2019-08-15: News Headlines

RT (2019-08-16). Democrats accuse Israel of implementing 'Trump's Muslim ban' over Omar-Tlaib block. rt.com Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused Israel of implementing US President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban" by denying her entry, to cheers of Democrats happy to denounce Trump, but raised eyebrows from conservatives and Israelis.

Staff (2019-08-16). Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel. therealnews.com Jim Zogby and Phyllis Bennis discuss the Trump-Netanyahu dynamic, the diminishing power of AIPAC, and the political battle against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib…

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2019-08-15). Jewish Activists and Allies Confront Amazon for Profiting Off ICE Terror. indybay.org More than 1,000 Jewish activists and allies gathered at an Amazon book store in New York City on Sunday to protest the online retail behemoth's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which swept up nearly 700 people last week in what was reportedly one of the agency's largest-ever raids.

Staff (2019-08-15). Israel Issues Unprecedented Ban on Two Congresswomen. truthdig.com JERUSALEM—Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would "show great weakness" to allow them in. | The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting the close American ally appeared to be unprecedented and marked a deep foray by Israel into America's bitterly polarized politics. It is also a sharp escalation of Israel's campaign against the international boycott…

Robert Mackey (2019-08-15). To Appease Trump, Netanyahu Blocks Tlaib and Omar Visit to Israeli-Occupied Palestine. theintercept.com Reports from Israel suggested that the decision was an abrupt reversal, taken only after the American president had pushed the Israeli leader into a corner.

John Nichols (2019-08-15). This Is a New Low. thenation.com This Is a New Low…

commondreams (2019-08-15). Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Banned from Israel. commondreams.org ______________________________…

The Oshman Family JCC (2019-08-15). Theatrical Experience for Teens: 'The Third Wave'. indybay.org Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Room E104 | 3921 Fabian Way | Palo Alto, CA 94306…

Emily Apple (2019-08-15). A 19-year-old explains why she'd rather go to jail than fight in the Israeli army. thecanary.co An Israeli woman has released a video explaining why she's willing to go to prison rather than fight in the army. Maya Bernad-Figenbaum has already spent seven days in a military jail. But she's prepared to go back because: The state actively tries to separate us, [and] does not want connections and linkage between Jewish and Palestinian culture. | Thank you to Israelis of conscience like Maya who would rather serve multiple stints in military jail than be drafted into the Israeli…

commondreams (2019-08-15). Criticism of Israeli Government's Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Megan Giovannetti (2019-08-15). Youth Against Settlements: Fighting the Occupation at the Grassroots Level. progressive.org With thousands of newly approved settlement units on the way, the only organized grassroots group of its kind in Palestine finds creative ways to resist.

True Publica (2019-08-15). The Truth About the UK's Special Relationship with Israel. globalresearch.ca Britain does not have a special relationship with the USA. It is, and has been since the end of the World War, a subservient inferior 'partner' doing what it is told. Britain stands next to the schoolyard thug and tries …

SAMIR (2019-08-15). The BDS movement calls to boycott three anti-Palestinian German clubs. bdsmovement.net The BDS movement calls to boycott three anti-Palestinian German clubs: PACBI StatementConne Island, Golden Pudel and : //about blank are complicit in Israel's oppression of Palestinians | Cultural Boycott Right To BoycottAugust 15, 2019…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-15). 'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib. commondreams.org "It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tlaib_omar_0.jpg

teleSUR (2019-08-14). It's Not Anti-Semitic to Criticize Israel: Bernie Sanders. telesurenglish.net To criticize the Israeli government does not make you antisemitic, United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Wednesday. | RELATED: | 'United Struggle Against United Oppressors': Pro-Palestine BDS Stands in Solidarity With Kashmir | During the meeting, an audience member commented she felt "really let down by politicians who only represent a Jewish voice that is completely uncrit…

patrick (2019-08-14). BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide. bdsmovement.net BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Justin Podur (2019-08-13). Imagining a free Palestine should be commonplace—that's why I wrote the novel 'Siegebreakers'. mronline.org The siege of Gaza is crushing the people who live under it, and it is crushing all of our imaginations. | Source

Gunar Olsen (2019-08-13). Fordham's Students for Justice in Palestine Did More Than Win Club Status. thenation.com Fordham's Students for Justice in Palestine Did More Than Win Club Status…

patrick (2019-08-13). BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution. bdsmovement.net BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Staff (2019-08-11). Israel's Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses. therealnews.com Richard Silverstein discusses the fall of The Israel Project (TIP), the best-funded organization promoting pro-Israeli propaganda in the United States and around the world. Why did TIP collapse and what does this mean for organizing around Palestinian rights?

splcenter (2019-08-10). Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages. splcenter.org A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.

Staff (2019-08-09). Will India's Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization? therealnews.com Prof. Junaid Ahmad says India's revocation of Kashmir's autonomous status not only increases tensions between India and Pakistan, but is designed to lead into a situation where India encourages colonial settlement in the region and eventual annexation, along the lines of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land…

Staff (2019-08-09). How Israel's Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation. therealnews.com Prof. Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel's agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative…

Sapphira Lurie (2019-08-08). Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club. liberationnews.org On Aug. 5, Justice Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York annulled Fordham University's decision to ban Students for Justice in Palestine from its campus.

splcenter (2019-08-08). Judge: Neo-Nazi must pay more than $14 million to Jewish woman targeted by harassment campaign. splcenter.org A federal judge adopted a recommendation that the publisher of a major neo-Nazi website must pay more than $14 million in damages to a Jewish woman targeted for a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages by the neo-Nazi and his followers.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-08-07). The War on Innocence: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Court. mintpressnews.com On July 29, 4-year-old Muhammad Rabi' Elayyan was reportedly summoned for interrogation by the Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem. | The news, originally reported by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA), was later denied by the Israeli police, likely to lessen the impact of the PR disaster that followed. | The Israelis are not denying the story in its entirety, but are rather arguing that it was not the boy, Muhammad, who…

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.

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.

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)

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.

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