Quick Facts: Shimon Peres
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Human Rights Groups Urge US to Probe Israeli Soldiers’ Killing of Palestinian-American Teen News Roundup
JTA

Human Rights Groups Urge US to Probe Israeli Soldiers’ Killing of Palestinian-American Teen

(JTA) — Fifteen human rights and religious organizations called on President Barack Obama to investigate the killing of a Palestinian-American teenager by Israeli soldiers earlier this year. In the letter sent Wednesday to Obama, the groups also asked the president to demand that Israel release evidence...

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Did AIPAC Make a Profit off Its Fight Against the Iran Deal? News Roundup
Eli Clifton, +972

Did AIPAC Make a Profit off Its Fight Against the Iran Deal?

Last year, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) led the charge against the Obama administration’s efforts to reach a diplomatic resolution to concerns about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. Indeed, in many ways, AIPAC became the face of the opposition to Obama’s signature second-term foreign policy initiative.

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Quick Facts: Shimon Peres Fact Sheets
IMEU

Quick Facts: Shimon Peres

After the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, the IMEU offers the following facts on his life and career. Shimon Peres was born Szymon Perski in 1923 in Belarus, then part of Poland, before immigrating to Palestine, then under British Mandate, in 1934.

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Faculty Denounce McCarthyist Blacklist Targeting Student Campaigners for Palestinian Rights News Roundup
Sarah Lazare, Alternet

Faculty Denounce McCarthyist Blacklist Targeting Student Campaigners for Palestinian Rights

Over 1,000 university admissions faculty from across the United States declared Tuesday that the secretive Canary Mission website—which blacklists and defames U.S.-based students, academics, and activists who campaign for Palestinian human rights—“should not be trusted as a resource to evaluate...

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1,000 Professors Condemn Blacklisting of Pro-Palestinian Activists News Roundup
Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward

1,000 Professors Condemn Blacklisting of Pro-Palestinian Activists

A thousand university faculty members have signed a petition against a pro-Israel website that publishes dossiers on pro-Palestinian student activists. Canary Mission aims to keep pro-Palestinian activists from getting jobs after college. It has posted lengthy profiles, including photographs and academic majors...

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Interview with Diana Buttu on Shimon Peres’ Legacy News Roundup
Al-Jazeera English

Interview with Diana Buttu on Shimon Peres’ Legacy

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Nazareth, former Palestinian peace negotiator Diana Buttu remembered Shimon Peres as a “war criminal”.

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The World Mourns Shimon Peres as Israel Considers His Legacy News Roundup
William Booth & Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post

The World Mourns Shimon Peres as Israel Considers His Legacy

JERUSALEM — As tributes poured in from abroad, Israel prepared to say goodbye to Shimon Peres, one of the founders of the Jewish state, who died Wednesday of complications from a massive stroke. For many, Peres’s long and complex legacy reads like chapters from Israel’s history. The 93-year-old — a former prime minister...

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Obama and Bill Clinton to Travel to Israel to Honor Shimon Peres News Roundup
Peter Baker & Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

Obama and Bill Clinton to Travel to Israel to Honor Shimon Peres

JERUSALEM — World leaders made plans to converge on Israel to pay tribute to Shimon Peres, the Nobel Prize-winning former prime minister who died on Wednesday, focusing renewed attention on his quest for peace in a fractured land that fell well short of his dreams.

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Shimon Peres: The Legacy of Israel’s Last Surviving Founding Father News Roundup
Molly Hunter, ABC News

Shimon Peres: The Legacy of Israel’s Last Surviving Founding Father

Israel's longest serving statesman Shimon Peres died early Wednesday, leaving the country mourning the last of the state’s founding fathers and a man whose legacy as a would-be peacemaker is celebrated by supporters but eyed with skepticism by many Palestinians. The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv said...

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