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Israeli PM Netanyahu Backs Law to Stop ‘Noise’ from Mosques

(teleSUR) Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli citizens complain about “noise” that comes from mosques. The muezzin’s call in the city of Jerusalem beckons the city’s sleeping populace with the shower of praise for an almighty God — but a new bill backed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to muzzle it in order to curb […]

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Clinton Speechwriters Told to Remove References to Palestine from Speech

(GPA) Washington – In one of the latest releases of Podesta emails, the influence of Israel over the Clinton campaign is made frustratingly clear. In an email from Podesta to Hillary’s personal speechwriter there are clear instructions to remove references to Palestinians and Israeli crimes. The corrections were made one day before the speech was […]

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Israel Limits Palestinian Villages Water to “Two Hours a Week”

(GPA) West Bank – As the water shortage in Palestinian territory continues; new reports show the Palestinian people are getting less water than ever. Israeli rationing of water is now essentially a summer tradition in Palestine but this year has been unprecedented. Currently, some territories in the West Bank are under such tight water rations […]

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Netanyahu Warns Settlers to be on Best Behavior Until After US Election

(GPA) Israel – After condemnation by the United States earlier this month, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned settlers to be on their best behavior until after the election of the next US president. During a meeting with activists from Likud (Netanyahu’s right wing political party) that included settlers from Ofra (an illegal settlement […]

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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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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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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 […]