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Don't single out (homo)sexuality in response to Israel blackmail revelations, Palestinians say

Israel attempts to blackmail Palestinians for many reasons. Focusing solely on its extortion aimed at those who engage in same-sex relations can actually strengthen pinkwashing – Israel’s false portrayal as a haven for Palestinians who identify as LGBTQ.

Leaked email reveals ADL advice to universities urging anti-Palestine crackdown

The ADL email is another indicator that there will be no let up this fall in Zionist groups’ efforts to use all repressive means to stigmatize and punish campus criticism of Israel’s crimes.

Email contradicts Univ. of Illinois president's statement on Salaita firing

Discrepancies cast further doubt on the credibility of university officials’ explanations for their firing of Salaita and their lack of transparency over the influence of major donors.

Video: Activists assaulted, arrested for protesting Israeli theater in Amsterdam

After Israel’s attack on Gaza, protestors vow that there will be no “business as usual” for Israel.

Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors

The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign.

Watch: Univ. of Illinois top officials challenged on pro-Israel donor's role in Salaita firing

The Electronic Intifada questioned top University of Illinois officials on video about the apparent influence of pro-Israel donors on the decision to fire Steven Salaita.

Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end

A new UN assessment lays out the massive needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, but uncertainty remains over an agreement to lift restrictions on the movement of goods and people.

Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets

After student walk-out, Salaita reaffirmed his commitment to teaching and called on the university to reinstate him.

“Civility” is the Israel lobby's new weapon against free speech on US campuses

In one alarming case, an Ohio University student is being condemned for making a video protesting Israel’s attack on Gaza.

Univ. of Illinois trustee criticizes decision to fire Steven Salaita

James D. Montgomery also acknowledged the “adverse” impact that a growing boycott was having on the university’s ability to function.

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