Israeli police ‘turning a blind eye to killing spree’

10 October 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Palestinian citizens of Israel take to streets to accuse police and politicians of exploiting crime wave in their communities

Middle East Eye – 10 October 2019

Palestinian citizens of Israel escalated their protests against the police and government on Thursday by bringing sections of the country’s busiest highway to a crawl as they drove in a slow convoy towards Jerusalem for a major demonstration.

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In Media Newspeak, a ‘Peace Plan’ for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes

30 September 2019 — FAIR

by Joshua Cho

Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September—marred by blatant racism posturing as the “democratic process,” with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, to gain support for his and the Likud party’s reelection (New York Times, 9/10/19).

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How Israel lobby set EU anti-Semitism agenda

30 September 2019 — Electronic Intifada

David Cronin

Katherina von Schnurbein, the EU’s coordinator against anti-Semitism, regularly smears the Palestine solidarity movement. Credit: Lukasz Kobus European Union

For nearly four years, Katharina von Schnurbein has been posing as a champion of Europe’s Jews.

If taken at face value, her speeches at numerous conferences suggest she is a conscientious civil servant motivated by a desire to halt persecution. A more detailed examination reveals she has been following an agenda set by Israel and its supporters.

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Israelis have made their verdict clear: Benjamin Netanyahu’s time is up

18 September 2019 — Jonathan Cook

There looms the possibility of weeks of horse-trading and the Joint List of Arab legislators becoming the official opposition

The National – 18 September 2019

For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end?

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“There is a need to revive the spirit of liberation” By Adri Nieuwhof

10 September 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Two men standing together smilingAmeer Makhoul, right, seen with Raed Salah, a community leader among Palestinians in Israel, at a court in Haifa in August. (via Facebook)

Almost a decade ago Israeli forces raided Palestinian community leader Ameer Makhoul’s home in Haifa and arrested him.

After corresponding with Makhoul during his nine years in prison, I spoke with him recently via Skype, for his first interview since his release.

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How Israel’s religious right is now in the driving seat

2 September 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Next month’s election is not a contest between the right and centre-left. It’s a battle between different nationalist camps

Middle East Eye – 9 August 2019

The real fight in Israel’s re-run election next month is not between the right wing and a so-called “centre-left” but between two rival camps within the nationalist right, according to analysts.

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ACTION ALERT: NYT Presents Murder of a Palestinian Boy as ‘National Trauma’—for Jewish Israelis

30 August 2019 — FAIR
NYT: HBO Drama Revives a National Trauma for Israel

The New York Times (8/27/19) takes up the complaint of “some Israelis” that an HBO series “unfairly focuses on the killing of a Palestinian teen by Jews when Palestinian terrorism is more common.”

HBO has a series based on a real-life crime in Israel—a 2014 case involving (in the New York Times‘ words) “a Palestinian teenager snatched off a Jerusalem street by Orthodox Jews, choked, bludgeoned and burned to death in a forest at dawn.”

And how does the Times headline its report (8/27/19) on this series?

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FCO Speeds Up Planning to Move UK Embassy to Jerusalem

18 August 2019 — Craig Murray

Following US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s talks with Boris Johnson and his ministers in London last week, FCO officials have been asked to speed up contingency planning for the UK to move its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, with an eye to an “early announcement” post Brexit.

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The truth about the UK’s special relationship with Israel

15 August 2019 — True Publica

The truth about the UK’s special relationship with Israel

By TruePublica: Britain does not have a special relationship with the USA. It is, and has been since the end of the World War, a subservient inferior ‘partner’ doing what it is told. Britain stands next to the schoolyard thug and tries not to be a victim of it. Likewise, Britain acquiesces to Israel – as it is backed to the hilt by America.  This so-called special relationship with Israel is not challenged in the mainstream media because they all too well aware of the trouble they would cause for themselves. The antisemitism firestorm that engulfed Labour under Jeremy Corbyn is proof of that.

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Gaza protester dies as Israel admits to unjustified killings

31 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

A protester is treated by paramedics during Great March of Return protests in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on 12 July. Ashraf Amra APA images

A Palestinian man died after being shot in the stomach by Israeli occupation forces during Great March of Return protests in southernmost Gaza last week.

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With Criticism Crushed in the West, Israel Can Enjoy Its Impunity By Jonathan Cook

1 August 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House two-and-a-half years ago has emboldened Israel as never before, leaving it free to unleash new waves of brutality in the occupied territories.

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Sur Baher home demolitions illustrate a vicious spiral of oppression in Palestine By Jonathan Cook

28 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

The more the West represses criticism, the more Israel luxuriates in its impunity

The National – 28 July 2019

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

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