Tagged: Education

How Israel Is Targeting Palestinian Institutions News Roundup
Ylenia Gostali, Al Jazeera English

How Israel Is Targeting Palestinian Institutions

When Israeli police showed up at the maps and survey department of the Arab Studies Society's office in Jerusalem last month, director Khalil Tufakji was surprised to receive a six-month shutdown order.

on May 20, 2017
Fordham University Blocked Students from Forming Pro-Palestinian Group: Suit News Roundup
Stephen Rex Brown, Daily News

Fordham University Blocked Students from Forming Pro-Palestinian Group: Suit

Fordham University unfairly blocked four students from forming a pro-Palestinian group because deans worried the group would "stir up controversy" and use the term "apartheid" to describe Israel, a new lawsuit charges.

on April 26, 2017
Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham News Roundup
Julia Marsh, New York Post

Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham

Pro-Palestinian students are suing New York’s Fordham University claiming a dean took the unprecedented step of banning their club fearing it would create chaos on campus.

on April 26, 2017
Most of Gaza’s Libraries Have Been Closed or Destroyed—and You Can Help a New One Get Off the… News Roundup
Katha Pollitt, The Nation

Most of Gaza’s Libraries Have Been Closed or Destroyed—and You Can Help a New One Get Off the…

There are as many opinions about Israel and Palestine as there are minds and mouths (and fingers to type a tweet), but here is something everyone can agree on: People in Gaza need more books.

on April 11, 2017
Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’ News Roundup
Ali Dolah, Al-Monitor

Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’

In an era where social media is the name of the game, people are no longer reading books in the Gaza Strip. But some young girls who believe that reading is an intrinsic part of education have provided a glimmer of hope...

on March 20, 2017
No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives

Atta Sabah had little hope for justice after an Israeli soldier shot him while he was attempting to retrieve his book bag from a field behind his school. “I’m not expecting anything to happen to [the soldier who shot me],”...

on March 13, 2017
French Learners in Gaza Take Matters into Their Own Hands News Roundup
Mousa Tawfiq, The Electronic Intifada

French Learners in Gaza Take Matters into Their Own Hands

Ahmad Kraira is a self-confessed Francophile. Sparked by an interest in soccer – he is a fan of the French national team and former great Zinedine Zidane – he decided to study French literature at 18. It was a “risky choice,” he said. “I had never studied French...

on March 8, 2017
Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding News Roundup
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding

An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and...

on February 20, 2017
Fordham Flunks a Free Speech Test Op-Eds & Analysis
Ahmad Awad, New York Daily News

Fordham Flunks a Free Speech Test

This month, Fordham University, my alma mater, denied students on campus the chance to form a student group to support Palestinian rights. We thought we’d go through the same application process as any other student group.

on January 23, 2017
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