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Hillel should be donor-backed and student-led

Hillel should be donor-backed and student-led | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
“Their ideas too often shunned, Jewish students will stop engaging in communal campus life unless they start being heard. ”
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New SodaStream factory could help destroy Bedouin agriculture

New SodaStream factory could help destroy Bedouin agriculture | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
“Israel has been trying to transform indigenous farmers into an “urban proletariat” since at least the 1960s.”
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Not content to exploit cheap Palestinian labor in West Bank, Sodastream proposes to do the same to Israeli Bedouin in the Negecpv.
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Rouhani calls for national unity, healing; says Iran will not relinquish defense capability

Rouhani calls for national unity, healing; says Iran will not relinquish defense capability | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
TEHRAN — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani marked the anniversary of the founding of the Islamic republic on Tuesday with a mix of defiance and moderation, telling a huge crowd of Iranians that “no single political faction can rule the country, and...
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Israel's Netanyahu Calls Boycotters 'Anti-Semites'

Israel's Netanyahu Calls Boycotters 'Anti-Semites' | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
It is time Israel fought back against those who boycott the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, dubbing them "anti-Semites."
    
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Spotlight shines on Palestinian collaborators

Spotlight shines on Palestinian collaborators | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Although Israel is suspected of recruiting tens of thousands of Palestinians as collaborators since its creation in 1948, the practice has rarely attracted more than superficial attention.
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Acclaimed Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi's New Film Comes to American Screens

Acclaimed Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi's New Film Comes to American Screens | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
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"Le Passé" (or "The Past"), the new film by celebrated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, was released in select U.S. cities today.
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Transforming Our Vision of Palestine Into Reality

Transforming Our Vision of Palestine Into Reality | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Sam Bahour







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Prime Minister, You're No Winston Churchill

Prime Minister, You're No Winston Churchill | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Paul R. Pillar Since the wise setting aside of a negotiation-undermining bill that would have imposed still more sanctions on Iran, some members of Congress have been feeling itchy as a result of not getting their regular fix of votes that...
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Judges nix summonses of asylum seekers, slams Israel's detention policy

Judges nix summonses of asylum seekers, slams Israel's detention policy | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
High Court Judges slam Israel's detention policy; state denies violating Africans' rights.
    
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MJ Rosenberg: Museum of Jewish Heritage Bans Discussion Of Truman & Israel: Too Controversial!

MJ Rosenberg: Museum of Jewish Heritage Bans Discussion Of Truman & Israel: Too Controversial! | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
It is almost laughable. The organized Jewish community, which claims to be worried about young Jews defecting in droves, just cannot help itself from doing things that drive Jews (not just young ones) away.
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Rae Abileah: February 2, 2014: Protest by Picnic

Rae Abileah: February 2, 2014: Protest by Picnic | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Politics aside, it was pretty astounding to see so many people in the streets on Election Day, this past Sunday.
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Breaking: Students rise up against NY Jewish school’s ‘prohibition’ of Rashid Khalidi

“Rashid Khalidi Ramaz is a Jewish day school in New York. Evidently the head of the school has barred a neighbor, the scholar Rashid Khalidi, from speaking to the student politics society there. And students are not taking the prohibition lying down.”
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Whatever you do, don't permit distinguished Palestinian professor from speaking to Jewish students! He might poison their minds!
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Meet Fox’s New Anti-Muslim “National Security Analyst” From the Clarion Project

Meet Fox’s New Anti-Muslim “National Security Analyst” From the Clarion Project | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
“The Zionist Clarion Project is funded by Aisha HaTorah, a pro-Occupation, pro-Settler colonization organization that seeks to foment anti-Muslim Islamophobic sentiment against Muslims in the West.”
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Listening Post: Aide’s Return to White House Reflects Changing U.S. Role in Middle East

Listening Post: Aide’s Return to White House Reflects Changing U.S. Role in Middle East | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Robert Malley, who advised President Bill Clinton on Israeli-Palestinian talks, is returning to manage the fraying ties between the United States and its allies in the Persian Gulf.
    
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Red Cross doctor in Austria rejects blood donations from Muslims

Red Cross doctor in Austria rejects blood donations from Muslims | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Red Cross doctor in Austria rejects blood donations from Muslims
The doctor in the city of Linz claimed that Muslims have bad blood and at least suffer from Hepititus B.
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The US plan makes a viable Palestinian state untenable

The US plan makes a viable Palestinian state untenable | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
A sense of urgency looms because Washington is supposed to unveil next month its so-called “framework proposal” for the creation of a Palestinian state, in a last desperate effort to break the logjam in negotiations.
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The legacy of racism toward Mizrahi Jews

The legacy of racism toward Mizrahi Jews | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
The publication of the protocols of the riots in Wadi Salib, disclosing the racism of Israel’s founding generation toward the Mizrahi Jewish population, could have initiated a genuine debate.
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Dear de Blasio: AIPAC Doesn’t Speak for Me, Either

Dear de Blasio: AIPAC Doesn’t Speak for Me, Either | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Now it’s your turn to stick a note in de Blasio’s wall. | CC via Wikimedia Commons
Last week it was discovered that New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, held an off-the-record meeting with AIPAC.
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The Iran Negotiations Begin

The Iran Negotiations Begin | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Paul R. Pillar
As negotiations begin this week to reach a final agreement on restricting the Iranian nuclear program, some of the prognoses being offered sound like the deliberate lowering of expectations one commonly hears before U.S.
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Vassar Jewish Union declares itself an 'Open Hillel’

Vassar Jewish Union declares itself an 'Open Hillel’ | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
The union repudiates Hillel guidelines that 'delegitimatize' groups critical of Israel.
    
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Avrum Burg on BDS

Avrum Burg on BDS | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Avrum Burg was chair of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization, a member of Knesset, chair of the Knesset, and for a brief moment even served as interim Prime Minister of the State of Israel.
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MJ Rosenberg: AIPAC: Now Stuck With The GOP

MJ Rosenberg: AIPAC: Now Stuck With The GOP | Tikun Olam: make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Suddenly AIPAC is a lobby without a cause. In three weeks thousands of delegates from all over the country will descend on the Washington, D.C. convention center to get their marching orders but, as of today, AIPAC hasn’t even drafted them.
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