"Ramallah, Occupied West Bank – Israeli settlers have committed violent, daily attacks against Palestinian villages and residents harvesting their olive trees over the past week. The attacks, which include beatings of farmers and destruction of trees, preceded the formal start of the olive harvest season on October 12 in the occupied West Bank, but intensified in number over the past week. ...
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler violence in the northern West Bank, told Al Jazeera they recorded 58 attacks since the start of the season, including nine on the village of Burin south of Nablus alone. 'It is evident that there is an increase in the attacks. We are 30 percent into the olive harvest season, and we have already had 58 attacks in the north [of the West Bank],' said Daghlas, describing the attacks as 'planned and not spontaneous'.
Harvesting olive trees is a key economic, familial and social activity for many Palestinians, who take days off work to tend to their lands, or those of their relatives, neighbours or friends. Between 80,000 to 100,000 families rely on olives and olive oil as primary or secondary sources of income."
-->The NYT didn't cover this story, so it is not surprising that the rest of the US media didn't either. How is it that a story like this makes it into two Israeli newspapers but not into a single US one?
"The EPA announced the creation of two internal scientific advisory panels after whistleblower accounts of internal corruption. ... One will focus on the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics and the Office of Pesticide Programs and will be chaired by a science policy adviser, a new senior-level role within the agency. The EPA will also be overhauling its New Chemicals Division.
The announcement comes after The Intercept reported extensively on allegations of corruption from five whistleblowers within the New Chemicals Division, which is part of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, and detailed extensive problems within the Office of Pesticide Programs.
The whistleblowers have provided detailed evidence of interference with the assessment of dozens of new chemicals submitted to the agency by companies planning to introduce them to market. The scientists documented intense pressure within the agency to downplay or remove evidence of the potential harms caused by chemicals, including neurological effects, birth defects, and cancer. They also reported that their findings were altered or deleted from assessments without their knowledge."
-->The NYT doesn't really like whistleblowers, and is often in bed with the chemical giants. No surprise that this disturbing story wasn't printed.
"'No Tech for Apartheid': 40+ Groups Demand Amazon and Google Ditch Israeli Military. Courageous workers at Google and Amazon are calling on their employers to stop enabling the Israeli government's oppression of Palestinian families—and we are proud to stand with them.
A day after hundreds of Amazon and Google workers condemned their employers for complicity in Israel's human rights violations against Palestinians, over 40 grassroots groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to amplify the efforts of activists around the world working to stop apartheid profiteers.
'As the Israeli military bombed homes, clinics, and schools in Gaza and threatened to push Palestinian families from their homes in Jerusalem this past May, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud executives signed a $1.22 billion contract to provide cloud technology to the Israeli government and military,' the campaign noted. 'By doing business with Israeli apartheid, Amazon and Google will make it easier for the Israeli government to surveil Palestinians and force them off their land.' "
-->Shame on Amazon and Google for making money off apartheid. Shame on the NYT for not covering how giant US companies are part of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.