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Israel Approves First New Settlement in Decades - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Israel's government on Thursday approved the establishment of a new settlement in the West Bank for the first time in more than two decades, and also laid the groundwork for further expansion despite a request from President Trump to hold ...and more »

ASM indefinitely postpones divestment resolution after hours of heated debate - The Badger Herald

After six hours of heated debate, the University of Wisconsin Associated Students of Madison voted 13-12-1 to postpone a resolution demanding the university divest from corporations complicit in human rights violations both in the U.S. and around the ...and more »

What We Talk About When We Don't Talk About The Nakba - Forward

In recent weeks, I have been paying particular attention to the arguments in favor of Zionism from those who call themselves progressive Zionists and call for a two-state solution, support Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, and express ...and more »

Israel Says It Will Rein In 'Footprint' of West Bank Settlements - New York Times

JERUSALEM — A day after approving the construction of a new settlement in the West Bank for the first time in more than 20 years, Israel announced a new, if ambiguous, settlement policy on Friday “out of consideration for the positions of President ...and more »

Despite appeal from Trump, Israel plans new West Bank settlement - CBS News

JERUSALEM -- Israel's government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for President Trump's new foray into Middle East peacemaking. CBS Radio News correspondent Robert Berger reports the ...and more »

Israel Hits Back Against Boycott - Huffington Post

On March 19, Israeli tax officials arrested Omar Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Omar and his wife Safa, an Israeli citizen, were detained for 16 hours and ...and more »

Why Israel Is Nothing Like Apartheid South Africa - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Among critics of Israel, it has become ever more common to accuse the Jewish state of imitating apartheid South Africa. This month, an obscure United Nations agency, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, whose membership ...and more »

UK students face disciplinary action over BDS protest -

Dozens of academics sign letter condemning the University of Manchester for action against pro-Palestinian activists. by Shafik Mandhai. 28 Mar 2017. Academics at a British university have condemned ongoing disciplinary action against two students ...and more »

Proposal asks for UW divestment from corporations participating in human rights abuses - The Badger Herald

As the Students for Justice in Palestine prepare to bring a resolution to the Associated Students of Madison Wednesday, some students and student organizations on campus have spoken out against the actions contained in the resolution. The resolution ...and more »

Video goes viral: 2.5 million worldwide view UN Watch director's challenge to Arab regimes: “Where Are Your Jews?” - UN Watch (press release)

GENEVA, March 30, 2017 — Tonight Israel's i24News TV will interview UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer about the video of his U.N. clash last week with Arab regimes which is now going viral on social media and the blogosphere, viewed more than 2 ...and more »