Posts Tagged ‘groups’

Nasrallah: It was Soleimani-linked groups that drove US Army out of Iraq in 2011

February 14, 2021 Description: In an extensive interview in late 2020, Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah provides a detailed explanation of the identity of the “resistance groups” that he says were responsible for militarily driving the U.S. army out of Iraq in 2011. Nasrallah explains that the overwhelming majority of the operations carried out on […]

US farmers and food justice groups declare ‘solidarity’ with Indian farmer protests

Image Credit: AFP U.S. farmers and food justice advocates on Thursday published a statement of solidarity with Indian farmers protesting deeply unpopular new laws and “the forces of neoliberalism” imposed at the prompting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s far-right, Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.  “We stand with India’s farmers! Now let’s connect the dots between […]

Innovative Jewish groups seek respect from the mainstream

Keshira haLev Fife is well known in the Jewish community of her native Pittsburgh, where she conducts Shabbat services and Hebrew school classes. But she’s not your average prayer leader or educator. As a self-described “proud Jewish woman of color,” she said she “sprinkles, sparkles, disrupts expectations and offers blessings in the service of the […]

JNF plan to expand settlements could ‘endanger its existence,’ Jewish groups warn

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Press Freedom Groups Call On DOJ To Drop Assange Charges

Above photo: Rally outside the Department of Justice, Jan. 26, 2021. Two dozen major human rights and press freedom organizations are calling on the new Department of Justice to drop the charges against Julian Assange. The cosigners have written to Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson in a letter warning that “the proceedings against Mr. Assange jeopardize journalism that is […]

Two U.S. carriers groups conduct exercise in South China Sea amid tensions with China

Media reports said: Two U.S. carrier strike groups have conducted joint exercises in the South China Sea. This new muscle flexing comes days after the U.S. buzzed China-controlled islets in the disputed waters, prompting anger from China. The two groups, led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz aircraft carriers, trained in the South […]

British lawmakers call to prevent Palestinians’ eviction by settler groups

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American Jewish Groups Slam ICC Decision on Israel as ‘Systemic Bias’

The International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. American Jewish organizations spoke out strongly against the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it has jurisdiction to investigate war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank, calling the ruling “politically and ideologically motivated” and the result of “systemic bias in multilateral organizations.” The decision, released […]

Palestinian Groups Call On ICC To Take Swift Action

Above photo: In this July 9, 2020 file photo, Hamas supporters wave their green and national flags during a protest. Palestinian organisations have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to move swiftly in holding Israel to account for its actions in the Occupied Territories after a landmark decision on Friday. Judges ruled that it is […]

60+ groups and unions to Senate Democrats: End harmful ‘gridlock and dysfunction’ by eliminating the filibuster

A diverse coalition of more than 60 progressive advocacy organizations and labor unions representing millions of people across the U.S. sent a letter Friday urging Senate Democrats to eliminate the legislative filibuster, a procedural relic that the groups describe as a “weapon of pure partisan gridlock” and a major obstacle to necessary change. Addressed to […]

Jewish Groups Release Statement Addressing “Misrepresentations” Regarding Ethnic Studies

Several Jewish groups released a statement on February 4 addressing “misrepresentations” about the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) issue in the media. The statement, which was spearheaded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, said that recent articles in Jewish publications about the ESMC “have often misrepresented and misinformed on many of the details […]

Groups In The South Are Working To Fix A Broken Farm Labor System

Above photo: Jorge Bautista Sabino (second from right) came to the U.S. from Mexico on an agricultural visa sponsored by a farm labor contractor. After facing wage theft and other abuses, Sabino joined a class action lawsuit with the support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, for whom he now works. FLOC. For years, legal […]

Fearing repeat of last year, U.S. Orthodox Jewish groups urge community to comply with COVID restrictions for Purim

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India accuses foreign ‘vested interest groups’ of smear campaign over farmer protests

India’s Foreign Ministry has lashed out at “foreign individuals and entities,” accusing them of attempting to tarnish the country’s image with “irresponsible” comments about recent violent protests by Indian farmers. Indian diplomats slammed foreign supporters of the country’s protesting farmers on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to meddle into the nation’s domestic affairs. “It is […]

Rights groups, lawmakers urge reversal of Trump’s sanctions reprieve for Israeli mining tycoon

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Jewish Groups Applaud Biden Administration’s ‘Embrace’ of IHRA Antisemitism Definition

Part of an exhibit on the Holocaust supported by the IHRA. Photo: courtesy of IHRA. Leading Jewish groups praised a Tuesday commitment from a US State Department official that the Biden Administration “embraces and champions” the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of antisemitism. “As prior US Administrations of both political stripes have done, the […]

Jewish groups condemn Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican congresswoman who has advanced a range of dangerous conspiracy theories, including some that are explicitly antisemitic, is refusing to step down or even apologize, despite increasingly fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others. Among Greene’s critics are right-wing and centrist Jewish groups that do not frequently criticize Republican lawmakers or […]

Zuckerberg: Facebook to stop recommending political groups in bid to ‘turn down the temperature’

A clampdown on political amplification: During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, Zuckerberg called the decision “a continuation of work we’ve been doing for a while to turn down the temperature and discourage divisive conversations.” The Facebook chief also said the company is considering taking new steps to limit the amount of political content […]

Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass

By Jessica Buxbaum Source Jessica Buxbaum investigates the slew of Israeli settler groups working to evict Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes with the aid of millions of dollars from American donors. Occupied East Jerusalem — Nearly 20 Palestinian families face homelessness amid a raging pandemic and cold, wet winter in occupied East Jerusalem because […]

Coronavirus Israel live: Police, ultra-Orthodox groups clash over restrictions; minister urges calm

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U.S. Jewish groups herald ‘a future of equality’ as Biden and Harris take office

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Rights groups defy Israeli minister’s ban on their activities in country’s schools

Israel’s Education Minister announced a ban this week on human rights groups from entering Israeli public schools, a move seen by many as a response to a bombshell report from B’Tselem, one of the country’s leading human rights groups, calling Israel an “apartheid state”.  Minister Yoav Gallant said on Sunday that he was banning members […]

Rights groups say Pfizer has duty to ensure its vaccine is not used in discriminatory manner

Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq is calling on the Pfizer pharmaceutical  company to ensure that its COVID-19 vaccine is being used and distributed without discrimination, expressing concerns that Israel is using the company’s vaccine “to further entrench” injustices against Palestinians living under occupation.  In a letter to Pfizer, Al-Haq expressed concern over Israel’s “racially discriminatory […]

53 Jewish Groups Lobby Biden to Adopt Israel-Centric Definition of Antisemitism

Renegade Editor’s Note: The Progressive Israel Network is obviously a controlled opposition organization, which only disagrees with the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations on how best to support Israel and fight “anti-semitism.” By Alison Weir Jewish Insider reports today: “Jewish groups lobby Biden on IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism.” The IHRA definition is […]

Minister of Education bans groups that degrade IDF, Israel from schools

Browse > Home / News / Minister of Education bans groups that degrade IDF, Israel from schools January 18, 2021 by TPS Read on for article Education Minister Yoav Gallant issued an order on Sunday banning organizations that degrade IDF soldiers or the state of Israel from lecturing or conducting activities in schools. B’Tselem’s photographer […]

Education Minister Bans Major Human Rights Groups From Entering Schools

Following a decision by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem to begin referring to Israel as an “apartheid state,” Education Minister Yoav Gallant on Sunday said he was banning members of groups that “call Israel false derogatory names” from entering schools in the country. Though Gallant’s statement did not mention B’Tselem by name, the move came […]

600 Groups Urge Biden To Impose National Moratorium On Water Shut-offs

By Joseph Guzman, The Hill. January 14, 2021 Above photo: Detroit activists march for restoring local democracy and economic justice, and an end to the water shut-offs, July 18, 2014. Victoria Collier. Too many people are struggling to pay their bills, advocates say. The No Shutoffs Coalition on Wednesday presented the incoming Democratic administration with […]

Left-Wing Jewish Groups’ Rejection of Holocaust Alliance Antisemitism Definition Meets Criticism

Part of an exhibit on the Holocaust supported by the IHRA. Photo: courtesy of IHRA. A statement from a coalition of progressive Jewish groups rejecting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism because it included anti-Zionism among its examples encountered criticism on social media on Tuesday. The statement from the Progressive Israel Network, […]

Jewish Groups React to Passing of Sheldon Adelson

Several Jewish groups issued statements mourning the death of GOP megadonor and Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson on January 12. Adelson, 87, died after suffering complications from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; he had taken a leave of absence for the treatment on January 7. Adelson’s widow, Miriam, said in a statement that her husband donated […]

Rights groups: Israel discriminates against Palestinians by not providing accurate COVID-19 info in Arabic

As countries around the world continue to vaccinate their populations against COVID-19, the coronavirus continues to rage in Palestine, where the prospect of getting vaccinated still remains a mere fantasy for many.  Palestinian officials continue to enforce partial lockdowns across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, where hundreds of new cases of the virus […]

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