• BDS Movement at 10: Mondoweiss interviews Omar Barghouti

    Mondoweiss co-editors Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss talk with Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti on the tenth anniversary of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions again Israel. The BDS Call was issued by representatives of of Palestinian civil society on July 9, 2005 with a goal of achieving […]

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  • Faithwashing: A reflection on the Muslim Leadership Initiative

    Sa”ed Atshan | Al Araby Al Jadeed The Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) of Israel’s Shalom Hartman Institute has now sent two small cohorts of Muslim-American leaders to Israel/Palestine. MLI’s stated purpose is to shape the understanding of these cohorts with regards to Judaism and Zionism. This conflation of Judaism and Zionism is troubling, in addition […]

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  • Free speech vs. freedom

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=733723 I am going to use this space once again to talk about the despicable un-hiring of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois (I wrote about the Salaita case and what I called The Incivility of Palestinians, last month as well). I am going to do this because, despite the […]

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  • On the incivility of Palestinians

    By Heike Schotten. Original publication link: https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=730563 In the US, and especially within the US Palestine solidarity movement, the biggest Israel-Palestine news since Gaza Genocide 3.0 (which, with Palestinians dying daily, whether from the effects of the siege or horrific wounds leftover from the attack, makes this genocide ongoing), is the unceremonious un-hiring of Professor Steven […]

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  • Audio: USACBI’s David Lloyd on academic boycott and the Steven Salaita case

    David Lloyd, professor at the University of California at Riverside, and member of the USACBI Organizing Committee, was interviewed on two radio shows on September 12, speaking on the academic boycott and the case of fellow USACBI OC member and targeted Palestinian American scholar Steven Salaita: KDVS Speaking in Tongues, with Richard Estes, host – […]

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  • Debate, dissent, and divisive politics: Boycott as academic freedom

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=708696 It started out like every other university’s response. Or, at least, that’s how it seemed at the time. As you may recall, last December, the American Studies Association voted to uphold the academic boycott of Israeli universities. Although the ASA was not the first professional academic association to do so, […]

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  • Education Kills Fascists

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=685102 Remember back in 2010 when Israel denied Noam Chomsky entry into the West Bank? All the bureaucratic scurrying in the world and embarrassed tsk-tsking about “misunderstandings” with the Interior Ministry could not mitigate the transparently outrageous fact that Israel actively prevented a soft-spoken, aging academic from delivering a public lecture […]

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  • US BDS activism reaches the third rail

    By Heike Schotten. Original publication: http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=671977 Trains typically run on tracks consisting of two rails, but when they are powered by electricity, they run on a third rail that supplies the train with electric power. Third rail systems are often used for mass transportation because they are so efficient. The third rail is nevertheless hazardous. If […]

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  • Articles on the ASA Academic Boycott Resolution – The Taboo on Boycotting Israel has Been Broken & More

    Other articles on the American Studies Association boycott resolution presented this past ASA conference:  Academics should boycott Israel: Growing movement takes next step | Steven Salaita, Salon American Studies Association national council endorses academic boycott of Israel | Alex Kane, Mondoweiss Toward an Ethic of Legitimate Dissent: Academic Boycott at the American Studies Association | […]

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  • Robin D. G. Kelley: Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp

    [Moderator’s Note: The original Portside post that prompted this submission was Alice Walker Open Letter to Alicia Keys – Don’t Perform in Israel; Roger Waters Also Appeals to Keys (May 30) .  The Portside reader responses were 1) Tidbits – June 6, 2013, and 2) Tidbits – June 13, 2013 – From Israeli citizens – A response to Christopher T. Hexter’s […]

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