Israeli leaders may seize the coronavirus moment to create further ‘facts on the ground’ in Palestine through annexation and expansion, as envisioned through the joint US-Israeli ‘peace plan,’ Yaser Alashqar writes. They imagine they can defeat the Palestinians, but a campaign for equal rights cannot be defeated.
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A Palestinian family victimized by illegal Israeli settlers is suing Benjamin Netanyahu and his American abettors, including Jared Kushner and Sheldon Adelson, in a D.C. federal court. The suit is the branchild of Martin McMahon and relies on legal precedent regarding South African apartheid’s dehumanization of a civilian population and the universality of war crime law stemming from the Eichmann case.
15-year-old Mohammed Abdel Karim Hamayel was killed by Israeli forces as he participated in a sit-in to defend Palestinian land from Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
My parents, grandparents, and every Palestinian’s answer to the Trump deal is nothing less than intensifying the resistance for our legitmate rights and right to return, and exposing the international community’s complicity in Israeli Apartheid. In those moments, I feel the memories of my grandparents. Their spirits are looking at me and telling me, ‘resist Majed, resist, there is only one way.’
Among the factors that drove the Joint List’s record 15 seats in this week’s election, and a 16-point increase in voter turnout from Palestinian citizens of Israel from the April 2019 election, was the proposal to transfer Palestinian citizens of Israel in the so-called ‘Deal of the Century.’
The village of Turmus Ayya, nestled in a valley between the Nablus and Ramallah districts in the northern occupied West Bank, had high hopes when a local Palestinian company proposed constructing a new housing development on the outskirts of the village. But the Netanyahu government wouldn’t allow it. “We learned from the media that Israel was banning construction in Area B, specifically in Turmus Ayya and the villages around the Shilo settlement,” Saeed Hussein, mayor of Turmus Ayya told Mondoweiss. “Since the release of the peace plan, any new policy in Israel can be directly tied to the American government,” Hussein said.
The Trump administration strategy is to bully Palestinian leadership into submission, from defunding UNRWA, which supplies care to millions of Palestinian refugees, to removing support for a major tertiary care hospital in East Jerusalem.
Israel is planning to build a new Jewish settlement of 6,000 to 9,000 units in the Atarot area of East Jerusalem — on a swath of land that was slated by US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to go to the Palestinians.
Netanyahu’s discussion of Palestinian submission to the “radical” and “historic” terms of the Trump “peace plan” sounds very much like surrender. Recognize Israel as “the Jewish state,” accept Israeli sovereignty over much of the West Bank, including every Jewish settlement. Accept Israeli military control forever. Netanyahu laid out these terms in a speech to rightwing American Jews from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Trump’s “Deal of the Century” ends the two-state paradigm by endorsing Israel’s “Nationality Law” of 2018 and longstanding Zionist and biblical assertions about Jewish claims to the land and the absence of national rights of the indigenous population: the Palestinians.
Jared Kushner believes that Palestinians will choose international funds instead of political freedom. He’s wrong. 94 percent of Palestinians oppose his plan. 82 percent think the plan makes the conflict an “existential conflict,” and 64 percent support armed struggle or intifada as a response to the plan.
The Trump administration has dealt another blow to the the flailing Palestinian Authority (PA) in the form of more budget cuts, this time to the PA’s security forces. It is understood that future funding is contingent upon the PA accepting Trump’s “peace plan” that was released two weeks ago, which they have categorically rejected.
Israeli organizations that oppose their government’s violations of Palestinian rights thank the group Gaza 2020: Breaking the Siege, which carried out a brave action in January 2020, attempting to break down the wall built by Israel around the besieged Gaza strip.
Addressing diplomats in New York, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proposed an “international mechanism” to replace the Americans as the sole broker of negotiations with Israel.
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is the sole partner for peace, while Netanyahu has blocked peace with “provocative, aggressive” actions and it’s not a story in the US press.
Orwellian language is already a big part of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and there is no better example than the New York Times.
Jared Kushner tried to persuade United Nations Security Council members on Thursday to back his plan for re-starting talks between Israelis and Palestinians amid doubts that the proposal is just cover for an Israeli land grab.
The “Deal of the Century” has reinvigorated the discourse naming Israel’s practices as apartheid, but Nada Elia says we must push for a denunciation of the entire scope of the initial catastrophe that befell Palestinians last century, rather than its recent manifestations.
At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces between Wednesday and Thursday, as tensions across the West Bank continued to rise in the wake of the release of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the region.
The U.S. mainstream media, with the New York Times in the lead, is covering up a shocking feature of the Netanyahu/Trump annexation plan that would strip 350,000 to 400,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel of their citizenship. The “denationalization” proposal is a crime against humanity, but the American press is ignoring it.
The Trump ‘deal of the century’ has made Israeli Apartheid clear for all to see. Israel’s apologists can no longer shake off the charge.
President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” much like his presidency, is a morbid joke. Sadly, however, the punchline running centerstage in this theater of the absurd is set to come at the expense of the Palestinians.
“Palestinians … have a perfect track record of missing opportunities,” Jared Kushner lectured them on CNN in pushing the annexation plan. “If they screw this up I think they will have a very hard time looking the international community in the face, saying they’re victims, saying they have rights.”
Mondoweiss breaks down the most contentious aspects of Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’, and highlights the parts of the proposal that offer up more problems than solutions.
James Zogby writes, “Welcome to the world ushered in by the “Deal of the Century.” It is a world not unlike the one that confronted Arabs in Balfour’s World War I era -– the injustices it will bring forth and the struggle for justice it will give birth to will continue.”