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Vox, Esquire Clash over ‘Normalizing’ Impeachment

The left side of the new media spectrum is furiously debating the question of whether, in the absence of any actual “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors,” or even any violations of the Constitution, President Donald Trump should face impeachment merely because the opposition does not like him.

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Palestinian Union Threatens Artists With Expulsion Over Performance at Israeli Culture Festival

JERUSALEM – In keeping with the Palestinian Authority’s “anti-normalization” policy – in which taking part in any joint activity with Israelis is perceived to be fraternizing with the enemy – an artists’ union threatened expulsion for any Palestinians who took up an invite to participate in last month’s prestigious famed Mekudeshet Festival in Jerusalem.

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Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Gather In Settler Chief’s Succah In Defiance Of PA

One hundred Israelis and Palestinians gathered in a Succah belonging to the chief foreign envoy of the settler movement in what was touted as a “celebration of coexistence” in defiance of the Palestinian Authority, which last year arrested four men for attending a similar party with their Jewish neighbors.

ODED REVIVI, CHIEF FOREIGN ENVOY OF THE YESHA COUNCIL ANS MAYOR OF EFRAT ADDRESSING ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS IN HIS SUCCAH

Saudi Lobbyist In DC Calls For ‘Collaborative Alliance’ With Israel

TEL AVIV – A Saudi Arabian lobbyist in the U.S. has called for “a collaborative alliance” between the Kingdom and Israel, citing “an historic opportunity” that would benefit both countries economically as well as improve relations in the entire region.

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Obama Plans Visit to Cuba, WH Defends ‘Revolution’

The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama may visit Cuba in 2016–and says it is looking for ways to let the Cuban “revolution” interpret human rights norms in ways that allow it to retain power.

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Left Behind: Cuban Dissidents Not Invited to U.S. Embassy Opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration doesn’t plan to invite Cuban dissidents to Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus from the island’s opposition to its single-party government. Instead, Kerry intends to meet more quietly with prominent activists later in the day, officials said.

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