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Trump wants tightened immigration laws after NYC attack Trump says US must fix its lax immigration system after NYC bombing suspect named as 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant.
Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah vows to focus on Palestine As thousands rally in Beirut against Trump's Jerusalem move, Hassan Nasrallah vows to renew focus on Palestinian cause.
More than 8 million 'a step away' from famine in Yemen UN calls for unimpeded aid delivery to war-torn Yemen as Saudi-led coalition's blockade of ports continues.
Putin, Erdogan warn US move risks escalating tensions Russian leader ends whirlwind regional tour in Turkey, criticising Trump's decision to call Jerusalem Israel's capital.

Jerusalem Is (Is Not) the Capital of Israel

JerusalemThose who speak on behalf of Israel like to defend Donald Trump’s provocative decision of December 6th to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with this contention: “Israel is the only state in the world that is not allowed to locate its capital in a national city of its choice.” It seems like an innocent enough proclamation, and even accurate pushback against global double standards, until one considers the political, moral, and legal dimensions of the actual situation.

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College Sports and the Corruption of Education

College SportsThere is an old saying when it comes to college sports: “they are played not quite for fun, and not quite for money.” Of course, that sentiment is supposed to apply to the players. It certainly does not apply to the college administrations and athletic departments which nurture these sports. For the schools with “big name” teams, college sports are all about the money. In the U.S. “the 231 NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] Division 1 schools that make income data available generated a total of $9.15 billion in revenue during the 2015 fiscal year.”

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From Barak to Trump

Ehud Barak has "broken the silence". He has published an article in The New York Times attacking our prime minister in the most abrasive terms.

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Ojo! More Disasters are Ready to Happen in the Middle East

Spanish colloquial word, Ojo, meaning eye, expresses it all - careful - be on watch for the miscreants who have given us decades of war, civil strife, terrorism and destruction and have rarely had a day when they were not using their advanced weapons on some weak adversary.

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Trump's recognition of Jerusalem: Letting a genie out of the bottle

Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Growing power of Islamist fanaticism on Pakistani politics

Islam had become a major power factor in Pakistan for the mainstream bourgeois politicians and the leaders of the religious parties.

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King and Emperor

Zionism is an anti-Semitic creed. It was so right from the beginning.

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Does the Israeli-Saudi Alliance plans a War against Iran?

Israel, the USA, and Saudi Arabia are doing everything to lay the foundations for war against Iran. That is why Iran and its people must be demonized and dehumanized. The Israeli governments have been doing this since the Shah of Iran was overthrown by the Iranian people.

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Jerusalem still speaks Arabic

It doesn't matter where anyone builds their diplomatic palaces. Jerusalem still speaks Arabic. I've heard her.

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Jerusalem

I have previously argued that the Trump controversies are a sham for the theatre that distracts the American public from the political reality of their fraudulent democracy and Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is further confirmation of this interpretation.

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The FBI Is Not Your Friend

One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured “Russiagate” controversy is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice. But the FBI has never been a friend of liberty and justice.

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War is Peace

No one has utilised the Orwellian dictate that ‘War is Peace’ better than Donald Trump. In Orwell’s1984, the Party maintains stability at home by waging constant war elsewhere.

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No Means No

An avalanche of revelations concerning public figures engaging in various sexual assaults has tumbled down upon our heads and the airwaves are consumed with accusations, recriminations, equivocations and ethical gyrations, not to mention the threat of career annihilations. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving aggregation of guys.

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Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

If your ideas could change the world, develop a country... we need to talk

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