The Real Reasons Trump is Quitting UNESCO

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalize a body that promotes clean water, literacy, heritage preservation and women’s rights? Washington’s claim that the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is […]

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Dalal Mughrabi and the Shattered Glass Houses of Zionist Pawns

By Vacy Vlazna “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” — Proverb Western governments that have servilely abrogated to a foreign power, i.e. Israel, their responsibilities to uphold international law can no longer claim national sovereignty nor a moral high-ground. These states have become bystanders to Israeli war crimes and genocide and […]

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Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran

By Kathy Kelly Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had “an obligation to tell the people of Israel what was going on behind their backs” at a supposed nuclear research facility which was actually producing plutonium for nuclear […]

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Israeli Apartheid in Hebron Unprecedented, Says UN Organization

Israeli occupation authorities have intensified the restrictions imposed on Palestinian residents of Hebron, according to an update by UN OCHA. A new fence installed by Israeli occupation forces around two Palestinian neighbourhoods in the so-called “H2” area of the city, As Salaymeh and Gheith, has further separated up to 1,800 Palestinians from the rest of […]

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US Rights Group Welcomes ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Anti-BDS Law

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) welcomed on Wednesday a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging an anti-boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) law in the state of Kansas for its violation of the First Amendment. The Kansas law punishes individuals for supporting Palestinian rights through BDS campaigns against Israel and […]

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US Announces Withdrawal From UNESCO Citing ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

The US State Department has confirmed this afternoon that it will be withdrawing from UNESCO as of December and will establish an observer mission at the Paris-based organization to replace its representation. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, […]

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