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Legal Brief: Should Palestine Be Allowed to Join the United Nations?


In 1998, while in exile in Algiers, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) declared the independent State of Palestine. Since that date, the PLO has been working to gain worldwide acceptance. 2,957 more words

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Yahya Sinwar Leadership Analysis

Yahya Sinwar has been elected to lead Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Sinwar takes over for Ismail Haniyeh, who is now a candidate to lead the entire organization after Khaled Meshaal announced his decision to step down. 840 more words

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What Supporting Israel Means to Me

Growing up as the only Jewish student at my southern high school, my religion meant everything and nothing to me. Being Jewish was a convenient answer to the question “Do you believe in God?” to which I could safely answer “yes” and not receive the backlash identifying as atheist would have brought. 471 more words

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Op-ed: UN vote may actually accelerate Israeli sovereignty in Judea-Samaria

The Security Council votes on resolution reiterating its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities. The vote was 14 in favour, with one abstention (United States). 732 more words

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Follow the Mole: The Kafr Kasim Massacre 60 Years Later

Secrecy still shrouds events from six decades ago. What does the Israeli Government hide, and why?

This article was originally published in the Jerusalem Post… 1,198 more words

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Whose land is it anyway? A survey of immigration into pre-state Israel

By Richard Mather

There is an old and rare book called Palestina ex monumentis veteribus illustrata, written by Hadriani Relandi (a mapmaker and scholar from Utrecht) and published in 1714. 1,908 more words

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What should the US do about the Temple Mount?

The Temple Mount, as it is known by Israelis, or the Noble Sanctuary, the site’s Muslim name, is an extremely holy place in both Judaism and Islam. 593 more words

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