2019-09-30: News Headlines

Eric A. Gordon (2019-09-30). Jewish Americans and Israel/Palestine: Pressures and fissures heading toward 2020. peoplesworld.org Several years ago, I attended a weekend of Limmud LA, a broad-spectrum Jewish learning forum in the Los Angeles area. I attended a session on "The Future of Judaism" with four or five panelists. At the end, a rabbi from the audience asked, "How is it that not one of you even mentioned Israel?" The …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-09-30). Just as Iraq Begins to Find Peace, It Once Again Becomes the Battleground for an American Proxy War. counterpunch.org People in Baghdad are fearful that the next war between the US and Iran will take place in Iraq, which is only just returning to peace after the defeat of Isis. Alarm that Iraq will be sucked into such a conflict has increased here because of recent Israeli drone attacks on the bases of the Iraqi paramilitary group known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, which is accused by the US and Israel of acting as a proxy of Iran. More

Miko Peled (2019-09-30). UK Labour's Annual Conference Reveals an Ongoing Struggle for the Party's Soul. mintpressnews.com If Jeremy Corbyn and his real supporters come out of this process unscathed and are able to lead and govern, it will have an enormous impact on the people of Britain and is almost certain to change the rules of the game regarding Palestine.

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (2019-09-30). Palestinian Rights: Israeli Army Forcibly Evicts Nonviolent Demonstrators at the Dead Sea. globalresearch.ca Today, over 100 activists came together at the northern banks of the Dead Sea to reclaim Palestinian rights to land and its natural resources amidst the deepening Israeli occupation of the West Bank. After decades of apartheid and colonialization, and …

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-30). Third Israeli Election Likely over Impasse? globalresearch.ca Netanyahu's Likud finished second to Gantz/Lapid's Blue and White party in September 17 rerun elections. | President Rivlin broke precedent by choosing Netanyahu to form a coalition government, showing partisanship in breach of his mandate to serve interests of the state, …

Hans Stehling (2019-09-30). The Majority of Jews, 8 Million, Have No Wish to Live in a Conflicted Israel. globalresearch.ca Out of a global Jewish population of 14.8 million, over 54% do not, and presumably have no wish to live in the hard-Right, Likud-dominated, settler-controlled, extremist state that is today's Israel. | These population figures, recently published in the American Jewish …

Fight Back (2019-09-30). Milwaukee: Charges against anti-Nazi student dropped. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – A rally to support Grae Hosmanek at her court hearing on Friday, September 27, was cancelled due to the charges against her being dropped. | On May 6, Hosmanek was arrested and charged for vandalism on UW-Milwaukee's campus. She took hold of a reactionary student's sign that had a swastika and other antisemitic language on it. This student was holding the sign near an event that was being hosted by a Jewish student group. | Hosmanek had attended two court hearings, and the hearing on September 27 would have been the third one. | Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and Milwaukee Area Labor C…

Joshua Cho (2019-09-30). In Media Newspeak, a 'Peace Plan' for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes. fair.org by Joshua Cho | Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September—marred by blatant racism posturing as the "democratic process," with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occ…

teleSUR (2019-09-29). Palestinian Tortured by Israel's Shin Bet in Critical Condition. telesurenglish.net 44-year-old Palestinian Samir Arbeed was admitted to a hospital in Jerusalem after been interrogated and tortured by Israel's Shin Bet – domestic intelligence service – who is accusing him to be the mastermind behind an alleged attack in an illegal West Bank settlement. | RELATED: | Dozens of Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns | "He was in good health before he was arrested. My husband was not suffering from any illness, and his health has deterior…

Donna Ross (2019-09-28). An Open Letter to Bari Weiss. dissidentvoice.org Ms. Bari Weiss, Op Ed columnist The New York Times Dear Ms. Weiss: As I listened to you this morning on NPR, I heard a very poised and polished explanation of why you so ardently support the state of Israel and why you believe that you can be both anti-occupation and pro-Israel—both a Liberal and …

Rick Sterling (2019-09-27). Remembering Hisham Ahmed. dissidentvoice.org Portrait Hisham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a Ph.D from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for many years at Birzeit University in Palestine, before coming to Saint Mary's College of …

Rick Sterling (2019-09-27). Remembering Hisham Ahmed: Activist, Professor and Palestinian Powerhouse. mintpressnews.com H isham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for many years at Birzeit University in Palestine, before coming to Saint Mary's College of California in 2006. He died of cancer in July 2019 at age 56. The following remembrance was given at his memorial service on 25 September 2019 at St Mary's College. | Sometimes you meet someone who is unforgettable. Hisham Ahmed was such a…

RT (2019-09-27). Not OK? ADL adds 'OK' hand symbol to online database of 'hate symbols'. rt.com The Anti-Defamation League has added the thumb-and-forefinger "OK" hand symbol to its online "Hate on Display" database, where it sits alongside Klan robes, swastikas, and other inflammatory memes — just as 4chan intended. | The gesture — which the ADL claimed is a signal for "white power" — joined the group's ever-lengthening list of hate symbols along with 35 other memes, including the bowl haircut sported by Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, the Jewish-stereotype cartoon of the "Happy Merchant," and the slogan "It's OK to be white." The list has 214 entries, from the obvious (burning cr…

Staff (2019-09-26). Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization. therealnews.com Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2: 00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.

Aaron Maté (2019-09-26). Israel votes for occupation, no matter who prevails. thegrayzone.com Diana Buttu says that whatever the outcome of their election stalemate, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz…

Dave Zirin (2019-09-26). Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason. thenation.com Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason…

Staff (2019-09-26). Headlines for September 26, 2019. democracynow.org Transcript Shows Trump Pressured Ukrainian Leader to Probe Joe Biden and Son, President Trump on Ukraine Phone Call: "Impeachment for That?", Majority of House Lawmakers Back Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump, Iranian President Rules Out Talks with U.S. While Sanctions Remain, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Israel's President Asks Benjamin Netanyahu to Form New Government, 2 Million Wild Animals Perish as Fires Rage in Bolivia, Climate Crisis Drives Mont Blanc Glacier Toward Collapse, 7 Arrested as San Francisco Climate Protesters Block Wells Fargo Entrance, Doctors Glue Themselves to…

patrick (2019-09-25). Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs" bdsmovement.net Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs": UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP's deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. | Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-24). Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine. mintpressnews.com A Gantz-led government will possess the needed political legitimacy, popular mandate and strategic tools to achieve what Netanyahu couldn't: a war on Gaza, and annexation of the West Bank.

PACBI (2019-09-24). Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities. bdsmovement.net Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…

Miko Peled (2019-09-24). Post-Election Horse-Trading Begins in Israel and All Outcomes Spell More Trouble for Palestinians. mintpressnews.com There are two diametrically opposed approaches to viewing Israeli elections — one that focuses on reality, with Israel being a perpetrator of the destruction of Palestine for over seven decades, and one that focuses on gossip, which asks which war criminals will be prime minister.

SAMIR (2019-09-20). Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019: PACBI StatementInDnegev is complicit in Israel's apartheid and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians | Cultural BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

SAMIR (2019-09-19). Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019: PACBI StatementDGTL Tel Aviv takes place atop the ruins of an ethnically cleansed Palestinian village | Cultural BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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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