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Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy

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-For this special forum, we invited eleven scholars of Africa and its diaspora to reflect on the analogy between apartheid South Africa and contemporary Israel. The American Studies Association’s decision in February 2014 to endorse the academic boycott of Israel, followed by the state violence directed against the inhabitants of Gaza this past July, has intensified the debate over Israel/Palestine in universities across North America.
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Palestinian Students in Besieged Gaza commend UCLA Divestment Victory

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-Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine 23 November 2014 --We, The Palestinian Students' Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI)[1], would like to commend Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP
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Stifling of free speech on campus

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-Can federal funding programs stifle open discussion of Israel on university campuses? No, not under the First Amendment or basic principles of academic freedom.
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PACBI Guidelines for the International Academic Boycott of Israel Pamphlet

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-Academic institutions are a key part of the ideological and institutional scaffolding of Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid against the Palestinian people.
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Feminists for Justice in Palestine

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-We, the undersigned members of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), endorse the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), issued by a broad coalition of Palestinian civil society in 2005.
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Costly pro-Israel PR campaign fails to stop UCLA divestment

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-On Tuesday night, the University of California at Los Angeles became the sixthof nine undergraduate campuses in the UC system within the last two years to pass a resolution calling for divestment from firms that profit from the Israeli occupation.
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From Israeli Citizens To Francois K - Please Cancel Your Gig In Tel Aviv

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-We are citizens of Israel who are critical of, and active against, our government’s policies of colonialism, occupation and apartheid towards the Palestinian people
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Brooklyn College Urged to Cancel Student Palestinian Event Thursday Evening

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-Local politicians are asking Brooklyn College to cancel a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) discussion scheduled tomorrow, while civil rights and Arab-American groups believe the event should be allowed to go forward.
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Hidden links unearthed between state, settler group at Israel’s most controversial dig

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-Jerusalem’s largest dig in decades is also its most problematic. Internal documents reveal links between the Antiquities Authority and the right‑wing Elad group at the City of David site, next to Silwan.
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“You inspire me,” Alicia Keys tells singer who fundraises for Israeli army

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-Tolerance, “global fusion,” and “cross-cultural” are all phrases Israeli singer Idan Raichel uses to describe his music on his website.
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UCLA Divestment Victory: Turning the Tide against Corporate Complicity in Israel’s Crimes!

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-Occupied Palestine, 20 November 2014 -- In a landslide victory, the student government of UCLA voted, 8-2-2, for a resolution to divest from 11 companies that are heavily involved in Israel’s occupation and human rights violations. The effort for divestment was led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
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Pree Release: Students for Justice in Palestine Hails Divestment Victory, Thanks All Supporters

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-Divestment organizers at UCLA, representing a wide coalition of students from all backgrounds and sectors of campus, celebrated a milestone victory for social justice with the passage of "A Resolution to Divest from Corporations Engaged in Violence against Palestinians.
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Palestinian American professor criticized over Israeli diplomat’s appearance at Brown

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-Palestinian rights campaigners have criticized Professor Beshara Doumani, director of Middle East Studies at Brown University, over his center’s co-sponsorship of a lecture last week by Yehuda Yaakov, the Israeli consul general in Boston.
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Israeli attacks on Al Quds University give new meaning to ‘academic freedom’

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-Close to 13,000 Palestinian and international students go through at least one of 600 checkpoints in the West Bank to attend Al Quds University, the only Arab University in East Jerusalem.
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Political Statement from the International Conference of Critical Geography

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-Despite the social, political and economic significance of the Middle East, past and present, this region remains poorly understood and often ignored within the geography discipline. By hosting the 7th edition of the International Conference of Critical Geography (ICCG) in Palestine, the organizing collective and the International Critical Geography Group (ICGG) hope to contribute to redressing this neglect and to shed light on the convoluted realities of this context.
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UCLA Hillel partners with PR firm to fight BDS movement

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-A California Hillel chapter has partnered with a D.C.-linked public relations firm to fight the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, according to leaked emails obtained by Mondoweiss.
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Open letter to members of the Union of Theatres of Europe meeting in Israel 13-16 November 2014

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-The purpose of the open letter is to protest the participation of European theatres in a Brand Israel exercise led by Israel’s national theatre, Habima. The ‘Terror Special conference’ is part of ‘TERRORisms’, a two-year project by the Union of Theatres of Europe, under the leadership of its current president, Habima’s Artistic Director Ilan Ronen.
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University of Toronto Students Condem Racist Attacks on Free Speech on Campus and Demand Accountability and Action by Administration

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-On Monday, October 27th students and faculty gathered for the launch of the UofT Divest campaign, which calls on the university to withdraw investments from three companies complicit in violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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Israel’s Universities: A Pillar of Occupation and Apartheid

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-As Archbishop Tutu and other South African visitors have observed, and contrary to perceptions and arguments about the “liberal” nature of the Israeli academy, the truth is that Israeli institutions of higher learning are deeply entwined in Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid against the indigenous Palestinian people.
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Peace and Justice Studies Association votes to endorse the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign

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-The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a bi-national professional association, including peace and justice scholars, activists, and educators in the United States and Canada, joins the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
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