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May 27, 2017


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Testing nonviolence in the South Hebron Hills: Day 8 of Sumud Freedom Camp

By Jodi Melamed

Jodi Melamed is on the front lines of a joint Palestinian-Jewish effort to reclaim confiscated land through strategic nonviolence: taking back the village with a peaceful protest encampment, "Eight days ago, I woke up with 130 other American and international Jews on a rooftop in the South Hebron Hills and in order to avoid being stopped at checkpoints, hiked into the village of Sarura to take part in an unprecedented number of Jews from abroad who are participating in a Palestinian-led coalition seeking to return families forcibly evicted from that village in the 1990s, and to launch a resistance camp, modeled on Standing Rock, to test the power of nonviolence to reverse the systematic displacement of occupation in the West Bank."

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From Manchester to Jerusalem: The limits of Trump’s terror narrative

By Robert Cohen

Following the deadly attack in Manchester, England, Donald Trump used "terrorism" to avoid confronting the complicated, compromised and messy reality in which we live, especially in the Middle East. For Trump, in all the speeches he made this week in the region, terror appeared to be the only cause of the problem, and its defeat would be sure to bring peace. Robert Cohen writes, "Trump’s narrative lacked understanding, substance, and integrity. And that went for terror in Manchester as well as the Middle East."

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In groundbreaking resolution, California Democratic Party decries US support for Israeli occupation

By David L. Mandel

At the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento over the weekend Palestinian rights supporters steered to passage a groundbreaking resolution that puts California Democrats far ahead of the national and other state parties. Time will tell whether the new resolution can become a model for other Democratic Party institutions, and more importantly, whether it will help accelerate a shift in the party’s stance on Israel/Palestine.

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Triumphalist light show in Jerusalem weaponizes the city walls to celebrate 50th anniversary of Jewish conquest

By Philip Weiss

A lightshow in Jerusalem on the 50th anniversary of the Jewish conquest in 1967 weaponizes the walls of the city in a triumphalist expression of the glory of religious nationalism. Goosebumps or shudders, see for yourself.

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Israeli police detain al-Aqsa mosque guards as 700 Israelis enter Haram al-Sharif during Jerusalem Day parade

By Kate

Ma'an News Agency reports, "Three Palestinian security guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem were assaulted and detained by Israeli police on Wednesday, as hundreds of right-wing Israelis and settlers took to the holy site in celebration of 'Jerusalem Day.'"

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Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy

Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy Zachary Davies Boren ,  The Telegraph   Apr. 16, 2014, 8:16 AM AP The U.S. ...