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Thursday, July 31, 2014   10:32 GMT



Israel Lobby Galvanises Support for Gaza War
Mitchell Plitnick
WASHINGTON, 30 Jul (IPS) - Pro-Israel activists assembled a huge crowd and a long list of congressional leaders and diplomats to declare their unconditional support for Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip on Monday, largely downplaying  tensions between Jerusalem and Washington.
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Thousands of New Yorkers Protest Gaza Killings
Kanya DAlmeida
NEW YORK, 27 Jul (IPS) - Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets in multiple protests this past week against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has left at least 1,049 Palestinians dead and over 6,000 injured since Jul. 8.
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U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 25 Jul (IPS) - As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers to meet their “moral and legal obligations” by providing emergency aid to Central American children and families.
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Israel's U.S.-Made Military Might Overwhelms Palestinians
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 23 Jul (IPS) - The overwhelming Israeli firepower unleashed on the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the ongoing battle in Gaza is perhaps reminiscent of the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962) when France, the colonial power, used its vastly superior military strength to strike back at the insurgents with brutal ferocity.
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Child Migrants – A “Torn Artery” in Central America
Thelma Mejia
TEGUCIGALPA, 18 Jul (IPS) - The migration crisis involving thousands of Central American children detained in the United States represents the loss of a generation of young people fleeing poverty, violence and insecurity in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America where violence is rife.
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Europe and the United States, Allies in Crisis
Joaquin Roy
BARCELONA, 14 Jul (IPS) - A few decades ago, even before the end of the Cold War and before and after Ronald Reagan’s election to the White House, analyses regularly referred to U.S. decadence. At other times, it was Europe’s turn for pessimistic descriptions, especially when it could not overcome its ambivalence over deepening integration, and above all because of the failure of its constitutional project. 
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U.S. Groups Reject Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill over Religious Exemption
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 9 Jul (IPS) - Civil rights groups across the United States have withdrawn their support from a major legislative proposal that would outlaw workplace discrimination against sexual minorities, warning that recent legal developments could exempt companies on religious grounds.
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OPINION
Obama’s Quick Fix Won’t Solve the Regional Refugee Crisis
Michelle Brane
SAN FRANCISCO, 9 Jul (IPS) - In recent months, an unprecedented surge of refugee women and children has been traveling alone to the United States to seek protection at our southern border.
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Bahrain’s Expulsion of U.S. Official Sets Back Ties, Reform Hopes
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 8 Jul (IPS) - Monday’s expulsion order by Bahrain against a visiting senior U.S. official has set back tentative hopes for internal reforms that could reconcile the kingdom’s Sunni-led government with its majority Shia community and drawn a sharp protest from Washington.
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Child Migrants Flee Central American Crisis
Daniela Pastrana
IRAPUATO, Mexico, 7 Jul (IPS) - In early May, the Irapuato Migrants’ House, in the centre-west Mexican state of Guanajuato, took in a group of 152 Garifuna Afro-Caribbean people from Honduras. Sixty of them were children.
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