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Palestinian Authority Collaborated with CIA to Spy on Palestinian Dissidents

Jerusalem (MEMO) – As I’ve written in this column several times before, the “Palestinian Authority” is, at best, a misnomer. It is neither particularly Palestinian nor even remotely authoritative. Since its inception in the mid-nineties, the PA has been made to serve the interests of the Israeli occupier. Indeed, it was entirely designed with this […]

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Israel Strikes Gaza After Soldiers Hurt, Two Palestinians Dead

Gaza City (MEE) – Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said on Sunday, as tensions rose after an apparent bomb attack that wounded several Israeli soldiers on the enclave’s border. The Saturday explosion and ensuing Israeli airstrikes marked one of the most serious escalations in the Hamas-ruled territory since the […]

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Japan to Recognize Palestine State, Increase Aid

Al Quds (MEMO) – Japan is to recognize the State of Palestinian and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday. Speaking to media, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the Palestinian right to create an independent state with Jerusalem as its […]

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Young US Jews Write 700 Letters of Solidarity to Ahed Tamimi

Jerusalem (TeleSUR) – More than 700 Jewish young people from the U.S. wrote letters of solidarity to Ahed Tamimi, the iconic Palestinian 17-year-old who was arrested by Israeli authorities last month and charged with 12 counts including assaulting an occupation soldier and stone throwing after a video of her slapping a soldier at her home’s yard went viral. […]

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South Africa Marks Birthday of Jailed Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi

Cape Town (MEMO) – South Africans gathered late Wednesday in Johannesburg to commemorate the 17th birthday of Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi who was detained by Israeli security forces last year. Organizers launched a photo exhibition, which will last for a month, to celebrate her life. Al-Tamimi was arrested after a video spread on social media showing her purportedly […]

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Israel Alarmed by Growing Ukrainian Antisemitism

Kiev (GPA) – Israel is apparently surprised by the findings of the new report showing an uptick in Ukrainian antisemitism. This year’s report on global incidents of anti-Semitic hate-crimes by the Ministry for Diaspora Affairs (MDA) has singled out Ukraine as an odd case in Eastern Europe. Ukrainian Anti-Semitism Worst In Post-Soviet Europe According to […]

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Iran, as Supporter of Self-Determination, a Thorn in Imperial Washington’s Side

Tehran (MPN) – Iran’s unapologetic self-determination, including its ballistic missile and nuclear energy program as well its resistance to economic imperialism, make it a constant thorn in Washington’s side. Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979 when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad […]

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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]