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This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

    This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

There will be a confluence of trigger events this week that could lead to an escalation of conflict. At the same time that the US has reneged on the nuclear agreement and Israeli missiles are attacking Iranians in Syria, the US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem and Palestinians will protest the 70th anniversary of the…

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Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

    Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for decades, thwarted any unified effort…

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From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance

    From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance

GAZA — Palestine’s Great Return March protests at the Gaza border, which commenced with the commemoration of Land Day on March 30 and are set to continue until the Nakba anniversary on May 15, have propelled Israel’s penchant for killing Palestinians to the fore. So far, 45 Palestinians have been killed by snipers and over…

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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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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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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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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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The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

  The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian villages were being actively demolished after their inhabitants were expelled. The letter denounced Israel’s newly-founded Herut…

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As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens, US Refuses to Say There Are Civilians in Gaza 

  As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens, US Refuses to Say There Are Civilians in Gaza 

GAZA – Though Gaza has long been the target of Israeli hostility – which has ranged from a decades-long illegal blockade of the area to several wars of aggression – this year has arguably been unlike any other for Palestinians who call the Gaza Strip their home, as airstrikes pound the area and its infrastructure…

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