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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.

BBC says no to occupation profiteer G4S after major campaign

A campaign backed by film directors, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and novelist Ahdaf Soueif, calling on the BBC not to award a multi-million pound security contract to G4S has been successful.

Boycott movement has empowered Palestinians, says co-founder

“When we talk of boycotting Israel, we talk of boycotting a system of ruling, a way of thinking and behaving, that denies the existence of the Palestinian people and their rights.”

Despite University of Michigan vote, Palestine is not going away

Yesterday, the battle for hearts and minds on campus took several steps forward.

University of Windsor faces donor threats, Islamophobic backlash after BDS vote

A donor – who specifically blamed “Muslim” students for the vote – is threatening to withdraw funding from the university and to stop hiring its graduates.

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