Running rings around hate

One good ring deserves another. A week after Muslim youth organized a “Ring of Peace” around Oslo’s only functioning synagogue, members of the local community stood in a “Solidarity Ring” at an Oslo mosque to combat xenophobic and Islamophobic stereotypes….
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A Norwegian activist in a Santa suit uses a sledge hammer to smash SodaStream appliances in front of the Norwegian Parliament building in Oslo, December 6, 2014. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists have targeted SodaStream, which makes home soft drink carbonation appliances, because one of their factories is located in the West Bank industrial settlement Mishor Adumim. All Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are illegal under international law.

SATIRE: ScarJo’s Christmas miracle

Sadly, Scarlett Johansson has not yet come to the rescue of the winery workers of Cremisan. In other home beverage carbonation news, we got a Swedish-made Aqvia bubbler for Christmas—now we can “set the bubbles free” without the apartheid aftertaste!…
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Daoud Al-Ghoul walks near graffiti painted by Israelis on properties taken over by settlers in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, March 3, 2014.

Banished from Jerusalem

In early December, three Jerusalem-born Palestinians received orders from Israeli authorities banning them from the city for a period of five months. The orders gave no reason for their exile. All three are prominent activists and community workers who have…
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