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Gantz Threatens To Quit Israeli Government If Netanyahu Doesn’t Approve Long-Term Gaza Plan

Rav Aluf Binyamin “Benny” Gantz, the 20th Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, receiving rav-aluf (Lt. General) rank from the Defense minister Ehud Barak and the Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. February 14, 2011 By Dave DeCamp / Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz has threatened that his party will leave the government if […]

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Morehouse Students Show Solidarity With Gaza During Biden Commencement Speech

Morehouse College Valedictorian DeAngelo Jeremiah Fletcher (front center) wears his graduation cap with a Palestinian flag motif, before U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during Morehouse College’s graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2024.  By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Advisers for U.S. President Biden reportedly saw Morehouse College, a historically Black men’s college in Atlanta […]

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UT-Austin Lecturer Arrested and Fired After Confrontation With Police at Pro-Palestinian Demonstration

Pro-Palestine protest at UT-Austin (Screenshot) By Annie Xia / The Texas Tribune A University of Texas at Austin lecturer was arrested and fired this week in connection with his participation in a pro-Palestinian demonstration on campus, raising fresh concerns among faculty members and free speech advocates about academic protections in the state. Richard Heyman, who […]

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Carrying on Kent State’s Legacy of Antiwar Organizing, Students Press for Divestment

Over 350 protesters gathered to protest the Kent State’s investments in weapons manufacturing, and to show solidarity with Palestine and student protesters across the country. (WNV/Eman Abu-Khaled) By Camille Tinnin and Magdalen Weiss-Vopat  / Waging Nonviolence If you grew up in Ohio, one of the first things that comes to mind when you hear “Kent State” is […]

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‘A War Crime’: Rights Group Details Israel’s Use of Children as Human Shields

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Wafa. By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Israeli and U.S. claims that civilian casualties in Gaza are the result of Hamas’ use of “human shields” have figured prominently in Israel’s defense of the skyrocketing death toll in the […]

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U.S. Seeks Shift In Iranian ‘Decision-Making Calculus’ Through Saudi-Israeli Normalization

By Kian Sharifi ( RFE/RL) – The United States wants to force a gradual shift in Iran’s “decision-making calculus” by signing a defense deal with Saudi Arabia and securing the normalization of relations between Riyadh and Israel. “We continue to work with allies and partners to enhance their capabilities to deter and counter the threats […]

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Goucher College president threatens sanctions on students participating in pro-Palestine encampment

This story originally appeared in Baltimore Beat on May 14, 2024. It is shared here with permission. This story has been updated. At least nine Goucher College students involved in a pro-Palestine encampment on the campus received emails on May 14 placing them on probation and threatening their suspension if they did not agree to […]

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Unions support student protestors against campus administrators and police

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on May 14, 2024. It is shared here with permission. As campus protests—and violent police repression—continue to roll across the country, some unions are getting involved. More than 2,700 protesters have been arrested on 64 college campuses since the initial arrests at Columbia University in New York on April 18. […]

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The Arsenal of Genocide: The US Weapons That Are Destroying Gaza

Pro-Palestinian demonstration in central Stockholm on January 27, 2024. Frankie Fouganthin, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies / ZNetwork On May 8, 2024, as Israel escalated its brutal assault on Rafah, President Biden announced that he had “paused” a delivery of 1,700 500-pound and 1,800 2,000-pound bombs, and threatened […]