User: newstrust Topic: Crisis in Gaza
Category: Greater Middle East
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We Can’t Afford to Be Bystanders During a Pandemic, Says Activist Linda Sarsour 22.5.2020
Sarsour is part of a generation that won’t take the government's word, but will ask questions and demand ...
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Iran’s Khamenei: fight to ‘liberate Palestine’ is ‘Islamic duty’ 22.5.2020 Raw Story
Iran’s supreme leader said it was an “Islamic duty” to fight for the “liberation of Palestine” in a landmark speech Friday amid rising tensions with regional arch-enemy Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out at Western nations and their Arab “puppets” for supporting the Jewish state, in his first ever address marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day. The […]
Letters to the Editor: Palestinian intransigence has forced Israel to consider annexing the West Bank 15.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Palestinian refusals to accept peace offers or even negotiate have left Israel with no choice but to threaten annexing the West Bank.

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In poor and overcrowded camps, refugees contend with another threat: Coronavirus 14.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

With 10 million people around the world packed into refugee camps and settlements, advocates fear the onset of an undetected coronavirus crisis.

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Pompeo makes quick trip to Israel to strategize over Iran, Palestinians and China 13.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Secretary of State's visit to Israel for strategy meetings is also seen as an endorsement of Israel's plan to annex a large part of the West Bank.

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Pompeo travels to Israel to give U.S. blessing to annexation of West Bank land 12.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Israel to bestow the United States' blessing on its proposed annexation of West Bank land.

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What Can the Pandemic-Stricken World Learn From Palestinians’ Resilience? 10.5.2020
Palestinians have relied on mutual solidarity and support to overcome a long history of injustices and ...
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Column: Another resurrection story for the unsinkable Bibi Netanyahu 7.5.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Benjamin Netanyahu, who has dominated Israeli politics for a quarter of a century, survives yet another challenge. Too bad for Israel.

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Coronavirus stokes Middle East boiling points 4.5.2020 BBC: World
Tensions on the streets were already high - now the disease has fuelled them, says Jeremy Bowen.
Israel’s New Government Is Exploiting Pandemic to Annex 30 Percent of West Bank 2.5.2020
The deal requires the U.S. government agree to Israel’s illegal annexation, making Trump complicit in war ...
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Iran Caught Spreading Disinformation on Social Media Against US, Israel 17.4.2020 NewsBusters
Copying notes from China? The Iranian regime has been waging a massive disinformation war to accuse the United States for the COVID-19 virus. A special report has revealed that Iran has attempted to wage a massive disinformation campaign against the U.S. … but it may want to leave the election meddling to the pros. The International Union of Virtual Media (IUVM) specialized in pro-Iran and pro-Palestinian propaganda articles, videos, article and memes but “only accrued around 5,000 followers across platforms,” The Verge observed in its April 15 coverage. The ...
Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape 8.4.2020
Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape
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Coronavirus | Virus toll in Iran climbs as lockdowns deepen across Middleast 16.3.2020 Hindu: Health
Lebanon was largely shut down while Iraqis were preparing for a curfew set to begin later this week
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Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91 25.2.2020 Raw Story
Egypt’s ousted former president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91, state television said on Tuesday, weeks after undergoing surgery. The former Egyptian strongman was under house arrest since he was ousted on February 11, 2011 after three decades in power. Mubarak suffered from health problems following his ouster and arrest, and his […]
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Hosni Mubarak for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement drove him from power.

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Israel says it struck Islamic Jihad sites in Gaza and Syria 24.2.2020 BBC: World
The Israeli military says it launched the air strikes in response to rocket fire from Gaza.
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Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks 24.2.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility for the rocket barrages
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The unlikely friendship saving Egypt’s synagogues 18.2.2020 BBC: World
Magda, who is Jewish, and Marwa, who is Palestinian and Muslim, are driving a push to rescue Egypt's Jewish heritage.
Is Iran really the No. 1 sponsor of terrorism? There’s another contender closer to home 16.2.2020 Raw Story
After the illegal assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, FAIR (1/9/20) noted that the corporate media offered no moral objections to murdering another country’s high-ranking state official. The media consensus was that Soleimani was a despicable “terrorist” responsible for the deaths of “hundreds of Americans” — a formula that buried the crucial distinction between terrorism and armed resistance, presenting […]
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Abbas blasts Trump’s ‘Swiss cheese’ plan for Palestine in UN speech 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that the world should reject President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, which he said would limit Palestinian sovereignty in a “Swiss cheese” deal. Brandishing a large map of Israel and Palestine as laid out by Trump’s long-awaited January 28 announcement, Abbas called it […]
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