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The planned visit in coming weeks to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories and Israel by US House of Representatives members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib promises to unleash a serious and badly needed public debate in the US and Israel on politically disputed issues at the heart of the century-old Israel-Palestine conflict. This is because both representatives support the BDS movement - Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - that advocates non-violent pressure on Israel until it treats Palestinians fairly and according to international law, whether those Palestinians are citizens inside Israel, live under Israeli occupation, or are refugees in exile. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Ne... Full story

22 July