2020-05-17: Social Media Postees

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Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-17
Palestinians worldwide have an annual day of remembrance called Nakba Day. Nakba comes from the Arabic al-Nakbah and means "disaster" or "catastrophe." It takes place on May 15th, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli …
globalresearch.ca/remembering-palestine-nakba-day/5713135

Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-17
Palestinians worldwide have an annual day of remembrance called Nakba Day. Nakba comes from the Arabic al-Nakbah and means "disaster" or "catastrophe." It takes place on May 15th, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli …
globalresearch.ca/remembering-palestine-nakba-day/5713135

Jews to Palestinian Whose Home They Occupy: What Do You Want?
Najwan Simri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-17
"On the anniversary of the Nakba… a tour through depopulated Palestinian villages within Israel … and rare meetings between the owners of the original Palestinian homes and their current Jewish residents"

Palestinian causes not to be fallen into oblivion by COVID-19: MP
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-17
TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA)

Chinese Ambassador to Israel Found Dead Inside Home
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-17
The Chinese ambassador to Israel Du Wei passed away in Tel Aviv Sunday, official sources said. | RELATED: | China: 5 Five Vaccines to Go Into Large-Scale Testing by July | The preliminary judgment is that Du died unexpectedly of health reasons, but the details need to be further confirmed, sources told China's Xinhua News Agency. | The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the authenticity of press reports that revealed Sunday the body of the Chinese ambassador to Israel…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinese-Ambassador-to-Israel-Found-Dead-Inside-Home-20200517-0004.html

How Israel Instructed Its Worst Nightmare in the Art of War
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-17
"We were Hezbollah trainers. It is an organization that learns quickly. The Hezbollah we met at the beginning (1982) is different from the one we left behind in 2000". This is what the former Chief of Staff and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabi Ashkenazi, said twenty years after the Israeli unconditional withdrawal from Lebanon. | …
ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/lebanon/4164-israel-instructed-its-worst-nightmare.html

Chinese envoy to Tel Aviv found dead at his residence, Israeli foreign ministry confirms
rt.com | 2020-05-17
China's ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his home on Sunday morning, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and police have confirmed. | Du, 57, was found dead at the apartment in the city of Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv, Israeli Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. The report of Du's death was also confirmed by Israel's foreign ministry. | Israeli media said earlier that Du's body was discovered in his bed with no signs of violence, and that police are investigating the cause of his death. It was also reported that the initial indications were that the diplomat had died in his sleep of na…
rt.com/news/488890-china-envoy-israel-dead-reports/

Head of Tehran's Jewish community dismisses rumors around Esther and Mordchai tomb
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-17
TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA)

Missing the Context of De Blasio's 'Jewish Community' Tweet
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2020-05-16
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's tweet ( 4/28/20) to "the Jewish community." | Time for a Yiddish lesson: Shanda, meaning a shame or disgrace; a scandal. | Right-wing voices throughout the media thought they found one with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's tweet ( 4/28/20) about a Hasidic funeral that violated Covid-19 social-distancing rules. But their shoddy coverage was the real shanda. | The background is this: Some Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, members of a strictly Ort…
fair.org/home/missing-the-context-of-de-blasios-jewish-community-tweet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=missing-the-context-of-de-blasios-jewish-community-tweet

Jordan Warns Israel of 'Massive Conflict' Over Annexation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-16
Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Friday that if Israel annexes the West Bank, it would lead to a "massive conflict" with Jordan, while European Union (UE) foreign ministers agreed to step up diplomatic efforts to try to head off such a move. | RELATED: | On the 72nd Nakba Palestine Faces Its Biggest Threat | "If Israel really annexes the West Bank in July, it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," King Abdullah II said in an interview published by De…
telesurenglish.net/news/Jordan-Warns-Israel-of-Massive-Conflict-Over-Annexation-20200516-0008.html

US threatens ICC with 'consequences' if it acts on war crimes complaint against Israel filed by 'fake' Palestinian state
rt.com | 2020-05-16
Arguing that Palestine doesn't "qualify as a sovereign state" and that the International Criminal Court lacks jurisdiction over Israel, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened "consequences" for any "illegitimate" probes. | Following his trip to Israel this week, Pompeo issued a brief statement, denouncing the ongoing efforts by the ICC to investigate allegations of war crimes against Palestinians, including the use of live ammunition against protesters, the demolition and shellin…
rt.com/news/488880-pompeo-israel-icc-war-crimes/

On Nakba Day, Palestinians vow to continue resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-16
May 15 is the anniversary of the Nakba, which means catastrophe or disaster. The day marks the forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes during the formation of Israel in 1948. This year, despite the COVID-19 quarantine, Palestinians across the world will mark the Nakba. Despite Netanyahu's apartheid policies and Trump's fradulent deal of the century, the resistance of the people of Palestine continues.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/16/on-nakba-day-palestinians-vow-to-continue-resistance/

The Nakba has two narratives, one based on facts, the other on lies
Tayseer Khaled | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-16
Tayseer Khaled of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine writes about the Israeli and Palestinian versions of the Nakba. The Israeli version, despite being based on lies, has dominated global understanding of the events of 1948…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/16/the-nakba-has-two-narratives-one-based-on-facts-the-other-on-lies/

Jordan Warns Israel of 'Massive Conflict' Over Annexation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-16
Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Friday that if Israel annexes the West Bank, it would lead to a "massive conflict" with Jordan, while European Union (UE) foreign ministers agreed to step up diplomatic efforts to try to head off such a move. | RELATED: | On the 72nd Nakba Palestine Faces Its Biggest Threat | "If Israel really annexes the West Bank in July, it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," King Abdullah II said in an interview published by De…
telesurenglish.net/news/Jordan-Warns-Israel-of-Massive-Conflict-Over-Annexation-20200516-0008.html

Iran to hold online intl. conf. on Quds to as replacement to rallies
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Imam Khomeini viewed the right path toward Quds: Islamic Jihad representative
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Zionists should return entire occupied lands to Palestinians: Rabbi Weiss
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Israel: A utopian image or merely a mirage?
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Iran to hold online intl. conf. on Quds as replacement to rallies
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Parl. National Security Committee ratifies anti-Zionism motion
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Newly-elected MP urges for isolating Israeli regime in intl. arena
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

20 years after the unconditional Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon: what has been achieved? (1)
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-16
"We were Hezbollah trainers. It is an organisation that learns quickly. The Hezbollah we met at the beginning (1982) is different from the one we left behind in 2000". This is what the former Chief of Staff and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabi Ashkenazi, said twenty years after the Israeli unconditional withdrawal from Lebanon. | …

20 years after the unconditional Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon: what has been achieved? (1)

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-16
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

Resistance will terminate fake Israeli regime's existence: Amir-Abdollahian
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

20 ans après le retrait inconditionnel d'Israà´l du Liban, où en sommes-nous? 1/3
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-16
´ Nous avons formé le Hezbollah. C'est une organisation qui apprend vite. Le Hezbollah que nous avons connu à notre arrivée (1982) était différent de celui que nous avons laissé derrière nous en 2000. ª Ce sont les mots de l'ancien chef de cabinet et ministre des Affaires étrangères Gabi Ashkenazi, vingt ans après le retrait inconditionnel d'Israà´l du Liban. | ´ C'était notre premier affrontement avec une armée non conventionnelle, qui était aussi une organisation idéologique animée d'une foi profonde, une foi qui a…

20 ans après le retrait inconditionnel d'Israël du Liban, où en sommes-nous? 1/3

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-16
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

In major gaffe, US envoy MISTAKES Holocaust victims for Crimean Tatars… and he is NOT the first to do it
rt.com | 2020-05-16
A top US diplomat was left red-faced after using a picture of a Jewish ghetto in Poland as part of his post on the 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars, a blunder described as "disgusting" and which also drew ridicule on him. | …
rt.com/news/488845-us-envoy-tatars-jewish-ghetto/

Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-15
Palestinians worldwide have an annual day of remembrance called Nakba Day. Nakba comes from the Arabic al-Nakbah and means "disaster" or "catastrophe." It takes place on May 15th, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli independence in 1948. It is an opportunity for a people who live largely in exile to recall what was stolen from them by the nascent Israeli state in 1947 through 1949. An estimated 700,000 Palestinians, half of the country's Arab Christian and Muslim…

Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948

Israel Perfecting Surveillance Tech
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-15
Israel's external spy organization Mossad and its internal espionage equivalent Shin Bet have reputations that are much larger than their actual successes, but the one area where they have excelled is electronic intelligence gathering. Recent electronic spying around the White …
globalresearch.ca/israel-perfecting-surveillance-tech/5712987

72 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine
Richard Becker | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-15
May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba–the Catastrophe.
liberationnews.org/08-05-13-sixty-years-after-alnakba-in-html/

Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-15
Palestinians worldwide have an annual day of remembrance called Nakba Day. Nakba comes from the Arabic al-Nakbah and means "disaster" or "catastrophe." It takes place on May 15th, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli independence in 1948. It is an opportunity for a people who live largely in exile to recall what was stolen from them by the nascent Israeli state in 1947 through 1949. An estimated 700,000 Palestinians, half of the country's Arab Christian and Muslim population, were driven from their homes through a deliberate…
ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/palestine/4155-nakba-covid1948.html

Arabs, UN Must Move to Swiftly Protect the Status of Palestinian Refugees
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-15
'Heinous racism,' is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. Lebanon's restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/15/arabs-un-must-move-to-swiftly-protect-the-status-of-palestinian-refugees/

Jordan's king warns Israel of 'massive conflict' if it proceeds with West Bank annexation plans
rt.com | 2020-05-15
Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Israel of a "massive conflict" if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank. | Israel has vowed to annex Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley. The move could spell the end of the long-stalled peace process by making it virtually impossible to establish a viable Palestinian state. | "Leaders who advocate a one-state solution do not understand what that would mean," Jordan's king said in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel. | European Union foreign ministers met on Friday to discuss what action the bloc might take in response to Israe…
rt.com/newsline/488812-jordan-israel-conflict-annexation/

Facebook deactivates dozens of accounts of Palestinian journalists and activists
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-15
At least 52 Palestinians have been affected by Facebook's deactivation sweep, according to data collected by Middle East Eye…
mronline.org/2020/05/15/facebook-deactivates-dozens-of-accounts-of-palestinian-journalists-and-activists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=facebook-deactivates-dozens-of-accounts-of-palestinian-journalists-and-activists

With Corbyn Gone, the Israel Lobby is targeting Palestinians Directly
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-15
An attack on a prominent British-Palestinian doctor and academic, Ghada Karmi, by a self-styled "antisemitism watchdog" looks suspiciously like a new trend in anti-Palestinian bigotry and bullying dressed up as victimhood. Late last month, the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), which claims to represent the interests of the UK's Jewish community, said it was writing to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/with-corbyn-gone-the-israel-lobby-is-targeting-palestinians-directly/

For Palestinians under occupation, every day is Nakba
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-15
May 15 is Nakba Day, which marks the death of thousands of Palestinians and the forced exile of many more during the formation of Israeli in 1948. To this day, the Palestinians living under occupation continue to resist the apartheid policies of Israel…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/15/for-palestinians-under-occupation-every-day-is-nakba/

Oppose the Israeli Annexation of West Bank Settlements
Howie Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-15
It is time for the United States to end its bipartisan blanket support for Israeli policies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. At this critical moment, where Israel has announced its intention to annex Israeli settlements on the West Bank with the support of the Trump administration, we must speak out and resist this …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/oppose-the-israeli-annexation-of-west-bank-settlements/

From US to Easter Island 'everyone is in same situation': RT Documentary embarks on WORLD TOUR of Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-05-15
As coronavirus paralyzes the planet, RT documentary channel RTD has gone on an online world tour to learn from locals about the common dreads and unique problems caused by the pandemic faced by the world's nations. | Documentary filmmaker Natalya Karachkova was just recently tracking polar bears and Siberian tigers with her crew

My Israeli Nemesis is Moving to America
Ariel Gold | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-15
My first run-in with Israeli politician Gilad Erdan took place on July 1, 2018, when I arrived at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, passport and visa in hand. After seven hours of interrogation, I was told that Erdan had had my visa revoked and was sending me directly back to the U.S.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/15/my-israeli-nemesis-is-moving-to-america/

Israeli Court Sets Hearing Seeking to Lift Travel Ban on Amnesty Campaigner
commondreams.org | 2020-05-15
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/05/15/israeli-court-sets-hearing-seeking-lift-travel-ban-amnesty-campaigner?cd-origin=rss

Gaza Holds Its Breath as the Threat of Coronavirus Looms
Ahmed Abu Artema | thenation.com | 2020-05-15
Gaza Holds Its Breath as the Threat of Coronavirus Looms…
thenation.com/article/world/coronavirus-gaza-crisis/

Surveillance Tech: Leave It to the Mossad and Shin Bet to Profit Militarily and Financially from Coronavirus
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-14
Israel's external spy organization Mossad and its internal espionage equivalent Shin Bet have reputations that are much larger than their actual successes, but the one area where they have excelled is electronic intelligence gathering. Recent electronic spying around the White House and other federal buildings in Washington carried out by the Israeli Embassy demonstrates that Israel does not differentiate much between friends and enemies when it conducts espionage. In fact, spying targeting the U.S. is probably its number one priority due to the fact that the Jewish state is so heavily dependent on American su…
ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/palestine/4149-surveillance-mossad-shin-bet.html

Arabs, UN Must Move to Swiftly Protect the Status of Palestinian Refugees
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-14
'Heinous racism,' is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. Lebanon's restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/arabs-un-must-move-to-swiftly-protect-the-status-of-palestinian-refugees/

Israel Strips Financial Aid From Palestinian Prisoners, Leaving Them To Face COVID-19 Alone
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-14
Calls and visits are denied to many of Israel's Palestinian prisoners, leaving their fate in the pandemic unknown.
therealnews.com/stories/israel-financial-aid-from-palestinian-prisoners-coronavirus

US gives green signal to Israeli annexation of parts of occupied West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-14
In a clear violation of international law and the Geneva conventions, the new Netanyahu-Gantz unity government in Israel plans to annex illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/14/us-gives-green-signal-to-israeli-annexation-of-parts-of-occupied-west-bank/

From Lebanon to Syria, the Arab World is Failing Palestinian Refugees
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-13
Heinous racism. That is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. | Lebanon's restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding the residency status of Palestinian refugees in this Arab country. | Many were ta…
mintpressnews.com/lebanon-syria-arab-world-failing-palestinian-refugees/267521/

From Lebanon to Syria, the Arab World is Failing Palestinian Refugees
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-13
Heinous racism. That is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. | Lebanon's restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding the residency status of Palestinian refugees in this Arab country. | Many were ta…
mintpressnews.com/lebanon-syria-arab-world-failing-palestinian-refugees/267521/

Israel to Annex the United States
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-13
As the Beatles once put it, "I read the news today, oh boy…" One might argue that the "oh boy" has been part and parcel of one's morning media review ever since 9/11, but depending on one's own inclinations, the daily content might well be considered particularly depressing over the past several years. As regular readers of Unz.com will already know, my particular perception is that the American "special relationship" with the Jewish state has been a disaster for the United States and for the entire Middle East region, to include even Israel itself. Israel has used the uncritical U.S. support it has enjoyed…
ahtribune.com/us/israelgate/4145-annex-the-united-states.html

Why is Mike Pompeo risking a One-day Trip to Israel Amid the Pandemic?
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-13
As part of its battle against Covid-19, Israel has closed it borders to foreigners and imposed a two-week quarantine on anyone entering the country. There are also strict requirements to wear masks in public places. Israel, however, has thrown the rules

Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-08
The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.
therealnews.com/stories/palestinians-israelis-remember-casualties-memorial-service