2018-05-16: Social Media Postees

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Bill Gates Has Given $44 Million to Shape Education
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-16
According to an Associated Press analysis, the spending paid for research aligned with his interests, led to friendly media coverage and had a role in writing Tennessee's new education plan. | The post Bill Gates Has Given $44 Million to Shape Education appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

For Whom the Bell Tolls: War, Peace and John McCain
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-16

Can Palestinians Be Killed by Israelis? Or Do They Only 'Die'?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-16
Social media is outraged by the language Western media use to describe the peacefully protesting Palestinians shot in cold blood by Israeli snipers. | The post Can Palestinians Be Killed by Israelis? Or Do They Only 'Die'? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Ronan Farrow Says Rex Tillerson Admitted to Him That He Didn't Actually Know How to Do His Job
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
The former secretary of state was stunningly honest. | Journalist Ronan Farrow's latest book The War on Peace is causing waves for its frank interview segments with individuals who have had positions of power in national diplomacy efforts. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Farrow discussed the surprisingly open comments from President Donald Trump's shortlived Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "Tillerson, if he had any logic, knew that he was going to be fired on some level," Farrow said. "Maybe that's why he's so frank in this book. He basically says 'I didn't know what I was doing, I wasn't experienced enough for it. '"Farrow also took shots at the current state of the U. S. State Department, saying that it's "apparent to anyone looking at the State Department" that it has morphed into a catastrophe resembling a "dumpster fire. " Watch the clip below. Related Stories: New Yorkers Were Not Having This White Racist Who Freaked Out After Hearing Spanish in CafeHere Are the 5 Biggest Bombshells from Senate Transcripts on the Trump Tower MeetingFox News Guest Seriously Says Three-Fifths Compromise Gave 'Humanhood to Black People'…

NYT's Thomas Friedman Explains How Trump Screwed Up the Israel Embassy Deal: 'They're Laughing at Him&#039
Sarah Burris, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
Our 'Art of the Deal' president made a really bad one. | During a Tuesday conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said that President Donald Trump made a terrible deal, essentially giving away the farm, on any chance of Middle East peace. Friedman explained that the Hamas violence and deaths seen in reaction to the embassy moving to Jerusalem were the radical Palestinian response, but he wondered what Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing to work with moderate Palestinians to achieve peace. "What have the Israelis been doing with the good Palestinian leadership, [Palestinian President] Mahmoud Abbas," he continued. "Where is the Israeli imaginative, peaceful creation? Neither Hamas or Bibi have any peaceful end on the table right now. It is a tragedy, two bald men fighting over a cone. "Trump had promised peace in the Middle East,. . .

EU Chief Blasts Trump in Push to Save Iran Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-16
SOFIA, Bulgaria–A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal. | In a striking rhetorical assault on the leader of Europe's biggest ally, EU Council President Donald Tusk said, given Trump's recent decisions, "someone could even think 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'" | Trump has bewildered the Europeans by threatening to slap tariffs on EU steel and aluminum exports and reneging on an agreement to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, which the EU believes is vital to world security. Trump has also broken with a key international principle of Middle East peace efforts by moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. | Tusk's remarks, just hours…

Sanders Institute Offers a Fix for Our Abysmal Voter Turnouts
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-05-16
Open primaries, early voting and automatic voter registration are just three steps that states can take, according to the progressive think tank founded by the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders. | The post Sanders Institute Offers a Fix for Our Abysmal Voter Turnouts appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Paul Ryan Is Lying to the Public About His Real Position on DREAMers–He's Actually Trying to Deport Them
Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
The outgoing majority leader's actions clearly demonstrate that he wants them gone. | In January 2017, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan assured a frightened Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and her young daughter that they had nothing to worry about: "I want you to know that DACA has helped me. Do you think that I should be deported? " the woman asked, standing alongside her daughter. "No," Ryan replied. "First of all, I can see that you love your daughter and you are a nice person who has a great future ahead of you, and I hope your future is here. The young mom does indeed deserve the chance to have a great future, and that future should be here in the only country she's ever known as home. Ryan, on the other hand, was full of shit: Ryan in a closed-door meeting. . .

Ex-White House Staffers Can't Find Jobs After Working For Trump: 'Not Everyone Can Get a Gig at Fox News'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
The president said he would hire the "best people. " He never said that's who his staffers would be working for. | Working for the White House is often a career goal for the politically-inclined, the kind of job policy nerds dream about during their high school civics classes. But, as the conservative Washington Examiner reports, working for President Donald Trump's administration might be more of a career-ending move than a strategic undertaking. "During my time there I was thinking: 'Is this experience going to hurt me or help me? '" a former administration aide told the Examiner. "He is a polarizing president. Some people love what he says and some people hate it. "Another person said that staffers who are not considering the impact the Trump name may have on their resumes "are king of stupid. ""The people who have left on their own terms are. . .

Fox News Guest Seriously Says Three-Fifths Compromise Gave 'Humanhood to Black People&#039
Media Matters Staff, Media Matters | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
This came after he told another panelist to "just shut up. " | From the May 15 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle: LEO TERRELL: Let me just simply say this, Laura, since I love history and government. When this constitution was created, me, because I was black, I was considered three-fifths of a human being. KEVIN JACKSON: That's just nonsense. TERRELL: He's absolutely right about the historical shame of blacks being considered property when this country was created. [. . . ]JACKSON: First of all the Three-Fifths Compromise was essentially what this particular gentleman doesn't understand was it was to give humanhood to black people. Spike Lee learned that and it was an embarrassment to him. So all this nonsense about America, look, where do you want to live? Related Stories: Here's Why Demands to 'Respect' Trump Voters Are a Trap — And How Democrats Can Win AnywaySpike Lee Goes Off on 'Motherf*****' Trump at Cannes for Failure to Denounce Hate GroupsMedia Outlets Are Having Trouble Keeping Up with Hate Crime Reports in Trump Era…

Making Development Anthropology More Public: A Study of Displacement and Resettlement by the World Bank
Katalina Khoury | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-16
Development anthropologists embody a niche existence that is not always easy to navigate. There are naysayers and antagonists to the discipline on all sides of the political field; the hegemonic scientific and economic communities overwhelmingly discount the value of social science and the knowledge it generates; and policymakers often do not prioritize development issues. Development…

Viet Nam: Serious health concerns for prisoner of conscience: Trần Anh Kim
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-16
Trần Anh Kim was convicted and sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment for "carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the Peoples' administration" in 2016. At 69 years of age, his health is deteriorating and according to his wife, "may not survive his lengthy imprisonment" as authorities have denied him adequate medical care. A prisoner of conscience, Trần Anh Kim must be immediately and unconditionally released.

Bahrain: Citizenship of 115 people revoked in 'ludicrous' mass trial
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-16
Responding to the news that a court in Bahrain yesterday revoked the citizenship of 115 people and handed 53 of them life sentences on terrorism-related charges, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: | "The sheer scale of this mass trial is ludicrous; it is hard to believe that justice can have been delivered through a fair trial process when this number of people are simultaneously sentenced. | "This is one of the most severe rulings yet, and is further proof that the Bahrain authorities have no regard whatsoever for international fair trial standards. | | "The…

Malaysia: Release of prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim a momentous day for human rights
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-16
The release of long-time Malaysian opposition leader and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim is a landmark moment for human rights in the country, the organization said today. | Anwar, who has twice been imprisoned on politically motivated "sodomy" and corruption charges, received a royal pardon following last week's election win for the Pakatan Harapan coalition led by Mahathir Mohamad. Amnesty International has campaigned on Anwar's case for 20 years. | "Anwar should never have been jailed in the first place, and his long overdue release is an important step towards the restoration of justice and human rights in Malaysia after so many years of political persecution by previous governments," said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary General. | "This day should go down as a landmark moment for human rights in the country, but the new government must not stop here.

Ukraine: Radical Groups Disrupt LGBTI Event
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-16
Kyiv police waiting outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. Kyiv, Ukraine. May 10, 2018. | © Tanya Cooper/Human Rights Watch | (Kyiv) — Members of radical nationalist groups violently disrupted a May 10, 2018 discussion in Kyiv about LGBTI rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the intruders' aggressive behavior and threats of violence, the Kyiv police did not remove them from the event or the premises, and the owner of the site canceled the event. | A Human Rights Watch researcher was due to speak at the event, which was open to the public, and was there during the incident. | "It was clear from the way the police responded that nationalists can get away with this kind of violent and disruptive behavior in Ukraine,"

Gary's Steel Academy: "Gary is Not a Dump, Our Education is More Important Than a Dump!"
Kim Scipes | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-15
Over 80 students, teachers and supporters of the Steel City Academy in Gary, IN, rallied and protested Thursday night, May 10, first at the United Steelworkers of America #1014 hall and then later at the Steel City Academy campus on 35thAvenue, both in Gary. Emotions were high as the efforts were to convince IDEM to…

Across America, Teachers Lead in the Revolt Against Austerity
Jane McAlevey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
In less than three months, rank-and-file teachers and educational support staff in five states — West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona — have turned the entire country into their classroom. They haven't just pushed for — and won — …

The 2017 "Abolish Nuclear Weapons" Nobel Peace Prize and the Doomsday Clock — The End of Nuclear Weapons or the End of Us?
Dr. Lachlan Forrow | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) may mark a turning point in efforts to ensure that humanity survives the nuclear-weapons era. The urgency of ICAN's work was recently highlighted …

Malaysia's Elections: The Trust Deficit, the 1MDB-Najib Money-Laundering Scandal and the BN Defeat
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The significance of the fourteenth General Election goes beyond Malaysian shores. 9th May will be remembered as the day when the multi-ethnic population of a country ousted the world's longest ruling coalition through the ballot-box in a peaceful atmosphere …

'They See Glory': Trump's Evangelical Base Sees Doomsday Prophecy in Gaza Violence — and They're Thrilled
Jared Yates Sexton, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-15
For Trump's most fanatical supporters, this is all part of the struggle against the Antichrist. | As the United States officially moved its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, clashes in Gaza cast a dark pall over the ceremonies, which featured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, videotaped remarks from President Donald Trump and a speech by the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The violence — which resulted from Israeli forces firing on protesters and has so far cost more than 50 lives and more than 2,700 injuries — was a stark contrast to the pomp and circumstance celebrating what some have called a bold move by President Trump. Others, of course, have criticized it as a needless provocation. Critics of the decision worry it will effectively derail efforts to broker a peace between Israelis and Palestinians, in order to please. . .

American Jews Stand Against the US Embassy Move and Israel's Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza
JVFP | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-15
WASHINGTON — As the ceremony to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is taking place, Israeli military forces are killing Palestinian protesters in Gaza. In moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, U.S. President Trump is cementing the U.S. — Israeli partnership to annex Jerusalem and further repress Palestinian rights. | "This is the ongoing Nakba," said Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace. "The celebration of annexation, even as Palestinians — the vast majority of whom are refugees — are being gunned down simply for protesting for their basic rights to live in dignity and freedom, could not illustrate more clearly the continuing catastrophe that Israel is imposing on Palestinians. Still worse, it's doing so with the full collusion of the U.S." | The scenes of celebration at the new embassy, even as Israeli military forces use deadly violence against protesting…

American Jews Stand Against the US Embassy Move and Israel’s Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza

The Anti-Imperialism of Fools
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-15
"God never spoke to an Arab." — Benjamin Disraeli, 1847 "Remembrance is, so to speak, interwoven with forgetfulness. That is why the Jewish historian Yosef Yerushalmi has pointed out that the opposite of "forgetfulness" is not really "remembrance" but "justice". — Carlo Ginzburg…

A Love Song to Americans
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
It doesn't matter that the wars are coming | It doesn't matter that the wars just came | It doesn't matter that we had our warning | To you all wars are just the same | I thought you really loved me | I thought …

'Some of My Plaques, They Still Say Kanye'
Will Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-15
In light of all this furor surrounding Kanye it's worth noting a few things. First, Kanye clearly isn't joking. This isn't a big 'troll.' There may be elements of irony, but the guy is serious (as serious as he can be). His absurd megalomania has been amply demonstrated for years. People love him for it…

Fox & Friends Whines That The View Was 'Mean' to Tomi Lahren After Joy Behar Called Out Her Racist Hypocrisy
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-15
Tomi Lahren said that America doesn't want immigrants with "low skills," but pointing out that's her exact family history is "mean. " | Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren lashed out at her critics after a genealogist revealed the conservative pundit's family was made up of the same type of immigrants she now wants to ban. Lahren's ancestors from Norway and Germany arrived with few skills and spoke their native tongues for decades, according to research conducted by journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn. "One woman over the weekend who took it upon herself to research my family history in hopes of digging up some kind of a 'gotcha' moment, a 'gotcha' angle to validate illegal immigration and open borders and what she found was really shocking, guys," Lahren told "Fox & Friends. ""She found that my family, who came here in the 1800s from Norway. . .

Keep Diversity and Transparency in Media Alive
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
Dear Readers, | In the face of a mounting online campaign to silence independent media, we need your support. If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events or to …

Iran — America's Playbook of War Reopens
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
Featured image: Tero Varjoranta | Almost universally missing from the UK's mainstream media coverage of the current Iran crisis is the fact that the UN's most senior nuclear inspector has unexpectedly 'resigned.' AP News 12/05/18: The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says …

Victory Day! Russians Remembered Their 26 Million Dead, Unaware of Contribution of US Capitalism to Nazi Germany's War Economy
Jay Janson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
This past weekend saw Russians parading in celebration of the anniversary of their costly victory over Nazi Germany. Millions marched throughout Russia, holding photographs of their fallen family members in bittersweet remembrance. To this archival research peoples historian's knowledge there …

Empire Oil: London's Dirty Secret
Chloe Farand | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The UK likes to brag about its credentials as a global climate leader. But a new DeSmog UK investigation reveals that beneath the green veneer lies some dirty business. | At the centre of it all is the City of London …

UN Sponsored Report on Israel's Responsibility for Apartheid in Relation to the Palestinian People
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The report concludes that Israel is guilty of the continuing crime of apartheid as it is defined in the 1973 Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

This Brave Palestinian Was Killed Today
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15

Nakba Day Tuesday. Commemorating Palestine's "Catastrophe"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | May 15 is the 70th Nakba Day, reflecting endless Palestinian suffering since 1948 — under a ruthless occupier since 1967. | A displaced Palestinian …

Israele, 200 armi nucleari puntate sull'Iran
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
La decisione degli Stati uniti di uscire dall'accordo sul nucleare iraniano — stipulato nel 2015 da Teheran con i 5 membri permanenti del Consiglio di sicurezza dell'ONU più la Germania — provoca una situazione di estrema pericolosità non solo per …

Is Putin's Strategy Finally Beginning to Work?
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
I have explained Russian President Valdimir Putin's Christian practice of turning the other cheek to Western provocations as a strategy to convey to Europe that Russia is reasonable but Washington is not and that Russia is not a threat …

Why Israel Will Not Continue along the Same Path for Another 70 Years
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The logic is inescapable. In 1917 when the British government of David Lloyd George issued the Balfour Declaration, his then cabinet consisted predominately of either Nonconformist or Evangelical Christian churchgoers whose beliefs were governed by the texts of the Bible. …

On U.S. Imperialism, Capitalism and Fascism
David William Pear | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
If you want to know the untold history of the U.S.A., then a good place to start is with the history of US imperialism in Asia from the mid-19th century until today. Not only will that reveal the history …

The Iranian "Smoke and Mirrors Threat" and Washington's "Human Rights Card"
Sam Muhho | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
As warmongering against Iran has picked up pace, it is essential critical to be educated on these matters in order to undermine and extinguish the effects of the media propaganda echo-chamber.

America Spends About Half of World's Military Expenditures
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The National Priorities Project headlines "U.S. Military Spending vs. the World" and reports: "World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total." But it can't be believed, because, even if …

The Balfour Declaration: World Zionism and World War I
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
This article was originally published by Global Research in November 2017. | Only a relatively few historians acknowledge just how close Britain came to losing the First World War. | Although heavy loss of young lives in the stalemated land war on …

Bahrain: Former British Ambassador Resigns from Advisory Post after Bahrain Foreign Minister Supports Israeli Aggression
Peter Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
Featured image: Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa | 21st Century Wire says… | Bahrain's foreign minister tweeted out 'Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran' on May 11th. In an unprecedented show of support for the Zionist …

Socialism Can Save America
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
To this writer any time I dare mention that I am a Socialist brings smirks to many faces. The stigma is so great, mostly due to the successful propaganda of this empire, that a majority of my fellow Americans, regardless …

Brzezinski's Ghost Shapes Washington Eurasia Geopolitics
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
One of the most outstanding features of a truly standing-out Trump Presidency to date is how precisely the actual policy developments, when we clear away the deliberate smoke and mirrors of tweets and scandal, follow a basic strategy of Washington …

Israel, 200 armas nucleares apontadas para o Irà£o
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
A decisà£o dos Estados Unidos de sair do acordo nuclear iraniano — assinado em 2015, por Teerà£o, pelos 5 membros permanentes do Conselho de Seguranàßa da ONU e pela Alemanha — provoca uma situaàßà£o de extremo perigo nà£o só para …

Video: Haspel Hearing Is a Charade Run by Those Close to CIA. Ray McGovern
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
An activist who was violently escorted out of a U.S. Senate hearing and detained on Wednesday, has now been released. Outside the court, 79-year-old CIA veteran Ray McGovern showed the bruises he claimed were caused by the security officers. | ….

"Right-to-Work" in Missouri would hurt black workers the most
Economic Policy Institute | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-15
Two new fact sheets by EPI Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Valerie Wilson and Research Assistant Julia Wolfe explain why the passage of a so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) law in Missouri would disproportionately hurt black workers. RTW refers to laws that prohibit unions from collecting any fees from nonunion members in …

“Right-to-Work” in Missouri would hurt black workers the most

Iran: Looming Execution of Dervish Member
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-15
(Beirut) — The Iranian judiciary should immediately halt the looming execution of a member of the Gonabadi Dervish community, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran should also release all Dervish members arbitrarily detained since February 2018. | Police Forces at the scene of the clashes, Tehran, Iran February 19, 2018. | © 2018 Majzooban-e-Noor | The authorities arrested more than 300 members of the Dervish community on February 20 following clashes when the authorities violently repressed a peaceful protest in Tehran. The clashes left dozens injured and three police officers and another security force member dead. On March 18, after an unfair trial that lasted three sessions, the authorities sentenced Mohammad Sallas, 46, to death on charges of killing the police officers by driving a bus into a crowd of security officers. | "Iranian…

Max Thunder 2018: US military drills threaten to derail Korea peace talks
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-15
North Korea has called off talks with South Korea and warned the US that the Singapore summit might be next, citing 'Max Thunder,' a military exercise in the south featuring US strategic bombers and stealth jets. …

Russian Federation: Peaceful protester in pre-trial detention: Mikhail Tsakunov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-15
On 7 May, Dzerzhinsky District Court in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, remanded Mikhail Tsakunov in pre-trial detention until 4 July for alleged use of violence against a police officer. If found guilty, Mikhail Tsakunov could face 10 years in prison. However, the charges against him contravene publicly available video footage.

Kidnappings, Killings in DR Congo's Virunga National Park
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-15
Virunga Park Ranger Rachel Masika Baraka pictured in an undated photo. | © Virunga Park | Unidentified assailants killed 25-year-old park ranger Rachel Masika Baraka and kidnapped two British tourists and their Congolese driver in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park on Friday. | They were part of an organized tourist trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to stunning volcanos and incredible biodiversity, including the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The three were released on Sunday. No information was made public on whether ransoms were paid. | The incident highlights the increasing dangers in Virunga and the surrounding areas. | Undated handout photo issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty, the two Britons who were kidnapped…

No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer Defends Israeli Military Actions in Gaza
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-05-15
Amid a growing chorus of condemnation of Israeli violence by American lawmakers this week, the House's second-highest ranking Democratic, Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, defended Israel's violence against Palestinian protesters and stood by the Trump administration's controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. | "Israel's in a tough situation. It's trying to defend its borders," Hoyer said in response to a question from The Intercept at a pen-and-pad session on Tuesday with reporters on Capitol Hill. "All the world would hope that it would be done so in a peaceful manner, but when you have a terrorist organization in front of you, that is historically and continuing to use violence, that makes it very tough." | Hoyer, the minority whip, was referring to a threat he claimed Israel faces from Hamas. But it was unarmed civilian protesters, not militants,…

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