Labour antisemitism allegations: How Corbyn and Starmer are judged by different standards

17 April 2021 — Jonathan Cook

Jewish groups that lambasted Corbyn’s code of conduct as antisemitic are now silent over revelations it is being used by Starmer

Middle East Eye – 17 April 2021

For years, allies of Jeremy Corbyn argued that allegations of antisemitism had been weaponised against the then-Labour leader and his supporters to undermine his socialist programme and stifle criticism of Israel.

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Israeli settlers attack Palestinians, steal land with impunity

17 April 2021 — In Gaza (and beyond)

Imagine outrage & calls for sanctions if any other state did it

by Eva Bartlett

April 16, 2021, RT.com

Every aspect of their existence on occupied Palestinian land is illegal. Still, the violence perpetrated by Israeli settlers against civilians continues, propped up by Israel’s legal system and the world’s blind eyes.

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Labour disclosure ‘shows antisemitism was weaponised against Corbyn’, activists say

16 April 2021 — Middle East EyeJonathan Cook

By Jonathan Cook

Former leader’s disciplinary code, which was criticised by pro-Israel groups, is still being used under Starmer, party officials admit after court hearing

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, pictured in London at a protest against proposed new police powers, in April 2021 (AFP)

A group of Labour activists fighting through the courts to discover why they and others were investigated or expelled from the UK’s Labour Party for antisemitism say they have flushed out proof of bad faith from their accusers.

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Just Like in the US, Policing in Israel is Rooted in Racist Violence

15 April 2021 — Mint Press News

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Pal racismIn the US, policing can be traced back to nineteenth-century slave patrols. In Israel, security forces have roots in Haganah, a Zionist militia group involved in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

HAIFA, ISRAEL — Israeli state violence manifests in several ways—police killings, home demolitions, displacement and detentions—but each is grounded in the same colonialist ideology spanning decades.

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State Department buries Israeli occupation in word salad

3 April 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Michael F. Brown

Man gesticulatesSpokesperson Ned Price attempted this week to clarify the State Department’s muddled language on the Israeli occupation. Reuters

Last year, presidential candidate Joe Biden personally intervened to keep the word “occupation” out of the Democratic Party’s platform regarding Israel.

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Israel election: The far-right is triumphant. The only obstacle left is Netanyahu

29 March 2021 — Jonathan Cook

Extreme religious and settler parties are a firm majority in Israel’s new parliament. Now they want a leader truly committed to their cause

Middle East Eye – 29 March 2021

As 13 parties struggle with Israel’s complex post-election maths, seeking alliances that can assure them power, the most significant outcome of the vote is easily missed. The religious fundamentalists and settler parties – Israel’s far right – won an unprecedented and clear-cut victory last week.

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Israel censored this film. Watch it here

21 January 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Every act of censorship inadvertently achieves its opposite by drawing attention to its subject.

Last week, an Israeli court ordered the 2002 film Jenin, Jenin to be banned in Israel and all copies of it confiscated.

The film – which was directed by Mohammed Bakri, a Palestinian citizen of Israel – has been the subject of censorship attempts since its release around 18 years ago.

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Occupation By COVID: Palestine As a Viral Export, 2020

7 December 2020 — Off Guardian

Michael Lesher

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Palestinian workers, Bethlehem checkpoint, West Bank (PHOTO: Ahmad Al-Bazz, ACTIVESTILLS)

As the year 2020 expires in an embattled welter of politicized suffering, I feel I need to address my fellow advocates for Palestinian rights, too many of whom seem not to notice – or actively deny – that, under cover of coronavirus hysteria, the unhealed wounds of Palestine are steadily infecting us all.

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Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?

30 November, 2020 — Global Research

By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold

Israel used all four years of Trump’s presidency to entrench its systems of occupation and apartheid. Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last days in office to sabotage Biden’s chances of successful diplomacy with Iran. Biden, Congress and the world community can’t let that happen.

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