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Robert Reich: Crack down strengthens ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich said Tuesday that efforts to crack down on the ongoing “Occupy” protests around the country actually helped to strengthen the movement. Police in riot gear evicted “Occupy Wall Street” protesters from their encampment at New York City’s Zuccotti Park…

Clashes as Israeli police raze mosque in Bedouin town

JERUSALEM — Clashes broke out in the southern Bedouin city of Rahat early on Sunday as Israeli police demolished an illegally-built mosque in a pre-dawn raid, police and witnesses said. Local residents said thousands of police and border police drove into the southern desert city overnight and set up roadblocks…

Israeli flotilla probe: Use of live fire by commandos ‘justified’

Mistakes were made at a “relatively senior” level during Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid boat but the use of live fire by commandos was justified, the results of military probe showed Monday. “Mistakes were made in the various decisions taken, including within relatively senior ranks, which contributed to…

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