Israel held Harvard College SAT exam for weeks, not releasing tests until October SAT exam was cancelled for students in Palestine. Countless students around the world took the exam.
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Only .003% of Gaza population can leave a month, students not included. U.S. officials quietly canceled a two-year-old scholarship program for students in the Gaza.
In Occupied Palestine, tens of thousands of East Jerusalem children attend unsuitable school classrooms. Thousands don’t get the chance for school at all. They’re permanent State of Israel residents. Israeli and international law mandate their right to free education. Thousands don’t get it.
It is outrageous, dishonorable, and unconstitutional actions taken by Judge Starr against Prof Marc Ellis, by eliminating his courses, shutting down his department, and investigation on whether Prof Ellis’ writing against ISRAELI policies is anathema to the Jewish Christian Zionist’s standard of “thou shall not speak against Israel.”
Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan analyzes the presentation of images, maps, layouts and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies textbooks, and reveals how the books marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military massacres against Palestinians and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity.
Israel’s determined effort to prevent the creation of educated Palestinian cadres through the systematic repression, harassment and ill-treatment of Palestinian students and the disruption of their education.
New report from Bethlehem University shows that academic staff had been attacked again by Israeli squatters. Palestinian universities suffer the severest restrictions in delivering knowledge.
Lawrence Davidson argues that while leveling charges of incitement at the Palestinian educational system, Israelis themselves have been practicing on their own children a form of indoctrination that vilifies Palestinians and Arabs.
A State Department official warned students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this week that discussing WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger their employment prospects.
The official, a former student of the school, called the career services office of his alma mater to advise students not to post links to WikiLeaks documents, nor to make comments on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as “engaging in these activities would call into question [a student's] ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government,” he was quoted as saying in an e-mail sent to students by the career services office on Tuesday.
The University of Johannesburg’s Senate will next week meet to decide whether to end its relationship with an Israeli institution, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, on the grounds of that university’s active support for and involvement in the Israeli military. Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports the move. He explains why. By Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Sabbah [...]
By Lawrence Davidson* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz A letter from Gaza appeared on the Web dated September 24, 2010. It was from a group of Gaza academics and students and sought to publicize the fact that eight American universities have recently signed agreements with various Israeli universities to offer U.S. students free semester long [...]
By Neve Gordon* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On 31 May, I joined some 50 students and faculty members who gathered outside Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to demonstrate against the Israeli military assault on the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. In response, the next day a few hundred students marched towards the social [...]
By Debbie Menon* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Disappointing, but this shows the immense power that “the Organization” has to overturn popular demand against amazing majority numbers in the face of all reason and “democratic” principle. And, it also illustrates the cupidity, weakness, and failures of moral principles of elected representatives worldwide to stand up [...]
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFv7h_gfAfU April 16, 2010 – Almost one month after the UC Berkeley Student Senate voted 16-4 to divest from General Electric and United technologies because of their complicity in Israeli war crimes the Student Senate meets again to attempt to override a veto by President Will Smelko. The Meeting ended with the senate [...]
April 13, 2010 To the Senate of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley (ASUC): I am writing to encourage renewed support for Senate Bill 118A (“A Bill in Support of ASUC Divestment from War Crimes”), including the override of ASUC President Will Smelko’s veto on March 24, 2010. The earlier passage of [...]
Sent from Emily Schaeffer, human right lawyer in Israel/Palestine, who asked Archbishop Tutu to write the letter. Dear Student Leaders at the University of California – Berkeley It was with great joy that I learned of your recent 16-4 vote in support of divesting your university’s money from companies that enable and profit from the [...]
Just like they take over DC! Why bother with moral persuasion when you can just threaten to take U.S. government . . . everywhere? On March 18, UC Berkeley’s student senate voted 16 to 4 in favor of divesting from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation. A week later, in a move oddly predicted [...]
Besieged Gaza, Palestine April.4.2010 Dear Ms. Atwood, We are students from Gaza representing more than 10 academic institutions therein. Our grandparents are refugees who were expelled from their homes in the 1948 Nakba. They still have their keys locked up in their closets and will pass them on to their children, our parents. Many of [...]
Israeli soldiers prevent students and others from crossing a checkpoint between their homes and schools on the edge of the West Bank city of Qalqiliya on 17 March 2010. Some teachers used the checkpoint as a makeshift classroom and held studies despite the closure, which was linked to clashes elsewhere in the occupied territories. A [...]
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise. – Nicolò Machiavelli By Mary Rizzo* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Obama, before he actually “did” anything, had a reputation. And, indeed, reputation – what others think you are, and not what you actually are – is a crucial factor in a public figure. A [...]
By Yousef Munayyer* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz ‘TO CUT down on gang-related crimes, policies could be put in place to curb the African-American population growth in places like Harlem and Compton. The government could consider cutting off welfare benefits for families in these urban areas to discourage births of blacks and cut down the [...]
By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz “Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims.” –Prof. Arnold Toynbee, Foreword to the [...]
By Nora Barrows-Friedman* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In 2009, Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, became the first American higher educational institution to successfully pressure its Board of Trustees to divest from Israel-tied mutual funds. The victory came three decades after the college similarly disinvested from funds linked to apartheid South Africa. Across North America, [...]
Masafer Yatta/South Hebron Hills – On Sunday, 20 December 2009, the Israeli army disrupted transportation of children and teachers from Al-Fakheit school to their homes. The Palestinian driver, accompanied by one CPTer, was on his way to pick up children and teachers after school when, at about 1:00 p.m. soldiers in a Humvee stopped the [...]
A dose of their own (academic) medicine might help the message sink in By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Poor Berlanty. What did she do to deserve this crushing blow to her hopes and life chances? The Israeli High Court has denied her justice – again – and prevented Berlanty Azzam returning to [...]
By David Green* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Chancellor Richard Herman of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently resigned due to his cooperation with political influence-peddlers seeking to gain admission for less qualified but privileged applicants. But Herman also participated in a more acceptable form of political corruption — publicly displayed with the invocation [...]
By Paul J. Balles* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Paul J. Balles views the twisted logic and demeaning tone of American Zionists who casually falsify history and dismiss the rights of the Palestinian people in defence of Israel. Several days ago (9 November 2009), David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, wrote an [...]
How the “Most Moral Army in the World” Wages War on Students (Part 1) By Stuart Littlewood * The Israeli embassy in London has finally made its excuses for the “senseless outrage” of preventing Berlanty Azzam, a fourth-year student of Bethlehem University, from continuing her studies and robbing her of her degree. She was arrested [...]
SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.petitiononline.com/boycott9/petition.html “Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims.” –Famed British Historian Professor Arnold Toynbee “In the name of [...]
By Stuart Littlewood * If there’s one thing the Israelis are good at it’s making war on women and children. They killed 952 Palestinian kiddies in their homeland between 2000 and the start of the Gaza blitzkrieg in December 2008 (according to B’Tselem statistics). They murdered at least 350 more during their Cast Lead onslaught [...]
Educating Children in War Zones: Israeli Arab Schools Get Only Half the Funding of Their Jewish Counterparts
By Catherine Rottenberg and Neve Gordon* Educating children in a conflict zone is no simple matter. More often than not, those responsible for the curricula succumb to the masters of war and adopt a pedagogical approach that exacerbates rather than diffuses strife. Israel, unfortunately, is no exception. Consider the way Jewish and Palestinian children are [...]
From theatre in a Bethlehem refugee camp to the Venice biennale, Palestinians are making art out of adversity – and doing it with grace, finds Ahdaf Soueif, organiser of the Palestine festival of literature Leaning against padded walls in a darkened room we eavesdrop on an argument: “the elite think they can get independence without [...]
By Jonathan Cook * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The Israeli government has moved quickly to quash protests over the appointment of the army’s senior adviser on international law to a teaching post at Tel Aviv University. Col Pnina Sharvit-Baruch is thought to have provided legal cover for war crimes during the recent Gaza offensive. [...]
Quebec university profs & workers demand an academic boycott of Israel: We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israelâ€™s brutal military attack. It will take [...]
By Matthew Taylor Political Zionism-the quest to establish and hold a Jewish-majority state within historic Palestine-has largely been predicated on the belief that Palestinians should not have the right to live on their ancestral lands. In 1948, Israel’s founders carried this philosophy to its logical conclusion and used military force to drive more than 700,000 [...]
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