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Divestment wins again at Loyola, goes down fighting in Michigan

Students at Kings College London also passed a motion calling for boycott and divestment from entities complicit in Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights.

Rolling Stones accused of hypocrisy as Tel Aviv gig announced

The Palestinian national boycott committee says that the Rolling Stones’ planned gig is much like those few artists who played Sun City during the era of South African apartheid.

Refusing to be silenced, Michigan students take divestment back to student government

University of Michigan students have been sitting in at student government headquarters for the last week in response to the student government’s refusal to hear a divestment resolution. Organizers are preparing for another student government meeting on 25 March.

Israel’s “Hollywood propaganda” about Gaza-bound missile ship unravels

US official tells news agency: “You look at those things and it’s obvious they couldn’t have been slipped into Gaza.”

Al Jazeera once again removes Joseph Massad article on Palestine

The article “The Dahlan Factor,” appeared for several hours on the Qatar-based broadcaster’s website but was later removed amid claims of “defamation.”

"Return Unifies Us": Palestinians call for a day of action for the right of return

An international day of action on 22 March will focus on reaffirming Palestinian national principles — most crucially, the right of return.

Israeli interrogator threatens sexual assault, home demolition, says Palestinian child

Testimonies collected by Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups suggest Israeli interrogators have threatened Palestinian kids with sexual violence.

Watch: Spoof ad from Finland takes aim at SodaStream

“SodaScream – Bubble trouble” takes aim at the company that manufactures fizzy-drink machines in an illegal Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank.

US students resist repression of Palestine solidarity on campus

University of Michigan students engage in a sit-in after the student government tables a divestment vote “indefinitely”; Max Geller of Northeastern SJP talks about repression of student activism by the administration and right-wing groups; and a report from Gaza during Israeli Apartheid Week.

Beyoncé denies she's going to Israel

Earlier this week, Israeli media were abuzz with the news that Beyoncé would be playing a gig in Tel Aviv this summer. The singer’s representative has denied this.

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