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California Senate mulls new attempt to squash Palestine solidarity

Proposal before state legislature conflates opposition to Zionism with anti-Semitism. 

Illinois law would force state to boycott companies accused of boycotting Israel

New attempts to repress boycott, divestment and sanctions movement with legislation civil rights defenders say is unconstitutional.

Divestment referendum blocked at Northeastern

Activists say they have been silenced by their student government.

Cornel West backs Steven Salaita, cancels prestigious Univ. of Illinois lecture

“The suffering of precious Palestinians under a vicious Israeli occupation is a crime against humanity,” says celebrated public intellectual.

Ohio students approve Israel divestment vote by landslide

Two weeks ago, the student government at the University of Toledo muzzled debate on divestment.

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?

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