Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

2019-01-31: News Headlines

Hans Stehling (2019-01-31). Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace: Nuclear Israel with Its 400 WMD or Non- Nuclear Iran? globalresearch.ca U.S. intelligence officials confirmed to the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday, that Iran was not developing nuclear weapons in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, and furthermore had no strategic plans to do so. | This report from the US intelligence …

Democracy Now! (2019-01-31). Headlines for January 31, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuela: U.S. Urges Military to Back Guaidó as Protesters Take to Streets, Reuters: UAE Hired Ex-NSA Agents to Spy on Opponents and Critics, Congress Reintroduces War Powers Resolution to End War on Yemen, Trump Hits Back After Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Him on Iran, N. Korea, Israeli Forces Kill Teenage Palestinian Girl at West Bank Checkpoint, Israel: Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians Protest Racism, Police Brutality, Migrants: Scores Killed in 2 Boat Wrecks Off Djibouti Coast, Humanitarian Ship Docks in Italy After European Nations Agree to Process Migrants, Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed Amid Mounti…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-01-31). Now Chad, then Mali: Why African Countries Are Normalizing with Israel. counterpunch.org Forget the hype. Israel's 'security technology' has nothing to do with why some African countries are eager to normalize relations with Israel. What is it that Israel is able to offer in the technology sector to Chad, Mali and others that the United States, the European Union, China, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa and others More

Stephen Zunes (2019-01-31). Kamala Harris and Israel: Taking the AIPAC Line. counterpunch.org California's junior senator Kamala Harris has announced her presidential candidacy, joining what will likely become an unusually large field of Democrats seeking the nomination. Harris is being embraced by many progressive Democrats, and she's branding herself as a progressive. Yet in the course of her little more than two years in the U.S. Senate, she's More

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-31). Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel. mintpressnews.com "The Israeli regime of military occupation, colonialism and apartheid is blatantly using Eurovision as part of its official strategy 'Brand Israel', which tries to show 'the most beautiful face of Israel' to whiten and divert attention from its war crimes against the Palestinians."

Miko Peled (2019-01-31). As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril. mintpressnews.com It takes an enormous effort for any country to oppose Israel, but particularly a small country that has to rely on bigger powers. It is even harder to impose effective pragmatic measures against Israel, as in the case of Ireland and Malaysia.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-31). Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London. hrw.org | | Students in front of Wits great hall protesting against the militarized securities in Wits, from the film Everything Must Fall | | © Daylin Paul | The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people aroun…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-31). Israel's New Commander in Chief: "We'll Create a Deadlier Army!" therealnews.com Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression

Ross Perlin (2019-01-30). Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'. thenation.com Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'

splcenter (2019-01-30). Feds File Hate Crime Charges in Tree of Life Shooting, Cite Antisemitic Posts on Gab. splcenter.org Federal prosecutors are saying overtly for the first time that the man charged with killing 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue did so because he's antisemitic and his intended victims were Jewish.

Jonathan Cook (2019-01-30). Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage. counterpunch.org 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. Already, at this early stage of campaigning, some 31 per cent of the Israeli public prefer Gantz to head the next government over Netanyahu, who is only months away from becoming the longest-serving leader in Israel's history. More

amnesty (2019-01-30). Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes. amnesty.org Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, 'Destination: Occupation', the organization documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Is…

Turkish Minute (2019-01-30). Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the 'Most Dangerous' Country. theantimedia.com (TM) — According to a recent survey conducted by Kadir Has University a whopping 81.9 percent of Turks consider the United States the most dangerous country for Turkey. Israel follows the US with 63.3 percent, according to the survey, titled "Turkey Social and Political Trends Research," published by Turkish media outlets on Wednesday. The opinion poll …

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…

ACLU (2019-01-28). In Congress, a Threat to Americans' First Amendment Right to Boycott. aclu.org A new bill promotes state laws targeting boycotts of Israel — even though multiple judges have found such laws to be unconstitutional. | The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that includes language that would encourage states to pass unconstitutional laws penalizing businesses and individuals who participate in politically motivated boycotts against Israel. | More than two dozen states have adopted such laws in the past four years. Their collective target is the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, "a glob…

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

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)

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…

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…

2019-01-31: Social Media Postees

Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace: Nuclear Israel with Its 400 WMD or Non- Nuclear Iran?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
U.S. intelligence officials confirmed to the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday, that Iran was not developing nuclear weapons in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, and furthermore had no strategic plans to do so. | This report from the US intelligence … | The post Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace: Nuclear Israel with Its 400 WMD or Non- Nuclear Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/who-is-the-real-threat-to-world-peace-nuclear-israel-with-its-400-wmd-or-non-nuclear-iran/5667054

Now Chad, then Mali: Why African Countries Are Normalizing with Israel
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-31
Forget the hype. Israel's 'security technology' has nothing to do with why some African countries are eager to normalize relations with Israel. What is it that Israel is able to offer in the technology sector to Chad, Mali and others that the United States, the European Union, China, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa and others…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/31/now-chad-then-mali-why-african-countries-are-normalizing-with-israel/

Kamala Harris and Israel: Taking the AIPAC Line
Stephen Zunes | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-31
California's junior senator Kamala Harris has announced her presidential candidacy, joining what will likely become an unusually large field of Democrats seeking the nomination. Harris is being embraced by many progressive Democrats, and she's branding herself as a progressive. Yet in the course of her little more than two years in the U.S. Senate, she's…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/31/kamala-harris-and-israel-taking-the-aipac-line/

Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-31
"The Israeli regime of military occupation, colonialism and apartheid is blatantly using Eurovision as part of its official strategy 'Brand Israel', which tries to show 'the most beautiful face of Israel' to whiten and divert attention from its war crimes against the Palestinians." | The post Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/60-human-rights-groups-back-call-boycott-eurovision-israel/254519/

As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-31
It takes an enormous effort for any country to oppose Israel, but particularly a small country that has to rely on bigger powers. It is even harder to impose effective pragmatic measures against Israel, as in the case of Ireland and Malaysia. | The post As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/as-malaysia-and-ireland-find-out-you-stand-up-for-palestinian-rights-at-your-peril/254529/

Israel's New Commander in Chief: "We'll Create a Deadlier Army!"
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-31
Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression | The post Israel's New Commander in Chief: "We'll Create a Deadlier Army!" appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/israels-new-commander-in-chief-well-create-a-deadlier-army

Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-31
Students in front of Wits great hall protesting against the militarized securities in Wits, from the film Everything Must Fall | | © Daylin Paul | The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people aroun…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/31/human-rights-watch-film-festival-london

US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-30
"Instead of her [Rep. Tlaib] talking about things, she's new here, she ought to listen and learn and open her mind and then come to some conclusions." — Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. | The post US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/rashida-tlaib-palestine-protest/254448/

Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'
Ross Perlin | thenation.com | 2019-01-30
Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'…
thenation.com/article/jewish-forward-yiddish-socialist-newspaper/

Feds File Hate Crime Charges in Tree of Life Shooting, Cite Antisemitic Posts on Gab
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-30
Federal prosecutors are saying overtly for the first time that the man charged with killing 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue did so because he's antisemitic and his intended victims were Jewish.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/30/feds-file-hate-crime-charges-tree-life-shooting-cite-antisemitic-posts-gab

Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
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. Already, at this early stage of campaigning, some 31 per cent of the Israeli public prefer Gantz to head the next government over Netanyahu, who is only months away from becoming the longest-serving leader in Israel's history.
counterpunch.org/2019/01/30/israeli-general-mounts-challenge-to-netanyahu-by-flaunting-gaza-carnage/

Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-30
Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, 'Destination: Occupation', the organization documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Is…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/01/israel-opt-tourism-companies-driving-settlement-expansion-profiting-from-war-crimes/

Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the 'Most Dangerous' Country
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-30
(TM) — According to a recent survey conducted by Kadir Has University a whopping 81.9 percent of Turks consider the United States the most dangerous country for Turkey. Israel follows the US with 63.3 percent, according to the survey, titled "Turkey Social and Political Trends Research," published by Turkish media outlets on Wednesday. The opinion poll …

Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the ‘Most Dangerous’ Country

In Congress, a Threat to Americans' First Amendment Right to Boycott
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-28
A new bill promotes state laws targeting boycotts of Israel — even though multiple judges have found such laws to be unconstitutional. | The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that includes language that would encourage states to pass unconstitutional laws penalizing businesses and individuals who participate in politically motivated boycotts against Israel. | More than two dozen states have adopted such laws in the past four years. Their collective target is the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, "a glob…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/congress-threat-americans-first-amendment-right-boycott

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

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