Daily Archives: January 19, 2019

2019-01-19: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-01-19). UN: Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Structures Up 10% in 2018. telesurenglish.net During 2018, Israel reportedly demolished or seized 460 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, a 10 percent increase compared to the year before according to a report issued Saturday by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory. | RELATED: | Gaza: Israeli Troops Injure at Least 14 Palestinian Protesters | Two of this month's demolitions were on punitive grounds while the rest were the result of a la…

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Traditional West Bank pottery survives despite occupation. aljazeera.com In the occupied West Bank, generations of Palestinians continue to teach glass and ceramic-making to their children but selling their popular wares has become more difficult.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). Rifts and absences overshadow 'failed' Arab summit in Beirut. aljazeera.com Qatar and Mauritania to join Arab economic summit, but Palestinian and Egyptian presidents pull out at the last minute.

aljazeera (2019-01-19). US Women's March: Controversy around co-president. aljazeera.com Tamika Mallory, a co-president of the US Women's March, refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan's anti-Jewish views, prompting some sponsors to withdraw from the event.

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…

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

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

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…

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. |

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 …

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.

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 …

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…

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, …

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 …

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). 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

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

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…

2019-01-19: Social Media Postees

Rifts and absences overshadow 'failed' Arab summit in Beirut
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
Qatar and Mauritania to join Arab economic summit, but Palestinian and Egyptian presidents pull out at the last minute.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/rifts-absence…

UN: Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Structures Up 10% in 2018
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-19
During 2018, Israel reportedly demolished or seized 460 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, a 10 percent increase compared to the year before according to a report issued Saturday by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory. | RELATED: | Gaza: Israeli Troops Injure at Least 14 Palestinian Protesters | Two of this month's demolitions were on punitive grounds while the rest were the result of a la…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Israeli-Demol…

Traditional West Bank pottery survives despite occupation
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
In the occupied West Bank, generations of Palestinians continue to teach glass and ceramic-making to their children but selling their popular wares has become more difficult.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/traditional-w…

US Women's March: Controversy around co-president
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-19
Tamika Mallory, a co-president of the US Women's March, refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan's anti-Jewish views, prompting some sponsors to withdraw from the event.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/womens-march-…

Gaza: Israeli Troops Injure at Least 14 Palestinian Protesters
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Gaza-Israeli-Tro…

The Moral Travesty of Israel Seeking Arab, Iranian Money for its Alleged Nakba
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/18/the-moral-tr…

Kafka's Grave: a Pilgrimage in Prague
Dana E. Abizaid | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/01/18/kafkas-grave…

Bernie Sanders, Israel and the Middle East
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/18/bernie-sande…

Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies'
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-18
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 | The post Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies' appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/justin-trudeaus-…

GOP Lawmaker Really Doesn't Want Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Let Lawmakers Know What Life Is Like in Occupied West Bank
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-18
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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/01/18/gop-law…

Newly-elected Omar draws accusations of 'unbelievable' bigotry and anti-Semitism
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-18
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. | …
rt.com/usa/449127-ilhan-omar-homophobic-…

Israel Shoots Two More Gaza Journalists During Friday's Protests
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-18
(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 …

Israel Shoots Two More Gaza Journalists During Friday's Protests

Israel's Top Commander Finally Spills Secrets of "Invisible War" in Syria
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-17
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 … | The post Israel's Top Commander Finally Spills Secrets of "Invisible War" in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/israels-top-commander-…

The War on BDS: How Israel's Agenda Became a US Priority
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-17
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. | The post The War on BDS: How Israel's Agenda Became a US Priority appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/the-war-on-bds-how-isr…

Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over
John Feffer | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-17
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. | The post Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/trump-punts-on-syria-t…

There's a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women's March
Sarah Seltzer | thenation.com | 2019-01-17
There's a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women's March…
thenation.com/article/womens-march-2019-…

Amnesty International's Troubling Collaboration With US and UK Intelligence
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-17
(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, …

Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration With US and UK Intelligence

United States to Purchase 2 Israeli Iron Dome Missile Systems
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-17
(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 …

United States to Purchase 2 Israeli Iron Dome Missile Systems

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-po…

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-isra…

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-isra…

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-…

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…

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