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Israel playing dirty role in Syrian crisis

Israel playing dirty role in Syrian crisis

When the civil war broke out in Syria in March 2011, there were some people who tended to portray it as a continuation of the wave of revolutionary protests in the Arab world that started from Tunisia and swept Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. But as the time goes by, it becomes more and more evident that what’s happening in Syria is a foreign-plotted conspiracy aimed at bringing down the government of President Bashar al-Assad, not a popular movement nor a part of the Arab Spring.

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The tide is turning: ‘I am tired of Israel using US-made rockets to bomb Palestinians so that ultra-conservatives can steal their land’

The tide is turning: 'I am tired of Israel using US-made rockets to bomb Palestinians so that ultra-conservatives can steal their land'

If you doubt that we are in the forefront of a growing movement to support human rights for Palestinians, then you have not read readers' comments on an article in the New York Times yesterday on the move by the European Union to label imports from the occupied Palestine as "settlement goods."

Even as Times editors sought to brand the move as anti-Semitic, Times readers overwhelmingly applauded the move and decried Israeli policies. Many called the settlements by their correct name, colonies. Many mentioned anti-Palestinian discrimination. And many said they used to support Israel but have been disgusted by Israel's landgrabbing and its killing of Palestinians. It was not till the 13th comment that you found one that was supportive of Israel.

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Israeli Knesset Pushes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters Entry to Israel

Israeli Knesset Pushes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters Entry to Israel

The Israeli Knesset Thursday advanced a bill to ban the entry of individuals who support boycotting Israel. The Knesset announced in a press release that the preliminary reading of the bill was approved with a majority of 55 to 31 votes.

The bill was pushed a day after the European Union formally adopted a notice to label goods originating from Israeli settlements from the West Bank and Golan Heights, territories that has been occupied by Israel since 1967.

The ‘labeling policy’ would distinguish between products made inside Israel within its internationally accepted borders and those made outside, more specifically illegal Israeli settlements within the occupied West Bank and the Golan Heights.

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