US State Department

Why does US government let Israel discriminate against Americans?

Mike Coogan
29 August 2013

New laws would mean that Israel is held to different standards than other nations in the Visa Waiver Program.

US State Department: Israel practices "institutional discrimination"

Israel practices “institutional and societal discrimination” against its Palestinian citizens: this is the conclusion of the US State Department in its newly-published Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012.

US investigated Gaza flotilla passengers for terror ties but not Israel's slaying of citizen, new docs show

Thousands of pages of documents released after lawsuit show US prioritized protecting Israel’s interests over its own citizens’ rights.

Why did a rogue group of Occupy activists smear me with "terror" claim?

Jaime Omar Yassin
16 January 2013

I was accused of “visually and biographically resembling” a man named as a “terror” suspect in a US State Department report.

Reporters challenge State Department on “Judea and Samaria” passport stamp revealed by EI

Does “Judea and Samaria” stamp indicate “creeping annexation” of West Bank by Israel, reporter asks State Department.

State Department advisor defends fired Guardian columnist Joshua Treviño who wanted Israel to kill Americans

State Department Muslim communities advisor says people should “engage” with Islamophobic blogger who urged Israel to kill Americans on Gaza flotilla

By supporting Israel, Hillary Clinton and Congress flout US human rights law

Josh Ruebner
Washington, DC
29 May 2012
The State Department is breaking US law by continuing to fund the Israeli military despite the human rights violations documented in its own annual report.

Israel lobby's machinations on Iran probed in new book

Rod Such
21 February 2012
Trita Parsi’s A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran is an exhaustive account of what happened to Obama’s campaign pledge towards Iran, particularly after the Israeli government and its lobby in the United States challenged the very notion of diplomacy.

US Palestinians organize as government renews threats to indict solidarity activists

The US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) is asking supporters to sign a pledge to defend civil and human rights as it was revealed last week that the lead government prosecutor of the Holy Land Five has been assigned to the ongoing secret investigation against anti-war and international solidarity activists across the US.

World bodies must act now to save Lifta

Antoine Raffoul
2 December 2011
The World Monuments Fund rejected a petition to have Lifta, a destroyed and ethnically cleansed Palestinian village, officially included in their protected heritage site list.


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