Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

2019-01-28: News Headlines

Miko Peled (2019-01-28). Benny Gantz Runs on "Heroic" Gaza Slaughters Undertaken at Netanyahu's Command. mintpressnews.com Gantz, much like most Israeli generals today, can claim to have accomplishments all day long; the fact remains, however, that for decades no Israeli general has faced another army.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-28). Headlines for January 28, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. & Taliban Agree to Path for Afghan Peace Deal, Federal Employees Return to Work as Gov't Agencies Temporarily Reopen, Venezuela: Maduro Gov't Defies U.S. and European Calls to Support Opposition, Philippines: Twin Bombs Rock Cathedral, Killing At Least 20, U.N. Condemns Killing of Palestinian by Israeli Settlers, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinians Across Occupied Territories, Brazil: Mining Dam Collapse Kills At Least 58, Hundreds Still Missing, France: Protesters Take Streets for 11th Week, Call Out Police Brutality, Germany to Shut Down All Coal Plants by 2038, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Reinstates…

Robert Fisk (2019-01-28). Why More Americans Are Breaking Their Silence on Israel. counterpunch.org Most folk outside the United States — and until this month, most Americans — won't have heard of Michelle Alexander. She's a civil rights lawyer and academic and has written a book called The New Jim Crow, and a few months ago The New York Times took her on as a regular columnist. Like millions of black — and More

Jonathan Cook (2019-01-28). Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage. globalresearch.ca With April's elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief. Gantz has launched a new party, named Israeli Resilience, just as the net of corruption indictments is closing around the prime minister….

Jonathan Cook (2019-01-28). Israeli general mounts challenge to Netanyahu by flaunting Gaza carnage. zcomm.org With April's elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief…

Elijah Magnie (2019-01-28). Netanyahu's Bid to Win Reelection Could Lead to War with Syria and Hezbollah. mintpressnews.com Netanyahu announced his responsibility for the multiple bombings in Syria—an unprecedented break with Israel's protocol of silence. He has used the army as an advertising tool for his forthcoming election.

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Palestinians lose eviction appeal in Jerusalem. aljazeera.com The property is in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, which has long been targeted by Israeli settler groups.

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Gazans Rally in Support of Venezuela After Attempted Coup. telesurenglish.net A large of number of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip rallied Monday in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who is facing an attempted coup supported by the United States. | RELATED: | Venezuelan President Maduro: All of Europe Kneeling at Trump's Feet | The rally held outside of the United Nation's office in the Gaza Strip was organized by th…

David Underhill (2019-01-28). Those MAGA-Hatted Covington Kids. counterpunch.org Yes, the Black Hebrew Israelites spat racist taunts at the MAGA-hatted Kentucky high school kids. And yes, the drumming Native American inserted himself between the two groups. But the head MAGA boy did block the drummer's path and stood there with a defiant smirk that exactly duplicated the sneers of his predecessors a couple generations More

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Parkour offers freedom to Gaza youth. aljazeera.com A group of young men called Parkour Gaza trains everyday on walls and buildings scarred by bullets.

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-28). British Band Boycotts Eurovision Because It's Being Held in Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — An upcoming British band has refused to enter the Eurovision Song Contest due to it being hosted in Israel this year. Confirming their decision on Twitter, the three-girl band The Tuts, prompted a backlash from supporters of Israel. So, we got asked to enter EUROVISION 2019 to represent the UK but it's being held in …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-28). Israel, lizenziert zum Tà∂ten. globalresearch.ca ‚ÄûMit seiner và∂llig unerwarteten Aktion hat Israel Angriffe auf milità§rische Ziele in Syrien offiziallisiert und die syrischen Behà∂rden davor gewarnt, Rache an Israel zu àºben" — so berichteten die italienischen Medien àºber den gestrigen Angriff Israels in Syrien mit Marschflugkà∂rpern …

Marjorie Cohn (2019-01-27). Michelle Alexander Is Right About Israel-Palestine. zcomm.org As a progressive Jew, I find that many of my family members and friends are still what we call "PEP" — progressive except Palestine. Amid ever-worsening injustices created by the Israeli system of apartheid and Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, it is past time for this to change. I am hopeful that the firestorm Read more…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-01-27). Netanyahu's Election Bombing Campaign May Lead to Battle: Syria and Hezbollah Have Their Fingers on the Trigger. globalresearch.ca Israel has attacked Syria many times during the last seven years of war imposed on Syria. It has run red-lights and broken taboos in order to provoke the "Axis of the Resistance" inside Syria, but has refrained from infuriating Hezbollah …

Tyler Durden (2019-01-27). Israel Wants US to Keep Troops at Military Base in Syria to Counter Iran. theantimedia.com (ZH) — As the Pentagon appears to be moving forward on President Trump's ordered troop draw down from Syria, administration hawks as well as foreign allies like Israel have one final card to play to hinder a total withdrawal. They argue that some 200 US troops in Syria's southeast desert along the Iraqi border and its 55-kilometer "deconfliction zone" at al-Tanf …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-27). Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders. therealnews.com Shir Hever says Netanyahu is abusing his image as a protector of the Jewish people, and cuts deals with far-right and anti-Semitic heads of state, absolving them of their racism towards Jews in exchange for their superficial support for the State of Israel. All this, to win the upcoming Israeli elections

Robert Mackey (2019-01-25). Israeli Campaign Ad Stars Former Soldier Lauded for Executing Palestinian Suspect. theintercept.com An ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been endorsed by Elor Azaria, a former soldier who publicly executed a Palestinian suspect in 2016.

RT (2019-01-25). US family booted off flight 'for overpowering BO' accuse airline of anti-Semitism. rt.com A family taken off an American Airlines flight following passenger and crew complaints of overpowering body odor say they were unfairly targeted because they are Jewish. |

Deconstructed (2019-01-24). What You Can't Say About Israel (with Marc Lamont Hill). theintercept.com There are signs that U.S. opinion might be shifting on Israel and Palestine, but defenders of the Israeli government aren't backing down. What's the price of criticizing Israel in the U.S.?

Democracy Now! (2019-01-22). Headlines for January 22, 2019. democracynow.org Gov't Shutdown Drags On as Dems Reject Trump DACA Proposal, Indigenous Elder and MAGA Hat-Wearing Student Face Off in Viral Video, Protesters Hit the Streets for 3rd Annual Women's March, Special Counsel Rebukes BuzzFeed Claim Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress, Sen. Merkley Calls for Probe into DHS Secretary over Family Separation, Afghanistan: Taliban Kill Dozens in Military Base Attack, Syria: Car Bomb Targets Kurds, as Israeli Airstrikes Kill At Least 21, Yemen: Saudi Airstrikes Pound Capital Sana'a, Reports: Shipwrecks in Mediterranean Kill 170 Migrants, Serbia: 10,000+ People Take to the Streets in 8th Wee…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-19). That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah. zcomm.org This is not simply bad journalism, but part of a calculated Israeli campaign aimed at preemptively justifying the killing of children such as Nassir and Mohammed, and thousands like them…

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.

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…

2019-01-28: Social Media Postees

Why More Americans Are Breaking Their Silence on Israel
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Most folk outside the United States — and until this month, most Americans — won't have heard of Michelle Alexander. She's a civil rights lawyer and academic and has written a book called The New Jim Crow, and a few months ago The New York Times took her on as a regular columnist. Like millions of black — and…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/28/why-more-americans-are-breaking-their-silence-on-israel/

Netanyahu's Bid to Win Reelection Could Lead to War with Syria and Hezbollah
Elijah Magnie | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
Netanyahu announced his responsibility for the multiple bombings in Syria–an unprecedented break with Israel's protocol of silence. He has used the army as an advertising tool for his forthcoming election. | The post Netanyahu's Bid to Win Reelection Could Lead to War with Syria and Hezbollah appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/netanyahus-bid-to-win-reelection-could-lead-to-war-with-syria-and-hezbollah/254299/

Benny Gantz Runs on "Heroic" Gaza Slaughters Undertaken at Netanyahu's Command
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
Gantz, much like most Israeli generals today, can claim to have accomplishments all day long; the fact remains, however, that for decades no Israeli general has faced another army. | The post Benny Gantz Runs on "Heroic" Gaza Slaughters Undertaken at Netanyahu's Command appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/israel-elections-benny-gantz-runs-on-netanyahus-heroic-gaza-slaughter/254305/

Israeli general mounts challenge to Netanyahu by flaunting Gaza carnage
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2019-01-28
With April's elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israeli-general-mounts-challenge-to-netanyahu-by-flaunting-gaza-carnage/

Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
With April's elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief. Gantz has launched a new party, named Israeli Resilience, just as the net of corruption indictments is closing around the prime minister…. | The post Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/israeli-general-mounts-challenge-netanyahu-flaunting-gaza-carnage/5666745

Gazans Rally in Support of Venezuela After Attempted Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
A large of number of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip rallied Monday in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who is facing an attempted coup supported by the United States. | RELATED: | Venezuelan President Maduro: All of Europe Kneeling at Trump's Feet | The rally held outside of the United Nation's office in the Gaza Strip was organized by th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Gazans-Rally-in-Support-of-Venezuela-After-Attempted-Coup-20190128-0011.html

Palestinians lose eviction appeal in Jerusalem
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
The property is in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, which has long been targeted by Israeli settler groups.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/palestinians-lose-eviction-appeal-jerusalem-190128163258768.html

Those MAGA-Hatted Covington Kids
David Underhill | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Yes, the Black Hebrew Israelites spat racist taunts at the MAGA-hatted Kentucky high school kids. And yes, the drumming Native American inserted himself between the two groups. But the head MAGA boy did block the drummer's path and stood there with a defiant smirk that exactly duplicated the sneers of his predecessors a couple generations…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/28/those-maga-hatted-covington-kids/

Parkour offers freedom to Gaza youth
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
A group of young men called Parkour Gaza trains everyday on walls and buildings scarred by bullets.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/parkour-offers-freedom-gaza-youth-190128172627088.html

Israel, lizenziert zum Tà∂ten
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
‚ÄûMit seiner và∂llig unerwarteten Aktion hat Israel Angriffe auf milità§rische Ziele in Syrien offiziallisiert und die syrischen Behà∂rden davor gewarnt, Rache an Israel zu àºben" — so berichteten die italienischen Medien àºber den gestrigen Angriff Israels in Syrien mit Marschflugkà∂rpern … | The post Israel, lizenziert zum Tà∂ten appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/israel-lizenziert-zum-toten/5666802

British Band Boycotts Eurovision Because It's Being Held in Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-28
(MEMO) — An upcoming British band has refused to enter the Eurovision Song Contest due to it being hosted in Israel this year. Confirming their decision on Twitter, the three-girl band The Tuts, prompted a backlash from supporters of Israel. So, we got asked to enter EUROVISION 2019 to represent the UK but it's being held in …

British Band Boycotts Eurovision Because It's Being Held in Israel

Michelle Alexander Is Right About Israel-Palestine
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-01-27
As a progressive Jew, I find that many of my family members and friends are still what we call "PEP" — progressive except Palestine. Amid ever-worsening injustices created by the Israeli system of apartheid and Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, it is past time for this to change. I am hopeful that the firestorm Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/michelle-alexander-is-right-about-israel-palestine/

Netanyahu's Election Bombing Campaign May Lead to Battle: Syria and Hezbollah Have Their Fingers on the Trigger
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
Israel has attacked Syria many times during the last seven years of war imposed on Syria. It has run red-lights and broken taboos in order to provoke the "Axis of the Resistance" inside Syria, but has refrained from infuriating Hezbollah … | The post Netanyahu's Election Bombing Campaign May Lead to Battle: Syria and Hezbollah Have Their Fingers on the Trigger appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/netanyahus-election-bombing-campaign-may-lead-to-battle-syria-and-hezbollah-have-their-fingers-on-the-trigger/5666661

Israel Wants US to Keep Troops at Military Base in Syria to Counter Iran
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-27
(ZH) — As the Pentagon appears to be moving forward on President Trump's ordered troop draw down from Syria, administration hawks as well as foreign allies like Israel have one final card to play to hinder a total withdrawal. They argue that some 200 US troops in Syria's southeast desert along the Iraqi border and its 55-kilometer "deconfliction zone" at al-Tanf …

Israel Wants US to Keep Troops at Military Base in Syria to Counter Iran

Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-27
Shir Hever says Netanyahu is abusing his image as a protector of the Jewish people, and cuts deals with far-right and anti-Semitic heads of state, absolving them of their racism towards Jews in exchange for their superficial support for the State of Israel. All this, to win the upcoming Israeli elections | The post Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/netanyahu-forms-alliances-with-far-right-authoritarian-leaders

Israeli Campaign Ad Stars Former Soldier Lauded for Executing Palestinian Suspect
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-01-25
An ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been endorsed by Elor Azaria, a former soldier who publicly executed a Palestinian suspect in 2016. | The post Israeli Campaign Ad Stars Former Soldier Lauded for Executing Palestinian Suspect appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/01/25/israeli-campaign-ad-stars-former-soldier-executed-prone-palestinian-suspect/

US family booted off flight 'for overpowering BO' accuse airline of anti-Semitism
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-25
A family taken off an American Airlines flight following passenger and crew complaints of overpowering body odor say they were unfairly targeted because they are Jewish. | …
rt.com/usa/449727-american-airlines-body-odor-jewish/

What You Can't Say About Israel (with Marc Lamont Hill)
Deconstructed | theintercept.com | 2019-01-24
There are signs that U.S. opinion might be shifting on Israel and Palestine, but defenders of the Israeli government aren't backing down. What's the price of criticizing Israel in the U.S.? | The post What You Can't Say About Israel (with Marc Lamont Hill) appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/01/24/what-you-cant-say-about-israel-with-marc-lamont-hill/

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2019-01-19
This is not simply bad journalism, but part of a calculated Israeli campaign aimed at preemptively justifying the killing of children such as Nassir and Mohammed, and thousands like them…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/that-single-line-of-blood-nassir-al-mosabeh-and-mohammed-al-durrah/

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

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/