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Our top 10 stories in 2019 focused on BDS, the Democratic Party primary, Trump’s thus far secret Deal Of The Century peace plan, and the ongoing daily oppression of the Palestinian people. Hopefully 2020 will see justice for the Palestinian people. Let’s make it happen.

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#10: Cory Booker says there’s no “greater moral vandalism” than abandoning Israel (and he’ll cut off his hand first)

By Phil Weiss

Senator Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker

Cory Booker‘s secret speech to AIPAC is so fulsome it’s hard to believe. Booker would cut off his right hand before abandoning Israel. there is no “greater moral vandalism” than dividing the US and Israel.


#9: Report: leaked draft of Trump’s peace plan reveals creation of ‘New Palestine,’ promises to join Israel in next war in Gaza if Palestinians reject

By Allison Deger

President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017.

President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

The leaked “main points” of the Trump administration’s so-called “deal of the century” published by Yisrael Hayom, outlines a demilitarized “New Palestine” state, Israeli annexation of all West Bank settlements, a land deal with Egypt, and shared capitals in Jerusalem.


#8: Outrage after leaked video shows Israeli officer shoot Palestinian in the back

By Yumna Patel

Outrage after leaked video shows Israeli officer shoot Palestinian in the back

Outrage after leaked video shows Israeli officer shoot Palestinian in the back

A leaked video shows and Israeli border police officer shooting a Palestinian in the back as the man walked away from the officers, his hands raised in the air.


#7: Buttigieg supports Israel’s missile attacks on Gaza, but condemns Palestinians when they respond

By Michael Arria

Pete Buttigieg, on keyboards. From his Facebook page, June 11.

Pete Buttigieg, on keyboards. From his Facebook page, June 11.

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has tweeted his support for Israel’s attacks on Gaza and a condemned the returning rocket fire from Palestinians.


#6: Tulsi Gabbard has done the unpardonable: criticized US global hegemony

By David Bromwich

Side by side images of Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris at July 31 debate in Detroit. AP images.

Side by side images of Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris at July 31 debate in Detroit. AP images.

The NYT’s strategy was to simply ignore Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign – no coverage, no candidacy. Now they are giving her the Bernie 2016 treatment.


#5: ‘They shot to kill’: residents of West Bank village in shock after Israeli snipers shoot 10-year-old boy in the head

By Yumna Patel

Abdul Rahman Shteiwi, 10, was shot in the head by Israeli forces in Kafr Qaddum on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Murad Shteiwi)

Abdul Rahman Shteiwi, 10, was shot in the head by Israeli forces in Kafr Qaddum on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Murad Shteiwi)

The West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum has protested Israeli land confiscation every week for 8 years. Last week Israeli snipers shot Abdul Rahman Shteiwi, 10.


#4: Bernie Sanders links Hitler’s murder of his family to his fight against occupation of Palestinians

By Phil Weiss

Bernie Sanders in his message to the American Jewish Committee. Screenshot. June 4, 2019.

Bernie Sanders in his message to the American Jewish Committee. Screenshot. June 4, 2019.

“Antisemitism is not some abstract idea to me. It is very personal. It destroyed a good part of my family,” Bernie Sanders tells the American Jewish Committee.


#3: Elizabeth Warren warns of ‘demographic realities, births… bearing down on Israel’ — racist code for Palestinian babies

By Phil Weiss

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren echoes the racist framing of Israel’s problems with Palestinian babies: “Over time realities are bearing down on Israel, demographic realities…”


#2: After Gaza slaughter, Buttigieg praised Israeli security responses as ‘moving’ and faulted Democrats for easy judgment

By Phil Weiss

Pete Buttigieg from his Twitter feed, March 2019.

Pete Buttigieg from his Twitter feed, March 2019.

Pete Buttigieg went to Israel at the height of Gaza killings last May on an Israel-lobby-sponsored trip and came home praising the country on security.


#1: Michelle Alexander explodes an open secret in the ‘NYT’: progressives keep quiet about Palestine out of fear for their careers

By Phil Weiss and James North

Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander writes in a groundbreaking piece in the New York Times. Guided by MLK, she says she will be silent no longer on Palestinian human rights.

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