Day: 09/12/2018

ADL invites police forces to train in Israel, and Northampton says, No thanks

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When activists learned that the Northampton, MA, police chief had accepted an invitation from the Anti-Defamation League to train with Israeli “counter-terrorism” experts, they mobilized and the chief decided not to go. The ADL is seeking to enforce a highly-politicized mission of supporting Israel on law enforcement agencies that are supposed to be above partisanship. More and more police forces in the Northeast are declining to go.

Source: ADL invites police forces to train in Israel, and Northampton says, No thanks

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No US-backed Middle East deal without peace | IOL News

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The Trump administration has been boasting about clinching the “deal of the century,” but there is no deal, nor will there be.

Source: No US-backed Middle East deal without peace | IOL News

Israel lobbies Airbnb

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The White House is supporting Israel in its hostility to rental platform Airbnb’s decision to end its business in the Occupied West Bank

Source: Israel lobbies Airbnb

For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

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Ever since the demonstrations began in March, children have been a constant presence among the surging crowds — some hurling stones with slingshots or burning tires, others merely watching from afar.

Source: For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

NYU student government passes resolution to divest from corporations that violate Palestinian human rights

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The New York University Student Government Assembly passed a resolution calling for the university to divest from corporations that violate Palestinian human rights and for NYU to adopt a socially responsible investment policy that upholds human rights for all. “I co-authored this resolution because I have a role and stake in the Palestinian struggle for liberation and justice,” Bayan Abubakr, a Senator-at-Large and Students for Justice in Palestine NYU member explained. “I want NYU to reckon with the fact that it profits off of the destruction of Palestinian livelihoods, communities, and homes.”

Source: NYU student government passes resolution to divest from corporations that violate Palestinian human rights

State Department official: US and Israel are best friends forever

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Spokeswoman Heather Nauert says Jewish state is like her high school BFF: ‘Every time I go to the Midwest, I don’t get to see my friend Julie’

Source: State Department official: US and Israel are best friends forever

Gazans defy violent response to their attempts to end Israeli blockade

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GAZA CITY: For eight months in a row, tens of thousands of Palestinians have been taking part in weekly protests along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel and sustaining serious injuries in lopsided

Source: Gazans defy violent response to their attempts to end Israeli blockade