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New French prime minister “eternally tied” to Israel

There has been renewed attention to a 2011 video of Manuel Valls declaring that he is “eternally tied” to Israel, and expressing Islamophobic views.

NY Times rewrites peace process history to make it more “balanced”

The New York Times rewrites history of a famous incident to claim US Secretary of State James Baker publicly rebuked Israelis and Palestinians, when in fact his rebuke was only aimed at Israel.

Tutu condemns US efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

“Whether used in South Africa, the US South, or India, boycotts have resulted in a transformative change that not only brought freedom and justice to the victims but also peace and reconciliation for the oppressors.”

Call to create divestment committee passes at University of Michigan-Dearborn

SJP is however critical of procedures used that limited debate and input from the resolution’s authors.

Northeastern rallies against censorship, racism

Northeastern University, the first in the United States to ban a campus Palestine solidarity group, welcomed a delegation of Israeli lawmakers from racist parties.

Anti-boycott measure slipped into Maryland state budget

American Studies Association calling for “immediate” action by the public to oppose bill making its way through Maryland legislature.

ACLU condemns Illinois senate resolution on academic boycott

ACLU says “boycott is an important and powerful form of protected expressive association protected by the First Amendment.”

What is Palestine's Land Day?

“One truth is that there is no Zionism, no settlement, no Jewish state without evacuation of the Arabs and confiscation and enclosure of their land.”

Amnesty warns Israel against “violent crackdown” on Land Day

Every 30 March Palestinians commemorate the 1976 expropriation by Israel of vast tracts of land in the Galilee and the killing of six protestors.

US isolated in latest UN vote on Palestine

But resolutions appear to have been watered down from earlier stronger versions.

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