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Knesset Legalizes Settlements

Knesset Legalizes Settlements

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s Knesset approves legislation retroactively legalizing certain settlements, but the issue isn’t as simple as some headlines imply. Certain West Bank “settlements” (which are typically called “outposts” by Israelis) are actually illegal under Israeli law, if they are not properly approved and permitted by the Israeli government. One example is the recently evacuated Amona

White House: Israeli Settlements Not an Impediment to Peace

Today’s Top Stories 1. The White House released a statement on settlement construction: essentially supporting building within existing settlements while gently criticizing the construction of new settlements, or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders, saying that such construction “may not be helpful.” (Despite construction within settlements and “natural growth” of existing settlements, Israel

US Puts Iran “On Notice” After Missile Test

Today’s Top Stories 1. US puts Iran “on notice” after missile test. Iran has long boasted of having missiles that can travel 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles), putting much of the Middle East, including Israel, in range. Such capability would also put U.S. bases in the region in danger. In the wake of Iran’s ballistic missile test

Guga Chacra não Entende como Israel “possui” Grupos Terroristas e não Compõe a Lista Anti-Imigração de Trump

UPDATE Após contato com o autor, Guga Chacra modificou seu texto, reescrevendo pergunta e resposta de uma forma mais clara e completa que explica sua intenção de dizer que nesses países há terrorismo. Agradecemos o autor pela correção e esclarecimento.   ********** Guga Chacra, pelo Estadão, escreve um “Guia para entender a lei anti-refugiados e anti-imigrante

False Claims of Biblical Proportions

Unlike the impression given by the IBT, Jews are not looking to pray at a mosque, Islamic holy site, or Muslim sanctuary, but at the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount.

Walls, Politics, Mosques, and the Impact of Media Bias

On this week’s show, HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl reports on a Washington Post article about presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call for the United States to build a southern border fence to deter Mexican migrants. The piece mentioned border fences across the world, calling Israel’s security barrier an anti-Palestinian, repressive “apartheid wall.” The New York Times ascribes political motivations to the Israeli Prime Minister’s opposition to the Iran deal. Also — did anti-Israel media coverage of the Gaza conflict feed into the massacre in Tennessee?

Trumping Israel’s Security Barrier

The graphic accompanying the July 19 article (“Building Trump’s border wall not exactly “easy” experts say” claims that Israel’s separation barrier is made of prefabricated concrete sections interspersed with watch towers. In fact, only 64% of the barrier has been constructed to date and of the completed portion, 90% is made up of chain-link fencing. The drawing implies that the entire route resembles a prison wall and is misleading and inaccurate.

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