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Despite Appearances, Israel is in for a Rough Ride Under Donald Trump

So that’s it. The guy is crackers. There’s no stopping him. And Steve Bannon appears to have his hands on the levers. Poor old Jared Kushner, the son-in-law with the much-trumpeted power to “tame” the American president, couldn’t prevent that disgraceful White House Holocaust statement which somehow just failed to mention the Jews of Europe. … Continue reading Despite Appearances, Israel is in for a Rough Ride Under Donald Trump

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China Reveals Launch Date of New Aircraft Carriers

Chinese media has revealed when the country is expecting to reinforce its fleet of aircraft carriers with two more domestically built vessels: the second aircraft carrier is scheduled to be launched later this year while the third one is expected in about 2021. It also provided some details about their technical characteristics. The Liaoning, which … Continue reading China Reveals Launch Date of New Aircraft Carriers

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Get Ready, Russia: Britain is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

Is Britain girding for a fight in Russia’s backyard? For the first time since the Cold War, Britain is sending a warship to the Black Sea on a military mission. This time, the goal is to send a message to Russia: don’t invade Ukraine. The question is whether Russia will—or even should—bother to take the … Continue reading Get Ready, Russia: Britain is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

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Hawkish US Think Tanks

The two leading US think tanks namely ‘Hudson Institute’ and the ‘Heritage Foundation’ have advised the Donald Trump administration to adopt tough measures against Pakistan. In their view Pakistan is not doing enough in controlling terrorism and is making its soil available for export of terrorism into Afghanistan, thereby threatening the US vital security interests … Continue reading Hawkish US Think Tanks

Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinians, as soldiers stand on the side, during an attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Asira al Qibliya, April 30, 2013. Settlers burned fields and threw stones at houses in the village after an Israeli settler was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)

‘The Settlers Love Us When We Shoot Arabs’

Elor Azaria’s trial exposed just how influential the actions and ideas of radical settlers are on the conduct of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Two years before Elor Azaria fired one bullet into the head of Abed al Fatah a-Sharif in Tel Rumeida, Hebron before shaking the hand of Israeli settler Baruch Marzel, I stood in an … Continue reading ‘The Settlers Love Us When We Shoot Arabs’

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Spillway at Tallest US Dam in California About to Collapse, Tens of Thousands Evacuate

Tens of thousands of people have been fleeing California towns downstream from the Oroville Dam after fears of an imminent collapse of its spillway prompted an evacuation order. Authorities are seeking to stem the breach with the help of helicopters. https://twitter.com/GovPressOffice/status/831031869579735041 “Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered. This … Continue reading Spillway at Tallest US Dam in California About to Collapse, Tens of Thousands Evacuate