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Freedom Rider: Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech

 

Freedom Rider: Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech


 

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Zionist power engenders “fear, silence and acquiescence” in every sphere of U.S. political life, making a mockery of freedom of speech and hallowed notions of professional ethics. Just ask Steven Salaita, a renowned Palestinian academic who discovered that, in U.S. academia, anti-Zionists have no rights that universities are bound to respect.

Freedom Rider: Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

America speech isn’t so free if powerful interests are taken to task.”

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    200 Palestinian bodies found in Tel Aviv mass graves

    200 Palestinian bodies found in Tel Aviv mass graves
    200 Palestinian bodies found in Tel Aviv mass graves

    The bodies are believed to belong to the victims of a massacre carried out by right-wing Jewish militias in the former Arab district in 1948.

    World Bulletin / News Desk

    It has been revealed that the remains of dozens of Palestinians killed during the Israeli-Arab in 1948 were found in six mass graves in the Jaffa district of Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

    The graves were found when ground subsided as builders carried out renovation work in the area, an official at the Muslim cemetery there told AFP.

    The bodies are believed to belong to the victims of a massacre carried out by right-wing Jewish militias in the former Arab district.

    As-Safri newspaper reported that up to 200 bodies may be in the graves, with an unknown additional number in the other graves.

    'The remains belong to people of different ages, including women, children and the elderly, some of which bear signs of violence,' Researcher and historian Mahmoud Obeid said.

    Around 760,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes in the war, many of them still living as refugees in Jordan.

     

     

    Hamas backs Abbas’ plan to end ‘Israeli occupation'.

    Hamas backs Abbas’ plan to end ‘Israeli occupation’ – report

    August 30, 2014 

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (L) and political bureau head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (AFP Photo)

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (L) and political bureau head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (AFP Photo)

    Hamas and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have reportedly agreed on a three-stage plan that would create an independent Palestinian state, first of all calling on the US to come up with defined borders that Israel would agree with.

    According to the Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat the agreement was reached between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha. According to the initiative, the US serving as a mediator in negotiations will be given a four month deadline to reach an agreement with Israel and demarcate the map.

    “If the two parties agree, immediate negotiations, governed by a deadline, will begin. During the talks Israel will be asked to provide a map of its borders,” a Palestinian source told the Saudi daily.

    Such a proposal however is most likely to fail, as history shows, Israel is reluctant to negotiate with Hamas, an organization which at its core does not recognize Israel’s right to exist as a nation.

    Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says

     

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu My Plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

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