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Is Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt helping Israel violate US law?

Josh Ruebner Power Suits 19 June 2019 Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s “peace process” envoy, met last week with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of strategic affairs and public security who oversees Israel’s global operation to combat BDS – the boycott, divestment … Continue reading

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Bipartisan bill complements Kushner’s plan to try to buy off Palestinians

Josh Ruebner June 7, 2019 On Wednesday, six members of Congress introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to create a $50 million annual fund to “facilitate and finance joint economic ventures and people-to-people exchanges between Palestinians, Israelis, and Americans,” according to … Continue reading

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Will new Black-Jewish caucus in Congress advocate for Israel?

Josh Ruebner  Lobby Watch 6 June 2019 Five members of the US House of Representatives announced earlier this week the formation of a bipartisan Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus at the annual global forum of the American Jewish Committee. The initial members of the … Continue reading

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‘Blind Spot’ on Palestine is consistent feature of US policy for past century

  Josh Ruebner June 5, 2019 BLIND SPOT America and the Palestinians from Balfour to Trump by Khaled Elgindy 345 pp. Brookings Institution Press $25.99 The Trump administration’s often delayed and much hyped “deal of the century” to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace may never … Continue reading

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Kushner’s plan to sugarcoat the occupation of Palestine

By Josh Ruebner In 2018, prosecutors in Brooklyn subpoenaed information from the family-run real estate development business Kushner Companies to investigate how it “routinely filed false paperwork that resulted in the company netting millions during a three-year period” when presidential … Continue reading

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Republicans push BDS bill to paint Dems as anti-Semites, and party leadership falls for the trap

Josh Ruebner May 17, 2019 On Wednesday, Republicans in the House initiated a rarely-used legislative procedure to try to force a vote on a controversial bill that encourages states and localities to penalize individuals, nonprofit organizations, and companies that boycott … Continue reading

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Don’t expect Trump to care about these journalists on World Press Freedom Day

By Josh Ruebner The nearly century-old tradition of the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, a usually uproarious occasion which is much anticipated and beloved by the DC glitterati for its roasting of the administration and the president’s skewering of … Continue reading

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McCollum reintroduces historic bill to promote Palestinian children’s human rights

Josh Ruebner May 1, 2019 Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) reintroduced yesterday her historic bill to promote the human rights of Palestinian children who face detention, interrogation, abuse and violence, including torture, and imprisonment by Israel through its separate-and-unequal military court … Continue reading

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Will Republican goading galvanise Democratic support for BDS?

By Josh Ruebner Omar Barghouti, a leading figure of the Palestinian civil society-led campaign to boycott, divest, and sanction (BDS) Israel, is unflappably calm and measured when articulating his vision for how people of conscience around the globe can support … Continue reading

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Ending US participation in Yemen’s war: A watershed moment

By Josh Ruebner In an historic vote yesterday, the US House of Representatives approved a joint resolution invoking congressional authority under the War Powers Resolution to direct the president to end US participation in the devastating Saudi Arabia-led war against … Continue reading

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