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Spanish City Oviedo Rescinds Invitation to Israeli Orchestra, Ballet Amid Support Surge for BDS

Spanish City Oviedo Rescinds Invitation to Israeli Orchestra, Ballet Amid Support Surge for BDS

The Spanish city of Oviedo disinvited an Israeli orchestra and ballet group arguing “Israeli organizations are not wanted” in its premises in yet another victory for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Presentations by the orchestra and ballet group were scheduled for this autumn, in the city’s cultural program, but Monday an Israeli news site reported the cancellation over political reasons. 

Last week, the city of Valencia approved a motion proposed by progressive party Podemos, to declare itself as an “Israeli apartheid-free zone,” becoming the largest city in the world to do so.

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Why We Should All Be Alarmed That Israeli Troops Are Training US Police Forces

Why We Should All Be Alarmed That Israeli Troops Are Training US Police Forces

Israeli Troops US PoliceThe Israeli forces mowing down unarmed Palestinian protesters also train U.S. police forces that brutalize communities of color. (FPIF) — Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel’s onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She’d been treating protestors who’ve been […]Source: Why We Should All Be Alarmed That Israeli Troops Are Training US Police Forces

Israeli police arrest Ramadan wakers in Jerusalem

Israeli police arrest Ramadan wakers in Jerusalem

The Palestinian men who chant and beat drums to wake up the faithful during Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City say they are being unfairly targeted by Israeli police over their early-morning tradition.  The public wakers, known as musaharati, walk through parts of the Old City from 2 a.m., waking up Muslims for the “suhoor” meal ahead of the daily dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month, which ends next week.  But since residents began filing complaints with police about the noise, they say they have been arrested and fined for doing what they say is a part of Palestinian heritage. “They claim that we disturb them, but that’s not true. They want to erase something called Palestinian Jerusalemite heritage,” (more…)

Israeli Minister Calls for ‘Preventative Killings’ of Palestinians Who Launch Kites

Israeli Minister Calls for ‘Preventative Killings’ of Palestinians Who Launch Kites

Palestinians Kites(MEMO) — An Israeli minister has said today that Palestinians who launch kites from Gaza should be assassinated. Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, made the comments while speaking at an event in the city of Sderot, close to the border with Gaza. Erdan is a member of the ruling Likud party and has previously worked as […]Source: Israeli Minister Calls for ‘Preventative Killings’ of Palestinians Who Launch Kites

Israeli generals sued in Dutch court for killing Gaza family

Israeli generals sued in Dutch court for killing Gaza family

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A Palestinian-Dutch citizen is suing two senior Israeli military commanders for the bombing of his family’s home during Israel’s 2014 attack on the Gaza Strip.

 

On 20 July of that year, without warning, an Israeli airstrike destroyed the house in the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, killing six members of Ismail Ziada’s family and a seventh person who was visiting them.

 

Ziada, who lives in the Netherlands where he is married to a Dutch citizen, could not attend the funerals of his family members due to Israel’s blockade on Gaza.

 

He lost his mother, 70-year-old Muftia Ziada, three brothers, a sister-in-law and a 12-year-old nephew.

 

Ziada holds Benny Gantz and Amir Eshel, respectively (more…)

Majority of Israeli Students Are Considering Leaving Israel

Majority of Israeli Students Are Considering Leaving Israel

Israeli Students(MEMO) — Concerns over Israel’s democracy and its diplomatic standing were cited amongst the reasons why a majority of Israeli students would consider leaving the country. The findings were made in a recent survey by the National Union of Israeli Students, which concluded that 59 per cent of Israeli students are considering leaving Israel. Details of the […]Source: Majority of Israeli Students Are Considering Leaving Israel

Pro-Israeli Groups Weaponize Jewish Cultural Initiatives to Amplify Their Anti-Palestinianism

Pro-Israeli Groups Weaponize Jewish Cultural Initiatives to Amplify Their Anti-Palestinianism

Should “Jewish Heritage Month” be used as a cover for Israeli nationalism and to suppress Palestinian protest?

A recent incident at a Toronto high school demonstrates the depravity of the pro-Israel lobby. It also illustrates their use of Canadian cultural and “diversity” initiatives to promote a country that declares itself to be the exact opposite of diverse.

Amidst the recent slaughter of nonviolent protesters in Gaza, a half-century illegal occupation of the West Bank and weekly bombings in Syria, an Israeli flag marked with “Jewish Heritage Month” was hoisted in the main foyer of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. After a couple days the flag created by Israeli (more…)

Thousands in Gaza Mourn Palestinian Medic Killed by Israeli Troops

Thousands in Gaza Mourn Palestinian Medic Killed by Israeli Troops

Palestinian Medic Razan al-Najjar(MEE) — Sorrow, heartache and tears filled the Khuzaa neighborhood of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as Palestinians mourned the death of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old paramedic killed by Israeli fire. Najjar, who for 10 weeks had been treating those wounded by Israel during the Great March of Return mass demonstrations, was shot in […]Source: Thousands in Gaza Mourn Palestinian Medic Killed by Israeli Troops