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Hunger strike ends, prisoners declare victory

By Ali Abunimah. this article was first published on Electronic Intifada. Palestinians in Gaza City celebrate after hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails suspended a 40-day hunger strike on 27 May. The end of the strike, which coincides with the start of Ramadan, came after marathon negotiations between Israeli prison authorities and strike […]

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The Palestinian Hunger Strike Continues as Trump Prepares for His Israel Visit

The ugly face of the occupation is on display as 1,500 prisoners refuse to eat. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet Palestinian flag with the Israeli flag on the background of old locked doors Photo Credit: Borislav Bajkic/Shutterstock Today, over 1,000 Palestinian political prisoners entered the 25th day of their hunger strike. Mahatma Gandhi’s longest hunger […]

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83% of senators call for boosting exorbitant U.S. aid to Israel; Bernie Sanders one of 17 who didn’t

By Ben Norton. This article was first published on Salon. Israel already gets $3 billion per year, 53 percent of U.S. foreign military financing, but 83 senators want more Bernie Sanders, Benjamin Netanyahu (Credit: AP/Charlie Neibergall/Debbie Hill/Photo montage by Salon) The U.S. gives more than $3 billion in unconditional military aid to Israel every single […]

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Strife in Jerusalem: Fears of popular revolts bring Israel and Arabs together

By James M. Dorsey / Mid East Soccer. A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood facilitated Israel’s backing down in the crisis over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount or Haram al Sharif, home to Islam’s third most […]