Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

2020-03-09: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-09). Israel announces 14-day 'isolation' for anyone entering the country in attempt to fight coronavirus spread. rt.com Anyone arriving in Israel will need to go through a 14-day quarantine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced as part of an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. | The measure will apply immediately for all Israeli citizens returning to the country, and it will take effect for non-citizens on Thursday. Foreign nationals who cannot prove to officials they have the resources to self-quarantine for two weeks will not be allowed to enter the country. The measure will last for two weeks. | "This is a tough decision, but it is essential to maintain public health – and public health precedes everything…

Robert Fisk (2020-03-09). Don't Expect a Democratic President to Roll Back Trump's Policies. counterpunch.org America's health care, its poor, its black and Hispanic minorities and the contest between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders don't amount to a hill of beans in the Middle East. And many American voters — save for pro-Israeli lobbyists, liberal Jewish groups and disparate Muslim organisations — don't care a hill of beans about the fears

Priti Gulati Cox (2020-03-09). Patterns of Occupied Palestine and Kashmir: Part 4 of Uncountable. counterpunch.org Aaj Woh Kashmir Hai Mehkoom-O-Faqeer Kal Jise Ahl-E-Nazar Kehte Thay Iran-E-Sagheer (Today that land of Kashmir, under the heels of the enemy, has become weak, helpless and poor/Once known among the wise as Little Iran) — Allama Muhammad Iqbal, poet and philosopher of Kashmiri origin, "The Poet who Introduced Language of Resistance in Kashmir," New

sputniknews (2020-03-09). US Election; Israeli Vote; Syria; Coronavirus. sputniknews.com Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows – this week we talk about US election, Israeli election, Syria, and the spread of coronavirus.

Ali Salam (2020-03-08). Israeli Forces Seize Excavators South of Hebron, Deliver Demolition Notice in Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Sunday, seized construction equipment in Birin area, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, told WAFA correspondent that the soldiers seized two excavators belonging to local Palestinian …

Ali Salam (2020-03-08). Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Storm Village in Nablus, One Palestinian Arrested. imemc.org Israeli settlers and Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, stormed the village of Madama in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. The indigenous Palestinians confronted the illegal Israeli settlers, to which Israeli forces responded by firing tear-gas canisters, arresting one Palestinian young man, and causing …

PCHR (2020-03-08). PCHR: On International Women's Day — Renewed Calls for Justice, Protection and Equality for Palestinian Women. imemc.org The 8th of March marks International Women's Day (IWD) which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977. This day symbolizes women's ongoing fight and struggle for their rights, justice and equality and to ensure women exercise their rights, codified in all international laws and standards. This year …

Ali Salam (2020-03-08). Four Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Police in Jerusalem. imemc.org The Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained four Palestinians from the old city of Jerusalem, according to local sources. Israeli police invaded several homes in the Sa'diya quarter in the occupied old city before detaining four Palestinians, two of whom are brothers from the al-Haddad family, Palestinian WAFA News Agency …

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…

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." |

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 …

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…

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.

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, …

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 …

2020-03-09: Social Media Postees

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Patterns of Occupied Palestine and Kashmir: Part 4 of Uncountable
Priti Gulati Cox | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-09
Aaj Woh Kashmir Hai Mehkoom-O-Faqeer Kal Jise Ahl-E-Nazar Kehte Thay Iran-E-Sagheer (Today that land of Kashmir, under the heels of the enemy, has become weak, helpless and poor/Once known among the wise as Little Iran)

Patterns of Occupied Palestine and Kashmir: Part 4 of Uncountable
Priti Gulati Cox | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-09
Aaj Woh Kashmir Hai Mehkoom-O-Faqeer Kal Jise Ahl-E-Nazar Kehte Thay Iran-E-Sagheer (Today that land of Kashmir, under the heels of the enemy, has become weak, helpless and poor/Once known among the wise as Little Iran)

Don't Expect a Democratic President to Roll Back Trump's Policies
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-09
America's health care, its poor, its black and Hispanic minorities and the contest between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders don't amount to a hill of beans in the Middle East. And many American voters

Israel announces 14-day 'isolation' for anyone entering the country in attempt to fight coronavirus spread
rt.com | 2020-03-09
Anyone arriving in Israel will need to go through a 14-day quarantine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced as part of an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. | The measure will apply immediately for all Israeli citizens returning to the country, and it will take effect for non-citizens on Thursday. Foreign nationals who cannot prove to officials they have the resources to self-quarantine for two weeks will not be allowed to enter the country. The measure will last for two weeks. | "This is a tough decision, but it is essential to maintain public health – and public health precedes everything…
rt.com/newsline/482685-israel-quaratine-coronavirus/

US Election; Israeli Vote; Syria; Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-09
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows – this week we talk about US election, Israeli election, Syria, and the spread of coronavirus.
sputniknews.com/radio-moats/202003091078517242-us-election-israeli-vote-syria-coronavirus/

Israeli Forces Seize Excavators South of Hebron, Deliver Demolition Notice in Jordan Valley
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-08
Israeli forces, on Sunday, seized construction equipment in Birin area, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, told WAFA correspondent that the soldiers seized two excavators belonging to local Palestinian …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-seize-excavators-south-of-hebron-deliver-demolition-notice-in-jordan-valley/

Four Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Police in Jerusalem
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-08
The Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained four Palestinians from the old city of Jerusalem, according to local sources. Israeli police invaded several homes in the Sa'diya quarter in the occupied old city before detaining four Palestinians, two of whom are brothers from the al-Haddad family, Palestinian WAFA News Agency …
imemc.org/article/four-palestinians-abducted-by-israeli-police-in-jerusalem/

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Storm Village in Nablus, One Palestinian Arrested
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-08
Israeli settlers and Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, stormed the village of Madama in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. The indigenous Palestinians confronted the illegal Israeli settlers, to which Israeli forces responded by firing tear-gas canisters, arresting one Palestinian young man, and causing …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-settlers-storm-village-in-nablus-one-palestinian-arrested/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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

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/

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

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/

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/

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."
theantimedia.com/russia-says-israel-used-civilian-plane-as-human-shield-during-syria-strikes/