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Israel punishes Palestinians for wanting a state

Tweethttp://youtu.be/gujySDqlVGA On Thursday, the United Nations general assembly voted to make Palestine a state. Of the 193-member assembly, 138 voted in favor, 41 abstained and nine–Israel, the US, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Panama– voted against it. With this historic vote, Palestine went from being a ”non-member observer entity” to a [...]
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Why 34 mentions of Israel got me trashed last night

TweetBefore last night’s debate, I created a little drinking game for myself and anyone who wanted to join. The instructions were to drink every time Israel was mentioned and drink twice every time the candidate emphasized how close he was with Israel and/or its Prime Minister or criticized his opponent for not being close enough. [...]
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Israel bans German Nobel Laureate over this poem

TweetSunday, The Israeli Government barred German author Gunter Grass from entering Israel over a poem the Nobel Laureate wrote on Israel, Iran and nuclear weapons. So called pro-Israel Hawks often accuse people who are critical of Israeli policy of anti-Semitism. I, myself, have had the honor of being called a self-loathing Jew. But what makes Grass’s [...]
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GOP Debate #10,924: The Israel Edition

Tweet Mustafa Tamimi. Photo by Haim Scwarczenberg If you spent your Saturday night doing anything other than watching the GOP Debate in Iowa, you have much more of a life than me. In all honesty, these Republican debates do work really well as comedy, so let’s just pretend that I spent my Saturday night at a [...]
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