Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: June 12, 2018

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Bernie Sanders’ Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He’s Taking It Mainstream,

“Not many in the media are noticing, which is understandable given the burden of keeping up with Donald Trump, but in the shadow of Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, Bernie Sanders is dramatically challenging Beltway discourse on Israel,” writes Peter Beinart.

Thousands rally at Netiv Ha’avot outpost ahead of court-ordered demolition,

Some 2,000 people rallied Monday evening against the planned razing of 15 homes in the West Bank outpost of Netiv Ha’avot in a futile attempt to stave off the demolition, set for dawn Tuesday.

Palestinian teen to serve full sentence for slap,

The parole board at Rimonim Prison has denied Ahed Tamimi’s early release request. The 17-year-old Palestinian girl was sent to jail for eight and a half months after slapping an Israeli soldier in her West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.