2020-02-20: Social Media Postees

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Netanyahu in the Dock Set for March 17. What Happens if Convicted of Bribery, Fraud?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-20
In so-called cases 1000 and 2000, he's charged with fraud and breach of trust

Israel adopts new Africa policy through UAE: Analysis
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-20
On his visit to Uganda on Feb. 3, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met the head of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. This development indicates the emergence of a new approach in terms of Israel's policies on the African continent. In the framework of this approach, Israel is now speaking through one or more intermediary states with a majority of Muslim countries with whom its relations are suspended or non-existent. This is seen as a symbol of a new era in terms of Israel-Africa relations. Netanyahu's desire to contact Sudan is both an obligation brought forward by Israel's interests in…

Palestine, Israel agree to end trade dispute
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-20
The Palestinian Authority and Israel have reached an agreement to end a weeks-long trade dispute, a Palestinian minister said on Thursday."Israel has ended its ban on the exports of Palestinian agricultural products abroad, and allowed [us] to import calves from the world markets." Palestinian Economy Minister Khaled al-Osaily said.Al-Osaily, noted that the deal which was reached through international mediators will take effect on Sunday.Trade tension mounted in February between Palestine and Israel after the latter announced a moratorium on its import of Palestinian agricultural products, prompting the Palestini…

US Middle East "Peace Deal" Designed to Perpetuate Conflict
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-19
A deal that is entirely unacceptable to one of its principal parties isn't a deal at all. In the case of the US-proposed "Middle East peace plan"

Israel Planning Thousands of Settlement Units North of Jerusalem
Staff | imemc.org | 2020-02-19
The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced Tuesday that it plans to construct thousands of new Israeli settlement units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, in violation of international law and all past signed peace agreements, and even violating the Trump-Kushner Plan, which had designated the neighborhood as part …

Israeli Forces Seize Two Palestinian Caravans Near Hebron
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-19
Israeli forces, Wednesday, seized a caravan that Palestinians were using as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Amoor, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom/caravan under the pretext of …

Netanyahu "Optimistic" Israel Can Use Political Pressure To Shut Down ICC War Crimes Probe
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-19
Netanyahu's frenzied lobbying efforts to halt the ICC probe suggests that the probe greatly worries him, particularly as he has linked his current reelection bid to illegal acts like his planned annexation of the West Bank.

The Moral Devastation of the Continued Occupation
Alon Ben-Meir | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-19
I have long maintained that Israel's occupation of the West Bank defies the moral principle behind the creation of the state. Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion, the occupation erodes rather than buttresses Israel's national security and cannot be justified on either security or moral grounds. Trump's "deal of the century" is tantamount to perpetuating …

Trump's Deal Is a Show Hiding the Real Problem: Ongoing Israeli Apartheid
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-19
It was always foolish to expect a balanced political compromise from the current American administration. | Since he was elected four years ago, US President Donald Trump has entrusted the Israel/Palestine portfolio to his inexperienced, Zionist son-in-law, Jared Kushner, aided …

Could the Latest Outburst of Ankara's Temper lead to Escalation in Syria?
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-19
So far Turkey, militarily the second mightiest NATO country, has been able to get away with virtually anything it has chosen to brew in the Middle East. The reason why is simple: to confront Turkey's bullying and expansionism militarily would be like confronting the United States or Israel; thousands of innocent people would die as …

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-19
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including the father of a young man who was killed by army fire in October 2018, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army …

Corporate Occupations: The UN Business "Black List" and Israel's Settlements
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-19
Mikhail Bakunin, in that charming anarchist tradition, regarded the state as an evil to be done away with. Such collective formations were criminal, oppressive, eviscerating to the individual. The corporation might be regarded as a similar collective, adopting and aping elements of the state with, in some cases, greater latitude to achieve its object. At…

Soldiers Shoot A Young Man In Southern Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-19
Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man east of Khuza'a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers shot the young man near the perimeter fence, inflicting moderate wounds before he was rushed to the European Hospital …

PCHR: Child Killed and Young Man Wounded By Palestinian Security Service in Qabatia
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-02-19
On Wednesday, a Palestinian minor is reported to have succumbed to gun-shot wounds he sustained, on Tuesday, when a Palestinian security force was dispatched to a gathering for a freed prisoner. The celebrating crowd allegedly threw stones at the security force, and some armed men in the group shot rounds …

US War Criminal Elliott Abrams Goes After teleSUR
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-19
United States (U.S.) Special Representative to Venezuela Elliott Abrams threatened Wednesday to take "measures" against teleSUR. | RELATED: | How War Criminal Elliott Abrams Orchestrated the 2007 Hamas-Fateh Palestinian Civil War | "I don't have any announcements to make with respect to teleSUR but we are looking very c…

EU Nations Push for Bloc's Recognition of State of Palestine
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-19
A group of European Union (EU) countries led by Luxembourg is planning to present Monday to the EU's foreign affairs ministers, an initiative for the recognition of the state of Palestine by the bloc‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã, Haaretz reported Sunday. | Luxembourg's Foreign Affairs …

The Unbreakable Bond of Ireland and Palestine
Creede Newton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-19


| In December, a wave of support for the recognition of a Palestinian state swept over Europe, culminating in the European Parliament's (EP) vote on a motion that expressed support for an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders and |

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'So Refreshing to Hear This': Progressives Praise Sanders for Answer on Israel-Palestine Conflict at CNN Town Hall
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-19
"I have never heard a major U.S. presidential candidate talk like this in my life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_30_2.jpg

Profiting from Loss: How Business in Illegal Israeli Settlements Continues Unchecked
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-18
After lengthy delays, the United Nations finally published a database last week of businesses that have been profiting from Israel's illegal annexation and settlement activity in the West Bank. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced that 112 major companies had been identified as operating in Israeli settlements in ways that violate …

Amazon offers free shipping for illegal Israeli settlements, but not Palestinian Territories
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-18
Amazon has been accused of discrimination by offering free shipment to illegal settlers in the occupied West Bank, but not for Palestinians living there. The practice was discovered by the Financial Times as it entered illegal settlement addresses into the global online retailer's delivery portal. Amazon's website offered free shipping for orders, saying: "If your …

PCHR Welcomes the Publication of UN Database on Business Enterprises Operating in Israeli Settlements
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-02-18
On 12 February 2020, after three years of delay and consistent pressure by Palestinian, regional and international organizations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities related to unlawful Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). This …

Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-18
A Palestinian man from Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, had to demolish his own home, on Monday evening, to avoid excessive Israeli fines and fees. Media sources said the Palestinian, Montaser Shqeirat, had to demolish his two-story home after the City Council claimed that he did not …

Including Children, Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-18
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including children, after the army stormed and ransacked many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Beit Doqqo and Qotna towns, in …

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-18
Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats with live rounds only three nautical miles from the shore in the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the boats, in Palestinian waters in the northern part of the coastal region. The attack …

Human Rights Expert: Settlement Database, an "Important Initial Step"
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-18
Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations published a report, on Friday, by Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, welcomed the newly released settlement database. Lynk stated that "While the release of the database will not, by itself, bring an end to …

Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Trump's "Racist" Plan Would Legalize the Theft of Palestinian Land
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-14
We continue our conversation with Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress. She responds to President Trump's Middle East plan, under which Israel would gain sovereignty over large areas of the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem would be under total Israeli control, and all Jewish settlers in the occupied territory would be allowed to remain in their homes. Tlaib says the plan was formulated with a "racist lens" that ignores Palestinian lives and aspirations. Tlaib says she wants people "to know what the human impact is of taking people's land, taking people's…

NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions on Cyber Center with Controversial Ties to Israeli Intelligence
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-14
New York City taxpayers are on the hook for a multi-million dollar cyber center in the heart of Manhattan with deep ties to Israel's high-tech intelligence apparatus.

Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-07
Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes

On the Road to Gaza: The Freedom Flotilla Will Sail Again
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
True solidarity should aim at forcing Israel to end the protracted occupation and siege on the Palestinian people…

Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'Peace' Plan, Rainey Reitman on Greenwald Persecution
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-01-31
MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: It is strange to think that you could create a plan to shape the relationship between two entities, in consultation with one but not the other, and then not just declare it, yourself, a "win-win," but also say to the unconsulted party, "You better take it, or else." Yet …