2019-05-14: News Headlines

Elson Concepción Pérez (2019-05-14). Trump Intent on Erasing Palestine. globalresearch.ca U.S. President Donald Trump has come up with what he calls the "Deal of the Century," the sole purpose of which is to finally remove Palestine from the world stage and put an end to the existence of the state….

teleSUR (2019-05-14). Madonna Refuses BDS Boycott Eurovision in Israel. telesurenglish.net The Pop superstar Madonna told Reuters on Tuesday that she plans to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, despite pressure from pro-Palestinian activist groups like the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). | RELATED: | Palestinian Artists Urge Eurovision Singers to Boycott Israel | In her first comment on her decision to sing at the event, Madonna said she was a supporter of all human rights. | "I'll never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda…

Prof. Tim Anderson (2019-05-14). Tel Aviv Is Afraid of "The Axis of Resistance" globalresearch.ca The Australian political economist and author Professor, Tim Anderson, has emphasized that the Zionist entity is afraid of the unrelenting Palestinian resistance, of Syria's looming victory and of an enhanced Axis of Resistance facing the occupied parts of Lebanon …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-14). Israel's Common Denominator: Why Israel Will Continue to Bomb Gaza. dissidentvoice.org On May 4, Israel launched a series of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, prompting a response from various resistance groups. At least 25 Palestinians were killed and nearly 200 people wounded in the Israeli attacks. Four Israelis were also killed by Palestinian rockets. The clashes were instigated by Israel, when the Israeli military …

Philip Giraldi (2019-05-14). The Deal of the Century: Trump Team and Netanyahu Conspire to Sell out the Palestinians. globalresearch.ca In the aftermaths of both the First and Second World Wars national borders were readjusted to suit the victors and entirely new countries were created from the ruins of the empires that had collapsed as a result of the conflict. …

Gush Shalom (2019-05-14). We Take to the Streets of Tel Aviv to Demand an End to the Siege on Gaza. globalresearch.ca Today Tuesday, 14 May, marking one year after 64 protestors were shot dead during the Great March of Return Protests in Gaza, we will take to the streets to demand an end to the siege on Gaza and a better …

Staff (2019-05-14). Trump's Election Has Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction. truthdig.com JERUSALEM — Israel's government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. | Both supporters and detractors of the settlement movement have previously referred to a "Trump effect," claiming the president's friendlier approach to the settlements is leading to additional West Bank construction. | While the new Israeli figures obtained in a freedom of information request do not prove a direct connection, they indicate this process may already be underway, showing a 39% increase in 2017 spen…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2019. democracynow.org NYT: Pentagon Readies Plan to Deploy 120,000 Troops as U.S.-Iran Tensions Mount, Trump and Far-Right Hungarian PM Orbán Celebrate "Similar Approaches" at WH Meeting, U.S.-China Trade War Ramps Up as China Retaliates with Raised Tariffs, Philippines Midterms Bolster Authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte, Sudan: At Least 6 Protesters Killed in Clashes with Security Forces, Sri Lanka: Mounting Anti-Muslim Violence Leads to Curfew, Social Media Ban, SCOTUS Rules Users Can Sue Apple For Allegedly Monopolizing Apps Market, Reports: Israeli Security Firm NSO Group Hacked Whatsapp, AG Barr Assigns Federal Prosecutor to…

Bryan Wall (2019-05-14). Thousands of activists call on Ireland's Eurovision entry to cancel her performance. thecanary.co Activists have delivered a petition to Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest entry calling on her to pull out of the event. | Sarah McTernan is due to perform in the semi-final of the competition in Tel Aviv on 16 May. The petition asks

United Nations (2019-05-13). Gaza blockade causes 'near ten-fold increase' in food dependency, says UN agency. un.org At a time when Muslims globally are observing the holy month of Ramadan, more than half the population in Gaza depends on the international community for food aid, the director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Monday, citing a "near ten-fold increase" in need.

Fréa Lockley (2019-05-13). Madonna's own song just got turned into a call to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel. thecanary.co Pressure is rising for Madonna to cancel her scheduled appearance at the Eurovision song contest final in Israel on 18 May. And now, activists have turned one of her most iconic songs into a powerful call to support Palestinian people and boycott the competition. | "Ma…

teleSUR (2019-05-13). Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Back Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump Attack. telesurenglish.net Many progressives and activists like congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Shaun King, etc., came forward in defense of congresswoman Rashida Tlaib after she was attacked by the United States President Donald Trump for her comments on Holocaust. | RELATED: | 'Hands off Ilhan': Black Women in Solidarity with Ilhan Omar | Tlaib, in an interview on Yahoo News's "Skullduggery" podcast Saturday said her ancestors, Palestinians, had to suffer to create a safe haven for the Jewish people. | "There's,…

teleSUR (2019-05-13). Palestinian Activist Hanan Ashrawi Denied US Visa First Time. telesurenglish.net Veteran Palestinian activist, negotiator, and academic Hanan Ashrawi, 72, said on Monday she had been denied a United States (U.S.) travel visa for the first time, and viewed it as retaliation for her criticism of the Trump administration and Israel. | RELATED: | 'Far From Deterred' Says BDS Co-Founder After Denied US Entry | "It is official! My U.S. visa application has been rejected. No reason was given," Ashrawi tweeted, adding t…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-13). Israel's Common Denominator: Why Israel Will Continue to Bomb Gaza. mintpressnews.com The latest attack on Gaza was meant to serve the interests of all of Netanyahu's possible coalition partners and in order for Netanyahu to keep his partners happy, he needs to persistently keep pounding the enclave.

United Nations (2019-05-13). Monday's Daily Brief: #ClimateAction for the Pacific, Gaza blockade, attack in Burkina Faso. un.org This Monday, top stories are: Gaza's aid dependency due to the ongoing blockade; a special focus on climate change and its impact on islands and people of the Pacific; UN condemnation after a deadly attack in Burkina Faso.

RT (2019-05-13). Trump slams Rashida Tlaib for 'tremendous hatred of Israel' after controversial Holocaust comment. rt.com US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, accusing her of "tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people" after she made controversial comments about the Holocaust.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-13). With the US-Iran War Ball Now Rolling, Could an "Accident" or "False Flag" Serve as Pretext? mintpressnews.com Certain forces in the U.S. and Israel have been actively pushing for war with Iran for years and have a track record that demonstrates little inhibition about using an "accident" to start it.

susan_p (2019-05-10). Nakba 2019: Eurovision fails to hide suffering of Palestinians. greenleft.org.au The annual commemoration of al Nakba on May 15 — the 1947 catastrophe when 750,000 Palestinians were evicted from their homes and thousands of Palestinian villages wiped off the map — coincides this year with the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. | Ramadan has also begun, and Israeli crackdowns during Ramadan and around al Nakba commemorations are a given. What is different this year is the viciousness of the attacks and Israel's determination that its Eurovision PR showcase will proceed, uninterrupted by questions about its human rights record. | As Palestine…

Miko Peled (2019-05-10). Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine" mintpressnews.com The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, yet Israel and its allies around the world celebrate "Israeli independence."

Ahmed Abu Artema (2019-05-10). In Gaza, the Bombs Have Stopped, but Our Suffering Continues. thenation.com In Gaza, the Bombs Have Stopped, but Our Suffering Continues…

Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman (2019-05-10). "Now I Can No Longer Call Myself a Zionist . . ." progressive.org A new book explores the nuances behind the opposition to Zionism and effectively dispels the myth that Jewish people who criticize Israel are "self-hating Jews."

Alan MacLeod (2019-05-10). 'A Nice Guy, Everybody Loved Him' – With San Diego synagogue shooter, media once again normalize white male violence. fair.org After opening fire at worshipers celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover at the Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, 19-year-old John T. Earnest was arrested. Earnest killed one woman and injured three other worshippers before his semi-automatic weapon jammed and he fled the scene, calling 911 himself to report the shooting. The shooter published …

Sara Flounders (2019-05-10). Golan is Syria! workers.org A demonstration in front of the Israeli Mission in New York City denounced Trump's recognition of Israel's 52-year illegal annexation and occupation of Golan, a province of Syria. The protest was held May 6 — Martyrs' Day in Syria and Lebanon, and for over 100 years a commemoration of continuing . . . | Continue reading Golan is Syria! at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-05-09). Jacksonville celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — About 35 people gathered on May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day in Jacksonville. The rally was held in front of the Duval County Courthouse. Members of several local trade unions were present, including Letter Carriers, Teamsters, SEIU, Teachers, and IATSE. Other local activist groups included the Community Action Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Progressive Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Network, the Northside Coalition, and the local Democratic Black Caucus. | The rally was united under the theme of building alliances between different groups and organizations. A…

Staff (2019-05-09). Trump and Kushner Middle East Peace Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Further Occupation. therealnews.com Phyllis Bennis discusses the recent Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the real nature of Kushner's supposed "deal of the century"

ACLU (2019-05-09). Congress, Laws Suppressing Boycotts of Israel Are Unconstitutional. Sincerely, Three Federal Courts. aclu.org Congress has a constitutional duty to protect the rights of the American people, including the First Amendment right to participate in boycotts. | Congress just got yet another reminder that the First Amendment right to political boycotts is alive and well in the United States, and any legislative attempt to infringe on that right puts them squarely against the Constitution. | Last week a federal district court in Texas blocked as unconstitutional a state law that required government contractors to certify that they d…

United Nations (2019-05-08). Wednesday's Daily Brief: updates from the Near East and Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, World War remembrance. un.org On Wednesday, we cover: chronic hunger in the Middle East; the toll of war on Gazans; the one-year-long detention of an academic in Iran; Syrian health facilities under attack; Ebola casualties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hitting the 1,000 mark; and a two-day remembrance effort for those who died during the Second World War.

stuart_m (2019-05-08). Fans stay away from Eurovision in Tel Aviv. greenleft.org.au An Israeli government-backed propaganda initiative is attempting to rig another online poll about whether there should be a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv later this month. | This desperate effort to manipulate public opinion comes as Israeli organisers are struggling to unload thousands of unsold tickets to the event. | The Irish publication thejournal.ie put up a poll asking readers whether they support the boycott. | On April 30, t…

PACBI (2019-05-08). Pledge to #deactivateAirbnb on May 15, Nakba Day. bdsmovement.net Pledge to #deactivateAirbnb on May 15, Nakba Day: Action AlertAfter initially committing to stop listing rentals in Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, Airbnb did a complete reversal, and will now continue to allow rentals on stolen Palestinian land. | Economic BoycottMay 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

unitedEditor (2019-05-06). Israeli offensive, North Korean missiles, Venezuela, Assange. uwidata.com Israel offensive On May 4, the Israel Defense Forces announced an air strike on dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip. The office of the Turkish news agency Anadolu in the Gaza Strip was hit in the course of the offensive. Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu called the incident an example of aggression on the Israeli side, and …

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

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