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The Illegal-Settlements Myth
I saw a really good article concerning the myth that the settlements are illegal by David M. Phillips that I wanted to share with the forum. (Quote) The conviction that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal is now so commonly accepted, it hardly seems as though the matter is even open for discussion. But it is. Decades of argument about the issue have obscured the complex nature of the specific legal question about which a supposedly overwhelming verdict of guilty has been rendered against settlement policy. There can be no doubt that this avalanche of negative...
Posted by dayag   134 comments   Tags: Peace Think Tank

Innocent Baha'is on trial in Iran
Another show trial of innocent people in Iran. From Haaretz: Seven people belonging to the Baha'i faith are scheduled to stand trial in Iran over charges of "spying for Israel," among other charges, the Iranian ISNA news agency reported Wednesday. The news agency quoted Tehran's Deputy General Prosecutor Hassan Hadad as saying that the seven defendants also face charges of "desecrating Islam and campaigning against an Islamic republic." source:
Posted by dayag   10 comments   Tags: Iran

Ariel students not invited to Obama speech
(Quote) Ariel students not invited to Obama speech Despite recognition as official Israeli educational institution, West Bank university students not amongst those to attend US presidential event in Jerusalem. MK: US gov't taking unilateral stance Tzvika Brot Published: 03.13.13, 12:45 / Israel News US President Barack Obama has not landed in Israel yet, but he has already managed to upset certain Knesset members. The reason: The American Embassy invited student representatives from all universities to the president's speech at Jerusalem's International Convention Center, save those from the Ariel University. Habayit Hayehudi already responded on Tuesday night, calling it discrimination and demanding clarifications from the...
Posted by Aliyah1995   74 comments   Tags: U.S. Politics

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