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JDL member arrested for attacking Palestinian-American teacher ran anti-Muslim website

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Kamal Nayfeh, 55, was an out-of-towner waiting to hug goodbye his daughter who lives in Washington DC, in the moments before he was beaten by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), outside of a policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Nayfeh and his daughter, who witnessed the attack, talk to Mondoweiss’s Allison Deger about the event and its aftermath. “I’ve been seeing a trend towards violence and all of those violent group are re-emerging. The country is so divided, and all of those groups that never had a voice are popping out and showing their hate,” Nayfeh says.

Attacks on demonstrators in Rome

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As the ferocious attacks on the Palestinian population of Gaza continue, once again the Israeli government’s sense of impenetrable impunity is on display in all its brutality. With an Israeli rabbi condoning the killing of civilians in Gaza, an Israeli lawmaker calling for the murder of Palestinian mothers and a “scholar” suggesting Palestinian women be raped, it should […]

Violence outside Paris synagogue falsely attributed to anti-Semitism (Updated)

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A YouTube video showing events preceding a well publicized stand off in front a Paris synagogue that shows the violent encounter was provoked by members of the Jewish Defense League. Update: Mondoweiss’ story has been confirmed by the President of the Synagogue de la Roquette. Incidents rue de la Roquette: Serge Benhaïm dément toute attaque […]

‘A level of racist violence I have never seen’: UCLA professor Robin D. G. Kelley on Palestine and the BDS movement

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Robin D. G. Kelley If there’s one thing the Palestine solidarity movement and Israel lobbyists can agree on, it’s this: American college campuses remain a potent battleground when it comes to the politics of Israel/Palestine. One group, the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), certainly recognizes this. And one way […]