Daily Archives: February 18, 2019

2019-02-18: News Headlines

Fight Back (2019-02-18). Minnesotans stand up to racists to defend Representative Omar. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A group calling itself Patriots United put out a racist, anti-Muslim call for Minnesotans to come out on February 17 to protest U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar at her office near Target Field in Minneapolis. Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities called for a counter-protest and over 80 people came out strong with signs like "Jews for Ilhan" and "Minnesotans against Islamophobia" against Patriots United's contingent of six people, holding three signs and two American flags. | Newly elected Representative Omar, of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis, started a national c…

teleSUR (2019-02-18). Israelis Injure Palestinians in Overnight Attack in Gaza Strip. telesurenglish.net At least 19 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip, local health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Qidra told Sputnik. | RELATED: | US Singer John Legend Defends Human Rights of Palestinians | According to the Middle East Eye, "more than 250 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and some 26,000 injured since demonstrations began March. 30 – mostly by Israeli fire during protests, but also by air and tank strikes. | That number increased late Su…

STAFF (2019-02-18). Israeli Leaders' Nazi Remarks Scuttle Summit With Europeans. truthdig.com JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel. | Poland's abrupt decision to cancel its participation in the planned Visegrad conference in protest blew up the gathering, which Netanyahu has touted as a major milestone in his outreach to emerging democracies in eastern Europe and his broader goal of countering the criticism Israel typically faces in international forums. | The crisis was sparked last week when Netanyahu told reporters…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-18). Headlines for February 18, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Faces Legal & Political Challenges After Calling Nat'l Emergency, NYC: Protesters Take to Streets After Nat'l Emergency Declaration, Aurora, IL Gunman Kills 5, Injures 6 After Being Terminated, Venezuela Ejects European Lawmakers as Aid Standoff Ratchets Up, Sen. Rubio Steps Up Attacks on Cuba While in Colombia, Iran Says Israel and U.S. Escalating Chance of War in Middle East, Haitian Gov't Announces Spending Cuts in Attempt to Quell Unrest, Nigeria: Bomb Kills At Least 8, Hours Before Gov't Postpones Elections, Pope Francis Defrocks Cardinal McCarrick over Sexual Abuse Crimes, SCOTUS to Hear Trump Admin's…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-18). Jewish Activists Hold Solidarity Shabbat Defending Angela Davis in Birmingham & Across U.S. democracynow.org Jewish supporters of Angela Davis across the nation held solidarity Shabbat on Friday evening, the night before the civil rights icon had been expected to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The institute rescinded the honor in January due to Davis' support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. The institute later reversed this decision after international outcry, but Davis has yet to accept the award. Democracy Now! was in Birmingham on Friday and attended a Shabbat in support of An…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-18). Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow. mintpressnews.com For Russia, a unified Palestinian call to defeat the latest US political stratagem in the region is consistent with Moscow's ongoing efforts to undermine Washington's once uncontested role in the Middle East.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-18). Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere. democracynow.org Civil rights icon and scholar Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award last month, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinst…

CP Editor (2019-02-18). Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere. counterpunch.org

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-02-18). Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States' "Betrayal" of Palestine. mintpressnews.com Khaled al-Yamani's friendly interaction with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Warsaw Conference drew criticism on social media and condemnation from many prominent voices in Yemen.

teleSUR (2019-02-18). Israeli Police Evict Palestinians From Home Without Notice. telesurenglish.net Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family from their home Sunday in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. The Jewish settlers occupied their home after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of the settlers. | RELATED: | US Singer John Legend Defends Human Rights of Palestinians | The police clashed with the Palestinians and also guarded the Israeli settlers. | "We live there, it's my house, it's my whole life," said Rania Abu Assab who lived in the house with her family…

Thomas Knapp (2019-02-18). The First Rule of AIPAC Is: You Do Not Talk about AIPAC. counterpunch.org Washington's political establishment went berserk when US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) publicly noted that US-Israel relations are "all about the Benjamins" — slang for $100 bills, referring to money shoveled at American politicians by the American Israel Public Affairs Group (AIPAC). Omar was accused of antisemitism — immediately by Republicans, shortly after by members of More

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-18). Amnesty's report on digital tourism companies evokes threats from Israel. peoplesdispatch.org International human rights organization, Amnesty International, recently published a report called "Destination: Occupation", detailing how international digital tourism companies are churning out profits for themselves by participating in business with the apartheid state of Israel. They do this particularly by offering travel and house rental services in the illegal Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are considered 'war crimes' and are illegal under international law. The report details how these settlements are being used to encourage and normalize human rights vi…

Telesur (2019-02-18). 5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC. globalresearch.ca Ilhan Omar, one of the few progressive lawmakers in the United States Congress came under attack Sunday for criticizing Israel's overt influence on the U.S. politics. | Omar suggested that members of U.S. Congress support Israel because of money they …

Astrid Essed (2019-02-18). Israeli occupation and Palestinian rights/Letter to Dutch parliament. indybay.org It's an utter scandal, shame and disgrace, that after 52 years, Israel is still | occupying the Palestinian territories, suppressing and terrorizing the Palestinians, | committing warcrimes and crimes against humanity with impunity without any | serious sanctions of the international community. Therefore I have written | the members of Dutch parliament to take action!!

Middle East Monitor (2019-02-18). Roseanne Barr's Racism is Welcome in Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO Op-ed) — The disgraced American actor-comedian Roseanne Barr was welcomed warmly in Israel last month. No surprise in that, you may think, but it now appears that this was precisely because of her racism. Once the toast of the liberal Hollywood establishment, Barr has over the past few years re-modelled herself as a rabid supporter of US …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-17). Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (1/2). therealnews.com Legislator Mustafa Barghouti discusses President Abbas's dissolution of the Legislative Council, the attempt to alter the Paris Accords, and explores Palestinians' life under double occupation. With Israeli elections approaching, the Palestinian leadership does not challenge Israeli political parties to take a position on the occupation

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-17). Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (2/2). therealnews.com Legislator Mustafa Barghouti discusses President Abbas's dissolution of the Legislative Council, the attempt to alter the Paris Accords, and explores Palestinians' life under double occupation. With Israeli elections approaching, the Palestinian leadership does not challenge Israeli political parties to take a position on the occupation

teleSUR (2019-02-17). Polish Prime Minister Cancels Trip to Israel Over Holocaust Row. telesurenglish.net Poland's prime minister is canceling a trip to Israel after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested the Poles were complicit in the World War 2 Holocaust. | RELATED: | Poland: Party of Openly Gay Politician Makes Gains in Polls | A spokesperson for Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Reuters that the state leader would not attend the summit but would send Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz instead. | Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of hi…

teleSUR (2019-02-17). Iran: US 'Pathological Obsessed', Israel Looking For War. telesurenglish.net Iran's foreign minister told attendees of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) that Israel is "looking for war" and that the United States is "putting international law on the shelf." | RELATED: | Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran Meet to Discuss Syria's Future | While addressing the over 450 high-ranking world leaders at the annual event in Munich Sunday, Mohammad Javad Zarif went on to criticize U.S. Vice Pre…

Middle East Monitor (2019-02-16). Saudi Arabia Supported Israel Against Hezbollah During 2006 War. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Saudi Arabia supported Israel in its war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006, an Israeli TV channel has claimed. In the third part of a series of reports entitled "Secrets of the Gulf," Israeli news channel Channel 13 reported on the secret relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia and quoted senior Israeli officials as saying that Tel …

Consortiumnews (2019-02-15). The End of the Observer Mission in Hebron. consortiumnews.com It acted as a restraint on the settlers' worst excesses, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers… Read more →

stuart_m (2019-02-15). More than 60 human rights groups back Eurovision boycott. greenleft.org.au More than 60 international NGOs have added their voices in protest against the plan to hold the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. They are now part of what is quickly becoming an international campaign by civil society groups seeking to move the event, which is scheduled for May, from Israel. | It came after 50 British artists urged the BBC to boycott the Eurovision citing "Israel's systematic violation of Palestinian human rights". They said that the BBC was not exempt from…

stuart_m (2019-02-15). LGBTI groups call for Eurovision boycott. greenleft.org.au Campaigners for gay, lesbian and transgender rights have urged a boycott of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May. | More than 60 LGBTI groups from around the world have joined a new call to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians. In a statement, the groups accuse Israel of "shamelessly using the Eurovision competition" to distract from war crimes. | The organisation a…

patrick (2019-02-14). No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank. bdsmovement.net No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver

Ahmad Abuznaid (2019-02-14). Love in the Time of Apartheid. thenation.com Love in the Time of Apartheid…

M.J. Rosenberg (2019-02-14). This Is How AIPAC Really Works. thenation.com This Is How AIPAC Really Works…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-13). Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel? therealnews.com Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue

Democracy Now! (2019-02-13). Headlines for February 13, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Remains Evasive on Funding Deal as Shutdown Deadline Approaches, Venezuelans Take to the Streets as Guaidó Sets Deadline for Aid to Enter Country, Venezuela's Guaidó Says He's in Talks to Restore Ties with Israel, Venezuelan President Maduro Says Trump Admin Run by KKK, Philippines: Journalist and Rappler Founder Maria Ressa Arrested, Spain: Catalan Leaders Stand Trial for 2017 Independence Bid, Turkey Issues 1,100 Arrest Warrants in Opposition Crackdown, Acting Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq, Senate Passes Bill Protecting 1 Million Acres of Public Lands, NYC Jury Finds El Chapo Guilty on All…

Robert Mackey (2019-02-13). As Giuliani Calls for Regime Change in Iran, Netanyahu Raises the Specter of "War" theintercept.com It was supposed to be secret that the Middle East conference in Warsaw was really about confronting Iran, then Giuliani and Netanyahu showed up.

Stephen Zunes (2019-02-12). Disappointment (and a Little Hope) in First Foreign Policy Test of the New Congress. progressive.org The new bill endorses state government efforts to punish socially conscious businesses that choose to boycott illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

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.

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

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…

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…

2019-02-18: Social Media Postees

Minnesotans stand up to racists to defend Representative Omar
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-18
Minneapolis, MN – A group calling itself Patriots United put out a racist, anti-Muslim call for Minnesotans to come out on February 17 to protest U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar at her office near Target Field in Minneapolis. Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities called for a counter-protest and over 80 people came out strong with signs like "Jews for Ilhan" and "Minnesotans against Islamophobia" against Patriots United's contingent of six people, holding three signs and two American flags. | Newly elected Representative Omar, of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis, started a national c…
fightbacknews.org/2019/2/17/minnesotans-…

Israeli Leaders' Nazi Remarks Scuttle Summit With Europeans
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-18
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel. | Poland's abrupt decision to cancel its participation in the planned Visegrad conference in protest blew up the gathering, which Netanyahu has touted as a major milestone in his outreach to emerging democracies in eastern Europe and his broader goal of countering the criticism Israel typically faces in international forums. | The crisis was sparked last week when Netanyahu told reporters…
truthdig.com/articles/israeli-leaders-na…

Jewish Activists Hold Solidarity Shabbat Defending Angela Davis in Birmingham & Across U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-18
Jewish supporters of Angela Davis across the nation held solidarity Shabbat on Friday evening, the night before the civil rights icon had been expected to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The institute rescinded the honor in January due to Davis' support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. The institute later reversed this decision after international outcry, but Davis has yet to accept the award. Democracy Now! was in Birmingham on Friday and attended a Shabbat in support of An…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/18/jewish_ac…

Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-18
For Russia, a unified Palestinian call to defeat the latest US political stratagem in the region is consistent with Moscow's ongoing efforts to undermine Washington's once uncontested role in the Middle East. | The post Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/russia-mediation-the-c…

Israelis Injure Palestinians in Overnight Attack in Gaza Strip
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-18
At least 19 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip, local health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Qidra told Sputnik. | RELATED: | US Singer John Legend Defends Human Rights of Palestinians | According to the Middle East Eye,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israelis-Injure-…

Israeli Police Evict Palestinians From Home Without Notice
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-18
Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family from their home Sunday in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. The Jewish settlers occupied their home after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of the settlers. | RELATED: | US Singer John Legend Defends Human Rights of Palestinians | The police clashed with the Palestinians and also guarded the Israeli settlers. | "We live there, it's my house, it's my whole life," said Rania Abu Assab who lived in the house with her family…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Police-E…

Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States' "Betrayal" of Palestine
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-18
Khaled al-Yamani's friendly interaction with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Warsaw Conference drew criticism on social media and condemnation from many prominent voices in Yemen. | The post Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States' "Betrayal" of Palestine appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/mass-rallies-in-yemen-…

Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
counterpunch.org/2019/02/18/angela-davis…

Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-18
Civil rights icon and scholar Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award last month, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinst…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/18/angela_da…

Amnesty's report on digital tourism companies evokes threats from Israel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-18
International human rights organization, Amnesty International, recently published a report called "Destination: Occupation", detailing how international digital tourism companies are churning out profits for themselves by participating in business with the apartheid state of Israel. They do this particularly by offering travel and house rental services in the illegal Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are considered 'war crimes' and are illegal under international law. The report details how these settlements are being used to encourage and normalize human rights vi…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/18/amnestys-…

5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Ilhan Omar, one of the few progressive lawmakers in the United States Congress came under attack Sunday for criticizing Israel's overt influence on the U.S. politics. | Omar suggested that members of U.S. Congress support Israel because of money they … | The post 5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/5-reasons-why-us-rep-i…

The First Rule of AIPAC Is: You Do Not Talk about AIPAC
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
Washington's political establishment went berserk when US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) publicly noted that US-Israel relations are "all about the Benjamins" — slang for $100 bills, referring to money shoveled at American politicians by the American Israel Public Affairs Group (AIPAC). Omar was accused of antisemitism — immediately by Republicans, shortly after by members of…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/18/the-first-ru…

Israeli occupation and Palestinian rights/Letter to Dutch parliament
Astrid Essed | indybay.org | 2019-02-18
It's an utter scandal, shame and disgrace, that after 52 years, Israel is still | occupying the Palestinian territories, suppressing and terrorizing the Palestinians, | committing warcrimes and crimes against humanity with impunity without any | serious sanctions of the international community. Therefore I have written | the members of Dutch parliament to take action!!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/17/1882122…

Roseanne Barr's Racism is Welcome in Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-18
(MEMO Op-ed) — The disgraced American actor-comedian Roseanne Barr was welcomed warmly in Israel last month. No surprise in that, you may think, but it now appears that this was precisely because of her racism. Once the toast of the liberal Hollywood establishment, Barr has over the past few years re-modelled herself as a rabid supporter of US …

Roseanne Barr’s Racism is Welcome in Israel

Warsaw Conference's War with Iran Agenda, Met with Low Level Delegations from European Allies
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-17
Pompeo, Netanyahu urged Arab leaders to consolidate and prepare for war with Iran at Warsaw Conference. Europe sent low level delegations. A leaked video from the conference reveals that Arab leaders are ready to abandon solidarity with Palestinians. We speak with Vijay Prashad for analysis. | The post Warsaw Conference's War with Iran Agenda, Met with Low Level Delegations from European Allies appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/warsaw-conferenc…

Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (1/2)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-17
Legislator Mustafa Barghouti discusses President Abbas's dissolution of the Legislative Council, the attempt to alter the Paris Accords, and explores Palestinians' life under double occupation. With Israeli elections approaching, the Palestinian leadership does not challenge Israeli political parties to take a position on the occupation | The post Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/are-palestinians…

Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (2/2)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-17
Legislator Mustafa Barghouti discusses President Abbas's dissolution of the Legislative Council, the attempt to alter the Paris Accords, and explores Palestinians' life under double occupation. With Israeli elections approaching, the Palestinian leadership does not challenge Israeli political parties to take a position on the occupation | The post Are Palestinians Living under a Double Occupation? (2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/are-palestinians…

Polish Prime Minister Cancels Trip to Israel Over Holocaust Row
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-17
Poland's prime minister is canceling a trip to Israel after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested the Poles were complicit in the World War 2 Holocaust. | RELATED: | Poland: Party of Openly Gay Politician Makes Gains in Polls | A spokesperson for Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Reuters that the state leader would not attend the summit but would send Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz instead. | Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of hi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Polish-Prime-Min…

Iran: US 'Pathological Obsessed', Israel Looking For War
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-17
Iran's foreign minister told attendees of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) that Israel is "looking for war" and that the United States is "putting international law on the shelf." | RELATED: | Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran Meet to Discuss Syria's Future | While addressing the over 450 high-ranking world leaders at the annual event in Munich Sunday, Mohammad Javad Zarif went on to criticize U.S. Vice Pre…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-US-Patholog…

Saudi Arabia Supported Israel Against Hezbollah During 2006 War
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-16
(MEMO) — Saudi Arabia supported Israel in its war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006, an Israeli TV channel has claimed. In the third part of a series of reports entitled "Secrets of the Gulf," Israeli news channel Channel 13 reported on the secret relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia and quoted senior Israeli officials as saying that Tel …

Saudi Arabia Supported Israel Against Hezbollah During 2006 War

The End of the Observer Mission in Hebron
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-15
It acted as a restraint on the settlers' worst excesses, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/15/the-end-of…

More than 60 human rights groups back Eurovision boycott
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-15
More than 60 international NGOs have added their voices in protest against the plan to hold the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. They are now part of what is quickly becoming an international campaign by civil society groups seeking to move the event, which is scheduled for May, from Israel. | It came after 50 British artists urged the BBC to boycott the Eurovision citing "Israel's systematic violation of Palestinian human rights". They said that the BBC was not exempt from…
greenleft.org.au/content/more-60-human-rights-groups-back-eurovision-boycott

LGBTI groups call for Eurovision boycott
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-15
Campaigners for gay, lesbian and transgender rights have urged a boycott of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May. | More than 60 LGBTI groups from around the world have joined a new call to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians. In a statement, the groups accuse Israel of "shamelessly using the Eurovision competition" to distract from war crimes. | The organisation a…
greenleft.org.au/content/lgbti-groups-call-eurovision-boycott

Love in the Time of Apartheid
Ahmad Abuznaid | thenation.com | 2019-02-14
Love in the Time of Apartheid…
thenation.com/article/palestinian-love-s…

This Is How AIPAC Really Works
M.J. Rosenberg | thenation.com | 2019-02-14
This Is How AIPAC Really Works…
thenation.com/article/aipac-omar-israel-…

No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-14
No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Andrew Rettman Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver …
bdsmovement.net/news/no-eu-cost-israeli-…

Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-13
Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue | The post Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel? appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/llhan-omar-anti-…

As Giuliani Calls for Regime Change in Iran, Netanyahu Raises the Specter of "War"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-02-13
It was supposed to be secret that the Middle East conference in Warsaw was really about confronting Iran, then Giuliani and Netanyahu showed up. | The post As Giuliani Calls for Regime Change in Iran, Netanyahu Raises the Specter of "War" appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/02/13/iran-netanya…

Disappointment (and a Little Hope) in First Foreign Policy Test of the New Congress
Stephen Zunes | progressive.org | 2019-02-12
The new bill endorses state government efforts to punish socially conscious businesses that choose to boycott illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.
progressive.org/dispatches/disappointmen…

Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/11/glenn_gre…

Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-07
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 …
bdsmovement.net/news/lawsuit-dismissed-a…

Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-05
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…
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