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Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’

Analysis: Military sources say Pentagon’s assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry by Mark Perry Al Jazeera America      August 27, 2014 4:00AM ET The cease-fire announced Tuesday between Israel and Palestinian factions — if it holds — will end seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 Gazans and 69 […]

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Ramzy Baroud : Fearing Political Islam — Why Was Gaza Betrayed

Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is the Managing Editor of Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London). Counterpunch    August […]

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Factory and Lab: Israel’s War Business

By Markus Becker in Tel Aviv, Israel Israel invests more money in research than most other countries — and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech weapons factory that successfully exports its goods globally. SPIEGEL International     August 27, 2014 see pics  […]

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Russia’s Gazprom Neft to Sell Oil for Rubles, Yuan

RIA Novosti    August 27 MOSCOW – The Russian oil company Gazprom Neft has agreed to export 80,000 tons of oil from Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic; it will accept payment in rubles, and will also deliver oil via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline (ESPO), accepting payment in Chinese yuan for the transfers, the Russian business […]

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Poll: Over a quarter of French young adults back IS

‘This is the ideology of young French Muslims from immigrant backgrounds,’ says Newsweek correspondent. By Haaretz     Aug. 27, 2014 Over a quarter of young adults in France share a positive attitude toward the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to a British poll released last week. London-based ICM […]

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Report: Netanyahu and Abbas met secretly in Jordan prior to Gaza cease-fire

The Jerusalem Post     Thu, Aug 28, 2014 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly in Amman prior to the announcement Tuesday of the cease-fire which ended 50 days of fighting between Israel and armed factions in Gaza, Jordanian daily Al-Ghad reported on Wednesday. The paper quoted diplomatic sources as saying […]

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(Video) George Galloway Explains Why The Jewish People Had No Right To Palestine

How the British granted Israel the Palestinian territories. First Posted 2011 see here  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39527.htm ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Germany gives NGO large check to help Israeli trauma victims in South

By HERB KEINON   The Jerusalem Post    Thu, Aug 28, 2014   Deputy German ambassador Benedikt Haller gave NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, a check for €50,000 (NIS 235,000) on Wednesday to provide assistance for residents of the South traumatized by the rocket fire from Gaza. The aid from […]

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