Despite Israel’s bluster, it remains closely allied with the Palestinian Authority, on which it relies to maintain control of millions of Palestinians.
Despite the lifting of the gag order and the ban on meeting with lawyers, Kayyal has been ordered held until 22 April. Adalah has said it will file an appeal to seek his immediate release.
The Palestinian national boycott committee says that the Rolling Stones’ planned gig is much like those few artists who played Sun City during the era of South African apartheid.
Its silence contrasts with university leaders’ loud condemnations of calls for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
Israel is already monitoring Palestinian solidarity campaigns abroad. Now it is ramping up its efforts to stop them.
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