Big Win for Boycott Movement
The National Council of the American Studies Association announced Wednesday that it has unanimously endorsed a boycott of Israeli universities and other Israeli institutions -- and urged its members to vote to make the boycott official policy of the association. The move by the council, even if awaiting approval by the membership, is seen as a major victory for the movement for an academic boycott of Israel.
Israeli forces raid African neighborhood in Old City of Jerusalem
Israeli forces on Wednesday raided the African neighborhood in the Old City of Jerusalem and detained one man, locals said. Residents say Israeli police raided the neighborhood and inspected several homes. Scuffles broke out with locals and Israeli police sprayed pepper gas and assaulted a large number of people with batons.
Global pressure pushes back Israel's red lines
The nuclear deal signed with Iran, and Israel's participation in an EU project which bars settlement funding, is proving the effectiveness of external pressure on Israel, experts say. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region Wednesday for his first visit since world powers reached an interim agreement with Iran to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, which Israel has denounced as "a historic mistake".
Friction Toward African Migrants in Israel Is Focus of Short Film
There is a new short-documentary film that is developing a significant following which focuses on the persecution faced by tens of thousands of African migrants in Israel. The film, Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land, tells the story of some 60,000 Africans, many from Sudan and other East African countries, who have moved to Israel and have received a welcome that has been far from warm.
American Studies Association national council endorses Israel boycott
In an historic decision, the national council of the American Studies Association (ASA) today announced its endorsement of the Palestinian call for boycott of Israeli academic institutions. "The boycott is the best way to protect and expand academic freedom and access to education," ASA president Curtis Marez said in an email sent to media...The national council - the ASA's elected governing body - also called a referendum of the organization's full membership to endorse its decision.
36 aid groups demand end to house demolitions by Israel
Thirty-six international charities and human rights groups on Wednesday released a statement calling for an immediate end to the demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The groups -- among them Amnesty International, Oxfam and Save the Children -- co-signed a statement denouncing Israeli house demolitions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Israeli forces detain group of journalists at checkpoint
Israeli forces on Wednesday detained a group of journalists and journalism students from Birzeit University at Huwarra checkpoint south of Nablus. They were in a bus heading to Ramallah after they completed a tour in the valley to report on the hardships people suffer there. Israeli forces assaulted a number of them, forced them to leave the bus, and left them stranded in the cold for two hours as they thoroughly searched the bus.
Israeli forces demolish water wells and tents in the Jordan Valley
Israeli bulldozers demolished water wells and tents belonging to local Palestinian residents in a number of districts across the northern Jordan Valley on early Tuesday morning. Aref Daraghmeh, the mayor of al-Malih and neighboring Bedouin villages in the Jordan Valley, told a Ma'an reporter that two Israeli bulldozers demolished two water wells in the area of Barza, as well as tents in the areas of al-Bqaia and al-Adasa in al-Malih.
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