2019-05-05: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-05-05). Israel Will Continue Massive Attack On Gaza: Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Sunday that he has instructed his country's armed forces to continue their massive attack on the Gaza Strip, Arutz Sheva reported. | RELATED: | Gaza-Israel Hostilities Flare with Rocket Attacks, Air Strikes | "I instructed the IDF to continue the massive attacks against the terrorist elements and the large number of armored, artillery and infantry forces around the Strip," Netanyahu said. "Hamas bears responsibility for its ac…

UUSF Sunday morning Forum (2019-05-05). Why criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | MLK Room…

James Wright (2019-05-04). That's it. Corbyn is done with antisemitism smears and the 'stress' they're causing Jewish people. thecanary.co It looks like Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has had enough of the "mischievous" antisemitism smears against him and the "stress" they are causing Jewish people."Unfounded allegations": Corbyn made the remarks in a letter to the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews on 2 May. The right-wing media have again been accusing Corbyn of antisemitism. This time, over a foreword he wrote for the 2011 edition of John…

Staff (2019-05-04). Under Heavy Rocket Fire, Israeli Reprisals Kill 3. truthdig.com GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a monthlong lull between the bitter enemies. Three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, were killed, while three Israelis, including an 80-year-old woman, were wounded by rocket fire. | The fighting came as leaders from Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, and the smaller armed faction Islamic Jihad, were in Cairo for talks with Egyptian mediators aimed at preventing a fraying c…

teleSUR (2019-05-04). Gaza-Israel Hostilities Flare with Rocket Attacks, Air Strikes. telesurenglish.net A wave of Israeli air strikes killed one Palestinian in Gaza Strip Saturday. Imad Nseir, 22, was killed in Beit Hanoun after Israeli planes targeted multiple areas of the enclave. | The attacks came just hours after Isreali security forces killed at least two Palestinians and injured another 51 during Friday's weekly Great March of Return protests, medics and security sources there said. ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚ÄãAnother two Palestinians were killed in an air raid on the central Gaza Strip Friday. | RELATED: …

United Nations (2019-05-04). 'Grave consequences' await if new deadly escalation of violence in Gaza continues – top UN official. un.org The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is "deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life". According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fired on Saturday from the Occupied Palestinian Territory towards Israel, and various Israeli airstrikes and tank fire were carried out in retaliation.

Jonathan Turley (2019-05-04). Israeli Ambassador Calls for the Criminalization of Antisemitic Speech. globalresearch.ca In the aftermath of another tragic shooting at another synagogue, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon has again called for the criminalization of antisemitic speech. | I have previously written about such international efforts to criminalize speech, including …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-03). Mass. Judge Refuses to Halt Pro-Palestinian Event at UMass Featuring Roger Waters & Linda Sarsour. democracynow.org "Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights." That's the title of an event set to take place Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After three anonymous UMass students filed a lawsuit to stop the event, a judge ruled Thursday the event can proceed, saying, "There's nothing that comes even close to a threat of harm or incitement to violence or lawlessness." We get an update from Sut Jhally, event organizer and professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, and Rachel Weber, attorney and member Jewish Voice for Peace, Western Massachusetts chapt…

Middle East Eye (2019-05-03). Jewish-American Activists Beaten and Detained by Israeli Soldiers in West Bank. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Several Jewish-American activists were beaten and forcefully detained by the Israeli army alongside Palestinian and Israeli activists on Friday morning while working to repair a road linking Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills. Those forced to the ground and dragged into military vehicles included several who appeared to be rabbis, and several elderly members …

People's World (2019-05-03). Jewish and Arab Israelis stand together for peace. peoplesworld.org Alon-Lee Green, is co-founder and national director of Standing Together, a grassroots movement uniting Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel. Standing Together is "guided by the principles of peace, equality, and social justice" and recognizes "the interconnections of the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories, the growing social and economic disparities within Israeli society, and the …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-03). Roger Waters on Palestine: "You Have to Stand Up for People's Human Rights All Over the World" democracynow.org After a judge ruled a panel can move forward Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on "Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights," we speak with one of the event's scheduled participants: Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. He says he welcomes the lawsuit that challenged the event, because "what it does is it serves to shine a light on the predicament of the Palestinian people."

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-03). Are the US and Israel Preparing for War in the Middle East? Lebanon is Next? globalresearch.ca Despite the lack of visible preparation for war, the Lebanese authorities consider it important to take all necessary precautions for a possible Israeli attack on Lebanon. Israel is not alone; this time its forces enjoy unlimited military support from the …

Alan Macleod (2019-05-02). MintCast Interviews Lisa Pease: Why Revisiting the RFK Assassination is Crucial to Palestinian Rights and BDS Today. mintpressnews.com MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb spoke to Lisa Pease, author of A Lie Too Big To Fail, about the compelling evidence of Sirhan Sirhan's innocence in the Robert F. Kennedy assassination and its implications for Palestinian rights.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-02). France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com In the face of the US backing of Israel, EU foreign policy is inconsistent, weak and, ultimately, a failure. Alas, the idea which gained momentum during the early months of Trump's presidency that the EU can develop a truly independent foreign policy position on Israel and Palestine has proven wrong.

Miko Peled (2019-05-02). What Strikes Bernie Sanders as "Extremely Unfair" Is a Catastrophe for Millions of Palestinians. mintpressnews.com There will be hope when politicians like Bernie Sanders will have the courage to call the ethnic cleansing, genocide and apartheid — all crimes that Israel perpetrated and continues to perpetuate to this day — by their real name and not describe them as merely "extremely unfair."

Robert Mackey (2019-05-01). New House Bill Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children. theintercept.com Rep. Betty McCollum's bill seeks to ban Israel from using U.S. funds to detain, interrogate, or torture Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank.

Staff (2019-05-01). Gaza's Economic Crisis Sends Territory Into Poverty and Chaos. therealnews.com Dr. Omar Shaban discusses the World Bank report on the shrinking Gaza economy and how Israeli sanctions and restrictions have destroyed a once thriving economy…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Former DHS Analyst: Trump Administration Not Taking White Nationalist Threat Seriously Enough. democracynow.org Funeral services were held Monday in San Diego, California, for Lori Kaye, a 60-year-old Jewish congregant who was shot dead Saturday in the latest attack by a white supremacist on a house of worship. To talk about the rise of white supremacist violence and the Trump administration's response, we speak to Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2009, Johnson authored a report warning about the increasing dangers of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, sparking a political firestorm in the process. Under pressure from Republican lawmakers and popular tal…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Angela Davis: I Would Like to Accept Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Award After BDS Controversy. democracynow.org In February, Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award in January, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award. While Angela Davis…

SAMIR (2019-04-26). Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw. bdsmovement.net Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw: PACBI StatementCancelling performance in apartheid Tel Aviv would be a meaningful expression of solidarity for the band, who are on record supporting Palestinian rights. | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019April 26, 2019…

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

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)

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