Coverage and perspectives from the URL Network on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Middle East—and its fallout in the U.S. and around the globe—in the wake of Israel’s campaign against Gaza following an Oct. 7, 2023 attack in the country by Hamas militants.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict ends tenure of university president

Mike Lee officially “retired” as president of Sonoma State University in California’s wine country just one days after being put on administrative leave. Chancellor Mildred Garcia dished out the punishment after she said Lee agreed to the demands of pro-Palestinian protesters without “appropriate approval.” Tonight, acting Sonoma State President Nathan Evans sent out an email…


Michael Coard, host of WURD’s Radio Courtroom, interviews Dr. Marc Lamont Hill about the situation in Israel and Gaza. Tune in to WURD Radio on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24-25 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m., when Nick Taliaferro will host a three-day series on the conflict.


Photos: Workers, students march against war in Gaza in S.F.’s Mission

Several hundred workers, students and their families gathered at the 24th Street BART plaza in S.F.’s Mission District Wednesday to mark this year’s International Workers Day. While advocating for critical local needs like fair wages and affordable housing, protestors also called for international solidarity with Palestine.  “Viva! Viva! Palestina!,” chanted Guillermina Castellanos, a labor organizer…

Pro-Palestinian AAPI protestors at UC Berkeley stress solidarity

By Matthew Yoshimoto, AsAmNews Intern Moments like traditional Palestinian dancing at UC Berkeley’s Free Palestine encampment invoke feelings of joy and unity amidst resistance — which Berkeley Law student Matthew Fernandes said is key in the collective fight for Palestine. Fernandes, who is an organizer with Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine, said the…

University of Minnesota reaches ‘initial agreement’ with pro-Palestine student protesters

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College encampments spread across the U.S. as calls for divestment from Israel grow

Pro-Palestinian student encampments are protesting American colleges and universities’ ties to Israel and are calling to divest from apartheid College encampments spread across the U.S. as calls for divestment from Israel grow is a story from Prism, a BIPOC-led nonprofit news outlet that centers the people, places, and issues currently underreported by national media. Please…

Indian-American Student Arrested At Pro-Palestine Protests

Achinthya Sivalingam, a graduate student at Princeton University, was arrested on April 25, for participating in an unauthorized student-led encampment protest on campus. She is a second-year student at Princeton’s […] The post Indian-American Student Arrested At Pro-Palestine Protests appeared first on India Currents.

USC cancels Jon M. Chu’s speech after valedictorian controversy

The University of Southern California (USC) announced it will be canceling the speech by filmmaker Jon M. Chu as a part of its “readjusting” of guests and honorees at the May graduation ceremony.  This announcement follows “the highly publicized circumstances surrounding our main-stage commencement program,” which is in reference to USC canceling a speech by…

What We Mean When We Talk About Genocide

The use of ‘Genocide’ in discussions about Gaza has captured global attention, stirring a complex debate around its implications. In this episode, Ernesto Verdeja, a Professor of peace studies and global politics, joins me in dissecting the meaning and application of this term within the Israel-Palestine situation. We aim to understand the term, the criteria…

Writers Guild of America members criticize union for silence on Gaza

Three of the country’s largest and most visible labor unions are calling for a ceasefire in Palestine. The National Education Association, United Auto Workers, and the Service Employees International Union, altogether totaling more than 5 million American workers, are advocating for a cessation of hostilities in Gaza. But as a growing number of unions speak…

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What are your thoughts?

We asked our newsletter audience whether the U.S. should continue to publicly support Israel in the ongoing Israel-Palestinian crisis and more than 70% of respondents said no.

Nationally, 53% of Democrats, 55% of independents, and 43% of Republicans oppose sending weapons and supplies to Israel, according to a CNN/YouGov poll. In terms of sympathies for the plight of those living in the region, 65% of poll respondents expressed sympathy for Palestinian people and 84% expressed sympathy for the people of Israel.

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