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Christian Evangelicals increasingly support Palestinian human rights

By Alison Weir. An article in Middle East Quarterly, a pro-Israel publication, reports that support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More » /
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Israel Pays Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

Huffington Post – Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themselves as…

Aug 14 2014 / Read More » /
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Donor blackmail Silences Criticism of Israel

By Dr. Lawrence Davidson. Veterans News Now - Part I – The Zionists Have a Problem   Due to Israel’s brutal racism and repeated attacks on Palestinian civilians,…

Sep 22 2014 / Read More » /

Gaza war inspires new forms of resistance, and art

By Pam Bailey. Pam in Progress – The Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish once wrote that “against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment…

Sep 20 2014 / Read More » /

The Basics: re-examining our policies

The United States has a unique relationship with Israel:

-- More U.S. tax money has been given to Israel than to any other nation – over $8 million per day (per capita, more than 7,000 times the average to others around the world). Large disbursements are also given to other Mideast nations, largely on behalf of Israel.

-- The U.S. regularly vetoes initiatives regarding Israel that are endorsed by numerous other nations.

Such policies are causing escalating harm to Americans: they have entangled us in tragic wars, damaged our economy, undermined our democratic processes, and placed our citizens in danger.

Yet, this is rarely discussed.

It is critical for our nation and others that these policies be thoroughly examined, openly debated, and honestly evaluated. Read more

The experts on US policies toward Israel


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