Foundation to ‘Combat Anti-Semitism’ will be coming after high school, college students

The Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism plans to teach high school and college students how to beat hate and embrace tolerance – except when it comes to Palestinians

Gaza incendiary balloons are ‘distress signals’ against Israel’s cruel blockade

A first hand look at a group floating incendiary balloons into Israel: ‘it’s a form of pressure on Israel to lift its 13-year devastating Gaza blockade… The world is looking the other way….. We would like to send a message that we deserve a decent life for our families…’ World Bank reports Gaza has highest unemployment in the world… (No Israelis have been injured by the balloons)

Israel military plants booby trap explosives near Palestinian village

A 7-year-old Palestinian boy discovered a box full of stun grenades planted in his village by Israeli soldiers the night before, one of 3 such boxes set to explode when touched, camouflaged with stones and scraps of cloth…The boy narrowly escaped injury by that particular IDF action (his relative was not so lucky – neither was a 15-year-old who was shot in the head on Thursday, or a 9-year-old shot in the head last year).

Israeli soldiers assaulted Palestinian, mocking and beating him severely

“It has been six days, and I still ache all over. My ribs hurt when I breathe, and I still have blue marks on the right side of the body and on my back. I still have no idea why the soldiers attacked me so violently. All I know is that they didn’t even ask to see our ID’s.” Report by Israeli NGO B’Tselem on June incident…

Israel-Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook to Label Criticism of Israel as Hate Speech

145 groups pressure Facebook to adopt an Israel-centric definition of ‘hate speech.’ The initiative is largely funded by multi-millionaire Israeli-American Adam Milstein (who served in the Israeli military 1971-4) and is backed by the Israeli government… Whether Facebook will buckle under the pressure will depend in large part on whether the public—Jewish and non-Jewish—finally recognizes that concerns about antisemitism are being exploited to serve a narrow political and ideological agenda, putting at risk free speech on Israel/Palestine and, by extension, political speech writ large…

Israel bombs Gaza for 11 days, US media show little interest

“We’ve been through this countless times, but it’s harder now with a global pandemic and the whole world falling apart, no electricity and no water.” A 3-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and at least two women were among those hospitalized… Two reports: a media analysis and a report from the ground…

Biden is most pro-Israel nominee ever (and he will ‘defeat’ ‘hypercritical’ voices in the party)

Phil Weiss reports that pro-Israel advocates are overjoyed at the prospect of Joe Biden… they say there has never been a nominee from any party who is so pro-Israel, and that his choice of Kamala Harris as veep reflects his love of Israel…