By Blaise Malley Just one month ago, it was nearly impossible to go anywhere without hearing about the abhorrent family separation scandal at the border. As President Trump’s “zero-tolerance policy” took effect, over 2,500 children were separated from their families, and the administration faced perhaps its most sustained and widespread...
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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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