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Iran Marks Quds Day As U.S. Prepares To Unveil Mideast Peace Initiative

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Rallies were held across Iran to mark Quds (Jerusalem) Day on May 31. Iran established Quds Day after the 1979 Islamic Revolution as an occasion to express support for the Palestinian people. The state-backed demonstrations are usually aimed against the United States and Israel. Rallies were held in about 950 Iranian cities and towns, as […]

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This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. American foreign policy can be so retro, not to mention absurd. Despite being bogged down in more military interventions than it can reasonably handle, the Trump team recently picked a new fight—in Latin America. That’s right! Uncle Sam kicked off a sequel to the Cold War with some of […]

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Posted by Danny Sjursen at 8:01am, May 30, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Think of U.S. policy in the Middle East as the proverbial broken record. Explain it as you will, Washington’s focus always comes back to Iran. Seldom has a country that remains anything but a superpower (even a regional one) loomed larger. It […]

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The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to […]

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Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed

April 11, 2019           |                                       

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged from Tuesday’s Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat. The small far-right and religious extremist parties that are needed to make up […]

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This Israeli Election is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Israel’s election campaign, now in its last days, must be the first in which a sitting Israeli prime minister has sought to win over voters by boasting about how much he insulted a president of the United States. One of the last campaign videos by Benjamin Netanyahu spliced together media clips of US analysts voicing […]

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Israel holds most right-wing elections in its history By Jean Shaoul 9 April 2019 The elections taking place today in Israel are the most right-wing in its 71-year history. The country that claims to be the only democracy in the Middle East is offering its electorate a choice—openly fascistic policies or redoubled militarism—to ensure a […]

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Israel’s Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements

April 6, 2019           |                                       

JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Saturday to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected, a dramatic policy shift apparently aimed at rallying his nationalist base in the final stretch of the tight race. Netanyahu has promoted Jewish settlement expansion in his four terms as prime minister, but until now refrained from […]

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Egyptian Mediators in Gaza for Talks With Hamas

March 27, 2019           |                                       

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Palestinian border authorities say Egyptian mediators have arrived in the Gaza Strip for talks with the territory’s Hamas rulers. The delegation of Egyptian officials crossed into Gaza on Wednesday, as an unofficial cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold after a […]

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Beto O’Rourke denied on Tuesday that donations from supporters of Israel had influenced his approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and denounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in stark terms, saying that Israel’s leader had “openly sided with racists.” Beto taking the gloves off against Bibi… pic.twitter.com/QJascMyILA — Jacob Kornbluh ? (@jacobkornbluh) March 20, 2019 As the […]

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Afghan Government Donates $1 Million To UN Palestinian Aid Agency

March 4, 2019           |                                       

The government of Afghanistan has contributed $1 million to the main United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees. In a ceremony in Istanbul on March 3, Abdul Rahim Sayed Jan, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Turkey, handed the donation to Pierre Kraehenbuehl, commissioner of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, praised […]

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Jonathan Kuttab discusses the lawsuit against the Canadian company Bombardier, which is building an illegal railway through occupied and confiscated Palestinian land in the West Bank, violating international law The post Canadian Company Profits from Apartheid Israeli Railway appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Tax records show that the foundations of well-known corporations are funding settlements that are considered illegal under international law. Palestinian rights advocates say these corporate foundations should cease their donations to pro-settler groups. The corporate foundations of Verizon, Pfizer, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, American Express and JPMorgan Chase have collectively given over $25,000 to […]

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Legislator Mustafa Barghouti discusses President Abbas’s dissolution of the Legislative Council, the attempt to alter the Paris Accords, and explores Palestinians’ life under double occupation. With Israeli elections approaching, the Palestinian leadership does not challenge Israeli political parties to take a position on the occupation The post Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (1/2) […]

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