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Funding illegal Israeli settlements? Priceless.

by Bernard Keane Visa, Mastercard and PayPal all enable donations to be made to US-registered groups funding illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank in defiance of international law. It appears at least one of the major credit cards also

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Posted in Israel, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy

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

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

Jewish settlers torch West Bank mosque

ARSONISTS torched a mosque in the north of the occupied West Bank before dawn local time today in an attack blamed on Jewish settlers. The mosque, located in Lubban ash-Sharqiya some 10km south of Nablus, was largely destroyed in the

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Posted in Attacks on Civilians, Oppression, Palestinian Territories

Protest over graves in Kashmir

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir have lobbed teargas shells to break up a violent demonstration in Srinagar. The demonstrators were protesting over the issue of nearly 1,000 unmarked graves discovered in border areas of the valley. Several people, including three members

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, India, Oppression, Pakistan, South Asia

Asia Soceity’s comment on unrest in Tibet

The most important thing to keep in mind  is that tension between China and Tibet has been building for decades.  On one side you have the Comment by Jamie Metzl, Executive Vice President, Asia Society Chinese increasing their efforts to

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Posted in Asia, Attacks on Civilians, China, Civil liberties and human rights, Martial Law, Oppression, Religion and Politics, The Right-Wing

Iraq is a country no more. Like much else, that was not the plan

The death rate in Baghdad has fallen, but it is down to ethnic cleansing ‘It reminds me of Iraq under Saddam,” a militant opponent of Saddam Hussein said angrily to me last week as he watched red-capped Iraqi soldiers close

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Posted in Bush Adminisration, Civil liberties and human rights, Defense, George W. Bush, Humanitarian, Imperialism, Iraq, Iraq War, Military, Money, Neocons, Oppression, United States, US Foreign Policy
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