Monthly Archives: March 2019

2019-03-31: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-03-31). Israel Kills Four Palestinians on 'Great March of Return' Anniversary. truthdig.com Update: | According to the Associated Press, Israeli forces killed four Palestinians—including three teenagers—during anti-occupation protests on Saturday. Over 300 Palestinians were reportedly injured. | Earlier: | Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Israel-Gaza border fence on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the weekly "Great March of Return" demonstrations and demand an end to Israel's brutal occupation. | According to Gaza health officials, Is…

James ONeill (2019-03-31). Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards. globalresearch.ca The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of …

Juan Cole (2019-03-31). Israeli Snipers Kill 4, wound 207 as 40,000 Palestinians March Peacefully. zcomm.org Despite occasional UN condemnation of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian civilians (which is illegal in international law, especially given that Israel is still the Occupying Power in Gaza), the world has turned a blind eye to this ongoing Israeli atrocity…

Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-31). Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes. zcomm.org On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. The International Association of Democratic Lawyers presented a petition from the International Read more…

Dave Id (2019-03-31). Free Palestine: Land Day and Great Return March, March 30, 2019. indybay.org March 30, 2019: This is the first in a new series on Indybay. The goal is to amplify stories of the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. These excerpts from the last few weeks are compiled from comprehensive coverage by the International Middle East Media Center. Please, follow and support their work.

Stop U.S. Aid to Israel (2019-03-31). San Francisco Marches in Support of Palestinian Land Day, 3/30/19. indybay.org Hundreds of people turned out in San Francisco for the 3/30/19 demonstration supporting Palestinian Land Day. See twitter.com/AROCBayArea

Leon Kunstenaar (2019-03-31). In a loud rally and march, San Franciscans demonstrated for Palestine. indybay.org Commemorating the "Great March of Return" in Gaza, demonstrators condemned Israel's abuse, with US support, of Palestinians.

Ryvka Barnard (2019-03-31). The Great Return March is rekindling Palestinian resistance. zcomm.org From the Land Day protests in 1976 to the Great Return March of today, the Palestinian struggle against colonial dispossession continues despite incredible odds…

PACBI (2019-03-30). South African university joins Israel boycott. bdsmovement.net South African university joins Israel boycott: In the NewsTshwane University of Technology, the largest residential university in South Africa, voted to respect the call for the boycott of Israeli institutions complicit in the violation and denial of Palestinian rights. | Academic BoycottDecember 13, 2017 | By: | | Electronic Intifada

Miko Peled (2019-03-30). The Ongoing Battle for Palestinian Justice Spans the Globe and Plays Out on Many Fronts. mintpressnews.com AIPAC, despite continuing to spend lavishly, has lost much of its charm and, in an unprecedented move, none of the candidates running to become the Democratic Party nominee for president attended this year's AIPAC conference in Washington.

James Wright (2019-03-30). Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed. thecanary.co Labour MPs have ignored the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed against Palestinians. "Senseless killings" Lisa Nandy MP condemned Israel's military for murdering Sajid … | Read more Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed | By James Wright

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-30). Israeli Forces Kill 17-Year-Old With Live Fire as 40,000 Palestinians Mark 'Great March of Return' Anniversary. commondreams.org "Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza March demand their basic rights even as Israeli snipers are waiting ready to gun them down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-03-30). Presidential hopeful Cory Booker & AIPAC president 'text like teenagers' — leaked audio. rt.com Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the president of the pro-Israel lobbying group text each other "like teenagers" and talk about unifying the Senate against boycotting Israel, his leaked speech at an AIPAC meeting reveals.

Alex Emmons (2019-03-30). In Leaked Recording, Cory Booker Says He and AIPAC President "Text Message Back and Forth Like Teenagers" theintercept.com Even as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has shown willingness to criticize Israel, Booker has tried to smooth over the widening rift.

Susie Day (2019-03-29). Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up. counterpunch.org Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right More

Adam Johnson (2019-03-29). 'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims. fair.org As Israel was killing scores and maiming thousands of protesters in Gaza, rather than calling on Israel to "renounce violence," the New York Times ( 5/18/18) published an op-ed arguing that "guarding the border was more important than avoiding killing." | A FAIR survey of the phrase "renounce violence" in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances o…

United Nations (2019-03-29). On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN's top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm. un.org With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN's top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.

Cale Holmes (2019-03-29). Widespread Arab protests hit Trump's support for Israeli theft of the Golan. liberationnews.org The U.S. recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory is part of a deliberate attempt to colonize Syria and weaken the right of Palestinians and all those displaced by Israeli aggression to return to their land.

The Tricontinental (2019-03-29). Singing in a cage is possible and so is happiness. mronline.org Once more, punctually, Israel—with the vengeance of Zeus—has begun to bomb Gaza, from which the sounds and smells of war are never absent due to Israeli bombings. It helps Israel that the United States is fully behind its policy of annihilation. | Source

Yara Hawari (2019-03-29). From Inspiration to Despair: A Year of Gaza's Great March of Return. commondreams.org Demonstrators tear barbed wire along the Gaza fence in demonstrations against Israel's occupation. (Photo: M. Hajjar/MEE) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alan Macleod (2019-03-29). Trump Admin Complementing Israeli Effort to Give Nuclear Weapons to Saudi Arabia. mintpressnews.com Already seven of the 10 countries in the world with the highest military budgets are in the Middle East. The development of nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia has many speculating that it could mark the beginning of an even more dangerous era for the war-torn region.

pip.hinman (2019-03-29). Land Day is crucial for Palestinians. greenleft.org.au Palestinians will gather to commemorate Land Day on March 30. Last year, Land Day marked the beginning of the Great March of Return weekly protests in Gaza. | Land Day has its origins in 1976 when Israeli authorities conducted a brazen, large-scale theft of Palestinian land on behalf of settlers. Palestinians responded with a general strike and protests. | Land Day became a grim turning point in the struggle for sovereignty over land. Six Palestinians were killed and scores were arrested, setting the scene for a ramped-up response by Israel aga…

Fight Back (2019-03-28). Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – In the shadow of President Trump's declaration of a 'state of emergency' to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee's Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. | The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. milita…

United Nations (2019-03-28). Attempt to defy international law over Golan Heights sovereignty 'doomed to failure' Security Council hears. un.org A majority of Security Council members on Wednesday stressed the importance of upholding international law regarding the occupied Golan Heights, in the face of the unilateral move by the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over them.

splcenter (2019-03-28). SPLC: Conversion therapy provider continues to secretly operate nearly four years after jury finds practices unconscionable. splcenter.org The SPLC this week filed a motion asking a judge to institute contempt proceedings against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), now known as JIFGA (Jewish Institute for Global Awareness), for violating an injunction entered over three years ago requiring that it permanently cease all operations and completely halt all elements of its fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" program.

Middle East Eye (2019-03-28). Israeli Jets Strike Syria's Aleppo, Causing Electricity Blackout. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched air raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunition stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces, Reuters reported. "The Israeli aggression targeted some positions in Sheikh Najjar industrial …

Katie Logan & Shelby Shoup (2019-03-27). Islamic Center of Tallahassee and Students For Justice in Palestine hold solidarity vigil honoring Christchurch victims. liberationnews.org There was a touching show of unity as over 40 community members, both Muslim and non-Muslim, came to the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol to observe the candlelit vigil. The event started out with a few words from Imam Munir Alfarra, who said, "If I could tell him something I would say he did not waste his time to know about Muslims. To know how they pray, and when and where. To know that Muslims' doors are always open…"

Michael Kramer (2019-03-27). The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan. workers.org March 25 — With a tweet and an executive order, the Trump administration has further isolated itself globally by reversing decades of U.S. policy in calling for "the United States to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights." The area, which is correctly known as Syrian Golan, is located . . . | Continue reading The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan at Workers.org

Democracy Now! (2019-03-27). Headlines for March 27, 2019. democracynow.org OxyContin Maker Reaches $270 Million Settlement with Oklahoma, House Fails to Override Trump Veto on National Emergency Declaration, Senate Votes Down Green New Deal as Democrats Decry "Stunt Vote", Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose to All-Time High in 2018, U.N. Secretary-General: Cyclone Idai Latest Warning Sign on Climate, Charity Condemns Saudi-Led Airstrike on Yemen Hospital That Killed 7, Study: 17,729 Yemeni Civilians Killed or Injured by U.S.-Backed Strikes, Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Despite Reports of Ceasefire, Brazil's Bolsonaro to Commemorate 1964 Coup That Led to Dictatorship, Europe Approves Copyrig…

Peter Bolton (2019-03-27). Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime. thecanary.co The major conclusions of the 'Mueller investigation' have just come out in the US. Mueller didn't find significant evidence of alleged Russian collusion in … | Read more Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime. | By Peter Bolton

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border. democracynow.org Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homemade…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). "Hold Israel Accountable": Palestinians Call on Int'l Community to Oppose Golan Heights Annexation. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington on Monday to meet with President Trump, who signed an order officially recognizing Israel's control of the Golan Heights in defiance of international law. We speak with Budour Hassan, a Palestinian writer and project coordinator for the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights, and Jehad Abusalim, scholar and policy analyst from Gaza. He runs the Gaza Unlocked campaign for the United States for the American Friends Service Committee.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). Headlines for March 26, 2019. democracynow.org Israel Continues Airstrikes in Gaza Amid Fragile Truce, U.S. Officially Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Territory, Trump Suggests Probes into "Traitors" in Wake of Mueller Report, Pentagon Authorizes Diversion of $1 Billion to Build Border Wall, Father of 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Victim Dies by Suicide, Parkland Survivors Urge Senators to Pass Background Check Act, DOJ Backs Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Mexico: Radio Reporter Killed Amid Spate of Journalist Murders, Venezuela: New Power Outage Hits Residents Amid Political Turmoil, Suspects in College Admissions Scam Plead Not Guilty, Green New Deal Goes…

United Nations (2019-03-26). 'Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric' destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official. un.org Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in the Security Council on Tuesday, cataloguing further terrorist acts, attacks against civilians, reprisals against demonstrators, unlawful demolitions and settlement expansions, and a funding crisis which could have dramatic consequences for the stability of an already volatile region.

Fight Back (2019-03-26). The Golan Heights is Arab Syrian land. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). | The U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) categorically rejects Donald Trump's executive order today recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As always, the U.S. continues to act with impunity against the will of the Arab people and with clear disregard of international law. This comes two years and three months after the U.S. administration's public recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist entity. | Trump was sitting with Israeli Prime Minist…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-26). Anti-Semitism and Double Standards. consortiumnews.com Criticizing Israel is considered bad form, writes Daniel Lazare, but keeping mum about Saudi crimes is fine as long as the donations continue to flow. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News In a week when the GOP flaunted its… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-03-26). How the Israel Lobby Got its Start. consortiumnews.com As the annual AIPAC conference wraps up in Washington on Tuesday, historian Walter Hixson looked back on the Israel Lobby's origins in this speech last Friday to the "Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference" at the National Press Club. By Walter Hixson… Read more →

Vanessa Taylor (2019-03-26). The Three Intersecting Reasons Ilhan Omar Gets Singled Out. theintercept.com Rep. Ilhan Omar listens during a news conference on prescription drugs on Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. | said on Monday, referring to Omar's controversial statements about the influence of the pro-Israel lobby. "Anyone who slanders those who support this historic alliance between the United States and Israel should never have a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives." Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., similarly rebuked Omar. "When someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me," Hoyer Stephen Zunes (2019-03-25). U.S. Recognition of Israel's Golan Annexation a Threat to World Order. progressive.org The Trump Administration's decision marks a serious violation of fundamental principles of international law.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-25). Headlines for March 25, 2019. democracynow.org Special Counsel Finds No Collusion btw. Trump & Russia; Dems Call for Release of Report, Cyclone Idai Death Toll Rises as Officials Warn of Health Risks, Brexit: 1 Million Take to Streets to Call for 2nd Referendum, France: Protesters Take to Streets for 19th Week Amid Gov't Clampdown, Thailand: No Clear Election Winner as Pro-Military Party Takes Lead, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Protesters Over Weekend, Netanyahu Cuts U.S. Trip Short After Rockets Hit Israeli Home, Somalia: At Least 15 Killed in Gun Battle at Gov't Bldg, Mali: 134 People Killed Amid Mounting Ethnic Tensions, Afghanistan: 14 Civilian…

unitedEditor (2019-03-24). Could US recognition of Golan Heights as part of Israel lead to War? uwidata.com Donald Trump said via Twitter that it was time for the USA to ´fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability ª. Between the 5th and 10th of June 1967, during a war called the Six-Day War, Israel occupied 1200 …

unitedEditor (2019-03-24). Golan Heights, Yellow Vests, Kazakhstan. uwidata.com Golan Heights scandal US President Donald Trump tweeted that the time had come to recognize the full sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights. Prior to this, the United States, although it remained the main allies of Israel in the Middle East, adhered to the decisions of the UN Security Council, which considers Israeli control …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-22). Human Rights Attorney to Trump: "Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security" democracynow.org Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House next week amid the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where Vice President Mike Pence will speak, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. A growing number of Democrats—…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-22). Headlines for March 22, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Tweets Support for Israeli Claim Over Occupied Golan Heights, Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference, House Oversight Chair: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Broke Federal Records Laws, Josh Kushner Wooed Saudi Investors Ahead of Jared's Trip to Riyadh, New Zealand Marks One Week Since Mosque Attacks with Call to Prayer, Pipe Bomber Cesar Sayoc, Who Targeted Trump Critics, Pleads Guilty, Boeing Jets That Crashed in Ethiopia, Indonesia Lacked Optional Safety Features, Iraq: 92 Dead in Mosul After Ferry Capsizes in Tigris River, China: Pesticide Plant Explosion Kills 47, Texas: Deer Park…

PACBI (2019-03-20). Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians. bdsmovement.net Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians: UpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for m…

PACBI (2019-03-20). Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President: UpdatePitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel's discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president ve…

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…

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

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…

2019-03-31: Social Media Postees

Israel Kills Four Palestinians on 'Great March of Return' Anniversary
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-31
Update: | According to the Associated Press, Israeli forces killed four Palestinians–including three teenagers–during anti-occupation protests on Saturday. Over 300 Palestinians were reportedly injured. | Earlier: | Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Israel-Gaza border fence on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the weekly "Great March of Return" demonstrations and demand an end to Israel's brutal occupation. | According to Gaza health officials, Is…
truthdig.com/articles/israel-kills-four-…

Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards
James ONeill | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of …
globalresearch.ca/golan-heights-kosovo-a…

The Great Return March is rekindling Palestinian resistance
Ryvka Barnard | zcomm.org | 2019-03-31
From the Land Day protests in 1976 to the Great Return March of today, the Palestinian struggle against colonial dispossession continues despite incredible odds…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-great-return-m…

Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-03-31
On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. The International Association of Democratic Lawyers presented a petition from the International Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/lawyers-worldwide-…

Free Palestine: Land Day and Great Return March, March 30, 2019
Dave Id | indybay.org | 2019-03-31
March 30, 2019: This is the first in a new series on Indybay. The goal is to amplify stories of the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. These excerpts from the last few weeks are compiled from comprehensive coverage by the International Middle East Media Center. Please, follow and support their work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/30/1882236…

Israeli Snipers Kill 4, wound 207 as 40,000 Palestinians March Peacefully
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2019-03-31
Despite occasional UN condemnation of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian civilians (which is illegal in international law, especially given that Israel is still the Occupying Power in Gaza), the world has turned a blind eye to this ongoing Israeli atrocity…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israeli-snipers-ki…

In a loud rally and march, San Franciscans demonstrated for Palestine
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2019-03-31
Commemorating the "Great March of Return" in Gaza, demonstrators condemned Israel's abuse, with US support, of Palestinians.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/31/1882236…

San Francisco Marches in Support of Palestinian Land Day, 3/30/19
Stop U.S. Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2019-03-31
Hundreds of people turned out in San Francisco for the 3/30/19 demonstration supporting Palestinian Land Day. See twitter.com/AROCBayArea
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/30/1882236…

The Ongoing Battle for Palestinian Justice Spans the Globe and Plays Out on Many Fronts
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-30
AIPAC, despite continuing to spend lavishly, has lost much of its charm and, in an unprecedented move, none of the candidates running to become the Democratic Party nominee for president attended this year's AIPAC conference in Washington.
mintpressnews.com/battle-palestine-justi…

South African university joins Israel boycott
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-30
South African university joins Israel boycott: In the NewsTshwane University of Technology, the largest residential university in South Africa, voted to respect the call for the boycott of Israeli institutions complicit in the violation and denial of Palestinian rights. | Academic BoycottDecember 13, 2017 | By: | | Electronic Intifada …
bdsmovement.net/news/south-african-unive…

Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-03-30
Labour MPs have ignored the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed against Palestinians. "Senseless killings" Lisa Nandy MP condemned Israel's military for murdering Sajid … | Read more Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/03/30/labour-mps-blast-through-the-smears-to-condemn-israels-latest-bloodshed/

In Leaked Recording, Cory Booker Says He and AIPAC President "Text Message Back and Forth Like Teenagers"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-03-30
Even as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has shown willingness to criticize Israel, Booker has tried to smooth over the widening rift.
theintercept.com/2019/03/30/cory-booker-…

Presidential hopeful Cory Booker & AIPAC president 'text like teenagers' — leaked audio
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the president of the pro-Israel lobbying group text each other "like teenagers" and talk about unifying the Senate against boycotting Israel, his leaked speech at an AIPAC meeting reveals. | …
rt.com/usa/455165-booker-aipac-leaked-sp…

Israeli Forces Kill 17-Year-Old With Live Fire as 40,000 Palestinians Mark 'Great March of Return' Anniversary
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-30
"Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza March demand their basic rights even as Israeli snipers are waiting ready to gun them down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/30/israeli…

A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel's Annexation of the Syrian Golan
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump's decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically in support of Netanyahu's campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long…
therealnews.com/stories/a-dangerous-prec…

On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN's top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-29
With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN's top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1…

'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-03-29
As Israel was killing scores and maiming thousands of protesters in Gaza, rather than calling on Israel to "renounce violence," the New York Times ( 5/18/18) published an op-ed arguing that "guarding the border was more important than avoiding killing." | A FAIR survey of the phrase "renounce violence" in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances o…
fair.org/home/renouncing-violence-is-a-d…

Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/29/gaza-stonewa…

Widespread Arab protests hit Trump's support for Israeli theft of the Golan
Cale Holmes | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-29
The U.S. recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory is part of a deliberate attempt to colonize Syria and weaken the right of Palestinians and all those displaced by Israeli aggression to return to their land.
liberationnews.org/widespread-arab-prote…

Singing in a cage is possible and so is happiness
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2019-03-29
Once more, punctually, Israel–with the vengeance of Zeus–has begun to bomb Gaza, from which the sounds and smells of war are never absent due to Israeli bombings. It helps Israel that the United States is fully behind its policy of annihilation. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/28/singing-in-a-cag…

From Inspiration to Despair: A Year of Gaza's Great March of Return
Yara Hawari | commondreams.org | 2019-03-29
Demonstrators tear barbed wire along the Gaza fence in demonstrations against Israel's occupation. (Photo: M. Hajjar/MEE) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/30/inspir…

Trump Admin Complementing Israeli Effort to Give Nuclear Weapons to Saudi Arabia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-29
Already seven of the 10 countries in the world with the highest military budgets are in the Middle East. The development of nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia has many speculating that it could mark the beginning of an even more dangerous era for the war-torn region.
mintpressnews.com/israel-saudi-arabia-nu…

Land Day is crucial for Palestinians
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
Palestinians will gather to commemorate Land Day on March 30. Last year, Land Day marked the beginning of the Great March of Return weekly protests in Gaza. | Land Day has its origins in 1976 when Israeli authorities conducted a brazen, large-scale theft of Palestinian land on behalf of settlers. Palestinians responded with a general strike and protests. | Land Day became a grim turning point in the struggle for sovereignty over land. Six Palestinians were killed and scores were arrested, setting the scene for a ramped-up response by Israel aga…
greenleft.org.au/content/land-day-crucial-palestinians

Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-28
Minneapolis, MN – In the shadow of President Trump's declaration of a 'state of emergency' to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee's Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. | The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. milita…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/28/immigran…

Attempt to defy international law over Golan Heights sovereignty 'doomed to failure' Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-28
A majority of Security Council members on Wednesday stressed the importance of upholding international law regarding the occupied Golan Heights, in the face of the unilateral move by the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over them.
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SPLC: Conversion therapy provider continues to secretly operate nearly four years after jury finds practices unconscionable
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-28
The SPLC this week filed a motion asking a judge to institute contempt proceedings against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), now known as JIFGA (Jewish Institute for Global Awareness), for violating an injunction entered over three years ago requiring that it permanently cease all operations and completely halt all elements of its fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" program.
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Israeli Jets Strike Syria's Aleppo, Causing Electricity Blackout
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-28
(MEE) — The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched air raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunition stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces, Reuters reported. "The Israeli aggression targeted some positions in Sheikh Najjar industrial …

Israeli Jets Strike Syria's Aleppo, Causing Electricity Blackout

Islamic Center of Tallahassee and Students For Justice in Palestine hold solidarity vigil honoring Christchurch victims
Katie Logan & Shelby Shoup | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
There was a touching show of unity as over 40 community members, both Muslim and non-Muslim, came to the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol to observe the candlelit vigil. The event started out with a few words from Imam Munir Alfarra, who said, "If I could tell him something I would say he did not waste his time to know about Muslims. To know how they pray, and when and where. To know that Muslims' doors are always open…"
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Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-03-27
The major conclusions of the 'Mueller investigation' have just come out in the US. Mueller didn't find significant evidence of alleged Russian collusion in … | Read more Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime. | By Peter Bolton…
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The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan
Michael Kramer | workers.org | 2019-03-27
March 25 — With a tweet and an executive order, the Trump administration has further isolated itself globally by reversing decades of U.S. policy in calling for "the United States to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights." The area, which is correctly known as Syrian Golan, is located . . . | Continue reading The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan at Workers.org
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Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-26
Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homemade…
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"Hold Israel Accountable": Palestinians Call on Int'l Community to Oppose Golan Heights Annexation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-26
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington on Monday to meet with President Trump, who signed an order officially recognizing Israel's control of the Golan Heights in defiance of international law. We speak with Budour Hassan, a Palestinian writer and project coordinator for the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights, and Jehad Abusalim, scholar and policy analyst from Gaza. He runs the Gaza Unlocked campaign for the United States for the American Friends Service Committee.
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'Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric' destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in the Security Council on Tuesday, cataloguing further terrorist acts, attacks against civilians, reprisals against demonstrators, unlawful demolitions and settlement expansions, and a funding crisis which could have dramatic consequences for the stability of an already volatile region.
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The Golan Heights is Arab Syrian land
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-26
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). | The U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) categorically rejects Donald Trump's executive order today recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As always, the U.S. continues to act with impunity against the will of the Arab people and with clear disregard of international law. This comes two years and three months after the U.S. administration's public recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist entity. | Trump was sitting with Israeli Prime Minist…
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Anti-Semitism and Double Standards
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-26
Criticizing Israel is considered bad form, writes Daniel Lazare, but keeping mum about Saudi crimes is fine as long as the donations continue to flow. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News In a week when the GOP flaunted its… Read more ?…
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How the Israel Lobby Got its Start
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-26
As the annual AIPAC conference wraps up in Washington on Tuesday, historian Walter Hixson looked back on the Israel Lobby's origins in this speech last Friday to the "Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference" at the National Press Club. By Walter Hixson… Read more ?…
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U.S. Recognition of Israel's Golan Annexation a Threat to World Order
Stephen Zunes | progressive.org | 2019-03-25
The Trump Administration's decision marks a serious violation of fundamental principles of international law.
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Could US recognition of Golan Heights as part of Israel lead to War?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-24
Donald Trump said via Twitter that it was time for the USA to ´fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability ª. Between the 5th and 10th of June 1967, during a war called the Six-Day War, Israel occupied 1200 …
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Golan Heights, Yellow Vests, Kazakhstan
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-24
Golan Heights scandal US President Donald Trump tweeted that the time had come to recognize the full sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights. Prior to this, the United States, although it remained the main allies of Israel in the Middle East, adhered to the decisions of the UN Security Council, which considers Israeli control …
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Human Rights Attorney to Trump: "Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-22
Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House next week amid the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where Vice President Mike Pence will speak, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. A growing number of Democrats–…
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Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians: UpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for m…
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Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President: UpdatePitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel's discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president ve…
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