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Massachusetts State Sen. Jamie Eldridge. Source: Twitter.

Massachusetts lawmaker condones Hamas, calls for single state to replace Israel

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A Massachusetts state senator is under fire for comments he made legitimizing Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, as well as a call to replace Israel with a binational state. In a statement posted on his website on...
Duxbury High School football coach Dave Maimaron was fired 12 days after the game. Source: Twitter.

Anti-Semitic football play-calling in Massachusetts town hints at long history of ‘systemic bias’

In this well-groomed coastal town, members of the small Jewish community and others are trying to determine why its vaunted high school football team used the terms “Auschwitz,” “rabbi” and “dreidel” while calling plays...
The town center of Sharon, Mass. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Boston suburb becomes first in Massachusetts town to adopt IHRA definition

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The Boston suburb of Sharon, Mass., has become the first municipality in the state to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, after a push by local activists. In a unanimous...
Duxbury, Mass. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Massachusetts high school fires football coach for anti-Semitic language

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A Massachusetts high school fired its football coach on Wednesday and is investigating the use of anti-Semitic language by the team during a recent game. Administrators at Duxbury High School said in an emailed statement that the...
Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.). Source: Richard Neal via Facebook.

Neal holds on in Democratic primary against anti-Israel challenger

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In a win for the pro-Israel community, incumbent Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) won against progressive challenger Alex Morse in the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District. Neal, chairman of the U.S. House Ways and...
Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.). Source: Richard Neal via Facebook.

Israel support pushed to side in heated Massachusetts congressional primary

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Longtime Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) is facing a serious primary challenge from progressive Alex Morse on Sept. 1 in Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District. Will Morse, currently the mayor of Holyoke, Mass., continue the streak of...
Massachusetts Democratic primary candidate Jesse Mermell (left). Source: Jesse Mermell via Facebook.

Questions stir over BDS, certain Democratic primary candidates in Massachusetts

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Ahead of the Sept. 1 Democratic primary for the Massachusetts 4th District, questions are growing over one candidate’s past stances regarding the BDS movement. Progressive Jesse Mermell, a former Brookline select board member, who has...
Massachusetts Democratic Party candidate Jake Auchincloss with his family. Credit: Jake Auchincloss campaign.

Boston-born Jake Auchincloss seeks House seat vacated by Joe Kennedy

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The race to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy, who is running for U.S. Senate, has produced one of the most competitive primaries in Massachusetts. The election, which will be held on Sept....
Ihssane Leckey, a Democratic Socialist, who is running in the Democratic primary in Massachusett's 4th District. Source: Leckey campaign via Facebook.

Could a pro-BDS congressional candidate win in New England’s largest Jewish district?

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The Democratic Party has undergone a shift in recent years, with a number of longtime incumbents falling to progressive upstarts. In heavily blue Massachusetts, the race to succeed Democrat Rep. Joe Kennedy (who is...
A Tufts University sign at the intersection of College Avenue and Professors Row on Nov. 4, 2015. Photo by Alonso Nichols/Tufts University.

Student collaboration award at Tufts goes to SJP chapter

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The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at Tufts University on Wednesday won a student organization award. The Student Organization Awards ceremony did not take place on campus due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead...