Daily Archives: April 3, 2021

2021-04-03: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-04-03). Austin rallies in solidarity with Palestine on Land Day. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX – On March 30, around 30 students and activists from all over Austin converged on the State Capitol building in solidarity with Palestine on Land Day. The action was organized by Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), a local group dedicated to organizing in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle against the Israeli occupation. | PSC was joined by many local groups including Austin Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Red Aid, and the United Neighborhood Defense Movement, among others. | As various speakers explained, Land Day is a commemoration of March 30, 1976 when – after the Israeli oc…

_____ (2021-04-03). Report: UK School Textbooks Altered To Favour Israel. popularresistance.org The international publisher Pearson has paused further distribution of two textbooks used by UK high schools after a group of academics said in a report that they distorted the historical record and failed to offer pupils a balanced view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. | The report found that alterations had been made to text, timelines, maps and photographs, as well as to sample student essays and questions. | It concluded that "school children should not be supplied with propaganda under the guise of education" and called for their immediate withdrawal. | The textbook alterations were made last year after…

Arab News (2021-04-02). Saudi Foreign Minister Says Normalization Of Israel's Status Would Bring 'Tremendous Benefits' For Middle East. eurasiareview.com Any potential deal to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel would benefit the Middle East, but depends on the progress of the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, the Kingdom's foreign minister said on Thursday. | "The normalization of Israel's status within the region would bring tremendous benefits to the region as a whole," Prince Faisal bin Farhan said during an interview with CNN. "It would be extremely helpful economically, socially and from a security perspective." | The foreign minister added, however, that any potential deal would only be possible if progress towards peace be…

samidoun (2021-04-02). Sign our online birthday card to say: "Free Georges Abdallah!" on his 70th birthday! #MacronLibérezAbdallah. samidoun.net It's Georges Abdallah's 70th birthday. This Lebanese Arab communist struggler for Palestine is marking this birthday in Lannemezan Prison, after being jailed by France for over 36 years. Join us today to take action online to demand his immediate liberation. First, join the Twitterstorm! #MacronLibérezAbdallah Twitter Storm Friday, 2 April 2021 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Use the hashtag: #MacronLibérezAbdallah Sample Tweets: bit.ly/freeabdallah Tag: @EmmanuelMacron @GDarmanin to direct your demand to French officials. Sign our collective birthday…

Mohammad Ersan (2021-04-02). Netanyahu vs King Abdullah: Israel and Jordan relationship hits low point. middleeasteye.net Netanyahu vs King Abdullah: Israel and Jordan relationship hits low point | The tense relations between the two leaders reflect two different security and political approaches in the Middle East | Fri, 04/02/2021 – 11: 23 | A composite showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Jordanian King Abdullah II (AFP) | Israeli and Jordanian ties hit another low point last week, after…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-02). Kafkaesque Politics: The Missing Lessons from Israel's Latest Elections. dissidentvoice.org A 'major setback' was the recurring term in many news headlines reporting on the outcome of Israel's general elections of March 23. While this depiction specifically referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to secure a decisive victory in the country's fourth elections in two years, this is only part of the narrative. Certainly, it …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-02). The Missing Lessons From Israel's Latest Elections. counterpunch.org A 'major setback' was the recurring term in many news headlines reporting on the outcome of Israel's general elections of March 23. While this depiction specifically referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to secure a decisive victory in the country's fourth elections in two years, this is only part of the narrative. Certainly,

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-02). Report: Palestinian Authority President Refused Call With Blinken. news.antiwar.com Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to accept a phone call from Secretary of State Antony Blinken in February, So far, an Abbas-Biden call has not happened. Meanwhile, President Biden has spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu twice since he was elected. The two leaders spoke in a congratulatory call after Biden's November victory and once…

MEE staff (2021-04-02). Saudi foreign minister says normalisation with Israel would bring 'tremendous benefits'. middleeasteye.net Saudi foreign minister says normalisation with Israel would bring 'tremendous benefits' | But Faisal bin Farhan pours cold water on prospects of a detente any time soon, saying a Palestinian state must be established | Fri, 04/02/2021 – 15: 56 | Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan at a press conference in the capital, Riyadh, 21 March 2021 (AFP) | Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan has said that a n…

Nora Barrows-friedman (2021-04-02). Butler University blocks Angela Davis event. zcomm.org "Time and again Palestine activists have faced false claims that they broke the rules followed by attempts to either blame them for their own censorship or drown their victories in red tape"

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