8. The Saddest Eid

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack As Israeli forces withdrew from Khan Younis, after four months of military operations they were ambushed by Palestinian fighters. Israel, it’s clear, did not achieve its two stated goals of releasing the hostages and of eliminating Hamas. However once the IOF retreated, dozens of bodies of Palestinians were found decomposed. Over 45,000 houses in Khan […]

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6. Protesting for Palestine: The Diasporas Experience

Please help #BringZakBack by clicking https://gofund.me/292c52c4 Alexandria Saleem is a first-generation Palestinian American from Gaza, whose family was displaced in 1948 and 1967. She joins PalCast co-hosts Yousef Aljamal, Helena Cobban and Tony Groves to talk about Gaza and how the genocide in Gaza resulted in the killing of many of her cousins, but also helped her forge ties with […]

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5. Sport, Boycotts and Gaza

Please join us patreon.com/tortoiseshack Chris Andrews is a Sinn Fein TD who has many memories of Gaza, from going to the beach and fishing (badly) to watching Palestinians circling around TVs to watch Spanish La Liga football. These memories are now of places that are now in ruins. PalCast co-hosts, Yosef, Helena and Tony talk to him about how we […]

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4. Gaza and the Price of Speaking the Truth

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Shahd Abusalama is a Palestinian academic from Gaza based in the UK. She lost 40 family members during the ongoing genocide; her family is displaced and scattered. She speaks to PalCast hosts Yousef Alajamal and Tony Groves about the pain of enduring this genocide, the feeling the responsibility to rebuild and to fight defamation from […]

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3. The Palestinian Voice with Fady Joudah

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Fady Joudah is a Palestinian poet and physician who just released a poetry collection on the genocide in Gaza. In this episode, Yousef Aljamal, Helena Cobban, and Tony Groves talk about poetry, memory, Gaza, Refaat Alareer and silence. Fady argues that the world should listen to the Palestinians and practice silence when they do. The […]

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2. The Death of Aaron Bushnell and Israel’s Depopulation Plan for Palestine

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack (CW: This podcast opens with the audio of Aaron Bushnell’s selm-immolation. Please skip to 3 minutes if you don’t want to hear it) Forcible depopulation of Gaza has been on Israel’s agenda since 1948. Hadeel Assali, a scholar at Colombia, discusses Israel’s plans, both public and secret, to push out and punish Palestinians in Gaza. […]

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1. Gaza, Hawaii, Indigenous People and Modern Settler Colonialism

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Hawaii and Palestine are tied together in many ways. Palestinians’ love for their land reminds us of Kanala Maoli’s love for Hawaii and vise versa. In this episode, which kicks off our second season of PalCast, Dr Yousef Aljamal, cohost Helena Cobban and producer Tony Groves are joined by Uahikea Maile, a professor of indigenous […]

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‘My Brother is Getting Out of Gaza’

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Israel is waging a war against UNRWA to defund it amidst genocide. The world watches as Palestinians are starved in Gaza, and does nothing enough to help people there, not as fast as some western countries rushed to defund UNRWA. China, Belgium, Ireland and Spain and other countries call for supporting the UN agency in […]

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