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Trump Gives Away the Store and Israel Will Now Officially Become an Apartheid State
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Trump Gives Away the Store and Israel Will Now Officially Become an Apartheid State
January 30, 2020

Ignoring past Israeli prime ministers who warned that annexation of the West Bank would introduce legal apartheid to Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu said the first phase of annexations would go to the Cabinet on Sunday, reports Joe Lauria.

Trump Accepts Israeli ‘Realities on Ground’ – Realities Funded by His Administration
November 21, 2019

Mike Pompeo this week announced yet another radical shift in Washington’s policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by way of saying that the United States “was accepting realities on the ground”. What does it mean?

Trump Accepts Israeli ‘Realities on Ground’ – Realities Funded by His Administration
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Lying for Israel: Why Nearly Everyone in Washington Does It
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Lying for Israel: Why Nearly Everyone in Washington Does It
August 29, 2019

There is no benefit for the United States when an American Ambassador excuses the brutality of a foreign government, quite the contrary as it makes Washington an accomplice in what are often undeniably war crimes.

A Deal No One Will Accept
July 7, 2019

President Donald Trump’s attempt to sell the Brooklyn Bridge to the Palestinians – using Gulf Arab oil money – has so far been a resounding failure, as was widely predicted. The so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ turned out to be a shabby swindle.

A Deal No One Will Accept
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Palestinians – 70 Years of Suffering
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Palestinians – 70 Years of Suffering
May 27, 2018

To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire.  Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank.

Another 50 Years of Mideast Strife
January 4, 2017

One of my favorite literary expressions is the term ‘Parthian shaft.’ It refers to the favored tactic of the Parthians, a Persian people, of turning while on horseback and firing arrows while retreating. The Roman consul Crassus, who defeated Spartacus, may have died from such a Parthian shaft after his defeat at the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC…

Another 50 Years of Mideast Strife
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The Shameful Netanyahu Government
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The Shameful Netanyahu Government
December 28, 2016

The recent resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council condemning the growth of the illegal colonial Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian land of East Jerusalem and the West Bank was a necessary reprimand for the Netanyahu Government. What made it all the more remarkable was the fact it passed the Security Council without being vetoed by the United States. Historically the United States has shielded Israel from censure by the UN Security Council but this time the Obama administration rightly abstained…

Security Dilemma in the Middle East
December 3, 2012

The symbolic victory of Palestine at the UN was met by the Israeli announcement next day on 30 November of building another settlement consisting of 3,000 new housing units in the West Bank. Despite protests from the Palestinians, the Israeli government is determined to go ahead with the project. The project will likely create obstacles against communication between northern and southern parts of the West Bank. The point is: how does this symbolic victory will help Palestine in face of its apparent weakness before the might of the Israeli armed forces…

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