Posts Tagged “Israel”

Palestinians should get on the path toward statehood

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Palestinians should get on the path toward statehood

Palestinians should get on the path toward statehood Palestinians should not repeat the past 70 years. As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), Palestinians have a choice to make. Do we continue to allow people to dictate our future by blocking every peace effort and demanding all or nothing? Or do we accept…

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder The mainstream news media rarely covers Palestinian government and community activities, unless they can spin them as a negative and critical news report. When they do, they exaggerate the controversies, add words and phrases that were never there, and use them to underscore why Israelis are…

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Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman defines the moderate voice

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Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman defines the moderate voice

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman defines the moderate voice As the occupation of Palestine approaches 70 years this week, Palestinians and champions of justice need to carefully distinguish between extremists and moderates, and to reject blanket attacks against people because they are Israeli or Jewish. The BDS movement is two movements: an extreme movement against Jews…

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is taking a realistic approach to the Middle East as he bolsters the voices of moderates, challenges the extremists and pushes for a realistic peace accord between Israel and Palestine. The tactic MBS is pursuing is one that few Arabs…

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News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza

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News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza

News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza The violent reaction of the Israeli government to protesters demonstrating against Israel’s oppressive policies in the occupied territories and against Christian and Muslim citizens inside Israel is being enabled by a biased mainstream American and Israeli news media that plays down Israeli atrocities while exaggerating Palestinian crimes….

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Israel Government shields racism falsely claiming to be Democracy

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Israel Government shields racism falsely claiming to be Democracy

Israel Government shields racism falsely claiming to be Democracy Discrimination in Israel by Israel’s government is a reality that the mainstream American news media, Israelis and many American supporters of Israel, including politicians, ignore. Israel has adopted 65 laws that specifically discriminate against non-Jewish citizens inside Israel, some openly and others creating loopholes and exceptions…

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC In the heated battle for the 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary, which has one of the largest concentrations of Arab American voters in the country, incumbent conservative Dan Lipinski squeaked out a slim victory over liberal challenger Marie Newman….

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Arabs should suspend contacts until Israel Government recognizes Palestine

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Arabs should suspend contacts until Israel Government recognizes Palestine

Arabs should suspend contacts until Israel Government recognizes Palestine The primary stumbling block to the establishment of a Palestine State and achieving Middle East peace is the weak leadership of the Arab World and their fear of standing up to Israel’s government extremism. Despite the Arab World’s public rhetoric and criticism of Israel’s government policies…

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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism Palestinians are justified in their anger and frustrations, but allowing our emotions to direct our actions is not a good strategic move. Instead, we need to set aside our anger and emotion and instead pursue a pragmatic strategy based on one goal of establishing a Palestinian…

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65 Israeli Laws that target and discriminate against non-Jews in Israel

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65 Israeli Laws that target and discriminate against non-Jews in Israel

65 Israeli Laws that target and discriminate against non-Jews in Israel Israel has 65 laws that directly discriminate against Christians and Muslims or that are used to justify discrimination in every level of life against non-Jewish citizens of Israel. Some of the laws were founded during the British Mandate and were denounced by Jews in…

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