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Lebanese Interior Ministry Bans Wonder Woman

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Previously set to premiere in Beirut theaters on Wednesday night, the new film Wonder Woman is now banned in Lebanon. Lebanon’s Interior Ministry has officially banned the film because the lead actress, Gal Gadot, is Israeli and a former soldier for the Israeli Defense Force (Al Jazeera). Gadot has previously posted political messages on the […]

Shimon Peres: A Legacy for Us All

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The passing of Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres, Israel’s legendary elder statesman, leaves me sad but also optimistic. Why? Quite simply, because of his legacy as a tireless advocate for peace. I remember well an interview I conducted with Peres in 1994, when acts of terror were complicating peace talks. His words ring true to this […]

White House Reassures Critics on Iran Deal

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After successfully negotiating the framework for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration has launched an effort to reassure those who are skeptical of the deal (New York Times). In an interview with National Public Radio aired on April 7, President Obama refuted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the deal threatens […]

Kerry Addressed Jerusalem Tensions

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On November 5th, Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel, the first time it had done so since the two countries signed a peace treaty in 1994 (BBC). Tensions between the countries have escalated due to conflict over the al-Shariff/Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem that is considered the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest […]