Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24

In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn’t as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we’re conditioned to imagine the loner. The self-reliant, unattached cowpoke roaming the prairie in searchContinue reading “Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24”

‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+

“Inside Israel, we are Palestinians too.” When solidarity protests erupted across the country in May, a Palestinian resident in the city of Lydd (or Lod, as Israel renamed it) told AJ+ that local Jewish Israelis marked their homes with red paint so they could be targeted for attacks by armed settlers. This is part ofContinue reading “‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+”

France to boycott UN anti-racism conference

Macron joins a growing list of Western countries to boycott the event, saying the decision is due to ‘anti-Semitic statements’ at previous editions. French President Emmanuel Macron will boycott a United Nations conference on the fight against racism next month over concerns about “anti-Semitic statements” at previous editions, the presidency said on Friday. The follow-upContinue reading “France to boycott UN anti-racism conference”

Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions

Palestinian families reject court proposal to stay in homes as ‘protected tenants’ if they recognise Israeli ownership. Israel’s Supreme Court adjourned an appeal from four Palestinian families against their forced expulsion from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, as the families say they have rejected a court proposal for them to stay asContinue reading “Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions”

Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank funeral protest

Israeli troops shoot dead Shawkat Awad, 20, during the funeral of a Palestinian boy killed by army fire the previous day. Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man in a protest that erupted on Thursday during the funeral of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by soldiers a day earlier, the Palestinian health ministryContinue reading “Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank funeral protest”

Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report

Cable includes instructions for working with pro-Israel groups to foment demonstrations outside corporate offices as part of pressure campaign seeking to reverse boycott decision A report Tuesday detailed plans for a campaign by Israel’s diplomatic corps to stir popular sentiment in the US and elsewhere against Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever, which announced this monthContinue reading “Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report”

Let’s talk about the Love America Act – Beau of the Fifth Column

Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies

Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, 17, who suffered gunshot wounds during Friday’s protests, died in hospital, the Palestinian health ministry says. A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a protest over illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said on Saturday. Seventeen-year-old Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, who suffered gunshot wounds,Continue reading “Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies”

Settler, Masked Person Filmed Shooting at Palestinians as Israeli Soldiers Watch

Two Palestinians were killed in May clashes near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, but it is unclear which shooters were responsible Armed settlers were filmed in May by human rights group B’Tselem shooting at Palestinians who did not endanger them, even as soldiers stood by and spoke with them. They were part of aContinue reading “Settler, Masked Person Filmed Shooting at Palestinians as Israeli Soldiers Watch”

Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded

The Palestine Red Crescent reported 379 protesters were wounded – 31 of them by live ammunition. Israeli forces opened fire on hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators who rallied against an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on Friday, with more than 370 people wounded including 31 hit by live ammunition. Drones dropped tear gas canistersContinue reading “Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded”

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