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Analysis: Palestinians Have Indeed ‘Missed an Opportunity’ – to Surrender to Zionism – International Middle East Media Center

| February 2, 2020

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye Western and Israeli propaganda never tire of telling the world of the age-old Israeli quest for peace, and how much Israel longs to be accepted by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab peoples as a Jewish state an oasis of European civilisation lodged smack in the middle of the Arab world. Indeed, the racist wisdom of former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban (born in South Africa as Aubrey Solomon Meir) that Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity for peace was recently reiterated by US President Donald Trumps son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Kushner, speaking of Trumps deal of the century, declared on CNN that if Palestinians reject the plan, theyre going to screw up another opportunity, like theyve screwed up every other opportunity that theyve ever had in their existence.

Comment: Middle East ‘Deal of Century’ is step toward apartheid – The Daily Herald

| February 2, 2020

By Omri Boehm / Special to The Washington Post The announcement of President Trumps Middle East Deal of the Century this week basically cedes the West Bank to Israel, allowing the country to seize land that would otherwise have constituted a Palestinian state. Since Palestinian representatives were not invited to the White House for the policys announcement (Trump told reporters last week that the details of the program had been discussed with Palestinian leadership only briefly), the policys significance seems to lie outside the formal proposal; that is, in how Israel, backed by the United States, will respond once the Palestinians reject the offer. In all likelihood, the response will include massive one-sided annexations, empowered by the claim that the Palestinians had refused to compromise

Is the World Zionist Congress a Sham Election?? – The Jewish Voice

| February 2, 2020

By: David Ben Hooren As the maddening world around seems to have us fixated in historic impeachment hearings, potential military engagement with Iran, and the third Israeli Knesset election in less than a year, most American Jews are now in for yet another shocking revelation on the political landscape. For those not in the know, the time has arrived once again for a conglomeration of Jewish organizations to compete against one another in the frenetic voting for the 38th World Zionist Congress. The Jewish Agency of Israel building in Jerusalem.

Hands Off ‘Zayde’ Bernie! – The Nation

| February 2, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane appear on stage with their grandchildren after a campaign rally in San Francisco, California. (Stephen Lam / Getty Images) Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! This week, the Democratic Majority for Israel (DFMI), a new pro-Israel organization founded by AIPAC-affiliated politicos, launched its first major ad buy just ahead of the Iowa caucuses: a nearly $700,000 salvo against Senator Bernie Sanders.Ad Policy Part of whats notable about the ad by the pro-Israel group is that it doesnt mention Israel, Palestine, or foreign policy at all. Instead, the ad casts doubt on an issue very important to all Democrats: the possibility that Zayde Bernie (Grandpa Bernie) might beat Donald Trump in the general election.

Zionist terror in London: Why I have withdrawn from my commitment to play at the great 606 Jazz Club on 1 February – Redress Information &…

| February 2, 2020

Gilad Atzmon writes: They destroyed the Labour Party and now they have launched a campaign against the British arts scene.

MuzzleWatch: Pushing back on the threat to free expression – Mondoweiss

| February 2, 2020

In this week where the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is remembered, it seems that memory and taking lessons from history are sometimes, at odds. The efforts to stifle free expression, a foundational threat to any free society, are waxing. The good news is that there is a growing ability to push back against such expected and well-funded efforts.

Trump vilifies Palestinians for using the same violence that birthed Israel – +972 Magazine

| February 2, 2020

President Trump has hardly attempted to hide his contempt for the Palestinian people. His unveiling of the Deal of the Century on Tuesday revealed in the clearest way possible what he thinks of the millions of Palestinians in the occupied territories, inside Israel, and in the diaspora who would be affected by his peace deal.

The Long History of the Boycott-Israel Movement and Its Terrorist Roots – Mosaic

| February 2, 2020

In a detailed study of the origins, activities, successes, and failures of the movement to boycott, sanction, and divest from the Jewish state (BDS), David May shows that economic warfare against Zionism dates back nearly 100 years: During the Fifth Palestine Arab Congress in 1922, Arab leaders encouraged an official boycott of Jewish businesses, as they would at subsequent conferences. . . . On December 2, 1945, three years before Israels founding, the newly formed League of Arab States sought to address the Zionist danger by enacting a general boycott of the Jewish presence in Palestine

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Israel this Sunday – Haaretz

| February 2, 2020

SUPER SUPER BOWL PARTIES: The Super Bowl is one of the worlds most viewed sports events and watching the game has taken root in Israel as well. This Sunday night, there will be several options in Tel Aviv where you can see the showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.

The Recorder – The other side of Plymouth Rock – The Recorder

| February 2, 2020

Plymouth, Massachusetts, is gearing up for a big anniversary this year: It was in December 1620 that a group of English Puritans, who came to be known as the Pilgrims, landed on the shore of eastern Massachusetts and began to build a settlement that would eventually help shape some of the basic principles, traditions, and social and legal systems of the future American nation. At least thats how whitewashed history has painted the story. Along the way, some of the events and people of the settlement would become part of American folklore, from the tradition of Thanksgiving and the legend of Plymouth Rock.


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