2019-01-18: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-18). West Bank checkpoints: 'Endless' delays, every day. aljazeera.com Al Jazeera visits a West Bank checkpoint and speaks to Palestinians who spend hours there every day just to get to work.

Dana E. Abizaid (2019-01-18). Kafka's Grave: a Pilgrimage in Prague. counterpunch.org An Arab-American might at first glance appear an ironic pilgrim in Prague's main Jewish Cemetery. Stereotypically anyway, Arabs and Jews find very little to respect in each other, let alone travel thousands of miles to admire. Adding to the irony, in Europe these days there are hardly two peoples more reviled than Americans and Arabs. More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-18). The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba. counterpunch.org The game is afoot. Israel, believe it or not, is demanding that seven Arab countries and Iran pay $250 billion as compensation for what it claims was the forceful exodus of Jews from Arab countries during the late 1940s. The events that Israel is citing allegedly occurred at a time when Zionist Jewish militias were More

Robert Fisk (2019-01-18). Bernie Sanders, Israel and the Middle East. counterpunch.org If you're an American, he's still out there among the "maybe" candidates. But if you live in the Middle East — whether you're Arab or Israeli, Muslim, Jew or Christian — you should keep your eye on Bernie Sanders. He's no shoo-in, of course — certainly not after his pitiful handover to the awful Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential More

teleSUR (2019-01-18). Gaza: Israeli Troops Injure at Least 14 Palestinian Protesters. telesurenglish.net Fourteen Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border Friday, said Gaza's health ministry, protests that are part of the March of Return protests that Palestinians in Gaza have been organizing weekly since last March. | RELATED: | Palestinian Dies as Israeli Forces Storm Great March of Return | The ministry said the 14 were shot, including two medics, but did not report that any were in life-threatening condition. | Thousands of demonstrators gat…

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-18). Israel Shoots Two More Gaza Journalists During Friday's Protests. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Two journalists have been wounded in Gaza as they covered weekly Friday protests taking place as part of the Great March of Return. Mohammed Abu Qadous was injured in the leg are a tear gas canister was fired at him by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border. Al-Mayadeen correspondent Ahmad Ghanem was also injured in the east …

RT (2019-01-18). Newly-elected Omar draws accusations of 'unbelievable' bigotry and anti-Semitism. rt.com Newly-elected Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar found herself in the spotlight, not for passing legislation, but for defending herself against accusations of homophobia, bigotry, and anti-Semitism from all sides. |

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-01-18). GOP Lawmaker Really Doesn't Want Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Let Lawmakers Know What Life Is Like in Occupied West Bank. commondreams.org Newly-elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wants to offer members of Congress an alternative to the "sugar-coated" junket to Israel an American Israel Public Affairs Committee-affiliated group offers members of Congress by leading a delegation to the West Bank. For a Republican lawmaker, however, giving lawmakers a view of life in the occupied territory is an "exceedingly dangerous" plan that must be stopped. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joel Braunold (2019-01-18). Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace From The Ground Up. indybay.org 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-18). Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies'. therealnews.com Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his belief that the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic. We speak to Ali Abunimah, who says Trudeau has adopted Netanyahu's talking points

John Feffer (2019-01-17). Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over. mintpressnews.com With Bolton and Pompeo by his side and Mattis departed, Trump may well go with his gut and attack Iran militarily and he'll be encouraged in this delusion by Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Sarah Seltzer (2019-01-17). There's a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women's March. thenation.com There's a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women's March…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-17). The War on BDS: How Israel's Agenda Became a US Priority. mintpressnews.com Cheered on by American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and other pro-Israel lobbies, the US Congress is now leading Israel's war on Palestinians and their supporters. In the process, they are attempting to demolish the very core of American democratic values.

Zero Hedge (2019-01-17). Israel's Top Commander Finally Spills Secrets of "Invisible War" in Syria. globalresearch.ca For years Israel denied allegations that it had a role in funding and weaponizing the anti-Assad insurgency in Syria, and more often military officials responded "no comment" even when confronted with overwhelming evidence of Israeli weapons documented in al-Qaeda linked …

teleSUR (2019-01-17). CNN Brazil Will Have an Evangelical Pastor as CEO. telesurenglish.net Edir Macedo, an evangelist pastor will be the CEO of CNN Brazil. The United States media giant Cable News Network (CNN) will open for the first time in the Latin American country during the first year of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's administration. | RELATED: | Brazil: Police Attack Protesters Against Bolsonaro Policies | Edir Macedo is the fo…

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-17). United States to Purchase 2 Israeli Iron Dome Missile Systems. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — The United States plans to buy two Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems from Israel. Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth reported yesterday that the US administration had asked Congress for $373 million to buy the two systems from Israel. The US rarely buys armed systems from other countries due to national security considerations, but also because the US usually has …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-01-17). Amnesty International's Troubling Collaboration With US and UK Intelligence. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don't play ball with Washington — countries like Iran, China, Venezuela, …

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 →

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 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

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.

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)

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…

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