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Israeli Occupation is Cutting Palestine’s GDP in Half. Will the World Care Now?

The UN released a report on Monday stating Palestinian territory could “easily produce” twice the GDP it’s currently producing if Israeli occupation were to end. Unsurprisingly, unemployment and poverty would drastically be reduced as well. Here’s a summary of the studies the UN and why they matter. Natural Resources & Trade Even in non-occupied territories, Palestinians […]

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Israeli Company That Built Wall Around Gaza Hopes to Build Trump’s Wall

(GPA) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced early-on in his campaign that he would build a giant wall along the US-Mexico border. Since then, the candidate has consistently managed to out-do himself. It seems like every day Trump makes a new inflammatory statement or ignorant accusation. At this point the issue of the “border wall” has […]

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“A Far More Strategic Opportunity Than a Strike on Iran?” Leak Reveals Golan Heights as Bargaining Chip

In an email from Wikileaks with the subject “an interesting proposal from Bruce Riedel re how Israel could help get Assad out of office,” Hillary Clinton and her advisers bounce around strategies for how Israel can help get Assad out of office and eliminate Hezbollah in one “fell-swoop” using the Golan Heights as a bargaining […]

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Israeli Mass Surveillance System Launched in UAE

The monarchy uses Israeli surveillance technology to police its population. (teleSUR) Authorities in the United Arab Emirates Wednesday announced the launch of new technology to deepen its surveillance of the Gulf State’s civilian population, the Middle East Eye reported. The new Falcon Eye surveillance system—sold to the UAE by an Israeli defense contractor—“links thousands of […]

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Is the Democratic Party Getting Ready to Abandon the Two-State Solution?

Despite the fact that the Democratic National Convention is nearly a month away, the party has already announced their platform for the coming election. Will the progressive influence of Bernie Sanders be able to push the party platform further to the left in stronger favor of Palestinian recognition? Or are the Democrats preparing to all but […]

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Important Global News Stories Outshined by the Orlando Shooting This Week

Clashes at the Pakistan/Afghanistan Border Afghan and Pakistani military have been fighting along the border for the past few days. Four have died so far. Each side blames the other for initiating the conflict which began on Sunday and appears to be over Pakistan’s construction of a new guard post and border crossing. Afghanistan has […]

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Tel Aviv Mayor Blames Israeli Occupation for Deadly Cafe Attack

Ron Huldai calls on Israel to show Palestinians they want a just peace agreement after 4 people killed when Palestinian gunmen opened fire (MEE) Tel Aviv’s mayor on Thursday blamed Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories for a deadly attack carried out by two Palestinian gunmen that left four Israelis dead in the Mediterranean city. […]

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Israel Remaps 15,000 Acres in West Bank Ahead of Peace Talks

(GPA) On May 29th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly announced his willingness to work towards a statehood solution for Palestinians. But with new plans to massively expand West Bank settlements, it seems more and more less likely that this promise will come to fruition– at least in a reasonable manner. Netanyahu announced on Monday his […]

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If Israel didn’t Assassinate Hezbollah Leader, Who Did? – Geopolitics Alert 05-18-16

(GPA) – After initial reports of Israel being responsible for the targeted assassination of a major Hezbollah leader; conflicting reports emerge of how Mustafa Badreddin actually met his end.   Initial reports over the weekend claim Israeli Air Force behind the assassination of Hezbollah commander.  Report: Hezbollah’s top military commander killed in IAF operation near Damascus Hezbollah has […]