Who cares about the Israeli elections?  

Don't mention the 'p' word in the Israeli elections. It won't turn heads and it would only bring a shrug of the shoulders and a rolling of eyes. Israel is 'managing the conflict' with the Palestinians and as long as the cost of the occupation is low, there is no incentive for it to change …

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Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel

Today, the Guardian carried this letter from over 100 artists that announced a cultural boycott of Israel 13 February, 2015 Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel Along with more than 600 other fellow artists, we are announcing today that we will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel. We will accept …

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From Bouazizi to Alkasasba, the Arab Uprising from Spring to Nightmare

Mohammed Bouazizi Four years after Mohammed Bouazizi set fire to himself, triggering the Arab Spring, Islamic State set fire to Jordanian pilot Muath Alkasasba confirming that it had turned into the Arab nightmare. Jordanian pilot Muath Alkasasba Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, took his own life on 17 December 2010 in in protest at confiscation …

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