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Ireland Passes Bill Banning Goods From Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestine

    Ireland Passes Bill Banning Goods From Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestine

DUBLIN – On Wednesday, the upper chamber of Ireland’s parliament – the Seanad – passed a landmark bill banning the purchase of goods and services originating in illegal Israeli settlements. Passed with 25 senators voting in favor and 20 against, the bill still needs to go the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, Dáil Éireann, for…

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Should Israeli Settlers be Considered Civilians?

    Should Israeli Settlers be Considered Civilians?

It is time to pose a question: Are Israeli settlers civilians? Or are they illegal occupiers? A group of Israeli settlers made the move, to seize land in East Hebron (al-Khalil) last Monday (06/03/18), setting up camp – adjacent to the ‘Kharsina settlement’ – backed by an entourage of heavily armed soldiers. This move threatens three Palestinian families, with fears that…

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Israel Preps for Syrian War with Golan’s Oil and Water in its Sights

    Israel Preps for Syrian War with Golan’s Oil and Water in its Sights

GOLAN HEIGHTS – Soon after Saturday’s dangerous escalation involving Syria’s downing of an Israeli fighter jet in its airspace seemed to fizzle out, the Jerusalem Post reported that Israel was approaching the de-escalation period as a time to prepare for large-scale war with its northern neighbor by boosting its air defenses. According to those cited…

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