2019-04-18: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-18). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. commondreams.org Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu_0.jpeg

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-18). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. dissidentvoice.org So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don't let such references as the "tight race" between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and …

Staff (2019-04-18). Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes. truthout.org As unarmed Palestinians continued to be " gunned down like birds on their own land," in the words of human rights lawyer Noura Erakat, news of an avian rescue set Israeli and international media aflutter. "Sick Gaza parrot saved by Israeli animal rights group," as the Times of Israel's headline proclaimed. | The story of Koki the African Grey, who was operated on by an Israeli bird specialist after accidentally ingesting bleach, was even p…

South Front (2019-04-18). Video: Israel's Magic Lamp: Iron Dome Missile Defense. globalresearch.ca Since its inception, Israel has faced difficult political and military challenges. It defines the operational space in which IDF exists, the nature of development of its armed forces, and of individual weapons systems it uses. | The key objective and permanent …

Gideon Polya (2019-04-18). Pro-Apartheid Israel Australian Labor Party Scraps Outstanding Anti-Israel Apartheid Candidate, Melissa Parke. globalresearch.ca Decent Australians want the Labor Party to win in the forthcoming Australian elections for the sake of the young, poor, disabled, sick, elderly, unemployed, Indigenous and the environment. However the right wing-dominated Labor Opposition is merely better than the appalling …

Eliza Egret (2019-04-18). Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid'. thecanary.co Thursday 18 April is sports giant Puma's annual general meeting. But while the company's directors and investors celebrate annual growth, a Twitter-storm is taking … | Read more Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid' | By Eliza Egret

Staff (2019-04-18). The Horrors of Israeli Occupation Have Been Laid Bare. truthdig.com Christians and Jews look to the Holy Land as they observe Easter and Passover. Events in the region, though, are no cause for celebration.

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-18). Death of Free Speech: Criticizing Israel Will Land You in Prison. globalresearch.ca Soon, this blog will be illegal. | No, I'm not selling drugs or peddling child pornography. I write about America's wars and the primary objective of those illegal and immoral wars—to make Israel the hegemon of the Middle East along with …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-17). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. mintpressnews.com Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-04-17). The Israeli "Deal of the Century" Won't Go Through: Extremism Dominates the Knesset, Splits within the Palestinian Leadership. globalresearch.ca For over a year now, the Israeli "Deal of the Century" for Palestine has been endorsed by the US establishment and is now echoing to the four corners of the world. The two novices in foreign policy, US President Donald …

Miko Peled (2019-04-17). Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel's "National No Opposition" Government. mintpressnews.com The reasoning for creating a "National Unity" government is always the same: the nation is facing challenging times that demand we cast our differences aside and work together for the good of the people. Then all the prime minister has to do is create cabinet positions for everyone involved.

Bryan Wall (2019-04-17). Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel. thecanary.co Students at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have voted in favour of boycotting Israel. They voted by 1,400 votes to 300 to align … | Read more Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel | By Bryan Wall

patrick (2019-04-17). AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes. bdsmovement.net AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes: UpdateThe campaign against AXA's problematic investments continues, as AXA remains linked to Elbit Systems through an affiliate, and AXA maintains investments in five Israeli banks. | Economic BoycottApril 17, 2019 | By: | | SumOfUs

Democracy Now! (2019-04-16). Denied Entry to U.S., BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Condemns McCarthyite Repression in U.S. & Israel. democracynow.org Critics are demanding answers after the Trump administration refused to allow prominent Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti to enter the United States for a speaking tour, despite his valid U.S. visa. Barghouti is co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, an international campaign to pressure Israel to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. When he arrived at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on April 10, Barghouti was told the United States was denying him entry. He was not given an explanation. Barghouti and his supporters say the move was motivat…

ACLU (2019-04-16). Arizona Lawmakers Running Scared After Anti-Boycott Law Ruled Unconstitutional. aclu.org If legislators know these laws violate the First Amendment, they should repeal them, not pass half-measures designed to thwart judicial review | Last year, an Arizona federal court blocked the state from enforcing its anti-boycott law, ruling that the law — which requires government contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel or Israeli settlements in the West Bank — violates the First Amendment. In response, the state appealed the court's decision and…

Ira Glunts (2019-04-16). Why Is This Seder Different From All Other Seders? dissidentvoice.org The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to …

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-16). Annexation may provide the Key to Unlocking Netanyahu's Legal Troubles. dissidentvoice.org After winning the Israeli election with a slim majority, in a campaign that grew more sordid and vilifying by the day, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to begin his fifth term as Israeli prime minister. The culmination of his dirty tricks campaign was an election-day stunt in which his Likud party broke regulations — and possibly …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-15). Headlines for April 15, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Slam Trump Threat to "Release" Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities, Rep. Ilhan Omar Sees Spike in Death Threats After Trump 9/11 Attack, NYC: Yemeni Bodegas Boycott NY Post over Cover Attacking Rep. Omar, ICC Will Not Investigate U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan, Sudan: Military Leadership Challenged by Ongoing Protests, Algeria: Protesters Call for Removal of Ruling Elite After Fall of Bouteflika, Libya: U.N. Warns of Mounting Casualties as Fighting Escalates, Gaza: Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill Palestinian Teen, Pakistan: Minority Hazara Protest After Suicide Bomb Kills 24, South Korea Lifts 66-Year-Old Abor…

Staff (2019-04-14). UK Labour Party's "Witch Hunt" Victimizes Jewish Black Party Activist. therealnews.com Jackie Walker's surreptitiously taped words taken out of context led to a 2016 suspension; now she has been expelled. We discuss the case with Jackie Walker herself…

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.

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,"

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."

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

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 …

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…

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)

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

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