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Headlines for May 9, 2024


Ottawa Citizen
Jewish students raise alarm about antisemitism on campuses as MPs launch study on issue

They appeared alongside several Liberal MPs including Anthony Housefather, who helped initiate a parliamentary committee study about antisemitism on campuses scheduled to begin Thursday.

Ottawa Citizen
Police in Canada and the U.S. are taking different approaches to protest encampments

Researchers say the difference probably has more to do with the political climate in the two countries and the specifics of individual campus protests.

The National Post
Jewish students, faculty say they are under attack amid tensions over U of T anti-Israel protest

As tensions rise at the anti-Israel encampment at the University of Toronto, hundreds of Jewish students and faculty members planned to hold a rally Wednesday evening to combat hate on campus.

The Toronto Star
Inside the U of T encampment: Why this protest isn’t like the others you’ve seen

The collection of tents has become a magnet for both those outraged by Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and those seeking to debate or sometimes delegitimize the pro-Palestinian movement.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster will meet with protesters with ‘respectful’ tone

Students demanded meeting with university in ‘confrontational’ letter, says academic VP.

The London Free Press
Pro-Palestinian encampment returns to Western University

A smaller, yet determined group of students have set up an 12-hour encampment on Western University’s campus in support of Palestine.

The Associated Press
Some colleges that had been permissive of pro-Palestinian protests begin taking a tougher stance

Tensions have continued to ratchet up in standoffs with protesters on campuses across the U.S. nearly three weeks into a movement launched by a protest at Columbia University.

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