2019-08-15: Social Media Postees

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-16
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…

Democrats accuse Israel of implementing 'Trump's Muslim ban' over Omar-Tlaib block
rt.com | 2019-08-16
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. | …

Jewish Activists and Allies Confront Amazon for Profiting Off ICE Terror
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
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.

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

Israel Issues Unprecedented Ban on Two Congresswomen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-15
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…

To Appease Trump, Netanyahu Blocks Tlaib and Omar Visit to Israeli-Occupied Palestine
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-08-15
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.

Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Banned from Israel
commondreams.org | 2019-08-15

A 19-year-old explains why she'd rather go to jail than fight in the Israeli army
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-08-15
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…

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

The BDS movement calls to boycott three anti-Palestinian German clubs
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-15
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…

Youth Against Settlements: Fighting the Occupation at the Grassroots Level
Megan Giovannetti | progressive.org | 2019-08-15
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.

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

The Truth About the UK's Special Relationship with Israel
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-15
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 …

'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
"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

It's Not Anti-Semitic to Criticize Israel: Bernie Sanders
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
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…

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
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) …

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
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) …

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

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

Israel's Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-11
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?

Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages
splcenter.org | 2019-08-10
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.

Will India's Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
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…

How Israel's Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
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…

Judge: Neo-Nazi must pay more than $14 million to Jewish woman targeted by harassment campaign
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
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.

Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club
Sapphira Lurie | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
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.

The War on Innocence: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Court
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-07
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…

El Paso Massacre Galvanizes Accelerationists
Cassie Miller and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-05
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.

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon struggle for justice
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-02
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.

Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-30
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) …

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
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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