2019-09-13: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-13). Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election. therealnews.com Shir Hever talks about the slow election cycle in Israel, the second in the same year, in which the parties make minimal effort to campaign. Opinion polls predict the same result as the election last April, meaning that no clear winner can be identified…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-09-13). Film "Gaza Fights for Freedom" w/ director Abby Martin. indybay.org Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, at York St.

Robert Mackey (2019-09-13). Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-13). Is the War in Syria Over? Netanyahu Meets Putin. globalresearch.ca War in Syria rages in parts of the country. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov claims it's over, saying: | "The war in Syria has really come to an end. The country is gradually returning to a normal, peaceful life," adding: | "Some hotspots …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-13). Trump in Denial over Israeli Spying on the White House. globalresearch.ca Israel aggressively spies on allies and adversaries alike. | Former CIA counterintelligence specialist/military intelligence officer Philip Giraldi earlier accused Israel of stealing everything it can get its hands on — notably military and industrial secrets. | He called evidence of Israeli spying …

Kolaynu: Progressive Jewish Voice Santa Cruz (2019-09-13). Rosh Hashanah Erev / Shofar Service with Kolaynu. indybay.org Pacific Cultural Center | 1307 Seabright Ave at Broadway, | Santa Cruz 95062…

Kolaynu Progressive Jewish Voice Santa Cruz (2019-09-13). Kol Nidre / Erev Yom Kippur Service with Kolaynu. indybay.org Pacific Cultural Center | 1307 Seabright Ave at Broadway, | Santa Cruz 95062…

Tyler Durden (2019-09-13). Netanyahu: Israel Will Probably Launch Full-Scale War in Gaza "Before the Elections" theantimedia.com Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel will probably launch a full-scale war on Gaza "before the elections."

Staff (2019-09-13). Israel Was Caught Spying on Capitol Hill Cellphones and Trump Was Fine With It. truthout.org | | Daniel Lipmann at Politico dropped the bombshell that mysterious electronic spying devices placed throughout Washington, D.C. and close to the White House and the Capitol were traced by the FBI to Israel. | The Israelis deployed StingRay mobile identity-catchers, devices that are mistaken for cell towers by cell phones, allowing them to capture the contents of calls and the mobile brows…

WSWS (2019-09-13). Former US intelligence officials say Israel spied on the White House. wsws.org A report in Politico says that the Israeli government is "most likely" behind cell phone surveillance devices found by the Department of Homeland Security in the vicinity of the White House in 2017.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-12). 'Justice is Indivisible':The Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call. mintpressnews.com While Palestinians and other Arab communities are genuinely angry regarding the violent mistreatment of women, others have simply found another platform to indict Islam and condemn Arab society.

The Canary (2019-09-12). Facebook sanctions Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu over hate speech violation. thecanary.co Facebook has sanctioned the page of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company's hate speech policy.Facebook said the social network had suspended for 24 hours the page's bot, or automated chat function.The page had called on voters to prevent the establishment of a government composed of "Arabs who want to destroy us all — women, children and men".The Facebook logo displayed on a smartphone (Dominic Lipinski/PA)…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-12). The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…

United Nations (2019-09-12). Thursday's Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, 'UNComplicated' airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update. un.org A recap of Thursday's top stories: UN Chief's global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation 'accelerates' towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New 'UNComplicated' podcast launches.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-12). "Justice is Indivisible": Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call. dissidentvoice.org The death of Israa Ghrayeb has ignited furious reactions regarding the so-called 'honor-killings' in Palestine and throughout the Arab world. It also wrought confusion with respect to the jurisprudential foundation of such crimes, which are often committed in the name of protecting the honor of the family. Israa, a 21-year-old makeup artist from the town …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Palestine Charges 3 Relatives for Isra Ghrayeb's Murder. telesurenglish.net Three Palestinians were convicted by Attorney General Akram Khatib Thursday for the death of 21-year-old Isra Ghrayeb from Beit Sahour near Bethlehem who was a victim of an honor killing. | RELATED: | Israeli Soldiers Kill 14, 17-Year-Old at Gaza Border, Wound 76 | During a press conference, the attorney general said that the three relatives were charg…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). France Finds Saudi Crown Prince's Sister Guilty in Beating Case. telesurenglish.net A Saudi princess was found guilty by a French court Thursday of beating a workman inside her luxury flat in Paris. | RELATED: | Dozens of Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns | Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, was found to be complicit in violence with a deadly weapon and complicit in the kidnapping of a workman in her flat. | The French court sentenced the Saudi princess to a ten-month suspended prison sentence…

United Nations (2019-09-12). Annexing Jordan Valley would end 'illusion' of a meaningful two-State solution: UN rights expert. un.org Israel's intention to annex the Jordan Valley is illegal and threatens chances for a meaningful two-State solution with the Palestinians, a UN independent human rights expert has said.

WSWS (2019-09-12). Netanyahu pledges to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected. wsws.org Israel has illegally occupied and built settlements in the West Bank, as well as in Syria's Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, since capturing them in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Staff (2019-09-12). Netanyahu Faces Global Condemnation for Plan to Annex West Bank. truthout.org | | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. N…

Jeff Blankfort (2019-09-12). A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It. dissidentvoice.org I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …

Middle East Eye (2019-09-12). Israel Planted Mysterious Spy Devices Near White House: Report. theantimedia.com The hidden mobile phone surveillance devices were likely intended to spy on Donald Trump.

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Ceren Sagir (2019-09-11). Netanyahu election promise: Annex part of West Bank "in coordination" with U.S. peoplesworld.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promise to annex a third of the West Bank after the general election was globally condemned yesterday as a "burial of peace." Netanyahu promised "Jewish sovereignty" over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea "in coordination" with the U.S. if he is returned to office next week. "We haven't had …

Robert Mackey (2019-09-11). Netanyahu Hints Trump Peace Plan Will Allow Israel to Annex Key West Bank Territory. theintercept.com Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that his friend Jared Kushner's Mideast plan would give him the green light to annex nearly a quarter of the occupied West Bank.

The Canary (2019-09-11). Ahead of elections, Israeli PM accused of 'stoking racism' and 'killing all hopes of a two-state solution'. thecanary.co Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected next week. He has also faced accusations of "stoking racism against Arabs" ahead of the election. | 'Killing all hopes of a two-state solution': | Netanyahu's behaviour has sparked criticism around the world, with many highlighting that it "would violate international law" and effectively 'end hopes of a two-state solution' in Israel and occupied Palestine: | Netanyahu's proposal to annex occupied territory would violate international law and make a two state solution nearl…

United Nations (2019-09-11). Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia. un.org A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

Whitney Webb (2019-09-10). The Dancing Israelis: FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks. mintpressnews.com As another 9/11 anniversary comes and goes, many questions surrounding the events remain unanswered. MintPress brings you a freshly updated article, originally published in May, 2019 that seeks answers to some of those questions.

Yves Engler (2019-09-10). Irwin Cotler: Anti-Palestinian, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Human Rights. dissidentvoice.org If the ancient storyteller Aesop was correct and "a man is known by the company he keeps" what can we learn about Irwin Cotler from his friends and associates? As I've written, the former Liberal justice minister has been a leading anti-Palestinian activist for decades. More recently, he has sought to unseat Venezuela's government and …

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-10). With Strikes Against Iran, Netanyahu Risks Jeopardising his Closest Alliance. dissidentvoice.org Every Israeli prime minister — not least Benjamin Netanyahu — understands that a military entanglement with Hezbollah, Lebanon's armed Shia movement on Israel's northern border, is a dangerous wager, especially during an election campaign. It was Shimon Peres who lost to Mr Netanyahu in 1996, weeks after the former prime minister had incensed Israel's Palestinian …

Fight Back (2019-09-10). Hezbollah shoots down Israeli drone. fightbacknews.org Washington DC — The progressive Lebanese political party Hezbollah announced early September 9 that its military forces had shot down an Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over Lebanon. | In a statement, Hezbollah's media relations office said their forces "repelled with appropriate weapons an Israeli drone as it crossed the Palestinian-Lebanese border towards the southern town of Ramieh." | "The drone was downed in the outskirts of the town and now it is in the hands of the Resistance fighters," the statement added. | Israel frequently violates Lebanon's airspace and launched an August 25 drone attack o…

Staff (2019-09-10). From a Lebanese Refugee Camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi Inspires Other Palestinian Students. democracynow.org Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends that were critical of U.S. policy. He was then forced to return home to Lebanon, but his case provoked outrage on the Harvard campus and among some Palestinian rights and academic freedom groups. Ajjawi, who is attending Harvard on a full scholarship, was edu…

Andre Vltchek (2019-09-09). Both Israel and Hezbollah Imagined a Horrid Black Hole and Stopped. dissidentvoice.org There are rare moments in history, when even the most determined enemies can suddenly recognize the futility of battle. Sometimes, just for a moment or two. Sometimes, for longer. Such moments of sanity may save thousands, even millions human lives. And, such moments are not expressions of weakness or cowardice; on the contrary; they are …

Staff (2019-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Calls Off Secret Afghanistan Meeting, Putting Fate of Possible Peace Deal in Question, Bahama Grapples with Hurricane Dorian's Devastation as U.S. Turns Away Asylum Seekers, FBI Investigates Shooting of Undocumented Man by ICE Agent in Tennessee, Trump Admin Failing to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, 8.5-Month-Pregnant Asylum Seeker Kicked Out of U.S. Under "Remain in Mexico" Policy, U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump's Scottish Turnberry Resort, Heating of Pacific Ocean Threatens Marine Life, Endangered Species, Israeli Military Fatally Shoots Two Palestinian Teens in Gaza, S…

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-03). Meet the militantly pro-Israel Trump official directing the economic war on Iran. thegrayzone.com From her influential post at the Treasury Department, Sigal Mandelker has vowed to defend "our great partner, Israel" by sanctioning…

Miko Peled (2019-08-31). Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu's Re-Election Plans? mintpressnews.com It is hard to imagine what it means to be to the "right of the Likud" or the "right of Netanyahu." However, Matan Kahana claims that he and his party are just that and so a vote for them will ensure a strong right-wing voice in the Israeli Knesset, as though that is what is missing from Israeli politics.

PACBI (2019-08-28). Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…

PACBI (2019-08-26). Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project. bdsmovement.net Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project: In the NewsLeonidas Kioussis
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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…

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)

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)

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