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As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

    As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

Last Thursday, General Mattis told the US Senate Armed Forces Committee that he believes a military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasingly likely: “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where”. This should not come as any surprise. Anyone who can peer out through the gossamer…

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As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

    As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — Israeli officials have deemed peaceful protests by Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip to be tantamount to a “state of war,” arguing that soldiers were well within their rights firing live ammunition at unarmed protesters participating in ongoing mass mobilizations at the eastern fence enclosing the besieged territory. In response to…

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Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

    Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

WASHINGTON — While the international community is continuing to urge U.S. President Donald Trump to step back from his clear intention to kill the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. leader continues to defy the diplomatic path with an unrelenting hostile policy against the Islamic Republic and threats to revive sanctions against Tehran…

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As Israel Turns 70, Young American Jews Turn Away

    As Israel Turns 70, Young American Jews Turn Away

Natalie Portman, the Oscar-winning actress, recently kicked off a massive storm of controversy when she pulled out of a prestigious award ceremony in Israel because, she said, she “did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu.” The response to Portman’s refusal to appear alongside Israel’s prime minister was intense. She was denounced by right-wing Israeli…

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Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn’t Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

  Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn’t Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim in his theatrical 20-minute presentation of an Israeli physical seizure of Iran’s “atomic archive” in Tehran would certainly have been the “great intelligence achievement” he boasted if it had actually happened. But the claim does not hold up under careful scrutiny, and his assertion that Israel now possesses a vast documentary…

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A Professor and Student Weigh in on the US’ Jerusalem Embassy Move

  A Professor and Student Weigh in on the US’ Jerusalem Embassy Move

The United Nations has shared a global sentiment in their recent vote to admonish the current American administration lead by President Donald Trump.  The world body’s recent 128 to 9 vote, (with 35 abstentions), was meant to reject the United States’ choice to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is clear that…

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Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

  Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

One of the attributes of a skilled propagandist is to dress up as a “startling revelation” something which in reality everyone with knowledge of a matter has long known. We had a masterclass in this technique yesterday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is someone who is not just a skilled propagandist but who…

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South Carolina’s New Hate Speech Law Outlaws Criticism of the Israeli Occupation

  South Carolina’s New Hate Speech Law Outlaws Criticism of the Israeli Occupation

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — The state of South Carolina will become the first state in the nation to legislate a definition of anti-Semitism that considers certain criticisms of the Israeli government to be hate speech. The language, which was inserted into the state’s recently passed $8 billion budget, offers a much more vague definition of anti-Semitism…

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Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

  Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video on Tuesday that shows an Israeli soldier celebrating and shouting “that son of a bitch” after shooting an unarmed Palestinian protester with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the town of Madama in Palestine’s West Bank. The video, taken on April 13, also shows…

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Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

  Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

After Yaser Murtaja, Ahmed Abu Hussein, another Gazan photojournalist‎, who was seriously injured last Friday while documenting the March of Return, succumbed to injuries Wednesday afternoon, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said. Hussein‎ was stationed at a permissible distance from the border fence when an Israeli sniper shot the 24-year-old journalist in the stomach, causing grave injuries.…

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