Daily Archives: February 27, 2019

2019-02-27: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2019-02-27). Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority? counterpunch.org Nazareth. Israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments' relationship. Under the terms of what are now the quarter century-old Oslo accords, Israel is responsible for collecting about More

Jonathan Cook (2019-02-27). Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority? globalresearch.ca Israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments' relationship. | Under the terms of …

Antonio Carty (2019-02-27). Conscience Over Profit. zcomm.org Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read more…

Press TV (2019-02-27). Israel Burying Nuclear Waste in Syria's Golan: UN. globalresearch.ca UN chief Antonio Guterres will unveil Monday a report which accuses Israel of burying radioactive nuclear waste in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory under occupation for over five decades. | Guterres will submit the report — which is based on …

Hans Stehling (2019-02-27). Why Have Israel and UK Rushed to Sign a Trade Deal Ahead of Brexit? globalresearch.ca Annual bilateral trade between the 5th largest economy in the world and the 34th rated global economy exceeds US$3 billion with over 300 known Israeli companies operating in Britain. Much of this trade is in classified military equipment, armaments and …

Robert Fisk (2019-02-26). The Christian Genocide During the Ottoman Empire Sounds a Dark Warning for the Future. counterpunch.org Israeli historian Benny Morris doesn't do things by half. The footnotes of his new book on the 30-year genocide of Christians by their Turkish rulers, cowritten with his colleague Dror Zeevi, take up more than a fifth of the 640-page work. "It was nine years, a long haul," he admitted to me this week, with an audible sigh over More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-26). Emboldened by Trump, Netanyahu Takes His Election Bid to Dangerous New Levels. mintpressnews.com The fact that Netanyahu would bring into his future coalition a group classified as 'terrorist organization" by the FBI speaks volumes about the changing relationship between the US and Israel.

Kathryn Shihadah (2019-02-26). Meet Netanyahu's Newest Allies, Followers of an FBI-Designated Terrorist. mintpressnews.com Netanyahu's new coalition, with Likud head Netanyahu at the center, was described by Israeli journalist Barak Ravid as the political equivalent of "a U.S. president cutting a political deal with a leader of the KKK."

STAFF (2019-02-26). An Israeli Teenager Defies His Country's War Machine. truthdig.com Hilel Garmi's phone is going straight to voicemail and all I'm hoping is that he's not back in prison. I'll soon learn that he is. | Prison 6 is a military prison. It's situated in the Israeli coastal town of Atlit, a short walk from the Mediterranean Sea and less than an hour's drive from Hilel's home. It was constructed in 1957 following the Sinai War between Israel and Egypt to house disciplinary cases from the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF. | Hilel has already been locked up six times. "I can smell the sea from my cell, especially at night when everything is quiet," he tells me in one of our phone conversati…

Mairav Zonszein (2019-02-26). Israeli Extremists Are Making a Comeback—With the Help of US Tax Dollars. thenation.com Israeli Extremists Are Making a Comeback—With the Help of US Tax Dollars…

Consortiumnews (2019-02-25). THE ANGRY ARAB: Camp David and the Ongoing Crisis of Palestine. consortiumnews.com Recently published book by Carter official says the president was initially hostile to Sadat's initiative toward Israel because Carter saw it as "the end of any hope of a comprehensive peace," says As'ad AbuKhalil in this review. Carter Worried Bilateral… Read more →

Miko Peled (2019-02-25). Netanyahu Finds Israeli Ultra-Right Parties Suited to His Political Purposes. mintpressnews.com The members of Otsma Yehudit are thugs and some have been designated as terrorists, and Netanyahu has more stately manners. But their objectives and their actions are in perfect sync.

Rory Fanning (2019-02-25). The Cost of Being a War Resister in Israel. thenation.com The Cost of Being a War Resister in Israel…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-24). Palestine and Rule of Power. therealnews.com Alaa Tartir discusses his new edited anthology: Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. A new look into how international aid and also the Palestinian security reform are mechanisms which are used to crush Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation…

Consortiumnews (2019-02-21). 'Rule of the Rabbis' Fuels Holy War in Israel. consortiumnews.com Palestinians, the secular and women all face a harsher environment as theocratic tendencies are entrenched, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In which country did a senior, state-salaried cleric urge his followers last month to become "warriors," emulating a group of… Read more →

Robert Mackey (2019-02-21). French President's Promise to Crack Down on Anti-Semitism Could Threaten Critics of Israel. theintercept.com French police officers will investigate critics of Israel who question the nature of the Jewish state for possible violations of law against hate speech.

ziyaad (2019-02-20). EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes. bdsmovement.net EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes : UpdateThe EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world's longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe's electricity grid with Israel's grid that incorporates the illegal settl…

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). 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…

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

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…

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…

2019-02-27: Social Media Postees

Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority?
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-27
Nazareth. Israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments' relationship. Under the terms of what are now the quarter century-old Oslo accords, Israel is responsible for collecting about…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/27/is-israels-t…

Conscience Over Profit
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2019-02-27
Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/conscience-over-profit/

Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority?
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments' relationship. | Under the terms of …
globalresearch.ca/israels-tax-grab-prelu…

Israel Burying Nuclear Waste in Syria's Golan: UN
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
UN chief Antonio Guterres will unveil Monday a report which accuses Israel of burying radioactive nuclear waste in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory under occupation for over five decades. | Guterres will submit the report — which is based on …
globalresearch.ca/israel-nuclear-waste-g…

Why Have Israel and UK Rushed to Sign a Trade Deal Ahead of Brexit?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Annual bilateral trade between the 5th largest economy in the world and the 34th rated global economy exceeds US$3 billion with over 300 known Israeli companies operating in Britain. Much of this trade is in classified military equipment, armaments and …
globalresearch.ca/israel-uk-sign-trade-d…

The Christian Genocide During the Ottoman Empire Sounds a Dark Warning for the Future
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-26
Israeli historian Benny Morris doesn't do things by half. The footnotes of his new book on the 30-year genocide of Christians by their Turkish rulers, cowritten with his colleague Dror Zeevi, take up more than a fifth of the 640-page work. "It was nine years, a long haul," he admitted to me this week, with an audible sigh over…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/26/the-christia…

Emboldened by Trump, Netanyahu Takes His Election Bid to Dangerous New Levels
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-26
The fact that Netanyahu would bring into his future coalition a group classified as 'terrorist organization" by the FBI speaks volumes about the changing relationship between the US and Israel.
mintpressnews.com/emboldened-by-trump-ne…

Meet Netanyahu's Newest Allies, Followers of an FBI-Designated Terrorist
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-26
Netanyahu's new coalition, with Likud head Netanyahu at the center, was described by Israeli journalist Barak Ravid as the political equivalent of "a U.S. president cutting a political deal with a leader of the KKK."
mintpressnews.com/meet-netanyahu-newest-…

An Israeli Teenager Defies His Country's War Machine
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-26
Hilel Garmi's phone is going straight to voicemail and all I'm hoping is that he's not back in prison. I'll soon learn that he is. | Prison 6 is a military prison. It's situated in the Israeli coastal town of Atlit, a short walk from the Mediterranean Sea and less than an hour's drive from Hilel's home. It was constructed in 1957 following the Sinai War between Israel and Egypt to house disciplinary cases from the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF. | Hilel has already been locked up six times. "I can smell the sea from my cell, especially at night when everything is quiet," he tells me in one of our phone conversati…
truthdig.com/articles/an-israeli-teenage…

Israeli Extremists Are Making a Comeback–With the Help of US Tax Dollars
Mairav Zonszein | thenation.com | 2019-02-26
Israeli Extremists Are Making a Comeback–With the Help of US Tax Dollars…
thenation.com/article/israeli-extremists…

THE ANGRY ARAB: Camp David and the Ongoing Crisis of Palestine
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-25
Recently published book by Carter official says the president was initially hostile to Sadat's initiative toward Israel because Carter saw it as "the end of any hope of a comprehensive peace," says As'ad AbuKhalil in this review. Carter Worried Bilateral… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/25/the-angry-…

Netanyahu Finds Israeli Ultra-Right Parties Suited to His Political Purposes
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-25
The members of Otsma Yehudit are thugs and some have been designated as terrorists, and Netanyahu has more stately manners. But their objectives and their actions are in perfect sync.
mintpressnews.com/netanyahu-israel-ultra…

The Cost of Being a War Resister in Israel
Rory Fanning | thenation.com | 2019-02-25
The Cost of Being a War Resister in Israel…
thenation.com/article/war-resister-israe…

Israeli Interference in British Politics: Targeted against Corbyn
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-25
Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn…
therealnews.com/stories/israeli-interfer…

Palestine and Rule of Power
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-24
Alaa Tartir discusses his new edited anthology: Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. A new look into how international aid and also the Palestinian security reform are mechanisms which are used to crush Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation…
therealnews.com/stories/palestine-and-ru…

'Rule of the Rabbis' Fuels Holy War in Israel
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-21
Palestinians, the secular and women all face a harsher environment as theocratic tendencies are entrenched, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In which country did a senior, state-salaried cleric urge his followers last month to become "warriors," emulating a group of… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/20/rule-of-th…

French President's Promise to Crack Down on Anti-Semitism Could Threaten Critics of Israel
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-02-21
French police officers will investigate critics of Israel who question the nature of the Jewish state for possible violations of law against hate speech.
theintercept.com/2019/02/21/french-presi…

EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-20
EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes : UpdateThe EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world's longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe's electricity grid with Israel's grid that incorporates the illegal settl…
bdsmovement.net/news/euroasia-interconne…

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…

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…

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-…

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…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-profess…