Daily Archives: January 14, 2019

2019-01-14: News Headlines

Alison Weir (2019-01-14). House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate "Anti-Semitism Envoy" Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel. mintpressnews.com The position of anti-Semitism envoy was created in 2004 over the objections of the State Department, which said it wasn't needed. It was urged by Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky, who had formulated a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticism of Israel.

Consortiumnews (2019-01-14). A Workers' Struggle in India to 'Make the Land Proud'. consortiumnews.com This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, in a roundup that also includes observations on Brazil and Palestine. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Over two days—Jan. 8 and… Read more →

South Front (2019-01-14). Video: Netanyahu Claims "Depots Full of Iranian Weapons" Destroyed in Syria. globalresearch.ca Early on January 12, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike on Syria. According to reports, Israeli warplanes, coming from the direction of Galilee, fired several missiles at a depot in the Damascus International Airport. The Syrian Air …

Robert Fisk (2019-01-14). The US Media has Lost One of Its Sanest Voices on Military Matters. counterpunch.org I hate television "experts", the infamous "analysts" who know all — and support all — about the military, the televisual ex-generals with vain presidential ambitions and the infamous American "think tank" personnel whose right-wing, pro-Israeli beliefs are carefully shielded from viewers by the US networks who employ them. I always characterise the antiseptic and pseudo-academic More

aljazeera (2019-01-14). Israel police withdraw from Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock. aljazeera.com Scuffles broke out as Israeli policeman attempted to enter Dome of the Rock without taking off his kippah.

Phyllis Bennis (2019-01-14). United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today. commondreams.org Fire and smoke rise from a destroyed building as Palestinians carry a victim of an Israeli air strike that targeted Buriej refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on December 27, 2008. The Israeli air strike was part of it's 'Operation Cast Lead' offensive on Gaza. (Photo: Yasser Saymeh/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-01-14). Palestinian President Abbas to Meet With UN Secretary General. telesurenglish.net Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold a meeting with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, as part of a visit made by the Arab leader to the headquarters of the multilateral organization. | RELATED: | Palestine: Abbas to Disband Hamas-dominated Legislative Council | According to Prensa Latina, it's expected that Abbas will be sworn-in as leader of the G77 Group, the largest block of developing countries in the United Nations. | The G77 Group is a coalition of 134 de…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-14). Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel. therealnews.com Ben White discusses his new book Cracks in the Wall, it examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes

WSWS (2019-01-14). Massive campaign to defend Israeli religious students accused of killing Palestinian mother of nine. wsws.org The murder and its aftermath highlight the utter lawlessness and racism inherent in the Greater Israel project from which the settler movement stems.

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-13). Israel to Deport Human Rights Watch Director for Supporting BDS. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Israel will deport the Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW)'s regional office, Omar Shakir, refusing a Supreme Court petition. On Thursday the Israeli government submitted its response to a Supreme Court petition previously filed by Shakir in a bid to fight the deportation order against him. The response stated that: "[Shakir] promoted the boycott of …

Jason Ditz (2019-01-12). Israeli Airstrikes Pound Warehouse at Syria's Damascus Airport. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Syrian air defenses came to life around the Damascus airport on Friday night, as Israeli warplanes carried out attacks in the area. Reports from Syrian state media say that the attacks centered on a warehouse outside of the airport. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the warehouse was hit and said a second target …

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

Democracy Now! (2019-01-11). Exclusive: Angela Davis Speaks Out on Palestine, BDS & More After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked. democracynow.org 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…

Thierry Meyssan (2019-01-11). Goodbye Middle East, Hello Latin America: The Coming Destruction of the Caribbean Basin. mintpressnews.com 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…

SAMIR (2019-01-10). The BDS movement salutes Angela Davis. bdsmovement.net 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)

Stephen Zunes (2019-01-10). Rescinding a Human Rights Award to Angela Davis Was Cowardly and Unfair. progressive.org 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.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-10). Egyptian President's Regrettable "60 Minutes" therealnews.com 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

Democracy Now! (2019-01-08). Rashida Tlaib: The Senate's Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech. democracynow.org 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."

Democracy Now! (2019-01-07). Headlines for January 7, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Threatens to Call Nat'l Emergency as Shutdown Shows No Sign of Abatement, Bolton Says Syria Troop Withdrawal Contingent on Defeating ISIS, Netanyahu Calls for U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights, Yemen: U.S. Airstrike Kills Plotter of 2000 USS Cole Attack, Pentagon Chief of Staff Resigns in Wake of Mattis Departure, France: Yellow Vests Protesters Take to Streets as Impasse with Gov't Persists, Intercept: Senate Set to Vote on Anti-Israeli Boycott Bill, 49 Migrants Stranded at Sea as European Countries Refuse to Host Them, Scientists Identify Recording of Noise Targeting U.S. Diplomats…

LEILI (2018-12-08). German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly. bdsmovement.net 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…

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…

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…

2019-01-14: Social Media Postees

House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate "Anti-Semitism Envoy" Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-14
The position of anti-Semitism envoy was created in 2004 over the objections of the State Department, which said it wasn't needed. It was urged by Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky, who had formulated a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticism of Israel. | The post House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate "Anti-Semitism Envoy" Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel appeared first on MintPress News…
mintpressnews.com/house-bill-forces-trum…

Palestinian President Abbas to Meet With UN Secretary General
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-14
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold a meeting with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, as part of a visit made by the Arab leader to the headquarters of the multilateral organization. | RELATED: | Palestine: Abbas to Disband Hamas-dominated Legislative Council | According to Prensa Latina, it's expected that Abbas will be sworn-in as leader of the G77 Group, the largest block of developing countries in the United Nations. | The G77 Group is a coalition of 134 de…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinian-Pres…

The US Media has Lost One of Its Sanest Voices on Military Matters
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-14
I hate television "experts", the infamous "analysts" who know all — and support all — about the military, the televisual ex-generals with vain presidential ambitions and the infamous American "think tank" personnel whose right-wing, pro-Israeli beliefs are carefully shielded from viewers by the US networks who employ them. I always characterise the antiseptic and pseudo-academic…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/14/the-us-media…

Israel police withdraw from Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-14
Scuffles broke out as Israeli policeman attempted to enter Dome of the Rock without taking off his kippah.
aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2019/01/is…

A Workers' Struggle in India to 'Make the Land Proud'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-14
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, in a roundup that also includes observations on Brazil and Palestine. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Over two days–Jan. 8 and… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/14/a-workers-…

Video: Netanyahu Claims "Depots Full of Iranian Weapons" Destroyed in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-14
Early on January 12, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike on Syria. According to reports, Israeli warplanes, coming from the direction of Galilee, fired several missiles at a depot in the Damascus International Airport. The Syrian Air … | The post Video: Netanyahu Claims "Depots Full of Iranian Weapons" Destroyed in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-netanyahu-claims…

United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2019-01-14
Fire and smoke rise from a destroyed building as Palestinians carry a victim of an Israeli air strike that targeted Buriej refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on December 27, 2008. The Israeli air strike was part of it's 'Operation Cast Lead' offensive on Gaza. (Photo: Yasser Saymeh/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/01/14/united…

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-14
Ben White discusses his new book Cracks in the Wall, it examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes | The post Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/cracks-in-the-wa…

Massive campaign to defend Israeli religious students accused of killing Palestinian mother of nine
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-14
The murder and its aftermath highlight the utter lawlessness and racism inherent in the Greater Israel project from which the settler movement stems.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/14/isra…

Israel to Deport Human Rights Watch Director for Supporting BDS
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-13
(MEMO) — Israel will deport the Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW)'s regional office, Omar Shakir, refusing a Supreme Court petition. On Thursday the Israeli government submitted its response to a Supreme Court petition previously filed by Shakir in a bid to fight the deportation order against him. The response stated that: "[Shakir] promoted the boycott of …

Israel to Deport Human Rights Watch Director for Supporting BDS

Israeli Airstrikes Pound Warehouse at Syria's Damascus Airport
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-12
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Syrian air defenses came to life around the Damascus airport on Friday night, as Israeli warplanes carried out attacks in the area. Reports from Syrian state media say that the attacks centered on a warehouse outside of the airport. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the warehouse was hit and said a second target …

Israeli Airstrikes Pound Warehouse at Syria’s Damascus Airport

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.
theintercept.com/2019/01/12/israel-pales…

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/11/exclusive…

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…
mintpressnews.com/goodbye-middle-east-th…

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.
progressive.org/dispatches/rescinding-aw…

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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/angela-davis-BCRI

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.
therealnews.com/stories/egyptian-preside…

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."
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/8/rashida_tl…