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Time Names Anti-Semite Malaysia PM as ‘Most Influential’ for His ‘Core Values’

TIME magazine’s 2019 list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People, published on Wednesday, includes the self-professed “proud” anti-semitic prime minister of Malaysia, who has publicly disparaged Jews as “hook-nosed.” The magazine praised PM Mahathir Mohamad, who took office on May 2018, for coming out of retirement after ruling Malaysia for 22 years, adding: The formidable old warhorse dazzled during a grueling campaign, gathering vast crowds; his reliance on core values united electoral groups, and his age inspired trust in a grand man of politics. Citing the PM’s decision to liberate the 71-year-old…

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College President Blocks Effort to End Study Abroad Program in Israel

The College Council at Pitzer College, a private school in Claremont, California, voted to end its partnership and study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel, citing mistreatment of Palestinians, but the college president vetoed the resolution. Members voted for the move despite the fact that the University of Haifa has the largest population of Arab students in Israel, according to a Haaretz report last year. Inside Higher Education reported: Members of the council, which is made up of faculty, students and staff and is Pitzer’s main legislative…

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Rashida Tlaib’s New Office Map: Israel Renamed ‘Palestine’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was joined by political activist Linda Sarsour during her swearing-in ceremony on as a congresswoman on Thursday in Washington, DC. On the same day, a map in her new congressional office was photographed with an attached sticky note identifying Israel as “Palestine.” Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office. pic.twitter.com/mwyshIog4r — Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 3, 2019 Both Sarsour and Tlaib regularly express support for Palestinian”nationalism and describe themselves as “democratic socialists,” with the former…

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