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Wellesley College

Pro-Israel students and administration at Wellesley college have engaged in tactics of harassment and intimidation to repress the organizing efforts of Palestinian students and their allies, creating a climate in which students who support Palestinian liberation, those on student visas in particular, no longer feel able to speak freely without risking consequences. When Palestine is discussed at Wellesley, it is discussed through classes such as PEAC358 / POL2359-2 "Palestinian Israeli Peace Prospects," a class which, true to its name, misrepresents events on the ground in Palestine as a "conflict" requiring "peace negotiations, conflict mediation, compromise, and solutions," whitewashing over the reality of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland met by Palestinian efforts to remain on and reclaim their land and resources. Wellesley college also works with Birthright Israel to encourage students to attend free propaganda trips to Israel.

106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481

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