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Sanders: Positive U.S.-Israel Ties Contingent on Improving Relations With Palestinians

By Jacob Kornbluh, for Jewish Insider — In recently released transcript, Sanders says he would demand Israel halt settlement construction, adding that if Israel ‘want us to have a positive relationship, they’re going to have to improve their relationship with the Palestinians.’ Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at …

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Clinton to Donor: In Next War, I’ll Let Israel Kill 200,000, Not Just 2,000, Gazans

THE LEVANT NEWS — by  Boaz Bulbulovitz — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has penned a controversial letter to a major Jewish donor vowing to offer Israel “total” support in its next confrontation with the Gaza Strip’s Islamist rulers. The leaked letter, sent last week to Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban, promises to …

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Erdogan meets Hamas leader in Istanbul

THE LEVANT NEWS — ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Khaled Meshaal, leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkish presidential sources said, a day after Israel and Turkey said they were close to patching up five-year political rift. A source from Erdogan’s office said Meshaal …

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Israel and the Semantics of Oppression

by Mohamed Mohamed* for Palestine Center– The Hebrew word “hasbara” translates to “explaining,” but it is a euphemism for the propaganda that endorses the state of Israel and its actions. In its efforts to influence world opinion and promote itself on the international stage, Israel’s hasbara campaign has relied on …

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ISIS and Palestine: a connection?

THE LEVANT NEWS — By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz: West Palm Beach– Currently, the liberation of Palestine is not being exploited as a recruiting tool for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS. The Palestinian struggle is antithetical to the ideology of ISIS. This fifty-year struggle is national, secular and …

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Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu for War Crimes in Spain, South Africa

THE LEVANT NEWS — South Africa issued, on Tuesday, an arrest warrant against four Israeli officials over their role in deadly attacks on pro-Palestinian international activists. WCJ-images-Netanyahu-polls Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against the Israeli occupation in Africa said, in a statement: “South Africa’s Directorate of the Priority Crimes Investigation Unit …

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UNRWA fires Palestinian aid workers over incitement claims

The Levant News –The Times of Israel’s Daily reported that several employees of the UN’s aid agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) have been disciplined, including “suspension and loss of pay,” over expressions of sympathy for attacks against Israelis. The UN Watch organization, which first raised the concerns about United Nations …

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Netanyahu: ‘Palestinians Killed The Dinosaurs’

The Levant News — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed today that Palestinians were responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this morning, the hardline conservative leader was asked to defend his recent comments which claimed Palestinians were responsible for the Holocaust. “Well …

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Tunisian President to Visit Ramallah Next Week

The Levant News Exclusive — Sources in the Palestinian Authority claim that President of Tunisia El Beji Caid Essebsi will pay an official visit to Ramallah. President Essebsi is planned to travel to the PA after his visit to Jordan on 20-21 October. According to our sources, Azzam Al Ahmad, …

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Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket fire pinned on Hamas

The Levant News — Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes on targets in Gaza overnight in retaliation to rocket fire directed at Israeli territory earlier in the day. Although an ISIS-affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attack, Israel holds Hamas responsible. Witnesses reported at least four airstrikes in the Gaza strip early Monday, …

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Shias in Palestine: A Foothold of Iran?

THE LEVANT NEW – By: Labib Taha*– Shias is one of the major sects in Islam; their name emerged in the first years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. Although Shias and Sunnis sects comply with Islam in general, the disparity between both sides has its aspects in political, …

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Hamas caught between Tehran and Riyadh

by Ali Hashem  – THE LEVANT NEWS — Who wants to be in Hamas’ shoes? Probably no one in the greater Middle East, where the Palestinian group is trapped between two major blocs who used to have much in common prior to the Arab Spring.  On one side there’s the ideological …

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Mahmoud Abbas Plans to Visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar

By Jasmin Rasheed — The Levant News — Palestinian sources revealed that President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and a high-ranking delegation will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the coming days. The Palestinian delegation is to include figures such as Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, PA spokesman Nabil Abu …

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