With Arab students suspended for social media posts, it's "the first time we see this large amount of disciplinary procedures against students for expressing themselves," says a civil rights attorney.
Civil rights lawyers pushed back against a crackdown on protests, securing permission to hold a rally to stop the war in Gaza.
In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a recent poll found 68% of Palestinians say the Oct. 7 Hamas attack was a legitimate act of defiance and support for the group has more than tripled to 44%.
Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, is widely believed to have helped mastermind the unprecedented Hamas attack that changed the course of Israeli-Palestinian history.
Paul Kessler, 69, died of a head injury a day after the altercation, which California authorities haven't ruled out as a hate crime. A suspect was identified but no arrests have been made.
NPR has interviewed neighbors and relatives of one of the attackers and reviewed footage and information the Israeli military says it collected from villages and militants.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to accusations of war crimes on both sides, as combatants are bound by international humanitarian law to minimize the impact on civilians.
The president's high-stakes visit served simultaneously to show the limits and the strengths of U.S. influence in the region, and the importance of America's longstanding relationship with Israel.
President Biden is the latest in a long line of presidents to place himself in the middle of a Middle East conflict. U.S. efforts have seen failed starts, wrong turns and dead ends, but some progress.
The surprise attack on Israel has brought the militant group back into the spotlight. A Hamas official tells NPR the attack was meant in part to lead to the release of Palestinians in Israeli jails.