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Release of Inflammatory Emails Leads to Diversity Discussions at U. Of C. News Roundup
Patrick M. O'Connell, The Chicago Tribune

Release of Inflammatory Emails Leads to Diversity Discussions at U. Of C.

The publication of a series of racist and inflammatory emails among members of a Jewish fraternity at the University of Chicago has reignited complaints by some students about intolerance on campus and led to discussions about what the university can do to better foster an environment of inclusion for minorities and women.

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This Year’s Oscar Swag Bag Includes a $55,000 Trip to Israel News Roundup
William Booth, The Washington Post

This Year’s Oscar Swag Bag Includes a $55,000 Trip to Israel

Goodie bags filled with a fortune in freebies are “gifted” to Hollywood stars as part of the annual orgy of award shows. The 800-pound Gorilla of Swag Bags is the one presented to Oscar nominees, and this year the celebrity grocery sack is worth an eye-popping $220,000, according to Los Angles-based Distinctive Assets, the company that places the object in the mitts of the already rich and famous.

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Palestinians Daring to Love Videos
Love Under Apartheid & IMEU

Palestinians Daring to Love

Four couples talk about daily restrictions they face due to Israeli policy. "I never dreamed I would leave my country, but I also never dreamed I would be separated from the person I love." Produced by Love Under Apartheid and the IMEU.

about 2 days ago
Why Is RE/MAX Selling Properties in Illegal Israeli Settlements? Op-Eds & Analysis
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept

Why Is RE/MAX Selling Properties in Illegal Israeli Settlements?

Israel's colonization of Palestinian territory in the occupied West Bank is widely recognized as a moral, legal, and political disaster for the peoples of the Middle East. Despite this, becoming a colonist in an Israeli settlement is relatively easy. In fact, it’s as easy as logging on to the website of the country’s local RE/MAX franchise and checking out the abundant housing listings...

about 2 days ago
Settler Arrested for Ax Attack on Palestinian Vehicle News Roundup
Adiv Sterman & Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel

Settler Arrested for Ax Attack on Palestinian Vehicle

A 40-year-old Israeli was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attacked a Palestinian man’s truck with an ax outside a West Bank settlement earlier in the day, police said. The suspect was arrested at his home in the settlement of Karnei Shomron in the northern West Bank hours after police received a complaint from the Palestinian truck driver.

about 2 days ago
BDS’s “South Africa Moment”?: As States Pass Resolutions Condemning BDS, it’s More Important Than… Op-Eds & Analysis
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

BDS’s “South Africa Moment”?: As States Pass Resolutions Condemning BDS, it’s More Important Than…

A few months ago the co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Omar Barghouti, told me that he felt this rights-based movement had reached “the South African moment.” By that he meant that world opinion had begun to swing in favor of the Palestinians in their fight for rights and justice.

about 2 days ago
Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters? Op-Eds & Analysis
Rahul Saksena, The Nation

Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters?

New York lawmakers, seemingly baffled by the global boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian freedom, are despairing for the good old days of McCarthyism, when speech was suppressed and activists’ livelihoods endangered with the simple creation of a blacklist.

about 3 days ago
Bill Calls to Suspend Lawmakers From Knesset for Denying Israel as Jewish, Democratic State News Roundup
Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Bill Calls to Suspend Lawmakers From Knesset for Denying Israel as Jewish, Democratic State

The government is expected to present a new version of a bill allowing Knesset to suspend sitting lawmakers. The new version replaces the criterion for suspension from "behavior unbecoming a Knesset member" to one of three grounds: denying Israel's existence as a Jewish and democratic state, inciting to racism and supporting the armed struggle of terror organization or an enemy state.

about 3 days ago
Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes in Nablus-area ‘Firing Zone’ News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes in Nablus-area ‘Firing Zone’

Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military “firing zone” for decades.

about 3 days ago