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The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself
The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. This is precisely the type of American presidency that Israeli...
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Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying
Empirical historical evidence combined with a little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both. The passing of the ' Regularization Bill ' on February 6 is all we need...
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In the Middle East and Beyond, Trump’s Election Promises Will Haunt Him
US President Donald Trump promises to be pro-Israel in every aspect. ‘I'm the best thing that could ever happen to Israel,’ he boasted at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum in Washington DC, in December, 2015. For a brief moment, Trump appeared as if rethinking his unconditional...
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The Welcome Condemnation of Israeli Settlement Expansion
On December 23, 2016 the UN Security Council by a vote of 14-0 adopted Resolution 2334, notably with the United States abstaining, condemning Israeli settlement expansion. It was treated as big news in the West because the Obama presidency had finally in its last weeks in office refused to use its...
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A Blessing in Disguise? It Won't Be His Intention, But Trump Presidency May be Better for Palestine
Israel is dizzy. January 20th has been like another Christmas Day and Donald Trump is jolly old Santa Claus bearing gifts. The writing is already on the wall as President-elect Trump has appointed an extremist, David Friedman , as the next US Ambassador to Israel who intends to relocate the US...
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Palestinians, Wake Up: Trump's Pledge to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Is No Idle Threat
US President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, most recently in response to the UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank. But since the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, several US presidents...
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Nominee For US Ambassador to Israel Should Set Off Alarm Bells
With his nomination of attorney David Friedman as the new United States Ambassador to Israel, President-elect Donald Trump has sent a very clear message that he intends to shift U.S. policy away from its decades-long commitment to ending the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and establishing an...
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US Hypocrisy: Bombing of Aleppo Is No Worse Than What Happened in Gaza and Iraq
The Russian-Syrian bombing campaign in eastern Aleppo, which has ended at least for the time being, has been described in press reports and op-eds as though it were unique in modern military history in its indiscriminateness. In an usual move for a senior US official, Secretary of State John Kerry...
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Israel’s Blockade of Gaza is Inherently Violent
Since seizing power in 2007, Hamas has worked to control and limit violence from the territory. Outside of periods of defined military escalation — which tend to be precipitated by Israeli attacks — they have effectively stopped attacks against Israel from Gaza. This explains why, as noted by the...
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Throwing in the Towel on the Two-State Solution
Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won’t find any acknowledgement of this in the official record. Formally, the U.S. still supports a two-state solution to the conflict. But the Obama administration’s...
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