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Israel’s prime minister wants to annex parts of the West Bank, a controversial scheme encouraged by Trump but hated by everyone else. Here’s what his plan is.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed annexing a significant portion of the West Bank, a disputed landlocked territory both Israelis and Palestinians assert claims to. In recent discussions, Netanyahu has reportedly floated the idea of annexing 30% of the West Bank, along with other options including “a more symbolic […]
Israel’s prime minister wants to annex parts of the West Bank, a controversial scheme encouraged by Trump but hated by everyone else. Here’s what his plan is.
Tech

Microsoft funded an Israeli facial recognition startup whose tech is reportedly being used to secretly surveil Palestinians

Microsoft reportedly funded an Israeli startup that makes facial recognition used to secretly monitor Palestinians living in the West Bank. The investment, first reported by Forbes, seems to conflict with Microsoft’s public pledge not to use facial recognition technology when it impinges on democratic freedoms. Investigations by NBC News and […]
Microsoft funded an Israeli facial recognition startup whose tech is reportedly being used to secretly surveil Palestinians
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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar don’t want to talk about the problematic past of Miftah, the group that was going to host their trip to Israel and Palestine

President Donald Trump and his allies have been working overtime to paint Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tliab as the flagbearers of American leftist anti-Semitism. The two freshman members of Congress and supporters of the Boycott Divestment Sanction (BDS) movement were scheduled to visit Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories […]
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar don’t want to talk about the problematic past of Miftah, the group that was going to host their trip to Israel and Palestine
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Pete Buttigieg says US won’t ‘help foot the bill’ if Israel’s Netanyahu annexes West Bank settlements, setting himself apart from 2020 Democrats

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg staked out a bold stance towards Israel in a speech outlining his foreign policy agenda at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. “He should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to make sure that American taxpayers won’t help foot the bill,” Buttigieg said of […]
Pete Buttigieg says US won’t ‘help foot the bill’ if Israel’s Netanyahu annexes West Bank settlements, setting himself apart from 2020 Democrats
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A Palestinian-American billionaire building a $1.4 billion city in Palestine says it’s a ‘golden opportunity’ to build a ‘model state’ for the Middle East

Rawabi is the first planned city in the West Bank built by and for Palestinians. The $US1.4 billion project is the brainchild of Bashar al-Masri, a Palestinian-American billionaire. Masri believes that the Palestinian territories are a “golden opportunity” for Palestinians and the international community to build a model, economically equal […]
A Palestinian-American billionaire building a $1.4 billion city in Palestine says it’s a ‘golden opportunity’ to build a ‘model state’ for the Middle East
Strategy

A Palestinian-American billionaire built a $1.4 billion luxury city from scratch in the desert to be a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Palestine’s economy

Rawabi is the first planned city in the West Bank built by and for Palestinians. The $US1.4 billion project is the brainchild of Bashar al-Masri, a Palestinian-American billionaire. Masri hopes the city can form the economic backbone of the nascent Palestinian state. I found the city to be beautifully constructed […]
A Palestinian-American billionaire built a $1.4 billion luxury city from scratch in the desert to be a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Palestine’s economy