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With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

    With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

KABUL – During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday, a brief speech by Mike Pompeo betrayed what appears to be a major shift in U.S. policy towards the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Though the U.S. press widely reported that the purpose of Pompeo’s visit was to promote “peace talks”…

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Legitimizing The Occupation: An Occupied Palestine is a Land Without Hope

    Legitimizing The Occupation: An Occupied Palestine is a Land Without Hope

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — (Analysis) Khaled and I sat and chatted one evening at his family’s home in Qalansawe. “They look at us as though we are completely Israeli,” he said, speaking of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, “and we call them ‘Dafawi’ if they are from the West Bank and ‘Ghazzawi’ if they…

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American Jews Ditch Israeli Birthright Trip to Join Anti-Occupation Hebron Tour

    American Jews Ditch Israeli Birthright Trip to Join Anti-Occupation Hebron Tour

HEBRON, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Five American Jews, who were visiting Israel as part of the Birthright Israel program, ditched the trip yesterday in protest. Instead of continuing on with the trip’s planned itinerary, on the eighth day of their trip the five Americans joined Breaking the Silence, an anti-occupation army veteran’s group, on a tour…

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The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

    The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the “miracle” of making the country’s “desert bloom.” That heavily promoted narrative — which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the region — has often…

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Israeli Occupation Forces Block Flotilla as it Leaves Gaza for Cyprus

  Israeli Occupation Forces Block Flotilla as it Leaves Gaza for Cyprus

Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, Dr Essam Yousef, called on the international community to pressure Israel to immediately release the passengers of a ship that set sail yesterday from Gaza heading to Cyprus in an effort to break the 12 year siege of the enclave. Israeli occupation forces flanked the ship as it…

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How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas

  How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas

DAMASCUS, SYRIA –   After the U.S. launched “limited” airstrikes on Friday against Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will maintain its illegal presence in Syria until U.S. goals in the area are fulfilled, opening the door for the U.S. occupation to continue indefinitely. While the U.S. military presence…

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Ghada: How Israel Forced a 14-Year-Old Girl, Alone at Night, Into the Gaza Cage

  Ghada: How Israel Forced a 14-Year-Old Girl, Alone at Night, Into the Gaza Cage

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed? The terrifying ordeal – a child realizing she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she…

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Stand with Rasmea Odeh – the victim of the American terror machine!

  Stand with Rasmea Odeh – the victim of the American terror machine!

It’s worth mentioning Rasmea Odeh – an American human rights activist of Palestinian heritage who has been fighting against brutal

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