Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:2AM
Mike Pompeo
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

WikiLeaks: To bring down America

The US has made each and every effort to discredit whistleblower organization WikiLeaks, but the latest remarks by the CIA chief is symptomatic of Washington's failure to reverse the damage done to its image as a result of revelations by the group. Mike Pompeo has described WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” Pompeo says the whistleblower website is plotting to "take down America any way they can and find any willing partner to achieve that end." While exposing the US weaknesses and lies, Pompeo's comments also shows how powerful WikiLeaks is and how the organization and its chief Julian Assange have turned into a nightmare for the US as a self-styled defender of human rights which itself stands accused of violating  human rights and international law.

Al-Aqsa tensions: Rights not recognized 
Tensions are rising to alarming levels in the occupied lands of Palestine over Israel’s latest controversial security measures at al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds. Several have died in clashes with the Israelis and many wounded in what many fear could trigger a new uprising by the Palestinians. Criticisms are to the same degree rising against the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas over his handling of what many see as an Israeli plot to extend its control over al-Aqsa.  Abbas has just ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it stopped the new security measures at the third holiest site in the Muslim world. But many are already criticizing that this is too little and coming too late.