Palestine

Palestine, area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (the area west of the Jordan River).

The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region, which some have asserted also includes Jordan. Both the geographic area designated by the name and the political status of it have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region (or at least a part of it) is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Since the 20th century it has been the object of conflicting claims of Jewish and Arab national movements, and the conflict has led to prolonged violence and, in several instances, open warfare.

Trump Signs Exec. Order Broadening Anti-Semitism to Include Holocaust Denial and Criticism of Israel

Trump Signs Exec. Order Broadening Anti-Semitism to Include Holocaust Denial and Criticism of Israel

It’s official. If you find the dispossession, murder, torture, and slow-motion ethnic cleansing of Palestinians disgusting and criminal, you’re an antisemite. If you organize like-minded folks and urge others to boycott Israeli products, you may end up in prison. It’s OK to criticize official enemies—Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Russia, China—for imaginary crimes such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and Russia’s meddling in elections rigged ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Announces Israeli Settlements Not a Violation of International Law

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Announces Israeli Settlements Not a Violation of International Law

When Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the Trump Administration did not view Israeli settlements as violating international law, the American media did its best to convince its audience that this was a radical departure from “40 years” of settled policy. The New York Times outdid itself, insisting in its headline that: In Shift, U.S. Says Israeli Settlements in West Bank Do Not Violate International Law and continued: ...
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Palestinian Media Watch Report: US hospital in Gaza is for “trafficking in organs” and medical "experiments" on Palestinians

Palestinian Media Watch Report: US hospital in Gaza is for “trafficking in organs” and medical “experiments” on Palestinians

A private American organization is building a hospital in the Gaza Strip to help the Palestinian people, but the Palestinian Authority claims it has a nefarious agenda. The true aim, according to the PA Ministry of Health is to "traffick" in organs and do "experiments" on patients, reports Palestinian Media Watch. A column in the official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claimed the hospital is run by ...
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UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Gaza protests presented its conclusions, according to which 183 Palestinians were killed by Israel, including 35 children. The investigative commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council that examined the most recent round of violence on the Israel-Gaza border presented its findings on Thursday, saying it found "reasonable grounds" that Israeli security forces violated international law. The ...
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Report: 2019 World Watch List Released Exposing the Top Countries who Persecuted Christians in 2018

Report: 2019 World Watch List Released Exposing the Top Countries who Persecuted Christians in 2018

Last year, Christians were persecuted more than ever before in the modern era — and this year is expected to be worse: "4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons," according to Open Doors USA in its recently published World Watch List 2019 (WWL) of the top 50 nations where Christians are persecuted. "On average, that's 11 Christians killed every day for their faith." Additionally, "2,625 Christians ...
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US and Israel Withdraw from UNESCO

US and Israel Withdraw from UNESCO

The United States and Israel have completed their announced departure from UNESCO, the United Nations’ Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, over its anti-Israel bias. UNESCO repeatedly has condemned Israel while granting membership to the Palestinians and naming ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites. WND reported UNESCO designated the Temple Mount, the likely site of the original Jewish temples during biblical times, with Muslim names. The ...
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South Carolina Becomes the First State to Legally Define Criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism”

South Carolina Becomes the First State to Legally Define Criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism”

South Carolina becomes the first state to legally define criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism” when a new measure went into effect on July 1, targeting public schools and universities. While politicians have tried to pass the measure as a standalone law for two years, they finally succeeded temporarily by passing it as a “proviso” that was slipped into the 2018-2019 budget. According to the text of the measure, the definition ...
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The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip. The resolution, forward by Algeria and Turkey on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries, garnered a strong majority of 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with 8 votes against and 45 abstentions on Wednesday. The resolution calls on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to make proposals within 60 ...
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Operation Cast Lead (Gaza War/Massacre) begins: Israels 22-day Slaughter of Palestinians

Operation Cast Lead (Gaza War/Massacre) begins: Israels 22-day Slaughter of Palestinians

Operation Cast Lead began, which was just another in a long list of military actions undertaken during the course of Israel’s six-plus decade slaughter of the Palestinian Arabs, whom it has been harassing, torturing, displacing and murdering since the end of WW2 in an effort to confiscate their land to meet the needs of the growing Jewish state. The 22 day slaughter by the brutal Israel Defense Forces which began on ...
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Zbigniew Brzinski's Chatham House Speech: "Today It Is Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People, Than to Control a Million People."

Zbigniew Brzinski’s Chatham House Speech: “Today It Is Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People, Than to Control a Million People.”

(Zbigniew Brzinski - Audience applauses) Ladies and Gentlemen, Robin. Thank you very much for your as always elegant and eloquent introduction. I've heard him many times when he was running the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and if anything his eloquent and elegant has increased ever since he's been rehabilitated in the society here. (Audience laughs; ah ah ah...) I am also delighted ...
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