2019-01-12: Social Media Postees

Who's Trying to Pull a "Russiagate" on Netanyahu?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-12
The narrative has suddenly sprung up that Russia is supposedly planning to meddle in "Israel's" upcoming elections to support the incumbent, but this is nothing more than an attempt by the most pro-American factions of "Israeli" society and its "deep … | The post Who's Trying to Pull a "Russiagate" on Netanyahu? appeared first on Global Research.

Israel arrests settler teenagers accused of stoning car
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-12
Five students from a religious school are arrested in connection with the death of a Palestinian woman who was killed when her car was attacked near an illegal settlement.

U.S. News Headlines on Israel-Palestine Show Systemic Bias: Study
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept | commondreams.org | 2019-01-12
"The findings demonstrate a persistent bias in coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian issue—one where Israeli narratives are privileged and where, despite the continued entrenchment of the occupation, the very topics germane to Palestinians' day-to-day reality have disappeared," says Owais Zaheer, a co-author of the study. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1077343584-1547140810-e1547141434550-2.jpg

Study: U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-01-12
The study analyzed 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict and found an overwhelming slant toward the Israeli point of view. | The post Study: U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones appeared first on The Intercept.

Americans Need a Congress that Represents Americans
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-11
US Senator Marco Rubio poses as a representative of Florida Republicans, but in truth he represents the interests of Israel. He is sponsor of legislation that punishes Americans who boycott Israel as their way of protesting Israel's genocide of the … | The post Americans Need a Congress that Represents Americans appeared first on Global Research.

Exclusive: Angela Davis Speaks Out on Palestine, BDS & More After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-11
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights. In September, the institute announced that it would award Davis the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, named after the civil rights icon. But last Friday, the institute voted to withdraw the award and cancel this year's gala event. The institute rescinded the award days after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to he…

When Bolsonaro and Netanyahu Are 'Brothers': Why Brazil Should Shun the Israeli Model
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-11
Newly-inaugurated Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, is set to be the arch-enemy of the environment and of indigenous and disadvantaged communities in his country. He also promises to be a friend of like-minded, far-right leaders the world over. It is, therefore, not surprising to see a special kind of friendship blossoming between Bolsonaro and Israeli Prime…

Goodbye Middle East, Hello Latin America: The Coming Destruction of the Caribbean Basin
Thierry Meyssan | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-11
In a series of previous articles, we presented the SouthCom plan to provoke wars between the Latin-American nations in order to destroy the structures of all the States in the Caribbean Basin [1]. | Preparations for wars of this magnitude, intended to follow on from the conflicts in the "Greater Middle East" according to the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy, requires a decade [2]. | After the period of economic destabilization [3] and that of military preparation, the actual operation should begin in the years to come by an attack on Venezuela by Brazil (supported by Israel), Colombia (an ally of the United States) an…

PLO's Saeb Erekat Rejects Pompeo's 'Peace Plan' for Palestine
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-11
Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat has reaffirmed the organization's position against the "peace plan" promoted by the United States in the Middle East. | RELATED: | Israel Opens Apartheid Road Cutting Palestinians From Jerusalem | Erekat's declarations came in response to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo, Egypt, where he reiterated a strategy to internationally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Pompeo al…

Palestinian Dies as Israeli Forces Storm Great March of Return
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-11
At least one person was killed and another 25 injured after a day of repression by the Israeli forces against the Great March of Return Friday in Gaza, reports Palestine's Health Ministry. | RELATED: | Israel Approves Expansion of Illegal Settlement Near Bethlehem | The victim was identified as Amal Mustafa Ahmed Tramsi, 43. Local sources reported that people were injured by tear gas canisters and live bullets. The use of lethal force has become habi…

Rescinding a Human Rights Award to Angela Davis Was Cowardly and Unfair
Stephen Zunes | progressive.org | 2019-01-10
One would think that opposing Israel control of Palestinian territories seized in the 1967 war, which the international community recognizes as a foreign belligerent occupation, would not be particularly controversial.

The BDS movement salutes Angela Davis
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-01-10
The BDS movement salutes Angela Davis : PACBI StatementThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, salutJanuary 10, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …

Source of Pro-Israel Keyboard Warriors on Social Media Finally Exposed
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-10
(MEMO) — A number of prominent Jewish-American leaders are funding covert, anonymous campaigns targeting pro-Palestinian student activists, The Forward has found. The Jewish daily newspaper, which has been publishing valuable information concerning the source of funding for these hyper-aggressive and shadowy groups — which spearhead coordinated hate campaigns against critics of the Zionist state — has uncovered the identities …

Source of Pro-Israel Keyboard Warriors on Social Media Finally Exposed

Egyptian President's Regrettable "60 Minutes"
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-10
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi was hoping to demonstrate that he was a reliable ally of United States and Israel in the Middle East and worthy of international recognition, but the 60 minutes interview took another turn says Professor Seif Da'na | The post Egyptian President's Regrettable "60 Minutes" appeared first on The Real News Network.

Marco Rubio and His Colleagues Need a Refresher on the First Amendment
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-09
Rubio took to Twitter to spread a number of downright false statements about the First Amendment and the Combating BDS Act. | This week, amid a partial government shutdown, senators tried to sneak through a bill that would encourage states to suppress constitutionally protected political boycotts of Israel. | Ultimately, the Combating BDS Act failed to make it to the Senate floor, largely because enough people exercised their First Amendment right to protest the bill and educate senators t…

Rashida Tlaib: The Senate's Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-08
A new Senate bill would allow state and local governments to boycott any U.S. companies which are engaged in a boycott against Israel. We speak with Congressmember Rashida Tlaib, who has come out out against the bill, tweeting, "They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away."

U.S. Senate's First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-01-05
Attacks on the free speech rights of Americans in the name of defending Israel seem to have no end in sight. | The post U.S. Senate's First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts appeared first on The Intercept.

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