Daily Archives: February 28, 2019

2019-02-28: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-28). War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu's Victory. counterpunch.org On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). They clashed with Palestinian worshippers, as the settlers attempted to shut down the gate of Al-Aqsa itself. The clashes involved the Israeli army and police as well, who opened fire and brutally assaulted Palestinians, leading to scores of More

Dr. Vacy Vlazna (2019-02-28). International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shields Israeli Systematic Mutilation Machine. globalresearch.ca Malaysia, on 12 January, one of the international hosts of the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships ethically boycotted Israel as a competitor. | Malaysia's principled boycott was not directed against the athletes but against the Jewish state of Israel in protest …

WSWS (2019-02-28). 69th Berlin Film Festival, part 3: Israeli films, Mr. Jones and Marighella. wsws.org This is the third in a series of articles on the recent Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, held February 7-17, 2019. The first part was posted on February 15 and the second on February 22.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-28). Canadian Company Profits from Apartheid Israeli Railway. therealnews.com Jonathan Kuttab discusses the lawsuit against the Canadian company Bombardier, which is building an illegal railway through occupied and confiscated Palestinian land in the West Bank, violating international law…

Middle East Eye (2019-02-28). Kushner Meets MBS to Discuss Peace Plan Between Palestine and Israel. theantimedia.com (MEE) — US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who works as a senior White House adviser, met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday, an administration news release said. The White House issued a statement a day after the meeting took place and said that US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and US …

Helena Cobban (2019-02-27). The Curious Case of US Domination of Palestine-Israel Peacemaking. commondreams.org President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-27). With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights. mintpressnews.com Israel is now pushing for the U.S. to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan for fear of losing it completely, even though such recognition could result in an all-out war between Israel and Syria, as well as with Syrian allies such as Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah.

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

Iqbal Jassat (2019-02-27). Hezbollah Becomes Theresa May's Latest Scapegoat In her Battle for Political Survival. mintpressnews.com Hezbollah is a popular political, military and social movement that wields considerable power in Lebanon. Its presence in defense of Lebanese sovereignty against Israeli aggression has earned it respect and support across Arab countries even if neo-colonial monarchies such as Saudi Arabia — another British creation — have teamed up with Israel to crush it.

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…

teleSUR (2019-02-27). Court Rules Against Dutch Muslim Man Who Refused to Shave Beard. telesurenglish.net A court in the Netherlands ruled against a Muslim man whose benefits were suspended for refusing to shave his beard on religious grounds. | RELATED: | Dutch Mainstream Left Party Endorses BDS, Boycotts Israel | The man, whose name is not revealed, was offered a job as an asbestos removal officer and told to shave off his beard in order to undergo the training course. After his refusal to do so citing religious reasons, Amersfoort city council suspended payments to him and his wife fo…

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."

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 →

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…

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…

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…

2019-02-28: Social Media Postees

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shields Israeli Systematic Mutilation Machine
Dr. Vacy Vlazna | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
Malaysia, on 12 January, one of the international hosts of the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships ethically boycotted Israel as a competitor. | Malaysia's principled boycott was not directed against the athletes but against the Jewish state of Israel in protest …
globalresearch.ca/international-paralymp…

War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu's Victory
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-28
On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). They clashed with Palestinian worshippers, as the settlers attempted to shut down the gate of Al-Aqsa itself. The clashes involved the Israeli army and police as well, who opened fire and brutally assaulted Palestinians, leading to scores of…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/28/war-on-in-al…

Canadian Company Profits from Apartheid Israeli Railway
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
Jonathan Kuttab discusses the lawsuit against the Canadian company Bombardier, which is building an illegal railway through occupied and confiscated Palestinian land in the West Bank, violating international law…
therealnews.com/stories/canadian-company…

69th Berlin Film Festival, part 3: Israeli films, Mr. Jones and Marighella
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-28
This is the third in a series of articles on the recent Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, held February 7-17, 2019. The first part was posted on February 15 and the second on February 22.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/28/berl…

Kushner Meets MBS to Discuss Peace Plan Between Palestine and Israel
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-28
(MEE) — US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who works as a senior White House adviser, met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday, an administration news release said. The White House issued a statement a day after the meeting took place and said that US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and US …

Kushner Meets MBS to Discuss Peace Plan Between Palestine and Israel

The Curious Case of US Domination of Palestine-Israel Peacemaking
Helena Cobban | commondreams.org | 2019-02-27
President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/02/27/curiou…

With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-27
Israel is now pushing for the U.S. to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan for fear of losing it completely, even though such recognition could result in an all-out war between Israel and Syria, as well as with Syrian allies such as Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah.
mintpressnews.com/new-bill-recognizing-i…

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/

Hezbollah Becomes Theresa May's Latest Scapegoat In her Battle for Political Survival
Iqbal Jassat | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-27
Hezbollah is a popular political, military and social movement that wields considerable power in Lebanon. Its presence in defense of Lebanese sovereignty against Israeli aggression has earned it respect and support across Arab countries even if neo-colonial monarchies such as Saudi Arabia — another British creation — have teamed up with Israel to crush it.
mintpressnews.com/hezbollah-becomes-ther…

Court Rules Against Dutch Muslim Man Who Refused to Shave Beard
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-27
A court in the Netherlands ruled against a Muslim man whose benefits were suspended for refusing to shave his beard on religious grounds. | RELATED: | Dutch Mainstream Left Party Endorses BDS, Boycotts Israel | The man, whose name is not revealed, was offered a job as an asbestos removal officer and told to shave off his beard in order to undergo the training course. After his refusal to do so citing religious reasons, Amersfoort city council suspended payments to him and his wife fo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Court-Rules-Agai…

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-…

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-…

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…

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…

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…