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Arab League’s clarion call on Palestine can restore its relevance

  • In a little-noticed speech this week, Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Saeed Abu Ali said the group should strengthen its boycott of Israel as a tool to confront the Israeli occupation. He made his comments at an Arab League general secretariat meeting in Cairo. “This meeting comes as th...
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Madam Vice President: Psagot is a racist settlement

  • I think it is great that US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, the “second gentleman,” hosted a Passover seder at their residence the other day. It is important that our elected officials recognize all of the major religions for Easter, Passover and Ramadan, as they have...
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Israeli killings of Palestinians are brushed aside unless victim is American

  • Coverage of violence by Israeli soldiers and armed settlers follows a distinct pattern in which the Israelis defend their actions and describe the victims as “terrorists.” With the “terrorist” label applied, the US — Israel’s biggest financial benefactor to the tune of more than $3.3 billion a...
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If Israel doesn’t want to be called an apartheid state, it should stop acting like one

  • Many people in Israel and supporters of the country continue to live in denial rather than accept the reality that it commits some of the worst war crimes in the world. The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) last week released the results of a poll of Jewish-American voters that gaug...
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How media bias protects Israel and demonizes Palestinians

  • Israel began the most recent bout of violence against the Palestinians after its courts ruled that Palestinian civilians should be forcibly expelled from their homes in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in order to increase the Jewish presence in the occupied city. Palestinian Christi...
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US’ Human Rights Council move just a political game

  • When he was president, Donald Trump withdrew US support for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing it of being biased against Israel. Then-ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called the council “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” Of course, everyone knew what was going on. Tru...
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Palestinians have chance to choose peace over violence

  • Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas last week announced that elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) will be held on May 22, followed by a presidential poll on July 31. Named chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization after Yasser Arafat died in 2004, Abbas...
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Do not expect substantive shifts in policy on Arab issues

  • VP Joe Biden and Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington D.C., Nov. 1, 2013. (Reuters) If there is one thing we will remember about outgoing Secretary of State Michael Pompeo it is that he wore his heart on his sleeve. His “...
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ADL uses anti-Semitism slur to deflect legitimate criticism

  •  Palestinian law student Gabriel Khoury at a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020. (Courtesy Gabriel Khoury) There is an ongoing war against truth in America and it is being led by Israel’s most extreme supporters, including the Anti...
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Anti-BDS laws undermine US claim of freedom

  • The BDS movement has urged businesses, artists and universities to sever ties with Israel. (AFP) Americans proudly proclaim their support for the US Constitution, which guarantees the right of every citizen to express themselves without fear of retribution for their views. Speec...
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