In a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 26th to uphold the Muslim Ban, indefinitely banning certain visa holders and applicants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela, most of which are predominantly Muslim countries. The ruling rejects all the...
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Washington Watch: Thank You, Ireland
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
On Wednesday morning, I watched an amazing debate unfolding in the Irish Seanad (Senate), as members spoke for and against a bill to prohibit the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in occupied Palestinian lands. The legislation in question is the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territory) Bill 2018, which would "make it an offense for a person to import or sell goods or services originating in occupied territory or to extract resources from an occupied territory." Continue Reading...
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