2020-09-06: News Headlines

Resource Center for Nonviolence (2020-09-06). Saturday 9/26: Palestine Justice Coalition Teach-In: Palestinian Future and Israeli Annexation. indybay.org Online Event | http: //bit.ly/pjcteachin…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Hezbollah, Hamas leaders hold talks in Lebanon. yenisafak.com Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah held talks in Beirut with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, according to the Lebanese group.The talks covered the "latest political and military developments in Palestine, Lebanon and the region," Hezbollah said in a statement.The two group leaders also discussed "the hazards facing the Palestinian cause, particularly the US deal of the century and projects for normalization with Israel," the statement said.This January US President Donald Trump announced the so-called "deal of the century," which refers to Jerusalem as "Israel's undivided cap…

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Palestine to Cut Ties With Countries That Recognize Israel. telesurenglish.net Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat Sunday said that Palestine will break relationships with any country that moves or opens its embassy in Jerusalem. | RELATED: | "We urge all nations to respect international law, including Security Council resolutions 478 and 2334," Erekat added. | The statement comes after Serbia and Kosovo decided on Friday to move their embassies from Tel…

_____ (2020-09-06). The Privileged vs. the People. strategic-culture.org America's decadent elite is a plundering barbarian horde, leaving social and material destruction in its wake. | Andrew DORAN | "The Americans never use the word 'peasant,'" Alexis de Tocqueville observed, "because they have no idea of the peculiar class which that term denotes." Nor do Americans use "noble" or "aristocrat" or "barbarian." However, the basic phenomena endure, even if the class structure and therefore the terms have evolved. | Shortly after Tocqueville published his thoughts on the democratic experiment in America, Benjamin Disraeli published Sybil ∏ a novel in which he argued that England…

_____ (2020-09-06). VIDEO: Pompeo in Jerusalem. strategic-culture.org With few exceptions, Trump's self flattery about his commitment to Israel is legit. But didn't he get elected to be the most pro-American President ever? Watch the video and read more in the

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Hamas denies any link to far-right US group. yenisafak.com Palestinian resistance group Hamas has denied any link to the far-right extremist movement Boogaloo Bois in the United States.American and Israeli media reported that two members from Boogaloo Bois group were arrested by US authorities and charged with conspiring to support Hamas.Media reports said that the US Justice Department accused both Michael Robert Solomon, 30, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of providing material support to a "foreign terrorist organization"."We decry the US administration attempt to link Hamas to any member of this group," the Palestinian movement said in a statement."This is a desperate…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey urges Kosovo against opening Jerusalem embassy. yenisafak.com Turkey on Sunday urged Kosovo against opening an embassy in Jerusalem, saying doing so would undermine UN resolutions and hurt the Palestinian cause."We call on the leadership of Kosovo to abide by these [UN] decisions to refrain from such steps that would undermine the historical and legal status of Jerusalem and may also prevent Kosovo from being recognized by other states in the future," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The statement cited various UN resolutions stressing that the Palestinian issue can only be solved with an independent, sovereign, and geographically continuous Palestinian stat…

RT (2020-09-05). Israel DEMOLISHES 51 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem as destruction continues in 'unprecedented manner' — rights group. rt.com Israeli authorities escalated demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem in August, knocking 51 Palestinian buildings and displacing 85 people, many of whom were children, a Palestinian rights group said. | The demolition of homes, which Israel says were built without proper permits, have been conducted in an "unprecedented manner" in the past month, Palestinian rights group, Wadi Hilweh Information Center, said in a fresh report. | The authorities have been acting in this way despite a difficult situation with coronavirus in Israel and particularly in Jerusalem, which is claimed as the capital by both Israelis an…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). Palestinian prisoner Daud Al-Khatib dies after 18 years in Israeli jail. peoplesdispatch.org Daud Al-Khatib died a few months ahead of his release. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society alleged that al-Khatib was not given proper medical care by the prison authorities…

Tim Anderson (2020-09-05). The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel. thealtworld.com What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…

_____ (2020-09-05). Group That Helped Draft Anti-BDS Laws In US Didn't Disclose Grant From Israel. popularresistance.org There's been a lot of talk about foreign governments intervening in our political process over the last few years, but some stories certainly don't permeate mainstream discourse. | A case in point was on display this week. The Forward reported that the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) received a grant from the Israeli government for more than $100,000 last year. The IAF is a nonprofit that was established in 2007 to foster cooperation between pro-Israel forces and governments around the world. In 2014, the group helped develop South Carolina's anti-BDS law, which prohibits state entities from contracting with group…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-04). Israel's Friends at the RNC: 'Christian Zionists' Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party. counterpunch.org It is difficult — and futile — to argue which American president has historically been more pro-Israel. While former President Barack Obama, for example, has pledged more money to Israel than any other US administration in history, Donald Trump has provided Israel with a blank check of seemingly endless political concessions. Certainly, the unconditional backing

RT (2020-09-04). Israel opens diplomatic relations with Muslim-majority Kosovo, while Serbia promises to move embassy to Jerusalem. rt.com Israel and Kosovo will establish diplomatic relations with each other, while Serbia will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Both moves came during US-backed talks in Washington. | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's press office announced his country's recognition of Kosovo on Friday, making Israel the 98th UN member state to recognize the former Serbian province. Kosovo, in turn, will recognize Israel, becoming one of only a handful of Muslim-majority countries to do so. | The move was announced as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti met with US President Donald…

South Front (2020-09-04). Video: Israeli Forces Rain Down Missiles on Syria. globalresearch.ca The Israeli Air Force conducted a second round of missiles strikes on Syria in less than a week. | Late on September 2, Israeli warplanes launched missiles at the T4 airport in the province of Homs. According to Syria's state media, …

Dan Lieberman (2020-09-04). The Case for Israel as a Criminal Enterprise. dissidentvoice.org After UAE-Israel deal, missing is that the Emirates bewildering moment and the shattered Palestinian moment are due to a misrepresentation of what is called the Middle East conflict. The misrepresentation has led to a fallacious approach for rectification, and an impasse for obtaining peace with justice. Even the terminology seems incorrect. Is this a conflict …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-04). Palestinian groups lay down time frame for national unity plans. peoplesdispatch.org All major Palestinian factions including Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad met virtually to discuss major challenges and the need for unity. They have decided to convene a special session of Palestinian Liberation Organization's Central Council…

news.un (2020-09-04). UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches $95 million appeal to keep COVID at bay. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a health and socio-economic emergency across the occupied Palestinian territory, the UN agency for the region warned on Friday, noting a swell of coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-03). 'Dying to Fish': How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry. counterpunch.org On August 16, the Israeli navy declared the Gaza sea a closed military zone. A few days later, a group of Gaza fishermen decided to take their chances by fishing within a mere two or three nautical miles off the Gaza shore. No sooner had they cast their nets, Israeli navy bullets began whizzing all

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-03). Israel's Friends at the RNC: "Christian Zionists" Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party. dissidentvoice.org It is difficult — and futile — to argue which American president has historically been more pro-Israel. While former President Barack Obama, for example, has pledged more money to Israel than any other US administration in history, Donald Trump has provided Israel with a blank check of seemingly endless political concessions. Certainly, the unconditional backing …

Phyllis Bennis (2020-09-03). The Israel-UAE Deal isn't About Peace at All. counterpunch.org In some ways, the U.S.-brokered plan for mutual recognition between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is big news. For more than a quarter of a century, only two Middle Eastern countries — Egypt and Jordan — had officially recognized Israel. None of the Gulf monarchies did. So, it was a pretty big deal when

RT (2020-09-03). 'I absolutely cancel myself': African studies professor says she FAKED BEING BLACK most of her adult life, admits she is white. rt.com African studies professor Jessica Krug of George Washington University has come out of the race closet, admitting she has faked being black much of her adult life after growing up as a "white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City." | "I am not a culture vulture, I am a culture leech," Krug said Thursday in a Medium.com Krug, who is an associate professor at p…

Dr. Nicolai Due-Gundersen (2020-09-03). How the Israel-UAE Deal Could Leave Jordan Out in the Cold. globalresearch.ca With the signing of the

Steven Sahiounie (2020-09-03). Israel Hits the Jackpot in UAE Investment Deal. "Betrayal of the Palestinian Cause" globalresearch.ca Monday, the …

yenisafak (2020-09-03). At least 25 Palestinian groups call for general elections. yenisafak.com Several Palestinian civil society and rights groups on Thursday urged leadership to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections.Signed by 25 Palestinian groups, a letter was handed over to Hanna Nasser, the chairman of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission, ahead of the intra-Palestinian meeting scheduled to take place in the evening.Addressing a press conference in front of the Elections Commission office in Ramallah, Issam Arouri, director-general of Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, said the letter will be presented to President Mahmoud Abbas and the heads of Palestinian groups, asking them to conduct pa…

Eliza Egret (2020-09-03). Israeli forces attack a 68-year-old Palestinian man using brutal knee-to-neck tactic. thecanary.co Once again, Israeli forces have been caught on camera using the brutal knee-to-neck tactic. This time it was to restrain a 68-year-old Palestinian man. | On 1 September, Khairy Hanoun was savagely attacked after a demonstration in the northern West Bank. He was protesting against the confiscation of his land. Video Bulldozing land: | Hanou…