2018-11-15: News Headlines

pip.hinman (2018-11-15). SBS: 'Don't screen Eurovision 2019 in Israel'. greenleft.org.au Protesters gathered outside the SBS offices in Artarmon on November 15 to urge the national multicultural broadcaster not to screen Eurovision 2019, which will be held in Israel. | They handed out leaflets to SBS staff that read: "We love SBS and we love Eurovision, but is a song contest worth more than human rights? Are advertising dollars worth more than international law? | "We can't celebrate Eurovision in Israel while the Israeli government enforces apartheid and ongoing human rights abuses against Palestinians. | "Just like the campaign that ended apartheid in South Africa, your international solidarity is…

INA (2018-11-15). Finally Released: Censored Al Jazeera Documentary Exposes Israel-Backed Attacks on US Activists. imemc.org Al Jazeera's undercover film The Lobby — USA, censored by Qatar, has finally been published by The Electronic Intifada. Editor Ali Abunimah discusses the documentary's explosive revelations, exposing Israel-backed attacks on US activists. Contextual Content Watch the film the Israel lobby didn't want you to see.

Consortiumnews (2018-11-15). Newly Elected Progressives Face Palestine Taboo. consortiumnews.com After they won their primaries, some young progressives curbed their pro-Palestine rhetoric. Now they are in Washington getting oriented. Next up: early test votes in the new year sponsored by the pro-Israel lobby, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Newly-Elected Progressives Confront AIPAC Test… Read more →

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Whitney Webb (2018-11-15). Why The Sudden Resignation Of Israel's Defense Minister Is Not A "Victory" For Gaza. iranian.com In the wake of Lieberman's resignation the high probability of a Naftali Bennett-led Defense Ministry would unleash a new, even more brutal wave of extrajudicial murders of unarmed Palestinians, one that would deliberately target children. A wave of instability now threatens Israel's government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman […]

Ali Salam (2018-11-15). Adalah Opposes Israel's Death Penalty Bill. imemc.org A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new "Death Penalty for Terrorists" bill. According to a report by Ma'an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of …

INA (2018-11-14). Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister. imemc.org Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma'an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described …

Whitney Webb (2018-11-14). Why the Sudden Resignation of Israel's Defense Minister Is Not a "Victory" theantimedia.com (MPN Op-ed) — A wave of instability now threatens Israel's government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman announced that he was resigning in protest of a recently brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since winning elections in 2007. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will …

Norwegian Refugee Council (2018-11-14). Gaza Children's Nightmares on the Rise. globalresearch.ca Children living in the Gaza Strip are experiencing unusually high rates of nightmares and are showing increasing signs of psychosocial deterioration as a result of the violent response to the Gaza protests, just over a month since they began. | 56 …

INA (2018-11-14). Netanyahu Forgets Prayers For World Peace To Make War On Gaza. imemc.org by Yvonne Ridley Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to Paris, aimed to commemorate the century of Armistice that brought World War One to an end, in order to follow up closely Israeli deadly attacks on Gaza. Timing is everything in international politics, so as 70 world …

Whitney Webb (2018-11-14). Israeli Defense Minister's Resignation not a "Victory" for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come. mintpressnews.com In the wake of Lieberman's resignation the high probability of a Naftali Bennett-led Defense Ministry would unleash a new, even more brutal wave of extrajudicial murders of unarmed Palestinians, one that would deliberately target children.

IMEMC News (2018-11-14). Soldiers Storm Red Crescent In Jerusalem, Abducts Two Medics. imemc.org Israeli soldiers and intelligence officers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) building in the Suwwana neighborhood, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted two medics. The PRCS in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted the two medics, identified as Rajeh Hawarin and Mohammad Odah from …

Middle East Eye (2018-11-14). Bin Salman Tried To Persuade Netanyahu To Go To War In Gaza': Sources. iranian.com Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attempted to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start a conflict with Hamas in Gaza as part of a plan to divert attention from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, sources inside Saudi Arabia have told Middle East Eye. A war in Gaza was among a range of measures […]

Peter Koenig (2018-11-14). Israel to Police European Coastlines: Protecting the Continent from Refugees? globalresearch.ca This sounds like a bad joke. It ain't. Its real. One fascist government helps another fascist government. Yes, I have written about fascism invading the west before – warning that the European Union (non-union) is being gradually, but ever faster …

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…

IMEMC News (2018-11-14). Israeli Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy ships opened fire, Wednesday, at Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza, killing a young fisherman, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, killing …

Sam Bahour (2018-11-14). Israel's Mockery of Security: 101 Actions Israel Could Take. counterpunch.org Here it is. A quick compilation, with the generous assistance of several friends here in Palestine, and with a few items selected from the umpteen reports being published about the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs. This list is not intended to be comprehensive by any means, but rather a look beyond the daily headlines to give readers, especially those who have bought into the Israeli propaganda—hook, line and sinker—that this military occupation is all about "security". More

Stephen Lendman (2018-11-14). Israel Always Initiates Violence in Occupied Palestine. globalresearch.ca Western governments and supportive media go along with the deception, part of the diabolical plan to let Israel get away with mass murder and much more. | Since creation of the Jewish state, Palestinians have endured virtually every form of indignity, …

IMEMC News (2018-11-14). Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison. imemc.org After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan's third such hunger strike — in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a 'hunger …

IMEMC News (2018-11-14). Army Abducts Six Palestinians, Including Two Medics, In West Bank. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday morning and at dawn, six Palestinians, including two medics, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and interrogated many …

IMEMC News (2018-11-14). Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at night, Toura village, in Ya'bad area, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers also invaded homes in a town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media …

Salah Abdelati (2018-11-14). Escalation of Israeli Attacks against Gaza: Global Solidarity Campaign with the Palestinian People. globalresearch.ca Let us urgently work together in the biggest global solidarity campaign with the Palestinian people against the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, in order to boycott, alienate and hold accountable the Israeli occupation. | Dearest Comrades, Brothers and Sisters, …

Middle East Monitor (2018-11-14). Gaza Needs International Intervention to Prevent Another Israeli Military Offensive. theantimedia.com (MEMO Op-ed) — Since the end of Israel's 2014 military offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza, which lasted 51 days, the besieged coastal territory has been the scene of endless armed incursions. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed, injured or maimed when a truce is supposed to be in place. Endless efforts mediated by regional countries have tried …

Ilana Feldman (2018-11-14). Trump's Full Spectrum Assault on Palestinian Politics. globalresearch.ca The Trump Administration announced on August 31, 2018 that it was ceasing all US contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), rejecting what it termed "an irredeemably flawed operation." [1] | UNRWA provides education, healthcare, job …

splcenter (2018-11-14). SPLC: Judge rules First Amendment doesn't protect neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin's antisemitic trolling of Tanya Gersh. splcenter.org Chief Judge Dana L. Christensen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ruled today that the First Amendment does not protect Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, from liability for his decision to launch an antisemitic "troll storm" directed at Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in Whitefish, Montana.

Robert Fisk (2018-11-14). Izzeldin Abuelaish's Three Daughters were Killed in Gaza, But He Still Clings to Hope for the Middle East. counterpunch.org Rarely can history have dictated that the blood of three beheaded daughters should be injected into a vein of hope. The operation, I suppose, was self-administered by the stout little man with thick, matted hair sitting in front of me in an upper floor of the University of Toronto's medical centre. I might even call More

INA (2018-11-14). UN Security Council Fails to Adopt a Decision on Gaza. imemc.org The Kuwait mission to the UN, Mansour Al-Otaibi, has declared that the Security Council decisions on the situation in the Gaza Strip have failed to lead to an outcome. Al-Otaibi stated, on Tuesday evening, at a conference which followed, "Our situation is clear…We have invited with Bolivia to hold …

wsws (2018-11-14). Israeli terror raid provokes new clashes in Gaza. wsws.org Israeli strikes on Gaza, in blatant violation of international law, have demolished civilian structures and forced hundreds of families from their homes.

Zero Hedge (2018-11-14). Political Crisis In Israel: Defense Minister Resigns, Slams Netanyahu. iranian.com "If Lieberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve the Knesset" — report senior Israeli government sources following a formal announcement by Lieberman confirming he has quit his post as defense minister. Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman resigned his post after a dramatic escalation in Gaza since Sunday's controversial Israeli special forces assassination raid on a top Hamas commander, sparking a political […]

Alison Weir (2018-11-14). Thanks to Government Inaction, Israel Has Become a Haven for International Scammers and Fraud. mintpressnews.com One analysis shows that one swindle alone has brought in over a billion dollars and employs 5,000 people. Another scam is predicted to be "the next major driver of the Israeli economy."

Global Research News (2018-11-14). Selected Articles: Israel to Police European Coastlines. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …

Middle East Eye (2018-11-13). Saudi Crown Prince "Tried to Persuade Netanyahu to Go to War in Gaza": Report. theantimedia.com War was among scenarios suggested by damage-limitation task force established to advise Saudi crown prince in aftermath of Khashoggi killing. (MEE) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attempted to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start a conflict with Hamas in Gaza as part of a plan to divert attention from the killing of journalist …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2018. democracynow.org California's Record-Breaking Wildfires Kill At Least 44 Across State, Arizona's U.S. Senate Seat Flips Blue as Sinema Declares Victory, Trump Falsely Claims Voter Fraud in FL, Says Races Should Go to Republicans, Mississippi Senator Under Fire for "Public Hanging" Comment, Daily Beast: ICE Imprisoning Record High of 44,000 People, Audio of Khashoggi's Murder May Implicate Saudi Crown Prince, Amnesty Int'l Withdraws Top Honor from Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Gaza: Israeli Airstrikes Kill 6 Palestinians as Fighting Intensifies, DRC: Ebola Outbreak Worst in Country's History, Kills Almost 200, NYT Investigation…

Randi Nord (2018-11-13). Eight Celebs that Helped Raise $60M for the IDF Right Before It Launched an Attack on Gaza. mintpressnews.com Despite their support for seemingly progressive politics at home, these celebrities apparently see no contradiction in supporting the U.S.-backed Israeli occupation of Palestine and blockade of Gaza — the world's largest open-air prison, which Israel has bombed to rubble.

Fight Back (2018-11-13). Urgent Call from PFLP: Gaza under attack! Stand with Palestine, Stand with the Resistance. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Nov. 12 statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). | The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine calls in an urgent action for the friends of Palestine, movements for justice and liberation and the Palestinian and Arab communities everywhere in the world to stand with Gaza under attack at this critical moment. We issue this call in honor and mourning for our two heroic comrades, Mohammed al-Tatari and Mohammed Odeh, martyred today by Zionist occupation forces who attacked them as they fought for the freedom of their land, Pal…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-13). Gaza Is Already Unlivable: A Response to Israel's Deadly Airstrikes Targeting TV Station & Homes. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has risen to at least six after Israel launched its heaviest airstrikes on the region since 2014, targeting scores of buildings, including the TV station Al-Aqsa TV. Israeli airstrikes also reportedly hit dozens of homes. Militants in Gaza responded by launching hundreds of homemade rockets into Israel. One person in Israel, a Palestinian man in Ashkelon, was reportedly killed. Some 16 others were injured, including at least two critically. The escalation began after a team of Israeli commandos drove into the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis Sunday in a clandestine raid that killed seven H…

Whitney Webb (2018-11-13). Saudi Intelligence Met with Trump Admin and Mossad To Discuss Iran Sabotage and Assassinations. mintpressnews.com A plan to use private intelligence operatives to sabotage Iran was developed by Trump confidant George Nade and Joel Zamel, an Israeli known for his "deep ties" to Israeli intelligence and security agencies.

teleSUR Desk (2018-11-12). Jorit, artist behind Che Guevara, Ahed Tamimi mural: 'graffiti is the voice of protest'. mronline.org Italian street artist Jorit Agoch unveiled one of the largest and most impressive murals of the Latin American revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara days ahead of the 51st anniversary of his assassination at the hands of the Bolivian army in La Higuera, Bolivia. | Source

Huzaifa Zoomkawala (2018-11-12). Palestine: Fadwa Tuqan's poems and data on women's education. zcomm.org And here is my second attempt at bridging the three areas: poems, justice and data visualization. This time, it's the Palestinian poet, Fadwa Tuqan, whose poems I have highlighted alongside some charts depicting the progress over the years on a number of women's education indicators in the West Bank and Gaza. (Earlier, I had used Read more…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2018. democracynow.org SoCal Mass Shooter Was Veteran with History of Mental Health Issues, Wildfires Rage In Northern and Southern California, Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline, Congressional Responses to Sessions Firing Seek to Protect Mueller, Protesters Take to the Streets to Call for Protection of Mueller Probe, Trump to End Asylum for Migrants Entering U.S. Outside of Ports of Entry, Court Rules Trump Cannot End DACA, Key Midterm Races Still Uncalled, FL Races Likely Headed to Recounts, WH Press Secretary Shares Doctored Video of CNN Reporter Acosta, North Korea-U.S. Talks Postponed, Gaza: Israeli Forces Shoot and…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-09). Rashida Tlaib on Impeaching Trump, Occupied Palestine & Becoming One of First Muslim Congresswomen. democracynow.org On Tuesday evening, Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Somali American Ilhan Omar in Minnesota became the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress. Rashida Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution. She also supports Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, Tlaib has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans.

Fred_F (2018-11-09). Israeli repression fails to stop Palestinians marching. greenleft.org.au As Palestine's national day on November 15 and the 34th consecutive Friday of the Great March of Return set for the next day approach, Palestinians in Gaza look set to be handed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal. Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, meanwhile, look set to face the death penalty if they are convicted of "terrorism". | The Great March of Return, in which Gazans march every Friday to demand the right of return to the lands they were expelled from, has been notable for the

Ari Paul (2018-11-06). Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism. fair.org After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11/3/18) argue…

Max Blumenthal (2018-10-28). Members of Netanyahu's Likud Blame Victims of Pittsburgh Pogrom and Echo the Killer's Rhetoric. grayzoneproject.com As Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett sets out to Pittsburgh, prominent members of the governing Likud Party have blamed…

Max Blumenthal (2018-09-05). Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks…

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-29). Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah…