Palestine http://wlrn.org en Peace is Common Denominator For Local Palestine And Israel Protests http://wlrn.org/post/peace-common-denominator-local-palestine-and-israel-protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, hundreds of Palestinians and concerned citizens gathered in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale to protest for peace in the Gaza Strip.&nbsp;</span></p><p>And on Sunday, thousands of Israelis and concerned citizens gathered in front of New World Symphony in Miami Beach -- to protest for peace in Israel.&nbsp;</p><p>While the protesters differed in ideas of how the&nbsp;Palestinian-Israeli conflict should be handled, both sides wanted to see one thing: p<span style="line-height: 1.5;">eace.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:40:32 +0000 Selima Hussain 35902 at http://wlrn.org Peace is Common Denominator For Local Palestine And Israel Protests July 21, 2014: Protests in South Florida Call For End To Violence In Gaza http://wlrn.org/post/july-21-2014-protests-south-florida-call-end-violence-gaza <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:18:12 +0000 Marva Hinton 35877 at http://wlrn.org Broward Public Defenders Terminated Over Facebook Comments About Palestinians http://wlrn.org/post/broward-public-defenders-terminated-over-facebook-comments-about-palestinians <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Degrading Facebook comments about Palestinians caused two assistant Broward County public defenders to be fired on Tuesday.</span></p><p>The Facebook comments were published in a story by the Sun Sentinel, which discussed the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli boys by Islamic militant group Hamas. The remarks from assistant public defenders Gary Sheres&nbsp;and Bruce Raticoff referred to Palestinians as "filthy swine," "cockroaches," and even suggested they be "burn[ed] to the ground."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:15:49 +0000 Selima Hussain 35247 at http://wlrn.org Broward Public Defenders Terminated Over Facebook Comments About Palestinians Palm Beach International Film Festival: Four Documentaries To See (VIDEO) http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-international-film-festival-four-documentaries-see-video <p>The Palm Beach International Film Festival boasts a few star-studded indie films, but the schedule also is packed with a host of alternately gritty and inspirational documentaries featuring everyday folks in extraordinary circumstances.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11967 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach International Film Festival: Four Documentaries To See (VIDEO)