Two University of California, Davis police officers have been placed on leave while the school investigates the apparent use by campus police of pepper spray against seated student protesters, the university said Sunday.
Syrian activists say at least 28 people have been killed in protests and army operations across Syria, half of them in the north, in a widening military crackdown on popular unrest that has sent thousands of civilians fleeing into Turkey this week.
Dozens were injured and arrested at a demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Some 80 demonstrators claiming Jewish heritage were arrested and about the same number were injured as they protested outside the embassy demanding the right to immigrate to Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported. Local police attempted to break up the demonstration, which did not have a proper permit, reportedly leading to the violence.
The rule that American Jews don't have the right to speak out since they don't live in Israel and won't suffer the consequences of their ideas has visceral appeal but has proved, thankfully, unenforceable.
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It was late on Sunday afternoon when a high school student from Cleveland, his shaggy hair covered by a huge multicolored yarmulke, came bounding down the steps of Ohio State University's student center. An Israeli flag was draped around his bulky parka and a broad smile plastered across his face.