2020-03-02: Social Media Postees

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The Viral Blame Game: Xenophobia, Attribution and Coronavirus
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Moralising the way diseases and viruses are transferred is a very human, and particularly nasty trait. "We don't need this kind of riff-raff on our shores," screamed The New York Times in 1892 in response to Russian Jewish immigrants arriving at Ellis Island by boat. (The occupants hosted lice which, in turn, led to typhus.)…

Israeli Election Race Increasingly Desperate as Voters go to Polls
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-02
Few in Israel expect the country's third general election in a year to end with a markedly different outcome from the previous two. Barring a last-minute upset, most of those turning out on Monday assume the political stalemate will continue. There are already rumblings from politicians of an imminent fourth round of voting. Paradoxically, much …

General Session of the AIPAC Policy Conference 2020 – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-02
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is an annual forum attended by activists, members of Congress, and Israeli and American policymakers.

Israel Election: Netanyahu Shares Video of Benny Gantz Saying 'Don't Vote for My Party'
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-02
Israel is holding its third election in less than a year, and the set-up has remained virtually unchanged: two bitter rivals, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu, are unwilling to compromise or to form a coalition government.

Israel Prepares for Unprecedented 3rd Parliamentary Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Israel was preparing on Sunday for unprecedented repeat parliamentary elections on Monday, for the third time in less than a year. | RELATED: | Syria: Israel Drone Attack Kills 1 in Occupied Golan Heights | Almost 6.5 million eligible voters could cast their ballots in 10,631 ballots across the nation on Monday, according to the Central Elections Committee's figures. | Some 14 special ballots will be established for the use of hundreds of Israelis who are under mandatory self-quar…

'Gross': Just Days After Winning Progressive Applause for Vow to Skip AIPAC, Klobuchar and Buttigieg Make Last-Minute Reversal
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-01
Jewish-led advocacy group IfNotNow said it was disappointed though not wholly surprised given that both Democrats "have been distinguished by a stated desire to be seen as progressive alongside a demonstrated refusal to stand up to the corrupt establishment." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/buttigieg_aipac1.jpg

Army Injures Six Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-29
At least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. The procession started in the center of Kufur Qaddoum, where the locals, accompanied by international activists, nonviolently …

EU Official: European Union and All Member States Must Recognize the State of Palestine
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-29
A European Union (EU) official, on Thursday, stressed the necessity of the EU's recognition of the State of Palestine, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. The Chair of the EU's Delegation for Relations with Palestine, Manuel Pineda stated that it is now imperative that the EU and all member states …

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-29
Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until Saturday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded a residential building in Ein Misbah neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a man, identified as …

Illegal Israeli Colonists Chop 780 Trees In Three Days
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-29
Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, chopped Saturday 200 grapevines in Faghour area, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, bringing the number of uprooted grapevines and olive trees in the West Bank to 780 in three days. Emad Da'dou, a nonviolent young …

US Museum Covered With Life Jackets Worn by Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-29
The neoclassical columns at the entrance to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota, United States, are covered by 2,400 life jackets, which were worn by refugees who crossed the Mediterranean, traveling from Turkey to Greece. | RELATED: | US: Washington Sees Unveiling of First Palestinian Art Museum | It is an art installation called "Safe Passage" by the renowned Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. Those life jackets were once discarded, worn by refugees making the journey from Tu…

Arab League Calls For International Protection To The Palestinian People
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-29
The Arab League called for sending international protection forces to the occupied Palestinian territories, namely the West Bank city of Hebron, in the southern part, Shehab News Agency has reported. Marking the 26th anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre carried out by an extremist Israeli-American Jewish settler, identified as Baruch …

Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Palestinians In West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-29
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, hundreds of Palestinians across several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army used live and rubber-coated metal rounds, in addition to teargas bombs and stun grenades. The Palestinian Red Crescent stated that its crews have dealt with 191 injuries during confrontations in the village …

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
The issue of sovereignty over Gaza's gas fields is crucial…

URNWA: Could Cancel Programs due to Financial Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (URNWA) stands before an unprecedented financial crisis, according to a report issued on Friday. | RELATED: | Palestinians Sue Trump, Netanyahu, Kushner in US Court | The spokesperson for the agency, Adnan Abu Hasna, confirmed that given such lack of resources, they would soon cancel programs and operations, as well as services by May. | Furthermore, he explained that there was a commitment of donations worth 299 million, of which they only received 125 million, as part of a total budget of over 1.4 billion needed by 2020. | Thus,…

Israel's Moral Culpability
Alon Ben-Meir | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
Four ethical theories

'Hunters' review: Amazon's violent anti-Nazi drama has potential but needs sharper direction
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-28
"Only the dead know the end of war."

Athletes Take a Knee Against Israel's Occupation
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2020-02-28
Athletes Take a Knee Against Israel's Occupation…

Beyond Israeli Elections: Israel at the Cusp of a Bleak Era
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-27
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must be channeling the spirit of Houdini as he continues to plot his escape from one of the most convoluted political dilemmas in Israel's history. It is no secret that Netanyahu's political behavior is almost entirely shaped by his desire to survive in office for as long as possible in …

In Israel, Corruption and Political Turmoil Mark Netanyahu's Desperate Bid to Stay in Power
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-27
In Israel, corruption and political turmoil mark Netanyahu's bid to keep power as he weaponizes everything from settlements to the media to stay in power.

Canada says Palestine not a state, ICC can't investigate Israeli war crimes
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-27

Impunity persists for alleged violations in Occupied Palestinian Territories, UN Human Rights Council hears
news.un.org | 2020-02-26
Justice is still absent for Palestinian demonstrators shot by Israeli soldiers during weekly protests in Gaza, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Wednesday.

With Head Lowered And Eyes Averted: Israeli Racism And The "Honourable" Robert Peston
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-26
Robert Peston is one of the UK's most high-profile broadcast journalists, renowned for his theatricality and… curious… halting… delivery. As political editor of ITV News he has enormous influence, including 1 million followers on Twitter, just behind the BBC's political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, with 1.1 million. He also hosts a weekly ITV political discussion show, …

Headlines for February 24, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-24
Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses by a Landslide, Calls for MSNBC's Chris Matthews to Resign After He Likens Sanders's NV Win to Nazi Takeover of France, Global Coronavirus Cases Surge, Trump Touts Defense Deal, Praises Modi at Massive Indian Rally, In Afghanistan, U.S. and Taliban Start Partial Truce, Iran: Conservatives Pick Up Bulk of Parliament Seats After 1,000s of Candidates Barred from Running, Outrage After Video Shows Israeli Bulldozer Removing Body of Killed Palestinian, Teck Resources Withdraws Application for Contested Alberta Oil Sands After Sustained Protests, Reports: Trump Admin Out to Purge Dis…

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 …