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  1. Sorry American Jews, you don’t have a birthright

    07.25 / 22:43 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    When American Jews take a position on Israel based on it calling itself a Jewish state, they are playing Israel’s game: claiming Jews are a nation, and therefore that their voice counts more than non-Jews who live in Israel, giving strength to illiberal forces in that land. American Jews should express themselves as liberals, and form coalitions of others in and out of Israel on that b…
  2. Palestinians continue protests after Israel takes down metal detectors around al-Aqsa, installs new cameras

    07.25 / 22:43 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Israel’s security cabinet announced late Monday evening that metal detectors installed at the gates of the al-Aqsa mosque compound would be removed and replaced with “smart cameras,” following more than a week of protests and upheaval against the new security measures following a deadly shooting at the site. Munther Amira, the head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee in the West Bank, told Mondoweiss, “Nothing about this is acceptable, the only option we accept is the to return t…
  3. ‘The metal detectors are just the first step’: Palestinians say Israeli takeover of Al Aqsa is red line that

    07.25 / 22:43 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    Speaking to Mondoweiss from Friday’s prayer at Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem, Sheikh Mustafa Tawil fears the latest Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque will lead to partitioning it just like with Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque in 1994. “Muslims aren’t allowed to pray at the Ibrahimi mosque on Israeli weekends and holidays. The occupiers want to do the same thing to Al Aqsa mosque,” Tawil said. “We refuse these gates because they were set up by the occupiers to force their control over the …
  4. Russian meddling is Watergate-worthy, but Israeli meddling is hunky-dory

    07.25 / 22:43 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    The investigation of Russia's meddling in U.S. politics dominates the liberal press. Phil Weiss writes that he believes the suspicions about Donald Trump and the Russians, but what stands out to him is that conduct that is Watergate-worthy when it comes to Russia is hunky-dory when it comes to Israel. Just in the last week there have been two other expressions of Israel's active interests in our politics that the liberal media have failed to say boo…
  5. ‘Lack of hope’ drives Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks, State Department says

    07.25 / 22:43 mondoweiss.net Mondoweiss.net - Middle Easte
    The State Department finds Israeli settlements, settler attacks, changes to the status quo at al-Aqsa mosque and a lack of progress on Palestinian statehood are the driving cause of…