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‘Dark Times’: Israeli Historian Ilan Pappé Detained, Interrogated by FBI

Ilan Pappé speaking in Frankfurt/M, Germany, on June 10, 2017. L.Willms, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams In what one observer called “a whole new level of insanity and paranoia,” renowned Israeli historian and professor Ilan Pappé—a staunch critic of Zionism—was detained and interrogated this week by Federal […]

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Washington U.: Protesting Severe Beating by Police of Prof. Steve Tamari, Arrest, Suspension of Faculty and Students

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association Dr. Andrew Martin Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis admartin@wustl.edu . . . We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our shock and revulsion at the brutalization by the police of […]

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Protesting Israel’s Arrest and Continued Questioning of Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association Asher Cohen President, Hebrew University of Jerusalem . . . We write on behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) to express our grave concern over the […]

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Romney Admits Push to Ban TikTok Is Aimed at Censoring News Out of Gaza

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Israel Bans Al Jazeera Journalists, Network

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Committee to Protect Journalists on Sunday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s decision to ban the Al Jazeera news network in Israel. The network’s office was closed and its equipment was confiscated. Israeli cable channels were forced to delete Al Jazeera from their offerings, and even its […]

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Israel Bans Al Jazeera Journalists, Network, Joining Syria and Iran as Repressive Regime

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Committee to Protect Journalists on Sunday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s decision to ban the Al Jazeera news network in Israel. The network’s office was closed and its equipment was confiscated. Israeli cable channels were forced to delete Al Jazeera from their offerings, and even its website has been blocked […]

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Israeli Violations against Journalists in Palestinian West Bank Multiply

The perilous reality for West Bank journalists under Israeli occupation Written by Natacha Danon More than 100 journalists in Gaza have been killed by Israel since it launched its deadly war on the strip, following Hamas’s incursion into Israeli soil on October 7, 2023. Reporters Without Borders has filed multiple complaints with the International Criminal […]

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College Administrators are falling into a tried and true Trap laid by the Right

By Lauren Lassabe Shepherd, University of New Orleans | – Interrogations of university leaders spearheaded by conservative congressional representatives. Calls from right-wing senators for troops to intervene in campus demonstrations. Hundreds of student and faculty arrests, with nonviolent dissenters thrown to the ground, tear-gassed and tased. We’ve been here before. In my book “Resistance from […]