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Six coalition MKs, signed what was dubbed the "Covenant of Victory and Renewal of Settlement" | TOI |
Speaking amid a carnival-like atmosphere at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the leader of the ultranationalist Religious Zionism party, extolled the virtues of creating new settlements, declaring: "God willing, we will settle and we will be victorious."
Kibbutz Terror Attack on 7 Oct.
Labour under Keir Starmer: don't criticize Jewish State ...
'From the river to the sea': where does the slogan come from and what does it mean? | The Guardian - 31 Oct. 2023 |
"We won't rest until we have justice, until all people, Israelis and Palestinians, between the river and the sea can live in peaceful liberty," said Andy McDonald, a Labour MP, at a protest in London organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Three days later, McDonald was suspended from the party pending an investigation, leaving the former shadow cabinet minister sitting as an independent for now.
Some feel the decision was heavy handed while others see it as a sign of strong leadership from Keir Starmer as the Labour leader tries to draw a clear line between himself and his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn.
Criticism of Israel for genocidal acts against Palestinians is not anti-Semitic but required to protect human rights. Fear is a poor guidance in an era of disinformation and war propaganda. Labour under Keir Starmer flunked the test of human rights issues.
EUROPE HALTED AL JAZEERA SATELLITE RECEPTION TODAY
Except Arabic speaking channel - France ordered Eutelsat to block Al-Aqsa TV
Press Freedom Reversals in Post-Arab Spring Countries | 18 Dec 2017 |
Israel working to shut Al Jazeera | MEMO - 17 Oct. 2023 |
An official Israeli channel said that the Israeli Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara is in the process of submitting emergency regulations allowing Israel to shut down the operations of Qatar's Al Jazeera news station in Israel and stop it from broadcasting from there.
The regulations were proposed by Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi, and his version gives him the authority to "instruct the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council to revoke a foreign media's broadcast licence; shut down its offices; and seize its equipment, if he believed that the outlet's broadcasts were harming state security," according to the Times of Israel.
Karhi had earlier accused Al Jazeera of "endangering the security of Israeli forces" by filming their positions and disseminating statements from the Palestinian group Hamas.
However, Baharav-Miara objects to the proposal because according to the current version of the regulations, authority is given to the communications minister instead of the Defence Minister, Yoav Gallant, and that the orders against a foreign media outlet would not need the approval of a district court.
The security cabinet is currently deliberating the regulations, and the communications minister is urging it to approve the regulations despite the attorney general's opposition.
Renowned scholar slams German academic censorship after being fired for criticizing Israel | Anadolu Agency - 9 Feb. 2024 |
Ghassan Hage rejects accusations of antisemitism, says managers of Max Planck Society failed to defend academic freedom
Ghassan Hage, an internationally renowned scholar, slammed German academic institutions for suppressing criticism of Israel, after he was suddenly fired over allegations of anti-Semitic social media posts, Anadolu Agency reports.
"What to me is a fair, intellectual critique of Israel, for them is anti-Semitism, according to the law in Germany," he said in a statement late Thursday.
"I find the German's pseudo philosemitism self-serving and, at times, racist, instrumentalised to racialise the Palestinian and, more generally, the Arab and Muslim community in Germany," he stressed.
The Lebanese-Australian scientist was fired by The Max Planck Society, a leading German research institution, after local media published various controversial reports accusing him of disseminating anti-Semitic propaganda.
Hage strongly rejected the accusation and said he has always defended the peaceful co-existence of Jews, Muslims and Christians, and criticised both Israelis and Palestinians who work against this goal.
Has Annalena Baerbock received new instruction from her mentor Antony Blinken?
The need in #Rafah is already unbelievable. 1.3 million people are seeking protection from the fighting in a very small space. An offensive by the Israeli army on Rafah would be a humanitarian catastrophe. The people of #Gaza cannot disappear into thin air.
Euphemism ... the Aussenminister uses the term "fighting" ...
Germany warns against Israeli ground attack on Rafah city in Gaza Strip | Anadolu Agency - 3 Feb. 2024 |
Israeli military assault on Rafah would 'not be justified' as women and children have sought refuge in that area, says Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock
What a weasel, Chancellor Scholz reacts in a serious manner on remarks by lunatic former President Trump.
American democracy ... deal with it Olaf 😡
Scholz convinced Germany under threat from the Russian Federation ... narrative of the Pentagon and investing in more modern American weapons ... when is the next show?
Germany backs Israel and Netanyahu's war cabinet on decisions ICJ allege maybe genocidal acts ... even ICC prosecutor Karim Khan came out of deep,hibernation with a statement and some veiled criticism on Israel. 🔥🔥🔥 Gaza is burning.
Men of courage and vision are not understood during fixation on wars and/or genocide
Even today the Pat Tillman story will not end
Truth will be spoken ...
The US Army Attempted to Cover Up the True Nature of Pat Tillman's Death In Afghanistan