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What Is Joe Biden’s Israel Policy, Exactly?

Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Forcus
The Biden administration thought it could muddle through with the usual pro-Israel platitudes, but rising awareness of Israeli apartheid is making that impossible.

Uphold Palestinian Struggle In All Its Forms

Khaled Barakat The Electronic Intifada
Paletinian demonstrators confronting Israeli police. Association with the Palestinian armed resistance and its political parties is not a cause for shame or a justification for repression. The legitimacy of armed struggle to liberate a people from colonial and foreign domination is legally recognized.

The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders

John Feffer Foreign Policy In Focus
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea - or Israel and the United States. State-sponsored assassination is a ruthless gamble. But other countries have gotten away with it.

Russians May Have a Strong Case in Turkish Shootdown

Charles J. Dunlap Jr. The Hill
While President Obama is certainly correct in saying that "Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its airspace," exactly how it may do so is more complicated than the president implies. In fact, the Russians may have strong legal arguments that any such right under international law was wrongly asserted in this instance.

Tidbits - September 11, 2014

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Reader Comments - Remembering September 11 and The Other 9/11; Fast Food Strikes; Retail Workers Find Better Deals With Unions; Justice Dept. to Probe Ferguson Police; Working Families Party; Death Row; Israel Confiscates More Palestinian Land; One-Third of Israelis Consider Emigrating; Wal-Mart-ization of Education; Wages for Housework; Gluten-free; Eugene Debs and Debs Museum; Charlie Haden; New resource - International Human Rights Law: Violations by Israel; more..
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