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Normalisation of relations between Bahrain and Israel by Whitehouse

Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain ...
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UAE’s warm welcome to Israelis reflects changing region by Aron Heller

2pijmtxmp4i6vpiidmibgk2fr4.jpg_xtr_w=691.png In less than 24 hours on the ground, Israel’s first-of-its-kind delegation to the United Arab Emirates received a warm welcome that would have been nearly unthinkable just a few weeks ago. ...
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The nature of the peace agreement twixt Israel and Emirates by Ralph

The Israeli peace ag ...
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UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal by Jon Gambrella

800.jpeg.png The ruler of the United Arab Emirates issued a decree Saturday formally ending the country’s boycott of Israel amid a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two countries. ...
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Another Israel-Arab deal expected in coming weeks: Israeli ambassador to US by Emily Judd

27395882-e6f6-41c3-b894-a836fa781f99_16x9_600x338.png Ambassador Ron Dermer sat down for an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya English on Friday, in which he predicts more Israel-Arab agreements will be announced soon. He also responded to critics of the deal and weighed in on remaining obstacles that must be overcome to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...
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Israel’s stand against Iranian ambitions brings neighbours to the peace table by Alex Ryvchin

The agreement is the most significant diplomatic development in the Middle East since Israel signed a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994 and it formalises a regional realignment that has been occurring clandestinely for decades. ...
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The joyous Israel-UAE peace deal by Stephen Daisley

gettyimages-1228031816.jpg?format=jpg_xtr_width=1920_xtr_height=1080_xtr_fit=cro States, countries welcome Diplomatic agreement between UAE and Israel ...
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Taking a Jewish approach to U.S. history by Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

cov-give-me-liberty-1244x858.png When facing history’s challenges, better to squirm than sanitize. The two of us were born into very different societies and encountered different forms of anti-Semitism. Nevertheless, those contrasting experiences made us each appreciate the power of America’s redemptive ideals as part of our Jewish understanding that history is three dimensional. ...
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Israel gifts medical supplies to Province 2 Himalaya by Editors

In support of the Government of Nepal’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu dispatched medical supplies to the Ministry of Social Development in Province 2, which has been worst hit by the pandemic. ...
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Should there be a price for rejectionism and terror? by Douglas J. Feith & Lewis Libby

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Israeli court gives Palestinian attacker life sentence by Editors

A Palestinian man found guilty of fatally stabbing an American-Israeli settler in a 2018 attack was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday by an Israeli military court. ...
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Australia-Israel relationship a ‘mateship’ based on trade, trust and mutual values by Eliana Rudee

etarg3exyammbmj-880x495.png “It is in our national interest to see Israel succeed as a liberal democracy in the Middle East, and Australia continues to strongly support its right to exist within secure and internationally recognized borders,” said Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan. ...
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Iran rocked by new explosion at gas plant by Ezra Stone

explosion-890x400.png Mysterious explosions continue to rip through sensitive locations in the Islamic Republic, with the latest blaze erupting at a gas plant. ...
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30-minute COVID-19 test developed in Israel; inventor predicts it will go global by Nathan Jeffay

istock-1215518076-640x400.png AID Genomics says its tech will make on-the-spot testing a reality, getting regular life up and running; chief scientist says it can check planeload of passengers in an hour ...
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Signs increasingly point to sabotage in fiery explosion at Iranian nuclear complex by Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet and Steve Hendrix

7jawhbv73ui6vn62lab3ffhenu.jpg_xtr_w=32.png A massive explosion and fire at a highly sensitive Iranian nuclear facility last week was probably an act of sabotage, intelligence officials and weapons experts said Monday, but analysts were divided over the severity of the damage to Iran’s nuclear program. ...
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Minister: 2nd wave worse than 1st, mass gatherings must stop by Staff of TOI

f200630zel14-640x400.png Yoav Kisch says restrictions could prevent full lockdown; government adviser says infection rates could cause health system collapse; Lod and Ashdod classified as ‘red’ cities ...
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Wilful Blindness and the Mistake of Underestimation: The Oslo Gamble by Joel Fishman

Beyond the failure of the Oslo process to bring peace, there is a broader cultural dimension: how the Israelis view themselves and their place in the world and how official Israel understands its relationship with the Palestinian Arabs. ...
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Secretary Pompeo At a Press Conference by Mike Pompeo

Remarks about Israel's sovereignty over parts of Shomron/Yehuda at a Press conference ...
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Palestinian officials face threats, abuse for normalizing ties with Israel by Khaled abu Toameh

mail-icon-small.png They were accused of betraying the Palestinian people and cause by talking to Israelis. ...
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Israel calls for ‘Deep ... Change’ at UNRWA following high profile resignation by Staff

krahenbuhl.png The resignation of Pierre Krahenbuhl as commissioner-general of UNRWA on Wednesday was “but the first step in a long process that is needed to eliminate corruption ...
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How the US found Al Baghdadi by Eric Shmidt

The information about Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's general location - in a village in northwestern Syria controlled by al-Qaeda groups - came following the arrest and interrogation of one of his wives and a courier this past summe ...
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Hamas arrests dozens of would-be protesters by Elior Levy

91239680991860640360no.png With eye on anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon and as calls for rally spread on social media, police units in Strip have focused round-ups on people affiliated with left-wing and centrist political factions, including PFLP and Fatah ...
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Israel and Gulf states working on ‘historic pact’ to end conflict between them by TOI staff and Raphael Ahren

img-20190701-wa0014-e1561994906578-640x400.png TV says FM Katz met Gulf counterparts at UN to advance ‘non-aggression’ deal as they face Iran, pledging friendly ties, cooperation, no war or incitement; Greenblatt also in loop ...
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UN Committee Report on Palestinian hate-speech by CERD / C/PSE/CO/1 - 2

cerd_c_pse_co_1-2_36938_e.png Report of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in respect of the Palestinian Authority ...
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US House of Reps overwhelmingly condemns movement to boycott Israel by Sheryl Gay Stolberg

23dc-bds1-articlelarge.jpg?quality=75_xtr_auto=webp_xtr_disable=upscale.png The House, brushing aside voices of dissent over American policy in the Middle East, on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the boycott-Israel movement in a 398-to-17 vote. "If a boycott is being used to advance freedom, that's one we should support," said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). "But if a boycott is being used to undermine the very freedoms that exist in the only real elective democracy in the Middle East, we all need to rise up against that." ...
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Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz by Editors

_107952620_stenaerwinwillemse.png There will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. ...
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Why Trump thinks this is the moment to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Judy Woodruff interviewing Jason Greenblatt

U.S. presidents have long tried, and failed, to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In June, President Trump’s team unveiled the first part of its peace plan, an economic proposal. The plan’s all-important political component is yet to come. Judy Woodruff speaks with Jason Greenblatt, a former Trump real estate lawyer helping lead the U.S. effort, about what’s at stake. ...
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The best deal for the U.S. isn’t a new nuclear agreement, but an entirely new Iran by Alireza Nader

la-1562807157-7bjxdh2z2s-snap-image.png The old way of dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran will no longer work. The regime’s march toward a nuclear weapons capability is not only a threat to U.S. national security interests, but global peace. And merely engaging the regime and hoping for its evolution is completely unrealistic. ...
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Peace to Prosperity - a new plan by Jared Kushner

The Whitehouse 50B prosperity plan for the Middle East ...
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Download the PDF of Kushner’s economic plan for the Middle East by Jared Kushner

mep-narrative-document_final.png This is the PDF of the Kushner 50B peace to prosperity plan ...
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Israeli officials: Mossad tipped UK off in 2015 Hezbollah bomb plot by Ynet Editors

9297284099176640360no.png Confirmation comes on heels of Sunday Telegraph report that Iranian-backed terror group was laying groundwork for future terror attacks, including storing large quantities of chemicals used in explosives ...
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US Ambassador says Israel has right to annex parts of West Bank by David M. Halbfinger

merlin_153716865_86303d4f-5407-425d-aec5-1cd0cdb5529e-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 The Trump administration has not publicly presented its peace plan, but it has portrayed the Bahrain conference as a prelude to the plan’s first phase, which would focus on economic development of the occupied territories. It would be followed by a second phase focused on a political solution. ...
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Washington Post: Fox News has been right all along by Gary Abernathy

352uscs4zei6tgguqrairujv6i.png Washington Post says: The fact remains that on the subject of collusion with Russia by President Trump or his campaign, Fox News was right and the others were wrong. For at least two years, MSNBC and CNN devoted hour upon hour, day after day, to promoting the narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians, and that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was going to prove it. That turned out to be wrong. ...
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Victory Against BDS: Airbnb Includes Rentals in Judea, Samaria by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

airbnb-for-everyone-video-e1543265803723.png Airbnb has agreed to completely retract its policy of delisting Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center announced on Tuesday. ...
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Capturing the moon – Beresheet gears up to escape Earth’s gravity by Hagay Hacohen

436775.png The nation holds its breath as Beresheet is meant to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull on Thursday, will the April 11 celebrations be held or will it melt near the sun? ...
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Good Move on the Golan Heights by Douglas J. Feith

rts2eujo.jpg?fit=789%2c460_xtr_ssl=1.png President Trump didn’t spell it out, but there’s a sound rationale for America’s recognizing the Golan Heights as a permanent part of Israel. ...
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Proclamation on recognizing the Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel by Whitehouse staff

America recognises Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights ...
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Thanks to Trump, diplomatic taboo around Western Wall comes tumbling down by Raphael Ahren

trump-us-israel_horo-1-1024x640.png Foreign VIPs used to insist no Israeli officials escort them to site, lest they be seen as tacitly recognizing Israeli sovereignty there. Now, the US is not alone in flouting rule ...
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Don't Mention It - New Zealand’s Orwellian Approach to Terror by Seth Frantzman

5437.png Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to mention the name of the perpetrator of the massacre at two mosques ....-- ... Imagine if we just banned all images of the Holocaust and mention of Hitler. Would that make Nazism go away? ...
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Labour’s antisemitism crisis: an open letter to Jeremy Corbyn by Sean Matgamna

jc_2.png Dear comrade Corbyn, How has the crisis that grips the new, new Labour Party on antisemitism come about? How has it come to be the major scandal it is now? ...
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Bequests to state of Israel contribute to continued academic research by Greer Fay Cashman

436630.png There are many Jews and non-Jews who make bequests to the State of Israel or leave part or all of their estates to the State of Israel. ...
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Trump’s Special Envoy Greenblatt “is a mongoloid” - op-ed in official PA daily by Maurice Hirsch, Nan Jacques Zilberdik

In an unprecedented personal attack, Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily and once the advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs called US President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, a “mongoloid.” ...
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Anti-semitism row in Essex University student society vote by x

_105735062_universityofessexsquarestom.png More than 200 students have voted against forming a new Jewish society, raising fears of anti-semitism. ...
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Luciana Berger’s exit was a distressing sight for Jews by Daniel Finkelstein

For all her bravery and grace, it is profoundly upsetting that a Jewess has been hounded out of the Labour Party ...
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Joan Ryan is eighth Labour MP to quit, blaming ‘Corbyn culture of antisemitism’ by Henry Zeffman and Kate Devlin

methode%2ftimes%2fprod%2fweb%2fbin%2f896c52d0-3490-11e9-a129-05a1d4d7c2a2.jpg?cr Joan Ryan said that Jeremy Corbyn was a danger and compared him to Donald Trump ...
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The Anti-Israel Religion by Dr. Asaf Romirowsky

anti-israel-protest-in-washington-dc-2017-photo-by-ted-eytan-via-wikimedia-commo EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Anti-Israelism is the modern face of anti-Semitism and just as toxic. Anti-Israelism is a modern-day religion in that it demands unquestioning adherence to a dogmatic doctrine and rejects non-believers as morally inferior. ...
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Thanks to Ilhan Omar, U.S. Jews Just Got Their Jeremy Corbyn Moment by Anshell Pfeffer

1.6931206.4176794280.png While the Democratic Congresswoman is feted in her Twitter echo-chamber for 'standing up to the lobby' and her defenders cycle though the Corbyn 'no anti-Semitism here' canon, the most significant lesson of Omar's anti-Semitic tweets isn't about Jews or Israel at all ...
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UN using Israeli radar system to protect bases in Mali by Al Venter

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is using radars made by Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries to provide its bases with early warning of incoming projectiles, according to an industry source. The source told Jane’s that three systems using RADA’s Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) family were set up at outlying MINUSMA bases in late November and early December 2018. Each system consists of four ieMHR radars mounted on a tripod to provide 360° coverage of the surrounding airspace. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) S-band pulse doppler radars are compact and have no moving parts, making them easy to deploy and “relatively maintenance free”, the source said ...
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No more mere ‘honorary consuls’ in Jerusalem, Israel tells world by TOI Staff

f140325ys02-e1509482231855-640x400.png Foreign Ministry sent a letter in November to all nations with which Israel has diplomatic relations, telling them any mission in Jerusalem must be more than honorary ...
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69 years after joining, Israel formally leaves UNESCO; so too, does the US by Raphael Ahrens

f170717sa10-640x400.png UN cultural agency’s efforts to convince Washington and Jerusalem fail; ‘we aren’t going to be a member of an organization that deliberately acts against us,’ Israeli envoy says ...
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Iran fumes over Brazil’s Jerusalem embassy move by Staff

ap_18271468463451-615x400.png Iran denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish state. ...
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How Corbyn’s crisis of confidence unfolded by Matt Chorley

methode%2ftimes%2fprod%2fweb%2fbin%2f21318ca4-029e-11e9-83a9-aa6bb81799a5.jpg?cr Whatever line of work you're in, imagine your main rival is really bad at their job. Really, embarrassingly bad. Took a big gamble and almost lost everything. Can't explain what they're doing. Lost the support of a big chunk of their workers. Most of their top team have resigned in protest. Bumbling along to near-certain, humiliating failure. And imagine they were still seen as better than you. Welcome to Jeremy Corbyn's world. ...
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US House of Reps passes bill condemning use of human shields by Congressmen from both sides

bills-115hr3342ih.png The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill on Monday that would enact sanctions on those who use human shields in war. The Senate unanimously passed its version in October. The bill now goes to the president to sign it into law. ...
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Australia to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital, delay embassy move – report by Tamar Pileggi

ap_18238341531848-640x400.png (I cannot verify this from an Australian source yet - R.Z.) Scott Morrison’s cabinet said to approve shift in foreign policy, while putting off relocating mission due to $200 million price tag ...
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Free speech rebirth at Berkeley by WSJ Editorial Board

im-34101?width=620_xtr_aspect_ratio=1.5.png Prohibitive security fees will not reinforce the heckler’s veto. ...
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Billionaire-turned-activist behind push for Australian Magnitsky act by Nick O'Malley

a82969a20abfb283a3d3f18d238d41c44170ff4c.png Explaining his bill in a comment piece for the Herald and The Age this week, Danby argued that since the murder of 38 Australians aboard a civilian airliner shot down by a Russian missile, Australia has a significant and immediate interest in seeing an Australian Magnitsky act passed. ...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘English Zionist’ defence ensures Labour’s anti-Semitism row will drag on by Patrick Maguire

gettyimages-943367508.jpg?itok=xddfmf-7.png The Labour leader has acknowledged that his remarks about British Zionists were problematic – but his clarification will only exacerbate the row. ...
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Corbyn urged to address anti-Semitism or risk Labour turning its back on Jewish Scots 'for good' by Auslan Cramb

172065622-corbynbuyspa-news_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqzgekzx3m936n5bqk4va8rqj6ra64k3taxf Labour has been warned that it risks turning its back on Scotland’s Jewish community “for good” unless Jeremy Corbyn uses his current visit to address the “clear” anti-Semitism in the party. ...
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UN chief proposes military force to protect Palestinians from Israel by AP and Times staff

000_17z3o0-e1532770350691-640x400.png Armed international mission among options floated by Guterres in response to General Assembly request for report on Hamas-led Gaza clashes ...
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If Israel has such bad PR, why does it remain so popular? by Andrew Silow-Carroll

Israel remains hugely popular among the American public. According to Gallup, 64 percent of the U.S. population sympathizes with the Israelis over the Palestinians, and only 19 percent say they sympathize more with the Palestinians. Congress remains firmly pro-Israel. Yes, a Pew survey in January showed a wide partisan divide over Israel, with 79 percent of Republicans and only 27 percent of Democratic sympathizing more with Israel than with the Palestinians. But the poll questions forced respondents to choose between Israelis and Palestinians (why not both?), and the results may have reflected only the deeply partisan nature of American politics — not anything you can hasbarah away. ...
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Why we Arabs must speak up by Fred Maroun

fred-maroun1-medium.png Fred Maroun is a Canadian of Arab origin who lived in Lebanon until 1984, including during 10 years of civil war. Fred supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, and he supports a liberal and democratic Middle East where all religions and nationalities, including Palestinians, can co-exist in peace with each other and with Israel, and where human rights are respected. Fred is an atheist, a social liberal, and an advocate of equal rights for LGBT people everywhere. Fred Maroun writes for Gatestone Institute. ...
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Weakened, Hamas has limited options in besieged Gaza by Erin Cunningham

2775597699.png Loss of regional allies and an ever crippling blockade has stoked popular discontent ...
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Feckless West can’t keep falling for Hamas propaganda by Alexander Downer

The vast majority of Israelis favour a two-state solution with secure borders. But the Palestinians are more equivocal. At best, they regard the two-state solution as an interim arrangement. In the end they want one multicultural state incorporating Israel and the Palestinian Territories. ...
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It’s too late to refom the Australian ABC by Janet Albrechtsen

cassidy_caricature.jpeg.png Given that "Insiders" did not provide informed and fair analysis of the UNHRC and the resolution last Friday, let's do it here. ...
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Australia blames Hamas for death of Palestinians in Gaza by Primrose Riordan

widget_xtr_td_bio=false.png Details of Australia's current government's position on recognition of Jerusalem as capitol of Israel. ...
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Me too. I complied with Hamas censorship by Matti Friedman

merlin_138225027_fcddc255-6a0a-4924-96ca-98c78ff477a4-articlelarge.jpg?quality=9 I (New York Times) complied with Hamas censorship in the form of a threat to one of our Gaza reporters and cut a key detail from an article: that Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians and were being counted as civilians in the death toll. ...
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Hamas plots to spoil party for opening of US embassy in Jerusalem by Anshel Pfeffer

methode%2fsundaytimes%2fprod%2fweb%2fbin%2f7a2f3d46-55e8-11e8-a94b-41e5a20c31cf. Militants are to stage violent Gaza protests as Trump’s daughter attends the ceremony in Jerusalem ...
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Why we must stand with Trump and Israel to stop Iran from creating a Shiite empire by Julie Lenarz

telemmglpict000162879241_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqqvzuuqpflyliwib6ntmjwfym0yypw4nrz756g A new Iran deal needs to limit all the regime's crimes, not just its nukes ...
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Global resurgence of anti-Semitism alarms UN by Reuters Staff

Kofi Annan on Monday opened the first UN-organised seminar dedicated to anti-Semitism in response to charges that the UN dwelled on Palestinian rights and deliberately ignored injustices to Israelis and Jews. ...
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