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2021-05-18: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege. thegrayzone.com Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-05-18). Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine. juancole.com ( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

The Conversation (2021-05-18). Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now. juancole.com By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …

Susan Abulhawa (2021-05-18). A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism. workers.org The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism. dissidentvoice.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …

Jonah Raskin (2021-05-18). Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited. counterpunch.org The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza—with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side—sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-18). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-18). Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.

Peter Maiden (2021-05-18). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

repost (2021-05-18). Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine. indybay.org U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-18). Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List. indybay.org We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen…

Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal (2021-05-18). Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online event…

Editor2 (2021-05-18). Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri. orinocotribune.com A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states. wsws.org The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.

Juan Cole (2021-05-18). Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …

Luis Mucino (2021-05-18). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Space Force missile commander removed after fascist ranting on right-wing podcast. wsws.org The firing of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was preceded by the indictment of Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, the first active-duty officer arrested in the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.

Liane Kilinc (2021-05-18). The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal. indybay.org The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). Genocide condemned on Tamil Remembrance Day. greenleft.org.au Tamil Remembrance Day on May 16 was marked in Sydney and Melbourne. Rachel Evans and Chris Slee report.

Shane Quinn (2021-05-18). Operation Barbarossa: The Causes of its Failure. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — May 13, 2021 | Operation Barbarossa, whose 80th anniversary falls next month, was the largest military operation ever undertaken. This German invasion of the Soviet Union proved to be the decisive confrontation of the Second World War, and the effects of its outcome lasts to the current day. | The Austrian-born autocrat, Adolf Hitler, embarked upon his wars of conquest without firstly placing the German nation on a Total War footing. Hitler's refusal from 1939, to direct the Third Reich's full resources towards military means, was a critical reason behind the Nazis' eventual defeat. Hitler's…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-17). Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza? commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-17). US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…

Committee to Protect Journalists (2021-05-17). Israel's Credibility Problem: Air Strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza. juancole.com ( Committee to Protect Journalists) — New York — Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which …

WSWS (2021-05-17). Israel escalates assaults on Palestinians with US backing. wsws.org A single bombing in Gaza City overnight Saturday killed at least 42 people, including 12 women and eight children, and wounded 50 others, numbers likely to rise as rescuers bring out victims from under the rubble.

Ahmed Morsy (2021-05-17). Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression. globalresearch.ca Egyptian authorities on …

Fight Back (2021-05-17). New York City commemorates Nakba Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…

WSWS (2021-05-17). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. wsws.org Demonstrations were held in capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Thousands protest Israel's bombings in Gaza throughout Australia. wsws.org Thousands of people joined demonstrations condemning the Zionist government's atrocities, held in the face of bipartisan support in the political establishment for Israel.

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …

Zero Hedge (2021-05-17). Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn't Condemn Attack. globalresearch.ca update (4: 10pm): …

Progressive International (2021-05-17). End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza. globalresearch.ca Palestine is under …

_____ (2021-05-17). Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18. popularresistance.org As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-17). Israel kills children, doctors in horrific nighttime massacre. electronicintifada.net EU, US give Israel more time to carry on killing.

Staff (2021-05-17). Gaza Student: An Israeli Bomb Killed My Pregnant Cousin. The US Is Complicit. truthout.org As Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza claimed dozens of civilian lives over the weekend, destroying residences, media offices and infrastructure, Truthout spoke with Nour Alshaer, a student and activist currently living with her family in Gaza's Al-Jonina neighborhood, which she said has been targeted by Israel, causing "massacres" of civilians. | Last week, Alshaer's pregnant cousin was killed in an airstrike. While Alshaer herself remains "physically OK," Alshaer said on Monday that her family in…

Staff (2021-05-17). Biden Push for $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Onslaught Sparks Outrage. truthout.org Human rights advocates warned Monday that the Biden administration is deepening U.S. complicity in the Netanyahu regime's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza by attempting to push through a $735 million sale of so-called "precision-guided weapons" to Israel. | The Washington Post

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-05-17). How the United States Helps To Kill Palestinians. commondreams.org "The silence and worse from President Biden and most of our representatives in Congress at the massacre of civilians and mass destruction of Gaza is unconscionable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-17). Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us: Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. democracynow.org Israel's assault on Gaza has entered its second week, as Israel killed at least 42 Palestinians in Gaza Sunday in the deadliest day so far when it bombarded the besieged area with airstrikes, artillery fire and gunboat shelling. Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women, and destroyed over 500 homes in Gaza, leaving 40,000 Palestinians homeless. Israel also leveled a 12-story building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. "This is a total destruction from the Israeli occupation against the native Palestinians in Gaza," says Palestinian academic and activis…

Staff (2021-05-17). "Terror from the Skies": UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10. democracynow.org Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population."

Staff (2021-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2021. democracynow.org Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

Staff (2021-05-17). Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices. democracynow.org We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it's part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. "This is no coincidence," she says.

Staff (2021-05-17). UN Relief Agency Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp. truthout.org Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I'm Amy Goodma…

Craig Murray (2021-05-17). What Is Left for Palestine? globalresearch.ca Western media and …

Richard Eskow (2021-05-17). As Gaza Burns, Where is Washington's "Respect for Norms" Now? commondreams.org "Let's be clear," writes Richard Eskow. For Israel, recent statements from the Biden administration "are a license to kill." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-17). Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines. electronicintifada.net Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.

Global Research News (2021-05-17). Selected Articles: Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. globalresearch.ca By The government of Israel headed by Benjamin Netanyahu has committed exte…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-17). Amnesty International Calls for ICC War Crimes Probe of Israeli Strikes on Gaza Homes. commondreams.org "Deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian property and infrastructure are war crimes, as are disproportionate attacks," said Amnesty International's Saleh Higazi in urging the ICC to investigate Israel's bombings in Gaza. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-17). Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must Be Investigated As War Crimes. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-17). Nakba 73: Actions in 75+ U.S. cities remember the Palestinian 'Catastrophe' of 1948. liberationnews.org Seventy-three years after al-Nakba, or "the Catastrophe," Palestinians and their supporters from all around the world took to the streets to stand with the Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid, demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel and called for support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. As many as 100,000 people in the …

Liberation Staff (2021-05-17). Nakba 73: Actions in 75+ US cities remember the Palestinian 'Catastrophe' of 1948. liberationnews.org Seventy-three years after al-Nakba, or "the Catastrophe," Palestinians and their supporters from all around the world took to the streets to stand with the Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid, demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel and called for support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. As many as 100,000 people in the …

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2021-05-18: Social Media Postees

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Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-18
Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/18/killing-gaza-documentary-cohen-blumenthal-israels-siege/

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org…
workers.org/2021/05/56475/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commentary-not-one-dollar-for-zionist-genocide

Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …
juancole.com/2021/05/united-states-palestine.html

Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …
juancole.com/2021/05/americans-palestinians-nationalism.html

Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza–with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side–sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/edward-saids-palestine-revisited/

Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/isra…

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-18
No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/ignore-starmers-moral-posturing-hes-the-one-we-should-blame-for-stoking-antisemitism/

Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine
repost | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842597.php

Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestine-conflict-leaders.html

A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism
Susan Abulhawa | workers.org | 2021-05-18
The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . | Continue reading A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism at Workers.org…
workers.org/2021/05/56468/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-conversation-with-susan-abulhawa-on-zionism

5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842522.php

Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842537.php

Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842529.php

Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List
Not One Nickel, Not One Dime | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842595.php

Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation
Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842582.php

Black Lives Matter Movement
Luis Mucino | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842559.php

Space Force missile commander removed after fascist ranting on right-wing podcast
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The firing of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was preceded by the indictment of Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, the first active-duty officer arrested in the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/mili…

The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal
Liane Kilinc | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842535.php

Genocide condemned on Tamil Remembrance Day
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-18
Tamil Remembrance Day on May 16 was marked in Sydney and Melbourne. Rachel Evans and Chris Slee report.
greenleft.org.au/content/genocide-condemned-tamil-remembrance-day

Operation Barbarossa: The Causes of its Failure
Shane Quinn | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
By Shane Quinn — May 13, 2021 | Operation Barbarossa, whose 80th anniversary falls next month, was the largest military operation ever undertaken. This German invasion of the Soviet Union proved to be the decisive confrontation of the Second World War, and the effects of its outcome lasts to the current day. | The Austrian-born autocrat, Adolf Hitler, embarked upon his wars of conquest without firstly placing the German nation on a Total War footing. Hitler's refusal from 1939, to direct the Third Reich's full resources towards military means, was a critical reason behind the Nazis' eventual defeat. Hitler's…
orinocotribune.com/operation-barbarossa-the-causes-of-its-failure/

Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza?
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza-palestinians-netanyahu1.jpg …

As Gaza Burns, Where is Washington's "Respect for Norms" Now?
Richard Eskow | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Let's be clear," writes Richard Eskow. For Israel, recent statements from the Biden administration "are a license to kill." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/17/gaza-burns-where-washingtons-respect-norms-now?cd-origin=rss

Headlines for May 17, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/headlines

Supreme Court Sends Baltimore Climate Damages Case Back to Appeals Court
commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
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commondreams.org/newswire/2021/05/17/supreme-court-sends-baltimore-climate-damages-case-back-appeals-court?cd-origin=rss

ACLU Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case Challenging Roe v. Wade
commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
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Minnesota: More than 2000 protest against ongoing Nakba In Palestine
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
Columbia Heights, MN – On May 15, over 2000 people marched in the streets to protest the Israeli regime's latest onslaught against Palestine. The occasion was Nakba Day, commemorated on May 15 every year since 1948 when Zionist settlers ethnically cleansed over 750,000 Palestinians from their national homeland. The event was organized by American Muslims for Palestine-Minnesota (AMP-MN) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC), which were joined by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota (SJP-UMN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities, Women Against Military Madness and others. | Demonstrators wav…
fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/minnesota-more-2000-protest-against-ongoing-nakba-palestine

Minnesota: More than 2000 protest against ongoing Nakba In Palestine
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
Columbia Heights, MN – On May 15, over 2000 people marched in the streets to protest the Israeli regime's latest onslaught against Palestine. The occasion was Nakba Day, commemorated on May 15 every year since 1948 when Zionist settlers ethnically cleansed over 750,000 Palestinians from their national homeland. The event was organized by American Muslims for Palestine-Minnesota (AMP-MN) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC), which were joined by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota (SJP-UMN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities, Women Against Military Madness and others. | Demonstrators wav…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/minnesot…

Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie
Chris Hedges | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Nearly all the …
globalresearch.ca/israel-big-lie/5745453

How the United States Helps To Kill Palestinians
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"The silence and worse from President Biden and most of our representatives in Congress at the massacre of civilians and mass destruction of Gaza is unconscionable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/17/how-united-states-helps-kill-palestinians?cd-origin=rss

Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestinians-deadliest-airstrikes.html

Israel's Total War on Palestinians
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israels-total-war-on-palestinians/

Biden Can't Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
Joe Biden is trying to keep his distance from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which means continuing with a US policy that is unrelentingly favourable to Israel. This is not likely to change as Biden reasserts "Israel's right to defend itself" without making even a symbolic bow to the Palestinians' equal right to safety and security.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/biden-cant-avoid-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

What Is Left for Palestine?
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Western media and …
globalresearch.ca/what-left-palestine/5745490

Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn't Condemn Attack
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
update (4: 10pm): …
globalresearch.ca/biden-phones-netanyahu-after-israel-flattens-ap-offices-gaza-doesnt-condemn-attack/5745444

'Anti-Zionist Naples': Award-Winning Italian Artist Speaks about Palestine and Why He Quit Photojournalism
Romana Rubeo — Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
On April 1, a mural appeared in the Southern Italian city of Naples, depicting Palestinian workers lining at an Israeli military checkpoint near the occupied city of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. It is called 'Welcome to Bethlehem'. The mural, which quickly became popular in the town and on social media, was the work of…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/anti-zionist-naples-award-winning-italian-artist-speaks-about-palestine-and-why-he-quit-photojournalism/

North American statement for May 18 global day of action
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-17
We, the undersigned Palestinian-led organizations, endorse the General Strike called for by our people across all of colonized Palestine for May 18, 2021, and call on all supporters of Palestinian liberation to join the Day of Action. The Zionist settler-colonial state of Israel has launched a brutal military assault against our besieged people in the Gaza Strip and is pursuing the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, most notably in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. These instances are a continuation of over 73 years of exile, oppression, and violence enacted by the apartheid state and Israeli settler mob…
samidoun.net/2021/05/north-american-statement-for-may-18-global-day-of-action/

Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/gaza-dark-after-israel-bombs-power-lines

New York City commemorates Nakba Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/new-york…

Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression
Ahmed Morsy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Egyptian authorities on …
globalresearch.ca/egypt-opens-rafah-crossing-gaza-strip-receive-palestinians-injured-israeli-aggression/5745479

Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.
popularresistance.org/day-of-action-in-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-uprising-tuesday-may-18/

Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Lies about "human shields" used to justify slaughter of civilians in Gaza.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-fakes-another-video-hamas-rockets-next-gaza-homes

New York City commemorates Nakba Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…
fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/new-york-city-commemorates-nakba-day

Israel's Credibility Problem: Air Strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza
Committee to Protect Journalists | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
( Committee to Protect Journalists) — New York — Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which …
juancole.com/2021/05/israels-credibility-buildings.html

Teaching Wordsworth amid Gaza's trauma
Ahmed Nehad | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Woken at midnight by Israel's bombs.
electronicintifada.net/content/teaching-wordsworth-amid-gazas-trauma/33071

End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza
Progressive International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Palestine is under …
globalresearch.ca/end-nakba-now/5745447

Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments
Mairead Maguire | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
In Belfast, Northern …
globalresearch.ca/gaza-idf-kills-palestinians-countless-children-air-bombardments/5745494

US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-17
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | Israel: Netanyahu To Keep Air Raids Despite International Pressure | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Supports-Israels-Massacre-of-Palestinians-in-Gaza-Strip-20210516-0023.html

Latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza the worst so far
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-17
The Israeli military, determined to inflict maximum destruction in Gaza ahead of any possible ceasefire agreement, launched the heaviest barrage of airstrikes on civilian areas yet early this morning. The Netanyahu regime ignored calls by country after country around the world urging Israel to stop its attacks and, in fact, seemed to be intensifying the …
peoplesworld.org/article/latest-israeli-airstrikes-in-gaza-the-worst-so-far/

A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine
Yousef Munayyer | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
As Israeli lynch mobs roam the streets attacking Palestinians, and as Israeli war planes drop bombs on Gaza, it's essential to understand how we arrived at this moment…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-nightmare-of-terror-across-the-landscape-of-palestine/

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2021-05-17: News Headlines

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-17). Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza? commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-17). US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…

Committee to Protect Journalists (2021-05-17). Israel's Credibility Problem: Air Strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza. juancole.com ( Committee to Protect Journalists) — New York — Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which …

WSWS (2021-05-17). Israel escalates assaults on Palestinians with US backing. wsws.org A single bombing in Gaza City overnight Saturday killed at least 42 people, including 12 women and eight children, and wounded 50 others, numbers likely to rise as rescuers bring out victims from under the rubble.

Ahmed Morsy (2021-05-17). Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression. globalresearch.ca Egyptian authorities on …

Fight Back (2021-05-17). New York City commemorates Nakba Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…

WSWS (2021-05-17). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. wsws.org Demonstrations were held in capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Thousands protest Israel's bombings in Gaza throughout Australia. wsws.org Thousands of people joined demonstrations condemning the Zionist government's atrocities, held in the face of bipartisan support in the political establishment for Israel.

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …

Zero Hedge (2021-05-17). Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn't Condemn Attack. globalresearch.ca update (4: 10pm): …

Progressive International (2021-05-17). End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza. globalresearch.ca Palestine is under …

Eds. (2021-05-17). Biden budget would send $1.3 billion more to Israeli military than to Global climate programs: Analysis. mronline.org A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-17). Nakba 73: Actions in 75+ US cities remember the Palestinian 'Catastrophe' of 1948. liberationnews.org Seventy-three years after al-Nakba, or "the Catastrophe," Palestinians and their supporters from all around the world took to the streets to stand with the Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid, demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel and called for support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. As many as 100,000 people in the …

Eds. (2021-05-17). This isn't a civil war, it is settler-colonial brutality. mronline.org We are not seeing a "civil war" inside Israel, but rather the Israeli settler state declaring a war on its colonized "citizens," and Palestinians fighting for their liberation. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

John Wojcik (2021-05-17). Latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza the worst so far. peoplesworld.org The Israeli military, determined to inflict maximum destruction in Gaza ahead of any possible ceasefire agreement, launched the heaviest barrage of airstrikes on civilian areas yet early this morning. The Netanyahu regime ignored calls by country after country around the world urging Israel to stop its attacks and, in fact, seemed to be intensifying the …

Staff (2021-05-17). Gaza Student: An Israeli Bomb Killed My Pregnant Cousin. The US Is Complicit. truthout.org As Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza claimed dozens of civilian lives over the weekend, destroying residences, media offices and infrastructure, Truthout spoke with Nour Alshaer, a student and activist currently living with her family in Gaza's Al-Jonina neighborhood, which she said has been targeted by Israel, causing "massacres" of civilians. | Last week, Alshaer's pregnant cousin was killed in an airstrike. While Alshaer herself remains "physically OK," Alshaer said on Monday that her family in…

Staff (2021-05-17). Biden Push for $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Onslaught Sparks Outrage. truthout.org Human rights advocates warned Monday that the Biden administration is deepening U.S. complicity in the Netanyahu regime's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza by attempting to push through a $735 million sale of so-called "precision-guided weapons" to Israel. | The Washington Post

Staff (2021-05-17). Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us: Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. democracynow.org Israel's assault on Gaza has entered its second week, as Israel killed at least 42 Palestinians in Gaza Sunday in the deadliest day so far when it bombarded the besieged area with airstrikes, artillery fire and gunboat shelling. Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women, and destroyed over 500 homes in Gaza, leaving 40,000 Palestinians homeless. Israel also leveled a 12-story building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. "This is a total destruction from the Israeli occupation against the native Palestinians in Gaza," says Palestinian academic and activis…

Staff (2021-05-17). UN Relief Agency Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp. truthout.org Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I'm Amy Goodma…

Staff (2021-05-17). "Terror from the Skies": UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10. democracynow.org Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population."

Staff (2021-05-17). Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices. democracynow.org We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it's part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. "This is no coincidence," she says.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-17). AFL-CIO's VP Tefere Gebre: Filibuster slams workers, refugees, people of color. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Declaring the Senate filibuster, a relic of the Jim Crow era and before, slams workers, refugees and people of color, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre stepped up labor's campaign to abolish the racist and archaic Senate rule. Only by doing so, he declared, will a majority of the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. people, …

Global Research News (2021-05-17). Selected Articles: Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. globalresearch.ca By The government of Israel headed by Benjamin Netanyahu has committed exte…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). West Bank Escalation Ramps Up With Netanyahu Vowing Even Heavier Bombardment. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17th, Hamas' military wing said it had fired rockets at the Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva areas after the deadliest night of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since hostilities began a week ago. | In a statement early in the morning, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced that it targeted areas in the southern Israeli-occupied territories with rockets in response to the IDF's continued bombardment. | Reuters reported that the aerial bombardment on May 16th involved more than 1…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-17). Biden Signed $735 Million Weapons Sale To Israel Amid Ongoing Shelling With Gaza — Report. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On May 17, US President Joe Biden had approved the $ 735 million sale of high-precision weapons to Israel, According to the sources of The Washington Post, Congress received the notification on May 5, a few days before the military escalation. U.S. lawmakers reportedly have 20 days to subm…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). Turkey Calls For OIC To Create "International Protection Mechanism" For Palestinians. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageOn May 16th, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu recommended an "international protection mechanism" for Palestine's civilians in an emergency meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)."These efforts should also include physical protection through forming an international protection force with military and financial contributions of willing countries," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the virtual meeting of the 57-member Islamic bloc, adding such a me…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). FBI And DHS Conclude White Supremacist Domestic Terrorism Is No.1 Threat To U.S. Security. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the United States lone wolf attackers with easily accessible weapons present the greatest terrorism threat to the US and the number of people dying at the hands of racially motivated extremists every year is on the rise since 2017. | This was concluded in a joint report [ The repor…

_____ (2021-05-17). Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18. popularresistance.org As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-17). Israel kills children, doctors in horrific nighttime massacre. electronicintifada.net EU, US give Israel more time to carry on killing.

Staff (2021-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2021. democracynow.org Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

Fight Back (2021-05-17). Minnesota: More than 2000 protest against ongoing Nakba In Palestine. fightbacknews.org Columbia Heights, MN – On May 15, over 2000 people marched in the streets to protest the Israeli regime's latest onslaught against Palestine. The occasion was Nakba Day, commemorated on May 15 every year since 1948 when Zionist settlers ethnically cleansed over 750,000 Palestinians from their national homeland. The event was organized by American Muslims for Palestine-Minnesota (AMP-MN) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC), which were joined by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota (SJP-UMN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities, Women Against Military Madness and others. | Demonstrators wav…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-17). Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines. electronicintifada.net Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians. zcomm.org Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-17). Biden Can't Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. counterpunch.org Joe Biden is trying to keep his distance from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which means continuing with a US policy that is unrelentingly favourable to Israel. This is not likely to change as Biden reasserts "Israel's right to defend itself" without making even a symbolic bow to the Palestinians' equal right to safety and security.

Ahmed Nehad (2021-05-17). Teaching Wordsworth amid Gaza's trauma. electronicintifada.net Woken at midnight by Israel's bombs.

Sam Ord, Nick Clark (2021-05-17). 100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance. nationofchange.org The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops' attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-17). Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes. electronicintifada.net Lies about "human shields" used to justify slaughter of civilians in Gaza.

Mairead Maguire (2021-05-17). Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments. globalresearch.ca In Belfast, Northern …

Yousef Munayyer (2021-05-17). A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine. zcomm.org As Israeli lynch mobs roam the streets attacking Palestinians, and as Israeli war planes drop bombs on Gaza, it's essential to understand how we arrived at this moment…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). Israeli air strikes on Gaza enter second week, death toll nears 200. peoplesdispatch.org Despite causing horrifying levels of death and damage, Israel's caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the brutal offensive will continue at "full force"

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). FBI And DHS Conclude White Supremacist Domestic Terrorism Is No.1 Threat To U.S. Security. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the United States lone wolf attackers with easily accessible weapons present the greatest terrorism threat to the US and the number of people dying at the hands of racially motivated extremists every year is on the rise since 2017. | This was concluded in a joint report [ The repor…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-05-17). Israel: Reacciones adversas. globalizacion.ca En Nueva York, ayer, el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) realizó una reunión de emergencia a fin de buscar un modo de detener el inmisericorde ataque de Israel contra la población de Gaza —que ha…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-17). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Chris Hedges (2021-05-17). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. globalresearch.ca Nearly all the …

Craig Murray (2021-05-17). What Is Left for Palestine? globalresearch.ca Western media and …

Romana Rubeo — Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-17). 'Anti-Zionist Naples': Award-Winning Italian Artist Speaks about Palestine and Why He Quit Photojournalism. counterpunch.org On April 1, a mural appeared in the Southern Italian city of Naples, depicting Palestinian workers lining at an Israeli military checkpoint near the occupied city of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. It is called 'Welcome to Bethlehem'. The mural, which quickly became popular in the town and on social media, was the work of

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-17). For Palestine, in May 2021. counterpunch.org "Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." — Thomas Jefferson, unrepentant slaveowner, in 1781, 80 years later came the Civil War. May 2021: In Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli mobs shielded by Israeli soldiers expropriate Palestinian homes: more living room for Greater Israel.

Fight Back (2021-05-17). 25,000 in Chicago march to condemn Israel. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) led 25,000 marchers into the streets of Chicago's central business area, the Loop, May 16, to demand a halt to Israeli violence and an end to the displacement of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. The death toll from the Zionist air strikes, artillery and rubber-coated steel bullets nears 200. | The mostly youthful crowd rallied and marched for four hours. | CJP includes American Muslims for Palestine, United States Palestinian Community Network, Students for Justice in Palestine, Al-Nahda, the Palestinian American Community Center, and the Palestinian Ameri…

Mahmoud Muna (2021-05-17). The Palestinian Body Is Whole Once Again. zcomm.org Palestinians disconnected from each other have struggled immensely to maintain a national project with clear objectives. Now, struggling together across the entire geography of historic Palestine, the Palestinian body is coming back together…

_____ (2021-05-17). Open Letter: Do Better On Palestine. popularresistance.org Open letter from journalists, media workers, writers and commentators. In the past fortnight, the world has been appalled at Israeli settler organisations threatening Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with forced expulsions and assaulting worshippers in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. As Israeli vigilante mobs attack Palestinians, the Netanyahu government has …

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2021-05-17: Social Media Postees

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Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza?
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
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Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/gaza-dark-after-israel-bombs-power-lines

Selected Articles: Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal | By Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, May 16, 2021 | The government of Israel headed by Benjamin Netanyahu has committed exte…
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What Is Left for Palestine?
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Western media and …
globalresearch.ca/what-left-palestine/5745490

Minnesota: More than 2000 protest against ongoing Nakba In Palestine
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
Columbia Heights, MN – On May 15, over 2000 people marched in the streets to protest the Israeli regime's latest onslaught against Palestine. The occasion was Nakba Day, commemorated on May 15 every year since 1948 when Zionist settlers ethnically cleansed over 750,000 Palestinians from their national homeland. The event was organized by American Muslims for Palestine-Minnesota (AMP-MN) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC), which were joined by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota (SJP-UMN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities, Women Against Military Madness and others. | Demonstrators wav…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/minnesot…

Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn't Condemn Attack
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
update (4: 10pm): …
globalresearch.ca/biden-phones-netanyahu-after-israel-flattens-ap-offices-gaza-doesnt-condemn-attack/5745444

Israel kills children, doctors in horrific nighttime massacre
Tamara Nassar | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
EU, US give Israel more time to carry on killing.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/israel-kills-children-doctors-horrific-nighttime-massacre

Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.
popularresistance.org/day-of-action-in-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-uprising-tuesday-may-18/

US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-17
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | Israel: Netanyahu To Keep Air Raids Despite International Pressure | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Supports-Israels-Massacre-of-Palestinians-in-Gaza-Strip-20210516-0023.html

Gaza Student: An Israeli Bomb Killed My Pregnant Cousin. The US Is Complicit
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-17
As Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza claimed dozens of civilian lives over the weekend, destroying residences, media offices and infrastructure, Truthout spoke with Nour Alshaer, a student and activist currently living with her family in Gaza's Al-Jonina neighborhood, which she said has been targeted by Israel, causing "massacres" of civilians. | Last week, Alshaer's pregnant cousin was killed in an airstrike. While Alshaer herself remains "physically OK," Alshaer said on Monday that her family in…
truthout.org/articles/gaza-student-an-israeli-bomb-killed-my-pregnant-cousin-the-us-is-complicit/

Biden Push for $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Onslaught Sparks Outrage
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-17
Human rights advocates warned Monday that the Biden administration is deepening U.S. complicity in the Netanyahu regime's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza by attempting to push through a $735 million sale of so-called "precision-guided weapons" to Israel. | The Washington Post reported Monday that the Biden admi…
truthout.org/articles/biden-push-for-735-million-weapons-sale-to-israel-amid-onslaught-sparks-outrage/

'Anti-Zionist Naples': Award-Winning Italian Artist Speaks about Palestine and Why He Quit Photojournalism
Romana Rubeo — Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
On April 1, a mural appeared in the Southern Italian city of Naples, depicting Palestinian workers lining at an Israeli military checkpoint near the occupied city of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. It is called 'Welcome to Bethlehem'. The mural, which quickly became popular in the town and on social media, was the work of…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/anti-zionist-naples-award-winning-italian-artist-speaks-about-palestine-and-why-he-quit-photojournalism/

For Palestine, in May 2021
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
"Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." — Thomas Jefferson, unrepentant slaveowner, in 1781, 80 years later came the Civil War. May 2021: In Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli mobs shielded by Israeli soldiers expropriate Palestinian homes: more living room for Greater Israel.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/for-palestine-in-may-2021/

25,000 in Chicago march to condemn Israel
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) led 25,000 marchers into the streets of Chicago's central business area, the Loop, May 16, to demand a halt to Israeli violence and an end to the displacement of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. The death toll from the Zionist air strikes, artillery and rubber-coated steel bullets nears 200. | The mostly youthful crowd rallied and marched for four hours. | CJP includes American Muslims for Palestine, United States Palestinian Community Network, Students for Justice in Palestine, Al-Nahda, the Palestinian American Community Center, and the Palestinian Ameri…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/17/25000-ch…

End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza
Progressive International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Palestine is under …
globalresearch.ca/end-nakba-now/5745447

Open Letter: Do Better On Palestine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
Open letter from journalists, media workers, writers and commentators. In the past fortnight, the world has been appalled at Israeli settler organisations threatening Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with forced expulsions and assaulting worshippers in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. As Israeli vigilante mobs attack Palestinians, the Netanyahu government has …
popularresistance.org/do-better-on-palestine/

A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine
Yousef Munayyer | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
As Israeli lynch mobs roam the streets attacking Palestinians, and as Israeli war planes drop bombs on Gaza, it's essential to understand how we arrived at this moment…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-nightmare-of-terror-across-the-landscape-of-palestine/

The Palestinian Body Is Whole Once Again
Mahmoud Muna | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
Palestinians disconnected from each other have struggled immensely to maintain a national project with clear objectives. Now, struggling together across the entire geography of historic Palestine, the Palestinian body is coming back together…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-palestinian-body-is-whole-once-again/

The Nakba Is Now
Saree Makdisi | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
The Nakba Is Now…
thenation.com/article/world/palestine-israel-crisis/

Turkey Calls For OIC To Create "International Protection Mechanism" For Palestinians
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Click to see full-size imageOn May 16th, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu recommended an "international protection mechanism" for Palestine's civilians in an emergency meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)."These efforts should also include physical protection through forming an international protection force with military and financial contributions of willing countries," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the virtual meeting of the 57-member Islamic bloc, adding such a me…
southfront.org/turkey-calls-for-oic-to-create-international-protection-mechanism-for-palestinians/

Turkey Calls For OIC To Create "International Protection Mechanism" For Palestinians
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Click to see full-size imageOn May 16th, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu recommended an "international protection mechanism" for Palestine's civilians in an emergency meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)."These efforts should also include physical protection through forming an international protection force with military and financial contributions of willing countries," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the virtual meeting of the 57-member Islamic bloc, adding such a me…
southfront.org/turkey-calls-for-oic-to-create-international-protection-mechanism-for-palestinians/

Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine!
Networker | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842499.php

5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842522.php

Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians
Allan Fisher | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842515.php

Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842537.php

Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842529.php

Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Demonstrations were held in capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/euro…

New York City commemorates Nakba Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/new-york…

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance
Sam Ord, Nick Clark | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-17
The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops' attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.
nationofchange.org/2021/05/17/100000-march-in-london-to-support-palestinian-resistance/

Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Lies about "human shields" used to justify slaughter of civilians in Gaza.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-fakes-another-video-hamas-rockets-next-gaza-homes

Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression
Ahmed Morsy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Egyptian authorities on …
globalresearch.ca/egypt-opens-rafah-crossing-gaza-strip-receive-palestinians-injured-israeli-aggression/5745479

Teaching Wordsworth amid Gaza's trauma
Ahmed Nehad | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Woken at midnight by Israel's bombs.
electronicintifada.net/content/teaching-wordsworth-amid-gazas-trauma/33071

Israel escalates assaults on Palestinians with US backing
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
A single bombing in Gaza City overnight Saturday killed at least 42 people, including 12 women and eight children, and wounded 50 others, numbers likely to rise as rescuers bring out victims from under the rubble.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/isra…

Israel's Credibility Problem: Air Strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza
Committee to Protect Journalists | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
( Committee to Protect Journalists) — New York — Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which …
juancole.com/2021/05/israels-credibility-buildings.html

This Must End
Dr Yasser Abu Jamei | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
I am writing this letter looking at my terrified 6-year old son, who keeps putting his hands over his ears trying block the sounds of Israel's bombardment, my two daughters, aged 13 and 10 and my wife. These faces show the anxiety of not knowing where they can be safe now. My two older sons, 16 and 15, sit stunned and silent and I know they are reliving the memories of the previous three offensives on Gaza Strip and the family members we lost. These are the feelings that every family in the Gaza strip are living through.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/this-must-end/

Thousands protest Israel's bombings in Gaza throughout Australia
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Thousands of people joined demonstrations condemning the Zionist government's atrocities, held in the face of bipartisan support in the political establishment for Israel.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/gaza…

Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments
Mairead Maguire | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
In Belfast, Northern …
globalresearch.ca/gaza-idf-kills-palestinians-countless-children-air-bombardments/5745494

Latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza the worst so far
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-17
The Israeli military, determined to inflict maximum destruction in Gaza ahead of any possible ceasefire agreement, launched the heaviest barrage of airstrikes on civilian areas yet early this morning. The Netanyahu regime ignored calls by country after country around the world urging Israel to stop its attacks and, in fact, seemed to be intensifying the …
peoplesworld.org/article/latest-israeli-airstrikes-in-gaza-the-worst-so-far/

Israeli air strikes on Gaza enter second week, death toll nears 200
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Despite causing horrifying levels of death and damage, Israel's caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the brutal offensive will continue at "full force"
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/17/israeli-air-strikes-on-gaza-enter-second-week-death-toll-nears-200/

Israel's Total War on Palestinians
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israels-total-war-on-palestinians/

Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestinians-deadliest-airstrikes.html

Headlines for May 17, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/headlines

Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us: Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's assault on Gaza has entered its second week, as Israel killed at least 42 Palestinians in Gaza Sunday in the deadliest day so far when it bombarded the besieged area with airstrikes, artillery fire and gunboat shelling. Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women, and destroyed over 500 homes in Gaza, leaving 40,000 Palestinians homeless. Israel also leveled a 12-story building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. "This is a total destruction from the Israeli occupation against the native Palestinians in Gaza," says Palestinian academic and activis…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/israel_as…

Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it's part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. "This is no coincidence," she says.
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/israeli_b…

"Terror from the Skies": UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population."
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/unrwa_ope…

UN Relief Agency Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-17
Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I'm Amy Goodma…
truthout.org/video/un-relief-agency-condemns-israeli-bombing-of-gaza-refugee-camp/

Israel: Reacciones adversas
Editorial La Jornada | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-17
En Nueva York, ayer, el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) realizó una reunión de emergencia a fin de buscar un modo de detener el inmisericorde ataque de Israel contra la población de Gaza –que ha…
globalizacion.ca/israel-reacciones-adversas/

West Bank Escalation Ramps Up With Netanyahu Vowing Even Heavier Bombardment
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Click to see full-size image | On May 17th, Hamas' military wing said it had fired rockets at the Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva areas after the deadliest night of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since hostilities began a week ago. | In a statement early in the morning, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced that it targeted areas in the southern Israeli-occupied territories with rockets in response to the IDF's continued bombardment. | Reuters reported that the aerial bombardment on May 16th involved more than 1…
southfront.org/west-bank-escalation-ramps-up-with-netanyahu-vowing-even-heavier-bombardment/

Biden Signed $735 Million Weapons Sale To Israel Amid Ongoing Shelling With Gaza — Report
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Illustrative Image | On May 17, US President Joe Biden had approved the $ 735 million sale of high-precision weapons to Israel, The Washington Post reported. | According to the sources of The Washington Post, Congress received the notification on May 5, a few days before the military escalation. U.S. lawmakers reportedly have 20 days to subm…
southfront.org/biden-signed-735-million-weapons-sale-to-israel-amid-ongoing-shelling-with-gaza-report/

Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford
Peninsula Peace, Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
Online event via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842500.php

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2021-05-16: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-16). Prominent Muslim Group To Boycott White House Eid Celebration. popularresistance.org The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent American Muslim organization, announced Saturday it will boycott the White House's annual Eid celebration over the Biden administration's stance on Israel amid spiking violence in the Gaza Strip. | CAIR said it was joining with other groups in the boycott over the White House's "incredibly disappointing and deeply disturbing" response to the violence. | "We cannot in good conscience celebrate Eid with the Biden Administration while it literally aids, abets and justifies the Israeli apartheid government's indiscriminate bombing of innocent men, women an…

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

Juan Cole (2021-05-16). "Making the enemy blind": Did Israeli AF destroy Highrise housing AP and Al-Jazeera to Hide War Crimes? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Associated Press is flatly denying the Israeli military's cover story for why it bombarded the al-Jala tower in Gaza, which housed media offices of AP and al-Jazeera, and where dozens of journalists were based. Israel maintains that there was a Hamas intelligence unit in the building that was targeting …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-16). Israel kills Gaza families in their homes on Nakba Day. electronicintifada.net Media tower bombed to "disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-16). Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have …

_____ (2021-05-16). Palestine Supporters Rally In Cities Across The United States And Europe. popularresistance.org On May 15th, the sixth straight day of Israeli bombardment of Gaza, Palestinians and their supporters gathered in cities across the US to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and to call for an end to the Israeli bombardment, land theft and military occupation of Palestine. | Large protests of thousands of people took place in Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul, New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Auckland (New Zealand), Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto,San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Diego, among others. | Protesters across the US demanded an end to US…

_____ (2021-05-16). On Contact: Palestinian And Israeli Hostilities. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses the disputes between the Palestinians and Israelis with Palestinian political activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian. | Hedges argues that nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans, and the talking heads in the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. | Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, drones, mi…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-05-16). The Israel Narrative is Crumbling Because of Phone Cameras and the Internet. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 11, 2021 | "Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes," reads a Nine children, killed with Remember kids,

Staff (2021-05-16). How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground. orinocotribune.com Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…

Hanan Ashrawi (2021-05-16). U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. zcomm.org Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-05-16). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. zcomm.org "This is the worst I witnessed in my life. No safe haven in Gaza, so bloody and brutal."

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-16). Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state. dissidentvoice.org With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-16). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

_____ (2021-05-16). Roger Waters On Israel's Crimes And Palestine's Resistance. popularresistance.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the brutal Israeli apartheid and violence on Palestinians, the defiant resistance of the Palestinian people and the global struggle against imperialism and settler colonialism.

_____ (2021-05-16). The Zionism Discourse On Palestine Is Crumbling. popularresistance.org On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. | "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power and land has long guided government policy," the report entitled "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of A…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-16). "Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling. juancole.com On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …

Peter Maiden (2021-05-16). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-16). Hezbollah: The Liberation Of Palestine Entered Its Last Stage. southfront.org Illustrative image | Interview of Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, on May 11, 2021. Originally published on

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Islamic Society of Monterey County (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Networker (2021-05-16). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Allan Fisher (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Michael F. Brown (2021-05-16). Democratic leadership stands with Israel. electronicintifada.net QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks "JihadSquad."

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-16). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-05-16). Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War. dissidentvoice.org Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …

Bernie Sanders (2021-05-16). The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government. zcomm.org Over more than a decade of his right-wing rule in Israel, Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism…

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-16). øNakba? Ahora basta: Queremos Marwun Barghuti. globalizacion.ca En la Palestina israelizada, después de que la ONU, en 1948, sancionara una división injusta del territorio entre presencia histórica y presencia entrante, estaba la Nakba, la "catástrofe". Sólo el primer paso hacia la erradicación casi total de los palestinos,…

Thalif Deen (2021-05-16). Estados Unidos protege a Israel con veto tras veto en el Consejo Seguridad. globalizacion.ca El Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas (CSNU), su órgano político más poderoso, ha permanecido en gran medida silencioso o ineficaz en la resolución del conflicto armado de más larga data en Medio Oriente, que involucra a israelíes y…

UERMWA (2021-05-16). United Electrical Condemns Attacks on Palestinian People. zcomm.org Working people need and deserve, instead, a foreign policy based on diplomacy, peace, and international solidarity…

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-15). Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie. electronicintifada.net It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities. wsws.org According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

Fight Back (2021-05-15). Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire. fightbacknews.org According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Is Killing Women And Children In Gaza. popularresistance.org Women and children account for nearly half of the more than 120 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, according to Al-Mezan, a human rights group in the territory. | This contradicts Israel's claims that it is targeting Hamas infrastructure and making great efforts to avoid harming civilians. | The death toll will likely climb higher as bodies are recovered from the rubble of the buildings that were "destroyed over their residents' heads," the rights group stated on Friday. Al-Mezan and the London-based Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights said on Friday that like it did in 2014, Israel was targeting family h…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-15). Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza. electronicintifada.net Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."

Fra Hughes (2021-05-15). Sheikh Jarrah, Al Quds and the Right of Resistance. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 13, 2021 | Al Quds the red line | Al Quds or Jerusalem, is the red line for the Palestinian people, the diaspora, and the Arab collective. | It is the capital of Palestine and home to the third holiest shrine in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque. | Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque in Mecca to Al Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site for 16-17 months after his migration to Mecca. | So how did we get to this current impasse? | Jerusalem is in flames, Gaza is being bombed back to the ston…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'. popularresistance.org In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). On the Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive, Casualties and Numbers of IDPs Rise. libya360.wordpress.com On Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Houses Destroyed over Its Residents and More Civilians Displaced In Excessive Use of Force during Suppression of Protests in Solidarity with Gaza and Jerusalem, IOF and Settlers Kill 11 Civilians and Wound 109 Others with Bullets in West Bank…

John Gilmore (2021-05-15). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. america.cgtn.com The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-15). Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out. commondreams.org Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

WSWS (2021-05-15). EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests. wsws.org The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

Richard Becker (2021-05-15). 73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine. liberationnews.org May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba—the Catastrophe.

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel's Pogroms In Jerusalem Could Spark The Destruction Of al-Aqsa. popularresistance.org As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. | These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in general, and of Jerusalem in particular. They should also be seen in the context of internal Israeli politics. Jerusalem is burning and Israeli politicians go on about their business of mud-slinging as if this was not their problem and not a single one think…

Staff (2021-05-15). Battleground Baltimore: From Baltimore to Palestine. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what's happening to Palestinians, renters' rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

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2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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Watch "Killing Gaza"
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-16
Unflinching film on Israel's 2014 massacre in Gaza now available free online.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/watch-killing-gaza

Prominent Muslim Group To Boycott White House Eid Celebration
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent American Muslim organization, announced Saturday it will boycott the White House's annual Eid celebration over the Biden administration's stance on Israel amid spiking violence in the Gaza Strip. | CAIR said it was joining with other groups in the boycott over the White House's "incredibly disappointing and deeply disturbing" response to the violence. | "We cannot in good conscience celebrate Eid with the Biden Administration while it literally aids, abets and justifies the Israeli apartheid government's indiscriminate bombing of innocent men, women an…
popularresistance.org/prominent-muslim-group-to-boycott-white-house-eid-celebration/

As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment
James L. Gelvin | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestinian-minority-streets.html

Israel kills Gaza families in their homes on Nakba Day
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-16
Media tower bombed to "disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."
electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/israel-kills-gaza-families-their-homes-nakba-day

The Israel Narrative is Crumbling Because of Phone Cameras and the Internet
Caitlin Johnstone | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
By Caitlin Johnstone — May 11, 2021 | "Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes," reads a new report from AP. | Nine children, killed with the help of United States funding to the tune of $3.8 billion a year. | Remember kids, the US loves Muslims a…
orinocotribune.com/the-israel-narrative-is-crumbling-because-of-phone-cameras-and-the-internet/

On Contact: Palestinian And Israeli Hostilities
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
Chris Hedges discusses the disputes between the Palestinians and Israelis with Palestinian political activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian. | Hedges argues that nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans, and the talking heads in the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. | Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, drones, mi…
popularresistance.org/on-contact-palestinian-and-israeli-hostilities/

Palestine Supporters Rally In Cities Across The United States And Europe
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
On May 15th, the sixth straight day of Israeli bombardment of Gaza, Palestinians and their supporters gathered in cities across the US to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and to call for an end to the Israeli bombardment, land theft and military occupation of Palestine. | Large protests of thousands of people took place in Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul, New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Auckland (New Zealand), Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto,San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Diego, among others. | Protesters across the US demanded an end to US…
popularresistance.org/palestine-supporters-rally-in-cities-across-the-united-states-and-europe/

Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits
Phyllis Bennis | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
( Foreign Policy in Focus) — "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have …
juancole.com/2021/05/understanding-israels-benefits.html

"Making the enemy blind": Did Israeli AF destroy Highrise housing AP and Al-Jazeera to Hide War Crimes?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Associated Press is flatly denying the Israeli military's cover story for why it bombarded the al-Jala tower in Gaza, which housed media offices of AP and al-Jazeera, and where dozens of journalists were based. Israel maintains that there was a Hamas intelligence unit in the building that was targeting …
juancole.com/2021/05/israeli-highrise-housing.html

How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…
orinocotribune.com/how-el-nacional-building-was-found-after-executive-embargo-meanwhile-al-jazeera-and-ap-offices-in-gaza-bombed-to-the-ground/

How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…
orinocotribune.com/how-el-nacional-building-was-found-after-executive-embargo-meanwhile-al-jazeera-and-ap-offices-in-gaza-bombed-to-the-ground/

Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/palestinians-in-israel-now-face-far-right-mob-violence-backed-by-the-state/

Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/palestinians-in-israel-now-face-far-right-mob-violence-backed-by-the-state/

Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits
Phyllis Bennis | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
Netanyahu's political troubles — and an arms industry eager to battle test new wares on Gazans — may help explain the latest escalation of violence…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/understanding-israels-latest-attack-on-gaza-and-who-benefits/

U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians
Hanan Ashrawi | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/u-s-backing-has-given-israel-license-to-kill-maim-palestinians/

Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
"This is the worst I witnessed in my life. No safe haven in Gaza, so bloody and brutal."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israel-isnt-entitled-to-self-defense-against-the-people-under-its-occupation/

Hezbollah: The Liberation Of Palestine Entered Its Last Stage
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-16
Illustrative image | Interview of Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, on May 11, 2021. Originally published on almanar.com, translated by resistancenews.org.This interview was to be devoted exclusively to martyr Sayed Mustafa Badr al-Din "Zulfiqar", Hezbollah commander killed in Syria on May 13, 2016, but the developments in Gaza were evoked at the beginning and end of the interview…
southfront.org/hezbollah-the-liberation-of-palestine-entered-its-last-stage/

Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford
Peninsula Peace, Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Online event via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842500.php

Roger Waters On Israel's Crimes And Palestine's Resistance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the brutal Israeli apartheid and violence on Palestinians, the defiant resistance of the Palestinian people and the global struggle against imperialism and settler colonialism.
popularresistance.org/roger-waters-on-israels-crimes-and-palestines-resistance/

"Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling
Ramzy Baroud | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …
juancole.com/2021/05/apartheid-discourse-palestine.html

The Zionism Discourse On Palestine Is Crumbling
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. | "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power and land has long guided government policy," the report entitled "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of A…
popularresistance.org/the-zionism-discourse-on-palestine-crumbling/

Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842529.php

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842496.php

Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine!
Networker | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842499.php

Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine
Islamic Society of Monterey County | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842494.php

5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842522.php

Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians
Allan Fisher | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842515.php

Democratic leadership stands with Israel
Michael F. Brown | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-16
QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks "JihadSquad."
electronicintifada.net/blogs/michael-f-brown/democratic-leadership-stands-israel

Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War
Oliver Boyd-Barrett | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/ottomans-forever-empire-and-its-multiple-triggers-for-war/

Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-16
The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.
globalresearch.ca/israel-charged-with-war-crimes-and-genocide-complete-judgment-of-kl-tribunal/5359433

øNakba? Ahora basta: Queremos Marwun Barghuti
Alessandro Pagani | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-16
En la Palestina israelizada, después de que la ONU, en 1948, sancionara una división injusta del territorio entre presencia histórica y presencia entrante, estaba la Nakba, la "catástrofe". Sólo el primer paso hacia la erradicación casi total de los palestinos,…
globalizacion.ca/nakba-ahora-basta-queremos-marwun-barghuti/

Estados Unidos protege a Israel con veto tras veto en el Consejo Seguridad
Thalif Deen | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-16
El Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas (CSNU), su órgano político más poderoso, ha permanecido en gran medida silencioso o ineficaz en la resolución del conflicto armado de más larga data en Medio Oriente, que involucra a israelíes y…
globalizacion.ca/estados-unidos-protege-israel-con-veto-tras-veto-en-el-consejo-seguridad/

The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
Over more than a decade of his right-wing rule in Israel, Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-u-s-must-stop-being-an-apologist-for-the-netanyahu-government/

United Electrical Condemns Attacks on Palestinian People
UERMWA | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
Working people need and deserve, instead, a foreign policy based on diplomacy, peace, and international solidarity…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/united-electrical-condemns-attacks-on-palestinian-people/

Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …
juancole.com/2021/05/kidnappers-children-brutalized.html

Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-15
It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/blowing-apart-monstrous-israeli-lie

Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/isra…

Israel Is Killing Women And Children In Gaza
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
Women and children account for nearly half of the more than 120 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, according to Al-Mezan, a human rights group in the territory. | This contradicts Israel's claims that it is targeting Hamas infrastructure and making great efforts to avoid harming civilians. | The death toll will likely climb higher as bodies are recovered from the rubble of the buildings that were "destroyed over their residents' heads," the rights group stated on Friday. Al-Mezan and the London-based Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights said on Friday that like it did in 2014, Israel was targeting family h…
popularresistance.org/israel-is-killing-women-and-children-in-gaza/

Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza
Tamara Nassar | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-15
Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."
electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/israel-kills-palestinians-west-bank-it-bombs-gaza

Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-15
According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…
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Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-15
According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…
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Sheikh Jarrah, Al Quds and the Right of Resistance
Fra Hughes | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 13, 2021 | Al Quds the red line | Al Quds or Jerusalem, is the red line for the Palestinian people, the diaspora, and the Arab collective. | It is the capital of Palestine and home to the third holiest shrine in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque. | Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque in Mecca to Al Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site for 16-17 months after his migration to Mecca. | So how did we get to this current impasse? | Jerusalem is in flames, Gaza is being bombed back to the ston…
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Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…
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Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…
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Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…
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Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…
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On the Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive, Casualties and Numbers of IDPs Rise
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-15
On Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Houses Destroyed over Its Residents and More Civilians Displaced In Excessive Use of Force during Suppression of Protests in Solidarity with Gaza and Jerusalem, IOF and Settlers Kill 11 Civilians and Wound 109 Others with Bullets in West Bank…
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Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2021-05-15
Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/turk…

The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
John Gilmore | america.cgtn.com | 2021-05-15
The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …
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2021-05-15: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-15). Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie. electronicintifada.net It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities. wsws.org According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

Fight Back (2021-05-15). Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire. fightbacknews.org According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-15). Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza. electronicintifada.net Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."

WSWS (2021-05-15). EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests. wsws.org The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'. popularresistance.org In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-15). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

Richard Becker (2021-05-15). 73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine. liberationnews.org May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba—the Catastrophe.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

repost (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-15). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Islamic Society of Monterey County (2021-05-15). Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Networker (2021-05-15). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Eds. (2021-05-15). Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms. mronline.org Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Sarah Aziza (2021-05-15). Can Palestinian Lives Matter? zcomm.org George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

_____ (2021-05-15). American And Palestinian Unionists Build International Solidarity. popularresistance.org Abdel-Al‚Äâ—‚Äâwho lives in occupied East Jerusalem‚Äâ—‚Äâis visiting Chicago this week at the invitation of the United Electrical Workers (UE), the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace to enlist the support of the U.S. labor movement in the Palestinian liberation struggle. He addressed standing-room-only audiences of rank-and-file unionists at last weekend's Labor Notes conference and again on Tuesday night at the local UE Hall. | A machine repair technician by trade, Abdel-Al has been a union activist for t…

J.B. Gerald (2021-05-15). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. dissidentvoice.org On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

The Conversation (2021-05-15). Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict. juancole.com By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan. southfront.org Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours. southfront.org Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution. wsws.org In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Macron government shifts further right after far-right generals' coup threats. wsws.org The government has made clear that there will be no legal repercussions for the far right's open threat of a military coup.

Global Voices (2021-05-15). Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle. juancole.com Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Stop Israeli terror in Palestine! Victory to the resistance! fightbacknews.org The Israeli occupiers of Palestine are adding to their long list of crimes. They are attempting to drive Palestinians from the homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem. Mobs of reactionary Zionist settlers are roaming the streets and attempting to murder Palestinian motorists. Israeli airstrikes are raining U.S.-made bombs on homes in Gaza. The death toll of Palestinians, including children, is mounting each day. The cruel and callous reality of the occupation is there for the whole world to see. The great South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela was entirely correct to identify Israeli apartheid…

The Conversation (2021-05-14). Protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel signal growing sense of a common struggle. juancole.com By Maha Nassar | — The world's attention has turned again to deadly scenes of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the launching of rockets by the militant group Hamas into Israel. It follows two weeks of protests in East Jerusalem against attempts to forcibly displace Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah and …

_____ (2021-05-14). Global Resistance: End The Nakba Now! popularresistance.org Palestine is under siege. Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes have hammered Gaza without relief, decimating homes, workplaces and media offices. As of Thursday, Israel had killed over 109 Palestinians, including 27 children, as the number of wounded soared to 580. A ground invasion is now underway. | Earlier in the week, Israel launched a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in occupied East Jerusalem, instituting a plan to forcibly evict some 2,000 Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Bustan. As residents rose up to defend their lives, livelihoods, and homes, the Israeli state responded with…

Richard Becker (2021-05-14). Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault. liberationnews.org In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or "mixed" cities inside the 1948 borders …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). More than 100 killed as Israel intensifies Gaza onslaught. electronicintifada.net Military admits it underestimated resistance groups' capacity.

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-14). "Gaza Will Burn": Israel's War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza. globalresearch.ca Late Wednesday, cabinet …

Juan Cole (2021-05-14). Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Michael E. Miller at WaPo report that Israeli air strikes on the densely populated urban areas of the Gaza Strip had by Thursday evening killed 109 Palestinians, among them 28 children, and had wounded 621 persons. The Israeli Air Force deliberately destroyed some of Gaza's …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). Israel is killing women and children in Gaza. electronicintifada.net Nightmare of 2014 repeated as families are bombed in their homes.

Donald Monaco (2021-05-14). The Siege of Gaza and the Fight for Jerusalem. globalresearch.ca Israel's ethnic cleansing …

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2021-05-14). Chicago and nationwide demonstrations demand end to attacks on Palestinians. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—A protest here by thousands against the Israeli attacks on Gaza was emblematic this week of actions that swept the nation's cities from coast to coast and of more marches and rallies expected this weekend. The mass gathering in downtown Chicago, condemning the Israeli violence against Palestinians both in Gaza and within the borders of …

Staff (2021-05-14). Global Calendar of Resistance: Join these events to defend Palestine! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinian resistance! There are currently 119 martyrs in Gaza, while the entire land of Palestine is rising, from the river to the sea, from Haifa to al-Lydd, from Gaza to Rafah, from Ramallah to Nablus, Umm al-Fahm, Yaffa, and, of course, Palestine's capital, Jerusalem, confronting the most brutal violence of the colonizer with steadfastness, struggle, and a revolutionary promise of a liberated fut…

Staff (2021-05-14). As Israel's Attack Mounts, Biden Says It's "Not Been a Significant Overreaction" truthout.org U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he doesn't believe Israel's onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip this week has been a "significant overreaction," remarks that came shortly before the Israeli military

Staff (2021-05-14). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. truthout.org As Israel continues to pummel the Palestinian people with bombs and artillery shot into Gaza from troops amassed along its borders in preparation for a ground invasion, the Biden administration has reaffirmed its unwavering support for Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinians. | Israel could not commit its crimes without the

Staff (2021-05-14). This Isn't a Civil War, It Is Settler-Colonial Violence. truthout.org Earlier this week, massive protests erupted in '48 Palestinian towns and cities. '48 Palestinians (known as "citizens" of Israel) had mobilized to protest the threat of expulsion facing Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem, and in protest of Israel's attack on al-Aqsa Mosque. | As Israel escalated its violence against the families in Sheikh Jarrah, worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramadan and in Gaza, '48 Palestinian protests escalated as well. Palestinians came out in their masse…

Fight Back (2021-05-14). 10,000 march in Chicago: Hands off Jerusalem. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice for Palestine in Chicago rallied and marched to the Israeli Consulate in Chicago May 12. 10,000 people from the Palestinian community and their supporters chanted, "Free, free Palestine!" And "Netanyahu, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" | A new chant seemed to tap into the emotion of the crowd: "The only solution, Intifada revolution!" | Overwhelmingly youth from the Arab community, the march was called in response to the attacks by Zionist mobs and Israeli police in Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation military in air strikes against the people of Gaza. As of…

Staff (2021-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2021. democracynow.org Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy Artillery, Eight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn", President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction", India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 Toll, Japan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer Olympics, CDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most Settings, Hackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware Attack, Active-Duty…

Staff (2021-05-14). Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. democracynow.org Palestinian scholar Hanan Ashrawi says Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support. "Israel has total license to use unbridled power to kill and destroy and maim and get away with it," Ashrawi says. We also speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says President Joe Biden's continued defense of Israeli actions reflects long-standing erasure and dehumanization of Palestinians. "One wonders what proportion you have to have of Arab deaths, of Palestinian deaths, ov…

Staff (2021-05-14). Watch Rep. Rashida Tlaib Blast U.S. Aid for Israel & Attack on Gaza in Dramatic House Floor Speech. democracynow.org As the death toll in Gaza reaches at least 119 amid Israel's escalation of its aerial assault, Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress, delivered a powerful speech on the House floor Thursday to denounce the violence and attempted erasure of the Palestinian people. "I am the only Palestinian American member of Congress now," Tlaib said. "I am a reminder to colleagues that Palestinians do indeed exist."

_____ (2021-05-14). Israel's Violence Shows Why Now Is The Time For BDS. popularresistance.org On the day that Israel was carrying out its remorseless pummelling of the Gaza Strip, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was using his Queen's Speech to announce a series of laws for the next year. | Included in Johnson's list were measures to disrupt the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel by banning public bodies from launching their own boycott campaigns. | The planned reform would seek to 'ensure a coherent approach to foreign relations' by stopping public bodies from 'imposing their own approach or views via boycott, divestment or sanctions campaigns.' | In…

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2021-05-15: Social Media Postees

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[Correspondence] Working upstream
Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00923-5/fulltext?rss=yes

This vile article in the Times shows us why we must unite to stamp out anti-GRT racism
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
On 15 May, the Times published an openly racist article by former Tory MP Matthew Parris. In the shocking article, Parris calls for the systematic eradication of the Traveller way of life, and the removal of the community's rights as an ethnic minority group. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community members, campaigners, and allies took to Twitter to call out the abhorrent article — and the mainstream media at large — for its consistent promotion and normalisation of anti-GRT racism. | The article: | According to the Equality and Hum…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/05/15/this-vile-article-in-the-times-shows-us-why-we-must-unite-to-stamp-out-anti-grt-racism/

Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/napo…

We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-15
Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/15/we-choose-human-rights-instead-roger-waters-on-israels-crimes-and-palestines-resistance/

Zionism, Israel & The Witch Hunt In UK Labour Party & Universities With Tony Greenstein
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Tony Greenstein a former member of the UK Labour Party was interviewed about the role of Zionists and Israel in the Labour Party and also in the witch hunt against professors in the United Kingdom. He also talks about the history of the Zionists working with rightwingers including Trump and the Nazis in the 1930's…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/13/18842484.php

Macron government shifts further right after far-right generals' coup threats
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The government has made clear that there will be no legal repercussions for the far right's open threat of a military coup.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/fran…

Previously deleted video shows fascist Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Representative Ocasio-Cortez's congressional office in 2019
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
In the previously uploaded February 2019 video, Greene, along with several other Trump supporters, taunted Ocasio-Cortez's staff from outside her locked office door.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/gree…

House Homeland Security Committee announces agreement on bipartisan commission to investigate January 6 coup attempt
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The commission bill continues the Democrats' feckless policy of "bipartisanship" and "unity" with a Republican Party that has overwhelmingly lined up behind the fascistic coup-plotter Trump.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/comm…

Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them–a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/15/soviet-jews-stand-with-israel-forever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soviet-jews-stand-with-israel-forever

Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF
news.un.org | 2021-05-15
More than 40 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior official with the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Saturday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/05/1092032

Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…
southfront.org/hamas-to-cease-rocket-attacks-on-tel-aviv-for-two-hours/

Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…
popularresistance.org/israel-doesnt-have-a-right-to-exist/

Thousands join the protest against Israeli attacks on Palestine
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
Thousands of people have gathered in central London to march in solidarity with the people of Palestine following the Israeli bombardment of Gaza and attacks in the West Bank. | Organisers say "immediate action" is needed by the UK Government to help end the "brutal" violence against the Palestinian people. | At midday on Saturday, demonstrators arrived at Hyde Park near Marble Arch to march to the Israeli embassy, holding banners and chanting. | People gather at Marble Arch in central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA) | "Free free Palestine": | Thousands of people marched through the park chanting "free, free…
thecanary.co/uk/2021/05/15/thousands-join-the-protest-against-israeli-attacks-on-palestine/

WFDY condemns Zionist occupation and violence on Nakba Day
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-15
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has released a statement marking the 73rd Anniversary of the Nakba denouncing the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ongoing horrific violence against Palestinians. | The YCL is Britain's affiliate to WFDY, one of over 180 progressive and anti-imperialist youth organisations from more than 100 countries that are members. WFDY organises campaigns as well as solidarity brigades in support of peace, self-determination for all people and social and economic progress. | This 15th of May, like every 15th of May since 1948, marks Nakba Day. Although it is a date th…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/15/wfdy-condemns-zionist-occupation-and-violence-on-nakba-day/

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842496.php

Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/15/palestinian-community-in-lydda-calls-for-international-protection-from-israeli-state-sanctioned-pogroms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=palestinian-community-in-lydda-calls-for-international-protection-from-israeli-state-sanctioned-pogroms

Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …
juancole.com/2021/05/kidnappers-children-brutalized.html

Israel Bombs Civilian Home in Gaza, Killing 8, Including 6 Children
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-15
Early Saturday morning, Israeli airstrikes targeted a residential building in the al-Shati refugee camp. According to the latest reports, the bombing killed at least eight people; two women and six children. | The airstrike wounded at least 20 other people, and the death toll could rise as rescue teams are searching the rubble of the three-story house, where several families lived. | A local resident said the Israelis…
news.antiwar.com/2021/05/14/israel-bombs-civilian-home-in-gaza-killing-8-including-6-children/

The Power of One
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2021-05-15
From Alaska to Israel, lone rebels are sitting in the streets. They are facing not only arrest but oncoming traffic, baffled onlookers, and potentially aggressive drivers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-power-of-one/

Gaza Split In U.S. Congress, But Who Cares?
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Illustrative image | The ongoing Gaza crisis has sparked a major split in the U.S. Congress. President Joe Biden remained silent during the first days of military escalation. Only on May 12th, speaking for the first time since violence started flaring, Biden took a pro-Israeli position, without even mentioning the Palestinians in his comments. | President's claims were treated like a betrayal of liberal values that his administration claims to promote all over the world. | Several Democratic members of the House of Representa…
southfront.org/gaza-split-in-u-s-congress-but-who-cares/

Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-15
According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/15/lebanese…

Danish police deal with Palestinian supporters violently
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — In a hostile move, Danish police violently arrested Palestinian supporters who were protesting in front of Israeli Embassy in Denmark and dispersed them with the tear gas.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173457/Danish-police-deal-with-Palestinian-supporters-violently

Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
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Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle
Global Voices | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …
juancole.com/2021/05/aggressive-palestinian-jerusalem.html

Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack which targeted the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights late on May 14. | The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…
southfront.org/mysterious-group-claimed-responsibility-for-rocket-attack-on-israeli-occupied-golan/

Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…
southfront.org/israeli-army-knocks-down-another-tower-in-gaza-after-deadly-rocket-attack-on-tel-aviv-videos-photos/

Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-15
It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/blowing-apart-monstrous-israeli-lie

UN Human Rights chief appeals for de-escalation in Israel-Palestine crisis
news.un.org | 2021-05-15
Amid increasing bloodshed and volatility in Gaza and Israel, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Saturday appealed for a de-escalation in tensions and urged all sides to respect international law.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/05/1092012

Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…
southfront.org/hamas-suicide-drone-mortars-targeted-israeli-kissufim-military-base-near-gaza-videos-photos/

EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/euro…

Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/isra…

Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/turk…

Houthi calls on Saudis to bomb Israel regime instead of Yemen
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee stressed that Saudi Arabia should stop bombing and invading Yemen and do so against the Zionist regime, which is bombing Palestine.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173455/Houthi-calls-on-Saudis-to-bomb-Israel-regime-instead-of-Yemen

Israeli air strike on Gaza City kills 10 as unrest spreads to the West Bank
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
An Israeli air raid in Gaza City has killed at least 10 Palestinians, mostly children, in the deadliest single strike since Israel began its most recent assault on Gaza. | There were widespread Palestinian protests on Friday in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli forces shot and killed 11 people. These attacks by Israel have raised the possibility of a new Palestinian "intifada", or uprising, at a time when there have been no peace talks in years. | . @antonioguterres calls for an immediate end to the fighting in Gaza and Israel, stressing th…
thecanary.co/global/2021/05/15/israeli-air-strike-on-gaza-city-kills-10-as-unrest-spreads-to-the-west-bank/

73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine
Richard Becker | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-15
May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba–the Catastrophe.
liberationnews.org/08-05-13-sixty-years-after-alnakba-in-html-2/

Letter from a Father in Gaza: Our Six-Year-Old can't block out the Sounds of Israel's Bombardment
Middle East Monitor | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
By Yasser Abu Jamei, MD | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — I am writing this letter looking at my terrified 6-year-old son, who keeps putting his hands over his ears trying block the sounds of Israel's bombardment, my two daughters, aged 13 and 10 and my wife. These faces show the anxiety of …
juancole.com/2021/05/sounds-israels-bombardment.html

Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-15
By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …
juancole.com/2021/05/mosque-often-conflict.html

Venezuelan FM calls on UN to take action on Palestine
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has called on the United Nations to take action in support of the Palestinian people.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173470/Venezuelan-FM-calls-on-UN-to-take-action-on-Palestine

Can Palestinian Lives Matter?
Sarah Aziza | zcomm.org | 2021-05-15
George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/can-palestinian-lives-matter/

Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine
Islamic Society of Monterey County | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842494.php

[Correspondence] Working upstream
Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00923-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…
southfront.org/hamas-to-cease-rocket-attacks-on-tel-aviv-for-two-hours/

Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine
repost | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/12/18842461.php

French police raid pro-Palestinian rally in Paris
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — French police blocked the way of protesters demonstrated the criminal act of the Zionist regime against Palestinians in Paris on Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173469/French-police-raid-pro-Palestinian-rally-in-Paris

Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine!
Networker | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842499.php

VIDEO: Thousands gather at Free Palestine rally in Sydney CBD
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Thousands of Australian people have marched through Sydney's CBD on Saturday for a Free Palestine rally.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173450/VIDEO-Thousands-gather-at-Free-Palestine-rally-in-Sydney-CBD

Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford
Peninsula Peace, Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Online event via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842500.php

Afghanistan cencures zionists' attacks on Palestinians
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Afghan FM Hanif Atmar Zionist regime's attacks on the Palestinian people.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173458/Afghanistan-cencures-zionists-attacks-on-Palestinians

Hoisting Zionist regime's flag in Vienna painful, shocking
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Stating Iran stands with Palestine, that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that hoisting the Zionist regime's flag over Vienna governmental offices is shocking and painful.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173437/Hoisting-Zionist-regime-s-flag-in-Vienna-painful-shocking

Palestine-Zionist conflic Direct Threat to Russia's security
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the escalating Zionist-Palestinian conflict a direct threat to Russia's security.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173467/Palestine-Zionist-conflic-Direct-Threat-to-Russia-s-security

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Editorial Team (2021-05-14). Sussex Police: serving Capitalism locally. challenge-magazine.org Brighton and East Sussex Branch, Young Communist League | YCL Brighton & East Sussex Branch expose the longstanding and institutional racism, sexism and brutality of Sussex Police. | On Saturday 13th March YCL members attended the Sarah Everard vigil along with 150 other people held at Valley Gardens. Mirroring the events at the vigil held in Clapham Common the same day, multiple police vans pulled up and officers began trying to disperse the crowd. Shocking footage was posted on social media showing police harassing and threatening members of the public. Despite the event proceeding safely and peacefully pr…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). The Year Of Open Letters: Retired US Generals And Admirals Warn Democracy Is Dying. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | If 2020 was the year of Black Lives Matter protests, and left-wing victories, 2021 is the year of open letters. | Following France, it is now the United States' turn. | On May 12th, Flag Officers 4 America

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-14). Biden Claims Israeli Attack on Gaza Is Not an 'Overreaction' as Onslaught Intensifies, Death Toll Mounts. commondreams.org "With its unconditional financial, military, and diplomatic support of the Israeli apartheid regime, the U.S. bears responsibility for the everyday violence of Israeli oppression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2021-05-14). Israel And The Crime Of Apartheid, What's New? popularresistance.org On April 27, Human Rights Watch released the report "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution." In over 200 pages of rigorous research, the authors establish why, under the 1973 Convention against Apartheid and 1998 Rome Statute, the race-based order through which Israel governs the Jewish and Palestinian population between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River amounts to the crimes of apartheid and persecution. The report follows an identical conclusion by the Israeli human rights group B'tselem that Israel's regime of Jewish supremacy amounts to apartheid. That the f…

_____ (2021-05-14). Meet The Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police On Breaking The National Strike. popularresistance.org Cali, Colombia – Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that stability for international capital means more instability for the tens of millions of Colombians struggling to put food on the table. | The country is already in dire economic straits — 43 percent of Colombi…

Dan Cohen (2021-05-14). Meet the Neo-Nazi advising Colombian police on how to break the National Strike. mronline.org Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it. | May 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Labor Video Project (2021-05-14). Zionism, Israel & The Witch Hunt In UK Labour Party & Universities With Tony Greenstein. indybay.org Tony Greenstein a former member of the UK Labour Party was interviewed about the role of Zionists and Israel in the Labour Party and also in the witch hunt against professors in the United Kingdom. He also talks about the history of the Zionists working with rightwingers including Trump and the Nazis in the 1930's…

_____ (2021-05-14). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. popularresistance.org International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…

Fight Back (2021-05-14). 10,000 march in Chicago: Hands off Jerusalem. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice for Palestine in Chicago rallied and marched to the Israeli Consulate in Chicago May 12. 10,000 people from the Palestinian community and their supporters chanted, "Free, free Palestine!" And "Netanyahu, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" | A new chant seemed to tap into the emotion of the crowd: "The only solution, Intifada revolution!" | Overwhelmingly youth from the Arab community, the march was called in response to the attacks by Zionist mobs and Israeli police in Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation military in air strikes against the people of Gaza. As of…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-05-14). Biden administration ends Trump-era rule, banning discrimination against transgender people in health care. nationofchange.org "Everyone — including LGBTQ people – should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period."

Staff (2021-05-14). Venezuelan Parliament Declares May 17 National Day Against LGBTQ Hatred. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 13, Venezuela's National Assembly unanimously approved a Draft Agreement to declare May 17 as a national day against hatred and all kinds of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Venezuela. In addition, the creation of a sub-committee attached to the Comprehensive Social Development Committee was announced, to be coordinated by deputy Niloha Delgado, to meet the demands of the LGBTQ community. | Delgado, president of the Gender Equality Subcommittee of the Permanent Committee for Comprehensive Social Development, outlined the discrimination suffere…

Emerson Sykes (2021-05-14). State Lawmakers Are Trying to Ban Talk About Race in Schools. aclu.org A nationwide attempt to censor discussions of race in the classroom is underway. In recent weeks, Republican lawmakers across the country have proposed bills banning teaching "divisive concepts" in K-12 public schools and in public colleges and universities. The new bills target efforts to provide education about gender and race discrimination, including

WSWS (2021-05-14). Fascist Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene threatens Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Greene shouting at the Democratic representative outside the House chamber, calling her a supporter of terrorism.

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-05-14). How Trump's "Abraham Accords" Inflamed Tensions by Marginalizing Palestinians and how Biden must hold Israel Accountable. juancole.com Oakland, CA (Special to Informed Comment) — Formal military units and street gangs are fighting it out separately throughout Israel, Palestine and the territories. Both Arab and right-wing Jewish street gangs have been fighting it out with each other AND cops. Nadav Eyal of the newspaper Yediot Ahronoth characterized it saying, "We are seeing the …

Juan Cole (2021-05-14). Shooting Fish in a Barrel. zcomm.org Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Israel's war crimes and the hypocrisy of "human rights" imperialism. wsws.org Washington's response to the death and repression wrought by the Israeli state against the Palestinians is an object lesson in the absolute cynicism of "human rights" imperialism.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). Israel Initially Confirms, Then Denies Ground Troops Entered Gaza. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning from the evening of May 13th, there's been conflicting reports of whether a ground invasion is going on in Gaza. | Initially, the Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed there are "troops on the ground"."I said that we will exact a very heavy price from Hamas, we are doing this, and we will continue to do so," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated. "The last word has not been said, and this operation will continue as long as necessary." | AFP:…

_____ (2021-05-14). The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah. strategic-culture.org Colonialism in Israel was, and remains, a state-run project, which ultimately aims at achieving the same objective that is being carried out in Sheikh Jarrah—the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians to ensure Jewish demographic majority. | By Ramzy BAROUD | There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories—one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis. | The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighborhood. | For weeks, thousands of Je…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Mounting death toll as Israel's war on Gaza escalates. wsws.org Sixteen thousand army reservists have been called up and ground forces sent to the border in preparation for a ground invasion…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). Why Israel won't win in Gaza. zcomm.org The will of a colonized people for liberation and self-determination cannot be crushed by military force, by siege, or any new technology from Israel's innovative labs of oppression…

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-14). Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It. counterpunch.org On April 22, more than 300 American lawmakers publicly pledged their unconditional loyalty to a foreign power. In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, the members of Congress cautioned against "reducing funding or adding conditions on" US welfare checks (totaling $3.8 billion annually) to Israel. The letter name-checks

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-14). Thoughts on Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine. counterpunch.org For Americans, Stan Goff perfectly summarized the situation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem today, and in Palestine generally for the last 54 years: "Establishment Democrats support ethnic cleansing… There is no Israeli-Palestinian 'conflict.' It's the decades-long military occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. I know I sound like a broken record, but

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-14). Roaming Charges: How Bio-Warfare Came to Colombia. counterpunch.org There's a theory that Israel controls US politics, that the most powerful war-making state the world has ever known is a mere puppet of Israel, institutionally incapable of asserting its own agenda in the Middle East. This is a convenient myth for both parties, since it makes Israel seem more powerful than it is and it tends to exculpate the US from direct complicity in ergregious human rights abuses. But in fact the US finances Israel. It is dependent on us. Its crimes are ours. We paid for them.

_____ (2021-05-14). Global Resistance: End The Nakba Now! popularresistance.org Palestine is under siege. Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes have hammered Gaza without relief, decimating homes, workplaces and media offices. As of Thursday, Israel had killed over 109 Palestinians, including 27 children, as the number of wounded soared to 580. A ground invasion is now underway. | Earlier in the week, Israel launched a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in occupied East Jerusalem, instituting a plan to forcibly evict some 2,000 Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Bustan. As residents rose up to defend their lives, livelihoods, and homes, the Israeli state responded with…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). U.S. Continues Blocking UNSC Statements On West Bank Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, the UN Security Council tried to hold a second emergency meeting on the escalating situation in the West Bank between Israel and Gaza. | A joint statement wasn't agreed due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally. | According to several sources, 14 of the 15 members of the Council were in favour of adopting a joint declaration aimed at reducing tension. | However, the United States saw th…

Staff (2021-05-14). As Israel's Attack Mounts, Biden Says It's "Not Been a Significant Overreaction" truthout.org U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he doesn't believe Israel's onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip this week has been a "significant overreaction," remarks that came shortly before the Israeli military

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Israeli air strikes in Gaza continue, at least 119 Palestinians including 31 children killed so far. peoplesdispatch.org Large scale protests against Israeli offensive are being organized inside occupied territories. Arab citizens of Israel are facing increased violence by Jewish settlers for their vocal opposition to the aggression…

commsdirector (2021-05-14). DSA Stands with Palestinians: from Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza and Beyond. dsausa.org The Democratic Socialists of America unequivocally condemns the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians everywhere, including the dispossession (aka illegal "evictions") of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, the ongoing racist violence by Israeli police and Jewish settlers, and Israel's latest bombardment, invasion, and murder of Palestinians in Gaza. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against…

Staff (2021-05-14). Zionist regime attacks target on Lebanese-Syrian border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Some Arab sources reported that Israeli forces have targeted a vehicle on the Lebanese-Syrian border.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Hamas Attacked Israeli Chemical Plant With 'Shehab' Suicide Drone. southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 14, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, announced that it had targeted an Israeli chemical plant. | In a brief statement, the Palestinian group said that the plant, which is located in the settlement of Nir Oz, was targeted with a Shehab Suicide drone. The group didn't provide further details on the attack. However, observers speculated that the target was the Nirlat chemical plant. | Israeli authorities issued drone infiltration al…

Staff (2021-05-14). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. truthout.org As Israel continues to pummel the Palestinian people with bombs and artillery shot into Gaza from troops amassed along its borders in preparation for a ground invasion, the Biden administration has reaffirmed its unwavering support for Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinians. | Israel could not commit its crimes without the

_____ (2021-05-14). Israel's Violence Shows Why Now Is The Time For BDS. popularresistance.org On the day that Israel was carrying out its remorseless pummelling of the Gaza Strip, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was using his Queen's Speech to announce a series of laws for the next year. | Included in Johnson's list were measures to disrupt the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel by banning public bodies from launching their own boycott campaigns. | The planned reform would seek to 'ensure a coherent approach to foreign relations' by stopping public bodies from 'imposing their own approach or views via boycott, divestment or sanctions campaigns.' | In…

Staff (2021-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2021. democracynow.org Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy Artillery, Eight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn", President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction", India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 Toll, Japan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer Olympics, CDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most Settings, Hackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware Attack, Active-Duty…

Staff (2021-05-14). This Isn't a Civil War, It Is Settler-Colonial Violence. truthout.org Earlier this week, massive protests erupted in '48 Palestinian towns and cities. '48 Palestinians (known as "citizens" of Israel) had mobilized to protest the threat of expulsion facing Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem, and in protest of Israel's attack on al-Aqsa Mosque. | As Israel escalated its violence against the families in Sheikh Jarrah, worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramadan and in Gaza, '48 Palestinian protests escalated as well. Palestinians came out in their masse…

Staff (2021-05-14). Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. democracynow.org Palestinian scholar Hanan Ashrawi says Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support. "Israel has total license to use unbridled power to kill and destroy and maim and get away with it," Ashrawi says. We also speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says President Joe Biden's continued defense of Israeli actions reflects long-standing erasure and dehumanization of Palestinians. "One wonders what proportion you have to have of Arab deaths, of Palestinian deaths, ov…

Moderator (2021-05-14). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. Israel… |

Global Research News (2021-05-14). Selected Articles: "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca By The massive concentration of wealth over the last few years has made it possible for a tiny handful of …

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-14). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian violence. america.cgtn.com Heavy fighting escalates between Israel and Hamas with no end in sight.

Ryan Grim (2021-05-14). As Israel Attacked Gaza, It Heard Something New: Opposition from Congress. zcomm.org Zionist fears of Democratic dissent have turned stale for years. The latest House speeches show that's changing…

Staff (2021-05-14). Zionist attacks on Gaza leave 113 martyred. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The death toll in Gaza rises to 113 by Friday morning as the Israeli regime boosts troops and tanks near the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Alice Rothchild (2021-05-14). The Nakba Continues. counterpunch.org The both-sides-have-their reasons-but-Israel-is-the-victim stories follow an expected pattern. Israeli Jews, still living in the shadow of the Holocaust, return to their rightful homes and then fight for every inch of what is justly theirs. They are repeatedly faced with intractable Arab terrorists who attack innocent civilians and must be crushed with all the might the Israeli military has at its disposal. Never Again!

news.un (2021-05-14). Civilian casualties climb, as UN chief calls on all parties to 'immediately cease' fighting in Gaza and Israel. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General on Friday issued an urgent appeal for all parties involved in this week's escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian enclave of Gaza, and Israel, to "immediately cease the fighting", or risk creating an "uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis".

Staff (2021-05-14). When Tel Aviv shakes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — While dealing with political problems inside, the Israeli regime is facing the most severe missile attack in its history.

Staff (2021-05-14). Africa voices solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Demonstrations are held in cities across East Africa to condemn the killings of Palestinian people by the Israeli regime.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Biden: Israel's Gaza Bombardment Is Not a 'Significant Overreaction'. news.antiwar.com As Israeli bombs are pounding Gaza, the US is standing firmly behind its ally. President Biden on Thursday "I have my intelligence community, the Defense Department, as well as the State Department … in contact with all of their counterparts, not only in Israel, but in the region, and one of the things I have seen thus far is there has not been a significant overreaction," Biden said. | Israel's bomb…

Jon Wiener (2021-05-14). Palestinian Lives, and Death: An Interview With Rachel Kushner. thenation.com Palestinian Lives, and Death: An Interview With Rachel Kushner…

The Conversation (2021-05-14). Protests by Palestinian Citizens in Israel Signal Growing Sense of a Common Struggle. latinorebels.com In towns across Israel, another important —and underreported— development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.

Staff (2021-05-14). Iran's Foreign Ministry issues statement on Nakba Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has released a statement on the occasion of the Nakba Day which marks the anniversary of the establishment of the illegitimate Zionist regime of Israel.

Juan Cole (2021-05-14). Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Michael E. Miller at WaPo report that Israeli air strikes on the densely populated urban areas of the Gaza Strip had by Thursday evening killed 109 Palestinians, among them 28 children, and had wounded 621 persons. The Israeli Air Force deliberately destroyed some of Gaza's …

Staff (2021-05-14). US Air Force plane deliveres secret cargo to Zionists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The US Air Force plane delivered a secret cargo to the Israeli regime on Friday morning.

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2021-05-13: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). The world stands with Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally…

_____ (2021-05-13). Palestinians Undeterred As Israeli State Unleashes Devastation. popularresistance.org Above photo: Worshippers pray at Al Aqsa Mosque on Eid in Jerusalem. From the Palestinian Information Center. Despite the recent escalation of attacks on Palestinian Muslims worshipping at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, tens of thousands of people attended prayers for Eid on Thursday, as the Palestinian Information Center reports: Occupied Jerusalem — Tens of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). Amid relentless Israeli offensive, Palestinians remain defiant. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli assault on Palestinians continued on Wednesday with fresh air strikes. Meanwhile, Palestinians and people across the world have risen in protest against the atrocities.

Israel Shahak (2021-05-13). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-13). Jerusalem to Gaza, Israeli Authorities' Escalation Highlights Reality of Apartheid, Persecution for Millions of Palestinians. juancole.com By Omar Shakir | Israel and Palestine Director | — ( Human Rights Watch) — Forcible takeovers of homes, brutal suppression of demonstrators, places of worship under assault, identity-based communal violence, indiscriminate rocket attacks, children killed in strikes: what to make of the dizzying headlines out of Israel and Palestine in recent days? Without doubt, …

Staff (2021-05-13). VIDEO: Hundreds protest in Chicago in support of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Chicago on Wednesday as tensions in the Middle East continue to build between the Israeli regime and Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-13). Eid al-Fitr prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Palestinian Information Center reported that more than 100,000 Palestinians performed Eid prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque despite recent Israeli attacks.

Staff (2021-05-13). 100K Palestinians perform Eid prayers in Al-Aqsa mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed Eid al-Fitr prayers today, Thursday, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the restrictions imposed by the Israeli regime police.

Staff (2021-05-13). Imran Khan expresses solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan stands with the people of Palestine, denouncing the recent massacre in the Gaza Strip by the Zionist forces.

_____ (2021-05-13). Israel's Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa. strategic-culture.org There is every reason to believe the tragic (and seemingly unbelievable) scenario that one of Jerusalem's holiest sites, and one of the world's most revered monuments, could soon lay ruined in ashes as Zionist forces smile in satisfaction. | By Miko PELED | As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. | These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in…

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-13). Without US Aid, Israel Wouldn't Be Killing Palestinians En Masse. zcomm.org To understand the roots of the current escalation, one must examine the U.S.-backed, foundational Israeli government policy of using strategies of "terror and expulsion" in an effort to expand its territory by killing and displacing Palestinians…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-13). Israel vows that "Gaza will burn" zcomm.org Israel's war cabinet approved plans to broaden the bombing campaign, which has killed dozens of Palestinians so far, including children…

Rashida Tlaib (2021-05-13). Palestinians using prayer mats as stretchers. zcomm.org For too long, Americans—and many heads of state across the Arab world—have looked away from the racist and violent environment that Palestinians have to endure every day…

John Wojcik (2021-05-13). Dark cloud over Ramadan as Israel intensifies attacks on Gaza. peoplesworld.org The right-wing extremist Israeli regime of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is sending more bombers into skies over Gaza, toppling buildings, and killing growing numbers of innocent civilians as the Islamic holy days of Ramadan draw to a close. The relentless escalation of attacks continues to defy what many Palestinians and others in the Middle East …

Gershon Baskin (2021-05-13). The Israeli-Palestinian conflict's cycle of absurdity. zcomm.org Netanyahu is determined to prevent a different regime from emerging in this country, regardless of how many Israelis he puts at risk, or how many Palestinians are killed…

Staff (2021-05-13). It's apartheid. Naked, unabashed apartheid. therealnews.com No more wishy-washy doublespeak about "clashes" between Israeli forces and the Palestinians they're brutalizing and expelling from their homes. No more pretending "both sides" have equal power. The evil of apartheid is staring us in the face—call it by its name.

The Socialist Program (2021-05-13). PODCAST: Stand with Palestine as Palestine Stands Together. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the assault being waged by the Israeli military on Palestinians following intense fascist attacks and ethnic cleansing efforts directed against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem by ultra-right settlers.

Staff (2021-05-13). Number of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Bombings Rises to 53, Including 14 Children. orinocotribune.com The bombings on Gaza Strip have left more than 300 injured and a number of buildings severely damaged. | The massive bombardments by Israeli air forces against the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza Strip has left 53 Palestinians dead, including 14 minors, and over 300 injured, while the international community has called for a cessation of hostilities. | The Gaza Ministry of Health has indicated in its latest report that among the fatalities there are 14 children, and so far there 320 injuries have been reported. At least eight more Palestinians have died in bombardments carried out by Israel during the last…

Fight Back (2021-05-13). 1000 Minnesotans take the streets to protest attacks on Palestine. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On May 11, around 1000 people turned out to protest at U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office in Minneapolis in response to Israeli attacks on Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem and air raids on Gaza. The protest was organized as an emergency response action by the Minnesota chapter of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP-MN). | Recent weeks saw the Israeli regime move forward with attempts to evict and ethnically cleanse more than 70 Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, giving the homes to illegal Israeli settlers. With daily Palestinian protests growing in size, Isr…

_____ (2021-05-13). From Palestine To Colombia: The End Of The White World Colonial/Capitalist Project? popularresistance.org The world is shocked by the image of an eleven-story residential building in Gaza collapsing from a bomb dropped by the Israeli Defense Force, one of the most advanced armies in the world thanks to U.S. support. But in the U.S., Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate and now candidate for mayor of New York, proudly proclaims that he stands with the heroic people of Israel who are under attack from the vicious, occupied Palestinians who have no army, no rights, and no state. | But as politically and morally contradictory as Yang's sentiments might appear to be for many, the alternative world of Western liberal…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-13). South African social movement Abahlali baseMjondolo: The blood of the Palestinians is our blood. liberationnews.org This statement in solidarity with Palestine was issued by Abahlali baseMjondolo, a major social movement in South Africa fighting for the rights of the poor who are struggling against forced displacement and for the right to dignified housing.

Middle East Monitor (2021-05-13). Did Israel Exacerbate the situation in Gaza to shift attention from its Sheikh Jarrah evictions? juancole.com By Yousef A-Helou | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — It seems it is the fate of Palestinians to face the worst of apartheid policies under Israel's military occupation. Denial of rights, dispossessions, expulsions, evictions, ID confiscations, house demolitions, land grabs, airstrikes, tank shelling, targeted assassinations, warships, refugees, military occupation. These are terms among …

WSWS (2021-05-13). Stop Israel's war on Gaza, ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem. wsws.org The Netanyahu regime has killed dozens of Palestinians in Gaza and wounded hundreds more in clashes around the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Staff (2021-05-13). Palestinians Face Mob Attacks Inside Israel as Assault on Gaza Escalates. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @theIMEU | Televised images of Israeli mobs attacking Palestinians have been widely denounced by Israeli media and public figures, but Palestinian writer Budour Hassan says the selective outrage ignores decades of occupation that have led to this point. "There is some mention of these lynch mobs that are attacking Palestinians in mixed cities. What is not mentioned is who emboldened these lynch mobs. We're talking about state-sponsored, decades-long discrimination, isolation a…

Staff (2021-05-13). "Lynch Mobs": Palestinians Face Brutal Attacks Inside Israel as Assault on Gaza Escalates. democracynow.org Televised images of Israeli mobs attacking Palestinians have been widely denounced by Israeli media and public figures, but Palestinian writer Budour Hassan says the selective outrage ignores decades of occupation that have led to this point. "There is some mention of these lynch mobs that are attacking Palestinians in mixed cities. What is not mentioned is who emboldened these lynch mobs. We're talking about state-sponsored, decades-long discrimination, isolation and erasure that emboldened these groups," says Hassan, legal researcher for the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights, who joins us from Naz…

Staff (2021-05-13). "The Scene Is Horrific": Gazans Trapped as Israel Escalates Bombing, Killing Dozens in the Territory. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has reached at least 83, including 17 children, and hundreds of people have been injured, as Israel's aerial bombardment of the besieged territory continues. Israel is now sending troops to the Gaza border for a possible ground invasion as many Palestinians are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Biden administration on Wednesday gave Israel a green light to continue its assault, and Israel has reportedly rejected calls for an immediate ceasefire, despite growing international condemnation. Issam Adwan, Gaza project manager for We Are Not Numbers, a yo…

Staff (2021-05-13). Nathan Thrall on the Historic Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Control from the River to the Sea. democracynow.org We look at the crisis unfolding in Israel-Palestine with Nathan Thrall, former director of the Arab-Israeli Project at the International Crisis Group and writer now based in Jerusalem, who says despite a buildup of Israeli troops on the Gaza border, Israel wants to avoid a ground invasion of the besieged territory and return to the status quo that existed before the latest round of violence. "Israel's preference and its policy is to have Hamas remain in control of its little island of Gaza after this is finished," Thrall says.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-13). Jews Against the Occupation: 'The time for impunity for Israel is over'. greenleft.org.au Jews against the Occupation condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the current attacks on Palestinians in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-13). AOC Says Biden's Refusal to Condemn Israeli Attacks on Palestinians 'Takes a Side—the Side of Occupation'. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Biden for failing to acknowledge "what precipitated this cycle of violence—namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al-Aqsa." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2021-05-13). Medical Apartheid: From Israel/Palestine to Canada. mronline.org Canada has a long history of humanitarian hypocrisy with regard to racial and ethnic discrimination. During World War II, "none is too many" referred to European Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi Germany who were refused admission and sent back to Germany. | May 13, 2021…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-13). °APOYA A PALESTINA! °Di NO al apartheid! °àönete a una protesta en tu área u organice una! answercoalition.org &nbsp…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-13). Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah. counterpunch.org For weeks, thousands of Jewish extremists have targeted Palestinian communities in Jerusalem's Old City. Their objective is the removal of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. They are not acting alone. Their riots and rampages are directed by a well-coordinated leadership composed of extremist Zionist and Jewish groups, such as the Otzma Yehudit party and the Lehava Movement. Their unfounded claims, violent actions and abhorrent chant "Death to the Arabs" are validated by Israeli politicians, such as Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir and the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Arieh King.

Editor (2021-05-13). Workers World Party says: Free Gaza & Palestine! Stop U.S. aid to Israel! workers.org Protest against U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza, May 12 in Times Square, New York City. Workers World Party condemns in the strongest terms the genocidal assault by the Zionist Israeli military on the people of Gaza — called the largest open-air prison in the world and located in Occupied Palestine. . . . |

Staff (2021-05-13). OIC should play more active role in Palestine developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation should play a more active role in the recent developments in Palestine because this organization was created primarily for the Palestinian crisis.

Joe Glenton (2021-05-13). While Palestine burns and Ballymurphy weeps, warmongers Blair and Campbell enjoy a breakfast TV catch-up. thecanary.co This week saw Palestine under Israeli bombardment once again. Nearer home, an inquest Campbell, now the host of Good Morning Britain, had a

Staff (2021-05-13). Headlines for May 13, 2021. democracynow.org Gaza Death Toll Soars Amid Israeli Airstrikes as Israeli Troops Mass for Ground Invasion, U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Israel-Palestine as Biden Asserts Israel's "Right to Defend Itself", Chanting "Death to Arabs," Israeli Mobs Attack Arab-Owned Businesses and Assault Driver, India Reports Another 4,100 COVID-19 Deaths as Cases Begin to Decline in Delhi , Nurses Honor 400 Colleagues Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19, Call for More Protections, U.S. COVID Numbers Fall as Doctors Debate Vaccinating Kids Ahead of Vulnerable People Abroad, U.N. Calls for Doubling Global Vaccine Production as Some Countries Have Yet…

Yousef Munayyer (2021-05-13). A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine. thenation.com A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine…

John Nichols (2021-05-13). Trump's Obsessive Attacks Won't Silence Ilhan Omar's Defense of Palestinian Human Rights. thenation.com Trump's Obsessive Attacks Won't Silence Ilhan Omar's Defense of Palestinian Human Rights…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Statement in Solidarity with the People of Palestine in their Struggle Against the Settler Colonial State of Israel. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-13). Palestinian Solidarity Demonstrations Erupt Worldwide as Israeli Violence Intensifies. commondreams.org "It's up to us to keep demonstrating and keep hammering home that people will not sit back and tolerate Israel's system of apartheid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-13). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

repost (2021-05-13). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Israel Leaves 83 Dead, Hundreds of Properties Destroyed in Gaza. telesurenglish.net As a result of the worst escalation of violence in seven years, Gaza dawned on Thursday with images similar to those seen in the wars of 2008, 2012, and 2014. | RELATED: | The streets and public spaces are practically empty. Most of the two million inhabitants remain confined to homes that cannot protect them from Israeli bombardment. Only a few hundred people have come out to participate in the burials of members of Al Qasam, the armed wing of…

A Guest Author (2021-05-13). Statement from General Secretary of Palestinian Democratic Youth Union. workers.org On May 12 the General Secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Youth Union issued the following statement. The General Secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Youth Union condemns the most severe criminal attacks launched by the Israeli army, using the most powerful air force in the world, against the besieged Gaza Strip, . . . |

Staff (2021-05-13). Resistance to continue attacks if Israel not stop its attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said that as long as the Zionist regime does not stop its attacks on Quds and Gaza Strip, the Resistance will intensify its attacks on the occupied territories.

Staff (2021-05-13). Shockingly equation to be made if Zionists don't stop attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for the International Affairs believes if the Zionists do not stop their attacks on Gaza, the Palestinian Resistance will create a shocking equation.

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-13). Limpieza étnica y política de la Nakba en Palestina. globalizacion.ca Durante varios días ha habido informes de enfrentamientos en Jerusalén entre la población palestina que protesta y la policía israelí. Al momento de redactar esta nota, se habla de 87 palestinos asesinados por Israel en Gaza, entre ellos 18 niños…

Jake Johnson (2021-05-13). Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza. zcomm.org "The violence in Israel and Gaza must end," said U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "Congress and President Biden must act immediately. No one wins with war."

Staff (2021-05-13). The US Must Finally Acknowledge That Israel Is an Apartheid State. truthout.org The Israeli military's latest airstrikes on Gaza have already

Jake Johnson (2021-05-13). Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Biden administration …

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