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Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, But They Understand Hate’

July 17, 2014 "ICH"
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 Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a
prominent, public face on the immigration crisis
this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border
Patrol in McAllen, Texas. After a number of hours
and a national outcry, he was released. He first
revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant
three years ago in a New York Times Magazine
article, and has since made changing U.S.
immigration policy his primary work. Vargas was in
Texas to support the thousands of undocumented
immigrant children currently detained there by the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, But They Understand Hate’

NBC News Pulls Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

NBC News Pulls Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

Report No
Evil



NBC News
Pulls Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli
Attack on Children




By Glenn Greenwald




July 17, 2014 "ICH"
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Intercept
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Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who
personally witnessed yesterday’s

killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a
Gazan beach and who has

received widespread praise for his brave and
innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told
by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately.
According to an NBC source upset at his treatment,
the executives claimed the decision was motivated by
“security concerns” as Israel prepares a ground
invasion, a claim repeated to me by an NBC
executive. But late yesterday, NBC sent another
correspondent, Richard Engel, along with an American
produc…

Gaza needs more than condemnation

Protesters demonstrate against Israel’s attacks on Gaza at the Hague on 12 July.

(Robert Soeterik)




Gaza needs more than condemnation

The Palestinians of Gaza, naively, went to the polling station in
January 2006, mistakenly believing the Bush doctrine of bringing
democracy to the Middle East — in spite of him being responsible for the
brutal massacre of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and
Afghanistan.


People voted, but not for the preferred choice of the Israelis, or
their American backers and the Arab dictators. The Palestinian choice
was against the peace process industry, against the fiction that is the ever-slippery two-state solution, against the corruption of the Oslo-era nouveau riche.


The outcome was a surprise not only for the Oslo camp, but also for the winners themselves: Hamas. And Palestinians, especially those in Gaza, were made to pay a heavy price for this transgression: the imposition of a severe siegedescribed by Israeli historian Ilan Pappe in …