2019-01-06: News Headlines

Middle East Eye (2019-01-06). 'The Decision Is Taken': Brazil to Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem, Says Bolsonaro. globalresearch.ca Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed that the South American country will move its embassy to Jerusalem, following an earlier statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Brazil this week to attend the new Brazilian leader's …

aljazeera (2019-01-06). John Bolton: US to leave Syria once ISIL beaten, Kurds safe. aljazeera.com Trump's national security adviser says US withdrawal from Syria is conditioned on ISIL defeat, safety of Kurdish allies.

Yves Engler (2019-01-06). Canada's CBC Exposes Jewish National Fund's Support of Israeli Military, Where Does The NDP Stand. globalresearch.ca An explosive CBC expose Friday on the Jewish National Fund should be the beginning of the end for this powerful organization's charitable status. But, unless the NDP differentiates itself from the Liberals and Conservatives by standing up for Canadian and …

STAFF (2019-01-06). Political Elites Imitate Working-Class Obscenities but Despise the Real Thing. truthdig.com Why does Donald Trump get a pass on speaking and acting obscenely but Rashida Tlaib is pilloried for calling him a Mofo? It is because US corporate media and political elites expect the wealthy to do bad imitations of working class profanity (so as to fool the rubes into voting for them), but despise the real thing. | Rashida Tlaib is the daughter of a Ford factory worker and one of 14 children. Although she earned higher degrees, including a law degree, she grew up in a disprivileged working class family—inasmuch as they were Palestinian refugees and hardly part of the labor aristocracy. Tlaib came by h…

teleSUR (2019-01-06). Australian Senator Bills Taxpayers to Attend 'Racist' Rally. telesurenglish.net The Queensland Senator Fraser Anning recently attended a 'racist' rally organized by far-right extremists in Melbourne and will charge taxpayers for the costs of his air travel, according to the Guardian. | RELATED: | Australia: Refugees Subjected to Crimes Against Humanity | The objective of the rally was to protest against alleged 'African violence' in Australia,…

STAFF (2019-01-06). Trump Aide: Syria Withdrawal Waiting on 'Conditions'. truthdig.com JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said Sunday that the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and on Turkey assuring the safety of Kurdish fighters allied with the United States. | Bolton, who traveled to Israel to reassure the U.S. ally of the Trump-ordered withdrawal, said there is no timetable for the pullout of American forces in northeastern Syria, but insisted it's not an unlimited commitment. | "There are objectives that we want to accomplish that condition the withdrawal," Bolton…

RT (2019-01-06). America's last? First Senate bill of 2019 aims to protect Israel from boycott, report reveals. rt.com With the start of the 2019 legislative session, one might hope the US Senate would prioritize ending the two-week government shutdown. Instead, the Senate's first bill of the year reportedly aims to protect Israel from boycotts.

teleSUR (2019-01-05). Officials: Gunmen Storm Palestine TV, Destroy Equipment. telesurenglish.net According to officials, tensions between Palestinian Authority and Hamas could escalate after the offices of Palestine TV in Gaza was raided by armed men. | RELATED: | HSBC: War Crimes, Not BDS, Behind Divesting from Israeli Arms Maker | The Palestinian Broadcast Corporation (PBC) issued a statement saying the attack was a…

Ryan Grim (2019-01-05). U.S. Senate's First Bill, in Midst of Shutdown, is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government from Boycotts. theintercept.com Attacks on the free speech rights of Americans in the name of defending Israel seem to have no end in sight.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-05). Durham NC Becomes First City to Ban Training By Israeli Police and Then be Forced to Reconsider It. therealnews.com Jazmynne Williams of Jewish Voices for Peace discusses the organizing efforts underway to ensure the ban remains

Robert Fisk (2019-01-04). Judge Richard Goldstone Suffered for Turning His Back on Gaza, But Not as Much as the Palestinians He Betrayed. counterpunch.org When a hero lets you down, the betrayal lasts forever. I'm not alone, I know, when I say that Richard Goldstone was a hero of mine — a most formidable, brilliant and brave judge who finally spoke truth to power in the Middle East. And then recanted like a frightened political prisoner, with protestations of love for More

Philip M. Giraldi (2019-01-04). Analysts Confirm: Israel Used Civilian Airliners as Cover in Christmas Day Airstrikes in Syria. mintpressnews.com Analysts have confirmed that the Israelis carried out the strikes in Syria by deliberately using scheduled airline departures and arrivals as cover to foil the improved and upgraded Syrian air defenses.

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-04). Israeli Soldier Shoots Live Ammunition and Tear Gas at Palestinian Students. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — An Israeli soldier shot live ammunition and tear-gas bombs at Palestinian students who were leaving their school in the northern occupied West Bank village of Tell in Nablus yesterday. Palestinian security sources said Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles as they traveled along the main Nablus-Qalqilya road near the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar. No …

ACLU (2019-01-03). Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel? aclu.org An unconstitutional Arkansas law requires companies contracting with the state to certify that they will not boycott Israel. | Last year, letters from the state of Arkansas began drifting across my desk, demanding that our weekly newspaper, the Arkansas Times, either sign a pledge not to boycott Israel or forfeit all state advertising. | The letters were the result of an obscure, cookie-cutter law passed in 2017 by our Republican-controlled legislature. Specifically, it requires any company entering into a contract with a public entity to certify that it "is not currently engaged in, and agrees for the duration o…

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…

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.

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

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…

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…

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