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This commencement speech shocked listeners
FIRE lawyer Zach Greenberg reacts to a student-selected speaker who criticized Israel, the university, capitalism, and more in her May 12 law school commencement speech.
Link to full commencement speech.This commencement speech shocked listeners via Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression
Biden launches new plan to censor criticism of Israel
The Biden administration on Thursday launched what it is billing as the “first-ever US national strategy” to counter anti-Semitism.Biden launches new plan to censor criticism of Israel
Roger Waters Draws Outrage From Israel Over Berlin Concert
Roger Waters has drawn outrage for wearing a uniform onstage this week that resembles those worn by Nazi SS officers—even though Waters’ outfit is from The Wall film and has been a key part of the former Pink Floyd frontman’s anti-fascist political commentary for years. Waters, 79, walked on stage in the black uniform featuring the two hammers logo from The Wall villain’s garb, while “In the Flesh,” the corresponding song from the film, played in the venue. He held a fake rifle and pretended to fire it; and the names of Anne Frank, Masha Amini, George Floyd, and Shireen Abu Akleh appeared on the Jumbotron overhead. The aggressive anti-establishment vibe culminated with Waters singing “Lay Down Jerusalem (If I Had Been God)” while the message “F$%& the occupation” showed onscreen behind him. It was a common display of political activism for Waters, but it sparked a slew of outrage online—particularly for Waters donning the outfit while in Germany and for using Anne Frank’s name in the performance. “Good morning to every one but Roger Waters who spent the evening in Berlin (Yes Berlin) desecrating the memory of Anne Frank and the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust,” Israel’s official Twitter account posted Wednesday.Roger Waters Draws Outrage From Israel Over Berlin Concert Outfit (archived)
‘Coincidentally’, he’s now being investigated.
West Wants Relationship with Ukraine to Follow the ‘Israel Model’
The United States and some of its NATO allies plan to increase weapons-sharing and provide additional security guarantees to Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda told the Wall Street Journal that Western leaders were supportive of developing ties with Kiev similar to the relationship Washington keeps with Tel Aviv.West Wants Relationship with Ukraine to Follow the ‘Israel Model’
Archived: To Aid Ukraine in Fight Against Russia, Allies Look to Security Model Like Israel’s
Israel isn’t a member of NATO, and the U.S. isn’t treaty-bound to come to the country’s aid. But for decades Israel has enjoyed a special relationship with the U.S. as Washington’s most stalwart partner in the Middle East, and it is also the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II.
U.S. assistance to Israel is currently outlined in 10-year agreements, and the most recent one commits Washington to providing $38 billion in military aid between 2019 and 2028.
Zelensky did say that he wanted Ukraine to be a “big Israel”. /sarcasm
Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf’s patriotic song removed from Spotify, Apple Music
Assaf told The New Arab’s Arabic-language site that he received an email from Spotify saying his song “Ana Dammi Falastini” was removed under the pretence of “inciting against Israel.”Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf’s patriotic song removed from Spotify, Apple Music
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Morally Bankrupt Biden administration quietly backs Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza
Biden officials have been unequivocal in their support for Israel’s assault on Gaza, barely paying lip service to a ceasefire. More concerning is their refusal to acknowledge Israel initiated and provoked this escalation.Biden administration quietly backs Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza
Who are Three Top Islamic Jihad Leaders Assassinated by Israel in Gaza
Palestinians in Gaza woke up at two o’clock in the morning today, Tuesday, to the sounds of huge explosions that rocked the cities of Gaza and Rafah.Who are Three Top Islamic Jihad Leaders Assassinated by Israel in Gaza
Israeli strikes kill well-known Gaza dentist
GAZA (Reuters) – Among the 10 civilian victims of the Israeli airstrikes against militant group leaders in Gaza on Tuesday was a dentist known for offering free treatment to poor families, who lived in the same residential block as Islamic Jihad leader Tareq Izzeldeen.Israeli strikes kill well-known Gaza dentist
Russian Citizen Killed In Israeli Shelling Of Gaza Strip
A Russian citizen was killed in the Israel Defense Forces shelling in the Gaza Strip, informed RIA Novosti representative of the Ministry of Health of Palestine Ashraf al-Kedra. His wife and son also died.Russian Citizen Killed In Israeli Shelling Of Gaza Strip
Israel Envoy To UN Says Walked Out Of UNSC Meeting On Palestine Because Of ‘Extreme Bias’