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Pompeo Takes a Page From the Bernard Lewis Playbook on Iran

    Pompeo Takes a Page From the Bernard Lewis Playbook on Iran

Bernard Lewis, a British-American historian of the Middle East, has been formidably influential in America – his policy ideas have towered over Presidents, policy-makers and think-tanks, and they still do. Though he died last year, his baleful views still shape America’s thinking about Iran. Mike Pompeo, for example, has written: “I met him only once, but…

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Deal of the Century Adds “New” to the Four Thousand Year Old Name “Palestine”

    Deal of the Century Adds “New” to the Four Thousand Year Old Name “Palestine”

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — Nakba Day — the day when Palestinians commemorate the destruction of their country and the mass killing and forced eviction of their people — is coming up, and with each passing day, another disturbing story unfolds. Perhaps the most disturbing story so far is the plan to present Palestine with a new…

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Ramadan in Yemen: World Food Programme Aid Rots as Millions Grapple With Hunger

    Ramadan in Yemen: World Food Programme Aid Rots as Millions Grapple With Hunger

SANA’A, YEMEN — Carrying a rosary in one hand and keying in items on a cash register with the other, Abd al-Karim al-Atimi stands in his small shop on Airport Street in Yemen’s capital city of Sana`a. His customers rarely pay in cash, instead relying on an honor system in which items are marked down…

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MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

    MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb were recently joined by Matt Kennard, a journalist at the Latin American Bureau in London who was previously a reporter for the Financial Times and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Mother Jones. The discussion focused first on Kennard’s 2015 book The Racket: A…

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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: Washington Couldn’t Create a More Convenient Villain 

  Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: Washington Couldn’t Create a More Convenient Villain 

With US-backed militants having already reached the full extent of their gains on the battlefield and now facing incremental but inevitable defeat – the US appeared to be out of time and out of options. Then suddenly – as if on cue – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – alleged leader of the so-called “Islamic State in…

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Who’s Anti-Bernie and Why They’re Wrong

  Who’s Anti-Bernie and Why They’re Wrong

Joan Brunwasser, Senior Editor for OpEdNews and co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform, speaks with author, activist, and co-founder of RootsAction.org, Norman Solomon on the Bernie Sanders campaign, the state of the Democratic Party and the prospects of a progressive victory. Joan Brunwasser (JB) | Welcome back to OpEdNews, Norman. We last chatted back in…

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Obama’s Frustration with Clinton Campaign Should be a Warning to Dems

  Obama’s Frustration with Clinton Campaign Should be a Warning to Dems

A recent Daily Mail article presents former President Barack Obama’s anger, frustration and delusion with Hillary Clinton’s loss to an orange haired, xenophobic buffoon. Obama felt that he left a good economy behind for Clinton and that she failed to capitalize on his messaging. He also compared himself to the fictional Michael Corleone and was…

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Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

  Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, owned by top Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, has published in Hebrew a leaked draft of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Israel-Palestine conflict. The draft was given to the newspaper by an official from Israel’s Foreign Ministry, which is currently headed by Israeli…

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The Myth of a Disunited and Dysfunctional Palestine Is an Israeli Invention

  The Myth of a Disunited and Dysfunctional Palestine Is an Israeli Invention

The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus…

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What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever

  What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever

Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism is a powerful collection of 40 essays by Jews from diverse backgrounds. Each describes a personal journey from a Zionist worldview to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build a society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. In this excerpt from the essay “Palestine and my Journey of…

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