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Mohammed Omer: As Civilian Death Toll Rises in Gaza, Hamas Sees Growing Local Support

The more Israel strikes Gaza, the more Hamas regains popularity amongst locals despite increasing attacks that they say target civilians   GAZA CITY – Deep below the ground, scattered in hide outs and out of sight, most of Hamas’ leadership is in a familiar survival mode, trying to make it difficult for Israeli air strikes to target them. Above the ground, however, Israeli forces have ...

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Vacy Vlazna: Sacred Treason – Palestinian-Israeli Alliance

Image above: Palestinian inmates stand together in a prison in the West Bank town of Jericho On May 30, 2014, unelected President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that the Palestinian Authority’s acts of treason, spanning 21 years, against the people of Palestine were ‘sacred’: “The security relationship [with Israel]…and I say it on air, security coordination is sacred, is sacred. And ...

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New York Times Archives: Crane and King´s Long-Hid Report on the Near East (1922)

  Full NYT-Article and King Crane Document you can find HERE   "On Dec. 3-4, 1922, The New York Times published the King-Crane Report in its entirety, with an introduction by the newspaper’s Middle East correspondent, William Ellis. Based in Jerusalem and Damascus when the King-Crane Commission was making its inquiries, Ellis explained: “I witnessed enough to understand the painst ...

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Ramzy Baroud: Missing Settlers Become Weapons in a War on Unity

  20 Israeli soldiers patrol in the search for three Jewish settlers in Hebron. (AA via MEE) By Ramzy Baroud When three teenage Israeli settlers from the illegal Jewish settlement of Gush Etzion went missing on 12 June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw an opportunity to discredit the fledgling Palestinian unity government. His statements and the actions of the Israeli army since have cente ...

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Sami Ramadani (The Guardian): The Sectarian Myth of Iraq

We coexisted peacefully for centuries, and need neither brutal dictators nor western intervention   Tony Blair has been widely derided for his attempted justification of the 2003 Iraq invasion, and his claim last weekend that he's blameless over the current turmoil. Unfortunately, though, many of his critics have also bought into a central plank of his argument: that Iraqi society is no more than a ...

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Oded Yinon: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East – A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties – Translation and Comments by Israel Shahak

The Zionist Plan for the Middle East Translated and edited by Israel Shahak   The Israel of Theodore Herzl (1904) and of Rabbi Fischmann (1947)     In his Complete Diaries, Vol. II. p. 711, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism, says that the area of the Jewish State stretches: "From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates." Rabbi Fischmann, member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, d ...

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