2021-05-18: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-05-18). Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine. juancole.com ( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …

Staff (2021-05-18). AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State. truthout.org When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend,

Dr Yasser Abu Jamei (2021-05-18). Life Lacking a Sense of Safety. counterpunch.org After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.

Editor2 (2021-05-18). Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri. orinocotribune.com A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…

Bianca Mugyenyi (2021-05-18). How Canada should respond to Israel's escalating violence. mronline.org We can protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression by applying our own Canadian law. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Jonah Raskin (2021-05-18). Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited. counterpunch.org The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza—with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side—sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-18). Israeli Barbarism in Gaza. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege. thegrayzone.com Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out. challenge-magazine.org Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…

Medea Benjamin (2021-05-18). How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians. progressive.org As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states. wsws.org The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-18). Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled. mintpressnews.com Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.

Amnesty International (2021-05-18). Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes. globalresearch.ca Israeli forces have …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-18). Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike. peoplesworld.org Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …

South Front (2021-05-18). Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight. globalresearch.ca The hostilities in …

Shatha Hammad (2021-05-18). Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza. zcomm.org Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. zcomm.org Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…

Refaat Alareer (2021-05-18). Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. zcomm.org Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician. truthout.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab. truthout.org Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism. dissidentvoice.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

repost (2021-05-18). Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine. indybay.org U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.

The Conversation (2021-05-18). Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now. juancole.com By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

Eds. (2021-05-18). Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault. mronline.org In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Susan Abulhawa (2021-05-18). A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism. workers.org The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . |

Staff (2021-05-18). The Entire US Tax Code Is Implicated in the Forced Displacement of Palestinians. truthout.org Like many, I have watched with horror as cynical state actors and the legacy of Palestinian dispossession and settler colonialism have fueled the latest conflagration across Israel/Palestine. Underwriting the cheap political calculus of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political cronies is a network of U.S. financial support. Indeed, U.S. military aid and perverse corporate incentives underlie the U.S.-Israeli arms trade. A few courageous politicians are beginning to forge…

Global Research News (2021-05-18). Selected Articles: How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians. globalresearch.ca By The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United Sta…

Philip Giraldi (2021-05-18). Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved. globalresearch.ca An interesting

Juan Cole (2021-05-18). Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-18). Israel is Making the Same Errors as Britain did Over Northern Ireland 50 Years Ago. counterpunch.org When I first visited Israel in 1976 after spending three years in Northern Ireland working on my second degree, I was struck by the similarities between the situations in the two countries. It is therefore entirely appropriate that on the same day that the Israeli-Palestinian crisis was exploding this week, an inquest in Belfast was

_____ (2021-05-18). Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). Do better on Palestine, media workers say. greenleft.org.au Kerry Smith reports on a statement released by journalists, media workers, writers and commentators calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding "both siderism".

Lara Kiswani (2021-05-18). Palestine Rises Up: "Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair" zcomm.org We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-18). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-18). Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.

Peter Maiden (2021-05-18). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal (2021-05-18). Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online event…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-18). Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List. indybay.org We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen-ossoff-leads-28-senators-urging-immediate-ceasefire-in-middle-east/

Mel Gurtov (2021-05-18). Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel. counterpunch.org "The problem with the Middle East is that you can try to turn your back on it, but it won't turn its back on you," said Martin S. Indyk, former US ambassador to Israel. And it hasn't: once again, Israelis and Palestinians are at war. With no cease-fire, let alone peace talks, in sight, and

Richard C. Gross (2021-05-18). Time for A Two-State Solution. counterpunch.org The "cousins," as Israeli Jews commonly refer to Palestinian Arabs, are at it again in a seemingly never-ending stream of death and destruction between Semitic brethren that accomplishes nothing but weeping at funerals. The increasingly deadly hostilities have no effect on Israel halting encroachment on land in the disputed occupied West Bank or the apparent

Tjeerd Royaards (2021-05-18). Israeli / Palestinian Conflict. thenation.com Israeli / Palestinian Conflict…

Aljazeera (2021-05-18). Thousands rally in US in support of Palestinians. zcomm.org Huge crowds show solidarity with Palestinians in cities across US, from Los Angeles to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh…

Craig Murray (2021-05-17). What Is Left for Palestine? globalresearch.ca Western media and …

_____ (2021-05-17). Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18. popularresistance.org As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.

teleSUR (2021-05-17). US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…

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Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …
juancole.com/2021/05/united-states-palestine.html

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56475/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commentary-not-one-dollar-for-zionist-genocide

Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled
Mnar Muhawesh Adley | mintpressnews.com | 2021-05-18
Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.
mintpressnews.com/podcast-panel-israel-assault-gaza-malak-mattar-dan-cohen-miko-peled/277155/

Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-18
Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/18/killing-gaza-documentary-cohen-blumenthal-israels-siege/

How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians
Medea Benjamin | progressive.org | 2021-05-18
As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.
progressive.org/dispatches/united-states-killing-palestinians-benjamin-davies-210518/

Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. media and politicians betray their own lack of neutrality by blaming Palestinians for nearly all the violence and framing flagrantly disproportionate, indiscriminate and therefore illegal Israeli attacks as a justifiable response to Palestinian actions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-the-united-states-has-blood-on-its-hands-in-palestine/

Selected Articles: How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians | By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, May 18, 2021 | The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United Sta…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-how-united-states-helps-kill-palestinians/5745591

Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza–with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side–sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/edward-saids-palestine-revisited/

Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …
popularresistance.org/palestinians-have-a-right-to-defend-themselves/

Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…
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Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestine-conflict-leaders.html

A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism
Susan Abulhawa | workers.org | 2021-05-18
The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . | Continue reading A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56468/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-conversation-with-susan-abulhawa-on-zionism

Palestine Rises Up: "Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair"
Lara Kiswani | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/palestine-rises-up-our-hope-is-stronger-than-despair/

The Entire US Tax Code Is Implicated in the Forced Displacement of Palestinians
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
Like many, I have watched with horror as cynical state actors and the legacy of Palestinian dispossession and settler colonialism have fueled the latest conflagration across Israel/Palestine. Underwriting the cheap political calculus of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political cronies is a network of U.S. financial support. Indeed, U.S. military aid and perverse corporate incentives underlie the U.S.-Israeli arms trade. A few courageous politicians are beginning to forge…
truthout.org/articles/the-entire-us-tax-code-is-implicated-in-the-forced-displacement-of-palestinians/

Do better on Palestine, media workers say
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-18
Kerry Smith reports on a statement released by journalists, media workers, writers and commentators calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding "both siderism".
greenleft.org.au/content/do-better-palestine-media-workers-say

5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842522.php

Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842537.php

Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842529.php

Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine
repost | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842597.php

Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation
Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842582.php

Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List
Not One Nickel, Not One Dime | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen-ossoff-leads-28-senators-urging-immediate-ceasefire-in-middle-east/
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842595.php

Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …
juancole.com/2021/05/americans-palestinians-nationalism.html

Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye reported that Israeli war planes hit the six-story Ghazi al-Shwwa building with "at least three missiles, completely destr…
truthout.org/articles/israeli-airstrikes-damage-gazas-only-covid-testing-lab/

Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes
Amnesty International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Israeli forces have …
globalresearch.ca/israel-opt-pattern-israeli-attacks-residential-homes-gaza-must-investigated-war-crimes/5745598

Elements of Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
Elements of Justice Imagining Manhattan flattened As Rotterdam was — as Gaza is being Humbaba was guarding the Great Cedar Forest — the source Of fresh air, clean air, cool air A condition of health, air: The most vital Water and earth, And fire stands for energy Empedocles, who stares at seas And sees these…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/elements-of-justice/

Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-18
Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/18/israeli-bombing-kills-192-in-gaza-including-58-children-as-media-building-is-wiped-out/

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Life Lacking a Sense of Safety
Dr Yasser Abu Jamei | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/life-lacking-a-sense-of-safety/

Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/isra-m18.html

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Israeli Barbarism in Gaza
Yanis Iqbal | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have died; another 500 are injured.
orinocotribune.com/israeli-barbarism-in-gaza/

Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza
Shatha Hammad | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/palestinians-to-stage-nationwide-general-strike-as-air-raids-pummel-gaza/

Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza
WSWS | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protests-across-europe-against-israeli-war-on-gaza/

Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200
Refaat Alareer | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gaza-father-writer-speaks-out-as-palestinian-death-toll-nears-200/

Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
The hostilities in …
globalresearch.ca/video-gaza-ceasefire-nowhere-sight/5745572

Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …
peoplesworld.org/article/palestinian-workers-in-israel-west-bank-launch-general-strike-as-protests-mount/

Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…
truthout.org/video/israel-is-targeting-doctors-and-health-facilities-says-gaza-physician/

Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-18
No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/ignore-starmers-moral-posturing-hes-the-one-we-should-blame-for-stoking-antisemitism/

U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…
southfront.org/u-s-deployed-warships-toward-read-sea-b-52-bombers-in-spain-in-thinly-veiled-support-for-israel/

U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…
southfront.org/u-s-deployed-warships-toward-read-sea-b-52-bombers-in-spain-in-thinly-veiled-support-for-israel/

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56475/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commentary-not-one-dollar-for-zionist-genocide

Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-the-west-bank-and-gaza-strip-on-may-18th-2021-map-update/

Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
An interesting recent …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-warns-biden-not-get-involved/5745596

AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend, writing, "Apartheid states are not democracies," she made international headlines. And Missouri Rep. Cori Bush promptly echoed her colleague fro…
truthout.org/articles/aoc-and-cori-bush-have-helped-remove-taboo-on-calling-israel-an-apartheid-state/

Israel is Making the Same Errors as Britain did Over Northern Ireland 50 Years Ago
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
When I first visited Israel in 1976 after spending three years in Northern Ireland working on my second degree, I was struck by the similarities between the situations in the two countries. It is therefore entirely appropriate that on the same day that the Israeli-Palestinian crisis was exploding this week, an inquest in Belfast was…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/israel-is-making-the-same-errors-as-britain-did-over-northern-ireland-50-years-ago/

Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
"The problem with the Middle East is that you can try to turn your back on it, but it won't turn its back on you," said Martin S. Indyk, former US ambassador to Israel. And it hasn't: once again, Israelis and Palestinians are at war. With no cease-fire, let alone peace talks, in sight, and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/getting-back-to-basics-in-policy-on-israel/

How Canada should respond to Israel's escalating violence
Bianca Mugyenyi | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
We can protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression by applying our own Canadian law. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…
mronline.org/2021/05/18/how-canada-should-respond-to-israels-escalating-violence/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-canada-should-respond-to-israels-escalating-violence

How Canada Should Respond to Israel's Escalating Violence
Bianca Mugyenyi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
NDP leader Jagmeet …
globalresearch.ca/how-canada-should-respond-israel-escalating-violence/5745600

Life lacking a sense of safety
Yasser Abu Jamei | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/life-lacking-a-sense-of-safety/

Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
Tjeerd Royaards | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Israeli / Palestinian Conflict…
thenation.com/article/world/the-current-gop/

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