2021-05-15: Social Media Postees

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Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF
news.un.org | 2021-05-15
More than 40 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior official with the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Saturday.

Venezuelan FM calls on UN to take action on Palestine
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has called on the United Nations to take action in support of the Palestinian people.

Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

Can Palestinian Lives Matter?
Sarah Aziza | zcomm.org | 2021-05-15
George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>…

Thousands join the protest against Israeli attacks on Palestine
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
Thousands of people have gathered in central London to march in solidarity with the people of Palestine following the Israeli bombardment of Gaza and attacks in the West Bank. | Organisers say "immediate action" is needed by the UK Government to help end the "brutal" violence against the Palestinian people. | At midday on Saturday, demonstrators arrived at Hyde Park near Marble Arch to march to the Israeli embassy, holding banners and chanting. | People gather at Marble Arch in central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA) | "Free free Palestine": | Thousands of people marched through the park chanting "free, free…

WFDY condemns Zionist occupation and violence on Nakba Day
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-15
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has released a statement marking the 73rd Anniversary of the Nakba denouncing the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ongoing horrific violence against Palestinians. | The YCL is Britain's affiliate to WFDY, one of over 180 progressive and anti-imperialist youth organisations from more than 100 countries that are members. WFDY organises campaigns as well as solidarity brigades in support of peace, self-determination for all people and social and economic progress. | This 15th of May, like every 15th of May since 1948, marks Nakba Day. Although it is a date th…

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine
Islamic Society of Monterey County | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine
repost | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Gaza Split In U.S. Congress, But Who Cares?
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Illustrative image | The ongoing Gaza crisis has sparked a major split in the U.S. Congress. President Joe Biden remained silent during the first days of military escalation. Only on May 12th, speaking for the first time since violence started flaring, Biden took a pro-Israeli position, without even mentioning the Palestinians in his comments. | President's claims were treated like a betrayal of liberal values that his administration claims to promote all over the world. | Several Democratic members of the House of Representa…

French police raid pro-Palestinian rally in Paris
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — French police blocked the way of protesters demonstrated the criminal act of the Zionist regime against Palestinians in Paris on Saturday.

Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-15
According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine!
Networker | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

VIDEO: Thousands gather at Free Palestine rally in Sydney CBD
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Thousands of Australian people have marched through Sydney's CBD on Saturday for a Free Palestine rally.

Danish police deal with Palestinian supporters violently
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — In a hostile move, Danish police violently arrested Palestinian supporters who were protesting in front of Israeli Embassy in Denmark and dispersed them with the tear gas.

Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle
Global Voices | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …

Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack which targeted the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights late on May 14. | The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…

Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford
Peninsula Peace, Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Online event via Zoom…

We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-15
Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

Afghanistan cencures zionists' attacks on Palestinians
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Afghan FM Hanif Atmar Zionist regime's attacks on the Palestinian people.

Hoisting Zionist regime's flag in Vienna painful, shocking
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Stating Iran stands with Palestine, that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that hoisting the Zionist regime's flag over Vienna governmental offices is shocking and painful.

Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-15
It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

UN Human Rights chief appeals for de-escalation in Israel-Palestine crisis
news.un.org | 2021-05-15
Amid increasing bloodshed and volatility in Gaza and Israel, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Saturday appealed for a de-escalation in tensions and urged all sides to respect international law.

Palestine-Zionist conflic Direct Threat to Russia's security
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the escalating Zionist-Palestinian conflict a direct threat to Russia's security.

From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project?
Ajamu Baraka | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

20,000 Australians hold rally in support of Palestine
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A protest rally in support of the oppressed people of Palestine was held on Saturday morning in Sydney by thousands of Australians.

Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

VIDEO: Palestinian resistance missile attack on Tel Aviv
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Al-Qassam Brigades announced that in response to the Zionist regime's crime in the Al-Shati camp in Gaza, it had targeted Tel Aviv with dozens of missiles.

Houthi calls on Saudis to bomb Israel regime instead of Yemen
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee stressed that Saudi Arabia should stop bombing and invading Yemen and do so against the Zionist regime, which is bombing Palestine.

Israeli air strike on Gaza City kills 10 as unrest spreads to the West Bank
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
An Israeli air raid in Gaza City has killed at least 10 Palestinians, mostly children, in the deadliest single strike since Israel began its most recent assault on Gaza. | There were widespread Palestinian protests on Friday in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli forces shot and killed 11 people. These attacks by Israel have raised the possibility of a new Palestinian "intifada", or uprising, at a time when there have been no peace talks in years. | . @antonioguterres calls for an immediate end to the fighting in Gaza and Israel, stressing th…

New equation formed by Palestinian resistance groups
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Hezbollah's deputy chief Naim Qassim says a new equation has been formed by the Palestinian resistance groups.

73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine
Richard Becker | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-15
May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba–the Catastrophe.

American And Palestinian Unionists Build International Solidarity
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
Abdel-Al‚Äâ–‚Äâwho lives in occupied East Jerusalem‚Äâ–‚Äâis visiting Chicago this week at the invitation of the United Electrical Workers (UE), the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace to enlist the support of the U.S. labor movement in the Palestinian liberation struggle. He addressed standing-room-only audiences of rank-and-file unionists at last weekend's Labor Notes conference and again on Tuesday night at the local UE Hall. | A machine repair technician by trade, Abdel-Al has been a union activist for t…

Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine
Palestine Action Network | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
16th and Valencia BART Station…

Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …

Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Israel Bombs Civilian Home in Gaza, Killing 8, Including 6 Children
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-15
Early Saturday morning, Israeli airstrikes targeted a residential building in the al-Shati refugee camp. According to the latest reports, the bombing killed at least eight people; two women and six children. | The airstrike wounded at least 20 other people, and the death toll could rise as rescue teams are searching the rubble of the three-story house, where several families lived. | A local resident said the Israelis…

Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
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Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

Resistance rocket hits Ashdod, causing terrible fire (+VIDEO)
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in the Zionist settlement of Ashdod caused a terrible fire.

Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

HR cheif criticizes Arab states silence over Zionists crimes
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — An official with Iran's Judiciary Branch reacted to the silence and inactivity of some Arab countries in the face of Zionists' crimes and violation of human rights in the occupied lands specially Gaza.

Letter from a Father in Gaza: Our Six-Year-Old can't block out the Sounds of Israel's Bombardment
Middle East Monitor | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
By Yasser Abu Jamei, MD | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — I am writing this letter looking at my terrified 6-year-old son, who keeps putting his hands over his ears trying block the sounds of Israel's bombardment, my two daughters, aged 13 and 10 and my wife. These faces show the anxiety of …

Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them–a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…

The Power of One
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2021-05-15
From Alaska to Israel, lone rebels are sitting in the streets. They are facing not only arrest but oncoming traffic, baffled onlookers, and potentially aggressive drivers…

Zionism, Israel & The Witch Hunt In UK Labour Party & Universities With Tony Greenstein
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Tony Greenstein a former member of the UK Labour Party was interviewed about the role of Zionists and Israel in the Labour Party and also in the witch hunt against professors in the United Kingdom. He also talks about the history of the Zionists working with rightwingers including Trump and the Nazis in the 1930's…

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