2019-05-06: Social Media Postees

Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion
wsws.org | 2019-05-06
Less than a month after his far-right bloc's victory in last month's elections, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu authorised an aerial assault on Gaza, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend.

The Occupation is a Crime of Aggression: Gazans React After 25 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Die
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-06
Leaders in Israel and Gaza have reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement after an intense three days of fighting left 25 Palestinians and four Israelis dead. Palestinian authorities said the dead in Gaza included two pregnant women, a 14-month-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. The latest round of violence began on Friday. According to the Washington Post, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return which began 13 months ago. Palestinians then reportedly shot and wounded two Israeli soldiers near the border. In response, Israel carried out an airstrike on a ref…

The Palestinian Authority is No Longer Crying Wolf Over its Imminent Collapse
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-06
We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the Palestinian Authority is not crying wolf as it warns of imminent collapse. The crisis is entirely of Israel and Washington's making. Keen to pander to hawkish public opinion in the run-up to last month's election, Israel's Prime …

Critics Condemn 'Double Dehumanization' of Palestinians by Corporate Media as Headlines Focus on Israeli Casualties
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
Human rights advocates and progressives in Congress on Monday slammed the corporate media for perpetuating anti-Palestinian sentiments in their reporting on the violence in Gaza and Israel over the weekend—barely mentioning Palestinians who were killed by Israeli missiles and providing no context for how the violence began. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-05-06_at_10.51.33_am.jpg

Trump aide sparks fury for tweeting 4yo video from Ukraine & presenting it as –°URRENT Hamas strikes
rt.com | 2019-05-06
Donald Trump's senior campaign adviser has been slammed for spreading "misinformation" online, after posting a four-year-old video of military action in Ukraine and claiming it was evidence of Hamas rocket launches against Israel. | …

Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
U.S. congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted Sunday about the latest episode of violence in Gaza that resulted in several people killed, including many children. | RELATED: | Ceasefire Reached Between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel |…

1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | RELATED: | Honduran Police Clashes with Protesters over Health and Education | The main mission of the troops is to train…

Israel's Terrorists: The White Helmets Receive an Award
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Increasingly, groups and even foreign governments have pandered to Israel and its supporters in the United States because they have come to understand that success in dealing with Washington can be dependent on Jewish support. | Last week, Raed Saleh, …

Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza
Norman Finkelstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …

Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …

Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously: UN chief condemns in strongest terms
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-05
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with "deep concern" the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint. Over the weekend, hundreds of rockets were launched from the Occupied Palestinian Territory into southern Israel, and Israel retaliated with hundreds of airstrikes and tank fire.

Right-Wing Israeli Author Writes "The Virtue of Nationalism" — and Accidentally Exposes Its Pitfalls
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-05-05
Over the past decade, far-right nationalist movements have swept into power across the world, from the United States to India, from Brazil to Europe. Every movement needs its texts. Today, the nationalists seem to have found one: "The Virtue of Nationalism," by the conservative Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony. Among other plaudits, the book was recently awarded " Conservative Book of the Year" by an influential conservative campus organization. If nothing else, the award is an indicator of where conservative thought is headed.

Ceasefire Reached Between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-05
After two days of on-going bombings of Gaza, Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement to halt the cross-border confrontation, according to Hamas TV and Palestinian media. | RELATED: | International Community Condemns 'Israeli Terrorism' in Gaza as Death Toll Reaches 18 | The ceasefire is expected to go into effect at 4: 30 am on Monday (01: 30 GMT), according to the Times of Israel, which noted there had been no rockets for two hours before the ann…

'Grave consequences' await if new deadly escalation of violence in Gaza continues – top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-04
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 were carried out in retaliation.

That's it. Corbyn is done with antisemitism smears and the 'stress' they're causing Jewish people
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-05-04
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…

Roger Waters on Palestine: "You Have to Stand Up for People's Human Rights All Over the World"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-03
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."

Mass. Judge Refuses to Halt Pro-Palestinian Event at UMass Featuring Roger Waters & Linda Sarsour
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-03
"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…

France and the EU: Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-02
A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy. The EU is simply gutless when it comes to confronting Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine. Ambassador Gerard Araud was, of course, right when he told …

What Strikes Bernie Sanders as "Extremely Unfair" Is a Catastrophe for Millions of Palestinians
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-02
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."

Gaza's Economic Crisis Sends Territory Into Poverty and Chaos
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-01
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…

New House Bill Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-05-01
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.

Angela Davis: I Would Like to Accept Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Award After BDS Controversy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
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…

Former DHS Analyst: Trump Administration Not Taking White Nationalist Threat Seriously Enough
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
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…

Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-26
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…

AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-17
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 …

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