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New York jury finds Palestinian Authority liable for “terrorism”

 In a case criticized as highly prejudicial, the PA and PLO are found liable for terrorism and ordered to pay $655.5 million.

Why the PA can be sued in the US for “terrorism” but Israel can't

The civil suit against the Palestinian Authority that began this month demonstrates the stark prejudices that inform the prosecution of “terrorism” in US courts.

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.

Washington supreme court hears arguments on Olympia co-op's boycott of Israeli goods

Two courts have already ruled the lawsuit against the co-op is frivolous; now the Washington state supreme court will weigh in.

Naftali Bennett and the Qana massacre

What role did rising star of Israeli politics Naftali Bennett play in the 1996 massacre of more than 100 people at the UN base in Qana, Lebanon?

Official probe calls on Illinois to reconsider Salaita firing

Commitee on Academic Freedom and Tenure says university violated its procedures in firing professor over Gaza tweets.

Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois for refusing to release emails related to firing

Professor fired over Gaza tweets says university’s refusal to release records is “willful, intentional and in bad faith.”

Legal groups warn universities against stifling Palestine activism

Legal groups caution administrators against heeding calls to censor or stifle expression criticizing the state of Israel or advocating for Palestinian human rights.

Tea with FBI sends chilling message to Cleveland Palestine activist

FBI visits Palestine activist Abbas Hamideh, who is organizing a protest at Sunday’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game.

Missing Salaita document hints at Univ. of Illinois cover up

The University of Illinois says it can’t find a key document that may shed light on donor pressure to convince top administrators to fire Steven Salaita for his criticisms of Israel.

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