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New Reports Place Israel Among World’s 25 “Declining Democracies”

Both Freedom House and V-DEM’s Annual Democracy Report shows Israel is experiencing a precipitous decline in democracy. Thought that would hardly be surprising to the 2 million Arab citizens that live there.

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King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan

Claiming “science” as their reason and in total disregard for the wellbeing of the population, tunnels are dug under Palestinian homes in Silwan, destroying foundations and forcing residents to flee.

King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan

Jerusalem, Palestine -- Wadi Hilweh, also known as Silwan, is a lovely, ancient town that sits in the valley directly below the Al-Aqsa compound, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Sadly, on any given day in this ancient valley, one can see ongoing ethnic cleansing, violence incited by Israeli settlers and the erasure of history, all at the

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Technology of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

SIPRI and Amnesty International are right in exposing Israel’s thriving weapons exports market while emphasizing the fact that much of these weapons proliferate freely among human rights violators.

Technology of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

The Middle East, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need of peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is now the dumping ground for military hardware, an ominous sign for

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The Butcher of Khiam: How Trump Brought Home Notorious War Criminal Amer Fakhoury

Amer Fakhoury was remembered in Lebanon as “The Butcher of Khiam,” and though he is back in the US now, his name and crimes will never be forgotten in the land of his birth.

The Butcher of Khiam: How Trump Brought Home Notorious War Criminal Amer Fakhoury

Beirut, Lebanon (Mideast Discourse) -- Amer Fakhoury escaped from Beirut, Lebanon on a US military helicopter on March 19. He had been 

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