Iran views the new IAEA exercise as yet another salient of the Israeli “maximum pressure” strategy. Tehran has thus insisted that the IAEA cease its role as a de facto prosecutor for the U.S.-Israeli special relationship.
Phil Giraldi reports that Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi, & the Congressional Black Caucas (also in the Israel lobby’s pocket) had endorsed Engel, but Jamaal Bowman won… as did Ocasio-Cortez… It’s early days to be hopeful, but the NY primary election results, from a state where Jewish groups wield enormous power, just might be an indication that some things are about to change…
Palestinian Ahmed Erekat was shot, then he was left to die, and then mainstream media did its typical poor job reporting on the injustice of his death.
“We don’t have safe places to play because we are surrounded by settlements, the separation barrier, and a military base,” said Sima. “I spend my time playing in front of the house, watching TV, or visiting relatives.” Villagers must present permits each time they want to leave and return to their village. Even children must present their birth certificates in order to cross through the military gate… A report by Defense for Children International
Many Jewish groups in America are sending mixed signals: YES, we want to see an end to injustice for Black Americans; NO, we do not want to see the same for Palestinians.
The demolitions rendered 25 children homeless, despite Israeli promises not to demolish inhabited dwellings during the coronavirus outbreak. A father and his young children were asleep when Israeli forces came to destroy the houses. “Imagine what it’s like when a little boy is asleep and the army suddenly barges in…”
Biden needs money to mount a strong challenge to Trump, and the organized Jewish community is regarded as very pro-Israel & the largest repository of money in the Democratic Party, the source of half or more of large donations. See detailed information on what is driving politicians’ stances on Israel-Palestine since Truman through today…
In the chaos that is the US – with coronavirus, racial tension, deep divisions, highly contested elections – Israel continues to hold sway over Capitol Hill. Congress members toil unwaveringly to win plenty of military aid money and special treats for the Jewish State, churning out 68 items on Israel.
The story is familiar to oppressed people groups: a young man is assumed armed and dangerous, and is gunned down by police. Eyad al-Hallaq was disabled and Palestinian; the Israeli police were armed and dangerous. His parents describe their only son… (Israeli forces have killed over 10,000 Palestinian men, women, and children since 2000, most of them civilians.)
Palestinian and Israeli media report that Israeli forces have shot dead two Palestinians in the past 24 hours, one of them disabled, and wounded others.