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Jordan Esrig is a writer and the managing editor of the Claremont Independent.

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May 27, 2021 12:48 pm

UC Santa Barbara Student Government Narrowly Rejects BDS Resolution After Contentious Marathon Debate

University of California Santa Barbara (USCB)’s Associated Student Senate on Thursday narrowly voted against a resolution to divest university funds from companies that it argued...

May 26, 2021 5:49 pm

Over 120 Gender Studies Departments Sign Letter Calling on Feminists to ‘Join the Struggle for Palestinian Liberation’

In a letter signed by at least 120 departments studying gender and sexuality from universities across the United States and Europe, the Palestinian Feminist Collective...

May 21, 2021 5:04 pm

Letter on Gaza Conflict Signed by Over 70 Harvard Faculty Decries ‘Denial’ of Palestinian ‘Right to Resist’

Over 70 Harvard faculty members signed a letter published Thursday affirming their “support for the Palestinian liberation struggle” and demanding that the United States “condemn...

May 4, 2021 6:05 pm

Amid Backlash, Pomona Student Government ‘Tables’ BDS Resolution to Strip Funds From Jewish Groups That Refuse Israel Boycott

A recently-passed Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) resolution at Pomona College that has been criticized by the institution's president and an academic freedom group was tabled...

April 28, 2021 4:16 pm

Academic Freedom Group Says Pomona BDS Bill Could ‘Seriously Imperil’ Rights of Jewish Student Groups

In a statement released Tuesday, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) condemned a BDS bill passed by Pomona College’s student government that seeks...

April 26, 2021 4:10 pm

Pomona College Student Government Passes BDS Bill Calling to Strip Funds From Student Clubs

Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC), voted unanimously Thursday to pass a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution that calls for the student union to...

September 29, 2020 12:38 pm

Passage of ‘One-Sided’ Pro-BDS Resolution at Columbia Decried as ‘Deeply Irresponsible’

Undergraduate students at Columbia University in New York City have voted in favor of a referendum calling on their school to "divest its stocks, funds,...

September 22, 2020 11:52 am

Ahead of BDS Vote on Campus, Columbia Student Paper Apologizes for Running ‘Deeply Inappropriate’ Pro-Israel Ad

The editors of the Columbia Daily Spectator -- the student newspaper at the New York Ivy League school -- apologized on Sunday for running what...


Thousands Petition California Gov Newsom to Veto New Ethnic Studies Bill

Several thousand Californians have signed a petition released Monday that calls on Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the state's recently-passed bill mandating ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement. The...


Israel Names Veteran Fighter Pilot Tomer Bar as Next Air Force Commander

Israel has picked Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar to lead the Israeli Air Force (AIF) as its new commander, the country's army announced on Monday. The country’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz approved...

Middle East

Palestinian Officers Go on Trial Over Death of Abbas Critic

A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has...

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