2019-04-11: Social Media Postees

The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-11
The current violence targeting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails dates back to January 2. It was then that Israel's Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan declared that the "party is over." "Every so often, infuriating pictures appear of cooking in the terrorist wings. This party is coming to an end," Erdan was quoted in the Jerusalem …

The Israeli Election Put the Bigotry of Its Political Class Front and Center
Khulood Badawi | commondreams.org | 2019-04-11
This bigotry isn't new for Netanyahu; on election day 2015, he rallied his supporters by warning on Facebook, "Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bet.jpeg

Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-11
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party emerged from Tuesday's Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat. The small far-right and religious extremist parties that are needed to make up …

Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-11
Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu's probable reelection…

Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-11
Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu's probable reelection…

Palestinian Landowners Move to Proceed With Claims Against Israeli Settlers In Airbnb Lawsuit
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-11

Ahmed Abu Artema on the Palestinian Great March of Return
Esty Dinur | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
"The only possible option for them is to continue knocking on the walls of their prison with the hope that the world will hear them."

Canada's CIJA Selective About Which Hate Crimes It Condemns
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-11
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs' response to the horrific attack on two mosques in New Zealand highlights tensions between promoting the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism and Jewish Canadian concern over hate crimes. | Forty-eight hours after the …

Bernie Has to Do Better Than This
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-04-11
On a Sunday in early April, your favorite grumpy Jewish uncle and mine, Bernie Sanders, opened himself up to a renewed line of attack from those within the Democratic Party (and on the political left more broadly) who feel he is out of touch with issues of race and identity. At a public appearance in Oskaloosa, Ia., a member of the audience asked him about the logistics of so-called open borders, apparently under the mistaken belief that Sanders supported an open borders policy. | Th…

Netanyahu prepares to form fourth consecutive government
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-11
Netanyahu will head a coalition of ultra-orthodox religious and right-wing parties, as well as an openly fascistic organization.

What is Justice for Palestine Today
Palestine Justice Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-04-11
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Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
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 …

A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
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…

Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
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….

What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
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.

Communist Party of Israel on the Israeli election results
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-10
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 …

Netanyahu's Proposal to Annex West Bank Kills Delusion About Two-State Solution
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
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…

A Vote to Maintain Apartheid? Israel's Netanyahu Set to Win 5th Term After Vow to Annex West Bank
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-10
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…

Elections in Israel: What will change?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-10
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 …

The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
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…

The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
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…

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

"The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis" (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
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 …

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

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

This Israeli Election is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-09
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 …

Iran says U.S. military forces in Middle East are part of terrorist group, after U.S. puts terrorist tag on Iran's military
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-09
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…

Stephen Miller's Uncle: Trump's Anti-Immigrant Comments Demonize Asylum Seekers & Stir Racist Hatred
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-09
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…

AIPAC Targets Bernie Sanders in Facebook Ads Focused on Key Democratic Primary States
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-09
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.

'Best $3bn investment we make': Biden quip about US-Israel ties sets Twitter on edge
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-09
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. | …

UNICEF: Don't plug into Israel's war crimes
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-08
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) …

Battle of Dignity 2 Begins: Statement by the PFLP in the Occupation Prisons
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-08
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…

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

Minnesotans show solidarity with Gaza during Final Four tournament
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-07
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…

Donald Trump, Not Ilhan Omar, Accused American Jews of Dual Loyalty
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-07
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…

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

University of Cape Town Votes to Condemn Israel's Violations of Palestinian Human Rights, Reserves Right to "Disassociate" Itself From Academic Institutions Enabling Violations
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 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: 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…

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 …

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.

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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