2020-02-21: Social Media Postees

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UN List of Firms Aiding Israel's Settlements was Dead on Arrival
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
Nazareth. After lengthy delays, the United Nations finally published a database last week of businesses that have been profiting from Israel's illegal 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 human…

'The Donald Trump I know': Abbas' UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
A precious moment has been squandered, as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, had the chance to right a historical wrong, by reinstating Palestinian national priorities at the United Nations Security Council on February 11, through a political discourse that is completely independent from Washington and its allies. For a long time, Abbas has been a…

The Soviet Century
Kerron àì Luain | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
Moshe Lewin (1921-2010) was a scholar of Russian and Soviet history. Of Jewish stock, he was born in what is now modern Lithuania. In his youth he worked on a collectivized farm and in a metallurgy factory in the Soviet state, before enlisting in the Red Army during the Second World War. Afterwards, Lewin spent…

"One must not forget": A musical tribute in Berlin to Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra persecuted by the Nazis
wsws.org | 2020-02-21
A moving concert paid tribute to four Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra who were forced into exile or murdered after Hitler came to power in 1933.

Netanyahu Says Trump's Peace Plan Can't Be Stopped Even if Democrat Wins White House
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-21
Nearly all of President Trump's potential opponents from the Democratic Party have condemned his 'Deal of the Century' Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, which has received lavish praise from Tel Aviv but been viciously condemned by the Palestinian Authority after being rolled out in January.

Israel reports first coronavirus case
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-21
Israel on Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, the Israel Broadcasting Authority said.The case was confirmed in "a woman who was returned with ten other citizens from the [Diamond Princess] cruise ship, off Japan's coast," the authority said.Medical examination showed that another 10 citizens who returned home with the infected woman were clear of the coronavirus. All of the returnees have been subject to medical quarantine.Eleven people returned to Israel Friday morning, after spending days on the cruise ship off the coast of Japan.The Israelis and the rest of the ship's passengers were quarantined, wher…

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

The War On Syria is Not Over: SAA Forces and Russia Confront US Sponsored "Jihadists", Turkey's Phony "Safe Zone", Israel Threatens "Escalated Aggression"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-20
On Wednesday, Turkey's Erdogan threatened escalated cross-border aggression against Syria. | He ignored his regime's illegal occupation of northern Syrian territory, support for anti-government jihadists, and his revanchist aims, wanting Syrian territory bordering Turkey annexed. | That's what his phony "safe zone" …

Commission of Detainees' Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-20
The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition. Commission of Detainees' Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, …

Soldiers Abduct Two Sibling Children In Beit Jala
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-20
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two sibling children from Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Beit Jala before storming and ransacking the family home of the two children, causing excessive damage, and abducted them. …

Israeli anarchist released despite refusing to 'play by the rules of a system that is rigged against justice'
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-02-20
An Israeli anarchist has been released from prison today. Jonathan Pollak was imprisoned after a right-wing group filed a proceeding against him. He was released after the Israeli Attorney General's office ruled against the claim by right-win…

One of Boris Johnson's key donors is under fire for being 'complicit in potential war crimes'
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-02-20
British company JCB has been named on a UN list of businesses involved in Israel's illegal settlements. Comasco, JCB's exclusive distributor in Israel, has also been named on the list. | JCB is a major donor to Boris J…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …