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Photo: PSG construct Union checkpoint

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Members of the Palestinian Solidarity Group constructed a checkpoint outside Leeds University Union this week. The stunt intended to highlight the day-to-day struggles faced by Palestinians living in the West Bank. Second year English student Joe Bilsborough explained how “checkpoints are one of the main systems used by the Israeli … Read More

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub creates stir on campus

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Students have voiced concern over a visit from the Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub. The visit attracted criticism after Taub gave a talk to a group of POLIS students. Some attendees were shocked by what they felt were controversial statements. One student told this paper: “There were some quite shocking things … Read More

Inside Palestine: interview with Itay Epstain, co-director of ICAHD

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Could you explain the structure of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), and how it works? ICAHD was established in 1997. It was set up at the outset to counter a specific Israeli policy: that of demolitions, predominantly of residences. Israeli Jewish activists went out and engaged Palestinian communities, Palestinian … Read More

Inside Palestine: human rights activist and journalist Harry Fear on Gaza

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Harry Fear visited Leeds to talk about what life is like life for ordinary students in Gaza