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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

“I’m with you, not my president,” House Leader Eric Cantor told Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Republican Cantor recants on Israel Incoming House Majority Leader tries to explain why he pledged allegiance to Israel’s leader over the US President. Soon-to-be House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is desperately trying to explain away the promise he made

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Posted in Republicans, US - Israel relations

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

VIDEO: Waxman Confronts ‘U.S.’ Chamber Over Foreign Money Questions, Secret Corporate Campaign Funds

Earlier this month, ThinkProgress investigated the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and found fundraising documents soliciting money from foreign businesses for the same 501(c)(6) account the Chamber is using to wage an unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack campaign. ThinkProgress documented

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Posted in Capitalism, Money, Republicans, US - Israel relations

West Bank mosque ‘set alight by Jewish settlers’

The attack left walls charred, books burned and graffiti scrawled on the walls Israel is investigating Palestinian suspicions that a mosque in the West Bank was set alight by Jewish settlers. Arsonists reportedly scrawled Hebrew graffiti on the walls of

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Posted in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Territories, Religion and Politics

Israeli court: Soldiers used Palestinian boy as human shield

An Israeli military court on Sunday convicted two soldiers of using a Palestinian child as a human shield by forcing him to check for booby traps during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. A transcript of the court decision made available by

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal

US, UK held secret Iraq war talks months before previously thought

United States and Britain held secret war talks with U.S. general 11 months before Iraq invasion America’s most senior general flew into Britain for top secret talks on the invasion of Iraq 11 months before the attack on Saddam Hussein’s

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Posted in Bush Adminisration, Iraq War, Reports/Studies/Books, United Kingdom, United States, US Foreign Policy
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