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Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Q&As
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Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Following President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's final meeting at the White House, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Diana Buttu, Ramallah-based political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian negotiators.

about 5 days ago
Cal Officials Reverse Course, Reinstate Controversial Class on Palestine News Roundup
Raquel Maria Dillon, NBC Bay Area

Cal Officials Reverse Course, Reinstate Controversial Class on Palestine

Amid concerns about academic freedom, UC Berkeley has reinstated a student-led course on Palestine a week after administrators cancelled the class. Jewish activists had argued the 1-credit "DeCal" class promotes anti-Semitism and had a political agenda.

about 5 days ago
With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation Op-Eds & Analysis
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation

Barack Obama is a bad president for Israel. If the military aid he approved for the coming decade is the largest ever, then as a president he is the worst ever for Israel. The last thing Israel needs is more arms, which will push it toward more acts of violence.

about 1 week ago
Theater Artists Protest Cancellation of Black Lives Matter Benefit News Roundup
Andrew R. Chow, The New York Times

Theater Artists Protest Cancellation of Black Lives Matter Benefit

The letter in response, which has been signed by more than 50 people, asserts that the cancellation “both undermines the visionary leadership of the Movement for Black Lives and contributes to the institutionalized silencing of advocates for Palestinian human rights.”

about 1 week ago
UC Berkeley Reinstates Class on Palestine Following Outcry Over Its Suspension News Roundup
Sam Levin, The Guardian

UC Berkeley Reinstates Class on Palestine Following Outcry Over Its Suspension

The University of California, Berkeley has reinstated a controversial course examining Palestine “through the lens of settler colonialism” after facing intense backlash that it was stifling academic freedom.

about 1 week ago
Human Rights Defender Issa Amro on Trial Videos
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Human Rights Defender Issa Amro on Trial

In recent months, Israel has stepped up its targeting of Palestinian human rights defenders. One of those targets is Issa Amro, known for his engagement in non-violent activism and civil disobedience.

about 1 week ago
The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture News Roundup
Dalia Hatuqa, Al Jazeera

The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - In the dead of a cold December night, Israeli soldiers came for Yasser. They rummaged through the shelves and behind the looms of a darkened factory, searching for the little man, only half a metre tall. They knew he would be easy to spot, wearing his signature black-and-white keffiyeh...

about 2 weeks ago
U.S. Boosts Military Aid to Israel to $3.8 Billion per Year in Largest Package in U.S. History News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

U.S. Boosts Military Aid to Israel to $3.8 Billion per Year in Largest Package in U.S. History

The Obama administration is breaking records, boosting military aid to Israel to an unprecedented $3.8 billion per year. Under a new 10-year deal, called the Memorandum of Understanding, the U.S. is providing Israel with $38 billion of military aid from 2019 to 2028.

about 2 weeks ago
Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine News Roundup
Lindsey Kennedy, Quartz

Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine

“I think starting a business here is in itself a political act,” says Christina Ganim. In 2015, Ganim co-founded the Ramallah-based lingerie company, Kenz Woman, with Nicola Isabel. “We could both be in the States or anywhere else doing this, but we chose to do it here, because we want to contribute"...

about 2 weeks ago