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House Dems Pen Resolution Rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Pro-Israel Lobbies

Activists and supporters say the congressperson is being unfairly targeted for being a Black Muslim woman.

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Jewish Voice for Peace, 350+ Scholars Sign Letter Supporting Angela Davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute recinded the activist and educator’s Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, saying, “she unfortunately does not meet all of the criteria on which the award is based.”

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Watch the UN Speech That Got Marc Lamont Hill Fired From CNN

The author, scholar and activist delivered the remarks at the United Nations as part of the annual programming for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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NFL Stars Boycott State-Sponsored Trip to Israel

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett cited John Carlos and Muhammad Ali in his statement explaining why he skipped the trip.

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Activists, Artists Criticize Cancellation of 'Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter' Benefit

“We call on theater venues, artists and supporters in New York City and beyond to proudly support the Movement for Black Lives and its inspiring solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

Traveling While Black: I Was Racially Profiled and Locked Up in Israel

Detroit activist and writer Kristian Davis Bailey was en route to a West Bank conference to talk about Black and Palestinian solidarity when Israeli police accused him of drug smuggling. Here, he reflects on the trauma of his arrest and insists that it’s nothing compared to what Palestinians face. 

Student Activists for Palestinian Justice Discuss Ejection from Bernie Sanders Event

Members of Boston Students For Justice In Palestine were ejected from a Bernie Sanders rally this weekend. Now, they’ve released a statement on the matter. 

STUDY: Advocating for Palestinian Human Rights Could Make You a Target

A new report identifies the major ways that pro-Palestine advocates are silenced in America.

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine

And they call for the U.S. government to cut diplomatic and economic aid to Israel.

Feds Crack Down on Cancer Charities, Israel Ditches Segregated Bus Plan, Hubble Birthday

Some of Wednesday’s big stories

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Some of Monday’s big stories

German Plane Crash, Israel Spied on U.S., Facebook to Host News Site Content

Some of the big headlines today

Junot Díaz Endorses Call to Boycott Israel

The author formally supports a campaign for the “academic and cultural boycott” of Israel.

On the American Perception of Israel's War In Gaza

Racism, privilege and the limits of empathy

'Free Palestine' Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

Rally billed as the largest pro-Palestinian march in the United States.

Palestinian Artist's Show Opens Without Him in New York

Khaled Jarrar’s ‘No Exit’ deals with the artist’s reality

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This Is What James Baldwin Wrote About Israel and Palestine in 1979

“Jews and Palestinians know of broken promises.”

Alice Walker Absolutely Does Not Want Alicia Keys to Perform in Israel

Walker to Keys: Google me. And then visit Gaza instead.

Romney: Israeli 'Culture' Makes It More Wealthy Than Palestine

Palestinians ask the obvious question about the presumptive GOP nominee’s analysis of poverty in the Middle East: “Isn’t this racism?”

Alice Walker Doesn't Mince Words in Challenging Israeli Blockade of Gaza

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is set to sail to Gaza, and compares the treatment of Palestinians to her own childhood in the American South.