Bringing the #MeToo movement to Palestine and ICYMI... BDS nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Girls of Jerusalem ensemble gets Palestinian voices heard Al-Monitor, 4 Feb 2018
The group was founded in 2014 and now consists of 25 girls, ages 14 to 20. They meet every week at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in East Jerusalem for rehearsals. The choir sings Palestinian national songs about the Palestinian cause. Read more >>
The Palestinian Diaspora Orchestra Al-Jazeera, 31 Jan 2018
"People from abroad helped us. So did others from the Arab world. They trained our members on how an orchestra works. It was the birth of the first Palestinian orchestra and gathering of musicians."
The musicians come from different backgrounds but are all equally proud of their Palestinian origins. They're thrilled to be invited to join the orchestra and moved by the shared experience of bringing quality classical Western and traditional Arab music to their target audience in Israel and the occupied West Bank. Read more >>
'Not Your Habibti': Meet the young Palestinian woman bringing #MeToo movement to the West Bank The Independent, 03 Feb 2018
A Palestinian-American woman has been heralded the “driving force” of the Middle East’s “Me Too” movement after selling clothing with the slogan “Not Your Habibti (darling)” to women in the West Bank.
Yasmeen Mjalli said she started to design t-shirts, jackets and hoodies with the bold phrase as a way to encourage Palestinian society to confront sexual harassment. Read more >>
And in case you missed it...
BDS nominated for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Middle East Monitor, 05 Feb 2018
Explaining their nomination, the Parliamentary Group said that the BDS campaign is a non-violent movement for freedom, equality and a just peace for the Palestinian people and was therefore being nominated for the prestigious prize. Read more >>
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