In the absence of U.S. leadership, how can the world hold Israel to account for the occupation of Palestine? The U.S. under the Trump administration continues to encourage the entrenchment of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, but Ireland is on a different path, leading the way towards a boycott of...
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Washington Watch: Challenging the Presidential Candidates to Discuss the Middle East in Iowa, 2020
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
IOWA CITY, IOWA – I'm writing from Iowa where I've been speaking to audiences of activists and helping to organize "Concerned Iowans for Middle East Peace (CIMEP)" – a coalition committed to Palestinian human rights and a just Middle East peace. If you care about politics and policy, Iowa's the place to be. It's not just that Iowa is the first state to vote in the presidential election cycle. It's because of the way politics are done in this state and the seriousness with which Iowans engage in this process. Continue Reading....
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