2020-01-23: Social Media Postees

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'True Path to Saving Two-State Solution': Abbas Urges Macron to Recognise Palestinian Statehood
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-23
Despite several EU countries recognising Palestine as a state, the majority of the bloc's members, including France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, along with the US and Israel, decline to do so.

As If Bombing Is Not Enough … Poison Is the New Israeli Weapon in Gaza
Robert Inlakesh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-23
We have now entered 2020, the year in which experts at the United Nations (UN) once predicted Gaza would become unlivable. But the sad reality is not only that those same experts said that Gaza was already unlivable in 2017, …

Israel gathers world leaders for Holocaust remembrance ceremony, Polish president bails after Putin invited to speak
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Israel is hosting the World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75 years since the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops. Present-day politics have cast a shadow over the solemn occasion, however. | Delegations of 49 countries will attend the main event at the Yad Vashem memorial complex on Thursday afternoon, to remember the Holocaust and express commitment to fighting anti-Semitism going forward. | Offended by the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to speak at the ceremony and he was not, Polish President Andrzej Duda refused to attend. He will be speaking at Poland's own c…

Netanyahu, Pence Slam 'Anti-Semitic' Iran at Holocaust Memorial
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence took turns denouncing Iran at the Holocaust memorial event on Wednesday, as both leaders accused the Islamic Republic of Anti-Semitism. | RELATED: | Israeli Opposition Leader Gantz Pledges to Annex Jordan Valley | Netanyahu, who has taken an aggressive approach towards Iran, called the Islamic Republic "the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet", telling world leaders at a Holocaust memorial event th…

How can colleges fight Israel lobby's threats?
Nora Barrows-friedman | zcomm.org | 2020-01-23
These accusations are part of an expanding attack on students and faculty at US universities by Israel lobby groups trying to criminalize Palestine solidarity organizing by conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry…

Netanyahu Brands Iran 'The Most Anti-Semitic Regime in the World' at Holocaust Forum
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-23
The prime minister, who is currently hosting the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week, has repeatedly compared the Islamic Republic to Nazi Germany in recent years over Tehran's alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons.

US Envoy Threatens to Assassinate New Quds Force Commander
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
The U.S. envoy to Iran Brian Hook has threatened Iran's Quds Force commander Esmail Ghaani with the same fate as his predecessor, Qassem Soleimani, if he followed the latter's path. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Pence Slam 'Anti-Semitic' Iran at Holocaust Memorial | AccordIng to the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Hook and the rest of the Trump administration will not tolerate Soleimani's approach any further. The U.S. representative said the Trump administration will take similar action aga…

Israel's Netanyahu calls Iran 'most anti-Semitic regime'
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-23
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called Iran "the most antisemitic regime on the planet" during an address during a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem."I am concerned that we have yet to see a unified and resolute stance against the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet. A regime that openly seeks to develop nuclear weapons and annihilate the one and only Jewish state," Netanyahu told assembled world leaders."Israel salutes President Trump and Vice President Pence for confronting the tyrants of Tehran," he told the audience, which included Pence.

UN's Mladenov says Jordan Valley Annexation Would Have Devastating Effects
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, today, expressed concern regarding Israeli plans to annex the occupied Jordan Valley, stressing that such a step would have devastating effects on the region. "The annexation of some or all of Area C in the West Bank, if …

No Accident: Israel Targets Eyes
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
by Tareq Hajaj, for Days of Palestine Media coverage and social media posts went wild when Palestinian photojournalist Muath Amarneh was blinded in his left eye after he was hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in the West Bank. However, Amarneh was far from unique; Israeli snipers targeting participants …

In the Name of "Israel's Security": Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-22
Billions of US tax-payers' money will continue to be funneled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently achieved just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion in annual aid. The Bill, co-sponsored by Democratic Senator, Chris Coons …

Netanyahu and Gantz Vow Jordan Valley Annexation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
The Jordan Valley, including the northern Dead Sea, comprise about 30% of the West Bank. | Most of the territory was designated Area C under Oslo II (1995). | The 1993 Oslo Accords gave Israel de facto control over the Occupied Territories …

Saudi Crown Prince Likely Used Israeli Spyware to Hack Bezos' Phone: UN Experts
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-22

Report: Area C Building Permits Allowed for 1% of West Bank Palestinians
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
Israeli occupation authorities gave 1% of Palestinians a license to build on Area C of the occupied West Bank from 2016 to 2018, Hebrew media sources reported. Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israel sovereignty, according to the Oslo agreement which was signed in …

Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinians In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, three young Palestinian men near the perimeter fence, in central Gaza, after the army alleged they breached the fence and hurled grenades. The army claimed that the three managed to breach the fence and advanced approximately 400 meters, before they hurled a grenade, or …

Honouring Martin Luther King Jr
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Thirty-two years ago this month, I was arrested sitting-in and blocking the entrance of the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC. The embassy was hosting an event that evening in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Looking back at what …

Netanyahu Drumming Up Opposition to ICC as World Leaders Descend on Israel
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to use the influx of foreign leaders to Israel for the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation to drum up support for efforts to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from investigating war crimes, …

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Tuesday at night and on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians, including a journalist, in Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at Za'tara military roadblock, south of Nablus, abducted a journalist from Arraba town, south …

Palestine Urging EU to Take Tougher Stance on Israeli Policy for Jerusalem
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has criticized the European Union for its "weak and late" measures vis-à -vis Israel activities across the Palestinian territories, particularly in Jerusalem, calling on the 28-member bloc to adopt a firmer stance on Israel's "open battle" against the occupied holy site. Israel has …

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Child Hours After His Release From Prison
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child just a few hours after his release from a detention facility. The Head of the Palestinian Association for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Mohammad Hamida, said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, repeatedly assaulted the child, identified as …

Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers
Addameer | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held …

PCHR: Palestinians Injured at Great March of Return
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-01-21
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) works around the clock to document all Israeli violations and war crimes against Great March of Return (GMR) peaceful protestors, especially children, women and the elderly. Aside from legal documentation of Israeli war crimes, PCHR follows urgent cases that require immediate and advanced medical …

Israeli Opposition Leader Gantz Pledges to Annex Jordan Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-21
Israel's Blue and White opposition leader Benny Gantz vowed Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley if the elected prime minister in the upcoming March 2 election, according to Israeli media. | RELATED: Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University For Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel Pledge | During a tour of the region, Gantz said the Jordan Valley – located in the eastern occupied West Bank – "is the State of Israel's eastern defensive wall in any future scenario," and added it was "an insepar…

In the Name of "Security" Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-21
Despite the fact that the U.S. is retreating from the Middle East, lacking strategy and future vision, lawmakers are congratulating themselves on passing yet another generous aid package to Israel.

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-21
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted nine Palestinians from their homes in several …

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.

The Israeli Right has Reason to Believe the Stars are Finally Aligned for Annexation
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-20
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs all the help he can muster before voters head to the ballot box on March 2

The Miracle of Kindness
Chris Hedges | zcomm.org | 2020-01-19
Take a brief journey through the eyes of American, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to Jerusalem, Gaza, and Iraq, and discover the sacred bonds that make us human…