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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.”

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.

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.

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.

Scarlett Johansson doubles down on support for Israeli settlements

The Hollywood star says she was fully aware that SodaStream operates in an Israeli settlement before she agreed to become the company’s spokesmodel and ending her role as Oxfam “global ambassador.”

War on campus: Ali Abunimah and Max Geller on Democracy Now!

The attack on free speech at Northeastern is part of a broader war against Palestine solidarity activists on campuses that is being waged by university administrations and Israel lobby groups.

Palestine solidarity group banned at Northeastern, students threatened with expulsion

Palestine solidarity activists are facing harsh censorship and retribution on at least two US campuses during Israeli Apartheid Week.

South African church leaders endorse Israeli Apartheid Week

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and leaders of the South African Council of Churches compare Israel’s abuses to apartheid South Africa and reiterate backing for boycott, divestment and sanctions,

Irish students vote for Israel boycott by landslide

In 2-1 vote, National University of Ireland Galway student union become’s country’s first to endorse Palestinian campaign to boycott Israel.

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