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Church of England backs Palestine motion in spite of strong Israel lobby pressure

Today the Church of England General Synod overwhelmingly voted in favorr of a motion on Palestine, in spite of intense pressure from pro-Israel organizations

Watch: What killed Arafat? Clayton Swisher, Ali Abunimah on The Stream

Investigative reporter Clayton Swisher is joined by Ali Abunimah on to discuss the bombshell revelations that Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with the radioactive element polonium.

Divestment vote fails, but Presbyterian Church (USA) resolves to boycott Israeli settlement products

“This very close divestment vote and the successful boycott vote, along with several other recent watershed victories, makes clear that Israel can no longer count on being singled out for special treatment.”

The Electronic Intifada Weekly Podcast featuring Jalal Abukhater on PA repression - 6 July 2012

In this week’s podcast: A report from Jalal Abukhater on the Palestinian Authority police’s violent attacks on Palestinian protesters in Ramallah – “They tried to do this without anyone seeing them on camera.”

EU chief polishes Palestinians' chains

The EU’s police support mission in Palestine is facilitating massive abuses of human rights.

No easy victories: Presbyterian Church USA divestment measure loses by only two votes

A measure to divest approximately $17 million of the Presbyterian Church USA’s funds from corporations profitting from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands was defeated by only two votes tonight.

On eve of synod, Palestine/Israel motion gains more support

On the eve of the Church of England’s General Synod, the Private Member’s Motion on Palestine/Israel by Dr John Dinnen has received further support from Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), The Parents Circle-Family Forum member Rami Elhanan, and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.

Life of Akram Rikhawi, father of 8, in grave danger after 85 days of hunger strike

The life of Akram Rikhawi is in grave danger 85 days into his hunger strike, human rights groups warned today.

UPDATED: Minister hints at UK, EU move towards ban on Israeli settlement goods

Update 2 appended: Foreign office (FCO) minister Alistair Burt yesterday dropped the strongest hint yet that the UK may be moving towards a ban on goods from illegal Israeli settlements.

After polonium revelation, Israel's PR hacks revive lies that Arafat was gay and died of AIDS

While Israel markets itself as the most gay-friendly country in the world, its PR hacks revive homophobic rumors that Arafat was a gay “sexual deviant” who died of AIDS.

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