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Olive trees vandalised by Israeli settlers in Turmusaya and al-Mughayir Ramallah District

https://youtu.be/-bqa4YyHiww

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What is the center-left camp in Israel afraid of when it comes to annexation? Why are the European Union and other countries feigning such a clamor against this coming development?

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-let-israel-annex-the-west-bank-...

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What is the center-left camp in Israel afraid of when it comes to annexation? Why are the European Union and other countries feigning such a clamor against this coming development? https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-let-israel-annex-the-west-bank-...

Interesting article that is almost a coherent argument for stealing all the land at once.  He is right in that no European settler invasion, anywhere around the globe, has been repelled at this of an advanced stage. The danger in annexation is a even worse apartheid where the West Bank becomes a nastier type of Puerto Rico in perpetuity.

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Aryeh King incites 'acts of Phineas'

https://youtu.be/VpQzBS9elRU

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US-Israel talks: Mike Pompeo to meet Netanyahu and Gantz

https://youtu.be/-yvVz0C4kz4

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Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian teenager after raiding a refugee camp in the illegally occupied West Bank, sparking clashes with residents, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

"Zaid Fadl Qaisia, 15, was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier during clashes in al-Fawar refugee camp in Hebron province," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/palestinian-teen-shot-dead-israel...

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From Corbyn to Sanders: Are Zionist Organizations Targeting Progressive Politicians? (Part Two)

https://youtu.be/fufWmECHUGs

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Farmers, shepherds face loss of livelihoods in occupied West Bank

https://youtu.be/0J4vPPsKlh0

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Israel swears in new gov't as Netanyahu pledges annexation push

https://youtu.be/ggsCHcCE8zk

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Can Netanyahu and Gantz work together? | Inside Story

https://youtu.be/7pWpPv1DVug

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Abuse and Collective Punishment in al-'Esawiya, East Jerusalem

https://youtu.be/wsu394CrDSs

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Al-'Esawiyah Land Grab

https://youtu.be/TWDXRcgFYJc

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To many readers of mainstream news sites in recent weeks, it may seem as if Israel is preparing to implement a drastic plan to annex the occupied West Bank, following the new Israeli government’s coalition agreement and the United States’ so-called “Deal of the Century.”

But Palestinians know full well that there is nothing dramatic about Israeli annexation. If anything, they are angered that the international community is acting so surprised at the move.

To understand the gap between the media headlines and the facts on the ground, put yourself in the shoes of an ordinary Israeli citizen who decides to take a trip from their apartment in Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, much of which lies within the occupied West Bank.

https://www.972mag.com/israel-settler-colonial-annexation/?fbclid=IwAR0K...

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UN envoy says Israel must 'abandon threats of annexation'

https://youtu.be/_YOT_GOVEyI

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Palestine Sunbird: A Stamp of Defiance | Al Jazeera World

https://youtu.be/cqZcghhoN10

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Schools in lockdown: 13-year-old takes on role of teacher in Gaza

https://youtu.be/ZIWM2cv4lvY

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The campaign by Israel and its lobby to smear their critics as anti-Semites goes back decades.

But in recent years, this tactic has intensified its breach of all bounds of decency and regard for the truth.

Among the more egregious examples have been the attempts to shift blame for the murders of Jews by neo-Nazis onto the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.

For instance, after a white supremacist’s shooting rampage that killed one person at a synagogue in Poway, California, in April 2019, the Zionist Organization of America and other Israel advocates tried to implicate Students for Justice in Palestine and other campus critics of Israel – who had absolutely nothing to do with the attack and who had never attacked any Jewish institutions whatsoever.

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/effort-blame-bds-anti-...

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Palestinian President Abbas says accords with Israel, US are void

https://youtu.be/Vn7uuo5Uflc

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Israel's PM Netanyahu, unbeaten in elections, goes on trial

https://youtu.be/Mcx4URDXzcE

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I moved from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in 2001. By then, I had understood the history of the hundreds of depopulated Palestinian villages that are scattered across modern-day Israel. I knew them as national parks, as ruins along the road, as picnic sites, and as Israeli cities; some I knew by their original Arabic names.

Tel Aviv itself stands over six Palestinian localities that existed before 1948: al-Jamasin al Gharbi, al-Mas’udiyya (Summayl), al-Shaykh Muwanis, Salameh, a fisherman’s village, and the northern Jaffa neighborhood al-Manshiyya. Yet when I saw their remains, entangled with the streets, galleries, and coffee shops of Tel Aviv, I could not imagine these villages or their inhabitants becoming part of the city again.

https://www.972mag.com/zionism-imagination-nakba-israelis/?fbclid=IwAR2-...

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Miko Peled's Nakba Day (2020) Message: Embajada de Palestina en España

https://youtu.be/xtOYaPF2vqY

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The late Amos Oz regularly contended that Zionism is not a first name but a family name. Ask each member of this family what Zionism means to them and you’ll hear a plethora of visions of Jewish national self-determination in the historical Land of Israel.

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-as-annexation-looms-what-kin...

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Ibrahim was working on a farm when he saw an Israeli aircraft approach. As the aircraft got nearer, Ibrahim noticed that a liquid was being sprayed from it. He was immediately worried that the crops he had planted would not survive

https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-wages-scorched-earth-warfa...

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A recent video clip about the Nakba and the militarization of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, put together by a left-wing student group, has led to a furious backlash by right-wing groups and politicians who claim the clip incites to violence against soldiers. One Knesset member has called for a criminal investigation, while other actors demanded that the student chapter of the socialist Hadash party, which created and published the video, be shut down.

The video starts out with the message “72 years of the Palestinian Nakba, and the Nakba continues to date,” and presents a timeline of the Nakba. It then makes several claims about the militarization of Hebrew University, including that many soldiers attend the university; that Palestinian students are being removed from campus dorms; and that Israeli snipers are stationed on the roofs of university buildings in order to take shots at protesters in neighboring Issawiya, which has been the site of an extended campaign of police violence.

https://www.972mag.com/palestinian-students-militarization-hebrew-univer...

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Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians demonstrated Saturday evening in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against the killing of Iyad Hallak, a Palestinian man with autism who was shot dead by police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Hallak, 32, was on his way to the special education school he attended and worked at near Lion’s Gate when Border Police officers began pursuing him, claiming he had been holding a weapon. Hallak reportedly fled and hid behind a nearby dumpster, where the police officers shot and killed him. No weapon was found at the scene of his death.

https://www.972mag.com/police-violence-iyad-hallak-george-floyd/?fbclid=...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after COVID-19 closure

https://youtu.be/3aps85d34Ew

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https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-renews-racist-m...

Israel this week renewed one of the most overtly racist of the dozens of laws on its books that discriminate against Palestinians and Palestinian citizens of Israel.

The “Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law” prohibits Israeli citizens who marry Palestinians from the occupied West Bank or Gaza Strip, or nationals from several other regional states, from living with their spouse in Israel.

“The law affects tens of thousands of Palestinian families on both sides of the Green Line between Israel and the West Bank, preventing Palestinians from legally moving into Israel to join their spouses,” according to Adalah, an advocacy group that has mounted unsuccessful court challenges to the law

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Anger at killing of autistic Palestinian by Israeli police

https://youtu.be/ND3Av43IcTM

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Benjamin Netanyahu is facing outspoken resistance to his proposal to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories from some of the people the move was advertised as benefiting – Israeli settlers.

The prime minister has pledged to formally extend Israel’s territory over 30% of the occupied West Bank, including all Jewish settlements, as soon as next month, implementing part of Donald Trump’s Middle East “vision for peace”.

Despite the US plan being widely seen as a gift to Israel’s far right and lauded by Netanyahu as a “historic opportunity” for Israel to take the land permanently, settler leaders are fearful of clauses within it that suggest the potential for a Palestinian state.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/04/israeli-settlers-speak-out...

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Norway FM speaks to Al Jazeera about Israel-Palestine conflict

https://youtu.be/lfBBzA22278

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Israel pushes ahead with West Bank annexation plans | DW News

https://youtu.be/EsJeHg_Wvmc

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If you can’t make the connections, it’s best to keep quiet. If you can’t see how your own views on related matters may defeat your credibility, then say nothing. If you think someone else is being racist but you’re only concerned about security, you need to do some serious study and a bit of self-reflection. Otherwise, you end up looking disingenuous, or foolish, or both.

https://mondoweiss.net/2020/06/as-jews-well-never-address-racism-while-c...

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Israel: Thousands rally against West Bank annexation plan

https://youtu.be/OQ-tMNMlLs0

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Jordan Warns Israel Over Potential West Bank Annexation

https://youtu.be/Sz_8pjnMHmE

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Israeli soldiers vandalize car tires and throw tear-gas canisters at Palestinian home

https://youtu.be/ws_MFIWV8X4

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As protests sweep the world in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Israel lobby groups are struggling to appear on board with the Black Lives Matter movement while upholding their support for Israel’s racism.

While some are trying to jump on the anti-racism bandwagon, others are dispensing with subtlety altogether.

Morton Klein, the head of the Zionist Organization of America, demanded that the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, “immediately put Black Lives Matter on their list of hate groups.”

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-lobby-sees-blac...

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Microsoft has announced plans to divest its shareholding in the Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision following an investigation of the company by former United States Attorney General Eric Holder.

Microsoft's venture capital arm, M12, invested in AnyVision as part of a $74 million funding round in June 2019.

Holder and his team at the law firm Covington & Burling conducted an audit of AnyVision starting in October 2019 after NBC News and other news outlets including Forbes and Israeli business publication TheMarker reported that the facial recognition startup was surveilling Palestinians throughout the West Bank.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-sells-stake-israeli-fac...

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https://springmag.ca/re-thinking-palestinian-prisoners?fbclid=IwAR2KwH0t...

The Palestinian struggle for national liberation can be seen in microcosm in aspects of Palestinians’ daily lives and the multiple dimensions that the struggle plays out in, be that in the inhumane siege on Gaza, the political economy of the occupation, the fragmentation of parties, etc. Of course, the Israeli occupation and settler colonialism work their way into the most intricate details of Palestinian life. But there is one dimension that needs to be centered in the solidarity movement: Palestinian political prisoners. There are multiple reasons why focusing on Palestinian prisoners not only brings more clarity in relation to Israel’s policies and progression as an occupying power, but also hastens the liberation of the Palestinian people and land.

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https://www.972mag.com/american-jews-black-lives-palestinians/?fbclid=Iw...

George Floyd and Iyad al-Hallaq never met. They lived some 6,000 miles away from each other in totally separate worlds. But a shared tragic fate, incurred by state violence, forever links these two men: Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was murdered by police in Minneapolis, and Hallaq, an unarmed autistic Palestinian man, was murdered by Israeli police in Jerusalem the same week.

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Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the time is ripe for his country to permanently seize Palestinian territory by annexing swathes of the West Bank.

With a US “vision for peace” blueprint largely backing up his expansionist ambitions, the Israeli prime minister intends to make the explosive move with the support of Donald Trump – a man Netanyahu describes as the “greatest friend that Israel has ever had in the White House”.

However, much uncertainty remains around when, how – or even if – Netanyahu will push forward with annexation and what effect it could have.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/what-would-israel-annexing...

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Israeli CA demolishes six homes in Khirbet al-Markez, Masafer Yatta, South Hebron Hills

https://youtu.be/uCs6jp_hZ0I

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'American Road' to cut off West Bank from East Jerusalem

https://youtu.be/BX_LCOJwaIU

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Between 1891 and ‘92, Francis William Reitz, the President of the Orange Free State (in what is today South Africa), exchanged a series of letters with Theophilus Shepstone, the former administrator of the Transvaal, to discuss the so-called “Native Question.” The Boer republics, Reitz wrote, should “adopt the principle and maintain it steadfastly, that there shall be no ‘equality’ between the [Black] aborigines of South Africa and the people of European descent who have made this land their home.”

https://www.972mag.com/palestinians-annexation-apartheid-south-africa/?f...

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Israeli Civil Administration demolishes 5 homes near Jericho leaving 23 people homeless

https://youtu.be/57TXnrdUqaM

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Of all the dramas that are unfolding over the Israeli government’s plan to annex large portions of the West Bank starting in July, one political marvel has gone largely unnoticed: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the fearsome Israel lobby in Washington, has had nothing to say, and indeed may be foretelling its own downfall with its silence.

https://mondoweiss.net/2020/06/as-the-jewish-state-jumps-off-a-cliff-the...

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Palestinians from occupied West Bank stranded abroad

https://youtu.be/qCQXPxynKMs

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ISRAEL IS PLANNING a move on July 1 that the international community has long regarded as one of the gravest assaults on the international order and international law: annexation of land that does not belong to it. The annexation plan developed by the Netanyahu government in consultation with the Trump administration would declare not only the decades-old settlements in the West Bank which the U.N. Security Council in 2016 declared illegal to be permanent Israeli land, but also other swaths of Palestinian territory, including the Jordan Valley, that is central to Palestinian agriculture.

https://theintercept.com/2020/06/18/with-the-world-focused-on-the-pandem...

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Top congressional Democrats have issued multiple public statements Thursday and Friday expressing their opposition to Israel’s plan to annex part of the West Bank. The pro-Israel organization AIPAC has publicly expressed its opposition to such statements, but some of the signatories include the lobby’s most prominent and longstanding Democratic allies.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sens. Bob Menendez and Ben Cardin, the top two Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and frequent guest speakers at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, released a joint statement to Jewish Insider on Friday warning against annexation.

https://forward.com/news/national/449169/house-democrats-israel-annexati...

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Jerusalem Municipality demolishes residential buildings in East Jerusalem, 2 June 2020

https://youtu.be/aZOiiDKyx6w

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