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‘NYT’ columnist says Biden won’t be a ‘troublemaker’– when Israel needs to kill Palestinian children

We have frequently questioned why The New York Times ran four columns justifying Israel’s slaughter of 250+ nonviolent Palestinian protesters in 2018 with no one ever held to account. One of those columns, by Israeli rightwinger Shmuel Rosner, expressed raw anti-Palestinian bias in blaming the victims for protesting their own imprisonment in the sights of Israeli snipers across the fence: …

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Israel: Protestors demand Netanyahu’s resignation

Thousands of protestors gathered late Saturday in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence here to demand his resignation, Anadolu Agency reports. Demonstrators also gathered in Caesarea in front of Netanyahu’s private home, as well as on 250 intersections throughout the country. Protesters demanded the resignation of the detached and failing government. They called for Netanyahu to resign citing his corruption …

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Israeli impunity is coming to an end

The days of Israel’s impunity are dwindling as the International Criminal Court inches closer towards opening a full investigation into war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. An Israeli diplomatic offensive and sanctions by the US have so far not bullied the court into submission. A pre-trial chamber’s determination on court jurisdiction in Palestine is expected soon (the …

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The unlikely war between Egypt and Turkey in Libya

Many countries are engaged in what is a complex conflict in Libya, and so some obvious proxy wars are shaping up. For several reasons, Egypt and Turkey are the most involved due to the profound impact of what is happening in Libya on their national security and vital interests. The Turkish intervention to support Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) …

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100 years of shame: Annexation of Palestine began in San Remo

One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated from the Ottoman Empire following its defeat in World War I. It was on April 25, 1920, that the San Remo Conference Resolution was passed by the post-World War …

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Are the Israelis really helping the Palestinians?

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, hit out at the Palestinian representative at the international body at a Security Council meeting last Thursday because Riyad Mansour had blamed the Israeli occupation for the misery of the Palestinians. Mansour added that the occupation is undermining the Palestinian Authority’s efforts against the coronavirus Covid-19. “The Palestinian situation in this pandemic …

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Palestinians are awaiting the consequences of the Israeli government formation

The Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, are closely following the announcement of the formation of the new Israeli government, given the profound impact it will have on them. This includes the expected annexation of settlements and the Jordan Valley, the future of the humanitarian understandings in Gaza and the possibility …

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Erekat: Netanyahu-Gantz coalition threatens security, peace in Middle East

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat, said that any Israeli coalition government based on the annexation of Palestinian lands will threaten security and peace in the Middle East. In a statement issued on Monday evening in response to the agreement between the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister and Likud leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, and head of the Blue and …

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Thousands of Israeli soldiers quarantined due to coronavirus

Israeli security officials said on Tuesday that they expect the operational efficiency of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to decline with thousands of troops quarantined due to the coronavirus crisis, Arab48.com has reported. According to Wallah news website, 4,267 Israeli soldiers are in quarantine by order of the Ministry of Health. Many have tested positive for the virus, Covid-19. Although …

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