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international / international politics / news report Sunday April 13, 2014 21:15   image 1 image
In the wake of the American Studies Association’s December 2013 endorsement of the Palestinian civil society call for an academic boycott of Israel - and as two efforts to legislate against academic boycotts fail to move forward in the Illinois and Maryland state legislatures - the ASA has gained new members and support. Over the past several months, the ASA has welcomed more than 700 new members. The ASA has also collected more membership revenue in the past three months than in any other three-month period over the past quarter-century and its ongoing “Stand with the ASA” grassroots fundraising campaign has exceeded the association’s expectations thus far. read full story / add a comment
British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced the publication of the report in a speech at the Foreign Ministry
international / international politics / news report Sunday April 13, 2014 16:58   image 1 image
The human rights situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has continued to be a source of serious concern, a human rights and democracy report on the Palestinian territories in 2013 has shown. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Friday April 11, 2014 21:24   image 1 image
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague launched, Thursday, the Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, said a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Friday April 04, 2014 08:36   image 1 image
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa released a statement, Wednesday, expressing concern about legislation pending in the state of Maryland to punish and blacklist supporters of the academic boycott against Israel. read full story / add a comment
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international / palestinian politics / news report Wednesday April 02, 2014 03:30   image 1 image
[Tuesday Evening, April 1, 2014] Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signed fifteen applications that would be submitted to the United Nations, aiming at joining more UN bodies and treaties. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Friday March 28, 2014 18:29   image 1 image
In a letter sent to EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, 29 members of the European Parliament have called upon the European External Action Service (EEAS) to take action to discourage European businesses from trading with illegal Israeli settlements. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Friday March 28, 2014 18:23   image 1 image
The students' union of King's College, in London, voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign at its Student General Meeting, this past Tuesday evening. read full story / add a comment
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international / israeli politics / news report Thursday March 27, 2014 00:38   image 1 image
The Israeli Radio has reported that the United States has offered the release of Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard, in return for releasing the fourth batch of veteran Palestinian detainees, and extending direct peace talks with the Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
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international / israeli settlement / news report Wednesday March 26, 2014 00:10   image 1 image
The Japanese government issued a statement strongly denouncing recent Israeli plans to build hundreds of units, for Jewish settlers, in occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Saturday March 22, 2014 18:26   image 1 image
A U.N. human rights investigator accused Israel on Friday of "ethnic cleansing" in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that the Israeli government could accept a Palestinian state in the current climate.
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international / international politics / news report Friday March 21, 2014 22:35   image 1 image
The Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects has voted to call on the International Union Of Architects to exclude the Israeli Association of United Architects over its refusal to oppose Israel’s construction of illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Friday March 21, 2014 16:04   image 1 image
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas demanded, in talks with US President Barack Obama, that Israel free key Palestinian prisoners, including Marwan Barghuti, a Palestinian official said Thursday. read full story / add a comment
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international / international politics / news report Thursday March 20, 2014 16:45   image 1 image
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit expressed 'grave concern' about a law recently passed by the Israeli Knesset, on February 24, which defines the status of Palestinian Arab Christians in the state of Israel, said a statement issued on Tuesday.
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international / israeli politics / news report Thursday March 20, 2014 06:23   image 1 image
[Wednesday, March 19, 2014] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, ordered the army to be ready for a potential strike on Iran this year. read full story / add a comment
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