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France’s President François Hollande addresses a Paris ceremony commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, 27 January. Continue →

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If the issue is security, Bibi will win

by sarahbenton on January 28, 2015

Orthodox Jews turn out en masse for the funerals of four rabbis killed by two ‘lone wolf’ Palestinian attackers in Jerusalem. A policeman was also killed.

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What happens when you treat all Arabs as savages

by sarahbenton on January 28, 2015

All the photos of the sadistic treatment of Iraqi by American soldiers were taken by AMerican soldiers. These have been taken from the AntiWar website.

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Art Tanderup and his wife speaking at Harvest the Hope in September 2014. (Flickr / Hear Nebraska / Chris Dinan)

by Kate Aronoff

Art Tanderup and his wife speaking at Harvest the Hope in September 2014. (Flickr / Hear Nebraska / Chris Dinan)

Senate Democrats filibustered a measure yesterday that would Continue →

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Omar al-Hassi. Photo Credit: AFP

Peace talks resumed in Geneva on Monday with UNSMIL Head Bernardino Leon noting that the participants “have a very clear determination to reach an agreement, Continue →

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Military court imprisons youngest child ever

by sarahbenton on January 27, 2015

Israeli police detain a Palestinian child in Jerusalem following clashes in the holy city in late October 2014. Photo by Reuters)

Palestinian girl, 14, jailed for throwing stones

Malak al-Khatib sentenced in Continue →

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A member of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society carries an injured child at a hospital in Rafah, in southern Gaza, on July 17. Photo by Said Khatib / AFP

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On Sunday, Yemeni parliament members were reportedly turned away and told that the vote to decide whether to accept the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi‘s government had Continue →

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Yesterday, Syriza — a previously marginal, left-leaning coalition party in Greece — made history by winning the country’s general election. Winning 149 of 300 parliamentary Continue →

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Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) activists chant slogans during a protest in Cairo January 24, 2015. (Reuters)

On the anniversary of Egypt’s January 25 Revolution, over 20 people were killed and over Continue →

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On Thursday, January 22, 2015, during a State Department event titled “Direct Line-Tunisia: Doing Business in Tunisia,” U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Jake Walles and Amel Bouchamaoui Hammami discussed Continue →

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Foul racism endemic to ‘Jewish state’

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

Demonstrators at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva on Monday, January 19, call for a state committee of inquiry into the two recent deaths of Arab-Bedouin as a result of police violence. Continue →

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Drone killing for electoral gain

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

Jihad Mughniyeh stands in front of photo of his slain father, Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh. (photo credit:ARAB MEDIA)

What was behind Israel’s strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general?

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EU is home for all religions and none

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

Mr Timmermans, left, lit a memorial candle at a service at the European Jewish Association in Brussels

EU official: ‘Huge challenge’ to reassure Jews

European Commission Vice-President says that following Paris attacks, Continue →

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London borough to exclude unethical companies

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

BDS Victory as Tower Hamlets Council Agrees to Ethical Procurement to Exclude Occupation Profiteers

Media release from Tower Hamlets and Jenin Friendship Association January 23, 2015

After a successful local petition demanding Continue →

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Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on January 24, 2015

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

While most analysis of the Druze in Syria focuses on their positions in Suwayda province- where they constitute the majority of the population- as well as Jabal Continue →

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God Promised Antisemitism to the Zionists

by Jews for Justice for Palestinians on January 24, 2015

My reflections on the Campaign Against Antisemitism survey, by Aaron Dover

In order to say what some might consider the unsayable I first need to deconstruct some mythical terms so let me just Continue →

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Orthodox Jews in UK are just too orthodox

by sarahbenton on January 24, 2015

Jewish and proud: the unOrthodox Jews in the July 2014 demonstration for Gaza, London.

UK Jews’ own antisemitism is stifling the community from within

A culture of conformity, submission and resignation is Continue →

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Israeli settlers marched from the Kiryat Arba settlement to Hebron, protesting against the Israeli government’s refusal to allow them to enter two houses, Beit HaShalom and Beit HaMachpela, they allegedly Continue →

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Earlier this week Turkey’s parliament voted against putting four ex-ministers from the ruling AKP party on trial for corruption. Despite 48 AKP members breaking rank and voting to put Continue →

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Photo Credit: Reuters/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

The General National Congress (GNC) announced they would not be participating in the U.N.-sponsored peace talks, accusing ”troops allied to the opposing government of storming a central bank branch in the eastern Continue →

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