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Mike Pompeo Under Investigation for ‘Corrupt’ and Likely Unlawful RNC Speech From Jerusalem While on Taxpayer-Funded Trip

Shortly before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s prerecorded speech from Jerusalem aired during the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, the House of Representatives launched an investigation into the top American diplomat’s “likely unprecedented” and potentially unlawful decision to address the partisan event while overseas on taxpayer-funded government business. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), vice chair …

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As Israeli Bombing of Gaza Continues, US Media Show Little Interest

Israeli air and ground forces continued to attack Gaza Monday while continuing to tighten a devastating blockade on the besieged territory. The latest bombing, ostensibly targeting Hamas, has been occurring nearly daily since August 6, and has largely been ignored by the U.S. corporate media.  Over the past few weeks, balloon-borne incendiary and explosive devices, …

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Palestinian Rights Advocates Refuse to Applaud Israel-Trump-UAE Deal That Upholds ‘Ongoing, Devastating Apartheid’

Advocates for Palestinian rights vehemently rejected claims by the Trump administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Thursday marked a “historic day” in the fight for peace in the Middle East, after Israel and the United Arab Emirates forged a deal normalizing relations between the two countries. The newly-official diplomatic relationship reportedly came after …

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‘Cruelty of the Occupation Knows No Bounds’: Israel Demolishes Covid-19 Clinic in Epicenter of West Bank Outbreak

Palestinians living near the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the occupied West Bank are without a badly-needed testing and quarantine center following the Israeli government’s demolition of a building that was meant to give relief to overwhelmed hospitals. The Israeli Civil Administration demolished the building, being constructed on land belonging to Palestinian Hebron resident Hazem Maswada, …

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‘Day of Rage’: Palestinians and Global Allies Rise Up Against Annexation Plan and Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip—backed by allies across the globe—organized protests on Wednesday against the Israeli government’s looming plan to further its apartheid policy by annexing up to a third of West Bank territory under U.S. President Donald Trump’s so-called “vision for peace” for the region, which was unveiled in January …

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Progressive Lawmakers Call on US to ‘Take a Clear Stand’ by Suspending Military Aid If Israel Carries Out ‘Illegal’ Annexation

Peace and justice advocates are praising a letter from a dozen House Democrats urging further military aid to Israel be conditioned on the state not annexing larger swaths of the occupied West Bank and calling on Congress to ensure the human rights of the Palestinian people be respected. “Our generation of American Jews are clearly …

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With Demand ‘Echoing Across the World,’ UN Chief Calls on Israel to Abandon Illegal Annexation Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday urged the Israeli government to abandon a developing plan to annex about a third of the occupied West Bank, which “has alarmed Palestinians, many Israelis, and the broader international community.” “I hope that this voice of reason that is not only mine, it is echoing across the world, …

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The Elders Issue Scathing Rebuke of Israel’s Trump-Approved West Bank Annexation Plan

A group of former global leaders known as The Elders on Monday decried Israel’s new West Bank annexation plan, calling the proposal an affront to international law that further dims the prospect of regional peace and represents “a unilateral repudiation of the two-state solution.” The new statement from The Elders, an independent group founded by …

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