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The Palestinian Kids Fighting Occupation | Direct From With Dena Takruri - AJ+ https://youtu.be/9FlrrcAjBr4
ne of the largest Jewish charities in the U.S. has been secretly funding a shadowy online blacklist targeting college students who criticize Israel.
For three years, a website called Canary Mission has spread fear among undergraduate activists, posting more than a thousand political dossiers on student supporters of Palestinian rights. The dossiers are meant to harm students’ job prospects, and have been used in interrogations by Israeli security officials.
At the same time, the website has gone to great lengths to hide the digital and financial trail connecting it to its donors and staff. Registered through a secrecy service, the site is untraceable.
Read more: https://forward.com/news/national/411355/revealed-canary-mission-blackli...
Ahed Tamimi Freed From Israeli Prison | Direct From With Dena Takruri - AJ+
Khaled Barakat is a Palestinian writer and coordinator of the campaign to free Ahmad Sa’adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He does not think highly of the US role or its president Donald Trump’s forthcoming “peace plan” for the 21st Century Middle East.
US student Lara Alqasem held in Israel over BDS support | Al Jazeera English
Bleak job prospects for youth in occupied Palestine l Al Jazeera English
Miko Peled: The Holy Land Five
Q&A with Miko Peled
Above the Rubble: Bedouin schools threatened with demolition | Al Jazeera English
HRW: Palestinian authorities committed abuses, torture | Al Jazeera Engslish
Israel delays Palestinian village Khan al-Ahmar demolition order | Al Jazeera English
Iconic' image of Palestinian protester in Gaza goes viral
Netanyahu visits Oman, says opposing Iran unites Gulf and Israel l Al Jazeera English
A new poll released this week highlights the growing imbalance in U.S. public opinion’s support for Israel and the stark demographic similarities between Israel’s strongest supporters and the profile of the average Donald Trump voter. The poll reveals a generally positive view of Israel, but one that is in constant decline and increasingly split along partisan lines.
Comparisons between the new poll and previous Economist/YouGov polls that posed identical questions also corroborate the notion of steady erosion in the number of Americans who are willing to express strong support for Israel. In 2015, 47 percent of Americans described Israel as “an ally.” In 2017, the number was down to 41 percent. In the most recent poll, the figure is even lower, at 37 percent alone.
Yesterday during an interview on MSNBC, Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, placed the blame for the attack on both white supremacists and the “radical left,” which is clearly code for BDS activists.
“One of the big forces in college campuses today is anti-Semitism. And those anti-Semites are usually not neo-Nazis, on college campuses. They’re coming from the radical left. We have to stand against anti-Semitism whether it comes from the right or whether it comes from the left.”
This is a disgusting lie. But it is part and parcel with the recent push by the Israeli government and its supporters in the West to redefine the meaning of antisemitism to include criticism of Israel.
BFL-2: Israel crushes resistance at home and abroad
Jerusalem Municipality demolishes two Homes and a snack shop in East Jerualem, 6 Nov. 2018
Israel kills seven Palestinians in covert Gaza raid l Al Jazeera World
Palestinian groups to respect Gaza truce 'as long as Israel does' | Al Jazeera English
Tuesday marked the start of “freshman orientation” in Washington, D.C., where new members of Congress arrived to meet their colleagues and learn how the House and Senate actually work.
Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minneapolis and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, quickly met up with some of her fellow trail-blazing colleagues like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Read more: https://forward.com/news/national/414050/muslim-trailblazer-ilhan-omar-a...
Israel's Hilltop Youth: Thou Shalt Not Kill | Radicalised Youth
Ilan Pappé - Ten myths about Israel - Leuven 14 05 2018
On 1948 | Ilan Pappe | Part I | *NEW* 2018 interview
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza truce | Al Jazeera English
Israel Violates Gaza Ceasefire Within 24 hours
ICAHD Interview with Jeff Halper
Thanks for posting the excellent interview with Dr Pappe @#23 CM. Highly recommend it for its historic overview of Zionism and Israeli ethnic cleansing and genocide. Also some pertinent observations about Canada:
"...Settler-states like Canada adapt themselves to new realities. For example, you cannot genocide Native Americans at a certain moment in the 20th century. But you can use other means. In Canada you kidnapped the kids and sent them to schools where they're immorally tortured and abused. Ok, you don't 'kill' them, but you kill their souls. The native peoples in the world were victimized by settler-colonialism on a level that is as bad as the Holocaust but they're not allowed to say it. They're not allowed to say it. In Canada you don't have a memorial museum for the genocide and whatever was done to the First Nations..."
Edward Said: 'Out of Place' | Al Jazeera World
Why Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied visa for Hajj | Al Jazeera English
BFL-3: Elections won't challenge the rule of Israel's 'domination' camp
Israel releases Palestinian boy jailed for allegedly plotting attack | Al Jazeera English
The Israel Land Authority (ILA) plans to build 2,300 housing units for Jerusalem’s Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population on the historic site of the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin, which witnessed a massacre in 1948.
The ILA’s plan would see an extension of the Har Nof neighbourhood, situated on the western edge of Jerusalem, with 2,300 housing units being built on 648 dunams (162 acres) of land. The land is currently covered by the Jerusalem Forest which, combined with Har Hof and the nearby Givat Sha’ul, sit on the ruins of the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin.
According to Haaretz, the initiative “is still in the preliminary planning stages” but approval of the plans “would be handled by means of the fast-track process that has been put in place to boost [Israel’s] housing inventory [to] counter rising prices”.
Ilan Pappé, Ph.D. 9.14.18
Israeli journalist Gideon Levy on occupation, one state & BDS - Jung & Naiv: Episode 378
Is Israel violating international law by jailing Palestinian kids? l Inside Story
Palestinians cheer as tourists throng Bethlehem l Al Jazeera English
WASHINGTON - Two police departments in the northeastern United States decided over the past week to cancel their participation in a program that involves visiting Israel and meeting Israeli police officers, due to public pressure by a coalition of progressive organisations, including a number of groups affiliated with the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS).
History suppressed: Censorship in Israel's archives | The Listening Post
Rona Sela, Looted and Hidden: Palestinian Archives in Israel
CNN FIRES Contributor Over Israel Comments
DW Documentary The Arab and Israel conflict Six Day War Part 1
Israeli journalist Gideon Levy on occupation, one state & BDS - Jung & Naiv: Episode 378
I watched this interview, and I consider it an hour well spent. I encourage all babblers, particulary JKR, to listen to the wisdom of an Israeli journalist who has been reporting on the occupied territories for over 30 years.
Why is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in our midst? What stands in the way of our capacity to grasp the undeniable need for justice for Palestinians and the understandable fear of annihilation of the Jews in Israel? Is the only option a desperate Palestinian counter-violent struggle against the structural and military violence of the occupying Israeli state?
Marc Lamont Hill and the limits on the Israel-Palestine debate | The Listening Post (Full)
Esther Bejarano learned to love music from her father Rudolf Loewy, a cantor in the Jewish community of the southwest German town of Saarlouis, where she was born in 1924.
That was lucky for her, because music literally saved her life.
Bejarano recently spoke to The Electronic Intifada at her home in Hamburg.
When she was 15, Bejarano’s parents sent her to a Zionist camp to prepare for emigration to Palestine. But in 1941, all the teachers and students were arrested by the SS and moved to a work camp near Berlin.
Bejarano was sent to Auschwitz, in German-occupied Poland, where the Nazis allowed her to play in the women’s orchestra as an alternative to the hard labor that quickly killed many.
Then she was was sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp in northern Germany. In April 1945 she escaped from a forced death march, and a few weeks later played music as allied troops liberating Germany from the Nazis burned an image of Hitler.
After the war, Bejarano emigrated to Palestine, but her aversion to Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians eventually led her to return to Germany.
She says she has been called an anti-Semite for speaking out against Israel’s inhumane treatment of
The Palestinian village under threat of demolition by Israel | Al Jazeera English
Why thousands of Palestinian refugees are moving out of Lebanon | Al Jazeera English
The Knesset voted down today, by a margin of 71-38, the Basic Law: Equality bill, tabled by MK Mossi Raz (Meretz). The text of the bill was clear and concise: “The State of Israel shall maintain equal political rights amongst all its citizens, without any difference between religions, race and sex.” This is a direct quote from Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
Following the resignation of Defense Minister Lieberman a few weeks back, the governing coalition has a razor-thin margin of one vote: it controls 61 one votes out of 120. However, the coalition enjoyed the support of Yesh Atid, led by Israel’s Trump wannabe, Yair Lapid. Its eleven votes are unlikely to have delivered victory to the opposition, however, as many members of the Zionist Camp fled the hall before the vote.
Israeli exhibition showcases Palestinian home life in VR | Al Jazeera English
West Bank shootings kill three Palestinians, two Israelis | Al Jazeera English
Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman said that Israel's nation-state law is "racist" and a "mistake" that she does not agree with it in an interview she gave to London-based Arabic daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, published Thursday.
In the interview, which marked the release of her new film, "Vox Lux," Portman explained that the law is a political decision that impacts the lives of many people, adding that she hopes to be part of the change that can improve Israel's relationship with its neighbors. Portman also criticized U.S. President Donald Trump.