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

  • I.F. Stone

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BDS ban: Five Jewish, Muslim, and Christian leaders denied entry to Israel for supporting Palestinian human rights

By Jewish Voice for Peace

Five leaders on an interfaith delegation to Israel/Palestine were refused permission to board their plane in the United States, in what appears to be an implementation of Israel’s travel ban on supporters of Palestinian rights and Boycott, Divestment Sanctions (BDS). Rabbi Alissa Wise: “We were told at check-in that the airline has a letter from the Israeli government saying we are not allowed to fly to Israel. I wasn’t even able to get as far as checking my bag.”


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Arab List MK: Israeli authorities install additional cameras around al-Aqsa amid ongoing unrest against new security measures

By Sheren Khalel

Israeli authorities on Monday installed extra security cameras around the entrances of the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Member of the Israeli Knesset’s Arab Joint List, Aida Touma-Suleiman, confirmed to Mondoweiss. The newly installed security cameras were added amid growing unrest and daily clashes over security measures instituted ten days ago following a deadly attack near the site.


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Crossing AIPAC leaves writers smeared, politicians’ careers ‘suddenly stalled’ — Sullivan

By Philip Weiss

The "grip" of AIPAC is so complete that writers who challenge it are smeared as "anti-Semites" and politicians who buck it "see their careers suddenly stalled," Andrew Sullivan says in denouncing Schumer for leading the charge on the "creeping authoritarianism" of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act before Congress.


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Israeli minister says Palestinians are bringing a ‘third Nakba’ upon themselves

By Jonathan Ofir

Likud minister Tzachi Hanegbi says that Palestinian protests may lead to their "third Nakba". "This is how a Nakba starts," Hanegbi said. "I pray that they do not bring a third Nakba on themselves."


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Boteach likens Jews pushing for Palestinian state to Jews who helped Nazis

By Philip Weiss

"Hitler’s secret weapon was coercing Jews to destroy themselves," Shmuley Boteach writes, and we might do so again he warns. He says that Jews are now collaborating in the destruction of Israel, and by this he means they support a Palestinian state!


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‘Netanyahu doesn’t have a vision for peace,’ Gillibrand says at town hall aroused by boycott bill

By Robert Herbst

The Anti-Israel Boycott Act was challenged repeatedly at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Town Hall in the Bronx on Saturday July 22. Gillibrand promised to take another look at the bill, said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has no vision for peace, and acknowledged that AIPAC has a stranglehold on Congress.


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