The Lancet censors Gaza health letter after pro-Israel pressure

1 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Omar Karmi

A doctor wearing a face mask is taking a boy's temperature

A doctor in Gaza City is using a temperature test machine to test a boy for coronavirus. Ashraf Amra APA images

With a fresh spike in the number of coronavirus infections, Gaza is yet again facing the very real prospect that its healthcare system will be overwhelmed.

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Scottish “friend of Israel” faked anti-Semitism for years

19 August 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Edward Sutherland monitoring Palestine solidarity activists. (SPSC)

A pro-Israel lobbyist in Scotland may lose his teaching job over a series of anti-Semitic posts he has admitted making.

Edward Sutherland is being investigated by the Scottish teaching regulator, The Daily Record reported on Sunday.

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Something Rotten at The Heart of UK Government

6 August 2020 — American Herald Tribune

The smell of pro-Israel bias in the Foreign Office is overpowering

By Stuart Littlewood

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As George Washington put it,“a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils”. He warned that sympathy for the favourite nation encourages the illusion of common interest where none really exists, risks participation in its quarrels and wars, and involves“concessions to the favourite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained… And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favourite nation) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country.”

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UK Labour party teeters on brink of civil war over antisemitism

28 July 2020 — Jonathan Cook

New leader Keir Starmer spurns two chances to clear Jeremy Corbyn’s name, preferring instead to pay damages to former staff

Mondoweiss – 27 July 2020

Jeremy Corbyn, the former left-wing leader of Britain’s Labour party, is once again making headlines over an “antisemitism problem” he supposedly oversaw during his five years at the head of the party.

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Liberal Zionism begins the journey towards a one-state solution

17 July 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Peter Beinart, a bellwether for American Jews, has provoked a storm by renouncing the two-state solution and urging equality for all

Middle East Eye – 17 July 2020

Peter Beinart, an influential liberal commentator on Israel and Zionism, poked a very large stick into a hornets’ nest this month by admitting he had finally abandoned his long-cherished commitment to a two-state solution.

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Israel’s new UK ambassador will expose delusions of Britain’s Jewish leaders

10 July 2020 — Jonathan Cook

With Corbyn the bogeyman gone, Tzipi Hotovely will finally force Britain’s liberal Jews to confront truths about Israel they long ago buried

Middle East Eye – 10 July 2020

After years of successfully drawing attention away from Israel’s intensifying crimes against the Palestinian people by citing a supposedly growing “antisemitism crisis” in Britain’s Labour Party, Jewish community leaders in the UK are exasperated to find themselves unexpectedly on the defensive.

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Israel lobby loses latest appeal against American Studies Association

7 July 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Nora Barrows-Friedman

A woman holds a sign

Palestinians have called for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions due to their central role in Israel’s military occupation, settler-colony enterprise and weapons industry. – Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills

An incessant Israel lobby-backed attempt to censor and punish the American Studies Association over its support of an academic boycott of Israel has once again failed in court.

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Outrageous! The EU spreads more lies about BDS

4 July 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Woman speaks into microphone and gestures

EU anti-Semitism coordinator Katharina von Schnurbein has a history of spreading smears and lies about Palestinian rights campaigners. – Andreas Gebert Reuters

A prominent European Union official is once again spreading lies about the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.

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Keir Starmer’s ‘antisemitism’ sacking is a signal that Israel is safe in his hands

29 June 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Crackdown by UK Labour leader on left-wing rival will subdue critics of Israel in his party ahead of Israel’s annexation move

Middle East Eye – 29 June 2020

The sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from the UK shadow cabinet – on the grounds that she retweeted an article containing a supposedly “antisemitic” conspiracy theory – managed to kill three birds with one stone for new Labour leader Keir Starmer.

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From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security

16 June 2020 — Grayzone

Israel police American training

One of the first comprehensive surveys of Israeli training of US local and federal law enforcement officials.

By Max Blumenthal

(Editor’s note: The eruption of national protests against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd have shed new light on Israel’s training of local police officers across the country.

100 members of the 800-strong Minneapolis police department were trained at a conference in Israel in 2012. That means at least one of every eight members the city’s force has been influenced by the methods of an occupying apartheid entity.

The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal produced one of the first comprehensive surveys of Israeli training of US local and federal law enforcement officials in the following article published by Al Akhbar English in 2011.)


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How the ‘Bernie Bros’ were invented as sexist, racist, antisemitic and unAmerican as borscht

9 March 2020 — Jonathan Cook

The Democratic presidential nomination race is a fascinating case study in how power works – not least, because the Democratic party leaders are visibly contriving to impose one candidate, Joe Biden, as the party’s nominee, even as it becomes clear that he is no longer mentally equipped to run a local table tennis club let alone the world’s most powerful nation.

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Labour’s next leader has already betrayed the left

21 February 2020 — Jonathan Cook

In declaring their support for Zionism, the three contenders for Corbyn’s crown are offering only the cynical politics of old

Middle East Eye – 21 February 2020

In recent years the British Labour party has grown rapidly to become one of the largest political movement in Europe, numbering more than half a million members, many of them young people who had previously turned their backs on national politics.

The reason was simple: a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, had shown that it was possible to rise to the top of a major party without being forced to sacrifice one’s principles along the way and become just another machine politician.

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