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By adamg - 2/14/24 - 2:56 pm

Councilor Ben Weber (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) today withdrew his proposed resolution calling for a negotiated Gaza ceasefire to let him rewrite it so that it doesn't cause "more division" rather than lessen it. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 1:41 pm
Flynn and the two students

Flynn before realizing why Mohamed (l) and Blackmon were getting the congratulations he'd signed.

The Boston City Council yesterday officially congratulated two New Mission High School students for their activism without realizing that that involved organizing a walkout at the Hyde Park school last week to call for an end to Israeli warfare in Gaza and freedom for Palestine. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 1:17 pm

The Herald reports a 19-year-old woman from Cambridge and two other people were arrested on the roof of the Merrimack, NH offices of a Haifa-based defense contractor on charges that include riot, sabotage and criminal mischief in a protest over Gaza. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:12 am

The Jewish Journal reports on Brandeis's decision, which came yesterday, hours before Students for Justice in Palestine was to hold a rally at the school.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting pro-Palestinian protesters outside the offices of Elbit Systems on Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 3:31 pm
Tania Fernandes Anderson crying

Fernandes Anderson cries while talking about murdered children.

Ed. note: Video of the discussions on the two resolutions is at the bottom of the story.

Boston City Council President Ed Flynn sent two proposed resolutions on Israel and Palestine to a committee for further study and hearings.

The council's committee of the whole - basically, the entire council - will now schedule hearings on a resolution by Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) to support Israel and condemn Hamas and a separate one by Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 3:11 pm

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) tomorrow will ask his fellow councilors to unambiguously support Israel. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 10:36 am

Live Boston reports on the rally in front of the Copley Square library and march through the Back Bay yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 10/9/23 - 4:14 pm
Sign with names of entire family murdered

Hundreds of Boston-area Jews and supporters crowded the area around the Parkman Bandstand to support Israel and denounce Hamas - and Harvard student groups that came out in support of that group. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/23 - 9:20 pm

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Israeli American Council and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston are organizing a rally at the Parkman Bandstand that starts at noon on Monday.

By adamg - 4/7/17 - 5:39 pm
Protesting attack on Syria

Craig Caplan caught the start of a protest at Park Street this afternoon.

Syrian jets took off from the airfield today for new bombing runs.

By adamg - 1/11/16 - 11:44 am

The US Supreme Court today rejected an effort by an anti-Palestine group to force the MBTA to run ads saying whatever the hell it wanted to say about Palestinians - by rejecting the group's request for a hearing before the court. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/15 - 5:15 pm

WBUR reports the governor declined to sign a letter with other governors calling on President Obama to immediately suspend plans to allow up to 10,000 Syrian refugees into the US.

By adamg - 11/20/15 - 9:51 am

Yesterday, the Dorchester Reporter posted parts of an interview with US Rep. Steve Lynch in which he seemed to indicate he was fine with the president's plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the US: Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/15 - 2:42 pm

Ezra Schwartz, 18, of Sharon, was one of three people killed by a Palestinian with an Uzi in a West Bank attack today, Yeshiva World reports.

Schwartz was spending a year studying in an Israeli yeshiva. Several other American students at the school were injured in the attack. Ha'aretz reports a Palestinian man got out of a car in the Gush Etzion region around 4:30 p.m. and fired an Uzi at other cars; he then got back in the car, drove away and crashed the vehicle.

By adamg - 11/3/15 - 8:10 am

The family of a man killed by a Hezbollah rocket in northern Israel in 2006 says Iran and several Iranian banks owe it $300 million in damages for his death.

In a suit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the family of David Lelchook say Hezbollah could never have undertaken a large rocket barrage against Israel that year without Iranian backing. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/15 - 1:02 pm

A federal appeals court this week upheld lower-court rulings that the MBTA can limit what it allows on ads on its buses and trains and in its stations.

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston rejected claims by a right-wing pro-Israel group that if the T allowed ads referring to Palestinians as "refugees" it also had to allow ads referring to them as "savages."

By adamg - 11/19/14 - 8:18 am

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, and the Reverend Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, last night issued a statement on the murder of five people at a Jerusalem synagogue, which included a rabbi from the Boston area:

By adamg - 11/18/14 - 9:47 am

WCVB reports on the death of Rabbi Moshe Twersky in the attack.

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