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Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist “Dove”

    Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist “Dove”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israeli writer Amos Oz died on December 27, 2018, ten years to the day after the Israeli army began carpet bombing Gaza, murdering countless innocents. Oz referred to this massacre as “understandable and acceptable.” Amos Oz was 79 years old, his books sold millions of copies around the world and…

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With Water Scarce & UN Food Aid Cut, Israeli Bev Co SodaStream Opens New Gaza Plant

    With Water Scarce & UN Food Aid Cut, Israeli Bev Co SodaStream Opens New Gaza Plant

GAZA, PALESTINE — Israeli company SodaStream announced today it will open a new factory in the besieged Gaza Strip. The announcement comes on the heels of a statement from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announcing it would cut food and general relief to Gaza, at a time when Palestinians living under an illegal…

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Israel’s Often Overlooked Strategic Battlefield Losses

    Israel’s Often Overlooked Strategic Battlefield Losses

In South Lebanon, the Museum for Resistance, also known as the Mlita Museum, for the town in which it is located, is a wildly popular tourist attraction and a place where you can run into Arabs visiting from around the region. In it, Hezbollah—the political party with an armed wing that, with Iranian assistance, emerged in…

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Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers

    Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Mimicking Israel’s tools of repression, United States troops deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border used aggressive force against thousands of unarmed migrants seeking asylum from U.S.-stoked violence in their home countries. This appears to be only the beginning, as thousands of more migrants are on the way while Pentagon officials say troops are…

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IDF’s Apparent War Crime of “Perfidy” Breeds Suspicion of Aid Workers in Gaza

  IDF’s Apparent War Crime of “Perfidy” Breeds Suspicion of Aid Workers in Gaza

GAZA CITY — Soldiers involved in a botched Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) raid on Hamas military leadership in Gaza earlier this month impersonated humanitarian aid workers in the Palestinian enclave, according to recent Israeli media reports. Impersonating humanitarian aid workers for the purposes of conducting a military operation is a violation of international law and…

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How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

  How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — (Analysis) In the aftermath of the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, politicians have managed to use the tragedy to attack their opponents. Instead of addressing the underlying issue of such hate attacks, they change the focus to unrelated matters. For example, President Trump suggested perhaps the attack…

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IDF Shoots AP Cameraman in Press Vest Covering Gaza Protests

  IDF Shoots AP Cameraman in Press Vest Covering Gaza Protests

GAZA CITY — An Israeli military sniper shot and gravely wounded a Palestinian cameraman working for the Associated Press. Rashed Rashid was shot in the leg on Monday during protests in the Gaza enclave, resulting in multiple fractures above the ankle that will require surgery, he is expected to survive. At the time of the…

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Boston Billboard Honoring Gaza First Responders Removed over Claims of Anti-Semitism

  Boston Billboard Honoring Gaza First Responders Removed over Claims of Anti-Semitism

Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled on November 13th when the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints labeling their staff as terrorists and anti-Semites and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the billboard on Interstate 93, near…

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Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

  Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – A wave of instability now threatens Israel’s government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman announced that he was resigning in protest of a recently brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since winning elections in 2007. Israeli Prime…

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Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

  Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

WASHINGTON  — Since President Donald Trump first directed the outrage of his supporters at a Central American migrant caravan making its way towards the United States a little over a week ago, his plan to deploy between 5,200 and 15,000 active-duty U.S. soldiers to the border has provoked mixed reactions within the United States. However,…

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