William Hanna: “Israeli ‘Apartness’, However, Means Living in A Palestine Without Palestinians.”

27 June 2020 — American Herald Tribune

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Mohsen Abdelmoumen

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book “Hiramic Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s Temple Prophesy” is very interesting and talks, among other things, about the denial of human rights to an entire people, the Palestinian people. You also mention the ethnic cleansing practiced by the Zionist entity of Israel against the Palestinian people. Why are Western governments turning a blind eye to the abominable crimes of the Zionist entity of Israel? How do you explain the hypocrisy of Western governments regarding the just cause of the Palestinian people?

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Deadly Exchange: Israel trains US Police forces

26 June 2020 — The New Dark Age

[In the light of spurious charges of anti-semitism levelled against Rebecca Long-Bailey and her subsequent firing from the Labour front bench by the leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer, after endorsing the actress’s Maxine Peake comments about US police learning violent tactics from Israeli secret services, the following report sets the record straight; that since 9/11, this, and worse, is exactly what Israel has been doing! WB]

Deadly Exchange: Israel trains US Police forces

Months after 9/11, American law enforcement representatives attended their first official training expedition to Israel to exchange “best practices,” knowledge, and expertise in counter-terrorism.

This delegation included chiefs and deputy chiefs of police departments in California, Texas, Maryland, Florida, and New York, agents from the FBI, the CIA, and future officers of ICE, and directors of security at the MTA in New York City.

To date, thousands of law enforcement officials from across the [USA] have been sent to Israel to meet with military and police forces, and thousands more have participated in conferences, trainings, and workshops with Israeli personnel.
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From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security

16 June 2020 — Grayzone

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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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Police execution of disabled Palestinian is a war crime

10 June 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

Palestinians with disabilities in Gaza City protest against the Israeli police killing of Iyad Hallaq in Jerusalem, 3 June. Mahmoud Ajjour APA images

The Israeli police killing of a Palestinian man with disabilities in Jerusalem last month amounts to an extrajudicial execution, the group Al-Haq stated in an urgent appeal to United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday.

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Israel renews racist marriage law

3 June 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Man sits on edge of bench that says Europeans OnlyIsrael’s version of apartheid can be more subtle than South Africa’s, but the goal is fundamentally the same: ethno-racial gerrymandering, segregation and domination. Picture-Alliance/DPA

Israel this week renewed one of the most overtly racist of the dozens of laws on its books that discriminate against Palestinians and Palestinian citizens of Israel.

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The ‘Clean Break’ Doctrine A Modern-Day Sykes-Picot Waging War and Havoc in the Middle East

18 May 2020 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Cynthia Chung

In 1996 a task force, led by Richard Perle, produced a policy document titled A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm for Benjamin Netanyahu, who was then in his first term as Prime Minister of Israel, as a how-to manual on approaching regime change in the Middle East and for the destruction of the Oslo Accords.

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Labour report reveals how Jeremy Corbyn was sabotaged from within

18 April 2020 — Grayzone

Pushback with Aaron Maté

Labour Party officials undermined Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership by trying to lose races and exploiting an anti-Semitism smear campaign, an internal report shows.

An internal investigation has found that top Labour Party officials sabotaged Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, including by trying to lose the 2017 UK election. The report also suggests that the same people who tried to undermine Corbyn were themselves the ones who were slow to respond to allegations of anti-Semitism — another weapon that was used against Corbyn’s leadership.

Guest: Asa Winstanley, journalist with The Electronic Intifada.
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Will EU and pandemic pave way for Israeli global surveillance?

13 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Two men in suits smile and shake handsIsraeli defense minister Naftali Bennett, left, with EU ambassador Emanuele Giaufret in 2017. Bennett is now hoping other countries will buy a coronavirus tracking system made by an Israeli spy firm implicated in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (via Twitter)

The coronavirus pandemic is a priceless opportunity for governments and spy firms to expand their reach into people’s lives.

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If coronavirus overwhelms Gaza, Israel alone will be to blame

13 April 2020 — Jonathan Cook

What is already a crisis in the territory barely needs a nudge from Covid-19 in order to be tipped into a health disaster

The National – 13 April 2020

The Palestinians of Gaza know all about lockdowns. For the past 13 years, some two million of them have endured a closure by Israel more extreme than anything experienced by almost any other society – including even now, as the world hunkers down to try to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Pandemic lays bare Israel’s systemic racism

8 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Diana Buttu

An Israeli policeman in a face mask gestures at two men, also in face masks, and one boy without

People in Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox communities have widely flouted government restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it is the Palestinian population that feels the brunt of emergency legislation. – Ziv Koren Polaris

As I sit in my house in Haifa, quarantined, like others around the world, I cannot help but recall a previous experience under Israeli-imposed curfew.

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Israel attacks Palestinians as they fight COVID-19

31 March 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Women pour dry beans into bagsWorkers for the United Nations agency UNRWA in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, prepare food rations to be delivered to the homes of Palestinian refugee families on 31 March, in an effort to avoid people congregating at distribution centers, as a measure to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in the densely populated territory.  – Ashraf Amra APA images

Israeli occupation forces continue to attack Palestinian communities as they struggle to hold back the threat from the coronavirus pandemic.

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