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Mort Klein – There Is No Israeli ‘Occupation’: It’s Not Arab Land and 98 Percent of Palestinian-Arabs Live Under Arab Rule

The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, recently made headlines for using the term “alleged occupation” during an interview with the Jerusalem Post. Palestinian Authority (“PA”) dictator and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas condemned the term “alleged occupation” and then falsely proclaimed that there is an Israeli “occupation of the territory of the state of Palestine” and variations of the same line some 27 times during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly last week.

Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry placards during a rally against Israel and the United States to mark the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) day on the last Friday in the month of Ramadan in Karachi on August 17, 2012. Shiite Muslim protesters rallied across the country against the United States and Israel and prayed …

Poll: Most Jewish Israelis Trust Trump on Israel, but Prefer Clinton

TEL AVIV – An overwhelming majority of Jewish Israelis – 71.5% – do not believe that Israel’s control of the West Bank is an “occupation,” while 40% of them think Hillary Clinton will make a better president for Israel compared with 31% in favor of Donald Trump, according to a new poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute.

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Obama’s Chief of Staff Fires up J Street: Israel’s ‘Occupation Must End’

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonoough earned raucous cheers from the left-wing activists gathered at J Street’s fifth annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday when he attacked Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. “An occupation that has lasted almost 50 years must end,” he said. J Street was founded to disrupt the close U.S.-Israel alliance and to serve as an alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel group.

McDonough (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)