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Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter: Time to move on Mideast peace

By Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter For nearly two decades, there have been peace processes in the Middle East but no peace. In recent visits to the region — including Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory — we have heard

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Posted in GeoPolitics, History, Israel, Middle East, Op/Ed, Palestinian Territories

Albanian Muslims risked their own lives to save Jews from Nazis during World War II

Creve Coeur, MO (KSDK) — With rising anti-Muslim sentiment across the country, an untold story is raising greater awareness about the Muslim faith and the teachings of the Quran. That awareness comes from an unlikely source: a small Jewish congregation

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, Europe, History, Islamophobia, Oppression, Peace, Reports/Studies/Books, War

Glen Greenwald: They hate us for our occupations

In 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld commissioned a task force to study what causes Terrorism, and it concluded that “Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies”:  specifically, “American direct intervention in the Muslim world” through our “one

Posted in History, Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, War on Terror

Israeli court recognizes Jewish pre-1948 property deed in East Jerusalem, allowing for the legal eviction of dozens of Palestinian families who will be replaced by Jewish families

Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighborhood under court ruling Judges reject appeal by Palestinians claiming to own a large plot in the western portion of Sheikh Jarrah, enabling settlers to move ahead with plans to

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Posted in History, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US Foreign Policy

When an Arab Enclave Thrived Downtown NYC

Conjure, for a moment, a place just steps from City Hall but a world apart. Salaam. Yes, that is the fragrance of strong coffee in the air, of sweet figs and tart lemons, of pastries that remind buyers of childhoods

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Posted in History

What a coincidence: Bush team ‘agreed plan to attack the Taliban the DAY BEFORE September 11’

The day before the September 11 attacks, the Bush administration agreed on a plan to oust the Taliban regime in Afghanistan by force if it refused to hand over Osama bin Laden, according to a report by a bipartisan commission

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Posted in Afghanistan, Bush Adminisration, DOD, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Neocons, New World Order, Reports/Studies/Books, Top Secret, US Foreign Policy, War, War on Terror

Japan can’t stay postwar forever

It became rich as America’s compliant vassal state. Now Japan’s efforts to move on are being thwarted by the US Revolutions, it is often claimed, do not happen when people are desperate. They occur in times of rising expectations. Perhaps

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Posted in Asia, Dipomacy, History, Imperialism, Op/Ed, Politics
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