MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, ISIL, Iraq, and Turkey

By: Friday November 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we’re the biggest enablers to Israel’s illegal occupation…!

 

MENA Mashup: Abbas, Bibi, and ISIS

By: Monday September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Seriously, why won’t Abu Mazen sign the Rome Statute…?

The Uncivil Termination of Professor Steven Salaita

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Professor Steven Salaita was terminated from a tenured faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) because he sent out tweets through his personal Twitter account that were critical of Israel’s assault on Gaza. Yesterday, he delivered his first statement on what happened to a room full of supporters on the UIUC campus—a number of which had walked out of their classes.

Activists In Oakland Block Israeli Ship From Docking

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 12:16 pm

Pro-Palestinian activists in the city of Oakland, California are blocking the docking of an Israeli commercial vessel in response to Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. The protest entered its third day when 20 protesters demonstrating under the banner of “Block The Boat” arrived at the port of Oakland to stop an Israeli ship from docking.

Gaza Update: Delays, Deceit, and Death

By: Monday August 18, 2014 6:30 pm

The Ceasefire was in fact extended for another 24 hrs.

5,000 Texans March for Gaza

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 2:25 pm

On Aug. 2, Sheikh Islam Mossaad ended his speech at the Texas Stands With Gaza rally by quoting these words of Martin Luther King, Jr. The quotation was preceded by a passionate speech invoking the spirit of dead Palestinian children and calling on the living youth of the world to take up their struggle:

“But we do not have much time. The revolutionary spirit is already worldwide. If the anger of the peoples of the world at the injustice of things is to be channeled into a revolution of love and creativity, we must begin now to work, urgently, with all people, to shape a new world.”

Only 38% Of American Jews Believe Israel Sincerely Trying To Make Peace

By: Monday June 9, 2014 11:58 am

A recent Pew Research Center survey in which only 38 percent of American Jews believe the Israeli government is sincerely pursuing peace with the Palestinians.

Secretary Kerry Regrets Using Word Apartheid To Describe Future Israel

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 7:46 am

Yesterday Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted as warning Israel that if it would not follow through with a peace deal it risked becoming an apartheid state. There was an immediate backlash from right wing groups like the Emergency Committee for Israel calling on Kerry to resign.

Podcast: Young Palestinian & Contributor to ‘Gaza Writes Back’ Describes Life Under Occupation

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 8:00 am

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Rania Khalek of the “Dispatches from the Underclass” blog interviews Yousef Aljamal, a contributor to a collection of stories from Palestinians in Gaza called “Gaza Writes Back.”

Khalek met up with Aljamal while he was on a book tour that stopped in Washington, DC. He talked to her about the writings in the collection, which are inspired by Operation Cast Lead. He describes life in Gaza and even talks about the growing worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Podcast: The Targeting of Free Speech & Activism Around Palestinians on University or College Campuses

By: Sunday April 6, 2014 9:14 am

Pro-Israel groups are engaged in a “fighting retreat,” as one professor at Columbia College Chicago, who had his academic freedom violated, puts it. They are confronting vibrant activism from students calling attention to the suffering of Palestinian people under Israeli military occupation, and, in trying to overcome the challenge they present to their worldview, they are engaged in the suppression of freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of assembly on college or university campuses.

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