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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

    MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador. The post MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu appeared first on MintPress News.

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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu

    MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu

Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador. The post MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu appeared first on MintPress News.

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Thought Police: US, Israel Increasingly Banning & Deporting Ideological Enemies

    Thought Police: US, Israel Increasingly Banning & Deporting Ideological Enemies

TEL AVIV/WASHINGTON — Israel and the U.S. are simultaneously stepping up repression in the form of travel restrictions against critics of the apartheid state. A Palestinian activist has been barred from entering the U.S. while an advocate with a leading human rights NGO – Human Rights Watch (HRW) – faced a ruling on Tuesday in…

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War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

    War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don’t let such references as the “tight race” between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and…

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Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel’s “National No Opposition” Government

  Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel’s “National No Opposition” Government

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The president of the state of Israel is arguably the most insignificant and unimpressive position on earth. The post was created as a pasture into which to send aging politicians who have become irrelevant but are still in need of a position. The role is void of any consequence — so…

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A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future

  A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future

The world reacted with shock to the fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral. A symbol of Paris,  this 13th Century architectural marvel is home to precious historical religious relics and artwork;  made even more famous throughout the world by Victor Hugo’s famous novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. World leaders were quick to react to…

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Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

  Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the field is more crowded with like-minded candidates –“progressives” like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and…

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Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

  Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

KHARTOUM, SUDAN — Last Thursday, the decades-long rule of Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir came to an end, as the country’s long-time leader was ousted in a military coup that followed months of protests against his rule, which began in 1989. Bashir’s overthrow was widely hailed in the U.S. as a “revolution” brought on by a…

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What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners

  What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners

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…

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The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election

  The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election

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…

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