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CAIR Florida reacts to release of injured Tampa teenager from Israeli jail listen

07/07/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Hassan Shibly, CAIR, Florida, Palestine, Israel, Tariq Abu Khdeir, Tariq Khdeir

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A teenager from Tampa was released yesterday from a prison in Israel. He’s now on house arrest. Tariq Khdeir told reporters he was beaten up by two Israeli police on Friday in an attack captured on video.

The Associated Press reports that today Israeli police said a border policeman had been temporarily suspended from special operations and transferred to a different position until the completion of an investigation into the apparent police beating of Tariq Khdeir. The AP says Khdeir trave...

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Pro-Palestine divestment effort fails at USF Tampa listen

05/28/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, BDS, Divestment, Israel, USF, USF Foundation

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A USF Foundation committee killed an effort Wednesday to divest from companies considered human rights violators by pro-Palestinian groups. The move, initiated by USF Foundation board member Alan Bomstein, comes after Students for Justice in Palestine spent two months collecting more than 10,000 signatures supporting pulling investments from companies like Lockheed Martin and Caterpillar.

“The USF Foundation will not divest investments based on requests from individuals or groups nor will...

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USF students for divestment meet with university foundation listen

05/06/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: USF, BDS, Palestine, Israel, SJP at USF

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University of South Florida students who are leading a drive to get the school to divest from companies profiting off the Israeli occupation of Palestine met yesterday afternoon with some members of the USF Foundation.

Tuesday WMNF spoke with a member of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF, Malak Fakhoury.

"We had a meeting with the USF Foundation in order to approach them about the demand for divestment that has arisen on campus over the past couple of months. As you know, we ha...

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USF students want university to divest from companies profiting from occupation listen

04/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: USF, Palestine, BDS

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Student activists at the University of South Florida are asking the university to divest from companies doing business in occupied Palestine.

They’ve collected ten thousand signatures on what they’re calling a human rights petition.

WMNF News interviewed Ahmad Saadaldin, president of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF.

"Our petition is a human rights petition calling on the University of South Florida to stop investin...

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Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses his new book Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel listen

01/15/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Max Blumenthal, Israel, Palestine, Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with journalist Max Blumenthal to discuss his new book Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. The book reports on contemporary Israeli society in the midst of conservative rule.

Max will be speaking at USF today at 5:00 p.m.

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Palestinian filmmaker's documentary reveals the reality of living in Gaza under conflict listen

01/08/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Where Should The Birds Fly, Palestine, Israel, Fida Qishta

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her award winning documentary Where Should The Birds Fly. The film shows what life is like for the residents of Gaza- a Palestinian area captured and controlled by Israel since 1967. It begins with chilling footage of Israeli bulldozers destroying houses in Rafah in 2004.

Qishta, a native of Rafah, the city in the south of the Gaza Strip, watched her parents’...

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Palestinian American Journalist Ali Abunimah discusses Egypt's Role in Palestine

07/26/13 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Today on True Talk host Samar Jarrah spoke with Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian American journalist who is a proponent of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and author of the book [One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse][1]. Abunimah spoke about his recent visit to Gaza for the Palestine Festival of Literature. Abunimah also discussed Egypt's role in the Palestinian occupation and how the Egyptian media are demonizing Palestinians.

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Remembering American Rachel Corrie who was killed by Israeli military ten years ago listen

03/15/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Saturday is the ten year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie; the American college student was killed in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003 while trying to prevent a family’s home from being destroyed.

Last April I interviewed Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie when they were in Tampa attending the United Methodist Church General Conference. They were trying to get the church to divest from companies supplying the Israeli occupation: Caterpillar, Motorola an...

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Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat speaks to USF students about nonviolent resistance listen

02/01/13 Ella Wind
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat is profiled in the Oscar-nominated film Five Broken Cameras. He’s touring the United States to spread awareness about the non-violent resistance in his West Bank village of Bil’in. On Thursday at University of South Florida, he spoke about life under Israeli occupation and showed footage of protests from his village.

The village of Bil’in lies just two and a half miles east of...

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Tampa activists stand with Palestinians at USF, Temple Terrace and downtown listen

11/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The death toll in Gaza has reached at least 100 after a weekend of continued violence. More than 20 USF students protested the conflict in Palestine silently today at the Marshall Center on the school's Tampa campus following a weekend of other demonstrations across the city.

The Israeli military, or IDF, has increased bombing in Gaza claiming they are defending themselves against rocket fire from the Gaza strip and targeting Hamas militants. One reason is rocket fire into Israel has tak...

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