Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

2019-01-15: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-15). Arab Christians protest 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel. aljazeera.com Hundreds of Arab Christians call for the removal of a crucified Ronald McDonald museum exhibit in Haifa city.

teleSUR (2019-01-15). Former Ivorian Leader Laurent Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes. telesurenglish.net International Criminal Court judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of all war crimes charges and ordered his immediate release. | RELATED: | HSBC: War Crimes, Not BDS, Behind Divesting from Israeli Arms Maker | Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser said that prosecutors failed to prove their case and Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, should be set free. | Gbagbo, who was president of Ivory Coast from 2…

Lawrence Davidson (2019-01-15). Amos Oz and the Real Israel. counterpunch.org On 29 December 2018 the New York Times (NYT) reported the death of the charismatic Israeli writer Amos Oz. Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Oz was altogether Israeli. That is, he did not come to Palestine from somewhere else. Only nine years old when Israel came into being, Oz knew no other nationality. Nor did More

Jason Ditz (2019-01-15). Israeli Army Chief Gadi Eisenkot: Israel Is Arming Syrian Rebels. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — While reports to that effect have been around for months, over the weekend, Israeli Army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot finally confirmed that the Israeli military indeed provided weapons to Syrian rebels operating in Golan during the Syrian War. This was the first official confirmation from the army chief, but back in September Israeli media were reporting …

Tyler Durden (2019-01-15). Israeli Army Chief Admits to Waging a Secret War in Syria. theantimedia.com (ZH) — For years Israel denied allegations that it had a role in funding and weaponizing the anti-Assad insurgency in Syria, and in recent years military officials responded "no comment" even when confronted with overwhelming evidence of Israeli weapons documented in al-Qaeda linked insurgents' hands, but this all changed in a new British Sunday Times interview with outgoing Israeli army commander …

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/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza_cast_lead.jpg

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

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 …

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

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…

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.

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)

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."

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…

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…

2019-01-15: Social Media Postees

Amos Oz and the Real Israel
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-15
On 29 December 2018 the New York Times (NYT) reported the death of the charismatic Israeli writer Amos Oz. Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Oz was altogether Israeli. That is, he did not come to Palestine from somewhere else. Only nine years old when Israel came into being, Oz knew no other nationality. Nor did…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/15/amos-oz-and-the-real-israel/

Former Ivorian Leader Laurent Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-15
International Criminal Court judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of all war crimes charges and ordered his immediate release. | RELATED: | HSBC: War Crimes, Not BDS, Behind Divesting from Israeli Arms Maker | Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser said that prosecutors failed to prove their case and Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, should be set free. | Gbagbo, who was president of Ivory Coast from 2…
telesurenglish.net/news/Former-Ivorian-Leader-Laurent-Gbagbo-Acquitted-of-War-Crimes-20190115-0007.html

Arab Christians protest 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-15
Hundreds of Arab Christians call for the removal of a crucified Ronald McDonald museum exhibit in Haifa city.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/arab-christians-protest-mcjesus-sculpture-israel-190115111055234.html

Israeli Army Chief Gadi Eisenkot: Israel Is Arming Syrian Rebels
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-15
(ANTIWAR.COM) — While reports to that effect have been around for months, over the weekend, Israeli Army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot finally confirmed that the Israeli military indeed provided weapons to Syrian rebels operating in Golan during the Syrian War. This was the first official confirmation from the army chief, but back in September Israeli media were reporting …

Israeli Army Chief Gadi Eisenkot: Israel Is Arming Syrian Rebels

Israeli Army Chief Admits to Waging a Secret War in Syria
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-15
(ZH) — For years Israel denied allegations that it had a role in funding and weaponizing the anti-Assad insurgency in Syria, and in recent years military officials responded "no comment" even when confronted with overwhelming evidence of Israeli weapons documented in al-Qaeda linked insurgents' hands, but this all changed in a new British Sunday Times interview with outgoing Israeli army commander …

Israeli Army Chief Admits to Waging a Secret War in Syria

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/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza_cast_lead.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/01/14/united-nations-inaction-and-gaza-crisis-ten-years-ago-and-today?cd-origin=rss

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-has-lost-one-of-its-sanest-voices-on-military-matters/

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-depots-full-of-iranian-weapons-destroyed-in-syria/5665453

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-wall-beyond-apartheid-in-palestine-israel

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-palestine-conflict-news-headlines/

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_angela_davis_speaks_out_on

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-award-angela-davis-cowardly-zunes-190110/

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-presidents-regrettable-60-minutes

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_tlaib_responds_to_critics_after