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Obama Should Visit Gaza

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by Medea Benjamin

3 Jun 09 | ei

U.S. President Obama should visit the Gaza Strip to see the death and the destruction caused by Israel’s recent attacks.


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3 June 2009 at 4:06 pm

Study Likens Israel to South African Apartheid; U.S. Pressed to End Gaza Blockade

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2 Jun 09 | PTV, FT, Ha’aretz, CSM and LAT

An expert study concludes that Israel is policing Palestinian territories with an apartheid system that resembles the one which almost fragmented South Africa.


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U.S. Out of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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by Ivan Eland

30 May 09 | AWC

Hillary Clinton’s blunt public statement that President Obama “wants to see a stop to settlements – not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions” made for good headlines. The Israelis were shocked and upset that their slavish ally had acted slightly less obsequious and engaged in a public spat with them. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 8:25 pm

Israel Seeking U.S. F-35 Fighter Jets, Won’t Cooperate With U.N. Probe Into Gaza Admist More Settler Violence in the West Bank

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1 Jun 09 | PTV, Raw Story and Ha’aretz

While Israel may be snubbing Washington’s demands to freeze its settlements expansion, the country’s appetite for the latest U.S. arms remains as strong as ever.


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1 June 2009 at 8:13 pm

Hamas: Abbas Mustn’t Relinquish Our Rights for a ‘U.S. Illusion’

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29-30 | Ha’aretz, AJE and PTV

Palestinian factions in exile in Damascus on Saturday warned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas against giving up on the “rights of the Palestinian people” in exchange for a “U.S. illusion.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sri Lanka Disputes Report of 20,000 Dead

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29-30 | AJE, NYT and AI

Calls around the world are growing for an inquiry into the number of civilians who may have been killed in the final stages of the Sri Lankan military’s assault on Tamil Tiger fighters. Both sides have been accused of killing civilians in the conflict. The U.N. says the total number of people killed in the final phase may never be known. Al Jazeera’s Azhar Sukri reports. (2:56):

Sri Lankan government officials have denounced a report by the Times of London on Friday that “more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling.”

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30 May 2009 at 2:51 pm

Israel OKs Bill to Outlaw Denial of Israel as ‘Jewish State’; Crisis Deepens in West Bank

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28 May 09 | AWC News, IPS and Ha’aretz

Latest in a series of laws aimed at silencing Arab citizens. Read the rest of this entry »

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28 May 2009 at 4:04 pm