April 2019, Week 2

April 2019, Week 2
Monday

04.08.2019 Trump designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as terrorist group Reuters/Haaretz. One day before the Israeli elections, and one day after returning from the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of designating another country’s military as a terrorist organization. Heightening tensions in the Middle East.

04.08.2019 Trump admin refuses to discuss Netanyahu’s remarks on annexing West Bank Haaretz by Amir Tobin.

04.08.2019 Netanyahu 2019: Radicalized by Obama, unleashed by Trump Haaretz by Chemi Shalev.

04.08.2019 How Israel’s resurgent right wing killed politics, silenced the left, and pushes autocracy-or theocracy Haaretz by Hagar Shezaf. byline: ‘In Israel’s Orwellian elections, national ‘unity’ means no Arabs, self-censorship is rife, ‘freedom’ is vague, and fear is a core political asset.

04.08.2019 Israeli settler rams vehicle into Palestinian on route 60 Maan News. Another hit and run terrorist attack by Israeli Jewish colonist. The Palestinian, Hamza Najajra is in critical condition with head injuries.

04.08.2019 Israel prevents opening of agricultural road in Yatta Maan News.

04.08.2019 2 Palestinians injured as Israeli settlers raid Jibiya village Maan News. Rock throwing Jewish colonists attacked the village. Young villagers threw rocks back at them and drove them away from the village back to their colony.

04.08.2019 Minors among 19 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces Maan News. Night and fog raids across the West Bank again last night. Young victims included a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old who was injured.

04.08.2019 Israeli forces detain 3 youths in Jerusalem Maan News. This was on Monday afternoon, not to be confused with the 19 Palestinians arrested in the night and fog raids above.

04.08.2019 Israeli settlers seal door of Jerusalem mosque for 3rd time Maan News. Thugs smeared adhesive and pounded nails into the door lock again.

04.08.2019 Israel to impose general closure on West Bank and Gaza Maan News. Israel will close all checkpoints and border crossings to Palestinians from midnight Monday to Midnight Wednesday during Israeli elections. Palestinians in the occupied territories aren’t allowed to vote in Israeli elections anyway, but the closures make it so people can’t get to work, get home, to the hospital, to school, etc.

04.08.2019 Dozens of animals evacuated from Gaza zoo to sanctuaries Maan News. Gaza zoo animals in Raffah were under inadequate/incompetent care. So, the zoo manager, “posted video footage of a lioness being unprofessionally declawed.” After that, animal rescue group, Four Paws, stepped in to help and is taking 40 of the animals to better homes in Jordan and South Africa.

Tuesday
04.09.2019 Israel election 2019: ‘Arab turnout at historic low’; Netanyahu defends hidden cameras in Arab polling stations Haaretz. Multiple parties accusing each other of malfeasance. Disappearing ballots, social media claims that opposition candidates have withdrawn or will not make the election threshold so it’s a waste to vote for them.
Voter turnout is low. Arab turnout is historic low due to disenfranchisement, and intimidation. Article shows billboards for Arab candidates spray painted with ‘Death to Arabs’ in Hebrew. Netanyahu’s Likud party placed 1,200 hidden cameras at Arab polling stations. Netanyahu defended the tactic saying cameras should be everywhere. Some Arab residents of East Jerusalem were assigned polling stations more than 30 minutes away and there’s only one neighborhood in East Jerusalem, Beit Safafa, where Arabs are eligible to vote in Israeli elections.

04.09.2019 Israeli missile targets agricultural lands in central Gaza Maan News. Today the Israelis used a drone to fire a missile into Gaza farmland. No reason given.

04.09.2019 Students, teachers suffocate as Israeli forces target Hebron schools Maan News. The Jewish state gassed children again today. Four elementary schools targeted were Hebron Elementary, Kadijia Ben Khweiled, al-Hajirya, and Tareq Ben Ziad. Occupation troops also fired concussion grenades at the schools.

04.09.2019 Over 100 Palestinian prisoners commence open hunger strike Maan News. Inmates say the Israeli prison system is using electronic jamming frequencies within the prison that is making them sick, with headaches, dizziness, and which is linked to cancer. Prisoners also want adequate medical care, an end to being attacked in their cells by Jewish guards, and visits from their families.

04.09.2019 Putin speaks out on U.S. recognition of Golan as Israeli territory Maan News. On Monday Vladimir Putin reiterated Russia’s position that supports the UN Security Council’s view that Israel’s annexation of the Golan is illegitimate.

04.09.2019 Yet another senator from Israel The Unz Review by Philip Giraldi. Former CIA analyst Giraldi calls out Cory Booker’s masquerade as a liberal as Booker panders shamelessly to the Israel lobby and Jewish financial donors. Booker has: attacked BDS, lobbied Black congress people not to boycott Netanyahu’s speech at congress, made multiple trips to Israel, and made such servile, groveling remarks about his love for the Jewish state (several quoted in the article) that they would be over the top for Israeli politicians to make about Israel.

04.09.2019 ‘I won, and in the Holy Land!’ Prepping for Eurovision, Tel Aviv hosts the Gay Games Haaretz by Avishalom Halutz.

04.09.2019 al-Quds University wins 1st place in Hult Prize Regional summit Maan News. Palestinian Hult Prize in was held in Ramallah among 32 teams. This year’s theme, “How to secure 10 thousand job opportunities to fight global unemployment.” The Al-Quds team will go on the represent Palestine in the London Business Accelerator.

04.09.2019 Israel election 2019: ‘Arab turnout at historic low’; Netanyahu defends hidden cameras in Arab polling stations Haaretz. Multiple parties accusing each other of malfeasance. Disappearing ballots, social media claims that opposition candidates have withdrawn or will not make the election threshold so it’s a waste to vote for them.
Voter turnout is low. Arab turnout is historic low due to disenfranchisement, and intimidation. Article shows billboards for Arab candidates spray painted with ‘Death to Arabs’ in Hebrew. Netanyahu’s Likud party placed 1,200 hidden cameras at Arab polling stations. Netanyahu defended the tactic saying cameras should be everywhere. Some Arab residents of East Jerusalem were assigned polling stations more than 30 minutes away and there’s only one neighborhood in East Jerusalem, Beit Safafa, where Arabs are eligible to vote in Israeli elections.

04.09.2019 Israeli missile targets agricultural lands in central Gaza Maan News. Today the Israelis used a drone to fire a missile into Gaza farmland. No reason given.

04.09.2019 Students, teachers suffocate as Israeli forces target Hebron schools Maan News. The Jewish state gassed children again today. Four elementary schools targeted were Hebron Elementary, Kadijia Ben Khweiled, al-Hajirya, and Tareq Ben Ziad. Occupation troops also fired concussion grenades at the schools.

04.09.2019 Over 100 Palestinian prisoners commence open hunger strike Maan News. Inmates say the Israeli prison system is using electronic jamming frequencies within the prison that is making them sick, with headaches, dizziness, and which is linked to cancer. Prisoners also want adequate medical care, an end to being attacked in their cells by Jewish guards, and visits from their families.

04.09.2019 Yet another senator from Israel The Unz Review by Philip Giraldi. Former CIA analyst Giraldi calls out Cory Booker’s masquerade as a liberal as Booker panders shamelessly to the Israel lobby and Jewish financial donors. Booker has: attacked BDS, lobbied Black congress people not to boycott Netanyahu’s speech at congress, made multiple trips to Israel, and made such servile, groveling remarks about his love for the Jewish state (several quoted in the article) that they would be over the top for Israeli politicians to make about Israel.

04.09.2019 ‘I won, and in the Holy Land!’ Prepping for Eurovision, Tel Aviv hosts the Gay Games Haaretz by Avishalom Halutz.

04.09.2019 al-Quds University wins 1st place in Hult Prize Regional summit Maan News. Palestinian Hult Prize in was held in Ramallah among 32 teams. This year’s theme, “How to secure 10 thousand job opportunities to fight global unemployment.” The Al-Quds team will go on the represent Palestine in the London Business Accelerator.

Wednesday
04.10.2019 Israeli settlers spray graffiti on Palestinian property near Ramallah Maan News. Jewish colonists spray paint vehicles and buildings again.

04.10.2019 In video—Israeli forces detain Palestinian woman at Jerusalem checkpoint Maan News. Jewish news outlets say the woman is accused of threatening a group of armed soldiers with a knife. No injuries reported.

04.10.2019 In video—Israeli forces seal off Damascus Gate, detain Palestinian teens Maan News. Occupation troops sealed off a main entrance to Jerusalem’s old city claiming something was suspicious, and stopping residents from getting between homes/work/schools. Local people subjected to long waits, body searches, interrogations and assaults.

04.10.2019 Minors among 14 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces Maan News. Among the 14 people dragged from their beds in the night and fog raids were: a 13-year-old, 3 14-year-olds, 1 15-year-old, 3 17-year-olds, and two unidentified kids.

04.10.2019 Israel to seclude al-Arraub refugee camp, Biet Ummar town Maan News. Israel planning to seize hundreds more acres of Palestinian lands.

04.10.2019 Israeli bulldozers raze, level lands in Gaza Maan News.

04.10.2019 Israel delivers demolition notices to 13 Issawija homes Maan News. The Jewish state served notice that it intends to make 13 more Arab families homeless in Jerusalem.

In Israel the big news is that Netanyahu won the Prime Minister election again-for the fifth time. Here are some of today’s headlines in Haaretz:
04.10.2019 Israeli election: Netanyahu celebrates his Bibistan as the left wakes up to the dawn of an old and darker day by Chemi Shalev.
04.10.2019 With Netanyahu victory, it’s time we admit Israel has become a dictatorship by Bradley Burston. [Classic Bradley.]
04.10.2019 In the age of Bibi—Israel votes extreme.
04.10.2019 Netanyahu—the political genius leading Israel into the abyss.
04.10.2019 Netanyahu’s incitement against Arabs in 2015 proved a big success in Israel’s 2019 election. by Noa Landau.
04.10.2019 12 Take aways from Israel’s looniest elections that Netanyahu just won by Chemi Shalev. One of the take-aways is that if Bibi could win Israel again in 2019, Trump could win the U.S. again in 2020.
04.10.2019 Lieberman in, Bennett out: winners and losers in the 2019 Israeli election by Chaim Levinson. Lieberman has advocated for beheading those Israel labels terrorists.
04.10.2019 Netanyahu’s next coalition: annexation for immunity from incitement Aluf Benn. Predicts that Bibi will go after immunity from corruption charges against himself, and annex parts of West Bank.

04.10.2019 Egypt pulls out of U.S. led effort to form ‘Arab NATO’: report The Hill by Zach Budryk. This is a Zionist/U.S. supported plan to create a Saudi led bloc that would be aligned against Iran. The Eqyptians are backing out because they don’t want to piss-off Iran without an actual plan of how this thing is supposed to work. They also don’t trust the Trump administration to do what it says, don’t know if he’s going to be re-elected, and if he isn’t, don’t know that his successor would follow through with support. [In addition, countries in the region are looking at what Saudi Arabia has done to Yemen. They don’t trust the Saudis any more than they trust Iran, and nobody in the region trusts the United States as far as they could throw it anymore.]

04.10.2019 Madonna’s Israel trip for Eurovision finale has billionaire banker aiming to bolster country’s image Billboard by David Caspy. Madonna is managed by Israeli-American Guy Oseary. Jewish Canadian billionaire, Sylvan Adams reportedly put up $1.35 million for Madonna to perform at Eurovison in Israel next month.

Thursday
04.11.2019 Election campaign just got a lot darker: Israeli designer shows candidates in the underworld. Haaretz by Naoma Ribe. Artist Jan Clayman has drawn amazing, disturbing caricatures of Israeli leaders as eyeless zombies in the underworld. He says, “Most of them don’t see us, we’re nothing to them.” It may be the best commentary—not only of the Israeli elections but also of America’s, Russia’s, China’s and many other countries around the world.

04.11.2019 Israel election 2019: Netanyahu, more emboldened than ever, will do anything to stop indictment Haaretz by Yosai Verter. Looks back at Netanyahu’s 2015 victory as a predictor of what he will do to get out of the corruption charges against him.

04.11.2019 In video—Israeli minister, settlers storm al-Aqsa compound Maan News. Israeli Agriculture Minister, and religious zealot, Uri Ariel does more provocations at the Mosque by tramping around with a group of colonists under the protection of Jewish occupation troops. ‘Stormed’ is not really a good descriptor. More like Uri Ariel walking around being a jerk again.

04.11.2019 American Jews, don’t walk away from Israel Haaretz by Debra Shushan. Israel supporter asking American Jews to keep supporting Israel even as it is showing what it has turned into.

04.11.2019 Palestinians suffocate with tear-gas during Sabasitya clashes Maan News. Jewish occupation troops choked the people with gas again.

04.11.2019 Israeli forces seal off al-Fawawar refugee camp Maan News. Occupation troops put a gate across the camp’s main entrance to prevent vehicle traffic. They also raided Palestinian homes in the village.

04.11.2019 Israeli forces confiscate Palestinian owned vehicles from Beit Unmar Maan News. Without giving a reason, occupation troops stole four Palestinian cars.

04.11.2019 Israel converts historic mosque into a bar and events hall Middle East Monitor.

04.11.2019 Israeli navy opens fire at Gazan fishermen Maan News. Jewish state gunboats shot at fishermen again to dive them ashore without their catch.

04.11.2019 PR firm behind Likud’s hidden cameras in Arab polling sites boasts of lowering voter turnout. Haaretz by Noa Landau. On voting day Netanyahu’s party leaked that they had places 1,200 hidden cameras at Arab polling sites during the election to intimidated Arabs away from the polls. It worked.

04.11.2019 An Arab NATO in the making Jerusalem Post/the Media Line by Dema Abumaria. Following an April 08, 2019 meeting in Ridya, Saudi Arabia, the Saudi/U.S. entity want to pit Sunni Muslim Arabs against Shiite Muslim Arabs. A Lebanese political analyst pointed out that at this point the ‘Arab NATO’ is still an idea with no structure. The idea has been actively promoted in Middle East through shuttle diplomacy by Zionists Jarad Kushner and Jason Greenblatt.

Friday
04.12.2019 15-year-old Gazan killed by live Israeli gunfire Haaretz by Jack Khoury Jewish snipers, firing from the safety of military towers, armored vehicles, and earthworks on the Israeli side. Shot numerous unarmed Palestinian protesters with live ammunition [later reported to be 17 people] today including young Mousa abu Shouf who they shot in the stomach with live ammunition to kill him. Jewish troops also choked the people with gas, fired concussion grenades at the crowds.

04.12.2019 Palestinian injured, dozens suffocate with tear gas in Kafr Qaddum Maan News. Occupation troops fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, choking gas, and concussion grenades at the local people again.

04.12.2019 Israeli navy opens fire at Gaza fishermen Maan News.

04.12.2019 Palestinian prisoners enter 5th day of hunger strike Maan News. Over 100 inmates being held in Jewish state prisons are on a hunger strike to protest being held with out charge or trial, beatings by guards, and to stop Israel from using electronic frequencies within the prisons that the prisoners say gives them headaches, dizziness and is linked to cancer.

04.12.2019 2 Palestinians injured, 7 detained during Israeli raids Maan News. Night and fog raids again. More dragged from their beds in the occupied territories.

04.12.2019 Israel’s attempt to reach the moon fails Middle East Monitor. The Jewish state’s $100 million moon shot crashed on the moon on the moon today. Lots of people on the internet making fun of Israel trying to occupy the moon with comments like, Israel claims the moon is part of the historic Jewish homeland.

Saturday
04.13.2019 Syrian air defense intercepts Israeli attack on military position, state media says Haaretz by Jack Khoury. Israeli bombed Syria again last night and violated Lebanese airspace to make their approach and fire from. Varying reports as to how many injured.

04.13.2019 U.S. denies entry to BDS founder Omar Barghouti Haaretz by Noa Landau. [Here’s another dramatic fail brought to us by the ‘Israel Lobby Never Learns Department’. Barghouti was going to the U.S. for his daughter’s wedding and to make a short speaking tour while he was here. Instead of a few hundred people seeing him, millions are seeing this mean spirited collusion between Israel supporters and the Trump administration. Stopping a man from walking his daughter down the aisle.]

Omar Barghouti is a founder and leader of the non-violent boycott of Israel BDS. His daughter lives in the U.S. She’s getting married. Between Israeli influence and the Trump administration, Barghouti doesn’t get to be at the wedding, or go on his speaking tour, except he’s doing the speaking tour, and interviews and appearing by computer screen with abundant publicity provided by the Israel Lobby.

04.13.2019 Trump assails Ilhan Omar with video of 9/11 attacks New York Times by Maggie Haberman. Donald Trump released a video tweet in which his handlers infused images of Ilhan Omar with images of the burning world trade center in 2001. Trump tweeted, ‘We will never forget.’[Apparently he forgets that the attackers were from Saudi Arabia which he has numerous business ties to.]

04.13.2019 Trump under fire over his remarks on Ilhan Omar Middle East Monitor. Bernie Sanders wrote, “Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.”
Elizabeth Warren wrote, “The President is inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. and any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has staunchly defended Omar, who was receiving death threats from Trump supporters even before this last incitement. [other articles note that Beto O’Rourke (D-Tx) and Jay Inslee (D-Wa) also defended Omar publicly]

04.13.2019 Palestinian youth shot, injured as Israeli settlers attack Burin Maan News. Young man shot in the thigh while trying to defend his village from Jewish colonists who were supported by occupation troops. Reports vary as to whether the youth was shot by a colonist or an occupation trooper.

04.13.2019 Israeli forces deliver summons notices to 3 Palestinians Maan News. Jewish occupation troops raided several Beit Ummar homes, searched them, and gave people summons’ to report for interrogation. No reason given for why.

04.13.2019 In video—Israeli forces assault journalists, injure youth in Hebron city Maan News. Young man shot in the head with rubber coated steel bullet as occupation troops choked the people with gas.

04.13.2019 WHO calls for protection of health workers, facilities in Gaza Maan News. World Health Organization has recorded unprecedented “466 attacks on health care in Gaza since the start of the, ‘Great March of Return’ on 30th March, 2018.” WHO reports 3 medic deaths, 731 health workers injured, and 104 ambulances, 6 other medical vehicles, 5 health facilities, and one hospital have been damaged.

04.13.2019 Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian farms in Gaza Maan News.

04.13.2019 Israeli navy opens fire at Gaza fishermen Maan News. Jewish gunboats have been shooting at Gaza fishermen daily, driving them ashore, since Israel announced it would let them fish up to 13 miles off shore. [So, Israel can deflect criticism that they’ve destroyed Gaza’s fishing economy by saying they opened fishing to 13-miles out, while the reality is, they’re not letting the fleet fish.]

04.13.2019 Israeli forces moderately injure Palestinian in southern West Bank Maan News. A Jewish occupation trooper shot a man in the with live ammunition. Miraculously, the bullet went into the man’s cheek, across the inside of his mouth, and out the other side, resulting in a bullet hole in each cheek.

04.13.2019 Euro-Med to EU: Stop funds for project serving Israeli settlements Maan News. European-Meditterranean Human Rights Monitor has asked the EU to curtail an energy project between Greece/Cyprus and Israel because the project will also bring energy to Israeli colonies in the occupied territories to the detriment of Palestinian people.

4.05.2019 South Africa embassy to Israel begins down grading relations Middle East Monitor. South Africa downgraded its embassy in Tel Aviv into a limited diplomatic mission with no trade/political/or development cooperation mandate.

Sunday
04.14.2019 Europe must stand by the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine The Guardian. 37 of Europe’s major diplomatic figures signed a letter to The Guardian stating their opposition to Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ solution to the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their lands. The EU diplomats include former Foreign Ministers, Secretaries of State, and Prime Ministers. Among other things, they say Trump’s plan only recognizes one side’s [Israel’s] claim to Jerusalem, is indifferent to ongoing Israeli settlement expansions, and is, “gambling with the security and stability of various countries at Europe’s doorstep.”

04.14.2019 In video—Israeli forces attack, injure school children in Hebron Maan News. Jewish occupation troops gassed children and fired concussion grenades at Tareq Bun Zayed elementary school again. Video shows Jewish soldier punching a boy who appears to be about 8-years-old, in a group of children. A Palestinian man and woman step in between the soldier and the boy. The occupier locks and loads his machine gun and threatens the woman with it as he snarls at her and appears to fire a round for extra intimidation. He’s clearly more terrified than any of the Palestinians, including the children.

04.14.2014 In video—Dozens of students suffocate as Israeli forces attack Urif school Maan News. Jewish occupation troopers choked dozens of kids with gas at Urif High School in the West Bank today.

4.14.2019 Israeli forces physically assault 15-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron Maan News. 15-year-old Yousef abu Aysha was going through an Israeli checkpoint with his mother when Jewish troops attacked him and began to beat him. Local Palestinians tried to intervene to help the boy. The Israelis began firing their weapons and closed the checkpoint. After beating the boy the occupiers let a Palestinian ambulance in to take him to hospital where he was treated for trauma and ‘bruises all over his body.’

04.14.2019 Azzum village sealed off by Israeli forces for 19th day Maan News. Azzum is surrounded on all sides by Israeli occupiers. The land has either been seized by the military or by Jewish colonists. Israelis have installed an electric fence to contain villagers. Someone from the village cut a wire and to teach them a lesson the Jewish state has put huge concrete blocks across the main entrance so they can’t drive in or out.

04.14.2019 Israeli navy shoots, injures Palestinian fisherman off Gaza’s coast Maan News. Jewish state gunboats shot another Palestinian commercial fisherman today. The 23-year-old was taken to hospital after being shot with rubber coated steel bullets in the neck and back. Article says he was within 3 miles of shore when Israel attacked him.

04.14.2019 Jewish settlers filmed attacking Palestinian family: no arrests were made Haaretz by Yotam Berger. About 50 masked Jewish thugs attack a Palestinian family with stones from a few meters away as the mother is getting her kids into their car.

04.14.2019 Hebrew University to host Israeli army base on campus Haaretz by Yaniv Kubovich. Hebrew U. got the contract for training Israeli Intelligence Corps. The University will have military surveillance cameras, computers, and students will carry guns on campus.

04.14.2019 Listen: Netanyahu’s ‘Camgate’ intimidation tactic is straight out of the Jim Crow play book Haaretz. Discussion on Likud Party’s placing 1,200 hidden cameras in Arab polling stations to intimidate Arab voters.