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Senate about to vote on bill to give $38 billion to Israel, largest aid package in US history

Although the media isn’t telling Americans, a bill to give Israel a massive aid package is before Congress. The Senate, where it has 72 sponsors, is expected to vote on it this week. The bill also mandates that NASA work with Israel’s space agency, despite charges of Israeli espionage…

Five House Democrats issue statement against Israeli military shooting unarmed Gaza protesters

Statement calls on Israeli soldiers to refrain from shooting live ammunition at unarmed Palestinian protesters… calls on Palestinians to exercise their rights nonviolently, says the vast majority are doing so… By Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04)

Congress’s “Never Again Education Act” should call for ‘never again’ against anyone, including Palestinians

JTA reports that a bill about to be introduced in Congress “will fund Holocaust education in schools.” We wonder if this will fund education about all the holocausts, both past and present, that the world has seen… including the current violence against Palestinians in Gaza…. [UPDATE – bill has been introduced]

Videos from Gaza show Israeli forces shooting a woman slowly walking, a boy running away from the border, a man praying, etc. The Israeli military defends its its actions, tweeting: “everything was accurate and measured; we know where every bullet landed.”

Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters against planned mass Gandhian demonstration by Gaza families

Israeli forces are mobilizing against a mass peaceful protest by Palestinian families in Gaza demonstrating for their right of return to land that Israel has confiscated for Jewish only habitation… Their demands: “to be let out from the cage you have bound them in, to fish without being shot, to return to the village that you have torn down, to travel outside the barbed wire you surround them with… The Israeli cabinet has issued a “shoot to kill” policy.

Associated Press Double Standard in Israel-Palestine Reporting

A study of AP’s 2018 reports on Palestinians and Israelis killed found that AP headlines reported on Israeli deaths at a rate four times greater than on Palestinian deaths, and that articles were almost three times longer. Essential information was often missing; never once, for example, did AP use the term “occupied” or “occupation”…

Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

The SPLC has reaped a bonanza in donations following Charlottesville, despite the SPLC’s gargantuan budget, questionable financial practices, & sometimes pro-Israel stance. The Washington Free Beacon, CounterPunch, and Mondoweiss reveal little-known information…

Harvard Crimson ad asks if anti-BDS Harvard profs “only care about certain lives”

A full page ad in the Harvard Crimson names 71 Harvard professors who signed a statement condemning potential harm to children done by boycotts, but would not sign a statement against ongoing, direct harm to Palestinian children. The ad, by If Americans Knew, details Israeli actions against children…