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Today’s protracted conflicts are far from being resolved. Current policies may even be exacerbating them. The decision to apply tougher policies only to one or two countries has emboldened or enabled others to take advantage of this system. Thanks to a recent spate of legal and political challenges, however, there is a growing awareness of these unfair policies and their incongruity. Governments, international bodies, and NGOs are increasingly being held accountable. Given the importance of these conflicts, they should be.

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Germany’s largest local Jewish community in Berlin has an account with the Bank for Social Economy. When asked if the community plans to close the account, Ilan Kiesling, the community’s spokesman, wrote the Post by email:”The Jewish Community of Berlin has been fighting against the activities of the BDS movement for years… That is why we, of course, also support the request to the Bank for Social Economy to terminate the account of the Jewish Voice. However, this is no reason to cancel the account of the Jewish community and thus leave the field to the BDS movement.”

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Turkey’s minorities’ best hope, at this point, would be to avoid becoming scapegoats of Erdoğan’s wrath, and to receive his benevolence as his loyal subjects.

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On Friday, a Miami court sentenced Ali Nasreeddine Kassir, a Miami-based Lebanese businessman and suspected Hezbollah facilitator, who pleaded guilty to passport fraud and conspiring to commit money laundering totaling over $70 million. Kassir’s conviction is the opening salvo in a string of interconnected cases implicating alleged Hezbollah financiers Nader Mohamad Farhat and Mahmoud Ali Barakat, and their U.S.-based business counterparts. When combined, these cases involve money transfers worth hundreds of millions of dollars through the U.S. financial system, allegedly for laundering criminal proceeds, including from drug trafficking, and terror finance.

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ICE noted that “Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 70, lost her United States citizenship…for having obtained her United States citizenship unlawfully.”

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