2019-10-02: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-02). Why Israel Is Struggling to Find a Way Out of Its Political Deadlock. commondreams.org In political terms, there is nothing divided about Israel. In this month's general election, 90 per cent of Israeli Jews voted for parties that identify as being either on the militaristic, anti-Arab right or on the religious, anti-Arab far-right. (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farr√∫s/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/military.jpeg

Staff (2019-10-02). Israel Begins Netanyahu's Pre-Indictment Corruption Hearing. truthdig.com JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long-awaited pre-indictment hearing on corruption charges began Wednesday in Jerusalem, as a jittery political world eagerly sought clarity on his legal standing amid the stalemate that followed the country's second inconclusive election of the year. | Netanyahu is currently struggling to prolong his lengthy rule by building a unity government with his primary opponent, the centrist Blue and White party, which refuses to partner with him because of the serious crimes of which he is suspected. | Israel's attorney general has recommended charging Netanya…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-02). Netanyahu's Pre-Indictment Hearing Begins. globalresearch.ca The hearing begun Wednesday is expected to last four days, maybe longer. | Netanyahu's 10-lawyer team is up against 20 state prosecution officials, headed by AG Avichai Mandelblit, State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan, and Liat Ben-Ari, lead prosecutor in three …

Canadian BDS Coalition (2019-10-02). #IVotePalestine: For Freedom, Justice and Equality. globalresearch.ca In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019, we commit to vote for candidates and parties that: | Support Palestinian human and national rights including the inalienable right to self-determination. | Oppose Israeli ethnic cleansing, war crimes and apartheid. …

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Israel: Netanyahu's Final Hearing on Corruption Case Starts. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his final attempt to fend off a corruption indictment Wednesday in his final hearing. His lawyers argued against looming charges that have been combined with election stalemate to threaten his long hold on power. | RELATED: | Netanyahu tapped by Israel's President to Form New Gov't | The pre-trial hearings,…

Staff (2019-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2019. democracynow.org Report: Trump Pushed for Shooting Migrants and Placing Alligators & Snakes Along Border, Trump Claims Impeachment Inquiry Is "Coup" as Pompeo Blocks Officials from Testifying, Sen. Grassley Breaks from Trump to Support Protection of Whistleblower, In "Victory for Black People in America," Dallas Officer Convicted of Murdering Black Man Inside His Own Home, Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law, U.S.-N. Korea Talks to Resume as Pyongyang Carries Out New Missile Test, Hong Kong Protesters Stage Sit-in Outside School of Student Shot by Police, Pretrial Hearings Begin in Netanyahu Corruption Case, Per…

patrick (2019-10-02). Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath. bdsmovement.net Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and a…

Staff (2019-10-01). Israel's Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case. therealnews.com Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.

Steve Sweeney (2019-10-01). Secret Israeli nuclear test covered up to help Jimmy Carter's re-election. peoplesworld.org Former President Jimmy Carter covered up a nuclear weapon test by Israel in 1979, declassified reports have suggested. His administration feared that making the discovery public would damage his bid for re-election. U.S. satellites picked up a "double flash" signal associated with a nuclear explosion in the South Indian Ocean in September 1979. This led …

Tracy Keeling (2019-10-01). The Jewish Chronicle's latest attack on Jeremy Corbyn is an absolute piece of work. thecanary.co As the Jewish Chronicle makes clear in its reporting, it's not a fan of Jeremy Corbyn. Most recently, it's published an article decrying a video released by the Labour leader. It's…

teleSUR (2019-10-01). 'Day of Rage' in Palestine over Shin Bet's Torture of Detainee. telesurenglish.net Dozens of Palestinians took the streets Tuesday in occupied West Bank and annexed East Jerusalem in support of Palestinian detainee Samir Arbeed, who was admitted to a hospital in a critical state after days of torture by the…

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-01). Why Israel is Struggling to Find a Way Out of its Political Deadlock. dissidentvoice.org It would be a grave mistake to assume that the continuing political deadlock in Israel — with neither incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main rival Benny Gantz seemingly able to cobble together a coalition government — is evidence of a deep ideological divide. In political terms, there is nothing divided about Israel. In …

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.

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 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 occupied West Ba…

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…

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…

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)

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…

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.

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…

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