2021-04-14: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-14). Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are the Possible Future Scenarios? counterpunch.org The Israeli government's position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "It will be made clear that Israel is a country with rule of law that knows how to investigate itself," Netanyahu said in a statement on April 8. Subsequently, Israel "completely rejects" any accusations that it has committed war crimes.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-14). Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are the Possible Future Scenarios? counterpunch.org The Israeli government's position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "It will be made clear that Israel is a country with rule of law that knows how to investigate itself," Netanyahu said in a

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-14). Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are the Possible Future Scenarios? dissidentvoice.org The Israeli government's position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "It will be made clear that Israel is a country with rule of law that knows how to investigate itself," Netanyahu said in a …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Iraqi Sources Reveal New Details About Alleged Attack On Erbil Mossad Center. southfront.org Mossad logo | Ten Israeli intelligence officers were killed or injured in the alleged attack on an information and operation center of the Mossad in Iraq's Erbil, Iraqi sources reported on April 14. | A special force of the "resistance" in Iraq raided the alleged center late on April 13. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied these claims, which remains without a proof. | The

Sheren Khalel (2021-04-14). 'Enables UAE's reckless conduct': Anti-war advocates slam $23bn US arms sale. middleeasteye.net 'Enables UAE's reckless conduct': Anti-war advocates slam $23bn US arms sale | Citing the UAE's role in Yemen and Libya, arms experts and rights groups say the sale 'undermines stability in the region' | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 16: 22 | Israel is the only other country in the Middle East to be approved for F-35 purchases (AFP/File photo) | When the Biden administration announced in late January that it p…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani on has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vow…

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-14). Pfizer Vaccine May Put People at Higher Risk for COVID Variants, Israeli Study Shows. globalresearch.ca Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer …

Miko Peled (2021-04-14). Safely Past Another Election, Israel Turns Attention Back to De-Arabization of The Zionist State. mintpressnews.com The Zionists openly say that they will allow Palestinians to choose whether they remain in "Israel" as residents without rights, leave, or fight and be killed by the Israeli forces — these same forces that have been killing them for more than seventy years.

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). Wounded turtle returns to sea after treatment in Israel. ecns.cn Kfir, a 30-kilogramme wounded female green sea turtle was released into the Mediterranean after receiving treatment at the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center.

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). Israel decides to reopen schools by Sunday. ecns.cn Israel's coronavirus cabinet decided to fully reopen the country's education system, an official statement said Tuesday.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-13). "Symbolic Naval War" Is Emerging Between Israel and Iran. globalresearch.ca In the Middle East, tensions between Israel and Iran are escalating, …

Max Blumenthal (2021-04-13). Anti-war Activist Visited by Police After Posting Embarrassing AOC Video. orinocotribune.com By Max Blumenthal — Apr 9, 2021 | An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. | As he waited for a food delivery at his home in Los Angeles on April 8, Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist and producer for the online viral program Soapbox, heard two men calling his name from over his front gate. When he approached, he realized they were not delivery drivers, but police officers flashing badges of the Califor…

WSWS (2021-04-13). Anti-war podcaster harassed by police after criticizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter. wsws.org Two police officers showed up at Ryan Wentz's home in California after he posted on Twitter criticizing Ocasio-Cortez's remarks on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-13). Ahead of Palestinian elections, Israel arrests political leaders in raids across West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the upcoming legislative and presidential elections in Palestine, Israeli security forces conducted a series of raids in the occupied West Bank on Monday, April 12. 28 Palestinians were arrested, most of them members of Palestinian political factions, including West Bank-based Fatah and the predominantly Gaza-based Hamas. Several well-known civil society figures were also arrested, reported Wafa News. The Palestinian prisoner society stated that the overnight raids took place in and around the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jenin, Ramallah, Al-Bireh, Nablus, and occupied East Jerusalem. | Among t…

Akram Al-Waara (2021-04-13). Palestinian boy, 14, loses eye after being hit by Israeli rubber bullet. middleeasteye.net Palestinian boy, 14, loses eye after being hit by Israeli rubber bullet | Rights groups have long condemned Israel's use of steel-coated rubber bullets, which have repeatedly killed and wounded Palestinians | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 13: 19 | Fourteen-year-old Izz al-Din al-Batsh has been recovering in bed since the incident, surrounded by his family (MEE/Akram al-Waara) | It was a typical Friday after…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Israeli Ship Targeted Off UAE Coast. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | According to the Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, on April 13, Israeli ship Hyperion Ray was attacked near the shores of Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates. Israel has reportedly claimed that the ship was targeted by an Iranian missile, probably launched from an Iranian drone or other vessel. | According to the Marine Traffic portal, Hyperion Ray is a bulker built in 2015 that was sailing under the Bahamian flag from Kuwait. According to the reports, the ship carried cars. | As a resu…

RT (2021-04-13). Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60% in the wake of suspected Israeli sabotage at Natanz. rt.com Iran will start enriching uranium to 60% purity this week, higher than ever, a top diplomat said days after a reported act of Israeli sabotage targeted Tehran's enrichment facility in Natanz. | Abbas Araghchi, a deputy foreign minister who serves as Iran's chief negotiator with P5+1 — Iran's counterparts in the 2015 nuclear agreement —

MEE staff (2021-04-13). Israel agrees to increase water supply to Jordan after pressure from Biden. middleeasteye.net Israel agrees to increase water supply to Jordan after pressure from Biden | After weeks of delays, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approves increase in water supply to Jordan as kingdom experiences water crisis | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 15: 22 | Due to a past peace agreement, Israel pumps water out of the Jordan river and transfers it back to Jordan during dry spells (AFP/File photo) | Israel has agreed to increa…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-13). Israel denies professor prestigious prize for allegedly supporting BDS. middleeasteye.net Israel denies professor prestigious prize for allegedly supporting BDS | Oded Goldreich denies endorsing BDS, and says that the education ministry's decision was 'because I am a leftist' | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 12: 35 | A protester holds up a sign reading 'I boycott Israel but not Jews!' during a march marking al-Quds International Day in Berlin, 1 June 2019 (AFP) | Israeli Education Minister…

WSWS (2021-04-13). Attack on Iran nuclear facility linked to Israel. wsws.org An explosion knocked out the electrical system powering underground centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Arab News (2021-04-13). Israel Sends Message To Biden With Iran Attack — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Osama Al-Sharif* | Whether it was a cyberattack or a deliberately planned explosion that caused a serious power outage at Iran's underground Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday, it was most likely carried out by Israel. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed Tel Aviv for the sabotage and vowed to "take revenge on the Zionists," while also promising to replace the damaged centrifuges at the site with even better ones. Iran described the attack as "nuclear terrorism." | The incident dealt a severe blow to the country's ability to enrich uranium and could take at least nine months to restore, accord…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Israeli-Owned Ship Attacked Off UAE Coast. news.antiwar.com According to Israeli media reports, an Israeli-owned ship While there's no evidence that the Islamic Republic targeted the Hyperion Ray, Iran certainly has the motive to hit an Israeli ship. Over the weekend, Iran's Natanz nuclear facility was struck in an apparent Israeli attack likely meant to sabotage i…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Iran to Raise Uranium Enrichment at Natanz Nuclear Site to 60%. telesurenglish.net Iran has announced the introduction of 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Abba Araghchi has said, two days after an explosion hit the compound. | RELATED: | The Natanz site was allegedly targeted by a cyberattack involving Israel's foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to a report by Israel ¥s Kan channel, based on intelligence sources. | According to…

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2021-04-13: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2021-04-13). Anti-war Activist Visited by Police After Posting Embarrassing AOC Video. orinocotribune.com By Max Blumenthal — Apr 9, 2021 | An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. | As he waited for a food delivery at his home in Los Angeles on April 8, Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist and producer for the online viral program Soapbox, heard two men calling his name from over his front gate. When he approached, he realized they were not delivery drivers, but police officers flashing badges of the Califor…

Akram Al-Waara (2021-04-13). Palestinian boy, 14, loses eye after being hit by Israeli rubber bullet. middleeasteye.net Palestinian boy, 14, loses eye after being hit by Israeli rubber bullet | Rights groups have long condemned Israel's use of steel-coated rubber bullets, which have repeatedly killed and wounded Palestinians | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 13: 19 | Fourteen-year-old Izz al-Din al-Batsh has been recovering in bed since the incident, surrounded by his family (MEE/Akram al-Waara) | It was a typical Friday after…

MEE staff (2021-04-13). Israel agrees to increase water supply to Jordan after pressure from Biden. middleeasteye.net Israel agrees to increase water supply to Jordan after pressure from Biden | After weeks of delays, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approves increase in water supply to Jordan as kingdom experiences water crisis | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 15: 22 | Due to a past peace agreement, Israel pumps water out of the Jordan river and transfers it back to Jordan during dry spells (AFP/File photo) | Israel has agreed to increa…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-13). Israel denies professor prestigious prize for allegedly supporting BDS. middleeasteye.net Israel denies professor prestigious prize for allegedly supporting BDS | Oded Goldreich denies endorsing BDS, and says that the education ministry's decision was 'because I am a leftist' | Tue, 04/13/2021 – 12: 35 | A protester holds up a sign reading 'I boycott Israel but not Jews!' during a march marking al-Quds International Day in Berlin, 1 June 2019 (AFP) | Israeli Education Minister…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages The Natanz Nuclear Facility — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In 2010, a joint US-Israeli operation against Iran's nuclear program is said to have destroyed a fifth of the Iranian centrifuges, using the Stuxnet virus. | A sequence of events have been viewed cumulatively as suggesting that this was no error of engineering so much as plain sabo…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-13). "Symbolic Naval War" Is Emerging Between Israel and Iran. globalresearch.ca In the Middle East, tensions between Israel and Iran are escalating, …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

WSWS (2021-04-12). This week in history: April 12-18. wsws.org 25 years ago: Israel kills Lebanese civilians in Qana Massacre On April 18, 1996, over 100 Lebanese civilians were killed after Israel shelled the United Nations compound in Qana. The shelling, known as the Qana Massacre, was part of a broader attack, Operation Grapes of Wrath, launched against Lebanon by Israel, ostensibly in retaliation for previous terrorist attacks.

MEE staff (2021-04-12). Palestine election: Israel's wave of arrests sweeps up Palestinians before polls. middleeasteye.net Palestine election: Israel's wave of arrests sweeps up Palestinians before polls | Hamas and Fatah members caught up in series of Israeli arrests since March say they have been warned not to compete in coming elections | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 13: 56 | A Palestinian demonstrator is detained by Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank village of Tubas, near the Jordan Valley, on 29 January 2020 (AFP) | I…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-12). Jewish National Fund approves land grab plan in West Bank to expand settlements. middleeasteye.net Jewish National Fund approves land grab plan in West Bank to expand settlements | If final approval passed next week, the policy will allow the purchase of Palestinian land in Jenin and Nablus | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 15: 04 | An aerial view of the Israeli settlement of Tekoa in the occupied West Bank, south of Bethlehem, 17 November 2020 (AFP) | The Jewish National Fund has approved a controve…

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-12). "Nuclear terrorism": Behind Israel's latest effort to sabotage global diplomacy. liberationnews.org Iran's key Natanz nuclear site suffered a blackout due to a cyberattack yesterday. Senior Israeli officials hinted at the Mossad intelligence agency's responsibility for this attack while the New York Times cited U.S. and Israeli officials confirming Israel's role. Iran called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism." This sabotage of the facility's power grid …

Eds. (2021-04-12). Rosa Luxemburg and postcolonial criticism. mronline.org Her understanding of oppression was bolstered by personal circumstances: female in an overwhelmingly male public sphere, Jewish in a climate of vicious antisemitism, Polish at a time when Poles suffered national oppression, and an individual who lived with a disability. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

samidoun (2021-04-12). Yemeni Liberation Movement: Hunger Strike for Yemen Actions this Week. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network supports the work of the Yemeni Liberation Movement, who have been on hunger strike for over 2 weeks in Washington, D.C, against U.S. support for the Saudi blockade of Yemen. Please take action to support this important, brave effort! The following updates come from the Yemeni Liberation movement — follow them on Twitter and Instagram! After 15 days of hunger striking, we have mounted significant pressure on the Biden Administration and the US government to hear our demands. 1. Publicly speak out against the blockade 2. End US support for the Saudi-led blockad…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Israel Sabotage Iran's Natanz Facility: MSM Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The blackout at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility took place hours after its new batch of centrifuges for uranium enrichment were launched. | There are two versions in MSM regarding the incident: | The NYT The Guardian

RFE RL (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel For Suspected Sabotage At Nuclear Facility, Vows Revenge. eurasiareview.com ( Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said an act of "nuclear terrorism" caused a power failure at the Natanz nuclear facility on April 11, a day after new uranium-enrichment equipment was unveiled at the site, south of Tehr…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA's signatories in Vienna last week…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador's presidency and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at Ecuador's presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel's role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-12). Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'. commondreams.org "This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/zarif_0_0_0.jpg

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US, Israel to Hold Strategic Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com According to The first meeting of the strategic group took place in early March. The second comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the nuclear deal, something Israel is strongly opposed to and…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel for Natanz Attack. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday The Natanz attack comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, something Israel is…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-12). Defense Secretary Vows 'Ironclad' Commitment to Israel During Visit to Talk Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A Sunday meeting between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz is looming large over nuclear talks with Iran, with the US trying to reassure Israel that Gantz says the nuclear deal necessarily has to prot…

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