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Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting of Two Palestinian Teens

Date: August 25, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: Huffington Post Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teenagers last year by Israeli security forces warrants withholding of military aid under the conditions of the Leahy Law. “The murders of Nadeem Nawara and Mohammad Daher highlight a brutal system of occupation that devalues and dehumanizes Palestinian …

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Breaking Taboos, BDS Gains Ground Among Academics

Date: February 3, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: By David Palumbo-Liu Most academic organizations have been wary of discussing, much less endorsing, the academic boycott of Israel. But things have changed since April 2013, when the Association of Asian American Studies became the first academic organization to answer the call for solidarity from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) emanating out of Palestinian civil society. …