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A sign on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Credit: Tufts University via Facebook.
A new course on the docket this fall at Tufts University outside Boston has caused a bit of blowback even before students enter the classroom. Titled “Colonizing Palestine,” it’s being offered by the Colonialism Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies departments, and will “explore the history and culture of modern Palestine and the centrality of colonialism in the making...
The Al Jazeera English newsroom. (Wikimedia Commons)
Part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed on Monday by U.S. President Donald Trump includes a provision requiring foreign media outlets like Al Jazeera to register with the U.S. government. Section 1085 of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for 2019” would require any “United States-based foreign media outlet” to report its financing details to the Federal Communications Commission...
U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa via Flickr.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Monday, which includes $550 million in assistance to Israel and temporarily halts the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey. This comes amid tensions between the United States and Ankara, which is currently holding an American pastor hostage, among other political moves. The $717 billion measure includes a bipartisan...
Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog addresses communities in North America. Credit: Jewish Agency.
Beginning his tenure last week as the chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Isaac Herzog has been seeking to bridge the divide between Jews in Israel and Jews outside of the country by calling for unity and pluralism between the two groups. The former Zionist Union leader visited Jewish Federations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, promoting...
The site where a mortar shell from Gaza hit an apartment building and cars in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, near the border with Gaza, on Aug. 9, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Members of Congress and the American Jewish community are reacting to the most recent escalation between Hamas and Israel, with the former firing rockets from Gaza into the latter. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) posted on Twitter, “150 rockets fired at Israel from Hamas and other terrorists last night. 11 wounded. Israel has the right to defend itself from any attacks on...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington D.C., on March 5, 2018. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.
The Trump administration said it “fully supports” Israel’s right to defend itself amid a barrage of rockets fired on the Jewish state by the Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “It’s a very concerning situation that has taken place in Gaza,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. “We condemn the launching of missile attacks into Israel and call for an...
From the Oval Office, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sept. 27, 2013. Credit: Pete Souza/White House.
A conservative watchdog group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense over Obama-era records pertaining to anti-Israel BDS groups. Judicial Watch filed the FOIA lawsuit in order to obtain records from 2015 of groups affiliated with BDS movement, which lobbied “the Obama administration to adopt policies...
A mock Israeli checkpoint set up during “Israeli Apartheid Week” in May 2010 on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles. Credit: AMCHA Initiative.
With the summer winding down and students preparing to head back to campus this fall, a new study highlights the evolving threats Jewish and pro-Israel students will face in the upcoming school year. According to a new comprehensive study by the AMCHA Initiative, a non-partisan organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism at American colleges and universities, Israel-related incidents have been more...
Israel was behind the assassination Saturday of Syrian rocket scientist Aziz Azbar, according to a senior official from a Middle Eastern Eastern intelligence agency quoted in The New York Times on Monday. Azbar, who headed the Scientific Research and Studies Center in Maysaf, in northwestern Syria, was killed along with ‎his driver on Saturday night when a bomb attached to ‎their...
Germany’s central bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, has announced measures aimed at preventing the transfer of 300 million euros ($350 million) to Iran in yet another blow to Iran’s efforts to bypass U.S. sanctions. The United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May and announced the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions that had been lifted under the deal. The...

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