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Glenn Greenwald – Hillary Clinton, With Little Notice, Vows to Embrace an Extremist Agenda on Israel

Former President Bill Clinton on Monday met in secret (no press allowed) with roughly 100 leaders of South Florida’s Jewish community, and, as the Times of Israel reports, “He vowed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would make it one of her top priorities to strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance.” He also “stressed the close bond that he and his wife have with the State …

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Stephen Lendman – Netanyahu’s War on Palestine. Premeditated State Terror

Netanyahu’s premeditated state terror against defenseless Palestinians continues. Multiple Israeli provocations began things. Palestinians responded in self-defensNetanyahu’s War on Palestine. Premeditated State Terrore as expected and justified. Israel calls it terrorism. The latest incident involved murdering six Gazan youths on Friday, wounding 60 others, 10 in serious condition. Scores of Palestinians protested Israeli West Bank violence by throwing stones across …

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Prof. James Petras – The Two Faces of Capitalism and Left Options

Introduction Rightwing politics now dominate the globe. Broadly speaking, the Right can be divided into a US-centered rightwing bloc and a variety of anti-US rightwing regimes and social forces. Israel is a special case of a rightwing regime, allied with the US, which acts more independently to pursue its own colonial priorities and hegemonic ambitions. The anti-US rightwing includes capitalist …

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WashingtonsBlog – Israel Is NOT a Democracy

Israel’s leaders hold the country out as a democracy … just like the U.S. Of course, America is officially no longer a democracy … as wealth is so concentrated that it has broken the political system. The same thing is true in Israel … Lior Akerman – former Brigadier General and division head in the Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) …

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Inspired by US, Israel Moves Toward Legalizing Torture of Palestinian Prisoners – Sarah Lazare

The Israeli cabinet over the weekend passed a controversial bill that approves the force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners—an act that is widely considered torture, including by the Israeli Medical Association. The move means that the bill can now be sent to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, for its second and third readings. However, Dr. Leonid Eidelman who leads the Israeli Medical Association reportedly told Haaretz, “If …

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President Hillary Clinton’s Middle East Policy: Interventions, Wars, More of Same – Juan Cole

illary Clinton announced her bid for the presidency Sunday, prompting another of these attempts at IC to do a quick overview of what we can expect from the candidates with regard to Middle East policy. Clinton supported Israel’s attack on defenseless Gaza last summer, which left about 2000 Palestinians dead and wiped entire civilian neighborhoods off the map. She blamed …