Al Jazeera’s upcoming undercover documentary reportedly shows that neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies is working as a spy for the Israeli government. The organization is not registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The film is also said to reveal deepening ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Qatar.
Surveillance footage shows that Yasin al-Saradih ran toward soldiers with an iron bar, soldiers shot, beat and dragged him by his limbs. It was nearly half-hour before he received medical care, eventually succumbing to his wounds. This is contrary to earlier IDF reports that al-Saradih died of smoke inhalation.
Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential contender Kamala Harris is getting cozy with AIPAC and Netanyahu, letting them know she favors an eternal, strong, bipartisan US-Israel relationship – this in a climate in which Democrats are beginning to care about Palestinian human rights.
Arizona State University requires speakers and other entities to sign a “No BDS” agreement before participating in events on campus. This didn’t set well with Hatem Bazian, who was invited to speak about Palestine and BDS. He filed a lawsuit against ASU for gross violation of free speech rights.
In January 2017 the Anti-Defamation League and Israel’s Reut Institute co-published a strategy paper that analyzed the movement for Palestinian rights and detailed diverse strategies to defeat it. The paper said that despite a “robust coordinated global effort” on behalf of Israel, increasing numbers of people were supporting Palestinian rights. Read the paper here…
A new UN factsheet describes the humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron city and provides a map of the areas most affected by settlements as well as locations of checkpoints and other obstacles.
The lies that started 100 years ago with “a land without people for a people without a land” continue. But with CCTV, smartphones, and social media, Israel’s army can’t seem to manufacture airtight alibis anymore. Jonathan Cooke documents the fact that its slogan, “the most moral army in the world,” is built on cover ups, past and present, including a history of planting weapons on its victims…
Mohammad Ata Abu Jame’ is the 17th Palestinian to be killed by Israel in 2018. He was killed while farming on his land near the Gaza border fence, where Israeli soldiers regularly use live fire on anyone in or near a “no-go zone,” the boundaries of which can change without notice.
Video about Mohammad Abu Haddaf, who died December 6, 2017, part of the If Americans Knew video series on Palestinians killed by Israelis. Since U.S. media largely ignore these deaths, IAK is working to tell Americans about them.
Historian Doug Rossinow discusses the creation of AIPAC, originally formed to spin positive PR after the 1953 Qibya Massacre (wiping out over 60 Palestinians in revenge for the killing of 3 Israelis). The organization has proven that nothing Israel can do can’t be spun to deflect the blame or attention elsewhere.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks about the possible damage to the Middle East and beyond, if Israel gets its way. Israel needs the power of the US to go into attack mode against Iran’s proverbial “existential threat.” Contains a video of his speech.
Leaders of Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry leaders see themselves as the heads of a commando unit, gathering and disseminating information about “supporters of the delegitimization of Israel” – and they prefer most of their actions be kept secret. Its Minister, however, gave a little away at one point, tweeting: “Had a great meeting with CNN Pres. Jeff Zucker on the role of CNN in the Mid.East. Looking forward to continuing our conversation #intv2017.”
Yahoo news: The study found that AP reports on Israeli deaths averaged three times longer than reports on Palestinian deaths, headlines reported on Israeli deaths at a rate four times greater than they reported on Palestinian deaths, and significant facts and context available in other news reports were often missing.
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