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Syria: Evacuation of Daraya begins in deal to end siege First buses of evacuees leave besieged Damascus suburb, as rebels prepare to cede control of area to government forces.
Deadly bomb attack hits police HQ in southeast Turkey Eleven police officers killed and scores wounded in the town of Cizre close to the Syrian border, officials say.
Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public Closed for nearly 200 years, the Tower of Winds, located in Athens, is now open to public.
Top French court temporarily suspends burkini ban Suspension of 'illegal ban' is temporary until court takes more time to issue definitive ruling.

The New Anti-Semitism and its Background

Joy KaregaIt has been 71 years since the end of the Holocaust. Initially, the world took that horror show as a serious lesson, and the international community created laws against acts of genocide. Those who, even after the public revelation of the Nazi killing fields, still held anti-Semitic opinions kept them to themselves, and as time passed, this particular form of bigotry seemed to be fading away.

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Lesser Evil: America’s Winningest Political Candidate

Clinton and TrumpWhy, I am constantly being asked by my overseas peers, do you Americans have such affection for a creepy old pretender, a political candidate who’s been around forever, and all he has done is have his way with you? Does the “me-or-else” political ultimatum award Lesser Evil license to govern and rape?

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Avnery: Lucky Bibi

“Give me generals who have luck!” Napoleon once exclaimed. Which reminds one of Goethe’s Faust, who complained that “the fools never realize how luck is connected with talent.”

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Western Propaganda Paid for in Syrian Blood

In his important book, titled “The Dirty War on Syria” Tim Anderson discusses how US naked aggression on a nonbelligerent country relies on “a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory.”

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Obituary: Ernst Nolte-The Last German

In his book Heidegger and the Jews, the French philosopher François Léotard contends that history may promise to narrate the past, but what it does instead is conceal our collective shame.

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Beyond Jewish Identity: Exceptionalism Revisited

The problem with Jewish identity is Jewish identity! By this I mean, the hegemonic forms of Jewish exceptionalism to which most Jews are enthralled, including a provocative insistence on willed disaffiliation in a few rate instances.

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Seeds of Democratic Revolution in Ethiopia

Thousands march against the ruling regime

After being frightened into silence for over two decades, the people of Ethiopia are finding their voice and calling for fundamental political change.

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Olympic Jews?

The scene at Ben-Gurion airport this week was rather astonishing.

More then a thousand young male fans came to welcome the two Israeli Judo fighters - one female, one male - who had won a bronze medal each at the Olympic games in Rio.

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Liberal-Conservative Hypocrisy on Immigration

There is no area that is more rife with hypocrisy among both liberals and conservatives than immigration. When it comes to immigration, it seems that liberals and conservatives are competing against other for title of “Most Hypocritical.”

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Khalid Qasim: My hunger strike in Guantanamo

"To me, hunger striking is a way of holding my head high. It's a simple exchange: of pain for dignity."

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Trump’s Constitution

Donald Trump threatens to kill Constitutional Government but Hillary Clinton must Show ithat isn't already dead.

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Trump’s new campaign shake-up

Trump’s latest organizational reset suggests he intends campaigning “the way (he thinks) will win,” as he put it.

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Bizarre Similarities Between Trump and Clinton

Our quadrennial presidential sweepstakes regularly provides textbook studies in contrast. And 2016 raises the bar in disparity. Red and blue. Left and right. Hot and cold. Up and down. Good and bad. Boy and girl. Pro and con. Loud and soft. Rain or shine. Fish and fowl. Dumb and dumber.

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Trump Exposes Gitmo Hypocrisy

In his inimitable way, Donald Trump has stirred up the mainstream establishment again, this time with a remark on Gitmo. In response to a reporter’s question, Trump said that he would be “fine” with prosecuting American citizens in the Pentagon’s tribunal system at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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