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More than 54 civilians, at least 34 of them children, have been killed in a town in south Lebanon in the deadliest Israeli strike of the conflict so far. ... Lebanon's prime minister denounced "Israeli war criminals" and cancelled talks with the US secretary of state. ... Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is reported to have told US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Israel needs 10-14 days to press its offensive. .....


 Lebanon Israel
... and urges people to quit southern Lebanon, a possible prelude to a ground offensive. ... Senior Lebanese officials said the country's army would go into battle if Israel invaded Lebanon.


 Lebanon Israel
Wish these images were in mass media, so that masses are really shocked and respond, massively... because words like "atrocities", "genocide","war crimes" have lost their power in the meantime. Tomáš J. Fülöpp
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Naomi Klein calls for a strategy to use to put an end to Israeli apartheid and war crimes in Gaza. It is the strategy that worked to stop apartheid in South Africa 20 years ago: BDS = boycott, divestment, sanctions.


 Naomi Klein Israel boycott sanction Palestine occupation Gaza
A major UN conference on racism looks to be in disarray as more countries confirmed they will not take part.


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There have been mounting calls in Europe to suspend a planned upgrade in relations with Israel until its new right-wing government publicly expresses support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If the suspension goes ahead Israel's Foreign Ministry has warned the European Union it could lose its role as a broker in Middle East peace efforts.


 Israel European Union Palestine
Virtually everyone: Republican, Democrat—Conservative, Liberal. The fear factor is non-partisan, you might say, and palpable.


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For the past two years Iraq, Syria, Jordan and parts of Turkey and Lebanon, have suffered the devastating effects of the worst drought the Middle East has experienced in decades.
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A United Nations panel has urged Israel to repeal a new law forcing Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separate lives.


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