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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 15:45)

Human Rights Watch: US... Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights

Support Commitment to Abide by International Law

(JERUSALEM) - Palestine ignored The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights.

On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession instruments for 15 treaties, including the core treaties on human rights and the laws of war. On April 2, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, testified in front of Congress, that in response to the “new Palestinian actions” that the “solemn commitment” by the US to “stand with Israel,” “extends to our firm opposition to any and all unilateral [Palestinian] actions in the international arena.”

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 14:39)

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Yarmouk is a symbol of Palestinian insistence—insistence that the right of return be addressed, insistence that their narrative be recognized, that their need for safety be respected, that their rights be upheld, that they live in dignity.

(YARMOUK PALESTINIAN CAMP, Damascus) - Franklin Lamb with Ziad el Shayer (Abu-Hazem) Sec-Gen of Fateh Intifada This observer does not write these words casually.

And he is no huge fan of some of the intellectually lazy quick spun internet conspiracy theories, too many of which appear given to flights from reality when facts get complicated and dispositive information is obscure.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 13:44)

Urgent Appeal For Defense of Attorney Stanley Cohen

Stanley and his associates have defended a number of my friends over the years and have done so for little to no money (Pro Bono). He has always made himself available for advice on issues where his knowledge would be of benefit.

(WINDSOR, N.H.) - Stanley Cohen My dear friend, Stanley Cohen (@StanleyCohenLaw) is in need of help. Stanley has been targeted by the IRS and charged with “impeding the IRS”. A charge of dubious nature being used to deprive him of his license to practice law.

Stanley has been a long time attorney/advocate for those of us who are activists fighting the corruption rampant in our government.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2014 16:48)

Ed Miliband the Latest Western politician `Taken In` by Sderot

A BBC report tells us that Miliband and his wife Justine “were shown where the rockets are fired which rain down on this Israeli town of Sderot.

(LONDON) - David Miliband British Foreign Secretary David Miliband fails to keep election promise to see the situation in Gaza for himself Ed Miliband, UK Labour Party leader and younger brother of former British Home Secretary David Miliband, has just been on a visit to Israel and occupied Palestine.

Ed, who is Jewish, is a wannabe prime minister. And he may succeed in taking the top job next year if Agent Cameron continues annoying the voting public.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 14:29)

BBC Misreports John Kerry on Talks Failure

Kerry attributed the breakdown to two separate Israeli moves; a decline to release the remaining 25 or so Palestinian prisoners jailed before 1993, whose release had been agreed to in the Oslo Peace Accords, and the announcement of 700 new squatter homes in Palestinian East Jerusalem by fanatical Israeli expansionists...

(LONDON) - Kerry's failed Israeli peace talks For once, US Secretary of State John Kerry was not mincing his words when he blamed Israel for the breakdown of talks with the Palestinians.

But you would not have known this if you were following the story from the BBC News website. What Kerry actually said...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 12:39)

Appeals Court Upholds Olympia Food Co-op`s Boycott of Israeli Goods

“Those who would try to intimidate concerned citizens speaking out on behalf of Palestinian human rights should take note” - CCR Senior Staff Attorney Maria LaHood.

(SEATTLE) - The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by five members of the Olympia Food Co-op against current and former members of the Co-op’s Board of Directors for their decision to boycott Israeli goods.

The court held that the lawsuit was a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP, and that participation in the boycott is protected by the First Amendment.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 13:40)

More Threats from Palestine`s Nasty Neighbour

Israel to extract a heavy price if Palestinians join UN bodies, says minister

(LONDON) - Palestine and Israel US­ brokered negotiations with Israel, which started on 29 July 2013 and were to last nine months, are nearing their ignominious end.

And Israel, the serial defaulter that it is, has reneged on the agreed release of 104 prisoners in exchange for Palestine’s postponing joining international organizations to help achieve their long ­overdue freedom.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 12:06)

Israel-Palestine Talks Have No Positive Effect: Activist

This unsustainable, unjust apartheid ... [entity] of Israel known as the Jewish ... [entity] of Israel can be no more and it is only a matter of time for we find one state in that region and ultimately I look forward to all of the people being treated respectfully and well under the law. This is the only just solution. - Ken O'Keefe

(LONDON) - Ken O'Keefe Press TV has conducted an interview with Ken O’Keefe, peace activist from Hawaii, about negotiations between the Israeli regime and the Palestinian Authority.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 13:35)

Rosenberg`s Rubbishing of BDS Misses the Point

Properly presented the case for One State is not only about the need to stop the countdown to catastrophe for all, it is also truly inspirational.

(LONDON) - BDS In an article asserting that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Movement is “irrelevant”, M. J. Rosenberg has written, under the headline The Goal Of The BDS Movement Is Dismantling Israel, Not The ’67 Occupation, “The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples.”

The question he chose to ignore - I wonder why?

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Salem-News.com (Apr-01-2014 15:34)

The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice: Israel Denies Justice and therefore does not Exist as a Legitimate State

The BDS Movement does not have to dismantle the state of Israel, the state of Israel is not only dissembling its inherent Judaic roots of compassion and equity for all humans but delegitimizing the state itself...

(LAVERNE, Ca.) - BDS Justice and legitimacy are one and inexorably linked to the Charters and Declarations of the United Nations.

This is a truth that Michael J. Rosenberg does not address as he castigates the supporters of the BDS movement in his recent article: “The Goal of the BDS Movement is the Dismantling of Israel.”

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