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Al-Ghad TV interview on Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace  

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Is the BDS movement facing new challenges in the US?

FEATURES UNITED STATES 2 AUGUST 2016 Is the BDS movement facing new challenges in the US? New bills have barred state governments from contracting or funding entities that support the boycott of Israel. Demonstrators gathered outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office … Continue reading

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Listen: DNC delegates support Palestinian rights, even if Democratic Party doesn’t

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 27 July 2016 Human rights activists converged in Philadelphia this week to campaign for Palestinian rights during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). While Hillary Clinton secured the party’s presidential nomination, activists attended alternative events and organized Palestine solidarity … Continue reading

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Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel?

June 30, 2016, 03:53 pm Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel? By Josh Ruebner, contributor Getty The tension in the air at the St. Louis Grand Hotel was palpable as the Democratic NationalConvention’s platform drafting committee’s … Continue reading

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Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

The Electronic Intifada Rania Khalek Power Suits 27 June 2016 In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military … Continue reading

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Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language

Jewish Telegraphic Agency News Brief Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language By Ron Kampeas June 26, 2016 1:41am Former Rep. Howard Berman, left, and Cornel West, at right, listening to testimony at a Democratic Party platform drafting committee hearing in Washington, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention

June 17, 2016, 09:14 am Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention By Josh Ruebner, contributor During the past four years, public opinion polling has reaffirmed that the base of the Democratic Party, especially its more progressive … Continue reading

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Who is Sheldon Adelson and can he sway the US election?

Who is Sheldon Adelson and can he sway the US election? We ask if the casino tycoon and pro-Israel mega-donor wields more cash than clout or if he will soon become king-maker. Sheldon Adelson speaks in Las Vegas [The Associated … Continue reading

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New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel

  February 26, 2016 New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide biography Josh Ruebner is the author of … Continue reading

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Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 12 February 2016 Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, is leading efforts to legislate against BDS in the US Congress. (Senate Appropriations Committee) Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) … Continue reading

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