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Massaker als „Zusammenstöße“ schöngeredet (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Wie FAIR bereits öfter aufgezeigt hat, wird der Begriff „Zusammenstoß“ fast immer verwendet, um ungleiche Machtverhältnisse schönzureden und dem Leser den Eindruck zweier gleichberechtigter Seiten zu vermitteln. Er verschleiert die Machtdynamik und die Art des Konflikts selbst, z.B. wer ihn ausgelöst hat und welche Waffen, wenn überhaupt, eingesetzt wurden. „Zusammenstoß“ ist der beste Freund eines Reporters, wenn er Gewalt beschreiben will, ohne Machthaber zu beleidigen – in den Worten von George Orwell, „um Dinge zu benennen, ohne mentale Bilder von ihnen aufzurufen“.
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Laundering a Massacre By Labeling It a ‘Clash’ (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
It obscures power dynamics and the nature of the conflict itself, e.g., who instigated it and what weapons if any were used. “Clash” is a reporter’s best friend when they want to describe violence without offending anyone in power—in the words of George Orwell, “to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.”
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Moon says ending division of two Koreas will achieve ‚true liberation‘ (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Speaking at a ceremony marking Korea’s independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule 73 years ago on the day, he renewed his commitment to end the division of the Koreas, saying „true liberation“ can only be achieved when the two countries establish a lasting peace and economic community.
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5 states sign pact for shared use of Caspian Sea (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement Sunday for collective use of the Caspian sea after two decades of negotiations, the Kremlin said.
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Alliance Between Syria and YPG Deepens Ahead of Idlib Offensive, Provoking an Unpredictable Turkey (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
With military forces from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russia gathering around Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the last major military offensive of Syria’s seven-year-long war may only be weeks away. As the noose tightens around Idlib, the last hold-out for majority of terrorist fighters still active in Syria, the Syrian army seems to have secured the help of a new military ally: the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish media reported on Sunday that 1,300 YPG fighters have been transferred to Aleppo over the course of the past two weeks to take part in the upcoming Syrian military offensive against the rebel-controlled Idlib province.
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NSU-Untersuchungsausschuss Hessen: Versäumnisse und Vertuschung (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Nach dem Kassler NSU-Mord an Halit Yozgat am 6. April 2006 hätten sowohl seine Vorgesetzten als auch der damalige Innenminister den tatverdächtigen Verfassungsschützer Andreas Temme vor den Ermittlungen geschützt. Nach Überzeugung der Linken war Temme zur Tatzeit am Tatort, auch wenn er das bestreite. Inzwischen sei auch erwiesen, dass sich Temme vor den tödlichen Schüssen in Kassel dienstlich mit der Mordserie befasst war. Dass er sich nicht einmal bei der Polizei als Zeuge gemeldet seine Anwesenheit im Internet-Cafe später zu vertuschen versucht habe, rücke ihn ins Zwielicht.
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Reza Aslan Tells Haaretz His Interrogation Was Political; Israel Denies, Says He ‚Behaved Suspiciously‘ (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Reza Aslan says he was asked about his views of Netanyahu by Israeli interrogator; Shin Bet denies the Iranian-born author was threatened
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Peter Beinart’s Airport Interrogation Proves Something Is Rotting in the State of Bibi (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Netanyahu was quick to distance himself from an incident that was totally outrageous and completely predictable at the same time
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Israeli democracy isn’t broken, but it is under assault (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
As those crises and controversies accumulate, the explanations stretch and strain but cannot cover the concern that what we’re witnessing is our democracy under assault from within.
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Eine absolute „Grusel-Tat“. Die Frau saß nichtsahnend auf ihrem Platz – dann stach der Mann zu! (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
#Düsseldorf #Deutschland #Grausam #Drama
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„Citizens Police Academies“ are used to improve community relations and influence voters (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
CPA’s are training the public to accept the Police State.
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Immer mehr Südkoreaner zeigen Zuneigung für Nordkorea (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Demzufolge äußerten 20,6 Prozent der Befragten eine Zuneigung für das Regime von Kim Jong-un. Der entsprechende Prozentsatz lag bei der Umfrage vor einem Jahr bei 1,8 Prozent. Der Anteil der Befragten, die eine Abneigung gegen Nordkorea vertreten, ist von 88,9 auf 35,4 Prozent drastisch gefallen.
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Korea feiert 73. Unabhängigkeitstag (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Das Ministerium für Inneres und Sicherheit teilte mit, dass die heutige Zeremonie und Begleitprogramme zum 73. Unabhängigkeitstag und zum 70. Jubiläum der Regierungsgründung vom dem Leitthema „Frieden auf der koreanischen Halbinsel und in allen Ländern auf der Erede“ geprägt seien.
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Why Confronting Israel Is Important (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Israel cares little for American sovereignty. It’s prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu have both boasted how they control the United States.
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Trump Wouldn’t Have Let Her in the Country, But Ilhan Omar Is Likely Joining Congress (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Ilhan Omar is humane where Trump is selfish. Ilhan Omar is high-minded where Trump is in the gutter. Let’s hope hers is the future — his the past.
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He Only Knows How to Incite (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
There is no limit to his demagoguery. As if this were the story; as if civil rights were conditioned on loyalty tests. The opposition leaders in general, and Labor chairman Avi Gabbay in particular, repeatedly fall into the traps Netanyahu sets for them, allowing him to dictate the public agenda while they participate in the discourse of incitement. Instead of attacking Netanyahu for the nation-state law, the leader of the opposition finds himself babbling about the right of return, as if this is the most burning issue now.
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Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Israeli airport security, long extolled for its success in preventing terrorism, seems to have another target recently: critics of Israel. On Sunday, officers at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport pulled aside Peter Beinart, a liberal American Jewish journalist, after he landed and interrogated him about his political activities. Mr. Beinart, an author and CNN contributor, is known for his love of Israel as well as his vocal opposition to its occupation of Palestinian territory. His case is not unique.
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NSU-Komplex: Hessische Linksfraktion wirft Ministerpräsident Täuschung des Parlaments vor (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Deren Abgeordnete Hermann Schaus und Janine Wissler wollen an diesem Mittwoch »bisher geheimgehaltene Dokumente« und ein 250 Seiten starkes Sondervotum zum Abschlussbericht des hessischen NSU-Untersuchungsausschusses vorstellen. Dies kündigte die Fraktion bereits Ende vergangener Woche an. Bouffier habe das Parlament ihrer Ansicht nach »wissentlich und in mehreren Punkten« getäuscht.
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N. Korea, U.S. hold latest working-level talks at Panmunjom (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
North Korea and the United States held their latest working-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom over the weekend, a diplomatic source said Tuesday, amid news reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the North again.
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Sister @IlhanMN just WON her Minnesota primary, while outspent as well! I am so proud to join hands with you to November and beyond. She and @RashidaTlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswomen in US history, both elected this year. Congratulations Ilhan, you inspire me. (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)

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Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar — who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee — would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November.
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KSA interested in heavy investment in Pakistan, crown prince tells Imran (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan that the kingdom was very much interested in investing heavily in a bid to strengthen its trade ties with Pakistan.
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S. Korea supplies electricity for liaison office in N. Korea’s border city (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
At an April summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, they agreed to establish the office to „facilitate close consultation between the authorities as well as smooth exchanges and cooperation between the peoples.“
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Regierung veranstaltet erstmals Zeremonie zum Gedenktag für Trostfrauen (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Gemäß einer Revision zum Gesetz für den Schutz der Opfer der Sexsklaverei im vergangenen Jahr wird der 14. August ab diesem Jahr in Südkorea als nationaler Gedenktag für die Trostfrauen begangen.
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Kabinett verabschiedet Anordnung für Auflösung von DSC (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Die Verordnung für die Gründung des neuen Kommandos enthält Bestimmungen, die die Einmischung in die Politik und die Überwachung von Zivilisten strikt verbieten. Darin steht, dass sämtliche Soldaten und Mitarbeiter des Kommandos bei der Dienstausübung relevante Gesetze und Anordnungen sowie die politische Neutralität einhalten sollen. Demnach werden der Betritt zu einer Partei oder einer politischen Organisation sowie die Einmischung in politische Aktivitäten gänzlich verboten. Zudem sind Maßnahmen vorgesehen, um die Verletzung der Grundrechte der Bürger wie die über dienstliche Belange hinausgehende Sammlung von Informationen über Zivilisten zu verhindern.
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Seoul: Neuer Korea-Gipfel findet voraussichtlich erst nach 10. September statt (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Zur Äußerung von Ri Son-gwon, dem nordkoreanischen Verhandlungsführer beim Treffen am Montag, dass der Termin festgelegt sei, hieß es, er wisse davon nichts. Da Nordkorea der Gastgeber sei, werde der Zeitpunkt mit Rücksicht auf dessen Situation festgelegt.
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War Games in the Caucasus (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
A large-scale military exercise – with German Bundeswehr participation – aimed at Georgia’s integration into NATO operations, will end on Wednesday. This is the „Noble Partner“ exercise’s fourth itineration since 2015, extending the already bloated war exercises, held by US and NATO troops in Eastern and Southeastern Europe since the escalation of the Ukraine conflict, to the southern Caucasus.
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Deutschland auf Entspannungskurs (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Der Umfang der Hermes-Bürgschaften, mit denen der deutsche Staat Ausfuhren in politisch unsichere Absatzmärkte deckt, wuchs 2017 gegenüber dem Vorjahr um rund ein Drittel auf 1,46 Milliarden Euro. Während US-Präsident Donald Trump Ankara drohe, setze „Deutschland auf einen Entspannungskurs“, resümieren Korrespondenten.
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Kriegsspiele im Kaukasus (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Georgien strebt im Grundsatz nicht nur eine stetige Annäherung an die NATO, sondern den vollen Beitritt zu ihr an. Washington wollte den georgischen Beitritt bereits auf dem NATO-Gipfel in Bukarest im April 2008 durchsetzen, scheiterte damals aber an Berlin: Die Bundesregierung zielte darauf ab, Georgien zunächst an die EU zu assoziieren, um den eigenen Einfluss in Tbilisi zu stärken, den mit einem NATO-Beitritt verbundenen Machtgewinn der USA jedoch zu verhindern. Seitdem hat das Kriegsbündnis Georgien stets einen künftigen Beitritt theoretisch in Aussicht gestellt, die von Tbilisi geforderten Präzisierungen aber konsequent unterlassen.
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Today is about more than winning, it’s about building a coalition to fight the politics of fear and scarcity. I’m a legislator, a refugee, and a working mom. But above all, I’m an organizer. And I’m ready to organize for the America we deserve. I’m asking you to join me. (Di, 14 Aug 2018)

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Critical of Israel, Embraced by Ocasio-Cortez: Minnesota Muslim Candidate Becomes Target of Alt-right Troll (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Like Tlaib and Ellison, Omar, a Somali-American has taken considerable heat for past statements critical of Israel; opposition to her candidacy has grown increasingly confrontational as Tuesday’s primary approaches. On Saturday night, a campaign event for Omar featuring an appearance by Tlaib at the Minneapolis’s Holy Land Deli was disrupted by a group of her opponents, led by right-wing anti-Muslim blogger, former Project Veritas employee and long-time provocateur Laura Loomer, who shouted questions at the candidates, both of whom did their best to avoid her.
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Neonazistische Grußformel eines Beamten des Staatsschutzes bei der Berliner Polizei an seinen Vorgesetzten. Empfänger der SMS war einer von zwei Ermittlern, der die Akten zum #Breitscheidplatz-Attentäter manipulierte. Was ist los im LKA Berlin? #UA1BT #Amri (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
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Israel, U.S. Embassies in Germany Receive Hostile Letters With White Powder (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ismer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Israeli embassy received a letter July 24 and the U.S. Embassy on July 26.
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Auto raste in Absperrung vor Parlament in London (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Bewaffnete Polizisten waren in Minutenschnelle vor Ort. Sie konnten den Fahrer festnehmen. Der schwarze Mann, in Jeans, weißem T-Shirt und dunkler Daunenjacke gekleidet, ließ sich widerstandslos abführen.
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The nation state law sponsored by @Netanyahu’s government discriminates against Israel’s Palestinian minority. I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv. (Di, 14 Aug 2018)

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Jeremy Corbyn said no such thing. Those who carried out the Munich massacre are not buried in the Palestinian National Cemetery in Tunis and there was no ceremony for them. @thetimes (Di, 14 Aug 2018)

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The Munich widows are being misled. Jeremy did not honour those responsible for the Munich killings. He and other Parliamentarians went to the Palestinian cemetery in Tunisia to remember the victims of the 1985 Israeli bombing of the PLO headquarters, many of whom were civilians (Di, 14 Aug 2018)

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Corbyn’s wreath at Munich terrorists‘ graves: Photos show Labour leader at tribute event for Palestine ‚martyrs’… including plotters behind 1972 slaughter of Israeli Olympic athletes (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
(10.8.2018) Tribute: Jeremy Corbyn pictured in 2014 holding a wreath at a cemetery in Tunis. Sources close to Mr Corbyn insisted he was at the service to commemorate 47 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on a Tunisian PLO base in 1985
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The laying of a wreath by Jeremy Corbyn on the graves of the terrorist who perpetrated the Munich massacre and his comparison of Israel to the Nazis deserves unequivocal condemnation from everyone – left, right and everything in between (Di, 14 Aug 2018)

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Israel, This Is Not Who We Are (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Its Declaration of Independence guarantees “complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex,” as well as a guarantee of freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture. Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Zeev Jabotinsky, David Ben Gurion and Golda Meir always emphasized the need to combine Jewish nationalism with universal humanism. So now, when Israel’s government appears to be tarnishing the sacred value of equality, many supporters feel it is turning its back on Jewish heritage, the Zionist ethos and the Israeli spirit.
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Ronald Lauder Warns Israel: Nation-state Law Will Harm Ties With World Jewry (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
World Jewish Congress chief and former Netanyahu confidant urges Israeli leaders to ‚rethink their destructive actions‘ in New York Times op-ed
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American Jewish Organizations Slam Israel Over Detention of Peter Beinart (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
The Anti-Defamation League said that ‚questioning those who may hold divergent views when entering or exiting Israel does the opposite of strengthening a commitment to a democratic Jewish state‘
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מפגינים מתפרצים לנאומו של דיכטר (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
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Der Adrenalinpegel in Israel steigt bedrohlich hoch (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Aber es war doch Khni­fess, der vor zwei Wochen auf die Büh­ne stürm­te. Er rief «Ras­sist, Ras­sist!» und ging auf den ehe­ma­li­gen Ge­heim­dienst­chef Avi Dich­ter los. Die Faust­schlä­ge von Khni­fess pras­sel­ten auf ins­ge­samt acht Bo­dy­guards nie­der, die sich ihm in den Weg stell­ten. Wie­der und wie­der griff er an. Die Aufnahmen dieser Sze­nen, wie Khni­fess den am Po­di­um ste­hen­den Ab­ge­ord­ne­ten der rechts­kon­ser­va­ti­ven Regierungspartei Li­kud at­ta­ckier­te, sorgten in Israel für grosses Aufsehen.
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BVT-Untersuchungsausschuss: Hält Innenminister Akten zurück? Opposition geht wegen „Sabotage“ zum VfGH (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
SP-Krainer wirft Innenminister Kickl „extrem autoritäres Verhalten“ vor. Liste Pilz spricht von „Sabotage“. Wiener Landespolizeidirektion bestätigt, dass sie eine „geheime“ Befragung der Beamten wünscht.
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Facebook blockiert wieder teleSUR (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Die Internetplattform des Senders teleSUR wurde zum zweiten Mal in diesem Jahr von den Mitarbeitern von FACEBOOK gesperrt. Betroffen war die englische Version des Senders.
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TeleSUR English Removed From Facebook for the Second Time (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
teleSUR English’s page has been removed from Facebook for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided.
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Besuch bei Vasallen (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
»Es macht Spaß, ein paar Leute zu erschießen. Du gehst nach Afghanistan und gerätst an Leute, die ihre Frauen fünf Jahre lang verprügeln, weil sie sich nicht verschleiert haben. Solche Leute sind ohnehin keine richtigen Männer mehr. Also macht es unheimlich viel Spaß, sie zu erschießen.« Seinen Soldaten im Irak hatte der General, der in den USA auch eher liebevoll »Mad Dog« (Tollwütiger Hund) genannt wird, 2003 mit auf den Weg gegeben: »Es gibt in der Welt einige Arschlöcher, die schlicht erschossen werden müssen. Es ist wirklich ein Mordsspaß. Ihr werdet hier draußen eine krasse Zeit haben.«
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Netanyahu May Have Walked Back Peter Beinart’s Airport Detention, but What About the Leftists Who Aren’t on CNN? (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
The prime minister’s PR move doesn’t explain why the Shin Bet security service has detained a number of ‘far left’ activists in recent months
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Peter Beinart: I Was Detained At Ben Gurion Airport Because Of My Beliefs (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Then he told me that on my last trip to Israel I had participated in a protest, which is true. He asked where it occurred and I answered “Hebron.” He asked its purpose and I answered that we were protesting the fact that Palestinians in Hebron and across the West Bank lack basic rights. (I wrote about the protest at the time). He asked how I had become involved in the protest and I mentioned The Center for Jewish Nonviolence. He asked if the Center had incited violence, and I replied that, as its name suggests, it practices non-violence. My interrogator then replied that names could be misleading. The government of North Korea, he observed, calls itself a democracy but is not. I told him I didn’t think the Center for Jewish Nonviolence and the North Korean government have much in common.
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Regierungssprecher: Merkel und Putin treffen sich kurzfristig am 18. August auf Schloss Meseberg (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Das teilte die Bundesregierung auf im Rahmen der Regierungspressekonferenz am 13. August mit.
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Sonntagsfrage zur Landtagswahl in Bayern (#ltwby) • Forsa für RTL/n-tv: CSU 37 % | GRÜNE 17 % | AfD 13 % | SPD 12 % | FREIE WÄHLER 8 % | FDP 5 % | DIE LINKE 4 % | Sonstige 4 % (Di, 14 Aug 2018)

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Die Bundesrepublik macht gute Geschäfte mit Saudi-Arabien. Damit das so bleibt, mischt sich Berlin nicht in den Streit zwischen Ottawa und Riad ein (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Mehr als die Tatsache, dass Außenamtschef Heiko Maas, offenbar im Versuch, zu vermitteln, mit seiner kanadischen Amtskollegin und dem saudischen Außenminister telefoniert hat, ist aus Berlin nicht zu hören; im Auswärtigen Amt heißt es, das »Verhältnis von Drittstaaten untereinander« kommentiere man »grundsätzlich nicht«.
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The 2001 AUMF has been the legal authority used by 3 presidents to conduct war in the Middle East for 17 years. Today it brought us the atrocity of a US-supported Saudi bombing mission on a school bus. This was done in our name (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
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Trump unterzeichnet Verteidigungsetat über 716 Milliarden Dollar (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
US-Präsident Donald Trump hat den Verteidigungshaushalt für das Jahr 2019 unterzeichnet – er sieht ein Budget von 716 Milliarden Dollar vor, das sind umgerechnet etwa 627 Milliarden Euro. Trump unterschrieb das entsprechende Gesetz am Montag im Armeestützpunkt Fort Drum im Bundesstaat New York.
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Trump gegen seine eigene Administration? (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Wenn Präsident Trump beim Wort genommen werden soll, dass er den Dialog „ohne Vorbedingungen“ mit den Führern Russlands, Nordkoreas, des Iran und anderer Länder begrüßt, wäre es klug, die weitere Beschäftigung derjenigen in seinem Dienst zu überdenken, die ihn bei jedem Schritt unterminieren. Sonst ist es schwer zu glauben, dass der Präsident aufrichtig ist. Hoffen wir, dass er den Dialog dem Konflikt vorzieht und die Flügel derjenigen unter ihm stutzt, die versuchen, ihn in die andere Richtung zu drängen.
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Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for talks (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
(11.8.2018) Last week, Afghan security forces reportedly rescued scores of Afghan Uzbeks who had declared their allegiance to IS when they came under attack by Taliban fighters in northern Afghanistan not far from the border with Uzbekistan. The rescued Uzbek warriors declared they would join the peace process. Most of those rescued were Afghan Uzbeks loyal to Afghanistan’s Vice President Rashid Dostum who had gone over to IS after Dostum fell out with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and fled to Turkey in May last year. Coincidentally their rescue from the Taliban came just days after Dostum returned to Afghanistan and reconciled with Ghani’s government.
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China, Afghanistan relations expanding: Dostum (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
(7.8.2018) KABUL (Pajhwok): First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Lu Jing Sung have met and discussed bilateral and regional issues, a media report said on Tuesday. Dostum dubbed China, the most important country in global affairs and world and regional economic development, BNA reported.
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Statement by the EU and Norway Heads of Missions in Afghanistan. (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)

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Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
(24.7.2018) Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
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Two Koreas to hold 3rd inter-Korean summit of 2018 in September (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
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Taliban hails ‚helpful‘ US talks as boost to Afghan peace process (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
On Sunday fighting continued for the third consecutive day between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Ghazni. The US previously said it would sit on the sidelines of an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned” peace process. The Trump administration changed tack, however, in recognition of the Taliban’s refusal to enter negotiations with the Afghan government without first discussing the removal of foreign troops in the US. The first round of basic contacts “were very helpful”, a senior member of the Taliban’s Quetta Shura told the Guardian. They requested anonymity as only the movement’s spokesperson is authorised to speak in public.
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Koreas agree to hold summit in Pyongyang in September (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
„We agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit within September in Pyongyang“ the two Koreas said in a joint press statement issued after the meeting. North Korea’s chief delegate, Ri Son-gwon, hinted after the meeting that the two sides agreed on a date but decided not to announce it, only to emphasize that the summit will take place „within September.“
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Koreas einig über Abhaltung von Spitzentreffen im September in Pjöngjang (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Süd- und Nordkorea haben sich geeinigt, im September in Pjöngjang ein drittes Spitzentreffen zwischen Präsident Moon Jae-in und Machthaber Kim Jong-un abzuhalten.
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Neuer Korea-Gipfel soll Durchbruch für Denuklearisierung bringen (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Die Denuklearisierungsverhandlungen sind wegen der Differenzen zwischen Nordkorea und den USA ins Stocken geraten. Washington fordert die Veröffentlichung von Listen nordkoreanischer Atomwaffen und Raketen und einen Abbau des Nukleararsenals, während Pjöngjang eine parallele Erklärung des Kriegsendes und eine Lockerung der Sanktionen verlangt.
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Iraq will not abide by US sanctions against Iran: Abadi (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his government will only refrain from using the dollar in transactions with Iran without complying with the full scope of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
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Pakistan will 30 indische Gefangene freilassen (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
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Pakistan Releases 26 Indian Fishermen From Jail As Goodwill Gesture (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament is meeting tomorrow for the first time to start the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government.
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Charlottesville Jahrestag: Hunderte demonstrieren gegen Rechtsextremismus (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
In Washington sind Hunderte Menschen gegen Rassismus auf die Straße gegangen. Anlass war eine Demonstration von Rechtsextremisten, an der aber nur wenige teilnahmen.
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Italian military train 65 Zeravani Peshmerga in VIP security, crowd control (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
More than 30 foreign nations have missions in the Kurdistan Region capital, including the United States, France, and Germany.
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Iran team in Syria for ‚transformation‘ in post-war ties (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
President Bashar Assad has called rebuilding of Syria his “top priority” but stressed that the West „won’t be part of reconstruction in Syria, because very simply we won’t allow them to be part of it, whether they come with money or not.“
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Kapitalismus und Sklaverei (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
1944 stellte Eric Williams in seinem Werk »Kapitalismus und Sklaverei« die als gesichert geltenden Lehren europäischer und amerikanischer Geschichte als Mythen in Frage. Williams, der später Premierminister von Trinidad und Tobago wurde, betonte eindringlich, der afrikanische Sklavenhandel habe Europas Aufstieg zur vorherrschenden globalen Wirtschaftsmacht vorangetrieben, und die massiven Profite aus dem atlantischen Dreieckshandel mit den Sklaven hätten geholfen, die industrielle Revolution zu finanzieren und zu untermauern. Williams argumentierte, die Versklavung und Ausbeutung der in Amerika gefangengehaltenen Menschen aus Afrika sei die Voraussetzung für die vollständige Eroberung der sogenannten Neuen Welt gewesen.
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Lula da Silva von erster Fernsehdebatte in Brasilien ausgeschlossen (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Den Antrag der Arbeiterpartei (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) auf Teilnahme an der politischen Debatte hatte ein Gericht abgelehnt, auch eine Teilnahme per Videokonferenz wurde Lula untersagt. Die Arbeiterpartei forderte die „ungerechte, illegale und nicht-verfassungsgemäße verfrühte Inhaftierung Lulas zum Absitzen einer Freiheitsstrafe dürfe den Ex-Präsidenten nicht seiner politischen Rechte beschneiden und seine Meinungs- und Redefreiheit einschränken“.
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Facebook schließt zeitweilig Account des unabhängigen Portals Venezuelanalysis (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Am Donnerstagmorgen hat der Facebook-Konzern das Konto des unabhängigen englischsprachigen Nachrichtenportals Venezuelanalysis (VA) auf seiner Social-Media-Plattform ohne Vorwarnung oder Angabe von Gründen gesperrt. Wie das Partner-Portal von amerika21 erklärte, hat Facebook die Maßnahme lediglich mit einer Standardformulierung begründet und behauptet, VA habe die Geschäftbedingungen verletzt.
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1. Zusatzartikel zur Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Der 1. Zusatzartikel zur Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (englisch First Amendment) ist Bestandteil des als Bill of Rights bezeichneten Grundrechtekatalogs der Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten. Der 1791 verabschiedete Artikel verbietet dem Kongress, Gesetze zu verabschieden, die die Redefreiheit, Religionsfreiheit, Pressefreiheit, Versammlungsfreiheit oder das Petitionsrecht einschränken. Außerdem verbietet der Artikel die Einführung einer Staatsreligion und die Bevorzugung oder Benachteiligung einzelner Religionen durch Bundesgesetz.
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The Case For Not Banning Alex Jones (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Should social media platforms have banned Alex Jones?
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Democrats want Facebook to tell them who has seen disinformation (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
The proposal from Raffi Krikorian, the Democratic National Committee’s chief technology officer and a former Uber executive, would allow Democrats and Republicans alike to combat misinformation by serving those people accurate information.
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Daniel Ortega im Exklusiv-Interview für RT: „Es war für die USA inakzeptabel, uns in Ruhe zu lassen“ (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Seit Mitte April kommt Nicaragua nicht zur Ruhe. RT hat mit dem Präsidenten des zentralamerikanischen Staates, Daniel Ortega, über Ursachen und Hintergründe der blutigen Proteste gesprochen. Dem Politiker zufolge wollen die USA seine Regierung dämonisieren.
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Nicaragua is on the verge of civil war. The fallout could become the ‘biggest wild card’ in the midterm elections (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Violent confrontations between protesters and government security forces have been steadily escalating since April, fueling speculation that Nicaragua is on the brink of all-out civil war. Thousands of Nicaraguans are already fleeing abroad and the impact on U.S. borders could escalate an already-heated immigration debate, impacting the 2018 midterms. During the last Nicaraguan civil war, over 250,000 Nicaraguan refugees sought asylum in the United States.
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Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
The racists wanted a show of force, a two-hour rally, and the respect of the nation’s capital. They got none of it. Instead, the two dozen or so white supremacists were outnumbered by more than 1,000 protesters. The group relied all day on a heavy police presence to escort their rally and then, before it was even scheduled to start, they fled in police vans.
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Koreas führen Gespräche auf hoher Ebene zur Diskussion über Spitzentreffen (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Beide Koreas werden über den Zeitpunkt und Tagungsort des dritten Spitzentreffens zwischen Präsident Moon Jae-in und Machthaber Kim Jong-un diskutieren
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Verteidigungsminister Südkoreas und Indiens beraten über Kooperation für Denuklearisierung Nordkoreas (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
Es sei vereinbart worden, die sogenannten zwei plus zwei Treffen der stellvertretenden Außenminister sowie Verteidigungsminister beider Länder regelmäßig fortzuführen.
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Moon-Kim summit logistics likely to be decided on at high-level talks Monday (So, 12 Aug 2018)
The logistical details of the third inter-Korean summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are likely to be determined during a high-level official meeting on Monday, the presidential spokesman said. „We expect the date, venue and size of the South Korean delegation to be agreed on during the high-level talks tomorrow in light of the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration,“ Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said Sunday in a press briefing.
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Planet der Affen 1968 (So, 12 Aug 2018)

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PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Movie Clip – Statue of Liberty Ending |FULL HD| Charlton Heston (So, 12 Aug 2018)
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
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How Evolution Became a Dirty Word in Israel (So, 12 Aug 2018)
The main question is whether in the Israel of 2018 an effort is being made to blur the Earth’s age or conceal biology’s most significant theory. How can one present the scientific truth to the average Israeli, who is curious and has a wide variety of beliefs? Is there anywhere in Israel where an exhibit claims unapologetically that man descends from apes? Is there any public explanation of Darwin’s theory? If there is such an exhibition, I don’t know where it is. My searches came up with nothing. But no website or museum that I visited claimed that it was required to conceal, blur or distort the truth; instead, precautions were taken simply to avoid flak.
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Remember: the entire Seam Zone and permit regime was created by Israel 15 years ago when it built the Separation Wall INSIDE the West Bank. Now Palestinians have to jump through all sorts of hoops to access their own lands. (So, 12 Aug 2018)

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The Disappearing Plot of Land: the state issued an entry permit to „the Seam Zone“ to a Palestinian to tend his lands, after insisting for two years that his plot is not there (So, 12 Aug 2018)
Since 2003, the Israeli military has imposed a draconian permit regime in the West Bank areas trapped between the separation wall and the Green Line (the armistice line between Israel and the West Bank), an area it refers to as „the Seam Zone“. The permit regime applies to Palestinians only; Israelis and tourists do not require a permit to enter the Seam Zone or stay in it. Palestinians who live in the Seam Zone or wish to enter it in order to tend to their lands, visit relatives or conduct business, are forced to obtain a permit, subject to the regulations of a stifling and highly bureaucratic military mechanism, which dictates a myriad of conditions for the receipt of permits to enter and stay in the Seam Zone. In March 2016, a Palestinian resident of the village Qaffin submitted a request for an entry permit to the Seam Zone for agricultural purposes, in order to cultivate land owned by his family for generations. The man, who had previously received a number of permits for the very same plot, received no response to his request for several months…
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians and Jews protest Nation-State Law (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(12.8.2018) “We are not going to rest after this incredible protest,” Barekeh continued. “We are marking the beginning of the way and there is no way back until the law is rescinded. Our struggle will be here, a popular parliamentary and democratic struggle for Arabs as well as Jews.” “I came to France from Morocco when I was 10 years old,” Eva Illouz told the crowd. “Although I was Jewish and from Morocco, I went to the same schools as the French, and my teachers gave me grades just like the French. I felt that I wasn’t defined by my origin or religion. As a girl I felt deep in my bones the meaning of living in a country where I am treated as an equal.”
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Israel Denied There Was a Cease-fire With Hamas. It Now Owes the Public an Explanation (So, 12 Aug 2018)
Smoke rises after an Israeli aircraft bombed a multi-storey building in Gaza City August 9, 2018
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Imagine the reaction if Hamas had killed a pregnant Israeli woman and her baby daughter. But Inas and Bayan were Palestinians from Dir al-Balah – Opinion (So, 12 Aug 2018)
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Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(17.7.2014) Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of Gaza and for Israeli bombardment at will. The news of a fresh proposal comes just as a five hour humanitarian pause has ended. The United Nations asked for the break to let Gazans receive supplies and repair damage following 10 days of Israeli bombings. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach killing four boys who were playing. The boys were all between the ages of nine and 11 and from the same extended family. Seven other adults and children were wounded in the strike. The scene was witnessed by several international journalists, including our guest Tyler Hicks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer at The New York Times. We are also joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who has interviewed family members of the young victims
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Israeli Attack on Palestinian Family on Gaza Beach (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(9.6.2006) This video is my recording of an Aljazeera news segment aired on Friday June 10th at 10pm EST.
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Eyewitness: Gaza beach shelling (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(9.6.2006) „Three children were there, two with severe deep cuts in their heads. One girl was just screaming, crying out for her father: ‚Dad, my dad.‘ It was a terrible scene, with blood everywhere. We could see a gunship in middle of sea, so we knew what had happened. The medics arrived and started moving the bodies away. I helped them. It was shocking – it’s the first time I have been around to see this kind of thing.“
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Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(1.8.2018) Indeed, the ‘special relationship’ between Netanyahu and Orban is only the tip of the iceberg. For years, Netanyahu’s Israel has been ‘flirting’ with radical right movements in Europe. The unmistakable Israeli strategy, of course, has its own logic. Israeli leaders feel that Europe’s move to the far-right is irrevocable and are keen to benefit from the anti-Muslim sentiment that accompanies this shift as much as possible. Moreover, the EU’s resolve to label illegal settlement products and refusal to heed calls for moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is pushing Netanyahu to explore these new routes.
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Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(9.7.2018) They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that the right-wing Azov militia, whose members are part of Ukraine’s armed forces, and are supported by the country’s ministry of internal affairs, is using these weapons. An earlier appeal to the Defense Ministry was met with no response.
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Did Winston Churchill Say ‘The Fascists of the Future Will Call Themselves Anti-Fascists?’ (So, 12 Aug 2018)
Similar quotes positing the idea that fascism would come to America disguised by a different name can be traced at least as far back as 1936 (although they weren’t attached to Churchill’s name until decades later). On 18 March 1936, for example, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported on words delivered by Norman Thomas, an American Presbyterian minister who was running for president as the Socialist Party of America’s candidate, at an informal luncheon: “Fascism is coming in the United States most probably, but it will not come under that name.”
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UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.
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To Push Iran Back, Israel Ramps Up Support for Syrian Rebels, ‚Arming 7 Different Groups‘ (So, 12 Aug 2018)
(21.2.2018) With the Assad regime’s advances the civil war and America’s reduced involvement in the region, Israel has been forced to make significant changes in its policies in the Golan Heights
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Aloha & Congratulations to #TulsiGabbard for taking care of business & fending off her establishment funded challengers. With 81% of vote it’s time to put the rest the fiction voters have their reservations She’s one of the few brave politicians willing to take on the war machine (So, 12 Aug 2018)

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