Feb 28, 2012

#BDS: #Qatar #Israel سيدة قطرية تحرج وزير الخارجية القطري بسؤاله عن العلاقات القطرية-الإسرائيلية

#BDS: Preparations continue for the Global March to Jerusalem

"A two-day conference of the international committee for the "Global March to Jerusalem" opened in Amman on Sunday. Members of both the executive and central committees of the march, representing more than 60 countries, were present.
The head of the Jordanian committee taking part in the meeting, Abdullah Obeidat, said that trades unions and opposition parties decided to support the march and participate in defence of the holy city and Palestinian families in the occupied territories. "This is a global, peaceful protest with the aim of bringing about an end to Israel's occupation and fighting racism in occupied Palestine," he said."
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#BDS: Cornell University group circulates petition ‘refusing to collaborate’ on Israeli Technion deal

"Students and faculty at Cornell University are challenging the school's partnership with the Israeli Technion Institute to build a complex on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. Cornell’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is circulating a petition calling into question the deal with Israel's key weapons development institute.

The student-run Cornell Daily Sun covered the story earlier this week. In addition to the SJP campaign, two professors condemned the planned campus."
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#BDS: UNM Students for Justice in Palestine issues statement on assault

" SJP expresses gratitude to groups across the nation and the world who have shown their support for UNM Students for Justice in Palestine(SJP) and the students and members of(Un)Occupy Albuquerque who were brave enough to actively reject the normalization of Islamophobia and human rights violations. 

Though SJP was not a part of the planning process, we fully support the Mic-Check of Nonie Darwish’s lecture, “Why the Arab Spring is failing and how Israel is involved.” Students and members of (Un)Occupy spoke up in solidarity with Palestine and against Islamophobic propaganda. We are appalled and disturbed by the physical assault by audience members on the peaceful activists. These actions are reflective of a growing trend of physical violence by people who deny Israeli’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land."
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#BDS: Harvard student groups declare solidarity with activists physically assaulted at UNM

"The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee, the GSAS Alliance for Justice in the Middle East, and the Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine stand in solidarity with activists who were physically assaulted by a mob at the University of New Mexico (UNM) while peacefully protesting an Islamophobic event.
On Thursday evening, the UNM Israel Alliance hosted a speech by Nonie Darwish, a notorious Islamophobe who has called Islam "a poison to society." Darwish is a member of the speakers' bureau of the extremist Zionist group StandWithUs and a fixture of the right-wing lecture circuit."
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