Tagged: United States

Trump Administration Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism In Schools News Roundup
Michael Stratford, Politico

Trump Administration Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism In Schools

The Trump administration is changing how the Education Department investigates allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, backing an approach that is favored by pro-Israel groups but that critics worry will stifle free speech on campus.

on September 14, 2018
Education Dept. Reopens Rutgers Case Charging Discrimination Against Jewish Students News Roundup
Erica L. Green, The New York Times

Education Dept. Reopens Rutgers Case Charging Discrimination Against Jewish Students

The new head of civil rights at the Education Department has reopened a seven-year-old case brought by a Zionist group against Rutgers University, saying the Obama administration, in closing the case, ignored evidence that suggested the school allowed a hostile environment for Jewish students.

on September 14, 2018
Palestinians Slam U.S. ‘Vicious Blackmail’ As Their Washington Office is Shuttered News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Palestinians Slam U.S. ‘Vicious Blackmail’ As Their Washington Office is Shuttered

Palestinian officials on Monday vowed not to bend to what they called the Trump administration’s bullying tactics after being notified that their office in Washington would be shut down as part of an effort to block cases against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

on September 11, 2018
‘Cruel and Vicious’: Palestinian Officials Condemn Trump’s Closure of DC Office News Roundup
Oliver Holmes, The Guardian

‘Cruel and Vicious’: Palestinian Officials Condemn Trump’s Closure of DC Office

Palestinian leaders have condemned a decision by Donald Trump to shutter their diplomatic mission to Washington as part of a “cruel and spiteful” campaign they say represents collective punishment against Palestinians.

on September 11, 2018
US Threatens Sanctions Against International Criminal Court, Will Close PLO Office in Washington News Roundup
Elise Labott and Hilary Clarke, CNN

US Threatens Sanctions Against International Criminal Court, Will Close PLO Office in Washington

US national security adviser John Bolton announced Monday that the US will use "any means necessary" to protect its citizens and allies from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

on September 11, 2018
Trump Administration To Close Palestine Liberation Organization Office In D.C. News Roundup
Merrit Kennedy, NPR

Trump Administration To Close Palestine Liberation Organization Office In D.C.

The Trump administration says it is closing the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., effectively shuttering the Palestinian diplomatic mission to the U.S.

on September 11, 2018
After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank

The United Nations said Wednesday it had been forced to lay off more than 250 Palestinian employees in Gaza and the West Bank and cut services after the United States slashed hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

on July 25, 2018
How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected Op-Eds & Analysis
Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue

How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected

On June 19, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that America would withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body established in 2006 to protect human rights around the world.

on July 23, 2018
US Tax Dollars Must Not Be Used to Detain Palestinian Children Op-Eds & Analysis
Betty McCollum, The Nation

US Tax Dollars Must Not Be Used to Detain Palestinian Children

Israel is a powerful nation with the most advanced and capable military in the Middle East. It is the single greatest beneficiary of American military assistance, receiving $3.8 billion, some 25 percent of its defense budget, from American taxpayers each year. The security of Israel is obviously important to the United States, with missile defense programs like Iron Dome and David’s Sling as success stories.

on December 11, 2017
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