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Gaza protests are latest test in Black-Jewish relations
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Gaza protests are latest test in Black-Jewish relations
Back in February, before college campuses erupted in protests, National Urban League President Mark Morial warned that the historical civil rights alliance between Blacks and Jews is being tested by the ongoing Israeli military action in Gaza.
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Non-violent student protests are the conscience of our nation
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Editorial
Non-violent student protests are the conscience of our nation
Student protests over deadly Israeli military strikes in Gaza have roiled college campuses across America, resulting in fierce debates over free speech, the right to assemble and the responsibility of college administrators to ensure the safety of all its students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.
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End the bloodshed
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Editorial
End the bloodshed
What happened to Israel on Oct. 7 was an unspeakable tragedy, and there is no justification for it. What happened in Gaza since then is also unacceptable. The loss of civilian lives is inexcusable and not justified, as either a resistance to oppression, as Hamas claims, or the right of self-defense, as the Israel Defense Forces contends.
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Students urging Gaza ceasefire say their voices are being silenced
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Students urging Gaza ceasefire say their voices are being silenced
As New Mission High School senior Kameela Blackmon and other students exited the school’s Hyde Park building Dec. 2 to demonstrate for a ceasefire in Gaza, the school’s principal, William Thomas, issued a stern warning.
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Congressional backlash fails to remove Harvard’s first Black president
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Editorial
Congressional backlash fails to remove Harvard’s first Black president
The Harvard faculty, staff and board of trustees should be applauded for standing in support of President Gay. Let’s hope Harvard’s first Black president can continue to receive the support she deserves for her illustrious career and lifetime commitment to higher education. 
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Protesters press for Gaza ceasefire
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Protesters press for Gaza ceasefire
Fatema Ahmed wanted desperately to talk to Sen. Elizabeth Warren about Israel’s war in Gaza. On Nov. 6, while Warren was speaking in Boston’s City Hall at a news conference on student debt, Ahmed, the executive director of the Muslim Justice League, waited patiently until the conference ended, then pressed forward as Warren left the stage.
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Opinion
We must demand a ceasefire in Gaza now
Over the past month, the people of Gaza have been subjected to a rain of Israeli missiles, white phosphorous munitions, tank shells and other weapons. This on top of Israel’s closure of all borders with the territory designed to cut off all water, food and electricity to Gazans, half of whom are children.
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Opinion
‘Not OK’: People of color remind distraught Jews hate never ended
Two weeks after the Hamas attack in Israel, the shattered sense of safety felt by Jews around the world hasn’t gone away. It’s the same ever-present insecurity felt by many people of color in the United States — including Jews of color.
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Rights groups take aim at police trainings in Israel
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Rights groups take aim at police trainings in Israel
Protestors in downtown Boston came together last week to speak out against an Anti-Defamation League program that holds law enforcement seminars in Israel, alleging that the group is promoting militarization and racist training for police departments.
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Palestinian activists pressure Massachusetts delegation
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Palestinian activists pressure Massachusetts delegation
After a summer marked by land expropriation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, the bombardment of Gaza, shootings and detention of Palestinian children and growing international outrage at the occupation of Palestinian land, a group of local Palestinian activists is calling on the Massachusetts congressional delegation to take a hard stand against Israel.
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Stop funding Israeli war crimes
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Opinion
Stop funding Israeli war crimes
As of May 18, 212 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s latest air raids. More than 58 of those killed were children. This blood is on American hands. The US finances the Israeli military with a colossal $3.8 billion annually — and that’s just direct funding.
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Pressley condemns Gaza bombardment
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Pressley condemns Gaza bombardment
Likening the Israeli government’s repression of nonviolent protests over the displacement of Palestinian families from occupied East Jerusalem to police brutality in the U.S., Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Thursday made a case for conditioning America’s $3.8 billion in military aid to Israel to its compliance with international human rights laws.
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