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How the BDS movement convinced ‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway to shoot in L.A. instead of Israel

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Sarah Schulman writes, “OK, so Jill Soloway’s new book, She Wants It, which I blurbed, opens the doors to the backstory of how a BDS campaign influenced Transparent, ie US corporate television, for the first time. And while Jill and I have completely different lenses and focuses and details, we agree on the key facts: Transparent was profoundly affected by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement due to Jill’s willingness to talk, listen, and rethink.”

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How do Palestinians see the Syrian war?

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A complex set of factors is shaping Palestinian attitudes towards Syria.

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On MBS: the Shamelessness of Pro-Israel Think Tank Mandarins

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There is an influential group of pro-Israel think-tank mandarins who ply the Democratic foreign policy circuit.  They’re columnists for major newspapers, advi

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As Saudi Confirms Khashoggi’s Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen?

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Hours after this segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands and is threatening a historic famine. We speak to Dr. Martha Mundy of the London School of Economics, author of a new report that accuses of Saudi of a deliberate campaign “to destroy food production and distribution” in Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia admits to killing of Khashoggi, accidentally, in ‘fist fight,’ during ‘discussions’

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The Saudis have finally changed their story – they do not deny that Kashoggi was killed at the Consulate in Turkey, but say that it was merely an accident, due to a fist fight. And Donald Trump finds the story “credible,” in his capacity as apologist for Mohammad Bin Salman.

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Israeli forces wound 77 Palestinians at protest near Gaza Strip border

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GAZA: Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 77 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza Strip border on Friday, the enclave’s Health Ministry said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said about 10,000

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