2019-07-18: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-18). How the Goliath of the Jerusalem Settler Movement Persuaded the World It's Really David. counterpunch.org Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation. The family's defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some More

Philip Giraldi (2019-07-18). Trump Outreach: Pandering to Christian Zionism, "Preparing the Nation for An Inevitable War"? globalresearch.ca In Washington on the weekend after the Fourth of July, Israel was praised and Iran was condemned in the strongest terms, with a bit of a call to arms thrown in to prepare the nation for an inevitable war. It …

Yves Engler (2019-07-18). Canada's NDP Suppresses Palestinian Solidarity Again. dissidentvoice.org One side is playing for keeps. They oust elected representatives and block members from voting on efforts to challenge a brutal occupation. On the other side, members defending a morally righteous cause twist themselves in knots to avoid directly criticizing nakedly authoritarian party leaders. Recently, the NDP national office overturned the vote of party members …

WSWS (2019-07-18). Trump aide demands of Jewish reporter: "What's your ethnicity?" wsws.org Kellyanne Conway's outburst, which has been hailed by neo-Nazi groups, gives a glimpse of the fascistic climate within Trump's inner circle.

Staff (2019-07-18). Jewish Activists of 'Never Again' Action Oppose Immigrant Detention Centers. therealnews.com Molly Amster of Jews United for Justice explains why the concentration camp analogy is more than just rhetoric when it comes to Trump's detention camps and policies…

RT (2019-07-18). Ilhan Omar's bill backs Americans' right to boycott Israel. Here's why it will fail. rt.com Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill that would protect the right to boycott Israel, apparently related to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. We look at why the legislation is bound to be dead on arrival.

United Nations (2019-07-17). 'Young people care about peace': UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council. un.org After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN's Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that "young people care about peace".

Ed Sykes (2019-07-17). Places of worship seek to protect people from 'terror' raids launched by Trump. thecanary.co Places of worship across the US are standing up to Donald Trump. In recent days, many have given sanctuary to people at risk from Trump's latest anti-immigration raids. These are targeting roughly 2,000 people without official documentation. Numerous religious figures have criticised Trump for 'terrorising' these people. | Synagogues oppose "cruel, immoral, and inhumane" raids: | On 14 July, New York's Jewish community united to defend families…

Patrick Hilsman (2019-07-16). How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia's Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad. theintercept.com Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russ…

Staff (2019-07-16). Julián Castro Is Running for President & Supporting Striking Amazon & McDonald's Workers. democracynow.org Amid labor strikes against poor working conditions and low wages for Amazon and McDonald's workers, we speak with 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro about workers' rights, fair pay and where he stands on foreign policy, from China to Israel.

Miko Peled (2019-07-16). The Roots of Evil: Right-Wing Israeli Settler Group Accuses Palestinians of Land Theft. mintpressnews.com Israeli settler groups are turning the Israel-Palestine narrative on its head, accusing Palestinians of trying to illegally steal land in the West Bank's Area C.

TeleSur English (2019-07-15). UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.

splcenter (2019-07-15). Federal magistrate judge recommends $14 million in damages to Jewish woman targeted in neo-Nazi harassment campaign. splcenter.org Federal Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch issued a ruling today recommending that Andrew Anglin, publisher of a major neo-Nazi website, should pay more than $14 million in damages to Tanya Gersh, the Whitefish, Montana, woman who received a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages from Anglin and his followers.

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Milwaukee: 'Drop the Charges' rally for student who took placard from Nazi. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Activists rallied outside the Milwaukee County courthouse on the afternoon of July 11 to stand in solidarity with a student who was arrested and charged for taking a vulgar, racist sign away from a Nazi. | Grae Hosmanek is a freshman student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In May, she and others witnessed a racist student protesting a Jewish event on campus and gathered around to deter him from spreading hate speech and threats. The lone fascist, who called himself "Chris," was holding a sign that read "(((GAS)))" a reference to the Nazi holocaust, and another sign bearing a Nazi swastik…

Robert Mackey (2019-07-14). Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Condemn Israeli Occupation, as Young American Jews Urge Democrats to Press Israel. theintercept.com Young American Jews got two more presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, to denounce Israel's military rule over millions of Palestinians.

Whitney Webb (2019-07-12). The Untold Story of Christian Zionism's Rise to Power in the United States. mintpressnews.com Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy…

Ben Norton (2019-07-10). The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson. thegrayzone.com Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed…

Cynthia Kao (2019-07-10). Jewish protesters stand in solidarity with detainees in S. California. liberationnews.org "All of our liberation is connected."

Miko Peled (2019-07-09). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. mintpressnews.com Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and more.

PACBI (2019-07-05). New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes. bdsmovement.net New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes: UpdateGlobal coalition demands AXA divest from companies violating Palestinian rights | Economic Boycott Military EmbargoJuly 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

PACBI (2019-06-26). British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions. bdsmovement.net British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions: UpdateIn a historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel's grave violations of international law. | Academic BoycottJune 24, 2019 | By:…

SAMIR (2019-06-20). Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show. bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

2019-07-18: Social Media Postees

Trump Outreach: Pandering to Christian Zionism, "Preparing the Nation for An Inevitable War"?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
In Washington on the weekend after the Fourth of July, Israel was praised and Iran was condemned in the strongest terms, with a bit of a call to arms thrown in to prepare the nation for an inevitable war. It …
globalresearch.ca/pandering-christian-zionism-trump-outreach-display-washington/5683942

Canada's NDP Suppresses Palestinian Solidarity Again
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
One side is playing for keeps. They oust elected representatives and block members from voting on efforts to challenge a brutal occupation. On the other side, members defending a morally righteous cause twist themselves in knots to avoid directly criticizing nakedly authoritarian party leaders. Recently, the NDP national office overturned the vote of party members …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/canadas-ndp-suppresses-palestinian-solidarity-again/

How the Goliath of the Jerusalem Settler Movement Persuaded the World It's Really David
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-18
Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation. The family's defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/18/how-the-goliath-of-the-jerusalem-settler-movement-persuaded-the-world-its-really-david/

Ilhan Omar's bill backs Americans' right to boycott Israel. Here's why it will fail
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill that would protect the right to boycott Israel, apparently related to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. We look at why the legislation is bound to be dead on arrival. | …
rt.com/usa/464519-omar-bds-bill-analysis/

Jewish Activists of 'Never Again' Action Oppose Immigrant Detention Centers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-18
Molly Amster of Jews United for Justice explains why the concentration camp analogy is more than just rhetoric when it comes to Trump's detention camps and policies…
therealnews.com/stories/jewish-activists-of-never-again-action-oppose-immigrant-detention-centers

Trump aide demands of Jewish reporter: "What's your ethnicity?"
wsws.org | 2019-07-18
Kellyanne Conway's outburst, which has been hailed by neo-Nazi groups, gives a glimpse of the fascistic climate within Trump's inner circle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/18/conw-j18.html

Places of worship seek to protect people from 'terror' raids launched by Trump
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-17
Places of worship across the US are standing up to Donald Trump. In recent days, many have given sanctuary to people at risk from Trump's latest anti-immigration raids. These are targeting roughly 2,000 people without official documentation. Numerous religious figures have criticised Trump for 'terrorising' these people. | Synagogues oppose "cruel, immoral, and inhumane" raids: | On 14 July, New York's Jewish community united to defend families…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/07/17/places-of-worship-seek-to-protect-people-from-terror-raids-launched-by-trump/

'Young people care about peace': UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN's Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that "young people care about peace".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042711

Julián Castro Is Running for President & Supporting Striking Amazon & McDonald's Workers
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-16
Amid labor strikes against poor working conditions and low wages for Amazon and McDonald's workers, we speak with 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro about workers' rights, fair pay and where he stands on foreign policy, from China to Israel.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/16/julian_castro_immigration

The Roots of Evil: Right-Wing Israeli Settler Group Accuses Palestinians of Land Theft
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-16
Israeli settler groups are turning the Israel-Palestine narrative on its head, accusing Palestinians of trying to illegally steal land in the West Bank's Area C.
mintpressnews.com/israel-settler-accuses-palestinians-land-theft-area-c/260583/

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia's Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad
Patrick Hilsman | theintercept.com | 2019-07-16
Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russ…
theintercept.com/2019/07/16/syria-war-israel-russia-drones/

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14585

Federal magistrate judge recommends $14 million in damages to Jewish woman targeted in neo-Nazi harassment campaign
splcenter.org | 2019-07-15
Federal Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch issued a ruling today recommending that Andrew Anglin, publisher of a major neo-Nazi website, should pay more than $14 million in damages to Tanya Gersh, the Whitefish, Montana, woman who received a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages from Anglin and his followers.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/15/federal-magistrate-judge-recommends-14-million-damages-jewish-woman-targeted-neo-nazi

Milwaukee: 'Drop the Charges' rally for student who took placard from Nazi
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Milwaukee, WI – Activists rallied outside the Milwaukee County courthouse on the afternoon of July 11 to stand in solidarity with a student who was arrested and charged for taking a vulgar, racist sign away from a Nazi. | Grae Hosmanek is a freshman student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In May, she and others witnessed a racist student protesting a Jewish event on campus and gathered around to deter him from spreading hate speech and threats. The lone fascist, who called himself "Chris," was holding a sign that read "(((GAS)))" a reference to the Nazi holocaust, and another sign bearing a Nazi swastik…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/14/milwaukee-drop-charges-rally-student-who-took-placard-nazi

Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Condemn Israeli Occupation, as Young American Jews Urge Democrats to Press Israel
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-14
Young American Jews got two more presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, to denounce Israel's military rule over millions of Palestinians.
theintercept.com/2019/07/13/pete-buttigieg-joe-biden-condemn-israeli-occupation-young-american-jews-urge-democrats-press-israel/

The Untold Story of Christian Zionism's Rise to Power in the United States
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy…
mintpressnews.com/untold-story-christian-zionists-power-united-states-israel/260532/

Jewish protesters stand in solidarity with detainees in S. California
Cynthia Kao | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
"All of our liberation is connected."
liberationnews.org/jewish-protesters-stand-in-solidarity-with-detainees-in-s-california/

The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-10
Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/10/the-guardian-censors-chomsky-open-letter-corbyn-labour-mp-chris-williamson/

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and…
mintpressnews.com/israel-mandatory-course-students-abroad/260240/

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-bds-week-action-against-hp

New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes: UpdateGlobal coalition demands AXA divest from companies violating Palestinian rights | Economic Boycott Military EmbargoJuly 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/new-report-french-insurer-axa-complicit-israel%E2%80%99s-war-crimes

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-26
British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions: UpdateIn a historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel's grave violations of international law. | Academic BoycottJune 24, 2019 | By:…
bdsmovement.net/news/british-society-middle-eastern-studies-endorses-palestinian-call-boycott-complicit-israeli

Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-20
Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-fans

Israel's Secretive Nuclear Facility Leaking as Watchdog Finds Israel Has Nearly 100 Nukes
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-17
Israel is one of only five nations in the world that refuse to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, an international treaty aimed at ending the proliferation of nuclear weapons and achieving global nuclear disarmament.
mintpressnews.com/international-watchdog-finds-israel-has-nearly-100-nuclear-weapons/259274/

Trump's Middle East 'Deal of the Century' pushed back again
Richard Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-17
'A deal that only the Israelis could love'…
liberationnews.org/trumps-middle-east-deal-of-the-century-pushed-back-again/

Monday's News Brief: World population, Desertification Day, ocean protection, Nigeria, Yemen and Gaza
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-17
To start this week, we cover: food aid diversions in Yemen; 9.7 billion of people on earth by 2050; Law of the Sea Convention; World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought; triple suicide bombing in Nigeria; and a solar power plant for health care in Gaza.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040691

For Israel, Annexation of the West Bank is a Long-established Goal
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-17
When Israeli prime ministers are in trouble, facing difficult elections or a corruption scandal, the temptation has typically been for them to unleash a military operation to bolster their standing. In recent years, Gaza has served as a favourite punching bag. Benjamin Netanyahu is confronting both difficulties at once: a second round of elections in …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/for-israel-annexation-of-the-west-bank-is-a-long-established-goal/

Trump Heights on Stolen Golan an Indictment of Colonial White Privilege
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
We should just call the Occupied Palestinian Territories in general Trumpland, a fraud and form of robbery like his "university" and "steaks" and "airline." (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1150365011.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/17/trump-heights-stolen-golan-indictment-colonial-white-privilege?cd-origin=rss

Let Us Laugh Together, On Principle
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-17
The New York Times International Edition has decided to no longer publish political cartoons. The decision follows a scandal about a cartoon that appeared last April in which a blind President Donald Trump is holding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — depicted as a guide dog — on a leash. Trump is wearing a yarmulke; Netanyahu has…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/17/let-us-laugh-together-on-principle/

Netanyahu Opens Trump Heights — a Non-Existent Israeli Settlement
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-17
(MEE) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday plans to establish a new Israeli settlement in the Golan Heights named after US President Donald Trump. Netanyahu unveiled a "Trump Heights" sign, also known as Ramat Trump, to mark the site of the new settlement in recognition of Trump's decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan …

Netanyahu Opens Trump Heights — a Non-Existent Israeli Settlement

Israeli Government Establishes 'Trump Heights' Development on Stolen Land in Golan
Celine Hagbard | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-17
In a move aimed at gaining more support from the already-enthusiastic Donald Trump for their policies of land expropriation and expansion, Israeli authorities on Sunday established a new development they coined "Trump Heights", with Binyamin Netanyahu presiding over the unveiling …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-government-establishes-trump-heights-development-stolen-land-golan/5680872

Golan's Syrians Will Strike Against Israeli Occupation
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Damascus, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Syrian social organizations in the territory of the Golan Heights announced a general strike against land encroachment and the colonizing plans of the Israeli occupiers.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43348&SEO=golans-syrians-will-strike-against-israeli-occupation

'Blatant Theft': Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named 'Trump Heights' in Occupied Syrian Territory
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
"Trump Heights is such a great name for the colony built on theft, since Trump's whole life has been about being wealthy and powerful enough to escape the consequences of his crimes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_heights_netanyahu.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/17/blatant-theft-netanyahu-unveils-illegal-settlement-named-trump-heights-occupied?cd-origin=rss

Senegal, Egypt, Algeria secure friendly wins ahead of AFCON 2019
David Ochieng Mbewa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-17
Head coach Aliou Cisse of Senegal gives instructions to his players during a past friendly match. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images) | Three of the teams regarded among the pre-tournament favourites for the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations secured wins on Sunday in their respective friendlies just five days to the start of the continental showpiece. | Senegal edged fellow African giants Nigeria 1-0, Egypt beat Guinea 3-1 while Algeria overcame Mali 3-2. | At the IsmaàØlia Stadium in IsmaàØlia, Egypt, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye netted the only goal of the game after 18 minutes for Senega…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/17/senegal-egypt-algeria-secure-friendly-wins-ahead-of-afcon-2019/

Arsenal appoints Freddie Ljungberg as assistant first-team coach
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-17
Freddie Ljungberg [Image Courtesy: Arsenal.Com]Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as assistant coach by Arsenal, replacing Steve Bould. | Ljungberg will deputize Unai Emery in Arsenal's technical bench, a step up from his role as head coach of the club's under-23s side. | "Freddie Ljungberg, who currently leads our under-23s, will become assistant first-team coach. We are delighted with the impact Freddie has made in helping to develop our young players into the first team and he fully deserves this promotion. Alongside his new coaching responsibilities, Freddie will have a strong focu…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/17/arsenal-appoints-freddie-ljungberg-as-assistant-first-team-coach/