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Israel/Palestine: a ‘one-state solution’

Palestinians Cross Into Israel For Ramadan Friday Prayers

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By: Ludwig Watzal

Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett, the leader of the right-wing party “The Jewish Home”, published an article in the New York Times in which he buried the concept of a “two-state solution” as a way out of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Bennett does not belong to the radical Zionist fringe. Although he is an advocate of extremist colonial Zionist ideas, he is considered to be the successor of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. In his Op-ED, Bennett has made a mockery of the policy of the last 20 years, which was connected to the Oslo Accords and the two-state solution. His words won’t bear fruit right now, but they might be in the future.

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Donate to our Brothers and Sisters in Gaza

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Assalamualaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuhu

Virgin Money Giving is supporting Human Aid by sending 10 Medical Delegates to assist the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza (where Dr Mads Gilbert worked) with emergency medical equipment.

Imagine all the thousands of people who were injured severely and still awaiting medical attention, plus injuries dont just go away. Our brothers need us more than ever now as winter approaches.

May Allah bless you!

Human Aid runs a 100% donation policy which means their staff wont be paid with your money or their hotel/flights.

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Anti-IS coalition takes shape as France carries out air strikes

More than a decade after France refused to back the 2003 Iraq invasion, France becomes the first country to join the US aerial campaign in the country

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Two Rafale fighter jets flying on a reconnaissance mission over Iraq after taking off from the Al-Dhafra base in the UAE (AFP)

Source: middleeasteye.net

France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq Friday, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the militants.

More than a decade after Paris famously refused to back the invasion of Iraq, France became the first nation to join the US aerial campaign in the war-torn country.

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Sweden is Now Recycling 99 Percent of its Trash (Video)

It would serve Americans greatly to take a page out of Sweden’s book about recycling their waste.

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Source: livefreelivenatural.com

The Scandinavian nation of Sweden has set a new precedent in the world of recycling its trash, with a near zero waste amount of 99 percent. Sweden was already ahead of the game back in 2012, when they were recycling 96 percent of their trash, but the three percent jump in just two years is quite impressive. Image credit: sweden.media

How does Sweden do it? They have an aggressive recycling policy, which goes in an order of importance: prevention, reuse, recycling, recycling alternatives, and as a last resort, disposal in landfill. As of 2014, only 1 percent of their waste ends up in a landfill.

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British arms sales to Israel face high court challenge

Leading UK law firm claims government’s failure to suspend existing export licences is illegal

A Palestinian man carries a child killed in the blast outside a UN run school in Rafah, in the south

A Palestinian man carries a child killed in the blast outside a UN run school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, earlier this month. Photograph: Hatem Ali/AP

By: Jamie Doward

Source: http://www.theguardian.com

The government faces being dragged into the high court over the sale of military hardware to Israel in an unprecedented legal move that puts the UK’s controversial export policy on a potential collision course with the EU.

Law firm Leigh Day, representing the Campaign Against Arms Trade(CAAT), has written to the business secretary, Vince Cable, claiming that the failure by the British government to suspend existing licences for the export of military components to Israel is unlawful as there is a risk that they may have been used in Gaza. It says that it has been instructed to seek a judicial review of the government’s reluctance to suspend licences unless it agrees to stop the export of the components.

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Major Israeli news outlet apologizes for blog that justified genocide of Palestinians

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On August 1 the Times of Israel published a blog entry (reproduced in full below) by one Yochanan Gordon that essentially justified and all but called for the extermination of Palestinians.

The blog ultimately asked to following question of readers:

If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?

It immediately sparked outrage on social media and was promptly withdrawn by the Times of Israel who called ita “damnable and ignorant” breach of trust regarding their open blogging editorial policy. They also reported that the author issued a public apology as well.

Note: Below is the entire original “Times of Israel” blog entry, ’When Genocide Is Permissible’ that was published on August 1 then retracted.

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Interview: Mark Bittman on what’s wrong with food in America (Video)

info-pictogram1 Five years ago, veteran cooking writer Mark Bittman didn’t want to discuss policy. But these days it’s impossible to talk about food without bumping into healthcare, regulation, labor and the environment. So for the past several years, Bittman has been exploring these issues as a columnist for the New York Times. He spoke with Vox’s Ezra Klein about what he’s learned.

Apartheid regime shouldn’t be tolerated (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 A racist, oppressive, psychotic, Apartheid regime shouldn’t be tolerated.#ICC4Israel

Why Are US Taxes Funding Israel’s Military? (Video)

info-pictogram1 The U.S. gives 3.1 billion dollars of U.S. tax payer’s money to Israel every year to maintain a military occupation and commit what the United Nations has called “war crimes” in the Palestinian territories. AJ+ asks policy analyst, Phyllis Bennis what this military, political and diplomatic “special relationship” means for the rest of the Middle East and what would be at stake if this unconditional support ended.
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