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  • Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom [Commentary]

    Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom [Commentary]
    Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom,...
  • Israel blocks hospital transfers over use of 'State of Palestine'

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The presence of three words on a letterhead – "State of Palestine" – is keeping Palestinian patients from being transferred from the Gaza Strip to hospitals in East Jerusalem or Israel, officials on both sides...
  • Israeli troops clear Palestinians from camp near Jordanian border

    Israeli troops clear Palestinians from camp near Jordanian border
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Israeli military on Friday evicted Palestinian activists from a camp they set up a week ago in the Jordan River valley in an attempt to challenge any Israeli plan to maintain a presence in the area under a future peace...
  • Scarlett Johansson Stepping Down as Oxfam Ambassador

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson's spokesman Wednesday said the...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over relationship with SodaStream

    Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over relationship with SodaStream
    JERUSALEM -- Scarlett Johansson has severed ties with the charity Oxfam International over her relationship with SodaStream, an Israeli-owned company that operates in the West Bank. In a statement released Thursday, Oxfam said it had accepted the...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • Kerry puts Netanyahu in a bind

    Secretary of State John Kerry is obviously getting somewhere in his attempt to achieve a framework agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, because all the right people, the far-right people, are going a little nuts. At a security...
  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The...
  • California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation

    California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation
    SAN FRANCISCO — The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations. In a rare...
  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • The state of Georgia has its own Mideast policy

    Israel has many well-wishers in Congress, and on some matters — such as how best to pressure Iran not to develop nuclear weapons — those U.S. legislators are closer to Israel’s position than to the Obama administration’s. Another...