2019-02-11: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Headlines for February 11, 2019. democracynow.org Shutdown Talks Stall as Friday Deadline Looms, Virginia: Gov. Northam Refuses to Step Down Amid Racism Crisis, Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax of Rape, Venezuela: U.S. and Russia Dig In at U.N. with Rival Resolutions, Venezuela: Standoff over Aid Pits Military Against Guaidó Supporters, Rio: At Least 13 Dead in Shootout, Haiti: At Least 2 Killed in Anti-Government Protests, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 2 Teenage Protesters, Acting Pentagon Chief: No Orders to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Afghanistan, AMI, Saudi Official Respond After Bezos Accuses Nat'l Enquirer of Blackmail, Denver Public School Teacher…

Fight Back (2019-02-11). Anti-War protesters say 'No' to Klobuchar presidential bid. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A contingent of demonstrators braved the cold and dense snowfall, February 10, establishing an anti-war presence at Boom Island Park, where Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential bid. | Klobuchar has a long history of voting with Republicans on the issues of foreign intervention and militarism, to include voting "Yea" on bills that imposed economic sanctions on Syria and Iran, added $61 billion to the defense budget, extended the expiration date of the PATRIOT Act, and authorized President Trump to transfer precision guided munitions to the Israeli apartheid regime. She…

STAFF (2019-02-11). What's Really Driving the Latest Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar. truthdig.com Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has stirred controversy by replying to scurrilous statements of her Republican opponents in Congress by suggesting that they are shilling for anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim lobbies that back the right wing Likud government of Israel to the hilt because they receive campaign contributions from the Israel lobbies. | It's all about the Benjamins baby t.co/KatcXJnZLV | — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019 | When Rep. Omar was criticized for this tweet,…

Alison Weir (2019-02-11). Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives. mintpressnews.com Some Democratic heavy hitters have formed a new pro-Israel organization focused on progressive Democrats. The new group, " Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI)," is the latest in a long line of groups working for Israel in the United States. | New York Jewish Week reports that the group was formed "to counter the drift — if not dive — away from support…

teleSUR (2019-02-11). US: Pro-Israel Lobby Accuses Ilhan Omar Of Anti-Semitism. telesurenglish.net Democratic Rep. from Minnesota, United States, Ilhan Omar was accused of anti-Semitism Sunday for criticizing Israel's influence in the U.S. Congress. | RELATED: | Israel Top Court Liable For War Crimes For Forcibly Transferring Palestinians: Rights Group | She said that the members of Congress support Israel because of money they receive from the pro-Israel lobby which sparked a Twitter battle. She tweeted that support for Israel was "all about the…

Hans Stehling (2019-02-11). Eurovision 2019 Song Contest, to be Hosted by Israel: The Only "Democracy" Worldwide that Has Killed over Two Thousand Children. globalresearch.ca Holding the Eurovision Song Contest near to where 2172 Palestinian children have been killed since 2000, disregards the extreme brutality of the occupying military force of the host country. | Over two thousand dead children are equivalent to the massacre of …

Ali Abunimah (2019-02-11). Ilhan Omar Under Attack for Telling Truth About Israel Lobby. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2019-02-11). Senate Guts First Amendment to Guard Israel from Boycott, But Ilhan Omar Can't Bring Up AIPAC? commondreams.org "Whatever one thinks of one tweet by a first-term congresswoman," writes Cole, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "is doing us a favor to provoke the forbidden discussion" about AIPAC. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic. democracynow.org Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing criticism today after commenting on a tweet by Glenn Greenwald. On Sunday, Greenwald tweeted, "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans." Rep. Omar retweeted his post and added the line: "It's all about the Benjamins baby." She later named AIPAC as the organization paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.

RT (2019-02-11). 'All about the Benjamins': Ilhan Omar sparks Twitter backlash over 'anti-Semitic' post. rt.com Rep Ilhan Omar's tweet that US politicians' support for Israel is 'all about the Benjamins' sparked a furious backlash on Twitter, with cries of anti-Semitism from some, while others detailed the Israeli lobby's influence.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-02-11). Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Israeli Lobby and AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic. truthout.org Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing criticism today after commenting on a tweet by Glenn Greenwald. On Sunday, Greenwald tweeted, "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans." Rep. Omar retweeted his post and added the line: "It's all about the Benjamins baby." She later named AIPAC as the organization paying American politicians to be pro-Israel. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMA…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-02-11). Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar Draws Ire for 'Accurately Describing How the Israel Lobby Works'. commondreams.org A progressive Jewish group was among the many who defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) late Sunday after conservatives and centrist Democrats attacked her for simply acknowledging that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, gives millions of dollars to pro-Israel causes each year. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-11). Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans. therealnews.com Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein

Fight Back (2019-02-09). Chicago rally demands 'U.S. hands off Venezuela!'. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Over 50 activists gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago on the night of February 5, to rally in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution. Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), the event brought together progressive political organizations and trade unions to demand an end to U.S. aggression and threats of war with Venezuela. | Freezing rain did not dampen the energy of the crowd, as speakers called for solidarity with the Venezuelan people. Representatives of the U.S. Palestinian Community Network and the International League of People's Struggle spoke on the context…

Robert Mackey (2019-02-08). Democrats Echo Israel's Far-Right by Refusing to Even Use the Word "Occupation" theintercept.com Israel's military rules over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in territories it seized by force in 1967. Why can't Democrats call that what it is?

stuart_m (2019-02-08). Gaza rallies for Venezuela to oppose US coup. greenleft.org.au Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza on January 29 to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it's legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro. | Venezuela is struggling to defeat a coup attempt that is supported by the United States, Israel and many Western governments. | The relationship between Ve…

Consortiumnews (2019-02-07). The 'Progressive Except Palestine' Problem. consortiumnews.com The Jewish community has a special responsibility to fight Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout As a progressive Jew, I find that many of my family members and friends are still what we… Read more →

PACBI (2019-02-07). Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott. bdsmovement.net Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott: In the NewsUS federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to deter academic associations from adopting boycotts for Palestinian rights. | Academic Boycott Right To BoycottFebruary 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestine Legal

Consortiumnews (2019-02-06). Israel's Surprise Elections Catch Palestinian 'Joint List' in Disarray. consortiumnews.com Divisions in the coalition could reduce turnout in April and strengthen the right-wing bloc under Netanyahu, reports Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net A political coalition representing Israel's Palestinian minority — currently the third biggest faction in the Israeli parliament, the… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-02-06). "Liar-in-Chief": Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's SOTU Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel & More. democracynow.org In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall—with no mention of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. After the address, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first African-Americ…

PACBI (2019-02-05). Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions. bdsmovement.net Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions: Open LetterThe Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) urges Pitzer College to stand by an overwhelming majority of its faculty refusing to be complicit in Israel's denial of Palestinian rights and its blatan…

Janine Jackson (2019-02-04). 'Palestinian Rights Has Become an Incredibly Mainstream Issue' – CounterSpin interview with Josh Ruebner on BDS bans. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Josh Ruebner about BDS bans for the February 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

CounterSpin (2019-02-01). Josh Ruebner on BDS Bans, Shankar Narayan on Face Surveillance. fair.org Media…

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.

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…

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