Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

2019-01-16: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-01-16). Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV. consortiumnews.com Netanyahu demands a TV showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset. The poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu commandeered… Read more →

aljazeera (2019-01-16). Palestinian Authority accused of suppressing freedom of speech. aljazeera.com HRW says the PA suppresses dissent and online freedoms.

Jonathan Cook (2019-01-16). Israeli politics is being dragged into the grubby realm of reality TV. zcomm.org As Benjamin Netanyahu demands a televised showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset, the poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-16). The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba. zcomm.org For Israel to be seeking compensation from Arab countries and Iran is a moral travesty, especially as Palestinians refugees continue to languish in refugee camps across Palestine and the Middle East…

STAFF (2019-01-16). The Only Way to Stop Israel From Screwing Over Palestinians. truthdig.com Palestine is applying to be a full member of the United Nations, a move that could finally slow Israel's politicide against it.

Joel Braunold (2019-01-16). Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace From The Ground Up. indybay.org 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-16). Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum? (1/2). therealnews.com Canadian author Yves Engler discusses the New Democratic leadership's support for war, militarism and Israel

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-16). Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com David Sheen divided Israel political parties into their positions on segregation, integration, domination and elimination. He joins us to debate Real News Correspondent Shir Hever on what it really means.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-16). Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com David Sheen divided Israel political parties into their positions on segregation, integration, domination and elimination. He joins us to debate Real News Correspondent Shir Hever on what it really means

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. More

Miko Peled (2019-01-15). A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel. mintpressnews.com If ever there was a chance to approach members of the U.S. Congress with challenging issues, and a re-examination of oppressive Israeli behavior, this is it. These first few weeks of the new Congress are the time to take advantage of the new energy — otherwise, it will fade away.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-01-15). Outgoing IDF Chief Says Yes, We Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Syria. mintpressnews.com That Israel was assisting rebel groups with extremist ideologies in Syria has been widely believed by a number of observers, who were often derided as "conspiracy theorists" for floating the notion. Eisenkot's statements confirm those suspicions.

Dorgham Abusalim (2019-01-15). Are U.S. Newspapers Biased Against Palestinians? Analysis. globalresearch.ca A study released last month by 416Labs, a Toronto-based consulting and research firm, supports the view that mainstream U.S. newspapers consistently portray Palestine in a more negative light than Israel, privilege Israeli sources, and omit key facts helpful to …

Alison Weir (2019-01-15). Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill. mintpressnews.com Michael McCaul, the bill's author, has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

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 …

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

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.

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)

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…

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…

2019-01-16: Social Media Postees

The Only Way to Stop Israel From Screwing Over Palestinians
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-16
Palestine is applying to be a full member of the United Nations, a move that could finally slow Israel's politicide against it. | The post The Only Way to Stop Israel From Screwing Over Palestinians appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/the-only-way-to-stop-israel-from-screwing-over-palestinians/

Israeli politics is being dragged into the grubby realm of reality TV
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2019-01-16
As Benjamin Netanyahu demands a televised showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset, the poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israeli-politics-is-being-dragged-into-the-grubby-realm-of-reality-tv/

Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-16
Netanyahu demands a TV showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset. The poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu commandeered… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/15/israeli-politics-enter-grubby-realm-of-reality-tv/

The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2019-01-16
For Israel to be seeking compensation from Arab countries and Iran is a moral travesty, especially as Palestinians refugees continue to languish in refugee camps across Palestine and the Middle East…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-moral-travesty-of-israel-seeking-arab-iranian-money-for-its-alleged-nakba/

Palestinian Authority accused of suppressing freedom of speech
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
HRW says the PA suppresses dissent and online freedoms.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/palestinian-authority-accused-suppressing-freedom-speech-190116185709282.html

Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace From The Ground Up
Joel Braunold | indybay.org | 2019-01-16
800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/15/18820396.php

Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 1/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-16
David Sheen divided Israel political parties into their positions on segregation, integration, domination and elimination. He joins us to debate Real News Correspondent Shir Hever on what it really means. | The post Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/will-coming-israeli-elections-change-anything-pt-1-2

Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum? (1/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-16
Canadian author Yves Engler discusses the New Democratic leadership's support for war, militarism and Israel | The post Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum? (1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/is-canadas-left-marching-to-the-beat-of-americas-imperial-drum-1-2

Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 2/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-16
David Sheen divided Israel political parties into their positions on segregation, integration, domination and elimination. He joins us to debate Real News Correspondent Shir Hever on what it really means | The post Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/will-coming-israeli-elections-change-anything-pt-2-2

Are U.S. Newspapers Biased Against Palestinians? Analysis
Dorgham Abusalim | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-15
A study released last month by 416Labs, a Toronto-based consulting and research firm, supports the view that mainstream U.S. newspapers consistently portray Palestine in a more negative light than Israel, privilege Israeli sources, and omit key facts helpful to … | The post Are U.S. Newspapers Biased Against Palestinians? Analysis appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/are-u-s-newspapers-biased-against-palestinians-analysis/5665569

Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-15
Michael McCaul, the bill's author, has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats. | The post Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/texas-congressman-with-ties-to-controversial-donor-introduces-38-billion-israel-aid-bill/253867/

A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-15
If ever there was a chance to approach members of the U.S. Congress with challenging issues, and a re-examination of oppressive Israeli behavior, this is it. These first few weeks of the new Congress are the time to take advantage of the new energy — otherwise, it will fade away. | The post A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/a-chance-for-a-new-us-congress-to-rethink-knee-jerk-support-for-israel/253888/

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.
counterpunch.org/2019/01/15/amos-oz-and-the-real-israel/

Outgoing IDF Chief Says Yes, We Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Syria
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-15
That Israel was assisting rebel groups with extremist ideologies in Syria has been widely believed by a number of observers, who were often derided as "conspiracy theorists" for floating the notion. Eisenkot's statements confirm those suspicions. | The post Outgoing IDF Chief Says Yes, We Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Syria appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/outgoing-idf-chief-says-yes-israel-armed-anti-government-extremists-in-syria/253882/

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

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

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