Palestinians suffer as Trump tears up rules-based order By Jonathan Cook

19 September 2018 — Jonathan Cook

However ineffectual international institutions have proved, the US, like Israel, still prefers to be without them altogether

The National – 19 September 2018

Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table.

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Israel’s Failed Attempt to Start WWIII Is the Beginning of the End in Syria By Tom Luongo

19 September 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

There is one thing that Israel fears more than anything else in Syria. The loss of its ability to fly its F-16’s with impunity and hit whatever targets it wants claiming defensive measures to stop Iran, their existential enemy.

Israel finally admitted to carrying out over 200 such missions over the past 18 months, only a few of which ever made any kind of international media, recently.

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Syria News Links 18 September 2018

18 September 2018 16:12 — William Bowles

New security system to be established in Idlib — Russian defense chief
http://tass.com/defense/1022145

Turkey: Civilians to stay in Idlib, ‘terrorists’ to be removed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/turkey-civilians-stay-idlib-terrorists-removed-180918112856499.html

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Syria – Israel Provocation Kills Russian Soldiers – Moscow Will Take Political Revenge By Moon of Alabama

18 September 2018 — Moon of Alabama

Yesterday Turkey and Russia agreed on a further de-escalation in Idelb province in Syria (see the update here). This agreement takes away the chance of an imminent wider war in which the U.S. and some of its allies would use a fake ‘chemical attack’ as a pretext to launch missiles against a large number of Syrian government targets and military positions.

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Corbyn Might Long Regret Capitulation on Anti-Semitism

15 September 2018 — Consortium News

The British Labour Party’s decision to adopt the IHRA’s contested anti-Semitism definition is a victory for the Israel lobby and for forces on both sides of the Atlantic seeking to stifle criticism of Mideast policy, argues Daniel Lazare.

Daniel Lazare
Special to Consortium News

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Censored film reveals The Israel Project’s secret Facebook campaign By Ali Abunimah and Asa Winstanley

13 September 2018 — The Electronic Intifada

The Israel Project, a major advocacy group based in Washington, is running a secret influence campaign on Facebook.

This is revealed in The Lobby – USA, an undercover Al Jazeera documentary that has never been broadcast due to censorship by Qatar following pressure from pro-Israel organizations.

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Emboldened by Trump, Israel Bombs Damascus International Airport By Miri Wood

16 September 2018 — Global Research

Emboldened by Trump’s continuing threats to protect al-Qaeda in Syria, Israel has chosen the joyous occasion of the Damascus 60th International Fair…to bomb Damascus International Airport. Not that it matters to Israel — or to Trump — it is a war crime to bomb civilian planes and airports. Several missiles were intercepted by Syria’s air defense system and no casualties have been reported at this writing. 

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A ‘gentleman’s agreement’: How Oslo worked out as planned for Israel By Jonathan Cook

13 September 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Twenty-five years on, analysts say Oslo didn’t fail: it offered Israel a formula to block the emergence of a Palestinian state

Middle East Eye – 13 September 2018

There will be no anniversary celebrations this week to mark the signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington 25 years ago. It is a silver jubilee for which there will be no street parties, no commemorative mugs, no specially minted coins.

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Charges ‘Without Merit’ – Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky

12 September 2018 — Media Lens

Last week, Peter Brookes tweeted his latest cartoon for The Times, commenting:

‘#Novichok not the only poison being spread around Britain. #LabourAntisemitism #Corbyn.’

Referencing allegations that two Russian agents had been responsible for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4, the cartoon depicted a British policeman holding up mugshots of a menacing, bug-eyed ‘Jeremy Korbynski’ (wearing an ‘I Love Hamas’ badge) and a vampiric, evil-looking ‘Seumasov Milne’ (wearing a ‘Down With Israel’ badge), with the policeman saying:

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