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Identity Crisis: The Israeli ID System

The Nakba ("the catastrophe"), which refers to the ethnic cleansing of over 50% of the Palestinian population, was a defining moment of the long and ongoing history of forced displacement and separation of the Palestinian people that began with the events leading up to the creation of the State of Israel on 15 May 1948. Today, 66 years after this date, the fragmentation of the Palestinian people both inside and outside of historic Palestine remains as concrete ...

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Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Health, Access, and Contributions

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Speaking Love to Power - Love Stories for Social Justice

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Photographers and star-crossed lovers from around the world have gotten together to produce a video for Palestinian lovers this Valentine's Day. The video targets Israel's Citizenship Law, which prohibits Palestinian spouses (read: West Bank and Gaza) of Israeli citizens from gaining residency or citizenship in Israel.   More than 30,000 people are denied basic rights and are threatened with imminent forced separation because of the law. It is important to note that ...

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Twenty Years of Talks: Keeping Palestine Occupied

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Twenty years ago, the PLO Central Committee approved the Oslo Accord with the Israeli government. Israeli-Palestinian talks were slated to conclude within five years, yet two decades on Israel's occupation continues, and the situation on the ground has only moved backwards for Palestinians. The infographic "Twenty Years of Talks", produced in collaboration with AIDA (the Association of International Development Agencies) focuses on this deteriorating ...

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Infographic: Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

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Among the continuing flurry of global media coverage on the crisis in Syria, the situation of the estimated six million displaced by conflict has gained only sporadic reportage. Meanwhile, the second large scale displacement of the longstanding Palestinian refugee population in Syria has been little mentioned. By September 2013, close to sixty percent of this 500,000-strong community had been displaced. It is increasingly difficult for them to leave Syria, but of the ...

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A Guide to Administrative Detention

In May 2012, over 2000 Palestinian prisoners and detainees went on hunger strike to challenge the conditions they face in the Israeli prison system. Not least, they called for an end to the practice of administrative detention, where Palestinians are held without charge or trial for months or even years. Despite drawing worldwide attention to the issue, administrative detention continues today. The infographic "A Guide to Administrative Detention" takes the ...

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Uprooted

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This week marked the start of the annual Palestinian olive harvest, an ancient tradition on which 80,000 families still rely for their livelihoods. Yet these families face growing economic hardship due to Israeli land confiscations, access restrictions, settler attacks, and not least the widespread uprooting, destruction and theft of the trees themselves. The infographic 'Uprooted' focuses on the staggering fact that Israeli authorities have uprooted over 800,000 ...

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An Ongoing Displacement: The Forced Exile of the Palestinians

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15 May 2013 marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Nakba, when 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from the territory that became Israel. In 1948, Zionist forces ethnically cleansed more than fifty percent of the entire Palestinian population. In commemoration of the Nakba, and the displacement that continues today, Visualizing Palestine has released this new visual: "An Ongoing Displacement." The new visual quantitatively catalogues the multiple dimensions ...

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Infographic: Born at Qalandia Checkpoint

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"'Born at Qalandia Checkpoint' focuses on the impact of Israeli movement restrictions on the everyday lives of Palestinians. The phenomenon of Palestinian women forced to give birth at military checkpoints peaked during the Second Intifada (2000-05). Since then, Palestinian women in remote areas have increasingly resorted to coping strategies, such as relocation in the weeks prior to delivery or giving birth at home.  Rather than challenge Israel’s military ...

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Infographic: Palestinian & Israeli Deaths

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This infographic reflects the death toll and peaks of armed force in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. It draws on detailed data gathered by Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in September 2000.  The chart also includes figures from a previous study on the peaks of armed force and ensuing death tolls. The chart is particularly pertinent as a new and tenuous ceasefire has halted Israel's most recent ...

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Gaza Water Confined and Contaminated

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  "Take ANY city in the world and cut it off from its hinterland and then try to organize "automonous" water supply within and for the city! No, city, I repeat, no city in the world would be able to survive."  --C. Messerschmid to Visualizing Palestine    The Gaza Strip is in its sixth year of siege, in the twenty-first year of closure and the forty-sixth year of occupation. The Coastal Aquifer, shared with Israel is ...

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Greater Israel Bus Connections & Across the Wall

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The two maps presented here offer subtly different representations of the same set of Israeli public transport data, collected from bus.co.il. Both plot the same Israeli bus routes as they travel to, or via, the same illegal settlements in the Palestinian West Bank. Across the Wall explicitly illustrates the bus routes in the light of the growing annexation of Area C of the West Bank, and how the network allows Israelis to travel freely across the Separation Wall ...

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 Visualizing Palestine

 

Visualizing Palestine is the intersection of communication, social sciences, technology, design and urban studies for social justice.  Visualizing Palestine uses creative visuals to describe a factual rights-based narrative of Palestine/Israel.