Kim Johnson row: Starmer is oiling Israel’s slide into fascism

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — Jonathan Cook

In slapping down an MP for decrying Israel’s new government, the Labour leader has left supporters of Palestinian rights politically homeless

Middle East Eye – 2 February 2023

What’s become all too clear over the past three years is that Labour leader Keir Starmer tolerates no criticism of Israel whatsoever – even when such criticism accords with international law, the verdict of the human rights community or just plain common sense.

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Writing About a Joy That Invades Jenin: The Fifth Newsletter (2023)

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — The Tricontinental

Abdel Rahmen Al Muzayen Palestine Jenin 2002Abdel Rahmen al-Mozayen (Palestine), Jenin, 2002.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Israel calls its latest military campaign Operation Break the Wave, a lyrical description of a brutal reality. This year, 2023, will be the seventy-fifth year after the Nakba, the catastrophe of 1948 when Israeli troops illegally removed Palestinians from their homes and tried to erase Palestine from the map. Since then, Palestinians have resisted against all odds, despite Israel’s formidable backing by the most powerful countries in the world, led by the United States.

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Israeli Settler Violence

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 — MintPress News

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Since the beginning of 2023, Israeli settlers have already attacked Palestinians and attempted landgrabs 1,290 times according to the Insan Center for Democracy and Rights.

2022 was the most dangerous year for Palestinians in the West Bank in almost two decades and the Zionist settlers are accelerating their provocative violence in 2023.

Is Ben-Gvir preparing a holy war against the Palestinians?

Thursday, 5 January 2023 — Jonathan Cook

By visiting Al-Aqsa, the Jewish Power leader showed he has the whip hand – and there are surely more provocations up his sleeve

Middle East Eye – 5 January 2023

Israel’s new national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, lost no time in demonstrating who is boss. On Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was sworn in, the ultra-nationalist politician marched straight in to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem – probably the most incendiary site in the Middle East.

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The Price of Betraying Palestine: Morocco Challenges Normalization with Israel

Monday, 2 January 2022 — MintPress News

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Two years ago, Morocco and Israel signed the US-brokered “Joint Declaration”, thus officially recognizing Israel and instating diplomatic ties. Though other Arab countries had already done the same, the Moroccan official recognition of Apartheid Israel was particularly devastating for Palestinians.

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How Netanyahu handed Ben-Gvir the gun to start an annexation war

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 — Jonathan Cook

Jewish Power now has dozens of ways to inflame Palestinians into all-out confrontation. A third intifada has never felt closer

Middle East Eye – 23 December 2022

Faced with criticism on whether the United States should trumpet its “unbreakable bond” with an incoming Israeli government headed by fascist parties, lawbreakers and homophobes, the Biden administration has squirmed.

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Kicking aside French protests, Israel expels Salah Hammouri

Sunday, 18 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Salah Hammouri and Elsa Lefort in Lifta, a Palestinian village near Jerusalem that was depopulated by Zionist forces in 1948. (Photograph courtesy of Salah Hammouri)

Israel on Sunday kicked aside protests from France and expelled Salah Hammouri from his homeland.

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Deliberate Ambiguity: Israel’s Nukes Are the Greatest Threat to the Middle East

Friday, 2 December 2022 — MintPress News

As western countries are floating the theory that Russia could escalate its conflict with Ukraine to a nuclear war, many western governments continue to turn a blind eye to Israel’s own nuclear weapons capabilities. Luckily, many countries around the world do not subscribe to this endemic western hypocrisy.

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Palestine Action puts Israel’s war industry “on trial”

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Kit Klarenberg

The protesters who were acquitted of conspiracy to cause criminal damage by a London court. (Palestine Action)

The Israeli weapons firm Elbit Systems is effectively being put on trial by the group Palestine Action.

By intentionally damaging property that Elbit owns or rents in Britain and getting arrested as a result, Palestine Action’s campaigners have been able to present courts with evidence against the arms maker.

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Kahanist Extremists To Take Power in New Israeli Government

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 — MintPress News

During his previous terms in office, Benjamin Netanyahu oversaw some of the most brutal attacks on Gaza, attacks that caused thousands of civilian casualties. He was also indicted on corruption charges, and yet enough Israelis found him suitable to return to the post of Prime Minister, and he was elected with a comfortable majority.

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The burden Western liberals impose only on Palestinians

9 November 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Joseph Massad

Three men stand on a stageBillionaires Sheldon Adelson (left) and Haim Saban (right), pictured in 2014, are among the wealthy pro-Zionist Jews who have financed Israeli colonization. Their role is comparable to the European Christian businesses and states that funded colonization in Algeria, South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand or even Israel. Shahar Azran Polaris/Newscom

Since the beginning of Zionist Jewish colonization of their country in the 1880s, Palestinians have faced demands that they carry a double burden: to fight off the Jewish racist colonists while having to defend their colonizers against anti-Jewish European Christian racism.

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Peter Beinart Leads Charge to Cancel Palestinian American Journalist Mnar Adley

Friday, 11 November 2022 — MintPress News

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The latest victim of cancel culture wave is MintPress News founder and editor-in-chief Mnar Adley. Adley had been booked to host and moderate an event discussing anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) laws in the United States, and how Palestinians are under increasing pressure to silence themselves, when she was herself, ironically, removed from the panel at the behest of a shady advisor.

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Fascists in government won’t dent Western support for Israel

Friday, 4 November 2022 — Jonathan Cook

Israel is not suddenly a more racist state. It is simply growing more confident about admitting its racism to the world

Middle East Eye – 4 November 2022

The most disturbing outcome of Israel’s general election this week was not the fact that an openly fascist party won the third-biggest tally of seats, or that it is about to become the lynchpin of the next government. It is how little will change, in Israel or abroad, as a result.

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Sunak, Israel and Infosys: A troubling relationship

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 — MintPress News

Britain’s new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has stated his support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He has also vowed to legislate against BDS.

Sunak has troubling ties with the apartheid state. His family business, Infosys, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli government.

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The West Bank in Palestine Is Ready to Explode

Friday, 21 October, 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Steven Sahiounie

There is a battle brewing in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, Steven Sahiounie writes

There is a battle brewing in the occupied West Bank of Palestine. Thousands of Israeli occupation forces will be deployed to face a growing resistance force. The ‘natives are restless’ and the Lions’ Den has mobilized to fight for their freedom and human rights.

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