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Bolton Threatens Companies Shipping Venezuelan Oil To Cuba | Oil Price

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Mar 14, 2019 07:42 AM
"Shipping companies and insurers that take part in sending crude oil from Venezuela to Cuba have been “put on notice,” U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said in a tweet, following a declaration by the Venezuelan opposition-dominated National Assembly that all oil exports to Cuba must be suspended in the wake of the five-day blackout that wreaked havoc on the already struggling South American country."

Israel to Investigate Deaths of 11 Palestinians at Gaza Border Protests | Ha'aretz

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Mar 14, 2019 07:32 AM
"On February 28, the investigative commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council presented its findings on the most recent round of violence along the border and found “reasonable grounds” that Israeli security forces violated international law. The commission determined that the majority of Gaza protesters who were killed by Israeli forces — 154 out of 183 people — had been unarmed. ... The commission found that 35 children had been killed, some from direct weapons fire. The commission also noted one case involving a disabled person in a wheelchair and direct fire at journalists who claimed that they were clearly identified as members of the press."

Semites, Anti-Semites, Zionists and Anti-Zionists

by JBB — last modified Mar 12, 2019 07:47 AM
Emmanuel Macron recently described anti-Zionism as a new form of antisemitism, setting in motion a process to criminalize anti-Zionism. In this article, Shlomo Sand discusses changing natures of Judeophobia, Zionism, and of Jewish identity
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