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User: newstrust Topic: Human Rights
Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Palestine
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Pompeo Embraced Israeli Settlements, But Democrats Also Paved the Way for It 28.11.2020 Truthout.com
Mike Pompeo’s embrace of Israel’s illegal settlements built on decades of bipartisan support for Israeli ...
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Column: American democracy is showing its flaws. But the alternatives are worse 22.11.2020 LA Times: Commentary

When I get most disillusioned with the system we have, I remember the people I've met around the world who are struggling to gain rights we consider basic.

Most Dem Voters Are to the Left of Biden on Foreign Policy. Can He Be Moved? 16.11.2020 Truthout.com
It is time to organize the necessary pressure to force the new president to adopt a less militaristic foreign ...
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CodePink defends Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock after GOP opponent’s ‘anti-Semitism’ smear 11.11.2020 Raw Story
The antiwar group CodePink on Tuesday jumped into the fray over allegations of anti-Semitism leveled by Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler against her Democratic runoff opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock. “Anyone who has traveled to the West Bank city of Hebron, as Rev. Warnock did… is immediately confronted by the visceral and appalling reality that […]
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As some small Gulf states normalize relations with Israel, Palestinians see fraying support 14.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Arab states prefaced normalization with Israel on a deal giving Palestinians a state. But the United Arab Emirates' and Bahrain's moves change that.

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Kamala Harris vows Joe Biden will never place conditions on US military aid to Israel 28.8.2020 Raw Story
“Unconditional military aid to Israel,” one critic wryly noted, “puts Biden/Harris far to the right of notorious peacenik George H.W. Bush.” Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris told a group of Jewish donors Wednesday that a Joe Biden White House would not place any conditions on military aid to Israel, and that a Biden-Harris […]
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What Is the US-Mexico Border to Indigenous Peoples Who Have Lived There? 10.8.2020 Truthout.com
What Is the US-Mexico Border to Indigenous Peoples Who Have Lived There?
DNC Platform Condemns BDS But Not Israel’s Occupation of Palestine 7.8.2020 Truthout.com
The Democratic National Committee is ignoring 90 percent of its base to side with Trump and the GOP on Israel ...
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“Israeli Settlers Make a Living Out of Our Suffering,” Says Palestinian Activist 5.8.2020 Truthout.com
The Jordan Valley is an Israeli business based on stolen land and water, says teacher and activist Sireen ...
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Trump Is Trying to Hide US and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the ICC 8.7.2020 Truthout.com
Trump aims to ensure that no American or Israeli is brought to the ICC for war crimes and crimes against ...
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Congressional Democrats Supported Violent Force Against Protesters in 2010 19.6.2020 Truthout.com
Congressional Democrats Supported Violent Force Against Protesters in 2010
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Floyd killing, Trump's crackdown on protests make job harder for U.S. diplomats abroad 10.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Domestic troubles are complicating the job of U.S. foreign-service officials and eroding America's role as a model.

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No—Argue Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Monia Mazigh, and 100+ others—Canada does not deserve UN Security Council seat 20.5.2020 Raw Story
“Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage,” warns open letter from activists, artists, and academics. As Canada vies for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council an open letter published Tuesday argues the Ottawa government—despite a more rosy reputation compared to its powerful U.S. neighbor—should be […]
What Can the Pandemic-Stricken World Learn From Palestinians’ Resilience? 10.5.2020 Truthout.com
Palestinians have relied on mutual solidarity and support to overcome a long history of injustices and ...
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Israel’s New Government Is Exploiting Pandemic to Annex 30 Percent of West Bank 2.5.2020 Truthout.com
The deal requires the U.S. government agree to Israel’s illegal annexation, making Trump complicit in war ...
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Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape 8.4.2020 Truthout.com
Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape
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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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‘This is a war crime’: Video of IDF bulldozer dragging body of Palestinian man in Gaza sparks outrage 24.2.2020 Raw Story
Human rights advocates are demanding that the Israeli military immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident. [Warning… Graphic footage contained in or linked to in this article… Some people may find disturbing.] Human rights advocates expressed outrage and called for a criminal investigation after video footage of an Israeli military bulldozer dragging the body […]
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Klobuchar Has Pushed Extreme Right-Wing Policy on Israel/Palestine 14.2.2020 Truthout.com
Klobuchar even alarmed some conservatives by backing an anti-BDS bill that endangered civil liberties and free ...
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Buried in Trump-Netanyahu deal is effort to ‘torpedo’ ICC war crimes probe 30.1.2020 Raw Story
The plan announced Tuesday by the White House demands Palestinians “dismiss all pending actions” before the International Criminal Court. As the International Criminal Court moved forward this week with its investigation into alleged war crimes committed against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, the White House’s new so-called “peace” plan includes a largely unreported provision that […]
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