In 2018, Israel's Mask Finally Came Off
Gideon Levy | commondreams.org | 2019-01-02
A poster in the West Bank town of Hebron highlights the Israeli occupation, while calling for a boycott of a football match with Israel, on 5 June (Photo: AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/cars_0.jpeg…
Land of the Free — Unless You Want to Criticize Israel
Philip Roddis | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-02
The Jewish State is approaching a position once the preserve of South Africa. It is vulnerable, despite the support of Western ruling elites, to grassroots boycott. | The post Land of the Free — Unless You Want to Criticize Israel appeared first on MintPress News.
Israeli settlement activity surged in Trump era: Monitor group
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-02
Peace Now data for the first nine months of 2018 shows the highest level of construction and planning since 2013.
Israel PM urged to expand illegal settlements ahead of election
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-02
Plans to extend an existing settlement in occupied West Bank comes amid growing pressure on Netanyahu.
Israeli Settlement Activity Appears to Surge in Trump Era
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-02
With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since Trump took office. | The post Israeli Settlement Activity Appears to Surge in Trump Era appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
The New York Times and Rouzan al-Najjar
Blooming Barricade | indybay.org | 2019-01-02
The Times did a valuable service by investigating the murder of a Palestinian medic by Israeli snipers, but undermined their own work with pro-apartheid framing and both-sides tropes.
America's Defeat In Syria Is A Crisis Of Empire
Tom Luongo | iranian.com | 2019-01-02
The U.S. lost in Syria. Donald Trump finally had the courage to admit that to the world when he ordered the pull out of all U.S. troops there. Syria was to be the sparkling jewel in the Empire of Chaos' Crown. A masterstroke of realpolitik which would advance every major U.S., Israeli and Saudi objective […] | The post America's Defeat In Syria Is A Crisis Of Empire appeared first on The Iranian.
Israeli General Sees Possible Threat From Iraq As Iran's Influence Grows
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2019-01-02
Iran could use its growing clout in Iraq to turn it into a springboard for attacks against Israel, the chief of Israeli military intelligence said on Monday, reports Reuters. Israel sees the spread of Tehran's influence in the region as a growing threat and has carried out scores of air strikes in civil war-torn Syria against […] | The post Israeli General Sees Possible Threat From Iraq As Iran's Influence Grows appeared first on The Iranian.
Unseen Enemy: Doctors in Gaza Battling Superbug Epidemic
Madlen Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-01
Fahed Zuhud was shot in the thigh by Israeli soldiers in February 2018 but because of superbug infections the wound hasn't healed and he may still lose his leg. | Doctors in Gaza and the West Bank warn they are battling … | The post Unseen Enemy: Doctors in Gaza Battling Superbug Epidemic appeared first on Global Research.
US And Israel Quit UNESCO, Citing 'Anti-Israel' Bias
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-01
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova expressed her disappointment in a statement to Reuters, saying "At the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations agency promoting education for peace and protecting culture under attack." | RELATED: | Israel Rattled By UNESCO's Palestinian Protection Pledges | Israel followed its political ally in quitting the heritage agency at the stroke…
As UNESCO Says Its Only Wish for 2019 is World Peace, US and Israel Officially Ditch UN Body
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-01
Critics on Tuesday said the joint decision by the U.S. and Israel to leave the United Nations' organization dedicated to promoting peace and education speaks volumes about the two countries' current worldview, as they continue to defend ongoing attacks on the rights of Palestinians. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-ditches-unesco_0.jpg…
Human Rights Abuses: Israel Most Condemned Country At UN In 2018
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2019-01-01
Israel was the most condemned country at the UN in 2018 with the General Assembly passing at least 20 resolutions against Tel Aviv for human rights abuses, illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory and its continued occupation of East Jerusalem says Anadolu Agency. At least six efforts passed at the end of November sought to draw attention to the […] | The post Human Rights Abuses: Israel Most Condemned Country At UN In 2018 appeared first on The Iranian.
Noam Chomsky on Pittsburgh Attack: Revival of Hate Is Encouraged by Trump's Rhetoric
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-31
On October 27th, a gunman stormed the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 Jewish worshipers. The massacre has been described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. After the shooting, we spoke with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident, about Pittsburgh, Israel's policies toward Gaza and other recent white supremacist and right-wing attacks in the U.S.
In Praise of the Syria Withdrawal
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2018-12-31
Trump's withdrawal of American troops from Syria that defied the bipartisan consensus that has shaped U.S. foreign policy since 1945 poses the biggest challenge to the Trump presidency, especially as it shook Israel's confidence and coincides with woes of Wall Street…
Seeing Is Believing: The Intercept's 2018 Visual Journalism
The Intercept | theintercept.com | 2018-12-29
Visual journalism, in its many forms, is a vital part of news: It can provide evidence that allows us to hold people and institutions accountable, and it can help us build empathy for the plight of others. This year, The Intercept sent photographers and video journalists into the field to bring viewers to places they might not otherwise see, and to move them with human stories — from the release of Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi to the reunification of families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Our illustrations and data visualizations helped elucidate complex issues, from the scope of sexual abuse in…
How Israel's Conscription Law Assaults its Own Ultra-Orthodox Community
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-28
Not unlike the Palestinian people whose stance against Zionism is anchored in historical and moral rights, the Haredi community's heroic stance on military conscription is anchored in faith and principle that no power has been able to defeat. | The post How Israel's Conscription Law Assaults its Own Ultra-Orthodox Community appeared first on MintPress News.
How to Respond to LeBron James
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-12-27
How to Respond to LeBron James…
Banned: The Smear Campaign Against British-Israeli Peace Activist Gilad Atzmon
Richard Hugus | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-27
Jazz saxophonist and writer Gilad Atzmon was recently banned from playing at an assembly hall in Islington, a borough of London, by order of the Islington Town Council. This came about as a result of an e-mail from one person — Martin Rankoff — saying nothing more than that if Atzmon was going to be […] | The post Banned: The Smear Campaign Against British-Israeli Peace Activist Gilad Atzmon appeared first on MintPress News.
Israel launches Christmas missile attack on Damascus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-12-26
Washington, DC – The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) is reporting that Israel struck the region around Damascus, December 25. | According to the report, "Syrian air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by the Israeli warplanes from over the Lebanese territories and downed most of them before reaching their targets, affirming that the damages of the aggression were limited to a munition warehouse and the injury of three soldiers." | U.S. and Israeli-backed forces in Syria are in the final stages of defeat.
Headlines for December 26, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-26
8-Year-Old Guatemalan Migrant Dies in U.S. Custody, Trump Warns of "Very Long" Government Shutdown over Border Wall, 800,000 Federal Employees Furloughed or Working Without Pay, Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Lung Cancer Surgery, ICE Strands Hundreds of Migrants in Winter Cold for Christmas, Stocks Plunge as Trump Assails Federal Reserve, Syria: Israeli Warplanes Bomb Sites Near Damascus, U.S. Ends Support to Kurdish Militias as Turkish Troops Mass for Invasion, Trump to Replace James Mattis with Patrick Shanahan on January 1, U.S. Anti-ISIS Envoy Quits over…
States Are Cracking Down on the Movement for Palestinian Rights–but Cities Are Pushing Back
Alex Kane | thenation.com | 2018-12-21
States Are Cracking Down on the Movement for Palestinian Rights–but Cities Are Pushing Back…
German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly
LEILI | bdsmovement.net | 2018-12-08
German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly: In the NewsA German court confirms that advocating for BDS and Palestinian rights constitutes freedom of expression and assembly, rights that are protected by the German constitution and are essential for democracy. The court ruled that the German city of Oldenburg unlawfully violated these fundamental rights when it revoked a perm…
Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance
PEDRO | bdsmovement.net | 2018-12-06
Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance: BNC StatementWhile Brazil's new president wants to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump moving the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, and Rio de Janeiro's new governor wants to buy Israeli weaponized drones, Palestinian and Rio de Janeiro's favelas' social movements call for a joint and global struggle agains…