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In a rare action against Israel, U.S. says extremist West Bank settlers will be barred from America

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I guess the US and Israel don't move in lockstep. This will upset the apologist's attempt to link the two.

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Good.

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Jewish extremism and violence has become noticeable and there has to be a penalty against criminals’ ability to freely travel abroad.

Other countries should follow America’s lead

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The Israeli cabinet members handing out free automatic rifles to settlers should be barred from the US and frankly out to be charged with crimes against humanity.

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Blinken's Band-Aid diplomacy that won't save one single Palestinian life.

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Tuesday's move comes just a month after Israel was granted entry into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, which allows its citizens visa-free entry into the U.S. Those targeted by the action will not be eligible for the program, and those who hold current U.S. visas will have them revoked.

It was just last month that a spokesperson for CBP said that the database used to subject matter denials for entry was their terrorist watch list. Operated jointly by the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center, and and DHS, it is most commonly referred to as The Watch List. It is is a large intelligence database compilation that contains the identity of more than one million names and identifiers of individuals known or suspected to somehow be involved in some type of past or present terrorist activity, or who may pose a potential threat to the United States, as well as people with ties to them. But he was quick to point out that anyone on the terror watch list doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a terrorist. At the time I wondered what he was talking about. Today I think I know.

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This is a transparent and ham-fisted attempt to pretend that the administration didn't cravenly dismiss calls for a ceasefire, gave Netanyahu the green light, amplified propaganda like beheaded babies designed to create a punitive, vengeful atmosphere, assisted and turn a blind eye to the war crimes, pump the IDF full of arms and Biden gave Netanyahu an obsequious bear hug while his administration attacked any dissent.

It is hoping to mend the irreparable damage done with Arab American voters in swing states and save Biden bacon. Now they are attempting to put a band-aid on a pile of nasty war crimes.

These voters need to remember that and go with other candidates. He betrayed you; abandon him.

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These illegal settlers are not recognized terrorists, and many have other homes in Israel. I read earlier that nine Palestinians were murdered in the West Bank recently by settlers, and in the presence of the Israeli forces, yet those forces did nothing. I doubt the USA can enforce this ban, if they even want to.

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Like what other candidates?

I never suggested they vote for Trump.

They should vote with their conscience and for other candidates who have called for a ceasefire - currently there are at least two declared candidates who have done precisely that; Jill Stein of the Green Party and Former Harvard professor Cornel West who is running as an independent candidate.

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JJEToday 03:12 pm JST

Like what other candidates?

I never suggested they vote for Trump.

They should vote with their conscience and for other candidates who have called for a ceasefire - currently there are at least two declared candidates who have done precisely that; Jill Stein of the Green Party and Former Harvard professor Cornel West who is running as an independent candidate.

Of course you would like people to vote for those candidates and thereby get your man Trump into office. Hopefully we are smarter than that.

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If disenfranchised voters go for another candidate that actually share their conscience, that is completely reasonable and may bring reasonable change in the future by forcing the party that disenfranchised them to change its tune.

Voting for someone who has stabbed you in the back is completely illogical. The newly created #AbandonBiden National Coalition is looking to do just that in swing states.

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JJEToday 03:28 pm JST

If disenfranchised voters go for another candidate that actually share their conscience, that is completely reasonable and may bring reasonable change in the future by forcing the party that disenfranchised them to change its tune.

Voting for someone who has stabbed you in the back is completely illogical. The newly created #AbandonBiden National Coalition is looking to do just that in swing states.

At least you have your talking points down for 2024.

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Good that Jewish settlements outside Israel are finally gaining some/any negative reaction from the USA. About time. I wouldn't ban access just to people living there, but anyone who profits by destroying Palestinian homes to make room for Israelis, Israeli builders and the representatives pushing this land grab inside Israel. Block them all from access to US companies, travel, etc.

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Poor Antony Blinken there in the photo looks like he just vomited and now has to swallow it.

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The US taking a page out of the Israeli regime playbook. Hey, look, we doled out a minor (and probably quickly and quietly reduced or recinded) punishment for a minor (comparatively) crime, so be quiet about the lack of any punishment for the blatant horrific crime we insist never happened.

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Oh, ever wonder why the US imposed duopolies on its satrapies throughout Latin America?

So that it could call them democracies while making sure that the populations never got a chance to vote for a government that represented them.

And that's where the US is on so many issues as well as support for the Israeli regime, the majority may want to end that, but they're not being allowed a chance to vote in a government that will

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