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Israel tech site pays “interns” to covertly plant stories in social media

Israel tech site pays “interns” to covertly plant stories in social media

Israel21c is registered in the US as a 501(c)(3) — a tax-exempt non-profit organization. Its information returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service show it to be registered in San Francisco, in an office only a five minute walk away from the Israeli consulate. The forms also show they have an office in Israel, with registered operating expenses of $131,307 in 2010 and $129,484 in 2011. Between 2008 and 2012, Israel21c raised a total of $3.2 million in revenue. The…

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Demonstrators in Washington voice their support for Gaza

Demonstrators in Washington voice their support for Gaza

Emotions are running high in this year’s annual observance of the international Quds Day. Participants have gathered from all around the Washington, DC to attend this rally that is also being hosted in several cities across the country. The observance of Al-Quds in the US started in 1979. This Al-Quds observance has a bigger emotional undertone because of the bloodshed happening in Gaza. On a day that many here feel a solidarity with Gazans there is a lot of sadness…

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Palestinian president threatens to go to UN

Palestinian president threatens to go to UN

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled his trip to the Middle East after a surprise bid by the Palestinian President for further UN recognition. Mahmoud Abbas signed a request to join several UN agencies and expressed his anger at Israel’s delay in prisoner releases.

Sarkozy told Obama he is fed up with Israeli PM

Sarkozy told Obama he is fed up with Israeli PM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy told President Barack Obama last week he was fed up with dealing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and considered him a liar. Sarkozy made the comment during a private conversation with Obama during a G20 summit in the French riviera town of Cannes last week and the remarks were overheard by a small number of journalists but not initially reported. “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama during a frank exchange where…

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