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Supporters of Palestinian human rights will rally Saturday in Temple Terrace

This is WMNF News, and I am Blannie Whelan and I’m here with Laura Abu Ghannam, civil and human rights activist and Central Florida coordinator of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations). Welcome Laura and...
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Pasco peace activists hold vigil to remember the Palestinian Nakba

Every year on May 15, Palestinians remember what they call the Nakba, often translated as the ‘catastrophe.’ It marks the period in 1948 when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were expelled from their...
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PDA will screen The Occupation of the American Mind in Tampa

The largest pro-Israel lobbying group held its annual conference this week. Several Democratic candidates for president promised to skip the meeting of AIPAC, or the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, because of its support for...

Update: Lara Alqasem is appealing her Israeli deportation order

Update: Israel has ordered Florida resident Lara Alqasem to be deported, but on Friday her mother told WMNF that she is appealing that deportation and is still being detained at Ben Gurion airport. She expects...

Mother of Lara Alqasem, Floridian detained by Israel, wants answers

An American graduate student from South Florida has been detained in Israel and risks deportation; her mother is asking for answers. Lara Alqasem is in Israel to attend graduate School at Hebrew University in human...
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Run for Palestine will raise funds for scholarships

Many students in the West Bank and Gaza strip have a difficult time accessing higher education – because of barriers to funding or travel; so on Saturday Tampa will be the site of one of a...

A Palestinian Promotes Peaceful Resistance to the Israeli Occupation

By Rob Lorei On radioactivity Friday, our first guest was Palestinian peace activist Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour (Abed).  Dr. Abed is the founder and director of Al-Rowwad, a cultural center located in Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine. As the...
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In Ybor City pro-refugee group marks the Palestinian Nakba

On Sunday Palestinians marked the anniversary of being uprooted sixty-eight years ago — the Nakba. When Israel was created in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven out of their land. Now there...
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Tampa Muslim reacts to “Islamophobic” joke by Florida legislator

This show is a look at Islamophobia in the Florida Legislature and on the presidential campaign trail; we spoke with a Tampa Muslim who says she was the victim of Islamophobic bigotry by a member of...
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Tampa vigil for hunger-striking Palestinian journalist

A Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli jail is in failing health and activists in Tampa are organizing a vigil Tuesday evening to call attention to the case of Muhammad Al Qiq. Dezeray Lyn,...
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CAIR opposes Florida bill it says targets human rights defenders

A bill in the Florida Legislature would sanction groups that organize boycotts of or divestment from Israel or from companies that contribute to alleged human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. But HB 527 isopposed by the Council on...
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USF student government votes to divest from human rights abusers

This week the University of South Florida student government Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution to pull the university’s investments from companies involved in human rights violations against Palestinians; but USF appears ready to reject the...

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