2019-04-10: News Headlines

Bryan Wall (2019-04-10). A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv. thecanary.co Activists have asked Madonna to pull out of her scheduled appearance at the Eurovision song contest in Israel. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic … | Read more A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv | By Bryan Wall

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-10). Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia. globalresearch.ca Refusing to acknowledge Russia's "balancing" acts with "Israel" and Saudi Arabia is a disservice to the Palestinian and Yemeni causes because it ignores the important role that Moscow plays in propping up Tel Aviv and Riyadh, resulting in the artificial …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-10). A Vote to Maintain Apartheid? Israel's Netanyahu Set to Win 5th Term After Vow to Annex West Bank. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on the verge of securing a record fifth term in office as votes continue to be counted in Tuesday's election. Last night, Netanyahu and his top challenger, ex-military chief Benny Gantz, both claimed victory in the tight race. With most of the votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party and Gantz's newly formed Blue and White party have both secured 35 seats in the Knesset, but Netanyahu has a clearer path to forming a coalition government with the help of his right-wing allies. Tuesday's election came just days after Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex Israeli set…

Joe Tache (2019-04-10). BDS organizers say 'don't dance with apartheid' in Boston. liberationnews.org BDS organizers picket Israeli dance troupe.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-10). What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners. mintpressnews.com Considering the direct impact of the situation in Israeli prisons on the collective psyche of all Palestinians, any more reckless steps by Netanyahu will soon result in greater collective resistance, a struggle that Israel cannot easily suppress.

STAFF (2019-04-10). Netanyahu's Proposal to Annex West Bank Kills Delusion About Two-State Solution. therealnews.com Rabbi Mivasair discusses the implications of Netanyahu's probable reelection and his last-ditch effort to appease the far-right in Israel, by declaring his willingness to annex the West Bank…

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-04-10). Communist Party of Israel on the Israeli election results. peoplesworld.org The corrupt, far-right Benjamin Netanyahu secured a unprecedented fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday morning, April 10, after more than 99% of the votes from the previous day's general election gave the right-wing and clerical bloc a 10-seat lead over the center, left and Arab parties. Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh, leader of …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-10). Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections. globalresearch.ca With over 97% of votes counted, Netanyahu and leading challenger Benny Gantz each won 35 of the Knesset's 120 seats, according to the unofficial tally. | Apartheid right wing parties won a super-majority on Tuesday, results similar to recent past elections….

Bryan Wall (2019-04-10). The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost. thecanary.co Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fifth term as Israeli prime minister. Netanyahu's Likud party won 35 seats, which tied it with Kahol Lavan, the … | Read more The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost. | By Bryan Wall

STAFF (2019-04-10). Israel's Netanyahu Set to Win Fifth Term After Vow to Annex West Bank. truthout.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on the verge of securing a record fifth term in office as votes continue to be counted in Tuesday's election. Last night, Netanyahu and his top challenger, ex-military chief Benny Gantz, both claimed victory in the tight race. With most of the votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party and Gantz's newly formed Blue and White party have both secured 35 seats in the Knesset, but Netanyahu has a clearer path to forming a coalition government with the help of his right-wing allies. Tuesday's election came just days after Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex Israeli…

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-10). "The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis" (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean? globalresearch.ca The US' strengthening of its energy and security partnerships with the emerging strategic axis of Greece, "Israel", and Cyprus (GRISCY) through the proposed "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" will contribute to containing multipolarity in the region by working …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-10). The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election. mintpressnews.com TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who secured his fifth premiership in Tuesday's elections, colluded with U.S. President Donald Trump, Netanyahu's own tweets reveal. | The U.S. and Israel, both founded as settler-colonial states, have a symbiotic relationship. And just as Israeli spies have meddled in American elections, the U.S. has long meddled in Israel's. | This time, under Trump, that meddling has been marked by unprecedented appeasements to the Israeli far right. It also serves a dual…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2019. democracynow.org Israel: Netanyahu on Track for 5th Term in Office, DHS "Purge" Continues with Deputy Sec. Claire Grady, Reports: WH Wants to Put Border Agents in Charge of Asylum Interviews, AG Barr to Congress: No Plans to Release Unredacted Mueller Report, Mnuchin Says Treasury Consulted with WH on Trump Tax Returns, Bipartisan Tax Bill Would Make Free IRS E-Filing System Illegal, Airbnb Reverses Ban on Listings for Illegal Israeli Settlements, NYC Declares Public Health Emergency over Measles Outbreak, BuzzFeed: GOP Told Drug Cos. Not to Comply with Congressional Request, Prosecutors Add Money Laundering Charges in School Adm…

teleSUR (2019-04-10). Airbnb Won't Ban Listings in Israeli Settlements After All. telesurenglish.net Airbnb announced Tuesday it would not go forward with the planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and would instead donate proceeds from any bookings in the territory to international humanitarian aid organizations. | RELATED: | Airbnb To Remove Listings in Israel's West Bank Settlements | Heeding calls from Palestinians who have been f…

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2019-04-10). AIPAC Has Bernie Sanders in Its Crosshairs. truthdig.com Bernie Sanders, who made history with his 2016 presidential campaign as the first Jewish American to win a presidential primary and receive an electoral vote for president, is bizarrely being targeted with Facebook ads by The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Certainly, it seems at best counterintuitive for the pro-Israel lobby to be working against a can…

unitedEditor (2019-04-10). Elections in Israel: What will change? uwidata.com Israel's parliamentary elections were held on April 9. While final results have not yet been published, according to preliminary data, the party of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won. Following the election, a new government will be formed in the country, occupying the 120 seats in the Knesset. Netanyahu's Likud party had about 35 …

South Front (2019-04-10). Video: US and Israel Prepare for Coordinated Campaign Against Iranian Forces in Syria. globalresearch.ca The situation in Syria is remaining relatively stable amid the continued limited ISIS attacks on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and ceasefire violations in the Idlib de-militarized zone. | Over the past few …

teleSUR (2019-04-10). Bolsonaro 100 Days: Neoliberal Fix for Social, Economic Crisis. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro celebrates Wednesday his first 100 days in office without any sign of a solution to the serious economic crisis is at sight. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Invites US to Do Business in the Amazon | "I live in house arrest without electronic anklet" was the phrase used by Jair Bolsonaro to define his everyday life and political isolation in the first 100 days of his presidency, as reported by Jornal do Brasil. | According to a survey carried out by a…

plenglish (2019-04-10). Arab League Leader Condemns US Decision on Golan. plenglish.com Beirut, Apr 10 ( Prensa Latina ) The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, reiterated his condemnation of the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights during a visit to Lebanon.

WSWS (2019-04-10). No clear winner in Israeli elections. wsws.org Exit polls had conflicting projections, with most giving opposition candidate Benny Gantz a narrow victory over incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-04-10). 'Reprehensible and Cowardly': In Reversal, Airbnb Announces It Will Not Remove Listings of Illegal West Bank Settlements. commondreams.org "It's stolen land from Palestinians, plain and simple." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/airbnb-west-bank-settlements-reversal.jpg

Robert Mackey (2019-04-10). Netanyahu Set for Victory as Israelis Vote for Never-Ending Military Rule of Palestinians. theintercept.com Voters in Israel re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has promised to ignore pressure to end Israeli military rule over a captive population.

Miko Peled (2019-04-09). Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre. mintpressnews.com The Deir Yassin massacre was used by the Zionist establishment and the terror squads to terrify Palestinians who may have hesitated to leave their land. "Remember what happened in Deir Yassin" was often used as a threat.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-09). To Complete Her Profile in Courage, Rep. Ilhan Omar Should Embrace the One-State Solution. mintpressnews.com "Ilhan Omar went to Washington to shake up the status quo, not to parrot it. So why is she trying to prove her bona fides by adopting the discredited 'two-state solution,' which is a fancy way of saying racial segregation and apartheid?" — Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-09). Stephen Miller's Uncle: Trump's Anti-Immigrant Comments Demonize Asylum Seekers & Stir Racist Hatred. democracynow.org As his administration intensifies anti-immigrant policies at the border, President Trump has reportedly put adviser Stephen Miller in charge of the administration's immigration policy. The Wall Street Journal reports Miller has backed the reinstatement of Trump's family separation policy and has been pushing officials at the Homeland Security and Justice Departments to "get in line" with a more hard-line immigration approach. This news comes as Trump told the Republican Jewish Coalition leadership Saturday, "Our country's full. What can you do? We can't handle any more. Our country is full." We speak with Stephen…

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-09). This Israeli Election is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing. dissidentvoice.org Israel's election campaign, now in its last days, must be the first in which a sitting Israeli prime minister has sought to win over voters by boasting about how much he insulted a president of the United States. One of the last campaign videos by Benjamin Netanyahu spliced together media clips of US analysts voicing …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-09). Headlines for April 9, 2019. democracynow.org Secret Service Director Removed in WH "Purge" of Immigration Officials, Reports: Trump Trying to Reinstate Family Separations at Border, CA Judge Blocks Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Iran Labels U.S. CENTCOM a Terror Group After IRCG Terror Designation, Israelis Head to Polls as Future of PM Netanyahu Remains Unclear, Libya: Tripoli Airport Closed as Fighting Near Capital Intensifies, Afghanistan: 4 Americans Killed Amid Spate of Violent Attacks, U.S. Revokes Visa of ICC Prosecutor Investigating War Crimes in Afghanistan, 3 FDNY Sept. 11 Rescue Workers Die as 9/11 Fund At Risk of Expiring, Def…

Fight Back (2019-04-09). Iran says U.S. military forces in Middle East are part of terrorist group, after U.S. puts terrorist tag on Iran's military. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Iran's authoritative FARS News Agency is reporting the Supreme National Security Council has designated the United States Central Command as a terrorist entity, following a decision by the U.S. to put the terrorist tag on an important part of Iran's military – the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps. | The U.S. move to designate Iran's military as 'terrorist' violates international law and raised concerns about future treatment of prisoners of war. | The U.S. administration has been angered by Iran's support for progressive and anti-imperialist movements in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. Iran ha…

Jason Ditz (2019-04-09). Netanyahu Says Trump Named Iran's Revolutionary Guard a Terror Group at His Request. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a Monday Tweet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Trump for declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization, saying that he had personally requested the move of Trump. Netanyahu said that the move would keep the world safe from Iran, and would also serve the interests of Israel, saying he was glad Trump …

RT (2019-04-09). 'Best $3bn investment we make': Biden quip about US-Israel ties sets Twitter on edge. rt.com An unearthed clip of Joe Biden explaining that if there was no Israel, the "US would have to invent an Israel to protect our interests" has been met with angry reactions on social media.

WSWS (2019-04-09). Israel holds most right-wing elections in its history. wsws.org The rival campaigns are inextricably linked to the Greater Israel project of Zionist expansion upon which the wealth of Israel's elite depends.

Raouf Halaby (2019-04-09). 71 Years Later, Zionist Terrorism Is Alive and Well. counterpunch.org Seventy-one years to the day Jewish terrorists in Palestine committed a heinous crime for which they continue to go unpunished. The April 9, 1948 massacre of 107 Palestinians in the Christian Village of Deir Yassin (monastery of Yassin) has been whitewashed by Israel, the U.N., the media, and the so-called law-abiding civilized Western World — More

Robert Mackey (2019-04-09). AIPAC Targets Bernie Sanders in Facebook Ads Focused on Key Democratic Primary States. theintercept.com Bernie Sanders is the target of an ad campaign on Facebook paid for by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group.

patrick (2019-04-08). UNICEF: Don't plug into Israel's war crimes. bdsmovement.net UNICEF: Don't plug into Israel's war crimes: UpdateIsrael wants to build the longest submarine electricity cable to Europe via Cyprus and Greece. UNICEF is a "proud supporter" of this shameful project. | Economic BoycottApril 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Democracy Now! (2019-04-08). Headlines for April 8, 2019. democracynow.org Kirstjen Nielsen Steps Down as DHS Secretary, Gov't: It May Take 2 Years to Reunite Separated Migrant Families, NY Man Arrested for Threatening to Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump Attacks Migrants, Rep. Omar in Speech to Conservative Jewish Group, Arizona: Man Dies in ICE Custody After Exhibiting Flu Symptoms, Yemen: Air Raid Kills At Least 13 Civilians, Incl. 7 Children in Sana'a, Netanyahu Says He Will Annex West Bank Settlements If Re-elected, Libya: 21 People Killed as Renegade Force Advances on Tripoli, Sudan: Security Forces Crack Down on Growing Popular Uprising, U.S. Labels Iran Revolutionary Guard as Terror…

Fight Back (2019-04-08). Battle of Dignity 2 Begins: Statement by the PFLP in the Occupation Prisons. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 8 statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). | The organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine inside the prisons calls for a general mobilization among its ranks, announcing the first to enter the hunger strike. | In the context of the Battle of Dignity (Karameh) 2, which was decided upon by the prisoners' movement inside the Zionist detention camps immediately after the prison administration disavowed their own agreements, the organization declares that the Popular Front in the prisons is mobilizing in…

Middle East Eye (2019-04-08). Israeli Forces Briefly Detain 15-Year-Old Brother of Ahed Tamimi. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Israeli forces raided the home of prominent former prisoner Ahed Tamimi overnight and detained her 15-year-old brother Mohammed in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, their father told Middle East Eye. The teenager was released on bail on Monday evening after some 17 hours in custody. "They stormed in at around 2: 30 am. We woke …

Robert Mackey (2019-04-08). On the Eve of Israel's Election, Netanyahu Thanks Trump for Sanctioning Iran at His Request. theintercept.com "Thank you, my dear friend, President Donald Trump," Israel's embattled prime minister tweeted, "for answering another one of my important requests."

Fight Back (2019-04-07). Minnesotans show solidarity with Gaza during Final Four tournament. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – The Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness held a picket in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar's office, April 5, to draw attention to her record of voting for U.S. military aid to Israel and her recent meeting with AIPAC during its national convention. | The action was during the opening day for the Final Four basketball tournament, which was also in downtown Minneapolis. Basketball fans heard chants of "From Mexico to Palestine, all the walls have got to go!" and "Heh, Klobuchar don't you know? Aid to Israel has got to go!" as they drove towards US Bank Stadium. | April marks the 71…

RT (2019-04-07). Rep. Ilhan Omar cites Islam holy text in response to Trump mocking her for not liking Israel. rt.com US Representative Ilhan Omar called on God to forgive her detractors after President Donald Trump mocked her criticism of Israel on the day a supporter of his was charged with death threats against her.

Robert Mackey (2019-04-07). Donald Trump, Not Ilhan Omar, Accused American Jews of Dual Loyalty. theintercept.com Addressing American Jews on Saturday in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump casually invoked the anti-Semitic trope of dual loyalty by referring to Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, as "your prime minister."Donald Trump referred to Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, as "your prime minister" in an address to a group of Jewish-American supporters on Saturday in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/w2TXPkDBNn | — Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) April 7, 2019 | Given that Trump was speaking…

RT (2019-04-07). 'This is unholy': Twitter aghast as red Trump yarmulkes sported at Jewish event. rt.com Trump-branded yarmulkes were spotted at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Saturday, sparking a wave of reaction on Twitter, with some expressing anger at the perceived lack of respect to the religious headpiece.

Alex Kane (2019-04-05). A Top Progressive Consulting Firm Is Doing PR for an Israeli Spy Company. theintercept.com A prominent political communications shop that works on Democratic campaigns, employs Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign alums, and boasts of its role in the fight for gun control and LGBT equality is representing an Israeli firm notorious for selling powerful surveillance technology to authoritarian governments around the world. | NSO Group, which is facing multiple lawsuits charging that its technology was used to spy on journalists and dissidents, hired SKDKnickerbocker to help with media inquiries as the spy firm tri…

Saul Kanowitz (2019-04-02). SF protest shows solidarity with Gaza March of Return. liberationnews.org "Free Free Palestine, Let Gaza Live."

PACBI (2019-03-30). University of Cape Town Votes to Condemn Israel's Violations of Palestinian Human Rights, Reserves Right to "Disassociate" Itself From Academic Institutions Enabling Violations. bdsmovement.net University of Cape Town Votes to Condemn Israel's Violations of Palestinian Human Rights, Reserves Right to "Disassociate" Itself From Academic Institutions Enabling Violations: UpdateThe Council of the University of Cape Town, Africa's top university, votes to reserve the right to disassociate itself from academic institutions that support or enable, directly or indirec…

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

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.

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.

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…

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

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