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El Salvador becomes fifth Latin American country to recall Israel envoy
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have also recalled ambassadors to protest Israel's operation in Gaza Strip.
www.haaretz.com | 2 Aug 2014, 6:00pm
Tesco withdraws West Bank products
Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, says it will no longer sell products originating from the West Bank, starting this September. A spokesman for the supermarket said the move was not 'politically motivated' and not connected to the Gaza conflict.
www.thejc.com | 2 Aug 2014, 3:00pm
Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state
Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.
www.maannews.net | 2 Aug 2014, 1:00pm
Why is India courting Israel?
I have never quite known the exact inflections to the label 'world's largest democracy' that is accorded to my country, India. Does it mean (a) that the government is the most democratic? Or does it mean (b) that India is the most populous country that has a democratically elected government?
socialistworker.org | 2 Aug 2014, 12:00pm
Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel
Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its military against the captive Palestinian population, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an inhumane and illegal act of military aggression. Israel's ongoing assault on Gaza has so far killed scores of Palestinian civilians, injured hundreds and devastated the civilian infrastructure, including the health sector, which is facing severe shortages.
www.bdsmovement.net | 2 Aug 2014, 10:00am
The West Bank rises up against war in Gaza
With the world's eyes focused on Gaza's and Israel's barbaric offensive, the eruption of resistance in the West Bank has gone largely unnoticed--though the latest spasm of Israeli violence began in the West Bank with the Israel Defense Forces operation, called Operation Brother's Keeper, in response to the disappearance of three settler boys.
socialistworker.org | 2 Aug 2014, 9:00am
Why have there been so many despotic governments in Africa?
Independent African states never broke with the legacy and structures of colonialism.
www.aljazeera.com | 2 Aug 2014, 7:00am
The restriction of Palestinian movement in Gaza and elsewhere has long been a central tactic of the Israeli occupation.
stanfordpress.typepad.com | 2 Aug 2014, 4:00am