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No room for Arab students at Israeli universities :: New rules...

"Far-right leaders have suggested in the past that the Arab minority can be encouraged to emigrate by restricting access to higher education. Benny Elon, a former cabinet minister, notoriously summed up the policy as: “I will close the universities to you, I will make your lives difficult, until you want to leave.”

Why Iran won’t attack Israel

No credible analysis of the situation envisions a scenario in which Iran would use nuclear weapons against the Jewish state. But proponents of Israel's colonial enterprise, who support maintaining a Jewish majority by the force of walls and soldiers in occupied territory, want everyone to believe that the focus should be on Iran, not on the occupation, and that Israel's security policies are justifiable against "existential threats."

America’s Rude Awakening

"The Palestinians have done everything they possibly can to align themselves with international demands without compromising their basic rights and national aspirations. Going back to the negotiating table in the form of proximity talks took months of cajoling and a promise from the US that it would take a firm stance against any party that violates the spirit of these talks. Perhaps, this is America finally living up to its word."

Fifty-Nine Years of Dispossession

"The application of international law has enabled the return of refugees all over the world except in Palestine, despite the fact that U.N. Resolution 194 (11 December 1948) stipulates that “the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date.” Regarding compensation, the resolution states that compensation should be paid for the loss of or damage to property “which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.”

Lesson from Deir Yassin: No to Surrender!

"More than any single occurrence in my memory of that difficult period, it was Deir Yassin that stood out in all its awful and intentional fearsomness - the stories of rape, of children with their throats slit, mothers disemboweled, and the like."