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Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom


Dr. Steven Salaita
Author & Professor 

8 January 2016
The Palestine Center

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"Report to the Executive Board:
The Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine

By American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Recent years have seen increasing pressure in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and many other professional academic associations to discuss alleged Israeli violations of academic freedom and human rights, and to move toward sanctioning Israel. More than 1,100 anthropologists, many of whom are AAA members, have now signed a petition asking the AAA to undertake a boycott of Israel. 

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"Facing a Harsh Winter in Palestine"
By Zeina Azzam

Those of us living in Washington, DC, New York, and other cities on the East Coast of the United States have just experienced a momentous storm, with some areas receiving well over two feet of snow. We worried about the possibility of losing electricity, on which heat and kitchen appliances depend. We complained about the lack of immediate municipal services charged with cleaning our roads. We stocked up on food and essentials to wait out the storm in our well-insulated homes. Such anxieties pale next to the harsh reality of winter in Palestine.

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