Daily Archives: April 28, 2021

2021-04-28: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Sullivan: US and Israel Have a Policy of 'No Surprises'. news.antiwar.com National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan When asked if he would prefer that Iran's nuclear sites not come under attack, Sullivan said, "We certainly believe that there are certain kinds of activities that are unhelpful to diplomacy.

Abdel Bari Atwan (2021-04-28). Why Israel is alarmed. thealtworld.com Iran and its allies have had enough of Israeli attacks and provocations | It was no small matter for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene a meeting of Israel's top military and security chiefs along with its defense and foreign ministers on Saturday, 24 hours after a Syrian missile landed near the Dimona nuclear complex. | The media were told the emergency conference was a response to the recent spate of missile firings from the Gaza Strip. Its supposed aim was to deliver a warning to Hamas that Israel would invade or carpet-bomb the territory if violations of the de-escalation agreements persist. | But t…

Juan Cole (2021-04-28). Israel is an Apartheid State seeking Systemic Domination of Palestinians: Human Rights Watch. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Human Rights Watch has issued a 214-page report concluding that between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean there are 6.8 million Jews and 6.8 million Palestinians, and that the Israeli state systematically privileges the Jews, wherever they are, and disprivileges the Palestinians, an the basis of race. HRW, like other …

Juan Cole (2021-04-28). Israel is an Apartheid State seeking Systemic Domination of Palestinians: Human Rights Watch. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Human Rights Watch has issued a 214-page report concluding that between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean there are 6.8 million Jews and 6.8 million Palestinians, and that the Israeli state systematically privileges the Jews, wherever they are, and disprivileges the Palestinians, on the basis of race. HRW, like other …

Juan Cole (2021-04-28). Israel is Seeking Systemic Domination of Palestinians. zcomm.org Human Rights Watch has issued a report concluding that the Israeli state systematically privileges the Jews, wherever they are, and disprivileges the Palestinians, on the basis of race…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-28). South Front: Azerbaijan to Become a Gateway for New Turkish-Israel Cooperation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South Front: Azerbaijan to Become a Gate for New Turkish-Israel Cooperation Background: Azerbaijan And The Caspian: NATO's War For The World's Heartland Pentagon Chief In Azerbaijan: Afghan War Arc Stretches To Caspian And Caucasus Excerpt: Azerbaijan has recently won in a military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Its victory was assured by numerous factors, including military support from Turkey, …

Eric Walberg (2021-04-28). Solzhenitsyn: Everyone's Pain in the Neck. dissidentvoice.org When you are too close to something, someone, you are not the best analyst. Your feelings get in the way. You reveal more about who you are than who or what you love/hate. But you can see better from afar. That sums up Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who, despite accurately predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union, …

Miko Peled (2021-04-28). "The Present" — A Painful Short Film Tells the Whole Story of What It Means to be Palestinian. mintpressnews.com In "The Present," as throughout all of Palestine, soldiers, police officers, secret police, or Shabak agents, have the power — indeed they are instructed — to harass, humiliate, and take the lives of Palestinians in the most arbitrary fashion.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-28). Bottom-up Politics: Grassroots Activism Behind Pro-Palestine Shift in the US. dissidentvoice.org At a recent virtual J Street Conference, US Senators, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren broke yet another political taboo when they expressed willingness to leverage US military aid as a way to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Sanders believes that the US "must be willing to bring real pressure to bear, including restricting …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Russian Aircraft Detected On Rare Flight From Israel To Syria's Hmeimim. southfront.org An old military vehicle can be seen positioned near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS | On April 27, a plane of the Ministry of Defense of Russia landed in Hmeimim Air Base on the Syrian coast after having taken off from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel's Tel Aviv. | The plane was a Tu-134 with the registration "RA-65992," which has previously been detected for the transport of Russia's senior defense and intelligence officials. | Aviation observers tracked the unusual f…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-28). Grassroots activism is behind a pro-Palestine shift in the US. zcomm.org It is important to acknowledge the role played by individuals in the undeniable shift within the American political discourse on Palestine and Israel…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-28). Is Grassroots American Activism Shifting Public Opinion toward the Palestinians? juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — At a recent J Street Conference online, US Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren broke yet another political taboo when they expressed willingness to leverage US military aid as a way of putting pressure on Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Sanders believes that the US "must be willing to …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-28). Palestinian elections scheduled to take place next month might be postponed. peoplesdispatch.org The first Palestinian general elections in 15 years are at risk of being postponed as Israel is unlikely to permit residents of occupied East Jerusalem to cast their ballots…

Kaleem Hawa (2021-04-28). Human Rights Watch: Israel Is an Apartheid State. thenation.com Human Rights Watch: Israel Is an Apartheid State…

Staff (2021-04-28). Israeli regime deploys 'tear gas drones' against Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Israeli regime's police have used drones to drop tear gas canisters on protests in the West Bank and Quds, according to local media.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-28). Abusive Israeli Policies Constitute Crimes Of Apartheid, Persecution, Says HRW. eurasiareview.com Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday. The finding is based on an overarching Israeli government policy to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians and grave abuses committed against Palestinians living in the occupied territory, including East Jerusalem. | The 213-page report, "

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-28). US Updates Israel on Iran Policy as Nuclear Talks Continue in Vienna. news.antiwar.com Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat

Ben Lorber (2021-04-28). Screen Shot 2021-04-28 at 9.29.03 AM.png. progressive.org White nationalists and anti-trans feminists use the same conspiracies to target trans and Jewish folks.

Walter L. Hixson (2021-04-27). Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says 'No'. juancole.com Akron, Oh. (Special to Informed Comment) — In mid-April, Rep. Betty McCollum (D.-MN) introduced a bill requiring oversight of how Israel uses U.S. aid and forbidding its use to detain Palestinian children. Although Congressional limitations on the billions of dollars it sends Israel every year were the norm only a few decades ago, it is …

Walter L. Hixson (2021-04-27). Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says 'No'. juancole.com Akron, Oh. (Special to Informed Comment) — In mid-April, Rep. Betsy McCollum (D.-MN) introduced a bill requiring oversight of how Israel uses U.S. aid and forbidding its use to detain Palestinian children. Although Congressional limitations on the billions of dollars it sends Israel every year were the norm only a few decades ago, it is …

Rabbi Jill Maderer (2021-04-27). People of Minority Faiths Could Be Turned Away From Taxpayer-Funded Programs. aclu.org Any moment now the Supreme Court could issue a decision that would permit taxpayer-funded government programs to turn people away because they are Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or otherwise do not meet a government contractor's religious requirements. | In

Juan Cole (2021-04-27). No, Kerry didn't Leak Israeli strikes to Zarif; but Trump did leak Israeli Intel to Russia. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Ted Cruz and other far right demagogues have charged for over half a decade that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was misguided because you can't trust anything Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarid says. Now all of a sudden they are treating an offhand remark by Zarif in a leaked interview …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-27). Scathing Human Rights Watch Report Says Israel Guilty of Apartheid. commondreams.org "Prominent voices have warned for years that apartheid lurks just around the corner if the trajectory of Israel's rule over Palestinians does not change," said HRW executive director Kenneth Roth. "This detailed study shows that Israeli authorities have already turned that corner and today are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/hrw-israel-apartheid.jpg

Joshua Hanks (2021-04-27). Imperialist countries create global vaccine apartheid, prolonging pandemic. workers.org Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the scale of inequality under capitalism has come sharply into focus. Long before the pandemic began, inequality, racism and imperialism had threaded their way through all aspects of society, ensuring that the worst effects of disasters fall onto the most oppressed. . . . |

Stephen Shenfield (2021-04-27). Pogrom against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem. dissidentvoice.org The immediate context that makes such shocking developments possible — indeed, inevitable — is the continuing drift of Israeli politics toward the nationalist extreme right. What was formerly considered 'extreme right' — Netanyahu's Likud — is now the center, with even more extreme forces to its right. The followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, …

Staff (2021-04-27). Timing of Apure Clashes & Cota 905 Incidents Not a Coincidence: CIA's Simonovis Reveals the Plan (Video). orinocotribune.com A former Venezuelan police officer linked for decades to the CIA and Israeli intelligence, and also a fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, recently confessed through a video that the terrorist events in Apure state—where Venezuelan soldiers died due to terrorist violence promoted by Colombian paramilitary—and the recent violence unleashed by the Coqui gang in Cota 905 in Caracas, "are not coincidence and are part of the same plan" to make Venezuela collapse. | The accomplice of former deputy Guaidó confessed in a video he shared on his Twitter account that "the common denominator between…

Editor2 (2021-04-27). 'It is a Nakba': Campaign to Save Sheikh Jarrah Builds Momentum as Forced Displacement Looms. orinocotribune.com In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families, numbering 27 people, from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah will be thrown out of their homes and into the street, and replaced with Israeli settlers. Now residents are doubling down on the campaign to #SaveSheikhJarrah. | In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families, numbering 27 people, will be thrown out of their homes and into the street, and replaced with Israeli settlers. | The fate of the families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem is essentially set in stone: an Israeli district court

Stephen Shenfield (2021-04-27). Pogrom against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem. dissidentvoice.org The immediate context that makes such shocking developments possible — indeed, inevitable — is the continuing drift of Israeli politics toward the nationalist extreme right. What was formerly considered 'extreme right' — Netanyahu's Likud — is now the center, with even more extreme forces to its right. The followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, …

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). HRW Accuses Israel Of Apartheid, Tel Aviv, Naturally, Calls It "Nazi" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 27th, Human Rights Watch released a report concluding that Israel is carrying out apartheid in the West Bank against the Palestinians. | It said that after decades of warnings that an entrenched hold over Palestinian life could lead to apartheid, it had found that the "threshold" had been crossed."This is the starkest finding Human Rights Watch has reached on Israeli conduct in the 30 years we've been documenting abuses on the ground there," said Omar Shakir, the group's Israel and Pale…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-27). How Syria Acted As A Regressive Force In The Lebanese Civil War — OpEd. eurasiareview.com April 9, 1976. The Syrian military intervened in Lebanon to fight against the National Movement (NM) and Palestinians. Kamal Jumblatt – the leader of the NM – was too radical for the liking of Damascus. With his anti-Zionist leanings, he could easily provoke Israel into invading Lebanon – increasing the strategic vulnerability of Syria. Thus, Hafez al-Assad – with the tacit consent of the US – proceeded to thwart any possibility of a leftist regime coming to power in Beirut. Tokenistic elections are held on May 16, 1976 under the watch of Syrian troops. Assad's favored candidate – Ilyas Sarkis – is made the pr…

Rima Najjar (2021-04-27). Palestine, Armed Resistance, Jewish Voice for Peace and Zoom. globalresearch.ca Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has come a long way since …

Yara M. Asi (2021-04-27). The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global. thenation.com The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global…

Israeli People's Committee (2021-04-27). The Covid Vaccine: The Israeli People's Committee Report. Malfunctions, Failures and Damages. globalresearch.ca "I was impressed frankly with the obsession of your prime minister, …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-27). Pfizer Vaccine May Cause Heart Inflammation in People Under 30, Leaked Study Suggests. globalresearch.ca Details leaked from an Israeli Health Ministry report have raised concerns …

Jasmine Norden (2021-04-27). Human Rights Watch says Israel's actions against Palestinians are crimes of apartheid. thecanary.co Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a The advocacy group's 213 page report compares policy and practices in Israel and occupied territories towards Palestinians and Jewish Israeli people. | HRW concluded that there is "an overarching Israeli government policy to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians". It also detailed evidence of "grave abuses" against Palestinia…

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (2021-04-27). Palestinian Prisoners' Action Week 2021: Global Action Report and Growing Solidarity. globalresearch.ca Organizations and activists around the world demanded freedom for Palestinian political …

Palestinian Heritage Committee (2021-04-27). Saturday 5/15: 20th Annual Palestinian Cultural Day. indybay.org Santa Clara County Government Center | 70 West Hedding Street | San José, CA 95110…

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