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ASA Boycott:Harvard Should Talk!

Dear President Faust:

I notice your condemnation of the ASA Boycott against Israel in today's New York Times. I note for the record that Harvard has never once apologized to those of us Harvard Alums who participated in good faith in the Harvard Divestment/Disinvestment Campaign against Israel when your predecessor Larry Summers accused us of being anti-Semitic-- a charge which he refused to defend against me as related below.

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Obama's Remarks on the Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Here are President Obama's remarks on tonight's historic deal with Iran

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International Court asked to investigate alleged war crimes by Canada

Kamloops, B.C., Canada -- The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague has been asked to investigate Canada's "large-scale complicity in torture" of Afghan detainees, and Canada's "active, long-term collaboration" with the worldwide U.S. extraordinary rendition program to such places as Guantanamo Bay.

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Deals linked to settlements in occupied territories could be ‘criminal,’ UN expert warns

Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard FalkAn independent United Nations human rights expert today warned that financial institutions and real estate companies involved with housing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory – which are considered illegal under international law – may be held criminally accountable.

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Open letter to Obama

Posted today on White House 'comments' website

Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother Momina Bibi was a 67-year-old grandmother and midwife from Waziristan. Yet President Obama tells us drones target terrorists.

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Abbas's UNGA speech

Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremid on his outstandingly successful presidency of the previous session of the General Assembly, and I congratulate Mr. John Ashe upon his assumption of this session's Presidency and wish him all success.

Read more: Abbas's UNGA speech

   

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