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Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Juan Cole | Why the UN Branded Israel an Apartheid State 
Palestinians march along the wall marking the edge of the Israeli settlement in the West Bank. (photo: Abbas Momani/AFP) 
Juan Cole, Informed Comment 
Cole writes: "A shouting match has been provoked this week by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, which issued a report this week concluding definitively that Israel is guilty of Apartheid practices toward the Palestinians." 
US Prepared to Take Military Action Against North Korea, If Necessary, Rex Tillerson Says 
Anna Fifield, The Washington Post 
Fifield writes: "The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider taking military action against North Korea, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that 'all options are on the table' to deter the threat from Pyongyang." 
White House Apologizes to Britain for False Wiretapping Allegations 
Zack Ford, ThinkProgress 
Ford writes: "The White House has apologized to Britain and promised it will no longer reiterate conspiracy theories about British intelligence working against President Trump." 
Don't Rely on the Courts to Fight the New Travel Ban. We Need Protest. 
Rob Hunter, Guardian UK 
Hunter writes: "The fate of the new ban will be decided in the streets - not in the courts. So don't assume that judges can do the heavy lifting for us." 
Suicide Risk: House OKs Bill Allowing 'Mentally Incapacitated' Veterans to Buy Guns 
Bill Chappell, NPR 
Chappell writes: "The House has approved legislation allowing veterans who are 'mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent' or prone to blackouts to buy guns. Critics of the bill say it could raise the suicide rate among veterans - a rate that has risen in the past decade." 
Following US and Israeli Pressure to Revoke UN Report Accusing Israel of Apartheid, UN Official Resigns 
Ellen Francis and Michelle Nichols, Reuters 
Excerpt: "The head of the United Nation's West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an 'apartheid regime' on Palestinians." 
Trump's Budget Is a Declaration of War on the Environment 
Emma Foehringer Merchant and Lisa Hymas, Grist 
Excerpt: "The Trump team wants to dramatically shrink much of the federal government, but you know what it wants to shrink most of all? Environmental programs." 

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