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Temple Will Not Punish Marc Lamont Hill, Issues Condemnation News Roundup
Sarah McLaughlin, The Fire

Temple Will Not Punish Marc Lamont Hill, Issues Condemnation

The announcement finds Temple returning to its initial statement, which recognized that Hill’s speech was protected by the First Amendment.

about 2 days ago
Pitzer College Faculty Moves To Suspend Israel Program In Support Of Palestinian Rights News Roundup
Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

Pitzer College Faculty Moves To Suspend Israel Program In Support Of Palestinian Rights

Pitzer College faculty have voted to suspend a study abroad program in Israel, sparking widespread controversy over what is believed to be the nation’s first such campus action in support of Palestinian rights.

about 2 days ago
Palestinian Self-Home Demolitions: ‘A New Level Of Depravity’ Op-Eds & Analysis
Ibrahim Husseini, Al-Jazeera

Palestinian Self-Home Demolitions: ‘A New Level Of Depravity’

Murad and Johar Hashimeh spent most of Friday removing all the furniture, clothes and other belongings from a room of their modest home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Qadoum neighbourhood.

about 2 days ago
New Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Rejects Traditional Trip to Israel In Favour Of One to West Bank News Roundup
Sarah Harvard, Independent

New Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Rejects Traditional Trip to Israel In Favour Of One to West Bank

Democratic Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib of Michigan has announced she will be leading a congressional delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, an unprecedented move given the traditional nature of American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) sponsored trips to Israel for new members.

about 2 days ago
Rashida Tlaib Backs BDS, Plans To Lead Delegation To West Bank News Roundup
Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward

Rashida Tlaib Backs BDS, Plans To Lead Delegation To West Bank

Rashida Tlaib, who became the first Palestinian-American ever elected to Congress last month, will lead a Congressional delegation to visit the West Bank, according to a report in the Intercept today.

about 2 days ago
INSIGHT: Bethlehem Prepares For Christmas News & Analysis
Reuters

INSIGHT: Bethlehem Prepares For Christmas

The town of Bethlehem, revered as the birthplace of Jesus, kicked off preparations for the festive season by erecting and lighting a giant Christmas tree outside the Church of Nativity.

about 2 days ago
Rashida Tlaib And Her ‘Squad’ Of Israel Critics Own The Future Op-Eds & Analysis
Peter Beinart, Forward

Rashida Tlaib And Her ‘Squad’ Of Israel Critics Own The Future

If you want to understand the divide inside the congressional Democratic Party on Israel, consider two events from earlier this week.

about 1 week ago
Marc Lamont Hill: I’m Sorry My Word Choices Caused Harm Op-Eds & Analysis
Marc Lamont Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer

Marc Lamont Hill: I’m Sorry My Word Choices Caused Harm

"Over the past week, I have been embroiled in a controversy regarding my speech at the United Nations regarding the plight of Palestinian people."

about 1 week ago
Temple Professors: No Confidence In University Leader Who Won’t Support Marc Lamont Hill… Op-Eds & Analysis
Temple University Faculty, Philadelphia Inquirer

Temple Professors: No Confidence In University Leader Who Won’t Support Marc Lamont Hill…

"We are faculty at Temple University writing in support of Marc Lamont Hill’s academic freedom to express his views on the Israeli occupation of Palestine."

about 1 week ago