Tags: coronavirus

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…

Israel breaks promise, demolishes homes of 65 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…”

What’s in S.3176, the goodies-for-Israel bill slinking through Congress?

In the middle of coronavirus financial devastation to Americans, Congress is poised to pass a 10-year package obligating American taxpayers to give Israel $38 billion – and US media aren’t even telling Americans about it. Read the details of what the bill contains. It’s only a few steps away from passage, unless voters object – contains action alert to contact Congress…

Senate Committee slips through $38 billion package to Israel

The Foreign Relations Committee passed a bill yesterday to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next ten years, despite current devastation to the US economy. The bill was passed in a meeting closed to Senate live-streaming, in a voice vote on a group of 15 items, without any discussion or debate of the largest such package in US history, and without its title even being said… Now the bill goes to the full Senate. (contains video of mtg)

Israeli Spying on US, Perfecting 24/7 Surveillance Tech

Israel has long spied on the US, sometimes using backdoors into telecommunications hardware… Its high-tech sector assisted by US policies that virtually guarantee US technical innovations will be stolen and re-exported by Israeli high-tech companies… coronavirus-stimulated surveillance technologies in Israel & US…

Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948

The hashtag #COVID1948 seeks to equate the current devastation resulting from the coronavirus with the catastrophe that occurred to the Palestinian people in 1948 at the hands of the Israelis. It is reportedly trending on social media and is in one sense an eloquent reminder of the wrongs committed against an entire people, to include a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing that bore fruit in 1948-9.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote on $38 billion package to Israel

While millions of Americans are out of work due to the coronavirus, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is poised to vote for a 10-year package to give Israel $38 billion. The legislation is a top priority for the Israel lobbying organization AIPAC. (The article contains info for contacting Congress.)

Israelis injure infants, shoot, assault & abduct Palestinians, destroy crops, etc

Recent news reports about Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza (not reported in U.S. media)… among the usual abductions and assaults, Israeli settlers reportedly escaped from coronavirus quarantine on an Israeli army base and proceeded to attack Palestinian civilians …