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Judge deals major blow to Rasmea Odeh's defense

A week before the trial begins, Rasmea Odeh’s defense is severely hampered by judge’s ruling on pre-trial motions.

Claims of anti-Semitism vanish as facts emerge in incident at NY-Tel Aviv game

Man who claimed to be the victim of a hate crime in New York is now accused of taking part in an attack on a Palestinian-American woman.

Los Angeles activists block unloading of Israeli cargo ship for two days

Palestine solidarity activists continue to block Israel’s largest shipping vessel in California.

Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott

The group invokes a new California law alleging the academic boycott enables “unlawfully discrimination,” but the American Studies Association is still going forward with plans.

Armenian genocide expert cancels Illinois talks in protest at Salaita firing

In a powerful letter, Taner Akcam tells the University of Illinois why he will not deliver two lectures on campus.

Occupation profiteer Veolia excluded from $750 million contract in Kuwait

The MLK Labor Council is also seeking that King County, Washington sever its ties to the French corporation.

Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship

Oakland port union workers refuse to show up for shift to unload Israeli ship.

Arab Bank to appeal verdict in US terror financing "show trial"

Bank found liable for material support for terrorism after judge suppresses crucial evidence.

Family held at gunpoint as Israel arrests another Palestinian rights defender

Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator for prisoner rights group Addameer, arrested in late-night raid on his home.

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