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Last Tuesday, Netanyahu's main opponent in Israel's upcoming election, Benny Gantz, shrank into a Netanyahu clone , and opted for electoral expediency at the expense of reason ; by vowing to annex the Jordanian Valley
Netanyhu (L) Trump (AFP/Getty Images)
If there is any truth to details leaked to the Israeli media ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz’s upcoming US trip, Donald Trump’s “peace deal” is a blueprint for gutting aspirations of Palestinian statehood.
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Reading a document produced by the United Nations can oftentimes be dull, coma-inducing, and about as exciting as undergoing a root canal at the dentist's office. But the 22 January joint statement from Agnes Callamard
Popular protests in Lebanon (AFP File Folder)
The fourth consecutive month of Lebanon's unprecedented political and economic crisis kicked off this week with three dramatic developments that will interplay in the coming months to define the country's direction for years to come:

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