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Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas

Former "Dean" of the White House press corps and a correspondent for United Press International and Hearst Newspapers.

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November 24th, 2014

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Hamza El Din sings Nubian music

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In government the Arabs developed free enterprise, the national flag, tax collection and the system of law and order.


Help Support Visualizing Palestine: Visual Stories for Social Justice

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Over the past 2 years, Visualizing Palestine (VP) has harnessed visual storytelling to bring public attention to the daily injustices facing Palestinians, from demolition of homes to mothers forced to give birth at military checkpoints. VP wants to start 2014 by raising global awareness around two key issues.

First, theyíre targeting Israeli military detention. The world needs to know that more than 500 Palestinian children are detained by the Israeli military each year, and that an estimated 40% of the adult male population in the West Bank and Gaza has been detained at least once. This animated short tells the story of one young Palestinian who faced unjust arrest, and how Visualizing Palestine works to get stories like his to the world.

Second, VP wants the world to know about the Israeli ID system, and how it is used to segregate and displace Palestinians. 16,000 Palestinian married couples live under threat of separation because they have different colored IDs. In Jerusalem, an estimated 10,000 children are completely unregistered because of the color of their fatherís ID. It's a system that separates families, and it has to stop.

Visualizing Palestine has launched a 30 day crowdfunding campaign to bring these issues to the world. Every dollar raised during the campaign will go towards VPís efforts to address military detention, the ID system and a range of other campaigns through 2014.

During the campaign, VP is giving away incredibly special perks to people who donate different amounts. Check them all out here. But most importantly, every funder who gives more than $40 will have his/her name included in a sponsor list beside one of VPís 2014 infographics.

Help VP work #4Justice. Check out the campaign here:

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