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Why I want Obama to veto Abbas' UN resolution on Palestine

UN resolution allegedly calling for Israeli withdrawal fatally undermines basic Palestinian rights.

Israel world's second most lethal country for journalists in 2014, watchdog says

Syria topped Reporters Without Borders’ grim league table for 2014, followed by “Palestine.”

Oxfam finally breaks silence on UN's failed Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism

Situation in Gaza is becoming “increasingly urgent” as 100,000 people remain displaced due to destruction Israel wrought last summer.

PA official Ziad Abu Ein was first Palestinian extradited from US to Israel

Ziad Abu Ein died after being assaulted by Israeli occupation forces. More than three decades ago he was a cause celebre, as he became the first Palestinian extradited from the US to Israel.

Effort to block Israel boycott backfires at anthropology association

Only 52 of more than 700 members backed motion that would have shut down debate on boycotting Israel.

Ireland's Gerry Adams comes out for partition (of Palestine)

The Irish parliament will vote on a Sinn Féin proposal to “recognize Palestine.” But does it undermine Palestinian rights and contradict the party’s own policies for Ireland?

Judge orders Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh freed on bond

Supporters welcome “fantastic news” that Odeh will return home to Chicago until her March sentencing.

Videos show casual brutality of Israeli army in Hebron

When Palestinians attempted to protest against the closure of a key checkpoint, they were immediately attacked with tear gas.

Rasmea Odeh in prolonged solitary confinement in Michigan jail

Odeh, 67, who suffers from health problems, has been in total segregation. She is not allowed to receive visitors or mail, speak to other prisoners, or use the commissary.

After Salaita firing, Univ. of Illinois struggling to hire faculty

Three dozen University of Illinois department heads write to incoming president Timothy Killeen about fallout from Salaita’s firing after he expressed criticism of Israel.

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