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Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of censorship, writes Sahar Aziz.

John Cheney-Lippold initially said his university department pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinian rights.

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, writes Malia Bouattia.

Israel to host 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv

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Israel to host 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Israel will host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv next year, avoiding a possible boycott by contestants.

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Comment: Democratic candidates have had to temper their message on Palestine, but their success is testament to a shift in the debate, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel music festival rocked by BDS campaign

The BDS movement had called on musicians to shun Israel as a way to press the government to change its treatment of the Palestinians.

Kamel Hawwash

Labour's anti-Semitism controversy protecting Israel from criticism

Comment: Palestinian activists must now refocus their campaigning, writes Professor Kamel Hawwash.

Malia Bouattia

Palestine and UK Labour: What now for solidarity?

Comment: The gradual criminalising of Palestinian activism is being countered by grassroots campaigners, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Rockers Of Montreal boycott Israel music festival, denounce 'apartheid'

The indie rock band follows the pop singer Lana Del Rey in leaving the three-day Meteor festival, which opens on Thursday in northern Israel.

Palestinian MPs in Israel back Corbyn amid anti-Semitism accusations

The New Arab

Palestinian MPs in Israel back Corbyn amid anti-Semitism accusations

A group of Palestinian lawmakers in Israel on Sunday praised British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, calling him a principled leader ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lana Del Rey cancels Israel show following boycott campaign

The American singer faced pressure to pull out of the Meteor festival after activists said her performance would "cover up gross violations of ...

On Israel-Palestine, three new congresswomen bring some hope

Mitchell Plitnick

On Israel-Palestine, three new congresswomen bring some hope

Comment: Newly elected Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar now have a unique chance to help broaden the debate in Congress, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Lana Del Rey, Palestine is always political

Malia Bouattia

Lana Del Rey, Palestine is always political

Comment: It's difficult to imagine a more political action than participating in the normalisation of occupied Palestine, writes Malia Bouattia.

South Africa band cancels Israel show after <em>BDS</em> pressure

The New Arab

South Africa band cancels Israel show after BDS pressure

A South African band have cancelled a performance at a concert in Israel, amid calls from activists for other artists to snub the show.

Lana Del Rey slammed for justifying Israel concert

Diana Alghoul

Lana Del Rey slammed for justifying Israel concert

Singer Lana Del Rey has defended her upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, saying her music will bring about peace by flooding the region with positive ...

The New Arab & agencies

PepsiCo to buy Israeli firm SodaStream for $3.2bn

The home carbonation product manufacturer previously attracted considerable criticism for operating a factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

The New Arab

Last-minute Eurovision deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Israel resolved a funding dispute last minute threatening their ability to host Eurovision 2019, with the broadcaster paying the guarantee hours ...

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu: Israel questioning of US journalist was mistake

Netanyahu "half-apologised" after an American Jewish journalist was interrogated at Tel Aviv airport.

The New Arab

Prominent Jewish activist Simone Zimmerman held at Israeli border

Anti-occupation activist and former Bernie Sanders aide Zimmerman was held at the Israeli border for hours, quizzed over her political stance ...

Israel's ban on South African model follows apartheid playbook

Suraya Dadoo

Israel's ban on South African model follows apartheid playbook

Comment: Israel's ban on Shashi Naidoo entering the Occupied Palestinian Territories is eerily reminiscent of apartheid South Africa's siege ...

The New Arab

Israel bans South African model after Gaza 's***hole' apology

South African model and TV personality Shashi Naidoo was told she is being denied access to Israel after she planned to visit Palestine to ...

Israel responds to Gaza balloon protests with deadly violence

Rami Almeghari

Israel responds to Gaza balloon protests with deadly violence

Incendiary balloons have floated over Gaza's border fence in a show of protests by Palestinians, with Israel retaliating with lethal force, ...

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine <em>BDS</em> movement

The New Arab

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

Thank you, Ireland

James J. Zogby

Thank you, Ireland

Comment: The Irish senate's bill to bar Israeli goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories sets an example to the rest of Europe, ...

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