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The Armenian Genocide A Century Later

Joe Biden bit the bullet on April 24 and acknowledged what no previous U.S. president had ever dared to boldly state in public: the mass murder of Christian Armenians in the Ottoman Empire about a century ago was nothing less than genocide. Much to Turkey’s chagrin, 30 countries, ranging from Canada and Germany to Argentina […]

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Healing A Wounded Nation

President Joe Biden’s inaugural ceremony in Washington, D.C. on January 20 came as a great relief. After four turbulent and chaotic years of Donald Trump’s rollercoaster presidency, the United States finally was turning a corner and returning to a semblance of normalcy. Biden was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court […]

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Israeli Settlement Expansion May Inflame Relations With U.S.

In the next few days, as President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration draws closer, Israel may well approve plans to expand its network of settlements in the West Bank. According to the Ministry of Defence’s High Planning Committee, Israel is preparing to build 800 housing units in seven settlements: Oranit, Givat Zeev, Beit El, Itamar, […]

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Donald Trump’s Chaotic Presidency

The United States was on the cusp of a new era on November 7 after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the contentious U.S. presidential election. Having triumphed in Pennsylvania, his home state, and having increased his lead in Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, Biden and his vice-presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, the first woman […]

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Progressives Make Gains At Democratic Convention

The Democratic Party’s 80-page platform on foreign and domestic policy devotes only three paragraphs to Israel, a major U.S. ally. But their inclusion in the official party program received final approval only after an impassioned debate pitting progressives against mainstream Democrats at their national convention, which ended yesterday in Milwaukee. The committee that produced the […]