Tagged ‘Israel’

PRESS RELEASE: Loyola SJP Charged with ‘Discrimination’ & ‘Bullying’ for Calling Out Birthright Israel’s Discrimination Against Palestinians

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY- Chicago students affiliated with the student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will attend an administrative hearing scheduled this Thursday, October 30 to respond to allegations made against the group after Palestinian students lined up on September 9, 2014 to try to register for a Birthright Israel trip to highlight its discrimination against Palestinians.

Medill Reports Chicago: Walsh’s record on Israel draws criticism from some advocacy groups

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Fox Lake) holds a congressional record that reveals a strong focus on Israel and the federal budget, one that experts and local advocacy groups don’t think will help his re-election bid.

The Romney heard ’round the world

Mitt Romney’s mistakes during his visits to the UK, Israel, and Poland will take their toll as Presidential elections approach.

“A Child’s View From Gaza”

A collection of artwork created by children across Gaza depicting life under occupation has been the subject of controversy and censorship in recent years. Armed with magic markers, crayons, and pencils, the children of Gaza have unleashed their most powerful weapon yet: honest yet brutal images depicting life under occupation through the lens of a child.

Khader Adnan and the Global Voices of Protest

Khader Adnan, a Palestinian detained by the Israeli army, received international attention as he went on a hunger strike for 66 days protesting his violent arrest and indefinite detention.

Gingrich: Does money influence his views on Muslims and Palestine?

Newt Gingrich, the leading republican nominee for president, received $10 million towards his campaign from wealthy, hard-line Israel supporters. In the wake of these generous contributions, Gingrich’s commentary regarding Palestine has caused a legitimate concern amongst many who are aware of the realities regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Steve Huntley misrepresents the facts on Palestine / Israel

In his opinion piece, “Palestinian state would expel Jews”, Steve Huntley of the Chicago Sun-Times skews the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by ignoring international law and crucial historical events.

Noor Salahuddin Discusses the Republican Presidential Candidates’ Political Positions

Communications Intern, Noor Salahuddin discusses the Republican presidential candidates’ political positions.

Daily Herald: Cal Thomas Israel Column Ludicrous

The Sept. 21 opinion piece in the Daily Herald, “Israel’s future under siege from U.N.,” by Cal Thomas was inflammatory and illogical.

Civil Rights Vlog #4: Free Gaza Flotilla II

CAIR-Chicago Intern Noor Salahuddin discusses the humanitarian flotilla to Gaza that was prevented from delivering aid by Greek authorities at an Athens port. Noor dispels false claims made by Israeli officials in their attempts to delegitimize the humanitarian mission.