Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Meet with New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Commission of Inquiry on Return Protests in Geneva

14 November 2018 — PCHR

On Monday, 12 November 2018, lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) and ‘Issam Younis, Director of al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, met with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  That was the first meeting to be held between the Palestinian human rights organizations and the new High Commissioner, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, who assumed her functions on 01 September 2018.

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John Bolton Wins “Defender of Israel” Award from Zionist Lobby Group that Helped Appoint Him By Whitney Webb

14 November 2018 — Mint Press News

The ZOA, Bolton’s enthusiastic sponsor, led the campaign to remove former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster from his post after railing against McMaster’s “anti-Israel” positions, most notably his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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UK: Police launch investigation into alleged anti-Semitism in Labour Party By Robert Stevens

5 November 2018 — WSWS

The London Metropolitan Police have announced a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism by Labour Party members.

The investigation, announced Friday, follows months in which the party’s Blairite right-wing has falsely tarred Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite. The Met’s police investigation marks an escalation of the destabilisation campaign aimed at undemocratically removing the twice-elected party leader.

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Netanuyahu’s courting of Bolsonaro is the latest of Israel’s alliances with far-right figures By Jonathan Cook

4 November 2018 — Jonathan Cook

The National – 4 November 2018

The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election last week has won Israel a passionate new friend on the international stage. The world’s fifth-most populous nation will now be “coloured in blue and white”, an Israeli official said, referring to the colours of Israel’s flag.

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Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see

2 November 2018 — The Electronic Intifada

The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.

It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient XXI has published the same episodes with French subtitles.

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How Google Wipes Palestine Off the Map By Asa Winstanley

31 October 2018 — Middle East Monitor

Google’s dedication to Israel’s occupation can be seen in its maps and its refusal to recognise the reality of Israel’s apartheid system for Palestinians

Like the other Silicon Valley monopolies, Google habitually takes the side of Israeli occupation and war crimes in Palestine – the very term Palestine is not used by their highly influential maps app.

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Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” as It Descends into a Racist State By Miko Peled

24 October 2018 — Mintpress

Israel’s former Chief Justice Aharon Barak stated in a recent lecture that “what happened in Germany [the rise of the Nazis] can happen here [in Israel].” He went on to say that a regime that does not respect the separation of powers or human rights cannot be called democratic. This statement brought about a swift, furious response via Twitter from Education Minister Naftali Bennet, claiming that what the Judge said was a “total lie” and that it is wrong to compare what he calls “Israel’s fight for survival in its own land” with the Nazi persecution of Jews.

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ICC Prosecutor: The Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Community Is a War Crime Committed by Israel By Ali Salam

21 October 2018 — IMEMC

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the Rome Statute.”

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