Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

2020-01-30: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-30). Kushner 'hopes Israel waits' on annexation steps in West Bank after Trump's Mideast plan announcement. rt.com White House senior adviser Jared Kushner says Washington wants Israel to wait until after its March 2 election before making any moves toward settlement annexation in the West Bank following the announcement of a US plan for the Middle East. | Kushner is an architect of the peace proposal hailed by Israel and rejected by the Palestinians. "Let's see what happens," President Donald Trump's son-in-law said when asked about the possibility that Israel would begin an annexation process as early as this weekend. "The hope is that they'll wait until after the election and we'll work with them to try to come up with…

RT (2020-01-30). What's behind Israeli PM's unscheduled stopover in Moscow. rt.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia after unveiling a peace proposal alongside US President Donald Trump in Washington. The 'deal of the century' was met with skepticism and outrage around the world. | The caretaker prime minister was in Washington, DC on Tuesday alongside his chief rival, retired General Benny Gantz, as Trump unveiled his controversial "Vision" that included a two-state solution, Israeli control of Jerusalem and no right of return for Palestinians. | Netanyahu's office said he would return from Washington to Tel Aviv via Moscow, something that was previously not included…

Steve Sweeney (2020-01-30). General strike in Gaza, protests rage against Trump's 'deal of the century'. peoplesworld.org Palestinians waged a general strike in the besieged Gaza Strip Jan. 29 as protests continued to rage against the "dismal" Middle East peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. His so-called "deal of the century" has been met by global condemnation with international governments and progressives branding it as "shameful" and unworkable. …

Jonathan Cook (2020-01-30). Trump's Deal of the Century Won't Bring Peace…That Was the Plan. counterpunch.org Much of Donald Trump's long-trailed "deal of the century" came as no surprise. Over the past 18 months, Israeli officials had leaked many of its details. The so-called "Vision for Peace" unveiled on Tuesday simply confirmed that the US government has publicly adopted the long-running consensus in Israel: that it is entitled to keep permanently the swaths of territory it seized illegally over the past half-century that deny the Palestinians any hope of a state.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-01-30). Trump's 'peace plan' for Israel and the Palestinians is neither. peoplesworld.org GOP President Donald Trump's "peace plan" for Israel and the Palestinians, unveiled with support from the leaders of both big Jewish Israeli political parties, is "imperialistic" and would lead to resumed and continued military occupation of the entire West Bank for the foreseeable future, the Israeli Communist Party says. And since Trump unveiled his plan …

RT (2020-01-30). Israeli woman convicted of drug trafficking but pardoned by Putin walks free from Russian prison. rt.com Originally facing over seven years behind bars for the illegal possession of drugs, Naama Issachar is going home after President Vladimir Putin pardoned her ahead of a visit by the Israeli premier. | Issachar was officially released from a Russian prison earlier on Thursday, Russia's Federal Prison Service (FSIN) confirmed. The woman is returning to Israel on the plane of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was on a brief visit to Moscow, her lawyer said. | Netanyahu and his wife personally greeted the released woman and her mother before escorting them to the plane. | ‚ù§Ô&p…

Codepink SF (2020-01-30). Col. (ret.) Ann Wright Fundraising/Speaking on GAZA/The 2020 Freedom Flotilla. indybay.org ANSWER Meeting Room, 2969 Mission Street, San Francisco 94110 (Mission at 26th Street)…

Michael Jansen (2020-01-30). Trump's Skewed Vision Gives Israel Everything It Wants. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century", his "vision" of an Arab-Israeli peace settlement, is, as expected, a boon for Israel and a trap for the Palestinians. Everyone knew this would be the case. His deal could never have been …

teleSUR (2020-01-30). Palestinian Leaders Taking Steps to Topple Trump's 'Peace Plan'. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Authority has prepared a series of plans to topple the announced U.S. Middle East peace plan, also known as the Deal of the Century, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told reporters in Ramallah that one of the first steps "is to hold a meeting for the Arab League's foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday." | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wi…

Afro News (2020-01-30). What You Need to Know About Trump's Annexation Plan. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump finally unveiled his 'Middle East Peace Plan' on Tuesday, 28 January 2020, during a media conference in Washington, as the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stood by his side. | The entire document, called 'Peace to …

Jonathan Cook (2020-01-30). Trump's 'Deal of the Century' Won't Bring Peace — That Was the Plan. globalresearch.ca Much of Donald Trump's long-trailed "deal of the century" came as no surprise. Over the past 18 months, Israeli officials had leaked many of its details. | The so-called "Vision for Peace" unveiled on Tuesday simply confirmed that the US …

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-30). Netanyahu Formally Indicted. globalresearch.ca Hard evidence collected by Israeli AG Mendleblit proves Netanyahu guilt of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, serious civil offenses — his high crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide against long-suffering Palestinians ignored. | His day in the dock …

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-30). Trump Regime's Annexation Scheme of the Century Unveiled. globalresearch.ca Nothing about the scheme surprised, an affront to millions of long-suffering Palestinians and international law — a document with no legitimacy. | One observer compared Trump's unveiling to a wedding attended by the bride, not the groom. | Palestinians were excluded from …

Independent Jewish Voices (2020-01-30). How Not to Fight Antisemitism. globalresearch.ca Executive Summary | Antisemitism is a form of racism and as such must be opposed on general anti-racist principles, in solidarity with other anti-racist struggles and in concert with the principles of human rights and equality for all. Unfortunately, both the …

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Israeli Envoy to US Says Palestinians Won't Have a State in a Long Time Under Trump's Plan — Report. sputniknews.com Donald Trump's peace plan envisages the annexation by Israel of some lands that are currently part of the Palestinian Territories; while a fractured Palestinian state with limited autonomy would be established in the remaining areas. Israel welcomed the plan and is looking to implement it, while Palestinian leaders have largely rejected it.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Kushner Urges Israel Not to Annex Chunks of the West Bank as Knesset Vows to 'Fast-Track' Vote. sputniknews.com President Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century', the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, recognises Israeli claims to sovereignty over Israeli settlements in the West Bank, solidifying the rights of the estimated 400,000 Israeli nationals living in these areas.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). 'Highway to Hell': Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Resumes Bashing of Trump's Middle East Peace Plan. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, PNA President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly warned Israel that the Palestinians would scrap their security agreements with the Jewish state as a result of their support for US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Videos: Three Projectiles Fired Toward Israeli Territory From Gaza, Two Intercepted – IDF. sputniknews.com Explosions were heard in Israel near the Gaza border and rocket sirens were triggered in the border communities of Nir Am, Ivim, Sderot and other areas as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted multiple rockets launched from the Gaza Strip.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Sirens Sound in Southern Israel – IDF. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, the Israel Defence Forces confirmed that air raid sirens were sounded in southern Israel, specifically in the community of Kibbutz Kissufim.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Confusion in Tel Aviv as Kushner Contradicts Netanyahu on Annexation of Chunks of West Bank. sputniknews.com In a recent interview, Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner called on Israel to hold off on applying sovereignty over West Bank settlements until after the March parliamentary elections, with his words contradicting a statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tel Aviv could annex the settlement as soon as this Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Russia's UN Envoy Blasts 'Deal of the Century' Map Which Shows Golan Heights as Part of Israel. sputniknews.com Israel took over part of Syria's Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War, annexing the area in 1981. The UN denounced Tel Aviv's decision as "null and void and without international legal effect." Last March, Washington formally recognised the occupied area as Israeli territory. Damascus blasted the move and vowed to regain its lands someday.

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Hamas urges Islamic, Arab worlds to reject Trump plan. yenisafak.com Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh has sent letters to all presidents, kings, and princes of the Islamic and Arab worlds urging them to reject the U.S.' so-called "Deal of the Century." | Haniyeh called on the leaders of the Arab and Islamic world in his letters to "urgently act to reject what the U.S. President announced in the terms and plans of the project of the so-called deal of the century," according to a press statement issued by Hamas. | Haniyeh stressed the need to stand against all attempts to "harmonize with the approach of the American administration in dealing with the Palestinian issue and to tak…

Fred_F (2020-01-30). Gaza Surf Project makes waves. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-01-30). Trump's 'win-win' plan hands everything to Israel. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-01-29). Mehdi Hasan: Trump's Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism. democracynow.org We continue our discussion of President Trump's long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the "deal of the century." The plan was drafted by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians and would give Israel sovereignty over large areas of the occupied West Bank, control over all of Jerusalem, and keep all illegal settlements built in the occupied West Bank. We speak with Mehdi Hasan, senior columnist at The Intercept, and Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University. Khalidi's latest book is…

Staff (2020-01-29). "Yet Another Declaration of War on Palestinians": Rashid Khalidi on Trump's Middle East "Peace" Plan. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to annex about 30% of the occupied West Bank, after Israel was given the green light to do so by the United States. On Tuesday, President Trump — with Netanyahu by his side — unveiled a so-called Middle East peace plan that was drafted by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians. Under the plan, Israel will 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 will be allowed to remain in their homes. The plan…

The Canary (2020-01-29). Jeremy Corbyn slams Donald Trump's so-called 'peace plan' for Palestine. thecanary.co Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan would "lock-in illegal Israeli colonisation" and deny Palestinian people their fundamental rights. He added that Britain must tell the US they are "wrong" on the issue.Boris Johnson, meanwhile, provided encouragement to the proposal which would leave sizeable areas of the occupied West Bank in Israeli hands.Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed Trump's plan as a "conspiracy deal".Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Corbyn said of the US president's idea: It will annex Palestinian territory, lock-in illegal Israeli colonisation…

Aaron Maté (2020-01-29). Trump's fake 'peace plan' is permanent apartheid for Palestine. thegrayzone.com Attorney, professor, and author Noura Erakat on Trump's "deal of the century": a call for permanent apartheid in Palestine. President…

Fight Back (2020-01-29). USPCN Rejects "Deal of the Century" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). | Three war criminals – Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli politician Benny Gantz – have met in DC this week, and today unveiled the announcement of Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner's self-proclaimed "deal of the century." | As Palestinians and Arabs living and organizing in the U.S., we join the voices of our people in besieged Gaza and all across Palestine and the Arab World in fully rejecting this sham peace process created by the apartheid, settler-colonial…

David Hearst (2020-01-29). Done Deal: How the Peace Process Sold Out the Palestinians. globalresearch.ca In November 2016, fresh off his electoral win, US President-elect Donald Trump boasted of his intention to end the Israel-Palestine conflict by striking what he called the "ultimate deal". | Calling it "the war that never ends," Trump told

WSWS (2020-01-29). Trump unveils farcical Mideast "peace plan" as Netanyahu is indicted. wsws.org Timed to meet the immediate needs of both Trump and Netanyahu, the plan sanctions all of the policies of the Israeli right and is guaranteed to be rejected by the Palestinians.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-29). Updated: Dozens Injured as Israeli Soldiers Attack Protests In West Bank. imemc.org Dozens of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli military attacks on protests in several parts of the occupied West Bank, denouncing the Trump "peace plan" announced last night. Updates: — Soldiers shoot a Palestinian child, 14, with a rubber-coated steel bullet i8n the head, and cause dozens of residents to suffer …

Staff (2020-01-29). Trump's Israel-Palestine "Peace" Plan Violates International Law. truthout.org Donald Trump's long-awaited "deal of the century" between Israel and Palestine essentially gives Israel's far right coalition government everything it wanted. This Middle East "peace" deal allows Israel to annex vast stretches of the Palestinian West Bank (which has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967) into Israel, including all of the illegal Jewish-only settlements in areas colonized by Israeli settlers as well as Arab East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley. Palestinians would be granted limit…

teleSUR (2020-01-29). Thousands of Palestinians Protest Against Trump's Deal. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets Wednesday in several parts of the occupied West Bank to protest the United States President Donald Trump's "peace deal." At the same time, Israeli forces shut down the Old City of Jerusalem and the RELATED: | "Down with the de…

teleSUR (2020-01-29). Israeli Defense Minister Wants Annexation of Occupied West Bank. telesurenglish.net Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex over a third of the occupied West Bank shorlty after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his so-called "Deal of the Century" plan on Middle East peace. | RELATED: | "Yesterday evening, history knocked on our door and granted us a one-time opportunity to apply Israel law on all of the settlements in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-29). Mass Rallies in Several Countries in Protest of Trump Deal. imemc.org Many Arab and European countries, on Tuesday, witnessed mass rallies in protest against US Preseident Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century." Protests are to continue into Wednesday, in many European countries. In Gaza, rallies took place in a number of cities, rejecting the plan announced by Trump from Washington.

IMEMC News (2020-01-29). Thousands Protest in Gaza to Challenge Trump-Kushner Annexation Plan. imemc.org As Donald Trump faced day eight of his trial for abuse of power in the US Senate, he and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unveiled their 'Deal of the Century' in which Israel will essentially annex Palestine and push Palestinians into tiny reservations. Protests immediately broke out in Gaza and …

IMEMC News (2020-01-29). Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians In Abu Dis And Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday morning, dozens of Palestinians in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and in Bethlehem, after the army attacked a protest against Trump's so-called " of the Century." Media sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs at Palestinian protesters near the …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-29). Samidoun: Colonial "Deal of the Century" sure to fail; time to fight back and defend Palestine. imemc.org Protest against so-called "Deal of the Century" Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins our voice with that of Palestinians and all people of conscience around the world in rejecting and condemning Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu's racist, colonialist, so-called "Deal of the Century." This "deal" blatantly enshrines settler colonialism and …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-29). Pipeline or a Pipedream: Israel, Turkey Hydrocarbon Conflict is Brewing in the Mediterranean. dissidentvoice.org Massive natural gas discoveries off the eastern coast of Israel and Palestine is slated to make Tel Aviv a regional energy hub. Whether Israel will be able to translate positive indicators of the largely untapped gas reserves into actual economic and strategic wealth is yet to be seen. What is certain, however, is that the …

Juan Cole (2020-01-29). Trump's Plan for Palestinians Is a Crime Against Humanity. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on On Tuesday, an American president being impeached for abuse of power announced a

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-29). Trump's 'Deal of the Century' Ensures Israeli Domination and Palestinian Oppression. imemc.org Trump's Kushner Plan, also known as the 'Deal of the Century,' gives Israel control of Palestinian land, makes settlements part of Israel, ensures endless Palestinian Occupation, and is a recipe for disaster. | (Transcript unavailable.) |

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2020-02-03: Police arrested several members of the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem Faction group as dozens of protesters blocked a road in Bnei Brak on Monday. They are angry at the arrest of a religious institution student who was trying to leave the country without official permission from the Israeli army.