Wolf Alice, Shame, Portishead and more lend support to #ArtistsForPalestine4:09 pm – May 22, 2018

Wolf Alice , Shame , Portishead , Circa Waves and Carl Barat are among the hundreds of artists calling for a boycott of Israel, in unity against their continued and violent clashes with Palestinian protestors. In the continued conflict over occupation, last week saw reports of at least 52 Palestinians being killed after Israeli forces opened fire, with thousands more wounded as they protested in Gaza and the West Bank over the US Embassy moving to Jerusalem.

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Saunders: Despite support, Democrats skip embassy’s opening

In June 2017, the Senate reaffirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which called on Washington to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by a 90-0 vote. With not a single Democrat or Republican voting against the measure, it obviously was a bipartisan vote.

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Roger Waters hits back at Nick Cave’s defence of Israel gig

“People around the world will be surprised to read that Cave has chosen not to speak out about the trial of the Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour or the targeting of journalist Makbula Nasser in Israel; nor the indefinite imprisonment without charge or …

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Israeli Parliament Debates Bill Promoting Kurdish Statehood

Israel’s parliament (Knesset) has reportedly discussed a bill that explores ways through which the Tel Aviv regime can help the Kurds establish an independent state supportive of the regime within Syria, Iraq and Turkey, where anti-Israel sentiments run high.

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Palestinians ask ICC for ‘immediate’ probe against Israel

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press conference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people.

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Israeli-American novelist laments Gaza deaths, sees hope in resistance

That’s the reaction of Arabic-speaking Israeli-American author Moriel Rothman-Zecher to the paroxysm of violence along the Gaza border this past week, in which Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians amid a mass protest largely against the controversial U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem. Shattered, because of the deaths – the Palestinian Health Ministry pegs the toll at 60 at least – but unsurprised, as this recent violence must feel to Rothman-Zecher as though it erupted right from the pages of his just-released novel, Sadness is a White Bird.

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Palestinians ask ICC for a immediatea probe against Israel

The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. The step was sure to worsen the already troubled relations between the internationally backed Palestinian Authority and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

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