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US Can’t Afford Blank Checks To Israel

The transformation of America away from a white European-dominated society to a multi-ethnic mosaic is ending the United States’ romantic interlude with right-wing “Judeo-Christian” political leadership. The election of 2012 has proven that America that has backed right-wing dictatorships around the world, as well as the theocratic and woefully undemocratic regime of Israel, is changing its political hue. T ...

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Netanyahu Buoyed By Gaza Massacre, Eyes Iran

Both on the diplomatic and military front, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will draw some comfort from his offensive against Gaza as he switches his gaze once more to his main strategic challenge -- Iran. Israel views Iran's nuclear program as an existential threat in a totally different league to the problems posed by the Islamist group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip. 
 Netanyahu fears a nuclea ...

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Anonymous Leaks Personal Information Of 5,000 Israeli Officials

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online. The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials. 
 The message said: "It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated w ...

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‘Iron Dome’ Intercepts More Missiles Over Tel Aviv

Sirens sounded across Tel Aviv for a fourth straight day on Sunday, AFP correspondents said, as Israeli police confirmed two rockets had been intercepted over the city by the Iron Dome defence system. "Two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system," police spokesman Luba Samri told AFP shortly after the sirens sent residents running for cover across the commercial metropolis and in nearby Bnei Brak a ...

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House, Senate Thugs Unanimously Back Israeli Butchers

Both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense." The identical non-binding resolutions passed Thursday in the Senate and Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives, Initiated in the Senate by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.) in t ...

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U.S. Backs Israel On Gaza—Including Use Of Ground Forces

The White House on Thursday threw its full support behind Israel's military response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip. Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said it would be "up to the Israeli government" whether to follow up punishing airstrikes with a ground assault. 
 "Our view is that the Israelis have t ...

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Netanyahu And Hamas Are On The Same Side

We’ve all known them: couples who seem to do nothing except fight but can’t live without each other. Their surface dysfunction hides a deeper codependence, and conflict fulfils some essential common need. Without each other they’d be lost, violence and all. Keep this in mind as fighting in Gaza continues over the coming hours and days. The loathing between Israel’s governing Likud Party and Hamas in Gaza is ...

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Thousands Protest Outside Israeli Embassy In London

Cecile, a Dublin resident, explained to Ynet that she is protesting because Palestine is very small and cramped in comparison to Israel and the US. She expressed her bewilderment at how Israel can fire at a people who, according to her, are barely surviving. Judy, a Jewish woman from Belfast, said that during a visit to Israel she was exposed to what she referred to as the vast differences in the living con ...

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Russia To Help Probe Yasser Arafat’s Death

Russia will join an international investigation to determine whether the first Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, was murdered, the current Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday. French and Swiss experts are due to exhume Arafat's body in Ramallah later this month in an attempt to discover how he died after an al-Jazeera documentary in July suggested he was killed by a rare radioactive poison ...

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Most Israeli Citizens Don’t Want A War With Iran

Time for a quiz question. Last week, who said Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak – Israel's prime minister and defence minister – "are misleading the public on the Iran issue" and making decisions "based on messianic feelings"? Was it (a) Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; (b) the Stop the War Coalition president, Tony Benn; or (c) the former Israeli spymaster Yuval Diskin? It was (c). At a public meetin ...

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