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  • Trump is coming: How much damage can he do in the Holy Land?

    Israel's prime minister defies staffers and lawmakers, pledging to host the Republican presidential contender. Trump, the Islamophobe, says he plans to visit what might be the most religiously sensitive site on earth. Just how worried should we be? While local leaders in the United States are declaring Donald Trump persona non grata, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is gearing up to host the xenophobic presidential candidate later this month. Trump’s racist outbursts and policies have focused on Muslims in recent days and weeks, something one might think the Israeli prime minister would be sensitive about, considering that 20 percent of…

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  • Trump is no more racist than mainstream Israeli policy

    Israeli politicians are joining the global pushback against Donald Trump's anti-Muslim racism. But guess what other country bans Muslim immigration? Just days after Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump announced that he will be visiting Israel by the end of December, the billionaire populist called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Everyone is aghast, including several Israeli politicians, figures and organizations, who began expressing their disgust and indignation Wednesday morning. Some went as far as demanding that Trump be blocked from entering Israel's parliament, the Knesset, or to bar him from entering the country entirely.…

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  • I have a special ID card, Mr. Trump, and it is hell

    The Republican presidential candidate wants Muslims to carry special ID cards. A West Bank Palestinian uses her personal experience to explain what that really means. By Nadia Naser-Najjab Donald Trump recently suggested that Muslims in the United States should be registered in a database and forced to carry special ID cards. This, he would have us believe, will help to make American citizens safer from the consequences of the wars successive U.S. administrations have waged around the world. [tmwinpost] As a Palestinian who has studied and lived in the U.S., Trump’s disgusting bigotry offends me on a very personal level.…

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  • The Donald Trump I know would say one thing to Netanyahu: 'You're fired!'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tm5Je73bYOY Shocking. Disgusting. Why is he even meddling in our internal affairs? You didn't see Nochi Dankner endorsing Romney, did you? (Wait, he didn't, right? Right?). But above all: disappointment. A talented businessman like Donald Trump? Can't he put two and two together? Especially after Benjamin Netanyahu's poor showing this week? Didn't he see the horrific numbers? The budget deficit doubled(!) this year, to a whopping 39 billion shekels. That's 4.2 percent of the GDP - way over the target 2 percent the government set itself. The Trump I know would not stand for a failure like this. Not for…

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