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US foreign policy now a disaster

Obama’s abject surrender to Israel on the Palestine question has shocked much of the world and gravely damaged the United States’ standing among Arabs and Muslims. If he’s now driven to use the US veto at the UN Security Council to block the application of a Palestinian state for UN membership, he will have been defeated by the very forces of Islamophobia he once hoped to tame.

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World leaders condemn Israel’s East Jerusalem plan

Israel is going ahead with a plan to construct 1,100 new housing units in east Jerusalem, a move that shows it has no intention of seriously wanting peace. The plan has been condemned by world leaders, including the US. Meanwhile leaders of several Knesset factions say Israel must retaliate against the Palestinians’ ‘unilateral’ statehood bid at the UN, by annexing the entire West Bank and cancelling all funding arrangements.

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Muslims in Israel seeking Jewish converts

Armed with a smile and speaking Hebrew, a few Muslim believers are crossing the Holy Land’s volatile boundaries to bring Islam to Israel’s Jews. The bearded men approach Jews in and around the Old City of Jerusalem and try, in polite and fluent Hebrew, to convert them to Islam.

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Making sense of the Palestinian statehood bid

Following his UN statehood bid, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas returned to occupied Ramallah on the weekend as an Arab leader of significant standing. But is he really advocating the best outcome for the Palestinian people? The statehood bid is only the beginning of a much longer struggle for recognising the rights of the Palestinian people in their entirety, a future to be secured through BDS and campaigns of action.

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Extremist French Jews send militants to support Israel

Two weeks ago, an announcement appeared on a French website, calling for “militants with military experience” to participate in a solidarity trip to Israel between September 19 and 25.As of yesterday, in response to this call, there were 55 French citizens, both men and women, with military experience, stationed inside the illegal Israeli settlements up and down the West Bank.

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Palestine formally applies for full UN membership

Mahmoud Abbas has formally asked the United Nations to recognise a Palestinian state, defying intense US pressure to abandon the move with a powerful appeal to the conscience of the world to recognise that the Palestinian people are entitled to their own “Arab spring”.

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Bad Muslims with a good idea

The Good Muslim is secularized and “rational,” and by and large a defender of imperialist interventions. The Bad Muslim is the nihilist, the militant, a brainwashed pawn who believes only in crazy conspiracies. The Good Muslim is an object of manufactured fascination, an exotic creature now enlightened. The Bad Muslim is the subject of wholesale vitriol.

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Obama: America’s ‘first Jewish president’?

President Obama has embraced the rejectionist Israeli position on the question of international recognition of an independent Palestinian state.
But that’s not a Jewish position. It’s a radical Zionist position. Many Jews, including US and Israeli Jews, do not embrace such extremist views.

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Is BDS campaign working?

Anti-Israel boycotters increasingly successful in strangling economy of Jewish state: More than 20 organizations in Europe in 13 countries endorse boycott of Agrexco, Israel’s leading flower exporter

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A video offering the real story behind the Middle East conflict and a chance to take action for peace and Palestinian independence.

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