Israel Directing Policy Through US Treasury: Sanctioning Hezbollah’s Political Allies in Lebanon

13 September 2019 — 21st Century Wire

SANCTIONS MILL: President Trump with his pro-Israel Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, allowing the US department to be virtually commandeered by Israel.

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Nearly three years into the Trump administration, one thing is clear: as it struggles to wage any direct military or proxy wars, Washington has instead relied on economic warfare against its perceived enemies, and largely on behalf of the state of Israel. Rather than hamper its supposed enemies, this policy is actually driving sanctioned parties into closer alliances, and hastening the inevitable geopolitical realignment of the region and the world.

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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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‘Strategic Threat’ To Israel – Progressives Lose Fear Of Speaking Out On Palestine By Moon of Alabama

23 January 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Two weeks ago the Zionist lobby targeted civil rights activist Angela Davis for her support of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement (BDS). Following lobby pressure the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama canceled its annual gala at which Davis was to receive a prestigious human rights award. This created a huge backlash. The city council of Birmingham unanimously adopted a resolution “recognizing the life work of Angela Davis”. The Institute’s chair, vice-chair and secretary had to resign from the board.

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Donorbox falls prey to Israel’s covert campaign against BDS

22 December 2018 — Electronic Intifada

The BDS movement has gained global support as a nonviolent way to challenge Israeli occupation and apartheid. It is modeled on the campaign that helped end aparthied in South Africa.

Donorbox has fallen prey to an Israeli government smear campaign to sabotage and silence advocates for full and equal Palestinian rights.

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Americans are waking up to Israel’s brutal and discriminatory tactics By Jonathan Cook

17 December 2018 — Jonathan Cook

With opinion now evenly split between those who favour a one or two-state solution, many in the US are turning their attention to the systemic inequities faced by Palestinians

The National – 17 December 2018

Two years of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu as a Middle East peacemaking team appear to be having a transformative effect – and in ways that will please neither of them.

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At 70, Israel more than ever deserves a cultural and academic boycott

10 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israel’s deportation of a law professor and conviction of a Palestinian poet underscore wrong-headed objections to BDS

Middle East Eye – 10 May 2018

Recent events have highlighted why the continuing refusal by many Western academics and artists to take up the Palestinian call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel is so wrong-headed.

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Palestine: BDS Protected!

22 June 2017 — PSC

We have some wonderful news. As you know, last week we took the British government to the Royal Courts of Justice to fight for our right to boycott.

Today the judge delivered his verdict: WE WON!!

The government was trying to stop local council pension schemes divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s human rights violations. Theresa May’s disgraceful attempt to silence Palestinian voices and restrict our right to peaceful protest has failed.

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Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm By Gilad Atzmon

8 July 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

ChomskyIn his latest article in The Nation, Noam Chomsky selectively cherry picks the facts that fit his preferred narrative, while ignoring and disguising relevant details that contradict his thesis.  One would expect an academic of Chomsky’s stature to perform at a much higher standard of intellectual integrity. 

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