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Nov04

The film Zionist lobbyists don’t want you to see

By: Information Clearing House Source: Information Clearing House November 02, 2018 “ Information Clearing House“ –  The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States. It has published the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient XXI has published the same episodes with French subtitles. The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017. But it was censored after Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf emirate that funds Al Jazeera, came under intense Israel lobby pressure not to air the film. Although Al Jazeera’s...

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Oct25

How geopolitics complicate the Khashoggi murder investigation

By: AFP Source: AFP RIYADH (AFP) – The Saudi crown prince may have failed to quell international outrage over critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, but a defiant speech has won him domestic plaudits even as sceptics fear the impact of geopolitics on the search for justice. After weeks of silence, Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday confronted the elephant in the room head on, denouncing the journalist’s “repulsive” murder after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and pledging that “justice will prevail”. His first public comments on the case were met with claps and whistles in a packed ballroom at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton...

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Sep22

America is second class in the new Middle East

By: Gordon Adams Professor Emeritus, American University School of International Service Source: The Conversation You may not have noticed it – the chair that wasn’t there. The seven-year long Syrian civil war is ending with a government victory, aided by Russia and Iran. Talks to end to the war are accelerating. Who is at the table in those talks? Russia, Turkey and Iran. Noticeably, not the United States. The missing U.S. was starkly obvious from recent photos of the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Syria negotiating the next steps. Yet despite the major military presence of the U.S. in the region and a legacy of deep involvement in the Middle East, the U.S. is not among the faces of those...

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