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  • Arab group in Israel paves new future for town's next generation

    University students from Tira are proving they can be a force for change in the Palestinian community in Israel. The key: taking the fate of their hometown's youth into their own hands. Three weeks ago, the building of the municipality of Tira, a Palestinian Arab town in the Muthalath (“Triangle”) area of Israel, was bustling with over two hundred people gathering in its auditorium. Five speakers took the stage and delivered captivating talks on five different topics, all of which were nothing short of inspiring. Fadi Matar, the 24-year-old founder of the organization behind the event, described the process of…

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  • Israel's president calls BDS a 'strategic threat'

    The resources and attention Israel's government is investing in fighting BDS indicates that the Palestinian-led boycott movement is making serious inroads. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin held an “emergency" meeting Thursday with the heads of Israel’s universities and colleges to discuss the academic boycott, which he described as a "strategic threat." Israeli institutions and officials have begun addressing the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement more seriously and investing more resources into fighting it in recent months and years. [tmwinpost] New Israeli minister of strategic affairs and public diplomacy, Gilad Erdan, reportedly conditioned his entry into the government on the allocation…

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