Tag: Palestine

In banning Hezbollah, Germany responds to far-right, U.S. and Israeli pressure – not any security threat

Hezbollah has never been charged with any crimes in Germany nor does it have an official presence in the country. Why then is it being treated as a major threat to German society and security?

By Denijal Jegic

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Can the US learn from China’s determined response to Coronavirus?

Red Lines host Anya Parampil provides a global Coronavirus update, explaining how China suppressed the pandemic with a determined and centralized strategy that was heavily criticized in the West.

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US government censorship? Social media giants disappear accounts of Iranian and Venezuelan academics, journalists

Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks with Professor Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran. Professor Marandi’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were recently shut down without warning as part of a US campaign to remove so-called “pro-Iranian content” from the social media sites. Continue reading “US government censorship? Social media giants disappear accounts of Iranian and Venezuelan academics, journalists”

Trump’s fake ‘peace plan’ is permanent apartheid for Palestine

Attorney, professor, and author Noura Erakat on Trump’s “deal of the century”: a call for permanent apartheid in Palestine.

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Abby Martin: Gaza’s fight for freedom needs global solidarity

The Empire Files’ Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss their new documentary “Gaza Fights For Freedom,” a vivid account of the Great March of Return against the Israeli siege of Gaza, and the urgency of global solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.

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Gabor Maté on the misuse of anti-Semitism and why fewer Jews identify with Israel

Dr. Gabor Maté, a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, offers a personal and historical perspective on anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Israel-Palestine.

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Pentagon-funded researcher smears ‘The Management of Savagery’ in error-filled Times Literary Supplement screed

Lydia Wilson, a researcher at a US Department of Defense-backed outfit, has taken to the Times Literary Supplement to publish a malicious attack on “The Management of Savagery.” The review is a hyper-ideological defense of US empire filled with distortions and bone-headed errors. 

By Max Blumenthal

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Israel votes for occupation, no matter who prevails

Diana Buttu says that whatever the outcome of their election stalemate, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz are “virtually identical” when it comes to the illegal occupation of millions of Palestinians.

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Progressive Democrats vote against BDS, Palestinian rights

House Democrats, including key progressives, have passed a measure condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). Why are Reps. Ro Khanna, Tulsi Gabbard, and Ayanna Pressley denouncing a global movement for Palestinian rights?

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Members of Netanyahu’s Likud Blame Victims of Pittsburgh Pogrom and Echo the Killer’s Rhetoric

As Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett sets out to Pittsburgh, prominent members of the governing Likud Party have blamed the Jewish victims of the neo-Nazi massacre “for causing anti-Semitism.”

By Max Blumenthal

Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett has embarked on a visit to Pittsburgh “to be with our sisters and brothers in their darkest hour,” he said, after an avowed anti-Semite massacred eleven Jewish worshippers at the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue.

Robert Bowers, the right-wing terrorist, targeted the progressive congregation on the basis of its partnership with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, or HIAS, a Jewish non-profit that helps refugees from conflict-torn regions obtain asylum in the US.

“HIAS likes to bring in invaders that kill our people,” Bowers stated in a social media manifesto explaining his motives.

As Bennett departs for Pittsburgh, some members of Israel’s governing Likud Party have issued talking points and statements blaming the victims of the anti-Jewish mass murderer for inspiring the attack. One especially prominent Likud member has even echoed Bowers’ hate manifesto.

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