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Philip Weiss: The Role of Jewish Democrats in Bill That Could Imprison Israel Boycotters for 20 Years
Posted in Uncategorized on 07/22/2017
In a recent post on the Mondoweiss website, Journalist Philip Weiss examines the Israel Anti-Boycott Act that would punish those boycotting Israel with a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison. The legislation is being sponsored by both conservatives and liberals.
Weiss says that the Israel lobby is responsible for the legislation and indicates that it is Jewish Zionists, not Christian Zionists, who are the main wielders of power on the issue.
He writes: “Ultimately, this is a story about the fight inside Jewish life over Zionism and support for Israel. I believe we will win this fight, and that this legislation will help us. The legislation will shock many civil-liberties-loving Jews. The Intercept story will force legislators to redraft the legislation.”
Some 55 percent of Jewish Israelis would like a review of the longstanding policy that sees Judaism and the state fused to a great extent, a new poll shows. The same percentage of respondents believes the current policy reflects an ultra-Orthodox view.
In this collection the Palestine Photo Project presents more than 200 photos from pre-1948 Palestine. These are organized into eight collections ready to be explored. Some of the images I recognize from lengthy excursions through the excellent site Palestine Remembered, but this is a worthy collection and an excellent quick visual reference for the “We made the desert bloom” crowd.
ED Noor: Genocide of the Yemeni people has been given the silent nod and now the UN takes this ruthless action to further their demise. This is not the first genocide, mostly hidden, of the past centuries, but it should be the last. The rationale seems to be that the sooner the Yemeni people die, the sooner they will find peace.
With at least 320,000 cases of cholera in the country, the outbreak is caused by widespread damage to infrastructure during the Saudi-led war, U.N. officials said.
While the latest figures confirmed over 320,000 cases of cholera in Yemen, the World Health Organization announced that it would be canceling the planned shipment of nearly one million cholera vaccines to the country torn apart by a Saudi Arabia-led bombing campaign, citing security and logistical concerns in the decision to cancel the shipment.
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Embedded in this article is a link to another worthy of note:
Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami. He was 50.
Eberwein was due to appear next Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors.
According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head“. Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide.”
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I.S.I.S claims responsibility for Egyptian church attacks: President al-Sisi Declares 3 Month Emergency
Egyptian christian children hold palm fonds during the Palm Sunday mass inside the Cave Cathedral or St. Sama’ans Church on the Mokattam hills overlooking Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Christians in Egypt celebrate Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that leads up to Easter.