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If anyone is equipped to dissect the current state of Israel, with all its contradictions, aspirations, successes, and failings, it is Ari Shavit — an IDF paratrooper who became an anti-occupation activist and a journalist for the left-wing newspaper Haaretz. Weaving together personal history and investigative rigor, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is Shavit’s thorough, compassionate examination — both celebration and criticism — of his home country.

You can purchase the book here.

Donald Trump in El Paso

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The city of El Paso, Texas, announced on Tuesday that it had hired a law firm to collect on $569,204 it is still owed by Donald Trump's presidential campaign for costs associated with a February 2019 rally.

"A lot of us have been concerned about this outstanding invoice, about the amount of money that is owed to us by the Trump campaign," said local Rep. Peter Svarzbein said during a city council meeting.

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