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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.

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 Tamara Kharroub.

Israel music festival rocked by BDS campaign

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.

Labour's anti-Semitism controversy protecting Israel from criticism

Kamel Hawwash

Labour's anti-Semitism controversy protecting Israel from criticism

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

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.

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 ...

CJ Werleman

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

Comment: In today's Australia, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria are increasingly mainstream attitudes, writes CJ Werleman.

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.

Flashback 30 years: Lessons to learn, work to do

James J. Zogby

Flashback 30 years: Lessons to learn, work to do

Comment: The 1988 Democratic Convention was the first time we openly debated Palestine, and holds some important lessons for us today, writes ...

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 BDS 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.

Amid backlash, Trump promises Palestinians 'something very good'

The New Arab

Amid backlash, Trump promises Palestinians 'something very good'

Backlash followed Trump's cryptic statements saying Israelis would now pay 'a higher price' after the Jerusalem move, and promised Palestinians ...

Fighting antisemitism should not mean silencing the Palestinian struggle

Malia Bouattia

Fighting antisemitism should not mean silencing the Palestinian struggle

Comment: If criticising Israel is antisemitic, how are Palestinians expected to articulate their struggle? asks Malia Bouattia.

Jordanian judo athlete refuses to fight Israeli competitor

The New Arab

Jordanian judo athlete refuses to fight Israeli competitor

A Jordanian Judo practitioner has refused to compete against an Israeli at an international tournament in the latest act of boycott against ...

The New Arab

Radioactive sheep support illegal Israel nuclear test allegations

Newly published research has added weight to allegations Israel has an illegal nuclear arsenal, and that it conducted a covert nuclear test 39 years ago.

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 & agencies

Palestinian Israelis rally against 'apartheid' Jewish nation-state law

Tens of thousands of Palestinian Israelis and their supporters have rallied in Tel Aviv, protesting a law that declares Israel the nation state ...

The New Arab

Gaza: Biggest flare-up since 2014 as Israel pounds enclave

Dozens of Palestinians were injured when Israel struck a cultural centre in Gaza alongside 200 'Hamas targets', while militants launched a ...

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces dies: ministry

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces dies: ministry

Ahmed al-Ayeda was shot by Israeli forces on the first day of the Great Return March protests.

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Israeli military faces Druze uproar over Jewish nation bill

The Druze, who follow an offshoot of Shia Islam, have been fiercely loyal to the state and have risen to high office in the military and ...

Iraq national squad to play first-ever West Bank match

The New Arab

Iraq national squad to play first-ever West Bank match

Iraq's national team will travel to the West Bank on Thursday ahead of a friendly game with the Palestinian national squad in Ramallah.

Tamimi will remain a prisoner until Israeli occupation ends

CJ Werleman

Tamimi will remain a prisoner until Israeli occupation ends

Comment: Tamimi may be out of jail, but she has effectively traded one prison cell for another, writes CJ Werleman.

Jews who oppose nation-state law are traitors, says Netanyahu

The New Arab

Jews who oppose nation-state law are traitors, says Netanyahu

Israel's prime minister accused Israelis who are opposed to the 'racist' nation-state bill as traitors to Zionism.

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