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Recently a Mondoweiss writer based in Palestine—we’ll call her “Alaa”—described to us her firsthand knowledge of Israel’s efforts to suppress reporting from Palestine. She reports on the daily atrocities of the Israeli occupation under her own byline, but when we asked to…

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The Language of Oppression

In April, I described two resolutions up for approval by members of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the world’s largest academic organization of teachers of languages and literature.The first called on the organization to “refrain from endorsing” the academic boycott of Israeli…

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NYU SJP’s Rally Can Help Spread Safety

For the third time this year, the student organization NYU Students for Justice in Palestine received death threats directed toward its members. In response to this outburst of aggression, NYU SJP is planning a rally to help spur a sense…

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Students urge end to US-Israel police exchanges

The student government of California State University, Long Beach passed a resolution earlier this month calling on the administration to pull its investments in companies profiting from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. The vote comes in spite of strong pressure…

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Why We (Three Jews) Supported Tufts Divestment

We spent the night before Passover in different rooms. Some of us were in kitchens with our families, clearing our drawers of chametz. Some of us were in the library finishing homework before the start of the holiday. And some…

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A Victory for the First Amendment

Editor’s note: Alice Rothchild, author of Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine, recently spoke at the Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning (SILL). “Pro-Israeli” groups attempted to suppress her speech and led a campaign to coerce SILL into cancelling the…

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