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  • Pro-Palestinian Activists Claim Credit for Second Arson at UC Berkeley

    06/16/2024 4:34:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Jewish News of Northern California ^ | JUNE 14, 2024 | Natalie Weinstein
    Pro-Palestinian activists took credit for a felony arson attack outside of UC Berkeley’s Koshland Hall on Thursday. Details about the fire were scarce on Friday. But it is at least the second case of arson at Cal that pro-Palestinian activists have claimed responsibility for this month. A UC Berkeley police vehicle was set on fire on June 1. On Thursday morning, an anonymous “student intifada” post took credit for the latest incident. “UCLA students were attacked last night so we retaliated with a firebomb on UCB campus,” the post said. “We unloaded a firebomb on the side of a campus...
  • The case for resettling Palestinian refugees in the US

    06/08/2024 6:54:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/2024 | J. KEVIN APPLEBY
    The Biden administration recently floated the idea of resettling a limited number of Palestinian refugees from Gaza to the United States. As a nation, it’s the least we can do. The reported proposal would bring Palestinians with immediate family ties in the U.S. to our shores. It is unclear how many Palestinians would qualify, but it would likely remain far below the need. Sounds straightforward, right? Wrong. The history of the Palestinian refugee question is fraught, as Palestinians have called for the “right to return” for refugees to their homeland, which is now part of Israel or claimed by Israel....
  • Trump promised donors he’d deport pro-Palestinian protesters: Report

    05/28/2024 12:59:42 AM PDT · by mbrfl · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2024 | Naomi Lim
    Former President Donald Trump privately promised donors he would adopt a hard-line stance against pro-Palestinian student demonstrators after encouraging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to end his war against Hamas. “One thing I do is, any student that protests, I throw them out of the country. You know, there are a lot of foreign students. As soon as they hear that, they’re going to behave,” Trump said during a May 14 roundtable event in New York, according to the Washington Post. Trump described the demonstrators as being part of a “radical revolution” and praised the New York Police Department for...
  • Biden urged to outlaw antisemitic Palestinian ‘terrorist’ group banned in Germany, Israel

    05/27/2024 2:32:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/24 | Benjamin Weinthal
    JERUSALEM – The Biden administration is facing new calls to sanction Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which has links to Iran’s regime and the U.S.-designated terrorist movement Hamas. Germany outlawed Samidoun in November and Israel classified the Palestinian organization as a terrorist entity in 2021. "If the U.S. is going to get serious about the pro-Hamas mobs who’ve wreaked havoc on U.S. campuses, they will have to take action to ban Samidoun and investigate their allies and supporters," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the LA-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Fox News Digital. Samidoun has chapters in Albuquerque, New...
  • Pope Francis Meets with Ukrainian and Palestinian Children

    05/26/2024 9:05:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/26/2024 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    ROME — Pope Francis received a group of some 30 “Palestinian and Ukrainian children” in the Vatican this weekend, the Vatican reported. The children came “predominantly from war zones,” mostly Palestine and Ukraine, and highlighted a new initiative of Pope Francis to engage children in the quest for peace, Vatican News said. Some of the children visiting the pope were missing limbs but were “happy for once to be in a place where they can marvel at a beautiful building rather than live in fear of bombs,” the Vatican related.
  • Pro-Palestinian Protesters Want UCSC to Cut Ties With Hillel and Chabad

    05/23/2024 3:30:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Jewish Weekly ^ | MAY 23, 2024 | Andrew Lapin
    Pro-Palestinian encampment protesters at dozens of universities have called for their administrations to divest from Israel. But on two campuses, activists are asking their schools to split from organizations closer to home that they say are complicit in Israeli crimes. At Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of California, Santa Cruz, pro-Palestinian protesters have demanded their universities cut ties with, or “terminate” the presence of, the schools’ Hillel chapters. The Drexel protesters also demand that the university “Immediately terminate Drexel Chabad,” an outpost of the Hasidic outreach movement. The protesters, including some Jewish students, argue that Hillel’s Zionist stance...
  • Khanna: Never a Wrong Time to Recognize Palestinian State, Should Have South Africa-Style Commission for Israel

    05/23/2024 7:25:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN News Central,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) argued that there’s never a wrong time to recognize a Palestinian state but Hamas shouldn’t be involved in it and while the ICC shouldn’t arrest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we should have something like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Co-host John Berman asked, “Do you think this shows that terrorism pays?” Khanna answered, “No, it doesn’t. We should recognize a Palestinian state. That has been the United States’ policy, a two-state solution, 143 countries at the United Nations voted for it. Nelson Mandela called for...
  • Norway, Ireland and Spain say they are recognizing a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

    05/22/2024 4:11:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    AP ^ | May 22, 2024 | Joseph Wilson, Melanie Lidman, and Joseph Krauss
    Norway, Ireland and Spain said on Wednesday they are recognizing a Palestinian state, in a historic but largely symbolic move that deepens Israel’s isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza. The announcements came as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister and the International Court of Justice is considering allegations of genocide that Israel has strenuously denied.
  • US promises to squash Palestinian membership push at UN following vote (Israel's UN ambassador shreds UN charter in protest)

    05/10/2024 3:17:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/10/24 | Peter Aitken
    The U.S. has promised to vote against any resolution that would seek to grant the Palestinians full membership in the United Nations after a General Assembly resolution passed with significant support from member states. "Our vote does not reflect opposition to Palestinian statehood," U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the U.N. Robert Wood said after the vote. "We have been very clear that we support it and seek to advance it meaningfully: Instead, it is an acknowledgment that statehood will only come from a process that involves direct negotiations between the parties." "This resolution does not resolve the concerns about the Palestinian...
  • UN General Assembly backs Palestinian bid for membership

    05/10/2024 10:58:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/10/2024 | Reuters
    The United Nations General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly backed a Palestinian bid to become a full U.N. member by recognizing it as qualified to join and recommending the U.N. Security Council “reconsider the matter favorably.” The vote by the 193-member General Assembly was a global survey of support for the Palestinian bid to become a full U.N. member – a move that would effectively recognize a Palestinian state – after the United States vetoed it in the U.N. Security Council last month. The assembly adopted a resolution with 143 votes in favor and nine against – including the U.S. and...
  • 1 in 26 Uyghurs Jailed, Accounting 1/3 of China's Prison Population: Uyghur Human Rights Project Report

    05/04/2024 1:16:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Asian News International ^ | 1 in 26 Uyghurs jailed, accounting 1/3 of China's prison population: Uyghur Human Rights Project rep
    An annual report by a Uyghur advocacy group revealed ongoing persecution in China's far-western Xinjiang province, with an estimated 1 in 26 Uyghurs jailed, accounting for a third of China's prison population, 3.5 times the world's highest rate of imprisonment. A new Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) report indicates that Uyghurs, Turkic and other non-Han peoples in the Uyghur Region account for more than a third (34 per cent) of China's estimated prison population, despite making up only one per cent of China's overall population. When accounting for the total regional population, the Uyghur region has the highest prison rate...
  • Activist Groups Trained Students for Months Before Campus Protests

    05/03/2024 7:57:40 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 23 replies
    The Wall Steet Journal ^ | May 3, 2024 | Tawnell D. Hobbs
    The recent wave of pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses came on suddenly and shocked people across the nation. But the political tactics underlying some of the demonstrations were the result of months of training, planning and encouragement by longtime activists and left-wing groups. At Columbia University, in the weeks and months before police took down encampments at the New York City campus and removed demonstrators occupying an academic building, student organizers began consulting with groups such as the National Students for Justice in Palestine, veterans of campus protests and former Black Panthers. They researched past protests over Columbia’s expansion into...
  • Frat Boys Protect the Flag While Attacked by Pro-Palestinian Classmates

    05/01/2024 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/1/2024 | Ward Carroll
    UNC fraternity brothers defend the American flag, holding it off the ground as pro-Palestinian protestors on the campus quad try to rip it down. (More info)
  • Jewish man TASERED by crazed female Palestine activist at UCLA

    04/30/2024 12:05:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    X ^ | 4.29.24 6:02 PM
    Jewish man TASERED by crazed female Palestine activist at UCLA. The Jewish man was assaulted and hit on the head by the woman wearing a mask and headscarf before she pulled out a taser.
  • Protesters Remove American Flag, Raise Palestinian Flag in Harvard Yard

    04/28/2024 3:47:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2024
    Protesters at an anti-Israel “encampment” in Harvard Yard removed an American flag from University Hall, the central administration building, and flew a Palestinian flag in its place Saturday before university staff intervened. The Harvard Crimson reported: Pro-Palestine student protesters at the Harvard Yard encampment flew three Palestinian flags from University Hall on Saturday evening. A group of three protesters hoisted the flags over the John Harvard statue in the Yard, where the University sometimes flies the American flag or flags of the countries of visiting foreign dignitaries. As of 6:34 p.m., Harvard University Police officers were calling Harvard Yard Operations...
  • Justin Amash of Michigan: The choice is clear

    04/27/2024 10:37:07 AM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 27 | Former Rep. Justin Amash
    @justinamash The GOP field is now set for U.S. Senate in Michigan, and the choice is clear. I’m the only candidate with a record of following the Constitution, cutting spending, protecting free speech, fighting the surveillance state, and opposing the forever war. On August 6, we win big.
  • CNN’s Tapper: Unlike Charlottesville, ‘Most’ Campus Demonstrations ‘Peaceful’ and for ‘Palestinian Rights’

    04/25/2024 6:05:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper reacted to 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump comparing the situation on college campuses to Charlottesville by stating that “There has been some anti-Israel sentiment and there has been some antisemitic sentiment,” but “most of them” were “peaceful, most of them in support of Palestinian rights” and “that’s not what the neo-Nazis in the Unite the Right rally were doing. That was not a peaceful march that turned into something ugly. It was ugly from the word go.”
  • UT-Austin students hold pro-Palestinian protest on campus, at least 20 protesters arrested

    04/24/2024 3:40:49 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 29 replies
    austin american statesman ^ | 4/24/24 | Lily Kepner Skye Seipp
    <p>At least nine protesters were handcuffed and loaded into police cruisers at a peaceful, pro-Palestinian protest Wednesday at the University of Texas hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a registered student group and a chapter of the national Students for Justice in Palestine. And several more were arrested at the university's South Lawn.</p>
  • Pro-Palestinian Protesters at Columbia Face Midnight Deadline for Deal to Clear Encampment

    04/23/2024 7:56:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | Phil Helsel | April 23, 2024
    Dozens have been arrested at NYU and Yale, and Columbia cancels in-person classes as discord over the war in Gaza grows among students across the country.The president of Columbia University announced a midnight deadline for students and others to reach an agreement about dismantling an encampment on campus set up in protest. The encampment was set up four days ago on the Manhattan campus’ West Lawn. On Thursday, police made more than 100 arrests when they were called in about an encampment on the South Lawn, and for which Columbia was criticized. Columbia University President Minouche Shafik said in a...
  • Does the Left Think Young Left-Wing Protesters Matter or Not? (Demanding Biden Heed the Campus Left Means Accepting Scrutiny of its Ideas.)

    04/23/2024 7:51:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    By Jonathan Chait, who’s been a New York political columnist since 2011. This week, The Atlantic published an account of how the war between Israel and Hamas has convulsed a campus (in this case, that of the author, Stanford sophomore Theo Baker). The most explosive details in the story showed activists endorsing violence or anti-Semitism, which has fed directly into the cycle of anger and fear felt by both Jewish and Muslim students. This has predictably set off the same progressive eye-rolling that occurs any time the mainstream media reports on crazy things happening on the left. “Incredibly brave for...