2019-04-12: News Headlines

Susan Abulhawa (2019-04-12). How the Left Also Dehumanises Palestinians in Gaza. commondreams.org Palestinian demonstrators take cover while Israeli soldiers are seen on their military vehicle during a protest in the southern Gaza Strip on December 21, 2018 (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza_7.jpeg

teleSUR (2019-04-12). US's Pompeo Visits Latam, Increases Pressure Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Friday in Santiago to meet Chile's President Sebastian Piñera and Foreign Affairs Minister Roberto Ampuero. | RELATED: | Mike Pompeo Plans Anti-Venezuela Tour in Latin America | Although th…

Robert Fisk (2019-04-12). What Ivanka Told Us About Trump's Meeting With el-Sisi. counterpunch.org Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president and wife of Middle East "expert" Jared Kushner — he who has supposedly produced a Middle East "peace plan" to be revealed after Benjamin Netanyahu wins the Israeli elections — has just given her support to a regime which has locked up women political prisoners, "disappeared" others, and whose army forcibly carried out virginity tests More

Yoav Litvin (2019-04-12). To Be or Not to be a Zionist? counterpunch.org Jewish American progressives are falling for the oldest trick in the Zionist playbook: the conflation of Zionism with Judaism. The ultimate victims of this propaganda ploy are always Palestinians. Sheldon's Party Last Sunday, Sheldon Adelson's Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) welcomed President of the United States, serial sexual harasser and inspiration to murderous white supremacists worldwide — More

Frida Berrigan (2019-04-12). Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life…and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way. counterpunch.org I want to offer you something different than the barrage of facts and figures around nuclear weapons. But let's establish the basics. There are nine countries that possess them: France, China, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea and — of course — Russia and the United States. Together these nine countries possess a total More

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe. democracynow.org On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Trump Radically Interfered with Israel's Election to Help Re-elect Netanyahu. democracynow.org Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is headed to a record fifth term in office after narrowing defeating former military chief Benny Gantz. In a discussion with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky talks about how President Trump directly interfered with the Israel election by repeatedly helping Netanyahu, from moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem to recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in defiance of international law.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-12). The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners. counterpunch.org 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 More

Yves Engler (2019-04-12). CIJA: Zionist Lobbying and Hate Crimes. dissidentvoice.org 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 killings in Christchurch the Toronto Star published letters by the heads of CIJA and Toronto's …

commondreams (2019-04-12). Trump Administration Denies Prominent Palestinian Human Rights Advocate Entrance. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Yousef Jabareen (2019-04-12). With the Israeli Election, the Plight of Palestinians Has Gotten Even Worse. thenation.com With the Israeli Election, the Plight of Palestinians Has Gotten Even Worse…

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-12). "Putinyahu's Rusrael": The Putin-Netanyahu Relationship, A Deep Personal Bond? globalresearch.ca President Putin and "Israeli" Prime Minister Netanyahu are brothers-in-arms after the former helped the latter win his historic reelection with a last-minute photo-op stunt that ultimately proved pivotal to his victory, and with Russia and "Israel" now proceeding along the …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-12). THE ANGRY ARAB: How Arabs Watch Israeli Elections. consortiumnews.com The view is no different from how South African blacks regarded elections of whites in apartheid South Africa, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Israeli elections are treated by U.S. media as an American affair. It… Read more →

Saree Makdisi (2019-04-12). Benjamin Netanyahu's Reelection Underlines Israel's Apartheid Reality. commondreams.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, greets supporters at the Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night early on April 10. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu.jpeg

Palestine Justice Coalition (2019-04-12). What is Justice for Palestine Today. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street | Santa Cruz, CA…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-04-12). In Display of 'Outrageous, McCarthyite Repression,' U.S. Bars BDS Leader Barred From Entering Country. commondreams.org Civil liberties advocates and press freedom groups were appalled at news that the Donald Trump administration announced that Omar Barghouti—a Palestinian activist at the forefront of efforts to use nonviolent tactics to end the Israeli occupation—was barred from entering the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/palestine.bds__0.jpg

WSWS (2019-04-12). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Gold miners in South Africa voted to continue strike action against Sibanye Stillwater, while Greek teachers planned a 24-hour walkout and Israeli firefighters say they will strike over working conditions.

susan_p (2019-04-12). An invigorating visit to the Palestine Underground. greenleft.org.au Palestine Underground | Directed by Jessica Kelly
| 2018 | The documentary Palestine Underground follows a group of artists who are challenging divisions between Palestinians living in the West Bank and those in Israel through the dance floor. | Hip hop, techno, trap and traditional music nurture new and known cultural impulses among Palestinians on either side of Israel's West Bank wall, ushering in a new era of resistance. | "We are the third generation of The Catastrophe [as Palestinians call the ethnic cleansing that came with Israel's founding in 1948] and we don't want to victimise ourselves anymore,"

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-04-12). Threatening 'Swift' Retaliation if US, Israel, or Allies Probed, Trump Celebrates ICC's Rejected War Crimes Probe as 'Major International Victory'. commondreams.org Victims' advocates called the court's decision "a grave disappointment for survivors of war-on-terror era torture who have waited nearly two decades for justice" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-icc-rejection-probe-war-crimes-threatens.jpg

STAFF (2019-04-11). Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (2/2). therealnews.com 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…

STAFF (2019-04-11). Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (1/2). therealnews.com 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…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-11). The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Jacob Bacharach (2019-04-11). Bernie Has to Do Better Than This. truthdig.com 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, Iowa, 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. | T…

Esty Dinur (2019-04-11). Ahmed Abu Artema on the Palestinian Great March of Return. progressive.org "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."

teleSUR (2019-04-11). Israel Fails With Moon Landing. telesurenglish.net The SpaceIL craft "definitely crashed on the surface of the moon," according to Doron Opher, general manager of the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries. | RELATED: | Astrophysics Breakthrough: First Photo of Black Hole Released | The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet reached the moon on Thursday but it's planned controlled or "soft" landing was unsuccessful, the support team said. | The spacecraft had a number of technical problems during its final descent to the lunar surf…

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-11). Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

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

Democracy Now! (2019-04-11). Headlines for April 11, 2019. democracynow.org British Police Arrest WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, Sudan: Military Overthrows Pres. al-Bashir After Months of Protests, Dems Demand Evidence After AG Barr Tells Senators FBI Spied on Trump Campaign, ICE Acting Dir. Leaves Post in Ongoing Purge of Immigration Officials, Politico: Trump Considering Ex-Head of Hate Group for DHS Role, Dems Introduce Bill to Reverse Trump's Muslim & Anti-Refugee Bans, Israel: Netanyahu Declares Victory as Gov't Moves Further to Right, India: Elections Kick Off as Hindu Nationalist PM Modi Seeks 2nd Term, EU Leaders Extend Brexit Deadline to Oct. 31, Louisiana: Suspect Arrested o…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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.

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