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US Student Held in Israel for BDS Support

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – An American student has become the latest victim of Israel’s law targeting supporters of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Lara Alqasem, 22, has been held since last Tuesday at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. Alqasem is a graduate of the University of Florida and a US citizen whose grandparents are Palestinian She […]

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Government and Lobbyists Work Together to Destroy the First Amendment

Washington D.C. (AHT) – During the past several years, there has been increased pressure coming from some in the federal government aided and abetted powerful advocacy groups in the private sector to police social and alternative media. It is a multi-pronged attack on the First Amendment which has already limited the types of information that […]

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Citing BDS US Professor Declines Reference Letter for Student to Study in Israel

Baltimore (MEMO) – Despite efforts to curb anti-BDS activities in the US – which has been denounced as suppression of free speech and a violation of the First Amendment – a professor at the American University of Maryland has declined to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wished to study in Israel. Associate Professor […]

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Ireland’ Advancing Boycott Bill Could be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

Dublin (MEMO) – The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record […]

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Starbucks Bows to Pressure, Drops Pro-Israel ADL from Racial Bias Training

Seattle (teleSUR) – ADL has a history of anti-Muslim, anti-Black and anti-Palestinian stances that prompted activists to object to having it lead the anti-bias training at Starbucks stores. After protests by human rights activists, the pro-Israel Anti-Defamation League, or ADL, will no longer be part of the anti-racial bias training that Starbucks decided to implement across all […]

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TX City Requires That Aid Recipients Do Not Boycott Israel

Washington D.C. (TLS) – Dickinson, Texas released applications for Hurricane Harvey relief that requires applicants to verify that they will not boycott Israel during the term of their agreement with the city. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, one of the most devastating tropical storms in the history of the United States, the city of Dickinson, […]

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US Congress: Israel First–First Amendment Second

Washington D.C. (DN) – Senators and Representatives in the US Congress are attempting to pass legislation which would criminalize the boycotting of Israel and also criminalize the advocacy of such boycotts. The legislation is clearly unconstitutional, yet this hasn’t stopped many in Congress from advocating for new restrictive laws. In March of 2017, bills were […]

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