• All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.

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Praying for justice won’t end the occupation

By Marc H. Ellis

Olav Fykse Tveit of the World Council of Churches urges church leaders to pray for a just solution of the troubles in Jerusalem. Marc Ellis writes, "The WCC is now on record here urging a reestablishment of the status quo at Al Aqsa and in Jerusalem, a status quo that affirms Israeli occupation."


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The long and under-reported history of Judeo-Christian terror around Al-Aqsa

By Jonathan Ofir

Palestinian violence outside Al-Aqsa mosque justifies the Israeli restrictions on the site, in the eyes of Israelis. But Al Aqsa is a Muslim compound, and the greater paradigm is that of Israeli state criminality and occupation, beginning with the ethnic cleansing of the Mughrabi quarter in 1967.


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Jerusalem hospital calls on int’l groups to stop ‘storming’ by Israeli forces

By Mondoweiss Editors

Islamic hospital in occupied East Jerusalem calls on international organizations to intervene to protect the hospital from raids by Israeli security forces, "roaming Hospital corridors under the pretext of looking for injured Palestinians."


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Avishai’s prophetic ‘Tragedy of Zionism’ was denied by Jewish community 32 years ago

By Roland Nikles

In a book once regarded as heretical among American Jewry, The Tragedy of Zionism, Bernard Avishai explained more than 30 years ago that Zionism evolved from a Histadrut (trade union) movement, to statism that aspired to be Jewish and democratic, and from this statism to a new unabashedly undemocratic Zionism.


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Palestinians haul university student’s body over hospital walls to keep Israelis from confiscating it

By Kate

Muhammad Abu Ghanam, 20, a student at Bir Zeit University, was shot by Israeli forces during demonstrations in East Jerusalem and died in al-Makassed hospital. A crowd of Palestinian men hauled his body in bloodied sheet over the hospital walls to prevent Israeli forces from doing what they often do, confiscating demonstrators' bodies. Abu Ghanam had a funeral shortly after.


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Critics of U.S. ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ say even requests for information could expose citizens to penalties

By Philip Weiss

Don't give the Trump administration any power to "lock them up," J Street warns Congress about new "Israel Anti-Boycott Act," while the ACLU warns that "simply requesting information about such boycotts" could expose a person to penalties.


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