2019-03-22: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-03-22). Human Rights Attorney to Trump: "Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security" democracynow.org Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House next week amid the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where Vice President Mike Pence will speak, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. A growing number of Democrats—…

STAFF (2019-03-22). Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights. therealnews.com Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN's Shir Hever explores what this means for the region…

Ali Harb (2019-03-22). Golan Heights: Trump Aims to 'Shore up' Support for Netanyahu Ahead of Israeli Vote. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump's announcement that Washington will recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is an effort to boost the re-election chances of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, analysts said. | The US president's comments, made on …

Juan Cole (2019-03-22). 2020 Dem Presidential Hopefuls Flee Israel lobbies' AIPAC After MoveOn.org Boycott Call. commondreams.org The grassroots left in the Democratic Party is fed up with this shell game. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-22). Headlines for March 22, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Tweets Support for Israeli Claim Over Occupied Golan Heights, Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference, House Oversight Chair: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Broke Federal Records Laws, Josh Kushner Wooed Saudi Investors Ahead of Jared's Trip to Riyadh, New Zealand Marks One Week Since Mosque Attacks with Call to Prayer, Pipe Bomber Cesar Sayoc, Who Targeted Trump Critics, Pleads Guilty, Boeing Jets That Crashed in Ethiopia, Indonesia Lacked Optional Safety Features, Iraq: 92 Dead in Mosul After Ferry Capsizes in Tigris River, China: Pesticide Plant Explosion Kills 47, Texas: Deer Park…

Renee Parsons (2019-03-22). The Supreme Court and US-Israel Dual Citizenship. globalresearch.ca As AIPAC preps for its annual policy conference entitled "Connected for Good" with an expected attendance of 20,000 committed Zionists, its most zealous Zionist Congressional supporters will also likely be in attendance; that is, those who have signed the loyalty …

End Racism at UCSC (2019-03-22). Islamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack. indybay.org I am one of the students that was called a "terrorist" among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough.

Whitney Webb (2019-03-22). Media Silent as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes. theantimedia.com Similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained in the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders. (MPN) — Israel's three largest banks — Hapoalim Bank, Leumi Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank — have all been ordered to pay record fines, which …

Whitney Webb (2019-03-21). Media Blackout as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes. mintpressnews.com Similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained in the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders,…

Fight Back (2019-03-21). Justice for Rasmea Odeh! Justice for Palestine! fightbacknews.org The Committee to Stop FBI Repression strongly supports Rasmea Odeh's right to speak in Berlin about the Palestinian liberation struggle. We stand with the many other organizations who condemn the German, Israeli, and U.S. governments' attacks on Rasmea and their attempts to silence her by revoking her visa and prohibiting her from political activity (see article about the March 15 incident). | The actions of these governments blatantly…

STAFF (2019-03-21). Trump: U.S. Recognizes Israel's Sovereignty of Golan Heights. truthdig.com JERUSALEM—President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister's planned visit next week to the White House. | The administration has been considering recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. Last week, in its annual human rights report, the State Department dropped the phrase "Israeli-occupied" from the Golan Heights section, instead calling it "Israeli-controlled." | "After…

teleSUR (2019-03-21). Trump Meddles Again, Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land. telesurenglish.net In a new interventionist move, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that is time his country recognizes Israel's alleged "sovereignty" over the Golan Heights, a territory that was captured from Syria in 1967 but has never been internationally recognized. | RELATED: | Politicized US 'Human Rights' Report Singles Out Political Foes | According to Trump, the plat…

susan_p (2019-03-21). Ilhan Omar responds to attacks: Rashida and I are here to stay. greenleft.org.au Two young Muslim women were elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Ilhan Omar is Black, and a refugee from war-devastated Somalia. Rahida Tlaib is of Palestinian descent, and has family living under Israeli oppression. | Both are outspoken supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots to protest Israel's oppression. | As supporters of BDS, they have been under attack from the Israeli lobby in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which falsely claims BDS is anti-Semitic. Following I…

Jake Johnson (2019-03-21). MoveOn Calls for Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC Conference. theantimedia.com (CD) — MoveOn, a progressive advocacy group with millions of members, is calling on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott AIPAC's annual conference. "It's no secret that that AIPAC has worked to hinder diplomatic efforts like the Iran deal, is undermining Palestinian self-determination, and inviting figures actively involved in human rights violations to its stage," Iram Ali, campaign …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-03-21). No, Critics Declare in Response to Trump, Now Is Time to Give Occupied Golan Heights Back to Syria. commondreams.org Critics on Thursday swiftly condemned an announcement by President Donald Trump that he believes the U.S. should recognize Israel's claim over the Golan Heights, the Syrian territory Israel has illegally occupied for over half a century. The ramifications of the decision may reach beyond the Middle East. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Mackey (2019-03-21). Trump Offers Netanyahu Part of Syria to Boost Israeli Leader's Flagging Reelection Campaign. theintercept.com Hoping to help Israel's leader get reelected, the U.S. president recognized Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights, territory it seized from Syria in 1967.

RT (2019-03-21). 'This is MAGA country': Jewish cemetery defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in MA (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com Police in Massachusetts are investigating a suspected hate crime in which some 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery were defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti including, "Expel the Jew," and "Heil Hitler."

Democracy Now! (2019-03-20). Headlines for March 20, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Hosts Brazilian President Bolsonaro, Threatens New Venezuela Sanctions, SCOTUS Rules Gov't Can Detain Immigrants with Criminal Records Indefinitely, 40-Year-Old Mexican Migrant Dies in Gov't Custody, Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico Return to U.S. for Hearings, Report: U.S. Airstrikes Killed At Least 14 Civilians in Somalia Since 2017, At Least 10 Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast, Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Egypt Cracks Down on Online Dissent, Russia Signs New Laws Censoring State Critics, Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed as Violence Against Activists Mounts, Trump Nominat…

PACBI (2019-03-20). Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians. bdsmovement.net Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians: UpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for m…

PACBI (2019-03-20). Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President: UpdatePitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel's discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president ve…

Gregory Shupak (2019-03-20). When They Don't Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians' Right of Return. fair.org For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return. | Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, onl…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-03-20). Uniting Fatah, Not Palestine: The Dubious Role of Palestine's New Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh. mintpressnews.com Shtayyeh's mission will ultimately fail, for his mandate is to reunite Fatah behind Abbas, not the Palestinian people behind a truly democratic and representative leadership aimed at ridding Palestine from its Israeli occupiers.

Fight Back (2019-03-19). Minnesotans protest Senator Klobuchar's pro-war record. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 15, 30 protesters gathered in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar's Minneapolis office to condemn her support for the Trump administration policy of regime change in Venezuela and support of U.S. aid to Israel. Since Klobuchar has kicked off her presidential campaign, the Twin Cities anti-war movement has responded by holding multiple protests, including a picket at her presidential announcement at Boom Island, to draw attention to the senator's long record of voting for military aid and U.S. intervention. | Responding to the savage and racist mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mis…

unitedEditor (2019-03-19). An Arab NATO with Israel's participation — a new weapon for globalists against the Iranian "threat" uwidata.com The reasons for Saudi Arabia's gravitation toward Israel Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced a great deal of tension in their relations in recent years. These tensions started with the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr (a Shia cleric who opposed the Saudi regime) and peaked when a number of Iranian Anti-Saudi protesters stormed the Saudi …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-19). "They Are Us": New Zealand Mourns After Mosque Attacks Killed 50 Including Refugees & Immigrants. democracynow.org Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most of them were immigrants, or refugees who had come to New Zealand seeking safety. Six Pakistanis, four Jordanians, four Egyptians and at least three Bangladeshis are among the dead. The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry said that six of the victims were of Palestinian origin. We speak with Eva Nisa, a lecture…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-19). Headlines for March 19, 2019. democracynow.org New Zealand Mourns Victims of Mosque Terror Attack, Calls for Support of Muslims, Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Rise of White Nationalism, HuffPost: 7 Active U.S. Military Are Members of Far-Right "Identity Evropa", Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Could Top 1,000, Nebraska: Flooding Submerges Air Force Base, NYT: Saudi Crown Prince Approved Campaign to Silence Opponents, U.N. Condemns Israel for Use of Lethal Force on Gaza Protesters, New Brexit Vote Blocked Less Than 2 Weeks from Deadline, France to Crack Down on "Yellow Vest" Protests, Dutch Police Arrest Suspect Who Shot and Killed 3 People in Utrecht, Mexi…

United Nations (2019-03-18). Gaza investigators call on Israel to review 'rules of engagement' as Gaza protest anniversary looms. un.org Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the country's border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and thousands more injured.

United Nations (2019-03-17). UN Middle East Coordinator strongly condemns 'arrests and violence' by Hamas security forces during Gaza protests. un.org The UN's Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has strongly condemned the violent response by security forces in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the past three days, towards Palestinian protests over the deteriorating economic situation there.

Fight Back (2019-03-17). Frank Chapman condemns political repression against Rasmea Odeh. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Frank Chapman, Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Rasmea Odeh, an historic figure in the Palestine national movement, is being threatened by German authorities with denial of her right to speak in Germany, as well as attempting to take away her visa. | The Chicago Alliance once again expresses our complete solidarity with our dear sister, Rasmea, and with her beloved Palestine. For a number of years, the Alliance and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network marched together to defend Rasmea from the p…

Fight Back (2019-03-17). Condemn the attack by German authorities on Rasmea Odeh. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization sharply condemns the decision by German authorities to prevent the respected Palestinian leader Rasmea Odeh from speaking in Berlin, March 15. According to reports we have reviewed, German police accosted Rasmea outside the hall where she was scheduled to appear, surrounded the venue with hundreds of cops, and handed her documents that canceled her visa. Police then followed Rasmea, demanding she go to another part of the city, and harassed her as she did so. | These acts of political repression were preceded by a noisy campaign by the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors and the right…

Antonio Carty (2019-02-27). Conscience Over Profit. zcomm.org Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read more…

ziyaad (2019-02-20). EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes. bdsmovement.net EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes : UpdateThe EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world's longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe's electricity grid with Israel's grid that incorporates the illegal settl…

patrick (2019-02-14). No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank. bdsmovement.net No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver

CounterSpin (2019-02-01). Josh Ruebner on BDS Bans, Shankar Narayan on Face Surveillance. fair.org Media…

Phyllis Bennis (2018-11-14). The Crisis in Gaza and a Potential Ceasefire. zcomm.org Discussing the recent Israeli special forces operation inside the Gaza Strip that killed 7 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier, as well as Israeli air strikes and a potential ceasefire…

2019-03-22: Social Media Postees

Golan Heights: Trump Aims to 'Shore up' Support for Netanyahu Ahead of Israeli Vote
Ali Harb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Donald Trump's announcement that Washington will recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is an effort to boost the re-election chances of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, analysts said. | The US president's comments, made on …
globalresearch.ca/golan-heights-trump-ai…

Human Rights Attorney to Trump: "Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-22
Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House next week amid the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where Vice President Mike Pence will speak, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. A growing number of Democrats–…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/22/human_rig…

2020 Dem Presidential Hopefuls Flee Israel lobbies' AIPAC After MoveOn.org Boycott Call
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
The grassroots left in the Democratic Party is fed up with this shell game. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/22/2020-d…

Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN's Shir Hever explores what this means for the region…
therealnews.com/stories/might-makes-righ…

The Supreme Court and US-Israel Dual Citizenship
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
As AIPAC preps for its annual policy conference entitled "Connected for Good" with an expected attendance of 20,000 committed Zionists, its most zealous Zionist Congressional supporters will also likely be in attendance; that is, those who have signed the loyalty …
globalresearch.ca/supreme-court-dual-cit…

Media Silent as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes
Whitney Webb | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-22
Similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained in the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders. (MPN) — Israel's three largest banks — Hapoalim Bank, Leumi Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank — have all been ordered to pay record fines, which …

Media Silent as Israel’s Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes

Islamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack
End Racism at UCSC | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
I am one of the students that was called a "terrorist" among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/20/1882210…

Media Blackout as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-21
Similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained in the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders,…
mintpressnews.com/media-blackout-as-isra…

Justice for Rasmea Odeh! Justice for Palestine!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-21
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression strongly supports Rasmea Odeh's right to speak in Berlin about the Palestinian liberation struggle. We stand with the many other organizations who condemn the German, Israeli, and U.S. governments' attacks on Rasmea and their attempts to silence her by revoking her visa and prohibiting her from political activity (see article about the March 15 incident). | The actions of these governments blatantly…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/21/justice-…

Trump: U.S. Recognizes Israel's Sovereignty of Golan Heights
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-21
JERUSALEM–President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister's planned visit next week to the White House. | The administration has been considering recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. Last week, in its annual human rights report, the State Department dropped the phrase "Israeli-occupied" from the Golan Heights section, instead calling it "Israeli-controlled." | "After…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-u-s-recogniz…

Trump Meddles Again, Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-21
In a new interventionist move, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that is time his country recognizes Israel's alleged "sovereignty" over the Golan Heights, a territory that was captured from Syria in 1967 but has never been internationally recognized. | RELATED: | Politicized US 'Human Rights' Report Singles Out Political Foes | According to Trump, the plat…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Meddles-Ag…

Ilhan Omar responds to attacks: Rashida and I are here to stay
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-21
Two young Muslim women were elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Ilhan Omar is Black, and a refugee from war-devastated Somalia. Rahida Tlaib is of Palestinian descent, and has family living under Israeli oppression. | Both are outspoken supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots to protest Israel's oppression. | As supporters of BDS, they have been under attack from the Israeli lobby in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which falsely claims BDS is anti-Semitic. Following I…
greenleft.org.au/content/ilhan-omar-responds-attacks-rashida-and-i-are-here-stay

MoveOn Calls for Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC Conference
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-21
(CD) — MoveOn, a progressive advocacy group with millions of members, is calling on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott AIPAC's annual conference. "It's no secret that that AIPAC has worked to hinder diplomatic efforts like the Iran deal, is undermining Palestinian self-determination, and inviting figures actively involved in human rights violations to its stage," Iram Ali, campaign …

MoveOn Calls for Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC Conference

'This is MAGA country': Jewish cemetery defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in MA (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-21
Police in Massachusetts are investigating a suspected hate crime in which some 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery were defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti including, "Expel the Jew," and "Heil Hitler." | …
rt.com/usa/454425-jewish-cemetery-vandal…

No, Critics Declare in Response to Trump, Now Is Time to Give Occupied Golan Heights Back to Syria
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-21
Critics on Thursday swiftly condemned an announcement by President Donald Trump that he believes the U.S. should recognize Israel's claim over the Golan Heights, the Syrian territory Israel has illegally occupied for over half a century. The ramifications of the decision may reach beyond the Middle East. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/21/no-crit…

Trump Offers Netanyahu Part of Syria to Boost Israeli Leader's Flagging Reelection Campaign
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-03-21
Hoping to help Israel's leader get reelected, the U.S. president recognized Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights, territory it seized from Syria in 1967.
theintercept.com/2019/03/21/trump-gives-…

Uniting Fatah, Not Palestine: The Dubious Role of Palestine's New Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-20
Shtayyeh's mission will ultimately fail, for his mandate is to reunite Fatah behind Abbas, not the Palestinian people behind a truly democratic and representative leadership aimed at ridding Palestine from its Israeli occupiers.
mintpressnews.com/uniting-fatah-not-pale…

Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians: UpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for m…
bdsmovement.net/news/paid-facebook-ad-ba…

Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President: UpdatePitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel's discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president ve…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinians-salute…

When They Don't Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians' Right of Return
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-03-20
For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return. | Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, onl…
fair.org/home/when-they-dont-ignore-us-m…

Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians: UpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for m…
bdsmovement.net/news/paid-facebook-ad-ba…

An Arab NATO with Israel's participation — a new weapon for globalists against the Iranian "threat"
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-19
The reasons for Saudi Arabia's gravitation toward Israel Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced a great deal of tension in their relations in recent years. These tensions started with the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr (a Shia cleric who opposed the Saudi regime) and peaked when a number of Iranian Anti-Saudi protesters stormed the Saudi …
uwidata.com/2775-an-arab-nato-with-israe…

Minnesotans protest Senator Klobuchar's pro-war record
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-19
Minneapolis, MN – On March 15, 30 protesters gathered in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar's Minneapolis office to condemn her support for the Trump administration policy of regime change in Venezuela and support of U.S. aid to Israel. Since Klobuchar has kicked off her presidential campaign, the Twin Cities anti-war movement has responded by holding multiple protests, including a picket at her presidential announcement at Boom Island, to draw attention to the senator's long record of voting for military aid and U.S. intervention. | Responding to the savage and racist mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mis…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/19/minnesot…

"They Are Us": New Zealand Mourns After Mosque Attacks Killed 50 Including Refugees & Immigrants
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-19
Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most of them were immigrants, or refugees who had come to New Zealand seeking safety. Six Pakistanis, four Jordanians, four Egyptians and at least three Bangladeshis are among the dead. The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry said that six of the victims were of Palestinian origin. We speak with Eva Nisa, a lecture…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/19/they_are_…

Gaza investigators call on Israel to review 'rules of engagement' as Gaza protest anniversary looms
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-18
Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the country's border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and thousands more injured.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1…

The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi's Unconditional Support for Israel
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-18
Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel "even if the Capitol crumbles," as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Haim Saban looked on — our panel discusses anti-Semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/the-attack-on-il…

UN Middle East Coordinator strongly condemns 'arrests and violence' by Hamas security forces during Gaza protests
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-17
The UN's Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has strongly condemned the violent response by security forces in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the past three days, towards Palestinian protests over the deteriorating economic situation there.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1…

Frank Chapman condemns political repression against Rasmea Odeh
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-17
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Frank Chapman, Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Rasmea Odeh, an historic figure in the Palestine national movement, is being threatened by German authorities with denial of her right to speak in Germany, as well as attempting to take away her visa. | The Chicago Alliance once again expresses our complete solidarity with our dear sister, Rasmea, and with her beloved Palestine. For a number of years, the Alliance and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network marched together to defend Rasmea from the p…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/17/frank-ch…

Condemn the attack by German authorities on Rasmea Odeh
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-17
Freedom Road Socialist Organization sharply condemns the decision by German authorities to prevent the respected Palestinian leader Rasmea Odeh from speaking in Berlin, March 15. According to reports we have reviewed, German police accosted Rasmea outside the hall where she was scheduled to appear, surrounded the venue with hundreds of cops, and handed her documents that canceled her visa. Police then followed Rasmea, demanding she go to another part of the city, and harassed her as she did so. | These acts of political repression were preceded by a noisy campaign by the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors and the right…
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Conscience Over Profit
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2019-02-27
Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read…
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EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-20
EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes : UpdateThe EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world's longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe's electricity grid with Israel's grid that incorporates the illegal settl…
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No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-14
No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Andrew Rettman Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver …
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