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Youtube link to Sacha Baron Cohen speech on rise in antisemitism by Mary Meisenzahl

5dd7c541fd9db2584c0a3632-1200.png See the youtube of Sacha Baron Cohen talking of the rise in antisemitism and attributing a large amount of blame to social media. ...
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US no longer holds that Israeli settlements are illegal by BBC Editors

_106331461_mediaitem106331460.png BBC reports that The US has shifted its position (or rather reverted to one of its previous positions) on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law. ...
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U.S. rejects Jordan’s refusal to extradite Hamas terrorist wanted for trial by Amir Tibon

1.8094648.33961787.png Development could lead to further American pressure on Amman to extradite Ahlam Tamimi, who played a major role in organizing the 'Sbarro attack' in Jerusalem in 2001 ...
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LA Times misleads on US policy, international law and Jerusalem, Golan by Ricki Hollander and Tamar Sternthal

south-golan-kineret-by-hadar-300x201.png Newspaper articles' authors are naive about the meaning, interpretation, and application of international law. The LA Times fell into this cloud of ignorance on Oct 15 2019 ...
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As Mideast prepares for peace plan, Greenblatt’s legacy lives on by Erez Linn , Ariel Kahana

3dce0b4b41f34a28a823028430485bca-1140x428.png The special representative, who has been one of President Trump's most trusted advisers and the "chief architect" of the administration's peace vision, is set to leave at the end of October. In his long pursuit of peace, he has managed to change paradigms, instill new Mideast semantics, and win praise across the board. Poised to join the private sector, he says he will continue supporting peace efforts. ...
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New report on antisemitism at Columbia University, Barnard points to a ‘Hotbed for Hate’ by Shiryn Ghermezian / JNS.org

columbia-university.png The American NGO Alums for Campus Fairness released a comprehensive report last week that documents what ACF describes as “systemic antisemitism and an ingrained delegitimization of Israel” at Columbia University and its sister school, Barnard College. ...
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NY Times, B’Tselem Misinforms on Palestinians in Jordan Valley by Gilead Ini

jordan-valley-area-map-212x300.png The New York Times misinformed readers in two recent stories about Palestinians in the Jordan Valley — and although the newspaper promises to correct mistakes big and small, it has yet to correct its errors. ...
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U.S. Sees rising threat in the west from Qaeda branch in Syria by Eric Schmitt

merlin_153907332_9bafd126-a08c-4712-ab03-ab81ad3094ad-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 American counterterrorism officials are voicing increased alarm about an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria - Hurras al-Din - that they say is plotting attacks against the West. ...
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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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Democrats brush off Rep. Omar’s push for Israel boycott, target BDS movement instead by Gabriella Muñoz

trump_democrats_22242_c0-163-3900-2436_s885x516.jpg?9f4412ddda5ce345cee67420592b It's 'dead on arrival,' insists Brad Sherman, a senior Dem on Foreign Affairs Committee ...
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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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Peace to Prosperity - a new plan by Jared Kushner

The Whitehouse 50B prosperity plan for the Middle East ...
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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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Holocaust revisionism at Williams college by David Bernstein

williams-300x184.png A debate over recognizing a pro-Israel student group reveals ignorance and Judaeophobia among Williams' students ...
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The Palestinian tragedy is self-perpetuating, led by those unable to come to terms with history by David Harsanyi

rashida-talib-998x698.png Rashida Tlaib's lies serve as a reminder that Israel needs to exist ...
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Jewish leaders decry lack of censure by most Democratic candidates on Gaza rocket fire by Jackson Richman

texas_am_university_at_qatar-400x225.png “This is not an ‘even-handed’ situation, but Palestinian terrorism and violence across an international border that every candidate and elected official should be able to condemn unequivocally,” Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, stated unequivocally. ...
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U.S. school district caught promoting Islam by Editors

school-bus.png A 'Cease and desist' letter has been dispatched to a Washington School over a policy which arguably privileges Muslim students ...
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U.S. blasts UN for ‘anti-Israel bias’ at Security Council meeting by Edith M. Lederer

azbmckarm5aajowuwvitnb6yjm.png He called the council’s “obsessive” focus on Israeli settlements a “farce”, saying settlements aren’t keeping Israel and the Palestinians from negotiating peace, and said the council should instead condemn Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for recently firing hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza. ...
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Synagogue shooting suspect in California is charged with federal hate crimes by Editors

0430-en-synagogueshooting-begnaud-1841059-640x360.jpg#.png Federal officials have announced 109 hate crime charges against the 19-year-old man accused of opening fire on a Southern California synagogue during a Passover service last month. ...
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The law of war permits Israel to destroy Hamas by David French

israel-gaza-rockets.jpg?fit=789%2c460_xtr_ssl=1.png It’s time to change the terms of the international debate. It’s time for the world community to stop imposing these double standards on Israel, and start doing what international law requires: holding Hamas responsible for the devastation that results from Israel’s legal, necessary, and proper responses to its provocations. ...
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U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel - envoy by Dan Williams

A U.S. envoy said on Sunday there has been a shift in U.S. policy towards equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism ...
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The ‘Ethicist’ of the New York Times by a Randy Cohen

An old archive article from NYT denying the right of an orthodox Jew to refrain from shaking hands with a female client. ...
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Trump administration applauds international court’s decision to abandon Afghan war crimes probe by Carol Morello

p3ppags5mmi6tfrfahki2uhpou.png The International Criminal Court decided not to proceed with an investigation into American war crimes in Afghanistan ...
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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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Is it Islamophobic to deny that ‘Palestine’ exists? by Joanthan Tobin

The comments of a New York City councilman about a country that doesn’t yet exist led to punishment that Rep. Ilhan Omar escaped for spreading anti-Semitism ...
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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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Democratic party fails to condemn antisemitic democrats by Morton Klein

2-ilhan-omar-and-nancy-pelosi-getty-640x480.png Perhaps the most remarkable and disquieting aspect of the revelation that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is employing three senior advisers with records of involvement in anti-Semitic incidents is the lack of interest it has engendered in Democratic circles across the board. ...
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict low-priority for Americans by Grace Sparks

190213103514-ilhan-omar-exlarge-169.png Original headline: "Israeli-Palestinian conflict low-priority for Americans" was altered by CNN to: "Democrats spat over Ilhan Omar reflects larger divide in party, but Israeli-Palestinian conflict still low-priority for Americans" ...
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Pelosi caves to anti-semites and supporters of Palestinian terrorist groups by John Rossomando

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caved to pressure by watering down a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in reaction to Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic outbursts. ...
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US House of Reps set to rebuke lawmaker for Israel comments by Sunlen Serfaty and Ashley Killough

pixel.gif?key=document%3a5759254%3ahttps%3a%2f%2fus.cnn.com%2f2019%2f03%2f05%2fp House Democratic leaders will bring to the floor a resolution condemning anti-Semitism following outrage over comments made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar last week that insinuated pro-Israel groups are pushing "allegiance to a foreign country." The four-page resolution does not mention Omar by name. ...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar should be condemned -- Religious, racial and ethnic hatred must find no refuge in Congress by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Religious, racial and ethnic hatred must find no refuge in the halls of the United States Congress. Elected officials who spread the poison of prejudice must be condemned clearly and loudly by Republicans and Democrats alike, and must be held accountable for trying to turn Americans against each other in our diverse country. ...
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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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US says closing consulate in Jerusalem is no policy shift by Isabel Debre

880a413f94de4cdabe8cfa7cf5d52dd8.png FILE - In this June 30, 201, file photo, then U.S. Consul General of Jerusalem Daniel Rubinstein gives a speech during a reception for the upcoming July 4 U.S. Independence Day celebrations at the American Consulate in Jerusalem. The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The announcement from the State Department came early Monday, March 4, 2019 in Jerusalem, the merger effective that day. (Gali Tibbon/Pool Photo via AP, FIle) ...
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US closes Jerusalem consulate in sign of souring relations with Palestine by Foreign Staff

telemmglpict000190360422_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqpvlberwd9egfpztclimqfyf2a9a6i9ychsjme The United States downgraded its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Monday, the latest in a series of steps by President Donald Trump's White House Palestinian leaders say is aimed at wiping out their cause. ...
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Jared Kushner : 'We've been working hard on the peace initiative for two years now' by Interviewers

kushner.png?f=16x9_xtr_w=1200_xtr_$p$f$w=1cba661.png the White House senior adviser's comments on President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan ...
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U.S. Palestinian mission to merge with Israel embassy in March by Dan Williams, Maayan Lubell, Frances Kerry

?m=02_xtr_d=20190219_xtr_t=2_xtr_i=1358273949_xtr_r=lynxnpef1i1mp_xtr_w=20.png The United States Consulate General in Jerusalem, which serves Palestinians, will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel in March, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, giving a date for a merger that has been condemned by Palestinians. ...
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Apology isn’t enough: House Democrats must sanction Ilhan Omar by J E Dyer

ilhan-omar-725x375.png Ilhan Omar's apology is fundamentally flawed. She's only apologising for having used antisemitic tropes. Implying that fundamentally her assertions are factually correct. ...
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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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Senate passes anti-BDS measure with notable Democrats in dissent by Ron Kampeas

marco-rubio-synagogue.png The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover to states that target the boycott Israel movement. ...
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Iraq war veteran, grandson of Holocaust survivors Elan Carr tapped as anti-Semitism envoy by Jackson Richman

10991368_795143470570134_5172414075002686155_n-880x495.png He is a committed Jew and pro-Israel advocate, and is smart as a whip. He is an extremely successful prosecutor,” said AEPi executive director Andy Borans. ...
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Time to tell the truth about the Palestinian issue by Alan Dershowitz

palestine_11162018.jpg?itok=cipx6hfs.png Time to break the silence on Palestine?? There is NO silence on Palestine, compared to the silence regarding: Kurds, Syrians, Iranians, Chechens, Tibetans, Ukrainians, and many other suffering groups. ...
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Judge lets Arkansas law against Israeli boycotts stand by Andrew DeMillo

publisher-alan-leveritt.png U.S. District Judge Brian Miller dismissed the lawsuit the Arkansas Times had filed challenging the 2017 law. The newspaper had asked the judge to block the law, which requires contractors with the state to reduce their fees by 20 percent if they don't sign the pledge. ...
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Rashida Tlaib casually dives into anti-Semitism by Editorial committee

afp_rashida-tlaib.jpg?quality=90_xtr_strip=all_xtr_w=618_xtr_h=410_xtr_crop=1.pn Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib may take great pains to deny she is anti-Semitic, but she’s just launched her congressional career by resorting to one of the oldest and most blatantly anti-Jewish canards. ...
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BDS is anti-Semitic, aids terrorists, says Arizona attorney general by Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff

dwriter_15005473531.png Public funds should not support "economic warfare" against Israelis and their country, Mark Brnovich tells federal court • Stance could mark first time a U.S. government body has formally acknowledged that the BDS movement aids actors engaged in terror. ...
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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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Why did Abbas proclaim the dissolution of PA parliament? by Pinhas Inbari

joint_war_hamas.jpg?resize=500%2c282.png On Dec. 22, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced he will dissolve the Palestinian Parliament that was elected in accordance with the Oslo accords, to be followed by new elections. Abbas is attempting to revive the old PLO, but organizations such as the Popular and Democratic Fronts, and Islamic Jihad, as well as other parties and civil society groups, stand by Hamas. With Hamas, they have established a joint war room to manage the riots at the Gaza border fence. Following the move of the other organizations toward Hamas, Abbas was not able to convene the PLO institutions in Ramallah, which very likely led to his resolution to dissolve the Legislative Council. In any case, the Legislative Council has not convened since 2006. ...
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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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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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Vigils held around the Jewish world for Pittsburgh shooting victims by Editors

dqpow1iu8aaysl880.png Jewish and interfaith vigils were held around North America in memory of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting ...
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Synagogue slayings are NOT a shot in the culture wars by Alexander Ryvchin

Antisemitism is a remarkably robust and versatile form of hatred. It finds favour in the political left where the Jews are seen as too privileged, too comfortable, too establishment to be a vulnerable minority or accepted as allies in solidarity. ...
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PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion by Rishi Iyengar

180820140914-sodastream-dispenser-780x439.png Indra Nooyi isn't done yet. The PepsiCo chief executive announced Monday that Pepsi is buying SodaStream, one of the world's top sparkling water brands. ...
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German firms ignore EU appeal, end Iran projects by Editors

3054a4d3-4999-4232-92d7-7612debf9008.png Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bahn, two state-owned German companies, are following car manufacturer Daimler and mechanical engineering company Herrenknecht to withdraw from Iran because of US sanctions. ...
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Winning hasbara strategies by David Weinberg

This article summarises quite well what those of us who are trying to represent Israel's point of view need to take into account. I reccomend it to be widely circulated. Ralph ...
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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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Does the media really understand the Gaza violence? by Simon Plosker

gaza-border-riots-feature-747x400.png There is only one winner in the current situation and Israelis are certainly not celebrating the bloodshed. The images of Israelis celebrating the US Embassy move at the same time, however, create a false image of Israeli insensitivity. Meanwhile Hamas leaders rejoice while Palestinian Arabs mourn. ...
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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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