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  • News and Analysis 5/6/24

    “World leaders have called on Israel not to go ahead with a ground assault on the southern Gaza city, where 1.4M have sought shelter”: Israel Tells Palestinians to Leave Eastern Rafah Ahead of Expected Offensive (Politico) As protests persist during graduation ceremonies … A Look at Commencement Ceremonies as US Campuses Are Roiled by Protests…

  • Democracy Denied: Takeaways from CSID’s 22nd Annual Conference

    [On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy held a conference on “Democracy Denied: Political, Human Rights, and Policy Implications for the Arab/Muslim World.” These are our takeaways of high points of the conference. Most of conference may be viewed here.] Panel 1: “The Israel-Gaza War: Implications for Democracy…

  • News and Analysis 5/4/24

    “Have other democratic states killed more than 34,000 people and caused humanitarian catastrophes in” the last seven months? The Antisemitism Awareness Act Is a Full Frontal Assault on Free Speech (Middle East Eye) As Israeli war  crimes multiply … Gaza: Israel Deliberately Militarizes Civilian Objects, Turns Schools into Military Bases (Euromed Human Rights Monitor) ‘Forcibly…

  • News and Analysis 5/2/24

    Congress threatens to punish objectors to Israeli genocide on charges of genocide … House Passes Bill to Expand Definition of Antisemitism amid Growing Campus Protests over Gaza War (PBS) … but America’s students refuse to  be intimidated … Police Remove Pro-Palestine Protestors from UT Dallas Encampment, 20 Arrests Made (NBCDFW) Berkeley Takes Hands-off Approach to…

  • News and Analysis 4/30/24

    In the face of police violence, Some protests move beyond encampments to occupation of buildings: Columbia University Threatens to Expel Student Protesters Occupying an Administration Building (AP) Protesters Take over Columbia University Building in Escalation of Israel-Hamas War Demonstrations (PBS) Police Evacuate Buildings, Make Arrests as Palestine Encampment Starts at Tulane (Tulane Hullabaloo) Police Arrest…

  • News and Analysis 4/29/24

    “Protest organizers said they wanted to bring attention to the high numbers of Palestinian and other Arab journalists killed by Israel’s military since the war began in October”: Chants of ‘Shame on You’ Greet Guests at White House Correspondents’ Dinner Shadowed by War in Gaza (AP / Politio) “Israeli airstrikes on three houses in the…

  • News and Analysis 4/26/24

    The IDF “has massed dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in the area in what appears to be preparations for an invasion of Rafah”: Israeli Strikes in Rafah Kill at Least 5 as Ship Comes Under Attack in the Gulf of Aden (AP) “NBC News found Palestinians were killed in seven deadly airstrikes in areas…

  • News and Analysis 4/25/24

    In the face crackdowns campus protests swell, augmented by Seder protests against Zionism: Colleges Nationwide Turn to Police to Quell Pro-Palestine Protests as Commencement Ceremonies Near (AP) ‘Not Like Other Passovers’: Hundreds of Jewish Demonstrators Arrested After New York Protest Seder (The Guardian) Naomi Klein: Jews Must Raise Their Voices for Palestine, Oppose the “False…

  • News and Analysis 4/23/24

    The war over free speech 0on campus in America expands: Harvard Students Rally in Solidarity with Pro-Palestine MIT Encampment Amid National Campus Turmoil (Harvard Crimson) Harvard Suspends Palestine Solidarity Committee Amid Wave of Protests on College Campuses (Harvard Crimson) Police Arrest Dozens of Pro-Palestine Protesters at Yale (Axios) LIVE: Pro-Palestine Protesters Disperse from Blocking Intersection,…

  • News and Analysis 4/22/24

    The “university leadership has decided it is best to release our outside speakers and honorees from attending this year’s ceremony”: USC Scraps Outside Speakers at Commencement After Canceling Muslim Student’s Speech (Reuters) “Biden’s support for $26 billion in aid for Israel reaffirms their view about November’s election: They cannot back Biden for a second term”:…

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