Daily Archives: May 18, 2021

2021-05-18: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-05-18). Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine. juancole.com ( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …

Staff (2021-05-18). "Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges. democracynow.org The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab. truthout.org Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem: Israel Is Committing War Crimes by Killing Civilians in Gaza. democracynow.org As the Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops 200, the leading Israeli human rights group B'Tselem is accusing Israel of committing war crimes by killing blockaded civilians and destroying infrastructure on a massive scale. Executive director Hagai El-Ad says Israel has not done enough to distinguish between military and civilian targets or to act with proportionality. "We've seen war crimes in previous military assaults on Gaza," he says. "And, in fact, the impunity of the previous times in which war crimes were committed is what has paved the way for the continuation of more such crimes being committed." Earlier t…

Staff (2021-05-18). Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Palestinians Stage Historic General Strike from "the River to the Sea" for the First Time Since 1936. democracynow.org As the Israeli bombing of Gaza enters its ninth day, Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel are staging a historic general strike. This comes as violence is also spreading across Israel, with Jewish mobs attacking Palestinians in mixed Jewish and Arab communities. Last week, extremist Israeli settlers were filmed attacking Palestinian-owned shops in a Tel Aviv suburb. Another harrowing video shows ultranationalist Israelis dragging a man they believed to be an Arab from his car and beating him mercilessly. Some settlers were filmed on live television chanting "Death to Arabs," and scre…

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege. thegrayzone.com Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-18). Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled. mintpressnews.com Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.

Amnesty International (2021-05-18). Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes. globalresearch.ca Israeli forces have …

_____ (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Documentary Shows Life Under Israel's Bombs And Siege. popularresistance.org In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. | Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors. | James North of Mondoweiss wrote, "If documentary films like 'Killing Gaza' appeared regularly on American television, public opinion would start turning against Israel overnight. The film, just released by Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal, is inspiri…

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-18). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-18). Unity at Last: The Palestinian People Have Risen. commondreams.org "This unity matters the most, is far more consequential than some agreement between Palestinian factions," writes Ramzy Baroud. "It eclipses Fatah and Hamas and all the rest, because without a united people there can be no meaningful resistance, no vision for liberation, no struggle for justice to be won." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza-palestine-unity-3600×11851.jpg

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

Juan Cole (2021-05-18). Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …

Israel Shahak (2021-05-18). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

South Front (2021-05-18). Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight. globalresearch.ca The hostilities in …

Sara Flounders (2021-05-18). Gaza's resistance: Rockets built from Israeli missiles. workers.org The Israeli Zionists are attempting to monitor and control every movement of the Palestinian people on land and sea, including access to air, food and water. But Zionism and U.S. imperialism are finding that they are not all powerful. Those days are long gone. Palestinian resistance fires rockets from Gaza, . . . |

Dr Yasser Abu Jamei (2021-05-18). Life Lacking a Sense of Safety. counterpunch.org After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.

Editor2 (2021-05-18). Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri. orinocotribune.com A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…

Bianca Mugyenyi (2021-05-18). How Canada should respond to Israel's escalating violence. mronline.org We can protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression by applying our own Canadian law. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Jonah Raskin (2021-05-18). Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited. counterpunch.org The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza—with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side—sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-18). Israeli Barbarism in Gaza. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out. challenge-magazine.org Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…

Medea Benjamin (2021-05-18). How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians. progressive.org As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states. wsws.org The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.

_____ (2021-05-18). Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes. popularresistance.org The Israeli military tweeted a video containing footage it falsely claimed showed Hamas rockets near civilian homes in Gaza. The tweet was later deleted. | Israel always claims to do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties when it is bombing Gaza, as it has been doing with savage intensity for more than a week.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Palestinians participate in nationwide strike in opposition to ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org The 9 days of Israeli attacks have cost 212 lives within Gaza, including 61 children. Another 1,500 Palestinians are reported to have been injured in the strikes…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-18). U.S. backs Israeli terror in Gaza. workers.org The genocidal bombing of Gaza by the U.S.-backed Israeli Defense Forces, which began May 10, has entered its second week. This latest assault was sparked in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem where neighbors were trying to stop the illegal evictions of Palestinian families by racist, Zionist settlers. At . . . |

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-18). Os F-35s bombardeiam Gaza. globalresearch.ca O porta-voz das Foràßas Israelitas, Zilberman, anunciando o início do bombardeamento de Gaza, especificou que "80 caàßas, incluindo o F-35 avanàßado" (The Times of Israel, 11 de Maio de 2021) està£o a participar na operaàßà£o. É oficialmente o baptismo de …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-18). Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike. peoplesworld.org Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …

Shatha Hammad (2021-05-18). Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza. zcomm.org Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. zcomm.org Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…

Refaat Alareer (2021-05-18). Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. zcomm.org Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism. dissidentvoice.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …

Editor (2021-05-18). Workers World/Mundo Obrero exige: °Alto al bombardeo de Gaza! °Liberar a Palestina! °Detener la ayuda de Estados Unidos a Israel! workers.org Por el editor Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero condena en los términos más enérgicos el asalto genocida del ejército sionista israelí contra el pueblo de Gaza — llamada la mayor prisión al aire libre del mundo y situada en la Palestina ocupada. Esta última batalla es una tragedia más . . . |

Staff (2021-05-18). Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician. truthout.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

repost (2021-05-18). Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine. indybay.org U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

The Conversation (2021-05-18). Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now. juancole.com By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …

_____ (2021-05-18). Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …

Eds. (2021-05-18). Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault. mronline.org In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-05-18). How the United States Helps To Kill Palestinians. popularresistance.org The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Susan Abulhawa (2021-05-18). A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism. workers.org The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . |

Lara Kiswani (2021-05-18). Palestine Rises Up: "Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair" zcomm.org We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-18). Global Solidarity Protests Against Israeli Apartheid as Palestinians Stage General Strike. commondreams.org "Today, the people of Palestine are once again going on strike for their liberation—and calling on the world to join them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indonesia-protest-palestine1300x681.jpg

Allan Fisher (2021-05-18). Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine. indybay.org Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…

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2021-05-18: Social Media Postees

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Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …
juancole.com/2021/05/united-states-palestine.html

Gaza's resistance: Rockets built from Israeli missiles
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-05-18
The Israeli Zionists are attempting to monitor and control every movement of the Palestinian people on land and sea, including access to air, food and water. But Zionism and U.S. imperialism are finding that they are not all powerful. Those days are long gone. Palestinian resistance fires rockets from Gaza, . . . | Continue reading Gaza's resistance: Rockets built from Israeli missiles at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56495/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gazas-resistance-rockets-built-from-israeli-missiles

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56475/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commentary-not-one-dollar-for-zionist-genocide

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56475/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commentary-not-one-dollar-for-zionist-genocide

"Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israel_attack_on_gaza_mustafa_barghouthi

Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye reported that Israeli war planes hit the six-story Ghazi al-Shwwa building with "at least three missiles, completely destr…
truthout.org/articles/israeli-airstrikes-damage-gazas-only-covid-testing-lab/

Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …
juancole.com/2021/05/americans-palestinians-nationalism.html

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
An interesting recent …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-warns-biden-not-get-involved/5745596

How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians
Medea Benjamin | progressive.org | 2021-05-18
As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.
progressive.org/dispatches/united-states-killing-palestinians-benjamin-davies-210518/

Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled
Mnar Muhawesh Adley | mintpressnews.com | 2021-05-18
Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.
mintpressnews.com/podcast-panel-israel-assault-gaza-malak-mattar-dan-cohen-miko-peled/277155/

Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza–with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side–sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/edward-saids-palestine-revisited/

Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-18
Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/18/israeli-bombing-kills-192-in-gaza-including-58-children-as-media-building-is-wiped-out/

Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-18
Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/18/killing-gaza-documentary-cohen-blumenthal-israels-siege/

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Life Lacking a Sense of Safety
Dr Yasser Abu Jamei | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/life-lacking-a-sense-of-safety/

Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/isra-m18.html

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Palestinians participate in nationwide strike in opposition to ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-18
The 9 days of Israeli attacks have cost 212 lives within Gaza, including 61 children. Another 1,500 Palestinians are reported to have been injured in the strikes…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/18/palestinians-participate-in-nationwide-strike-in-opposition-to-ongoing-israeli-aggression-in-gaza/

Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes
Amnesty International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Israeli forces have …
globalresearch.ca/israel-opt-pattern-israeli-attacks-residential-homes-gaza-must-investigated-war-crimes/5745598

Israeli Barbarism in Gaza
Yanis Iqbal | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have died; another 500 are injured.
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Elements of Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
Elements of Justice Imagining Manhattan flattened As Rotterdam was — as Gaza is being Humbaba was guarding the Great Cedar Forest — the source Of fresh air, clean air, cool air A condition of health, air: The most vital Water and earth, And fire stands for energy Empedocles, who stares at seas And sees these…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/elements-of-justice/

Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
The Israeli military tweeted a video containing footage it falsely claimed showed Hamas rockets near civilian homes in Gaza. The tweet was later deleted. | Israel always claims to do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties when it is bombing Gaza, as it has been doing with savage intensity for more than a week.
popularresistance.org/israel-fakes-another-video-of-hamas-rockets-next-to-gaza-homes/

Killing Gaza: Documentary Shows Life Under Israel's Bombs And Siege
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. | Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors. | James North of Mondoweiss wrote, "If documentary films like 'Killing Gaza' appeared regularly on American television, public opinion would start turning against Israel overnight. The film, just released by Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal, is inspiri…
popularresistance.org/killing-gaza-dan-cohen-max-blumenthals-documentary-shows-life-under-israels-bombs-and-siege/

Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-18
Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/18/killing-gaza-documentary-cohen-blumenthal-israels-siege/

Gli F-35 bombardano Gaza
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Il portavoce delle Forze israeliane Zilberman, annunciando l'inizio del bombardamento di Gaza, ha specificato che ´prendono parte all'operazione 80 caccia, inclusi gli avanzati F-35 ª (The Times of Israel, 11 maggio 2021). àà ufficialmente il battesimo di fuoco del caccia di …
globalresearch.ca/gli-f-35-bombardano-gaza/5745641

Os F-35s bombardeiam Gaza
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
O porta-voz das Foràßas Israelitas, Zilberman, anunciando o início do bombardeamento de Gaza, especificou que "80 caàßas, incluindo o F-35 avanàßado" (The Times of Israel, 11 de Maio de 2021) està£o a participar na operaàßà£o. É oficialmente o baptismo de …
globalresearch.ca/os-f-35s-bombardeiam-gaza/5745652

Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…
truthout.org/video/israel-is-targeting-doctors-and-health-facilities-says-gaza-physician/

Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …
peoplesworld.org/article/palestinian-workers-in-israel-west-bank-launch-general-strike-as-protests-mount/

U.S. backs Israeli terror in Gaza
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-05-18
The genocidal bombing of Gaza by the U.S.-backed Israeli Defense Forces, which began May 10, has entered its second week. This latest assault was sparked in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem where neighbors were trying to stop the illegal evictions of Palestinian families by racist, Zionist settlers. At . . . | Continue reading U.S. backs Israeli terror in Gaza at Workers.org
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Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
The hostilities in …
globalresearch.ca/video-gaza-ceasefire-nowhere-sight/5745572

Workers World/Mundo Obrero exige: °Alto al bombardeo de Gaza! °Liberar a Palestina! °Detener la ayuda de Estados Unidos a Israel!
Editor | workers.org | 2021-05-18
Por el editor Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero condena en los términos más enérgicos el asalto genocida del ejército sionista israelí contra el pueblo de Gaza — llamada la mayor prisión al aire libre del mundo y situada en la Palestina ocupada. Esta última batalla es una tragedia más . . . | Continue reading Workers World/Mundo Obrero exige: °Alto al bombardeo de Gaza! °Liberar a Palestina! °Detener la ayuda de Estados Unidos a Israel! at Workers.org
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Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-18
No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/ignore-starmers-moral-posturing-hes-the-one-we-should-blame-for-stoking-antisemitism/

Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza
Shatha Hammad | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/palestinians-to-stage-nationwide-general-strike-as-air-raids-pummel-gaza/

Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza
WSWS | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protests-across-europe-against-israeli-war-on-gaza/

Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200
Refaat Alareer | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gaza-father-writer-speaks-out-as-palestinian-death-toll-nears-200/

Unity at Last: The Palestinian People Have Risen
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2021-05-18
"This unity matters the most, is far more consequential than some agreement between Palestinian factions," writes Ramzy Baroud. "It eclipses Fatah and Hamas and all the rest, because without a united people there can be no meaningful resistance, no vision for liberation, no struggle for justice to be won." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza-palestine-unity-3600×11851.jpg
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Palestinians Stage Historic General Strike from "the River to the Sea" for the First Time Since 1936
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
As the Israeli bombing of Gaza enters its ninth day, Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel are staging a historic general strike. This comes as violence is also spreading across Israel, with Jewish mobs attacking Palestinians in mixed Jewish and Arab communities. Last week, extremist Israeli settlers were filmed attacking Palestinian-owned shops in a Tel Aviv suburb. Another harrowing video shows ultranationalist Israelis dragging a man they believed to be an Arab from his car and beating him mercilessly. Some settlers were filmed on live television chanting "Death to Arabs," and scre…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/settler_mob_attacks_israel

Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israeli_airstrikes_gaza_hospitals_clinics

Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem: Israel Is Committing War Crimes by Killing Civilians in Gaza
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
As the Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops 200, the leading Israeli human rights group B'Tselem is accusing Israel of committing war crimes by killing blockaded civilians and destroying infrastructure on a massive scale. Executive director Hagai El-Ad says Israel has not done enough to distinguish between military and civilian targets or to act with proportionality. "We've seen war crimes in previous military assaults on Gaza," he says. "And, in fact, the impunity of the previous times in which war crimes were committed is what has paved the way for the continuation of more such crimes being committed." Earlier t…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israel_war_crimes_hagai_el_ad

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
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Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
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U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…
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U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…
southfront.org/u-s-deployed-warships-toward-read-sea-b-52-bombers-in-spain-in-thinly-veiled-support-for-israel/

Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-the-west-bank-and-gaza-strip-on-may-18th-2021-map-update/

Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine
repost | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842597.php

Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.
globalresearch.ca/israel-charged-with-war-crimes-and-genocide-complete-judgment-of-kl-tribunal/5359433

Selected Articles: How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians | By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, May 18, 2021 | The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United Sta…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-how-united-states-helps-kill-palestinians/5745591

Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. media and politicians betray their own lack of neutrality by blaming Palestinians for nearly all the violence and framing flagrantly disproportionate, indiscriminate and therefore illegal Israeli attacks as a justifiable response to Palestinian actions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-the-united-states-has-blood-on-its-hands-in-palestine/

AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend, writing, "Apartheid states are not democracies," she made international headlines. And Missouri Rep. Cori Bush promptly echoed her colleague fro…
truthout.org/articles/aoc-and-cori-bush-have-helped-remove-taboo-on-calling-israel-an-apartheid-state/

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