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F24 | Student protests against Gaza war spread in Europe, sparking clashes and dozens of arrests (088.05.24)
Students at various European universities—NL, DE, FR, CH, AT—inspired by ongoing demonstrations at US campuses, have been occupying halls and facilities, demanding an end to partnerships with Israeli institutions because of Israel's punishing assault on Gaza.
reuters | Biden administration to miss deadline for report on Israeli weapons use, 7 May
A National Security Memorandum, known as NSM-20, that U.S. President Joe Biden issued in February requires the State Department to report to Congress by May 8 on whether it finds credible Israel's assurances that its use of U.S. weapons does not violate U.S. or international law. Four sources said on Tuesday the administration had informed congressional committees that it would not make the deadline but hoped to present its findings within days. Two congressional aides said they had no indication the delay was tied to political concerns.
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Israel's assurances of compliance with U.S. law are "not credible," said Representative Jason Crow, who last week [03.05.24] organized a letter to Biden from more than 80 Democratic lawmakers saying there is sufficient evidence that Israel has violated international law and obstructed U.S. aid deliveries to Gaza.
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State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller told a news briefing on Tuesday [?] the NSM-20 report was not yet finished but the department was working "very hard" to complete it.
state.gov | Department Press Briefing - May 6, 2024
QUESTION: Can you just provide us an update on the NSM-20 report and if it'll go to Congress on time, when it's due on Wednesday?
MILLER: The only update I have is that we continue to work on it, and we'll have more to say about it later in the week. "It's possible it slips just a little bit but we're still, at this point, trying to get it done by tomorrow," he said.
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by Cat on Wed May 8th, 2024 at 05:22:44 PM EST
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