A UK immigration court ruled yesterday that popular Palestinian leader Sheikh Raed Salah could be deported from the country, after being banned by Home Secretary Theresa May in June. The Electronic Intifada can now also exclusively reveal new details of an Israeli government role in the UK plot to exclude Salah. Read more about Exclusive: Leaked emails show Israel role in UK plot to ban Raed Salah
The Electronic Intifada has obtained email correspondences between Israeli lobbyists and British governmental officials which prove a plot to ban Palestinian political leader Sheikh Raed Salah from the UK. Read more about Revealed: UK government plotted with Israel lobby to ban Salah
Two days of testimonies in the trial of Sheikh Raed Salah reveals that the UK has named as a “principle source” in its deportation case against the Palestinian leader a pro-Israel lobby group with a history of smearing critics of Israel as anti-Semitic. Read more about UK government conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism in Salah trial
The conviction of the Irvine 11 is a testament to the degree that Islamophobia has grown in the West. Moreover, it is a testament to how unwilling the United States has become to question its relationship with Israel. Read more about Why the Irvine 11 are true American heroes
Pro-Israel organizations pressured an Oakland children’s museum to cancel an upcoming exhibition of drawings made by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. Community leaders say the shutting down of the exhibition is the result of a disturbing — and well-funded — campaign to silence Palestinian voices across the US. Read more about Gaza children's images of war censored under pressure from US Israel lobby
Did the Irvine 11 really “shut down” Michael Oren? Or did he simply have better things to do than finish his engagement with a packed auditorium of avid pro-Israel supporters? Read more about How Kobe Bryant blows a hole in the Irvine 11 prosecution's case
Despite the many pressing and unrelenting national challenges facing the United States, a record 81 House members, about a fifth of the chamber, spent a week in Israel last month, courtesy of a foundation set up by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the largest pro-Israel lobby group in the US. Read more about Can US Congress see beyond the orchestration and opulence in Tel Aviv?
Nineteen Melbourne activists are facing fines of up to $32,000 for participating in an action in support of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions. Read more about Australia's repression of BDS movement coordinated with Israel
A number of new initiatives to curtail freedom of speech by conflating opposition to Israeli crimes with anti-Semitism are underway in the United States and Canada. Read more about New moves to curb criticism of Israel in US and Canada
Steven Salaita is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech who has written several books on the failure of liberal civil rights discourse to counter anti-Arab racism, particularly in the United States. In his new book, Israel’s Dead Soul, he evaluates the potential complicity between enlightened ideals and their opposite. Read more about Salaita skewers liberalism in "Israel's Dead Soul"