2019-04-11: News Headlines

Phil Miller (2019-04-11). British Bombs Are Being Dropped from Saudi Jets onto Yemeni Schools, Mosques and Hospitals, Court Hears. globalresearch.ca A Yemeni city the size of Cambridge had just hours to evacuate before it was pummelled by Saudi war planes, the Court of Appeal in London heard today. | A panel of judges is reviewing a decision made by Sajid Javid…

Middle East Monitor (2019-04-11). Despite Human Rights Abuses in Yemen, Saudi Soldiers Receive UK Military Training. mintpressnews.com The British state has been under criticism for not halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia following multiple reports of human rights abuses and one of the worst human tragedies involving civilian deaths due to hunger in Yemen.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-11). The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners. dissidentvoice.org The current violence targeting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails dates back to January 2. It was then that Israel's Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan declared that the "party is over." "Every so often, infuriating pictures appear of cooking in the terrorist wings. This party is coming to an end," Erdan was quoted in the Jerusalem …

Khulood Badawi (2019-04-11). The Israeli Election Put the Bigotry of Its Political Class Front and Center. commondreams.org This bigotry isn't new for Netanyahu; on election day 2015, he rallied his supporters by warning on Facebook, "Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-11). Who Is Killing Whom in the Middle East? Blaming Iran Might be an Excuse for War. globalresearch.ca Newsweek is reporting a story regarding how Iran "was responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2011." The account is sourced to a newly revised estimate prepared by analysts at the Pentagon …

Global Research (2019-04-11). "Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria. globalresearch.ca Voices from Syria by Mark Taliano and The Dirty War on Syria by Tim Anderson: two essential books on Syria for . | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on Syria: …

commondreams (2019-04-11). Palestinian Landowners Move to Proceed With Claims Against Israeli Settlers In Airbnb Lawsuit. commondreams.org ______________________________…

STAFF (2019-04-11). Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (1/2). therealnews.com Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu's probable reelection…

STAFF (2019-04-11). Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (2/2). therealnews.com Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu's probable reelection…

Yves Engler (2019-04-11). Canada's CIJA Selective About Which Hate Crimes It Condemns. globalresearch.ca The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs' response to the horrific attack on two mosques in New Zealand highlights tensions between promoting the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism and Jewish Canadian concern over hate crimes. | Forty-eight hours after the …

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-11). Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed. dissidentvoice.org Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party emerged from Tuesday's Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat. The small far-right and religious extremist parties that are needed to make up …

Almasdar News (2019-04-11). Iran Is Preparing to Link Tehran to the Mediterranean via a New Highway. globalresearch.ca The Islamic Republic of Iran is looking for new ways to link their capital, Tehran, with Syria ¥s Damascus and Iraq ¥s Baghdad. | One of the proposed actions they are taking to make this a reality is the construction of new highways …

Eric Alterman (2019-04-11). It's Time to Stop Pretending the Murdochs Are in the News Business. thenation.com It's Time to Stop Pretending the Murdochs Are in the News Business…

pip.hinman (2019-04-11). Full house for Victorian Socialists election launch. greenleft.org.au More than 350 Victorian Socialists' members and supporters packed out Preston Town Hall on April 6 to launch the party's federal election campaign. | In a display of the broad support the campaign is garnering, the night featured greetings from trade unionists involved in the recent Chemist Warehouse workers' victory, community activists campaigning against the impact of toxic fires and representatives from the Brunswick Residents Network and the Tamil Refugee Council. | Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was recently freed by Thai authorities following a strong public campaign after he was detained on his hon…

Jason Ditz (2019-04-11). US-Backed Saudi Coalition Launches New Round of Airstrikes on Yemen's Capital. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Saudi coalition officials have announced a new round of airstrikes against an industrial area in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Thursday. The strikes centered on the al-Jeraf neighborhood. According to the coalition statement, the attack targeted two industrial buildings. They claimed one was manufacturing drones and the other contained launch pads. The locals, however, told …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-11). Headlines for April 11, 2019. democracynow.org British Police Arrest WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, Sudan: Military Overthrows Pres. al-Bashir After Months of Protests, Dems Demand Evidence After AG Barr Tells Senators FBI Spied on Trump Campaign, ICE Acting Dir. Leaves Post in Ongoing Purge of Immigration Officials, Politico: Trump Considering Ex-Head of Hate Group for DHS Role, Dems Introduce Bill to Reverse Trump's Muslim & Anti-Refugee Bans, Israel: Netanyahu Declares Victory as Gov't Moves Further to Right, India: Elections Kick Off as Hindu Nationalist PM Modi Seeks 2nd Term, EU Leaders Extend Brexit Deadline to Oct. 31, Louisiana: Suspect Arrested o…

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-10). Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia. globalresearch.ca Refusing to acknowledge Russia's "balancing" acts with "Israel" and Saudi Arabia is a disservice to the Palestinian and Yemeni causes because it ignores the important role that Moscow plays in propping up Tel Aviv and Riyadh, resulting in the artificial …

STAFF (2019-04-10). US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Three out of five weapons used in Yemen are supplied by the US says Andrew Feinstein, the author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade…

STAFF (2019-04-10). US Provides Three out of Five Weapons Saudi Arabia Used in Yemen (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Shadow Wars author Andrew Feinstein discusses new research showing that the US sold 70 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudi Coalition for its war in Yemen, currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis…

Charles Pierson (2019-04-10). Yemen's Fate is in Trump's Hands. counterpunch.org Congress has finally grown a spine.For the first time in more than forty years, Congress has invoked the War Powers Resolution to demand that the US end its assistance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The US has been involved in the Saudi-led war without the authorization of Congress as mandated by the Constitution. More

Joe Tache (2019-04-10). BDS organizers say 'don't dance with apartheid' in Boston. liberationnews.org BDS organizers picket Israeli dance troupe.

Eds. (2019-04-10). U.S. is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention. mronline.org America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state's ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. | Source

STAFF (2019-04-10). More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to intensify the sanctions that are strangling Venezuela's economy. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-10). Dem presidential hopefuls make pitches to 3,000 building trades activists. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—It's called, in political parlance, "a cattle call." The phrase refers to what happens when presidential hopefuls parade their positions, one by one, before a group, large or small. And that's what nine Democrats— John Hickenlooper, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tim Ryan, Terry McAuliffe, Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Eric Swalwell, in that …

Bryan Wall (2019-04-10). A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv. thecanary.co Activists have asked Madonna to pull out of her scheduled appearance at the Eurovision song contest in Israel. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic … | Read more A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv | By Bryan Wall

Bryan Wall (2019-04-10). The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost. thecanary.co Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fifth term as Israeli prime minister. Netanyahu's Likud party won 35 seats, which tied it with Kahol Lavan, the … | Read more The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost. | By Bryan Wall

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-10). What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners. mintpressnews.com Considering the direct impact of the situation in Israeli prisons on the collective psyche of all Palestinians, any more reckless steps by Netanyahu will soon result in greater collective resistance, a struggle that Israel cannot easily suppress.

STAFF (2019-04-10). Pompeo: Sanctions Increase "Pain and Suffering" in Venezuela (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Sec. of State Mike Pompeo recently openly admitted that the sanctions are causing pain and suffering and that this would accelerate the process of toppling the Maduro government. Mark Weisbrot discusses the approach and what Democrats and progressives could do to stop this…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-10). A Vote to Maintain Apartheid? Israel's Netanyahu Set to Win 5th Term After Vow to Annex West Bank. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on the verge of securing a record fifth term in office as votes continue to be counted in Tuesday's election. Last night, Netanyahu and his top challenger, ex-military chief Benny Gantz, both claimed victory in the tight race. With most of the votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party and Gantz's newly formed Blue and White party have both secured 35 seats in the Knesset, but Netanyahu has a clearer path to forming a coalition government with the help of his right-wing allies. Tuesday's election came just days after Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex Israeli set…

STAFF (2019-04-10). Netanyahu's Proposal to Annex West Bank Kills Delusion About Two-State Solution. therealnews.com Rabbi Mivasair discusses the implications of Netanyahu's probable reelection and his last-ditch effort to appease the far-right in Israel, by declaring his willingness to annex the West Bank…

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-04-10). Communist Party of Israel on the Israeli election results. peoplesworld.org The corrupt, far-right Benjamin Netanyahu secured a unprecedented fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday morning, April 10, after more than 99% of the votes from the previous day's general election gave the right-wing and clerical bloc a 10-seat lead over the center, left and Arab parties. Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh, leader of …

Nick R. Martin (2019-04-10). Vicious Facebook Posts and the Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar. splcenter.org About three-and-a-half years ago, a man named Patrick Carlineo joined a brand-new Facebook group called "No Syrian refugees for NY."

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-10). Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections. globalresearch.ca With over 97% of votes counted, Netanyahu and leading challenger Benny Gantz each won 35 of the Knesset's 120 seats, according to the unofficial tally. | Apartheid right wing parties won a super-majority on Tuesday, results similar to recent past elections….

Stephen Zunes (2019-04-10). Trump's Controversial Decision on Iran's Revolutionary Guards. progressive.org Iran has near-universal male conscription, in which the guards often get priority—now all of these young men, some of whom have no desire to even be in the armed forces, will be labeled as "terrorists."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-10). Venezuela: New Power Outage as Oil Output Plummets. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's oil output fell significantly in March as a result of electricity problems and US sanctions.

Olivia Herken (2019-04-10). Activists at Heart—Young Candidates Step Up to Run for Office, and Win. progressive.org Young women are gaining much-needed experience in leadership, as well as the representation they've been missing, lending a voice to the largest generation of voters yet.

Alvaro Sanchez (2019-04-10). California Blazes a Trail for a Green New Deal. progressive.org While politicians and activists debate the idea of a federal plan to fight climate change and boost our economy, the Golden State is quietly showing how it could actually work.

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-10). "The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis" (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean? globalresearch.ca The US' strengthening of its energy and security partnerships with the emerging strategic axis of Greece, "Israel", and Cyprus (GRISCY) through the proposed "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" will contribute to containing multipolarity in the region by working …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2019. democracynow.org Israel: Netanyahu on Track for 5th Term in Office, DHS "Purge" Continues with Deputy Sec. Claire Grady, Reports: WH Wants to Put Border Agents in Charge of Asylum Interviews, AG Barr to Congress: No Plans to Release Unredacted Mueller Report, Mnuchin Says Treasury Consulted with WH on Trump Tax Returns, Bipartisan Tax Bill Would Make Free IRS E-Filing System Illegal, Airbnb Reverses Ban on Listings for Illegal Israeli Settlements, NYC Declares Public Health Emergency over Measles Outbreak, BuzzFeed: GOP Told Drug Cos. Not to Comply with Congressional Request, Prosecutors Add Money Laundering Charges in School Adm…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-10). The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election. mintpressnews.com TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who secured his fifth premiership in Tuesday's elections, colluded with U.S. President Donald Trump, Netanyahu's own tweets reveal. | The U.S. and Israel, both founded as settler-colonial states, have a symbiotic relationship. And just as Israeli spies have meddled in American elections, the U.S. has long meddled in Israel's. | This time, under Trump, that meddling has been marked by unprecedented appeasements to the Israeli far right. It also serves a dual…

unitedEditor (2019-04-10). Elections in Israel: What will change? uwidata.com Israel's parliamentary elections were held on April 9. While final results have not yet been published, according to preliminary data, the party of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won. Following the election, a new government will be formed in the country, occupying the 120 seats in the Knesset. Netanyahu's Likud party had about 35 …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-10). Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. dissidentvoice.org It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was meant to expand options for the US while shutting others out. While Trump attempts to …

Masud Wadan (2019-04-10). Despite a $ 22 Trillion National Debt, America Is on a Military Spending Spree. 800 Overseas US Military Bases. globalresearch.ca While the national debt of the United States was recorded at 22.03 trillion as of April 2019, Washington's going ahead with its hawkish policies worldwide with recent NATO summit pushing for further unity against China, Russia and Iran. NATO's annual …

Peter Bolton (2019-04-10). Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive. thecanary.co Donald Trump has just levelled a new punitive measure against Iran, which US allies have celebrated as a bold step. But this latest act … | Read more Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive | By Peter Bolton

Robert Mackey (2019-04-10). Netanyahu Set for Victory as Israelis Vote for Never-Ending Military Rule of Palestinians. theintercept.com Voters in Israel re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has promised to ignore pressure to end Israeli military rule over a captive population.

WSWS (2019-04-10). No clear winner in Israeli elections. wsws.org Exit polls had conflicting projections, with most giving opposition candidate Benny Gantz a narrow victory over incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Fight Back (2019-04-09). Iran says U.S. military forces in Middle East are part of terrorist group, after U.S. puts terrorist tag on Iran's military. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Iran's authoritative FARS News Agency is reporting the Supreme National Security Council has designated the United States Central Command as a terrorist entity, following a decision by the U.S. to put the terrorist tag on an important part of Iran's military – the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps. | The U.S. move to designate Iran's military as 'terrorist' violates international law and raised concerns about future treatment of prisoners of war. | The U.S. administration has been angered by Iran's support for progressive and anti-imperialist movements in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. Iran ha…

United Nations (2019-04-09). Yemen blast kills 14 children, leaves others fighting for their lives in Sana'a. un.org Further details have emerged of an attack on a school in the Yemeni capital Sana'a at the weekend which killed 14 youngsters and critically injured 16 others.

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-09). Greens Say "No to NATO" While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO. dissidentvoice.org Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights Greens who participated, often as organizers with …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-09). Headlines for April 9, 2019. democracynow.org Secret Service Director Removed in WH "Purge" of Immigration Officials, Reports: Trump Trying to Reinstate Family Separations at Border, CA Judge Blocks Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Iran Labels U.S. CENTCOM a Terror Group After IRCG Terror Designation, Israelis Head to Polls as Future of PM Netanyahu Remains Unclear, Libya: Tripoli Airport Closed as Fighting Near Capital Intensifies, Afghanistan: 4 Americans Killed Amid Spate of Violent Attacks, U.S. Revokes Visa of ICC Prosecutor Investigating War Crimes in Afghanistan, 3 FDNY Sept. 11 Rescue Workers Die as 9/11 Fund At Risk of Expiring, Def…

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