Tagged: United States

Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees To Submit Or Starve Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees To Submit Or Starve

The Trump administration’s decision to end funding for the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, fulfilled a long-standing goal of Israel and its American supporters. For years, Israel has sought to resolve the refugee crisis through policies aimed at normalizing Palestinian exile and denying Palestinian rights.

on September 14, 2018
Is Speech Critical of Israel Anti-Semitic? Op-Eds & Analysis
Jaweed Kaleem and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

Is Speech Critical of Israel Anti-Semitic?

As protests against Israel and the U.S. government’s alliance with it have roiled college campuses across the country — with demonstrations in recent years shutting down speeches by pro-Israel speakers from the University of Minnesota to San Francisco State University — a few questions have repeatedly come up.

on September 14, 2018
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
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