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Swarthmore College Students Endorse BDS Following Campaign Calling for Palestinian State ‘From the River to the Sea’

Members of Students for Justice for Palestine and their supporters demonstrate at Swarthmore College on Dec. 12, 2018. Photo: Screenshot. Student leaders in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania voted to endorse a controversial boycott campaign targeting Israel on Sunday, after initially rejecting it three weeks ago. In a closed meeting, the Student Government Organization voted in favor…

The Public Liberty Podcast, Episode 1: Peace and Intellectual Freedom in the Middle East

About the episode: “Peace and Intellectual Freedom in the Middle East,” with Asaf Romirowsky. We put together this first episode of the Public Liberty Podcast with rubber bands, chewing gum, paperclips and one microphone for three people. Still, we’re very proud of the results. In this inaugural edition of the PLP, Don Q. and Sancho sit down with…

Why Pitzer Shouldn’t Suspend Its Israel Study Abroad Program

Last semester, Pitzer College’s faculty voted in favor of suspending the college’s study abroad program in Israel with the University of Haifa. Even Pitzer College’s president Melvin L. Oliver condemned the move, stating that a potential “[suspension] would be paltry support for Palestinian rights and a major blow to Pitzer College’s mission.” With the Pitzer College Council—a…

Columbia Student Leaders Vote Down BDS Referendum, Drawing Applause From Jewish, Zionist Campus Groups

Student leaders at Columbia University on Sunday rejected a controversial effort to divest from eight companies over their ties to Israel, reaffirming a vote opposing a similar measure last year. Following a four-hour debate, 20 members of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) voted in a secret ballot against sending out a campus-wide referendum on divestment,…

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