Palestine
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Nigeria’s election delay gets testy

International | Plus, the media’s romance with ISIS brides continues and other news from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/20/19, 11:49 am

NIGERIA: With a last-minute delay of presidential elections, the leading challenger to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari accused Buhari’s party of using the postponement to create “the space to perfect their rigging plans.” Young voters are pushing for change, though the main contenders are well-known public figures in their 70s.

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Israel and the Democratic divide

Politics | A growing pro-Palestine faction challenges liberals in Congress
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/14/19, 06:11 pm

WASHINGTON—Recent provocative comments by freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., illustrate a growing divide in the Democratic Party over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Boycotting boycotts

Religious Liberty | Sen. Marco Rubio introduces pro-Israel legislation
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/15/19, 08:12 pm

Pro-Palestine advocates blasted the first piece of legislation filed in the 116th U.S. Senate, while critics chided its author, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for promoting legislation that would protect Israel’s economic interests instead of a focusing on ending the partial government shutdown.

The boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement attempts to cause economic and political damage to Israel by boycotting companies that do business with the Middle East nation and urging the companies to end those relationships.

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