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Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty’s Gaza Reports Are ‘Just Israeli Propaganda’

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 By Nick Mutch Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken and controversial scholar of the Israel/Palestine conflict and one of Israel’s most consistent and trenchant critics. Along with prominent Israeli historian Benny Morris, he has recently announced a partnership with Byline, a crowdfunding platform for independent journalism. He intends to use his journalism to raise $100,000, which he will donate to the read more

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Boycott Israel Drive Gains Strength, Raising Alarm

Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum — so much so that read more

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First-ever US Nakba Museum opens in Washington DC

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When Bshara Nassar arrived in Washington, DC, he strolled along the National Mall and passed myriad museums dedicated to exposing the painful history of oppressed peoples: the National Museum of the American Indian, the Holocaust Museum, Laogai Museum, the list goes on. He quickly recognized there was no “place for the Palestinian story to be told,” which inspired him to read more

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Arizona mosque, site of anti-Islam protest, holds ‘love not hate’ event By :- Deanna Dent

Demonstrators gather for a rally titled "Love is Stronger Than Hate" at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, USA

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona mosque where hundreds gathered last week for an anti-Islam demonstration, with counter-protesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," was the site of a "love not hate" event on Monday to promote peace and inclusiveness, participants said. The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix said it was hosting a gathering that includes a multi-faith prayer service and speakers to read more

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Palestinian Christians ‘bitter and left out’ of Easter celebrations

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seeking comfort in prayer, hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the Greek Catholic Church in Ramallah's Old City to solemnly commemorate Good Friday, during a long weekend that marks when Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried and resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. During what's known as the "funeral" procession, Palestinian Christians re-enacted the burial read more

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German, Finnish Radio Broadcast Qur’an

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HELSINKI – For the first time ever, Finnish and German radio stations announced plans to broadcast the holy book of Qur’an in weekly sessions, accompanied by its translation and interpretation to increase people’s knowledge of Islam. “It’s nice to hear my translation be read aloud,” Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, who translated Qur’an into Finnish, told Yle’s Radio 1 channel. “It is read more

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S.F. doctor whose brother was slain decries anti-Muslim hostility

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Dr. Suzanne Barakat was writing a prescription for one of her patients at San Francisco General Hospital when her phone lit up with text messages from friends sending condolences. It was Feb. 10 and Barakat, 27, was in her first year of family medicine residency. She ignored the first text, thinking it was either a mistake or a reference to read more

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Creating political hysteria By :- S.H.Moulana – Riyadh

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The prime minister of Israel acting like the president of America addressed the both Houses in Washington, telling the administration what it should do and what it should not do. All these time the elected president of the United States was watching it from the White House helplessly. A country which is entirely living on US’s grants dictating terms to read more

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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

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NEW YORK (AP) — The ritual has become increasingly commonplace on many American college campuses: A student government body takes up Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and decides whether to demand their school divest from companies that work with the Jewish state. In the United States, Israel's closest ally, the decade-old boycott-divestment-sanctions movement, or BDS, is making its strongest inroads read more

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