2019-08-06: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-08-06). Republican Supporters Use AOC Cutout for Groping Practice. telesurenglish.net United States Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) slammed supporters of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell who were seen kissing, groping, and chocking a cardboard cutout of her. | RELATED: | AOC: Criticizing Israel Isn't Anti-Semitism, It's About Rights | "Hey Senate Majority Leader—these young men look like they work for you," AOC wrote on Twitter after a photo of a group of young men wearing "Team Mitch" t-shirt with her cutout went viral on social media. | The c…

Philip Giraldi (2019-08-06). 2020 Presidential Elections: Feeding the Israel Lobby. globalresearch.ca If you have been wondering when the twenty Democratic aspirants for the presidency will begin a serious discussion of American foreign policy in the Middle East, where Washington has been bogged down in both current and impending wars, you are …

Jeff Halper (2019-08-06). The Meaning of Israel's Massive Housing Demolitions in East Jerusalem. thenation.com The Meaning of Israel's Massive Housing Demolitions in East Jerusalem…

Peter Bolton (2019-08-06). Watch Jewish scholar Norman Finkelstein take down the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co The Canary has been consistently exposing the shameless use of antisemitism as a political football to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. In recent weeks, for example, ex-MP Clare Short and Jewish-Canadian psychol…

teleSUR (2019-08-06). Israeli Minister To be Indicted for Shielding Pedophile Teacher. telesurenglish.net Police in Israel recommended Tuesday indictment of the deputy health minister on suspicion he tried to bolster the case of a former Australian school principal pleading mental illness as an argument against extradition to face child molestation charges. | RELATED: | Israeli Far-right Ministers Attend Event Honoring Rabbi Who Praised Palestinian Massacre | Yaakov Litzman, who is also chair of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ), is suspected of obstruc…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-08-06). From 2006 to 2019: After Failures in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen, War Is No Longer an Option for Israel. globalresearch.ca During the summer war of 2006, Israel managed to destroy a large number of Hezbollah's rocket and missile stocks. Most Hezbollah missile units were destroyed and, in the suburb of the capital Beirut, over 250 buildings (mainly but not exclusively …

Leon Kunstenaar (2019-08-06). Code Pink Action On The Sausalito Ferry. indybay.org

WSWS (2019-08-06). Labour-controlled Tower Hamlets council refused to host Palestinian charity event, citing "anti-Semitism" fears. wsws.org The decision is a blatant attack on free speech and confirms that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism provides a mechanism for censoring, silencing and even criminalising individuals and organisations that oppose Israel's brutal suppression of the Palestinians, while slandering the entire left as "anti-Semitic."

Conn Hallinan (2019-08-05). Rivers of Dust: Water and the Middle East. counterpunch.org Syria and Iraq are at odds with Turkey over the Tigris-Euphrates. Egypt's relations with Sudan and Ethiopia over the Nile are tense. Jordan and the Palestinians accuse Israel of plundering river water to irrigate the Negev Desert and hogging most of the three aquifers that underlie the occupied West Bank. More

Robert Fisk (2019-08-05). Lies and buffoonery: How Boris Johnson's fantasy world casts dark shadows in the Middle East. counterpunch.org I've worked out that in the past week, I've been told to wait "only five minutes" at least four times. In the Arab world, any interview that is delayed will always be accompanied by the assurance that I will only have to wait for five minutes. Or I will be called back on the phone More

Cassie Miller and Hatewatch Staff (2019-08-05). El Paso Massacre Galvanizes Accelerationists. splcenter.org The domestic terror incident this past weekend in El Paso has energized the growing "accelerationist" bloc of the white power movement, which argues violence is the only way to achieve its goal of creating a white, non-Jewish ethnostate.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-08-05). Jewish Protesters Arrested at LA Office of Private Prison Company That Runs ICE 'Concentration Camps'. commondreams.org Jewish activists were arrested Monday for protesting at the Los Angeles office of the GEO Group, a private prison company that runs federal migrant detention facilities decried by critics as "concentration camps." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/protesters_0.jpg …

Yves Engler (2019-08-03). United Church of Canada should Come Clean on Anti-Palestinian Accord. dissidentvoice.org Toronto church Trinity-St. Paul's shameful suppression of a Palestinian youth cultural event highlights anti-Palestinian rot festering in the United Church of Canada. It ought to also shine a light on a little discussed anti-Palestinian accord UCC leaders signed with Israel lobby groups five decades ago. Under pressure from B'nai B'rith and the Jewish Defence League …

Liberation Staff (2019-08-02). Palestinian refugees in Lebanon struggle for justice. liberationnews.org This guest statement on the Lebanese government's recent restrictions on work permits for Palestinian and Syrian refugees is by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition.

Staff (2019-08-02). Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land. therealnews.com Dimitri Lascaris discusses the decision of a Canadian federal court to ban wine from illegal Israeli colonies to be labelled as "made in Israel." This issue reaches far beyond Canada, as many states debate these issues around the world…

pip.hinman (2019-08-02). Boycott HP products to show solidarity with Palestinians. greenleft.org.au Not many people know about the role of IT giant HP in Israel's grave violations of Palestinian rights and its system of military occupation, racial segregation and oppression. | Just as many companies profited from the South African Apartheid regime, HP is today profiting from Israel's apartheid policies towards Palestinians. It supplies Israel with technology, equipment and information that is used in its ongoing violations of Palestinians' rights. | July marked a year since Israel adopted its Jewish "nation-state" law, giving constitutional status to its apartheid policies towards Palestinian citizens of Israel…

Staff (2019-08-01). UN Report on Child Casualties Blacklists only Muslim Perpetrators. therealnews.com Secretary General Antionio Guterres presented the report on child casualties in war to the Security Council on Friday. Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen are the areas with the highest numbers of child casualties, followed by Palestine. Nearly all the children killed were Muslim…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-08-01). Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda. mintpressnews.com Cotler's campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His "humanitarian" branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel.

Fight Back (2019-08-01). 'Never Again is Now' protest shuts down ICE in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A few hundred protesters blocked off all roads outside of the Whipple Federal Building here at a 'Never Again is Now' protest July 30, shutting down business as usual to demand that the government close the concentration camps at the U.S.-México border. | Hundreds of cars were blocked from leaving the building where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is housed for several hours at the end of the work day. At the end of the action around 30 people were cited and released by Hennepin County cops. | The protest was organized by Jewish community members opposed to the camps at the U…

Miko Peled (2019-07-31). Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel's Left Will Not. mintpressnews.com JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Like a pack of hyenas surrounding a weakened and wounded lion, Israeli politicians are ganging up on an injured, weakened Benjamin Netanyahu. With over ten years in office, Netanyahu is now the longest-reigning prime minister in the history of the State of Israel. Comparisons are being drawn between him and the man who is now second only to Netanyahu, the man considered to be the Founding Father of Israel, Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. | Th…

Whitney Webb (2019-07-30). How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia. mintpressnews.com For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel's more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.

SAMIR (2019-07-30). Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019: PACBI StatementPalestinians call for the boycott of Pop-Kultur Berlin festival, until it ends its partnership with Israel | Cultural BoycottJuly 30, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Aaron Maté (2019-07-29). Progressive Democrats vote against BDS, Palestinian rights. thegrayzone.com House Democrats, including key progressives, have passed a measure condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). Why are Reps….

Amrita SD (2019-07-26). Eyewitness: Israel illegally demolishes homes in Wadi al-Hummus. liberationnews.org Many are worried about the precedent this demolition sets for further violence by the Israeli state against Palestinians.

patrick (2019-07-19). BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott. bdsmovement.net BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott: UpdateIn a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott. | Right To BoycottJuly 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

patrick (2019-07-19). A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15. bdsmovement.net A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

TeleSur English (2019-07-15). UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.

PACBI (2019-07-05). New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes. bdsmovement.net New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes: UpdateGlobal coalition demands AXA divest from companies violating Palestinian rights | Economic Boycott Military EmbargoJuly 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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