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UN Resolution: Israel the World’s Only Violator of Economic and Social Rights – Global Research

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The UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution on Monday that names the world’s only – only – violator of economic and social rights in the world, UN Watch reports. Which country did a majority of 42 states including all EU members condemn? If you guessed Iran, Syria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, or any other likely candidate, then you haven’t been paying attention to world affairs or the United Nations since the establishment of the nation of Israel.

That’s right, Israel.
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Paid Hasbara Brigade Busted On Reddit

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Lenora Avraham is a ‘Casbara’ – that’s a captain of a hasbarat brigade.  Casbara is Lenora’s rank.  ‘Casbara’ has just been coined by yours truly so as to distinguish between the ziobot zombies: hasbarats, and their deranged cell leaders ‘Casbarats’.  Well, we often talk about the vile hasbarats –  and here now is our chance to look into the viler Casbarats.

Here below, folks, is the story behind Lenora Avraham getting busted for insidious Casbara activities  on reddit- I encourage you to read through ALL THREE links to get the fuller picture and nuance:

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DOUBLE ARTICLE: Al Aqsa “Dangerous Escalations” – Reuters and AFP

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Arab ministers to meet after Jerusalem clashes: “dangerous escalations” – AFP

Cairo – Arab League foreign ministers will meet in Cairo early next month to discuss clashes involving Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, a senior Palestinian official said Monday.

Sunday’s incident saw Israeli police enter the mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews’ access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning.
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Tough times strike Saudi Arabia’s millionaires – Yahoo Finance

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Turmoil in the Middle East, an unimpressive international stock market debut and tumbling oil prices will hit the wealth of Saudi Arabia’s richest in years to come, according to a new report from WealthInsight.

Over the next five years, more Saudis will become U.S. dollar-millionaires, but the rate of increase will slow to 12.4 percent, less than half the steep 25 percent rate seen between 2010 and 2015, said the research firm.

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Turkey and U.S. Plan to Create Syria ‘Safe Zone’ Free of ISIS – The New York Times

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BAGHDADTurkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions American warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border, American and Turkish officials say.

The plan would create what officials from both countries are calling an Islamic State-free zone controlled by relatively moderate Syrian insurgents, which the Turks say could also be a “safe zone” for displaced Syrians.

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Anti-Defamation League: Huckabee ‘completely out of line’ – CNNPolitics.com

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The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish advocacy group, slammed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s comments Sunday that Obama is marching Israelis to “the door of the oven” by agreeing to the Iran nuclear deal.
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Camping versus Blogging

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Dear Readers and Friends,

Tomorrow  I’ll be going camping for a couple of days with friends and dogs – there is no internet connection in the wilds of the ceder mountains where I’m heading so there will be no new activities on Platos till later on in the week.

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Iranian leader tweets graphic of Obama with gun to head – USAToday

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Iran’s supreme leader tweeted a graphic Saturday that appears to depict President Obama holding a gun to his head as Britain relaxed its travel advice to the nation, citing decreased hostility under the Iranian government.

“US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but..” reads the caption above the tweet sent by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on @khamenei_ir, his English language account.
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Obama, “Hollywood Jews” Targeted by Posters in L.A. at Anti-Iran Deal Rally – Hollywood Reporter

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Street artist Sabo tells THR that the event’s organizers asked him to remove the incendiary signs, but he refused.

Hollywood’s conservative nemesis has struck again.

Street artist Sabo papered the area around the Federal Building in Los Angeles early Sunday in preparation for a 2 p.m. PT Iran nuke deal protest, organized by Stop Iran Rally.
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