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Four Occupied Palestinian Territories commuters wait for a bus to take them through an Israeli military checkpoint.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint


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Last week, U.S. voters in Florida passed an amendment to the state constitution which restored voting rights to more than 1 million of their fellow citizens. This was a major victory not only for Florida, but for democracy itself—and the Open Society Foundations were honored to be part of the broad and bipartisan coalition which supported it. To learn more about the vote, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #florida #votingrights


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An example of the graffiti which can be found on the controversial West Bank barrier raised by Israel in the early 2000s.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint #streetart #graffiti #separationwall


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A group of Palestinians mill about near one of the Israeli military's most active checkpoints.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint


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A young Palestinian boy waits behind bars with his family at a military checkpoint. It is Ramadan, and they're trying to get through the checkpoint in order to get to Jerusalem.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint #jerusalem


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Whether via bus, car, bicycle, or foot, tens of thousands of Palestinians must cross through this military checkpoint in order to get to Jerusalem, where many of them work.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint #jerusalem


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A group of Palestinian women walk below one of the Qalandiya military checkpoint's watchtowers.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint


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Today marks the 29th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall, hastening an end to the Cold War and uniting a long-divided Europe. While recent years have seen a resurgence in authoritarianism, the dream of a more democratic, more equal, and more united Europe endures. We are proud to support this project—from our new office in Berlin, and with our partners and grantees around the world.
A girl helps bring down the Berlin Wall in November, 1989. Photo credit: © Stanley Greene/NOOR/Redux
#opensociety #berlin #berlinwall #mauerfall #berlinermauer


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This is the main checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah. Israel's controversial West Bank barrier (also known as “the separation wall”) can be seen to the right and in the background.
The West Bank village of Qalandiya is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In this series, photographer Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from the checkpoint, which an estimated 26,000 Palestinians are forced to pass through every day. To learn more about the checkpoint, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #qalandiya #kalandia #palestine #westbank #checkpoint


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Next up, Seth Herald (@seth_herald) shares photos from his visit to the West Bank village of Qalandiya, which is home to one of the busiest military checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Thanks to Jean-Marc Caimi (@jean_marc_caimi) for sharing his work featuring the refugees creating music in one of the largest refugee camps in the world.


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Every year, the International Romani Language Day gives us all a chance to honor Europe's Roma communities and celebrate the unique contributions Roma people have made—and continue to make—to Europe and the whole world. To learn more about our work supporting Roma reclaiming their place in society, please follow the link in our bio.
Two musicians perform at the launch of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. Photo credit: © Gordon Welters/Laif for the Open Society Foundations
#opensociety #romani #opreroma


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#RepostPlus @nytimes
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A loose network of nationalists and political figures on the right have spent years seeking to cast George Soros not just as a well-heeled political opponent but also as the personification of all they detest. Employing barely coded anti-Semitism, they have built a warped portrayal of him as the mastermind of a “globalist” movement. Now, conspiracy theories about him have gone mainstream. George, his allies say, interprets the attacks as an effort to intimidate him. But the intimidation has backfired, they say. When friends reached out to express concern for his safety after a pipe bomb was found in a mailbox at his home, @georgesoros, who was not there when the package was delivered, changed the subject to what he called “the damage” being done by the Trump administration. In an email to The New York Times, George said he was grieving for the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting and their families. “I came to this country to find refuge. I am deeply distressed that in America in 2018 Jews are being massacred just because they’re Jewish.” George is photographed here by #nytimes staff photographer @damonwinter. - - - - - -
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