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Report: Biden personally intervened to get the word ‘occupation’ removed from the Democratic Party platform

A report from Foreign Policy claims that Joe Biden personally intervened to make sure the word “occupation” was omitted from the Democratic Party platform. According to three sources familiar with the discussions, Biden’s move came after heavy pressure from pro-Israel groups. Aides of the presumptive Democratic nominee also called progressive delegates and encouraged them to drop the demand for occupation …

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‘Jerusalem is Not the Capital of Israel’, Italian Court Tells RAI TV

Flavio Insinna, host of the popular Italian TV show “L’Eredità” will have to deliver this statement next time he goes on the air: “International law does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.” This official order has been dictated by the Rome Court (Tribunale di Roma) which, on August 5, ruled in favor of two Italian …

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Biden orders removal of Israel occupation reference from election campaign

US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has ordered the removal of any reference to the Israeli occupation in his campaign programme just days before it was released on 15 July, Foreign Policy revealed on Thursday. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who withdrew his presidential campaign in favour of Biden, had agreed with Biden that he would include in the Democratic Party …

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Hamas member wounded in car bomb attack

The Palestinian Islamic Movement Hamas announced on Friday that one of its members in Lebanon was wounded in an attack targeted his car, Arabi21 reported. According to a statement issued by Hamas, Arabi 21 said that the wounded Hamas member is Bilal Ghali, noting that he sustained light injuries. Reporting local Lebanese media, Arabi 21 said that Ghali was a …

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Iran: Massive fire breaks out in Tehran’s industrial zone

A massive fire broke out yesterday inside an industrial zone in the Iranian capital of Tehran, state television reported. The flames ripped through three warehouses in Jajrud, around 25 kilometres outside of the capital, around 7am yesterday. The fire affected warehouses used to store manufacturing goods, including wood and leather. No casualties were reported in the incident. The fire is …

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Ex-Israel MK declares Lebanon blast as ‘gift from God’

Former Israeli Member of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin gleefully hailed yesterday’s devastating explosion in Beirut as a “gift” from God in time for the Jewish festival Tu B’Av. Feiglin posted on Facebook that he thanked God that the deadly blast took place in Beirut, and claimed it was just in time for Tu B’Av, which is a festival of love, …

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Beirut (AFP) – Two enormous explosions devastated Beirut’s port on Tuesday, leaving at least 73 people dead and thousands injured, shaking distant buildings and spreading panic and chaos across the Lebanese capital. The second blast sent an enormous orange fireball into the sky, immediately followed by a tornado-like shockwave that flattened the port and swept the city, shattering windows kilometres …

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Hamas denies responsibility for south Lebanon incidents

The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas has denied that the four people killed during an Israeli operation in the Sheba Farms in south Lebanon were members of its movement, Aram Media Network reported yesterday. The remarks came following Hezbollah’s denial that the four, who were killed on 27 July, were its affiliates. Following the killing, there was an exchange of fire between the Israeli army …

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Israel hits squad that placed explosives along Syria frontier, army says

The Israeli army on Monday said it targeted a group of four people who had planted explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights. Soldiers spotted the group near a frontier outpost overnight and, backed by air support, “fired simultaneously towards the squad of four terrorists, a hit was identified”, the military said. No Israelis were wounded. …

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Israel’s Netanyahu condemns protests against him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck back on Sunday at demonstrations calling for his resignation, accusing protesters of trampling democracy and the Israeli media of encouraging them. Netanyahu, who was sworn in for a fifth term in May after an election, has often complained of press bias against him, and some of the charges he faces in a corruption trial related …

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