Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

2020-03-08: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-03-07). Absolutely sickening—and scary': Man unfurls Nazi flag at Bernie Sanders rally, heightening security concerns. mronline.org "All people of conscience must condemn this anti-Semitism against the most visible Jewish politician in the country." |

RT (2020-03-07). AIPAC confirms two coronavirus cases at Israeli lobby gathering attended by US elites & veteran politicians. rt.com Two people from New York who attended the AIPAC conference in the US capital have tested positive for Covid-19, raising the possibility that lawmakers in Washington DC were exposed to the potentially lethal contagion. | "At least" two conference-goers who came from Westchester County, New York have tested positive for the virus, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said on Friday evening, adding that they've sent notice of this to the attendees, participants, speakers, administration staff and congressional offices. | Important Update: Coronavirus | As emailed to Policy Conference attendees, participan…

South Front (2020-03-07). Video: Turkish Drones Falling in Idlib. 'Moderate Rebels' Gas Themselves by Mistake. globalresearch.ca Early on March 5, the Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on targets in the Syrian provinces of Homs and Quneitra. According to the Syrian military, the attack was conducted from Lebanese airspace at 00: 30 local time. …

Rami Almeghari (2020-03-07). Unemployment Among Gaza Women Hits Record High of 90%. imemc.org In new remarks by the Gaza-based head of the Popular Committee for Breaking the Israel-imposed Blockade of Gaza, Dr. Jamal Alkhodary said that Palestinian women in Gaza have been badly affected by the Israeli blockade, in terms of labor. The statement, released Saturday by Alkhudary to local media outlets, suggested …

Staff (2020-03-07). Screening of Palestinian film Naila and the Uprising as part of International Women's Day celebrations in Derry, Ireland. imemc.org Friday, 6 March, 2020, Museum of Free Derry, Derry, Ireland — for IMEMC News, Niall àì Brolcháin A free screening of the highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary film Naila and the Uprising took place at the Museum of Free Derry in the Bogside, Derry, Ireland in advance of International Women's Day. …

Staff (2020-03-07). Israeli Troops Invade Birzeit University Dorms; Abduct 5 Students. imemc.org Early Friday morning, Israeli forces raided student dormitories at Birzeit University in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and abducted five students. According to local sources, Israeli troops kidnapped five students affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, the student branch of the Hamas movement, at Birzeit University in Ramallah. The sources …

WSWS (2020-03-07). Ontario parliament to ban criticism of Israel under guise of combating anti-Semitism. wsws.org Bill 168 targets left-wing groups and individuals by branding criticism of the actions of the Israeli government, with which Canada has close ties, as anti-Semitic.

Staff (2020-03-07). 15-Year Old Boy Hit by Israeli Rubber Bullet While in School. imemc.org In the al-Isawiyya area of Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israeli forces fired a rubber-coated steel bullet into a schoolyard, injuring 15-year-old student Mohammad Awni Atiya in his hand. The incident took place at the "Boys Secondary School", in the village of Al-'Isawiya. The Silwan Information Center reported that the Israeli Special …

Staff (2020-03-06). Headlines for March 6, 2020. democracynow.org 3,500 Cruise Ship Passengers Quarantined Off California Coast over Coronavirus Fears, Seattle Area Residents Urged to Work from Home as Coronavirus Spreads Across U.S., World Health Organization's Coronavirus Warning: "This Is Not a Drill", Stocks Tumble as Coronavirus Rattles Global Economy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Suspends 2020 Presidential Bid, Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally Disrupted by Protester with Nazi Flag, Russia and Turkey Agree to a Ceasefire in Syria's War-Torn Idlib, Israel Accused of Collective Punishment After Demolishing Palestinian Homes, Israeli Opposition Parties Bidding to Unseat Netanyahu After…

Celine Hagbard (2020-03-06). Israeli Troops Attack Protest in Kufur Qaddoum, Injuring Two Palestinians. imemc.org Two young men were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens more suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, when Israeli forces invaded Kufur Qaddoum village and began assaulting non-violent demonstrators. Each week, the townspeople of Kufur Qaddoum hold a march and protest to challenge the Israeli closure of their …

Ira Glunts (2020-03-06). The Brooklyn Yeshiva Anthem Protest: Why It's Not Antisemitic. counterpunch.org "An anti-Semite used to be a person who disliked Jews. Now it is a person who Jews dislike." — Hajo Meyer, Jewish German-born Dutch physicist and Auschwitz survivor. "Antisemitism is a trick we always use." — Shulamit Aloni, Jewish Israeli, former Israeli Minister of Education, longtime member of the Israeli parliament. On Sunday, February 23

Rami Almeghari (2020-03-06). Israel detains six Palestinian travelers from Gaza. imemc.org Israeli authorities have been reportedly detained six Palestinians from Gaza since early 2020. Those arrested are said to be travelers, who were passing through the Israel-controlled Erez checkpoint, north of the Gaza Strip. According to a statement, released on Friday by the Ramallah-based Palestine Center for Detainee Studies, the sixth …

IMEMC News (2020-03-06). What is the Big Deal? Why Palestinians reject "the Deal of the Century" imemc.org By Rev. Dr. Jack Sara | As a Palestinian Christian living and serving on both sides of the Separation Wall, I live with the people on the ground.

IMEMC News (2020-03-06). Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians Near Annexation Wall in Jenin. imemc.org On Thursday evening, Israeli forces invaded the village of Al-Arqah, west of Jenin, and abducted three young men near the Annexation Wall. They also fired tear gas in the village, causing numerous cases of inhalation. According to local Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Israeli occupation forces abducted the youths:…

commondreams (2020-03-06). Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It. commondreams.org ______________________________…

IMEMC News (2020-03-06). Palestinian Health Ministry Confirms 7 Cases of COVID19 Corona Virus. imemc.org The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Kayleh announced on Thursday evening that 7 Palestinian citizens have been confirmed as infected with the Corona virus. Kayleh explained, in a press conference held Thursday evening in the headquarters of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the presence of Governor Kamel Hamid and the …

Jonathan Cook (2020-03-06). Netanyahu may yet prove himself the Houdini of Israeli Politics. dissidentvoice.org It may have taken him a year and three elections to achieve it, but on Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu started to look like the Great Houdini of Israeli politics — escape artist extraordinaire. With almost all of the ballots counted, Netanyahu's bloc of settler and extreme religious parties was set to win 58 seats in the …

Ed Sykes (2020-03-06). As a literal Nazi supporter targets Sanders rally, the Jewish politician's message to the world is crystal clear. thecanary.co On 5 March, a Nazi waved a swastika flag in the middle of a Bernie Sanders Sanders under attack: | During the Holocaust, Nazis murdered

Ramzy Baroud (2020-03-05). A Terrifying Scenario: Coronavirus in "Quarantined" Gaza. dissidentvoice.org What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel's military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one of several epidemics that are caused by the Coronavirus. If developed countries, …

Philip Giraldi (2020-03-05). Who Made Coronavirus? Was It the U.S., Israel or China? globalresearch.ca The most commonly reported mainstream media account of the creation of the Coronavirus suggests that it was derived from an animal borne microorganism found in a wild bat that was consumed by an ethnic Chinese resident of Wuhan. But there …

Ira Glunts (2020-03-03). The Brooklyn Yeshiva Anthem Protest and Why It Is Not Antisemitic. dissidentvoice.org An anti-Semite used to be a person who disliked Jews. Now it is a person who Jews dislike. — Hajo Meyer, Jewish German-born Dutch physicist and Auschwitz survivor. Antisemitism is a trick we always use. — Shulamit Aloni, Jewish Israeli, former Israeli Minister of Education, longtime member of the Israeli parliament. On Sunday, February 23 …

Staff (2020-03-03). Headlines for March 3, 2020. democracynow.org Super Tuesday Kicks Off as Moderate Dems Coalesce in Support of Joe Biden, 6 Dead in Washington from Coronavirus, as Criticism Mounts over CDC Handling of Outbreak, U.S. to Start Troop Withdrawal as Taliban Vows to Resume Attacks and Afghan Gov't Rejects Prisoner Swap, Migrant Child Drowns Off Greek Coast, Refugees Attacked as Asylum Crisis Deepens, Iraqi Power Vacuum as Caretaker PM and Designated Successor Both Walk Away from Post, Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Lead Over Rival Benny Gantz But Falls Short of Outright Majority, Report: 80,000+ Uyghur Muslims Forced into Factory Labor for Nike, Apple, Revolutionary Nic…

Stuart Munckton (2020-03-03). Free doco makes case for Palestine solidarity. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-03-02). Headlines for March 2, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Sees First 2 Coronavirus Deaths in Washington as Cases Worldwide Mount, U.S. and Taliban Sign Deal Aimed at Ending 18-Year War, Joe Biden Claims Decisive South Carolina Victory, Buttigieg & Steyer Drop Out Ahead of Super Tuesday, North Korea Fires Projectiles as It Carries Out Military Drill, Study Reveals No Fraud in 2019 Bolivian Election That Ousted Evo Morales, Voters in Israel Go to Polls for 3rd Time in Under a Year, Greece Attacks Refugees After Turkey Loosens Restrictions on Border, Assange Extradition Hearings Suspended Until May, Wet'suwet'en Chiefs in Talks with Canadian Ministers as Fight Against…

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

CounterSpin (2020-01-31). Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'Peace' Plan, Rainey Reitman on Greenwald Persecution. fair.org 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 …

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Video: Turkish Drones Falling in Idlib. 'Moderate Rebels' Gas Themselves by Mistake
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-07
Early on March 5, the Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on targets in the Syrian provinces of Homs and Quneitra. According to the Syrian military, the attack was conducted from Lebanese airspace at 00: 30 local time. …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-drones-falling-idlib-moderate-rebels-gas-themselves-mistake/5705709

Absolutely sickening–and scary': Man unfurls Nazi flag at Bernie Sanders rally, heightening security concerns
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-07
"All people of conscience must condemn this anti-Semitism against the most visible Jewish politician in the country." | Source…
mronline.org/2020/03/07/absolutely-sickening-and-scary-man-unfurls-nazi-flag-at-bernie-sanders-rally-heightening-security-concerns/

Absolutely sickening–and scary': Man unfurls Nazi flag at Bernie Sanders rally, heightening security concerns
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-07
"All people of conscience must condemn this anti-Semitism against the most visible Jewish politician in the country." | Source…
mronline.org/2020/03/07/absolutely-sickening-and-scary-man-unfurls-nazi-flag-at-bernie-sanders-rally-heightening-security-concerns/

Unemployment Among Gaza Women Hits Record High of 90%
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-07
In new remarks by the Gaza-based head of the Popular Committee for Breaking the Israel-imposed Blockade of Gaza, Dr. Jamal Alkhodary said that Palestinian women in Gaza have been badly affected by the Israeli blockade, in terms of labor. The statement, released Saturday by Alkhudary to local media outlets, suggested …
imemc.org/article/unemployment-among-gaza-women-hits-record-high-of-90/

Screening of Palestinian film Naila and the Uprising as part of International Women's Day celebrations in Derry, Ireland
Staff | imemc.org | 2020-03-07
Friday, 6 March, 2020, Museum of Free Derry, Derry, Ireland

Israeli Troops Invade Birzeit University Dorms; Abduct 5 Students
Staff | imemc.org | 2020-03-07
Early Friday morning, Israeli forces raided student dormitories at Birzeit University in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and abducted five students. According to local sources, Israeli troops kidnapped five students affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, the student branch of the Hamas movement, at Birzeit University in Ramallah. The sources …
imemc.org/article/5-birzeit-university-students-arrested/

AIPAC confirms two coronavirus cases at Israeli lobby gathering attended by US elites & veteran politicians
rt.com | 2020-03-07
Two people from New York who attended the AIPAC conference in the US capital have tested positive for Covid-19, raising the possibility that lawmakers in Washington DC were exposed to the potentially lethal contagion. | "At least" two conference-goers who came from Westchester County, New York have tested positive for the virus, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said on Friday evening, adding that they've sent notice of this to the attendees, participants, speakers, administration staff and congressional offices. | Important Update: Coronavirus | As emailed to Policy Conference attendees, participan…
rt.com/usa/482542-aipac-two-positive-coronavirus/

15-Year Old Boy Hit by Israeli Rubber Bullet While in School
Staff | imemc.org | 2020-03-07
In the al-Isawiyya area of Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israeli forces fired a rubber-coated steel bullet into a schoolyard, injuring 15-year-old student Mohammad Awni Atiya in his hand. The incident took place at the "Boys Secondary School", in the village of Al-'Isawiya. The Silwan Information Center reported that the Israeli Special …
imemc.org/article/15-year-old-boy-hit-by-israeli-rubber-bullet-while-in-school/

Ontario parliament to ban criticism of Israel under guise of combating anti-Semitism
wsws.org | 2020-03-07
Bill 168 targets left-wing groups and individuals by branding criticism of the actions of the Israeli government, with which Canada has close ties, as anti-Semitic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/07/onis-m07.html

Israeli Troops Attack Protest in Kufur Qaddoum, Injuring Two Palestinians
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2020-03-06
Two young men were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens more suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, when Israeli forces invaded Kufur Qaddoum village and began assaulting non-violent demonstrators. Each week, the townspeople of Kufur Qaddoum hold a march and protest to challenge the Israeli closure of their …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-attack-protest-in-kufur-qaddoum-injuring-two-palestinians/

The Brooklyn Yeshiva Anthem Protest: Why It's Not Antisemitic
Ira Glunts | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-06
"An anti-Semite used to be a person who disliked Jews. Now it is a person who Jews dislike."

As a literal Nazi supporter targets Sanders rally, the Jewish politician's message to the world is crystal clear
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-03-06
On 5 March, a Nazi waved a swastika flag in the middle of a Bernie Sanders rally. And a message from Sanders on the same day is the best response possible. | Sanders under attack: | During the Holocaust, Nazis murdered six million Jewish people. In occupied Poland, that
thecanary.co/trending/2020/03/06/as-a-literal-nazi-supporter-targets-sanders-rally-the-jewish-politicians-message-to-the-world-is-crystal-clear/

Israel detains six Palestinian travelers from Gaza
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-06
Israeli authorities have been reportedly detained six Palestinians from Gaza since early 2020. Those arrested are said to be travelers, who were passing through the Israel-controlled Erez checkpoint, north of the Gaza Strip. According to a statement, released on Friday by the Ramallah-based Palestine Center for Detainee Studies, the sixth …
imemc.org/article/israel-detains-six-palestinian-travelers-from-gaza/

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians Near Annexation Wall in Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-06
On Thursday evening, Israeli forces invaded the village of Al-Arqah, west of Jenin, and abducted three young men near the Annexation Wall. They also fired tear gas in the village, causing numerous cases of inhalation. According to local Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Israeli occupation forces abducted the youths:…
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-three-palestinians-near-annexation-wall-in-jenin/

Palestinian Health Ministry Confirms 7 Cases of COVID19 Corona Virus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-06
The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Kayleh announced on Thursday evening that 7 Palestinian citizens have been confirmed as infected with the Corona virus. Kayleh explained, in a press conference held Thursday evening in the headquarters of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the presence of Governor Kamel Hamid and the …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-health-ministry-confirms-7-cases-of-covid19-corona-virus/

What is the Big Deal? Why Palestinians reject "the Deal of the Century"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-06
By Rev. Dr. Jack Sara | As a Palestinian Christian living and serving on both sides of the Separation Wall, I live with the people on the ground.
imemc.org/article/what-is-the-big-deal-why-palestinians-reject-the-deal-of-the-century/

Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It
commondreams.org | 2020-03-06
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2020/03/06/palestinian-rights-organization-challenges-meritless-lawsuit-filed-against-it?cd-origin=rss

Netanyahu may yet prove himself the Houdini of Israeli Politics
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-06
It may have taken him a year and three elections to achieve it, but on Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu started to look like the Great Houdini of Israeli politics

A Terrifying Scenario: Coronavirus in "Quarantined" Gaza
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-05
What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel's military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one of several epidemics that are caused by the Coronavirus. If developed countries, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/03/a-terrifying-scenario-coronavirus-in-quarantined-gaza/

Who Made Coronavirus? Was It the U.S., Israel or China?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-05
The most commonly reported mainstream media account of the creation of the Coronavirus suggests that it was derived from an animal borne microorganism found in a wild bat that was consumed by an ethnic Chinese resident of Wuhan. But there …
globalresearch.ca/who-made-coronavirus-u-s-israel-china/5705628

The Brooklyn Yeshiva Anthem Protest and Why It Is Not Antisemitic
Ira Glunts | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-03
An anti-Semite used to be a person who disliked Jews. Now it is a person who Jews dislike.

Free doco makes case for Palestine solidarity
Stuart Munckton | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-03
Film & theatre Middle East National liberation Nora Barrows-FriedmanIssue 1256 PalestineMarch 3, 2020Often, I am asked for recommendations of video primers on the situation in Palestin…
greenleft.org.au/content/free-doco-makes-case-palestine-solidarity

Pipeline or a Pipedream
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
Israel, Turkey Hydrocarbon Conflict is Brewing in the Mediterranean…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/pipeline-or-a-pipedream/

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