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Classified State Department report could bust myth that millions of refugees need UNRWA

State Department Hiding ‘Game Changer’ Report on Myth of Palestinian Refugees
by Adam Kredo
January 18, 2018

The State Department is hiding a classified report on Palestinian refugees that insiders say could be a game changer in how the United States approaches the situation and allocates millions in taxpayer funds to a key United Nations agency, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation. 102 more words

Israel & Middle East

United States withholds $65 million in funds for UNWRA — Behold Israel

US State Department confirms it will withhold more than half of funds for 2018; US calls on other countries to “burden share”; PLO: Act is Trump Administration complicity with the Israeli occupation.

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EU urges Baku to respect freedom of speech

“The six-year sentence handed down to Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in Azerbaijan by a court in Balakan on 12 January poses serious questions as regards the exercise of fundamental rights including the freedom of expression and media and due process of law in Azerbaijan, ” –  says the statement by the spokesperson of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the sentencing of the journalist. 262 more words


US issues highest travel warning for five Mexican states - BBC News

This is worrisome.. for both the obvious reasons, and the conspiratorial, is the a political motivation behind the Trump Administrations machinations? How can you not be on the look out for them? 11 more words

Geo-politics, Socio-economics

KATU: State Department unveiling new international travel advisories

KATU: State Department unveiling new international travel advisories. “The previous system was a bit antiquated, a list of alerts and warnings, and the State Department saw potential for a better system. 80 more words

New Resources

US envoy said to ask State Department to stop calling West Bank ‘occupied’


US envoy said to ask State Department to stop calling West Bank ‘occupied’

Washington reportedly refuses David Friedman’s request to change terminology, but Trump will have the final say…

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U.S. State Department tells refugee agencies to cut back on operations

The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as U.S. 881 more words