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The Occupied Territories Are the Biggest Prison on Earth

The Occupied Territories Are the Biggest Prison on Earth

Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip shows no end in sight. Acclaimed historian Ilan Pappé provides a comprehensive and damning account of the occupation in his new book, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories, based on groundbreaking archival research and eyewitness accounts. Order your copy …

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The hollow ethics of Israel’s liberals

The hollow ethics of Israel’s liberals

Liberal Israeli society is stepping up to advocate for African asylum seekers that their government is trying to deport. By standing up for asylum seekers in their plight while disregarding the Palestinians in theirs, these “allies” resemble the government they are protesting more than they’d like to admit. Human rights abuses by their government have so outraged prominent liberal Israelis …

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Poisoned Toothpaste and Exploding Phones: Israel’s Proxy for War

Israel’s Proxy for War

Poisoned toothpaste that takes a month to end its target’s life. Armed drones. Exploding cell phones. Spare tires with remote-control bombs. Assassinating enemy scientists and discovering the secret lovers of Islamic holy men. A new book chronicles these techniques and asserts that Israel has carried out at least 2,700 assassination operations in its 70 years of existence. While many failed, …

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Trump booed as he attacks ‘nasty, fake’ media

Trump booed as he attacks ‘nasty, fake’ media

Trump is BOOED in Davos as he attacks ‘nasty’ press for ‘fake news’: President draws gasps from the audience as he launches another broadside at the media Donald Trump attacked political reporters during the World Economic Forum on Friday, and his audience gasped in surprise. http://107.189.40.50/ptv//SiteVideo/20180126/trump_booed.mp4   Some journalists in the back of the room let out unmistakable ‘boos,’ sources …

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Top ten developments in international law in 2017

Top ten developments in international law in 2017

Two thousand and seventeen was, once again, a dramatic year in terms of world affairs. Fears about a rising tide of nationalism were stemmed by the failure of far-right parties to win majorities in the Dutch, French, and German elections but the impact of arguably 2016’s biggest upheaval – the election of President Trump – was felt far and wide. …

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Nasrallah: Israel behind Lebanon car bombing of Hamas official

Israel behind Lebanon car bombing of Hamas official

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has described his group as one of the most effective forces in the fight against terrorism across the Middle East region. Speaking at a ceremony marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hezbollah fighters in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra region on Friday afternoon, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stated that the sacrifices made by Hezbollah martyrs …

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Congressman John Lewis: Racism ‘must be in Trump’s DNA’

Congressman John Lewis

US President Donald Trump’s use of the word “shithole” to describe Latin American and African countries suggests racism “must be in his DNA,” Congressman John Lewis says. “I think the words and his actions tend to speak like one who knows something about being a racist,” Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in an MSNBC interview on Friday. “It must be …

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Canada schoolgirl attacked over hijab

Canada schoolgirl attacked over hijab

An 11-year-old girl was assaulted in Toronto on Friday by a man who twice tried to cut off her hijab with scissors and then fled, police said.   Khawlah Noman told reporters that she was walking to school with her younger brother when the man came at her with scissors. “He tried cutting (off) my hijab two times,” she said. …

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Trump’s First Year Sets Record for US Special Ops, Deploying to 149 Countries

We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment, …

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