Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

2019-01-03: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-03). Gaza's struggles in 2018. aljazeera.com The problems making Palestinians' lives hard in the besieged territory.

Blake Alcott (2019-01-03). What Kind of Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine Do We Want? counterpunch.org In CounterPunch on 12 October 2018 Jeff Halper presented the thinking of a new group of Israelis, both Jewish and Palestinian, promoting One Democratic State in Palestine (or Israel/Palestine, as Halper prefers) called the ODS Campaign. While any support for ODS is welcome, I believe Halper's version contains some problems, while in any case offering a More

Philip Giraldi (2019-01-03). Israel Is Bad for America. The Gush of "Fake News" Regarding Israel. globalresearch.ca American journalism has become in its mainstream exponents a compendium of half-truths and out-and-out lies. The public, though poorly informed on most issues as a result, has generally figured out that it is being hoodwinked and trust in the Fourth …

Times Of Israel (2019-01-03). Trump: Iran 'Can Do What They Want' In Syria. iranian.com US President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave Iran free rein to further entrench itself in Syria, acknowledging Tehran's attempts to bolster its presence in the beleaguered country. "They can do what they want there, frankly," he told reporters, referring to Iranian forces. Trump's comments came two weeks after he rattled Jerusalem by announcing that he would […]

Blooming Barricade (2019-01-03). The New York Times and Rouzan al-Najjar. indybay.org 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.

Gideon Levy (2019-01-02). In 2018, Israel's Mask Finally Came Off. commondreams.org 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…

Philip Roddis (2019-01-02). Land of the Free — Unless You Want to Criticize Israel. mintpressnews.com 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.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-02). Headlines for January 2, 2019. democracynow.org Brazil Swears In Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro, Gov't Shutdown Enters 12th Day, Causing Chaos for Workers, Border Agents Tear-Gas Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border, Texas: Activists Block Access to Tornillo Youth Immigration Jail, AZ: Prosecutors to Investigate Child Abuse at Immigrant Prison, Sec. of State Pompeo Reaffirms U.S. Military Relationship with Israel, Israeli PM: Bolsonaro Pledged to Move Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Protest, U.S. and Israel Formally Leave UNESCO, North Korea: Kim Jong-un Offers Both Threats and Peaceful Overtures to U.S., Netflix Pull…

Amy Wilentz (2019-01-02). Remembering Amos Oz, the Humane Heart of Israel. thenation.com Remembering Amos Oz, the Humane Heart of Israel…

Miko Peled (2019-01-02). Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist "Dove" mintpressnews.com It is wrong to speak ill of the dead. Amos Oz, however, was not a private man, not just an individual but an icon. He thrived and benefited greatly from his image as a Zionist, a patriot, and with that, a peace-loving man, a true "dove." Oz was the icon of the culture of the colonizer.

Tom Luongo (2019-01-02). America's Defeat In Syria Is A Crisis Of Empire. iranian.com 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 […]

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-02). Israeli General Sees Possible Threat From Iraq As Iran's Influence Grows. iranian.com 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 […]

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-01). Human Rights Abuses: Israel Most Condemned Country At UN In 2018. iranian.com 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 […]

Democracy Now! (2018-12-31). Noam Chomsky on Pittsburgh Attack: Revival of Hate Is Encouraged by Trump's Rhetoric. democracynow.org 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.

The Intercept (2018-12-29). Seeing Is Believing: The Intercept's 2018 Visual Journalism. theintercept.com 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…

Dave Zirin (2018-12-27). How to Respond to LeBron James. thenation.com How to Respond to LeBron James…

Fight Back (2018-12-26). Israel launches Christmas missile attack on Damascus. fightbacknews.org 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.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-26). Headlines for December 26, 2018. democracynow.org 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…

Alex Kane (2018-12-21). States Are Cracking Down on the Movement for Palestinian Rights—but Cities Are Pushing Back. thenation.com States Are Cracking Down on the Movement for Palestinian Rights—but Cities Are Pushing Back…

PEDRO (2018-12-06). Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance. bdsmovement.net 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…

LEILI (2018-11-26). Palestinian Civil Society Urges World Governments to Impose a Military Embargo on Saudi Regime Over Khashoggi Murder and War Crimes in Yemen, On Israel for War Crimes and Apartheid Against Palestinians. bdsmovement.net Palestinian Civil Society Urges World Governments to Impose a Military Embargo on Saudi Regime Over Khashoggi Murder and War Crimes in Yemen, On Israel for War Crimes and Apartheid Against Palestinians: Update"We appeal to progressives and social movements everywhere to pressure their governments to impose strict military embargoes on all states that are perpetrating crimes against hu…

ziyaad (2018-11-20). Airbnb's Decision to Exit Israel's Illegal Settlements: A Partial Victory for Human Rights & Accountability. bdsmovement.net Airbnb's Decision to Exit Israel's Illegal Settlements: A Partial Victory for Human Rights & Accountability: BNC StatementAirbnb's decision to end its business in Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is an important first step. It unfortunately fails to cover settlements in East Jerusalem, which is also occupied according to international law. All Isr…

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

2019-01-03: Social Media Postees

What Kind of Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine Do We Want?
Blake Alcott | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-03
In CounterPunch on 12 October 2018 Jeff Halper presented the thinking of a new group of Israelis, both Jewish and Palestinian, promoting One Democratic State in Palestine (or Israel/Palestine, as Halper prefers) called the ODS Campaign. While any support for ODS is welcome, I believe Halper's version contains some problems, while in any case offering a…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/03/what-kind-of…

Israel Is Bad for America. The Gush of "Fake News" Regarding Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-03
American journalism has become in its mainstream exponents a compendium of half-truths and out-and-out lies. The public, though poorly informed on most issues as a result, has generally figured out that it is being hoodwinked and trust in the Fourth … | The post Israel Is Bad for America. The Gush of "Fake News" Regarding Israel appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/israel-is-bad-for-amer…

Gaza's struggles in 2018
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-03
The problems making Palestinians' lives hard in the besieged territory.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/gazas-struggl…

Trump: Iran 'Can Do What They Want' In Syria
Times Of Israel | iranian.com | 2019-01-03
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave Iran free rein to further entrench itself in Syria, acknowledging Tehran's attempts to bolster its presence in the beleaguered country. "They can do what they want there, frankly," he told reporters, referring to Iranian forces. Trump's comments came two weeks after he rattled Jerusalem by announcing that he would […] | The post Trump: Iran 'Can Do What They Want' In Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2019/01/02/trump-iran-can-do…

The New York Times and Rouzan al-Najjar
Blooming Barricade | indybay.org | 2019-01-03
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/30/1882003…

Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist "Dove"
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-02
It is wrong to speak ill of the dead. Amos Oz, however, was not a private man, not just an individual but an icon. He thrived and benefited greatly from his image as a Zionist, a patriot, and with that, a peace-loving man, a true "dove." Oz was the icon of the culture of the colonizer. | The post Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist "Dove" appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/manufactured-legacy-is…

Remembering Amos Oz, the Humane Heart of Israel
Amy Wilentz | thenation.com | 2019-01-02
Remembering Amos Oz, the Humane Heart of Israel…
thenation.com/article/amos-oz-israel/

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.
mintpressnews.com/land-of-the-free-unles…

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…
commondreams.org/views/2019/01/02/2018-i…

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.
iranian.com/2019/01/01/israeli-general-s…

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.
iranian.com/2019/01/02/americas-defeat-i…

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.
iranian.com/2018/12/31/human-rights-abus…

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.
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/31/noam_cho…

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…
theintercept.com/2018/12/29/the-intercep…

How to Respond to LeBron James
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-12-27
How to Respond to LeBron James…
thenation.com/article/lebron-james-insta…

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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/26/headline…

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.
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/12/26/israel-…

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…
thenation.com/article/jvp-cities-israel-…

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…
bdsmovement.net/news/german-court-confir…

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…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinians-and-br…