Daily Archives: June 14, 2020

2020-06-14: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-06-14). 'EU may recognize Palestinian state if Israel annexes W.Bank'. yenisafak.com The European Union's recognition of Palestine as a state would become "inevitable" if Israel moves forward with its controversial plan to annex the West Bank, Luxembourg's foreign minister has said. | Speaking to German weekly Der Spiegel, Jean Asselborn called for a tougher EU stance against the Israeli government's plan to annex significant parts of the West Bank. | "To simply write reproachful letters would be a humiliation for the EU and would significantly weaken its credibility," Asselborn stressed, suggesting stronger measures like economic sanctions or the recognition of Palestine as a state if Israel doe…

Ali Abunimah (2020-06-13). European Court upholds right to boycott Israel. zcomm.org "Israel, an apartheid country, cannot forever prevent the truimph of justice and freedom for the Palestinian people."

ahtribune (2020-06-13). Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, But Israel Continues to Benefit. ahtribune.com The self-inflicted cultural defenestration of what passes for Western Civilization in the United States continues apace. As George Orwell described the process in 1984 "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present…" | Ironically, even as America's Founding Fathers are being pilloried through the prism of contemporary values, not every bit of customary…

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-13). Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are More than Skin Deep. dissidentvoice.org It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel's security forces against Palestinians. A video that went viral late last month of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, killing a black man, George Floyd, by pressing a …

Peter Bolton (2020-06-13). A Tory MP's comments on a Palestinian political party show just how ridiculous 'terrorist' designations have become. thecanary.co The West's credibility when it comes to labeling others as 'terrorists' has always been

Yves Engler (2020-06-13). Canada Isolates Itself against World Opinion on Palestinian Rights. dissidentvoice.org The Palestinian solidarity movement is unsettling Canada's diplomatic apparatus. In the final week of their multi-year campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council they've been forced to respond to a well-documented, strong campaign in defense of Palestinian rights. Yesterday, Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN, Marc-André Blanchard, delivered a letter to all …

_____ (2020-06-13). Long Read: The slow exodus of Palestinian Christians. truepublica.org.uk By Jonathan Cook (25-minute read): Israel has exploited the steady decline in the numbers of Palestinian Christians to advance its claim that they are being hounded from the region by Muslim extremists. But the real blame lies with Israel and the foreign Churches. It was inevitable that when the coronavirus pandemic reached the occupied …

RT (2020-06-12). 'You'll have a great time': IDF detain RT's Redfish stringer while covering rally against Jordan Valley annexation in West Bank. rt.com Israeli military detained a stringer working for RT's Redfish project as he was filming a Palestinian protest against the annexation of the Jordan Valley and released him only after taking his camera's memory card. | It was the last shooting day for a small Redfish crew working on a documentary about Israel's plans to annex some parts of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley. Producer Ahmad Al-Bazz and a cameramen stringer, Ameen Nayfeh, set out to the small village of Zubaidat to cover a small protest staged by locals opposing the annexation. | At first, it seemed that it was going to be a regular filmin…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-12). Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm. counterpunch.org A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Iyad al-Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that

_____ (2020-06-12). Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow To Israel's War On Palestine Solidarity. popularresistance.org The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled unanimously that the French highest court's 2015 criminal conviction of activists with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement advocating nonviolent boycotts of Israeli goods violated article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. | Reacting to the breaking news, Rita Ahmad from the Palestinian-led BDS movement said: | This momentous court ruling is a decisive victory for freedom of expression, for human rights defenders, and for the BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. It confirms a 2016 European U…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-12). Europe's top human rights court overturns French conviction of BDS activists. peoplesdispatch.org A French court had convicted 11 BDS activists for 'incitement to economic discrimination' after they organized a boycott protest against Israel outside a supermarket in France during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2009-10…

yenisafak (2020-06-12). Israeli forces injure 3 photojournalists. yenisafak.com Three photojournalists along with dozens of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank were injured and suffocated by the Israeli army's live and rubber bullets, and tear gas.Murad Shtaiwi, coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committees in the town of Kafr Qaddum, Qalqilya, said the Israeli forces used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse peaceful demonstrators.Shtaiwi said three photojournalists and two Palestinians were injured, while tens of protesters suffered from tear gas suffocation.People in Kafr Qaddum organize weekly protests against Israeli occupation and against the Israeli settlement activities, whic…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-12). Israeli court rejects law to legalize settlements built on private Palestinian lands. peoplesdispatch.org The Judea and Samaria law of 2017, named after the Hebrew names of occupied West Bank territory, would have given legal status to close to 4,000 Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank…

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ni'lin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni'lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village, and headed towards the …

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Soldiers Map House Of A Detainee In Preparation For Demolishing It. imemc.org On Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Ya'bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and mapped out the house of Nazmi Abu Bakr, a 49-year-old Palestinian imprisoned by Israel. The Israeli army is claiming that Abu Bakr is the Palestinian who dropped a brick on soldiers …

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Israeli Colonists Injure Another Palestinian Near Nablus. imemc.org Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, a Palestinian man in the village of Burqa, north of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing him fractures and bruises. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists came from …

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Israeli Colonists Attack A Man, Set Car On Fire Near Nablus. imemc.org A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists assaulted, on Wednesday at night, a Palestinian man and set a vehicle on fire, near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West Bank, told WAFA News Agency …

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Israeli Tanks Destroy Main Water Pipe In Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli military tanks destroyed, on Thursday at night, a main water pipe serving Palestinian communities in the northern Jordan Valley region, northeast of the occupied West Bank. Dirar Sawafta, a member of the Local Council of Bardala Village, in the northern Jordan Valley, told WAFA that a 200-meter-long water pipe was …

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Israeli Forces Injure Five Palestinians, including Three Journalists at Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, five Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, near Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and …

IMEMC News (2020-06-12). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Nahhalin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the head of Nahhalin Town Council, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Afeef Fannoun. Zeidan added that …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-12). Illegal Israeli Colonists Invade Kifl Hares. imemc.org Dozens of illegal colonial Israeli settlers stormed, late on Thursday night, the Palestinian West Bank village of Kifl Hares in the Salfit district, in central West Bank. Locals said the armed colonial settlers attacked several homes in the village while chanting racist slogans. They added that several colonists also climbed …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-12). Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinian Former Prisoners, Sentence Another. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Friday, two Palestinian ex-prisoners in the West Bank village of Burqa, north of Nablus city. According to Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel's illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, stated that Israeli troops invaded the Burqa village, earlier on Friday dawn …

Prof. Kevin Jon Heller (2020-06-12). An Open Letter to the Israeli Government Condemning Annexation. globalresearch.ca Along with 102 of my fellow public international law scholars, I have signed the following open letter condemning Israel's plan to illegally annex large swathes of the West Bank. If you are interested in joining the list, please send an …

_____ (2020-06-12). From Occupation To 'Occupy': The Israelification Of US Domestic Security. popularresistance.org The Israelification of America's security apparatus recently unleashed in full force against the Occupy Wall Street Movement, has taken place at every level of law enforcement, and in areas that have yet to be exposed. The phenomenon has been documented in bits and pieces, through occasional news reports that typically highlight Israel's national security prowess without examining the problematic nature of working with a country accused of grave human rights abuses. But it has never been the subject of a national discussion. And collaboration between American and Israeli cops is just the tip of the iceberg. | Hav…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-12). Iran, Iraq discuss expansion of healthcare cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Msjedi and Iraqi Health Minister Hassan Mohammed al-Tamimi stressed the need for promoting cooperation in the health sector.

Tasnim News (2020-06-12). Zarif: Time to End Israel's Tyranny over Western Halls of Power. iranian.com Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the Zionist lobbies for "poisoning" US politics, saying the time has come to end Israeli influence on the Western decision-making bodies. In a post on his Twitter account on Thursday, the top Iranian diplomat pointed to an article published in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about Israel's …

RT (2020-06-11). European Court of Human Rights backs BDS activists convicted in France, orders Paris to pay €101,000 in compensation. rt.com The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that France violated the rights of 11 pro-Palestinian activists when it convicted them for campaigning against Israeli goods, and has ordered the government to pay damages. | The criminal conviction against the activists with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement "had no relevant and sufficient grounds," the ECHR

RT (2020-06-11). Netanyahu hails Trump's sanctions against 'corrupt & biased' International Criminal Court. rt.com Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has praised US President Donald Trump and his administration for sanctioning the International Criminal Court (ICC). Both countries have been targeted by the court with probes into alleged war crimes. | "I would like to thank the president for his leadership in sanctioning the corrupt and biased international court obsessed with a witch hunt against Israel and the United States," Netanyahu said during a press conference on Thursday. | The Israeli PM has invoked the anti-Semitism card as well, claiming that the ICC ultimately believes that the "Jews living in their historic homelan…

ahtribune (2020-06-11). Jacob Cohen: "The Zionists Have Become Masters in The Art of Propaganda" ahtribune.com Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the annexation of the West Bank this July 1? | Jacob Cohen: The Zionist regime is not crazy enough to annex the entire West Bank, because then it would have to naturalize all Palestinians. It only wants to annex the "useful" West Bank, i.e. the Jordan Valley, thus preventing a possible Palestinian State to control its own borders and the large Jewish settlement blocs. It would thus continue to have a submissive and cheap labor force at its disposal, and the cooperation of a docile Palestinian police force to maintain colonial order. | It is not sure that this annexa…

Fight Back (2020-06-11). Thousands march for Black lives in Dallas. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On Saturday, June 6, about 5000 people rallied in 100-degree weather at Belo Garden Park across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, to demand justice for victims of police violence, community control of the police, and the resignation of Renee Hall, the chief of the Dallas Police Department. | The protest was called by the Dallas Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (DAARPR), Progressive Student Union at the University of Texas at Arlington American Muslims for Palestine Dallas, Migrante Texas, and Black Youth Project 100-Dallas. First the crowd heard spe…

Rima Najjar (2020-06-11). Don't Call Me Ishmael; Don't Call Me Israel‚Ää—‚ÄäCall Me One Democratic State! globalresearch.ca "Who excavates Muslim Palestinian graves and mosques in [Palestine's] depopulated towns and why?", "Recently," he goes on, "these desecrations have been on the increase‚Ää—‚ÄäIn the village of Beit Jibreen, in the …

Palestinian BDS National Committee (2020-06-11). European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel's War on Palestine Solidarity. globalresearch.ca ECHR rules unanimously that French highest court's criminal conviction of Israel boycott advocates violates the European Convention on Human Rights' freedom of expression article | *** | The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

Tracy Keeling (2020-06-11). Palestinians score huge victory against Israel's apartheid regime in a European court. thecanary.co Palestinians have scored a major victory against Israel's apartheid regime in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). | On 11 June, the ECHR passed a ruling on a French court's conviction of people boycotting Israeli goods to show solidarity with Palestinians. It found that the convictions violated the European Convention on Human Rights. | As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-11). Israel and the US Step Up Efforts to Intimidate the Hague War Crimes Court. globalresearch.ca In the near-two decades since the International Criminal Court was set up to try the worst violations of international human rights law, it has faced harsh criticism for its highly selective approach to the question of who should be put …

Marwa Osman (2020-06-11). Israel's Arbitrary Detentions—MES EP.57. thealtworld.com Tough Israel regularly arrests Palestinians and keeps them under illegal detention for months, the number of such arrests have risen in the last couple of months. In complete violation of all established human rights norms, Israel has continued the practice of holding Palestinian detainees without any charge or formal trial for months before they are formally charged with baseless accusations and unfairly tried or released. | To discuss this issue with us from Madrid is Alberto Garcia Watson, activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement. | Dozens of people in the southern countryside of Syria's no…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-11). In Landmark Ruling, European Court of Human Rights Sides With BDS Movement Over French Government. commondreams.org In a decision celebrated by international human rights advocates, a European court ruled Thursday that the conviction of 11 activists in France campaigning for a boycott of Israeli goods in solidarity with Palestinians "had no relevant and sufficient grounds" and violated their right to freedom of expression. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9577120601.jpg

IMEMC News (2020-06-11). Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Detainee Minutes After He Finished Serving A 15-Year Prison Sentence. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian man merely minutes following his release after he finished serving a prison sentence of fifteen years and six months, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the re-arrest of the detainee, Salah …

PCHR (2020-06-11). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 — 10 Jun 2020). imemc.org Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 — 10 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, …

Staff (2020-06-11). Israeli Court Changes Prison Term to Life Sentence for Palestinian Arrested at Age 15. imemc.org Two prisoners, both of whom were arrested when they were 15 years old, have had extensive sentences handed down by the Israeli Ofer Military Court. The now-19-year-old prisoner, Omar Samir Rimawi, had his sentence changed from 35 years to Life in prison with no possibility of parole. Hi co-defendant, Ahmad …

Staff (2020-06-11). Report: 340 Palestinians Abducted in May by Israeli Forces. imemc.org A new joint report by a coalition of Palestinian NGOs has found that Israeli forces abducted 340 Palestinians in the month of May 2020 and brought them to military bases for imprisonment and interrogation. In their monthly joint report, the NGOs stated that the recently imprisoned Palestinians include 25 children …

_____ (2020-06-11). Should UK local gov't pension schemes be invested in overt brutal racism like this? truepublica.org.uk Guest Writer: A sure-fire method of ensuring this news outlet will be attacked with a wave of bots attempting to crack open its security systems and take it down from public view is to report on Israel in a negative light. But let's call out Israel for what it really is as a state. From …

Minouche Kandel (2020-06-11). My Abortion Allowed Me to Control My Own Destiny. Millions of Others Deserve The Same Chance. aclu.org I never expected to get an abortion. But I knew I could tell my mother. I grew up in New York and abortion was still illegal when I was born. One of my earliest memories is being in the car with my mother when she turned to me and told me that if I ever needed an abortion, I should let her know, because she "knew a lot of doctors." My mother survived the Holocaust by hiding in a Catholic boarding school in the South of France. Her parents were active in the Jewish French resistance, and my grandmother helped my grandfather escape from Beaune-la-Rolande, a French-run Nazi transit camp which fed Jews to Auschwit…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-11). AIPAC has poisoned US politics for years, says Iran Foreign Minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his Twitter account reacted to the recent report by the 'Jewish Telegraphic Agency' on American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) order to the US Congress on the Zionist plan to occupy the West Bank.

Global Research News (2020-06-11). Selected Articles: Israel's Illegal Annexation of West Bank. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo (2020-06-10). What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza? Speaking to Journalist Wafaa Aludaini. counterpunch.org Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza's recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel's wars impacted Aludaini's life as much as

RT (2020-06-10). Rapper Ice Cube slammed for bizarre 'ANTI-SEMITIC' tweetstorm — but Twitter yet to intervene. rt.com US rapper and actor Ice Cube is being slammed as "anti-Semitic" for a series of strange tweets that appear to criticize Jewish people, linking them to a strange conspiracy theory. There has been no reaction from Twitter. | One image in particular tweeted by the 'Friday' star seems to have drawn most of the attention on social media. The picture shows the Jewish Star of David with a cube outlined in the middle. The tweet itself is in reply to another one of the rapper's posts depicting similar cube-like structures at landmarks across the world. | | © icecube Twitter | The black outlined hexagon seems to…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Palestine calls for establishing intl. front against Israeli annexation plan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Foreign Minister of Palestinian National Authority, Riyad al-Maliki, called for the formation of an international front against Israeli plan to annex part of the West Bank.

IMEMC News (2020-06-10). Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians in Hebron. imemc.org Many Palestinians suffered, late on Tuesday at night, from the severe effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters towards a peaceful Palestinian protest in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local media sources and eyewitnesses reported that the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-10). Palestinian authority hints at declaration of sovereign state if Israel continues with annexation plan. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shatyyeh reiterated PA's rejection of the so-called Peace Plan proposed by US president Donald Trump, and said that the PA has devised a counterproposal…

IMEMC News (2020-06-10). Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, six young Palestinian men, after the army invaded the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked protesters. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, and fired gas bombs at many Palestinians protesting the invasion. They added that the soldiers also chased many …