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Steven Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois, donors for firing over Israel criticism

Lawsuit alleging a wide range of illegal conduct will be a test of whether fundamental notions of free speech in the United States pertain even to critics of Israel.

French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”

Child was reported to police by school principal after allegedly refusing to take part in a minute of silence for Charlie Hebdo victims.

French president's Holocaust day speech presages crackdown on Palestine supporters

Planned crackdown raises concern that French authorities will further censor speech critical of Israel under the guise of combating anti-Semitism.

Boycott Israel's "Muslim Leadership Initiative," Palestinian civil society urges

Palestinian campaigners say delegations visiting their country should not do so in “a manner that is complicit with Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid.”

Video: Naima Shalhoub sings Ferguson-Gaza Blues

Lebanese-American singer performs powerful song paying homage to the struggles in Ferguson and Gaza.

France begins jailing people for ironic comments

Harsh crackdown on free speech in France has prompted criticism from national and international human rights organizations.

ICC preliminary probe on Palestine still a long way from war crimes trials

International Criminal Court takes first, small step on long and obstacle-filled road to justice for Palestinian victims of Israeli war crimes.

New Jersey publication removes report justifying local official's assault on Jerusalem resident

Teaneck councilman Mohammed Hameeduddin assaulted a Jerusalem resident who attempted to speak to an Israeli-backed US “Muslim leaders” delegation.

Who's a Charlie? France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it

Arrest of French comedian Dieudonné over Facebook comments portends bigger crackdown on dissent in Europe.

“Muslim leader” who assaulted Jerusalem resident identified as former New Jersey mayor

Evidence indicates that the individual who assaulted a Jerusalem resident at al-Aqsa mosque is Mohammed Hameeduddin, the former mayor of Teaneck, NJ, traveling as part of an Israeli-backed delegation.

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