Archive for January, 2021

ZFA statement on Malka Leifer extradition

Zionist Federation of Australia Jeremy Leibler welcomed the footage of Malka Leifer boarding the plane. “This protracted saga to have Leifer extradited to return to Melbourne to face trial has, it seems, finally ended after over 60 hearings”, he said. “For too many survivors of child sex abuse, justice is denied. But now, 12 long […]

Bank of Israel criticizes Netanyahu’s proposed cash handouts to Israelis

The Bank of Israel on Monday criticized an economic stimulus plan presented by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a day earlier, which would include cash handouts to most citizens. “A universal and indiscriminate distribution [of resources] — such as a grant per child, regardless of income — is ineffective,” it said in a statement. The Bank […]

US Supreme Court spurns NY politician Sheldon Silver’s appeal in corruption case

NEW YORK — The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the case of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is serving a 6 1/2-year prison sentence after being convicted in a corruption case. The high court’s decision not to hear Silver’s appeal is another sharp blow to the Manhattan Democrat, who was […]

Lapid jets back from US after pre-election parley with Democrat advisers

One of the last people to enter the country before the airport is closed at midnight Monday was opposition leader Yair Lapid. Lapid, who has been in the US since Thursday for consultations with American political strategists, landed back in Israel before 6 p.m. Monday evening. At midnight, foreign flights will be banned from landing […]

The dream that became a nightmare: How hopes for Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising were crushed

E ven the most fervent supporters of the protests called for 25 January did not believe they could amount to much.   Newspaper editor Lina Attalah chose not to assign a reporter to cover the rallies in Cairo, assuming they would be cleared within minutes.   Human rights defender Mona Seif, who planned to attend […]

Blue and White defector Ram Shefa joins Labor, will run in primaries

Former Blue and White MK Ram Shefa has joined the Labor party and will run in its primaries on February 1. “Happy and excited to run for the Labor list and join a political home that feels like home,” tweeted Shefa, who last month was part of an exodus of nine lawmakers from Benny Gantz’s […]

New U.S. Foreign Policy Problems إشكاليات السياسة الخارجية الأميركية الجديدة

**Please scroll down for the English Machine translation** إشكاليات السياسة الخارجية الأميركية الجديدة Click here to see the Video (deleted by You Tube) زياد حافظ ما زالت الضبابية تسود المشهد السياسي الأميركي بعد الانتخابات الرئاسية الأخيرة المثيرة للجدل وما تلاها من أحداث كاقتحام الكونغرس (او غزوة كما يحلو للبعض!) من قبل أنصار دونالد ترامب والتي كانت ضربة […]

Hank Kunneman Says God Hates Those Who Call Him a False Prophet for Falsely Prophesying Trump’s Reelection

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US Backs Al-Qaeda In Yemen

Above photo: Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has been supported by the US and Saudi Arabia in Yemen. While dubbing its Houthi enemies ‘terrorists’. The US State Department designated Yemen’s Houthi movement — the most effective force in fighting al-Qaeda — as a “terrorist” organization. Meanwhile Washington and Saudi Arabia have […]

Why Anti-Racism Must Be Anti-Capitalist

There have been many attempts to put a ‘humane’ face on capitalism, but it is a system built on oppression. Racism isn’t a glitch, it’s a feature – both of capitalism’s history and its present. Last summer we saw one of the largest anti-racist mobilisations in decades. In over sixty countries, protesters took to the […]

‘No Likud in the Joint List,’ say Arab MKs as talks with renegade member falter

A meeting between the heads of all four Arab parties that make up the Joint List ended without a breakthrough on Sunday night, increasing the likelihood that the alliance will fall apart before the coming election. The talks — the first four-way meeting between party leaders since new elections were called for March — were […]

Drugmakers to be required to register Covid-19 vaccine exports over supply concerns – EU official

The EU is set to introduce a rule requiring drug manufacturers to register exports of their Covid-19 vaccines to third parties, after AstraZeneca warned supply issues will impact its ability to meet demand. The new measure, reportedly due to be implemented by the European Commission in the coming days, will create a ‘transparency register’ for […]

Coronavirus Israel live: Tel Aviv airport shut; pandemic czar says third lockdown might no be the last

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Settler attacked by Palestinians while jogging – medics

A resident of the Har Bracha settlement in the northern West Bank who was out jogging was attacked by Palestinians near the village of Burin, medics said Monday. The man was taken to Meir hospital in Kfar Saba with mild injuries, according to Magen David Adom. There were no immediate arrests announced following the assault. […]

MLK and Rabbi Heschel fought for civil rights together. Their daughters say the struggle isn’t done

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jew Wants to Integrate Invaders to Make Them “As Swedish as Me”

jews have wormed their way into every White country and are using their influence to open up borders and bring in an invasion of aliens. WorldTruth link 00 Hits: 9

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against UK, South Africa variants

US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said lab studies showed its COVID-19 vaccine would remain protective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. But out of caution, the company will test adding a second booster of its vaccine — to make three shots in total — and has […]

Putin denies owning £1bn Black Sea palace after Navalny exposé

Mr Putin said he had “not had the time” to view the much-discussed investigation, released on 19 January shortly after the Putin critic was jailed. Nonetheless, the president asserted extracts he had seen represented an  “attempt to brainwash” Russians using “10-year-old rumours”.  “They decided it was a good time to put things together and brainwash […]

Virus czar: With COVID-19 mutations, third lockdown may not be Israel’s last

The government’s coronavirus czar on Monday warned the third nationwide lockdown may not be Israel’s last, citing the fast-spreading mutations of the virus. The British variant of the virus is circulating widely in Israel, accounting for nearly half of recent cases, according to health officials. Twenty-seven cases of the South African strain have been found […]

Long overdue? New service Counterweight provides counsel to those facing social justice-fueled ‘cancellation’

A well-known British intellectual has launched an organisation whose stated mission is to provide resources and guidance to those facing ‘cancellation’ in the workplace or elsewhere, eliciting cheers as well as groans. The new group, Counterweight, will help individuals “resist the imposition of Critical Social Justice (CSJ) on their day to day lives.” A video […]

Moderna working on new Covid-19 vaccine booster to tackle South Africa strain

US biotech firm Moderna said on Monday that it was starting trials for another Covid-19 vaccine to immunize people against a mutant strain of the virus recently discovered in South Africa. The company also said laboratory tests had shown that two doses of its current Covid-19 shot are effective against the variant, known as 501.V2, […]

North Korea’s Acting Envoy to Kuwait Has Defected to South Korea: Lawmaker

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo supplied by North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 13, 2021. Photo: KCNA/via REUTERS/File Photo. North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, the latest in a recent string […]

Ivanka Trump stays silent on social media as Rubio warns she’ll have ‘tough’ fight if she goes for his seat

Ivanka Trump is remaining silent as rumours swirl about her own possible run for office.  The former first daughter, and adviser to Donald Trump during his presidency, last posted a message on Twitter and Instagram on 19 January saying that it had been “the honour of a lifetime to serve our nation”. Her last public […]

Israel Extradites Sex-Crime Suspect Leifer to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexually abusing students, walks in the corridor of the Jerusalem District Court, accompanied by Israeli Prison Service guards, in Jerusalem, Feb. 14, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun / File. A former Australian school principal accused of sexually assaulting students […]

Israel plans 2,000 additional hospital beds for Jerusalem, none for Palestinian neighborhoods

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The implications of recent China military moves for the US – analysis

Taiwan reported a “large incursion of Chinese warplanes for a second day running,” the BBC reported. Some 15 aircraft flew near the Prates Islands in the South China Sea. From Beijing’s perspective, it is merely flying over areas it claims.On Monday, a day after the report of the overflight, Chinese and Indian troops reportedly clashed […]

Welcome to the worst job in Israeli politics, Merav Michaeli

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Cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh publishes new book “Cats and Birds”

TEHRAN – “Cats and Birds”, a book containing a collection of paintings and drawings by celebrated Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh has recently been published by Karnameh Publications in Tehran.  “The collection mostly includes paintings, drawings, and graphic designs, and they are not cartoons,” Derambakhsh said in a press release published on Monday. “I have been […]

Fajr film festival to pay tribute to Parviz Purhosseini, Changiz Jalilvand

TEHRAN – The organizers of the 39th Fajr Film Festival plan to commemorate Parviz Purhosseini and Changiz Jalilvand, two cinematic figures who recently died of COVID-19. The commemoration will take place at the closing ceremony. Stage and screen actor Purhosseini’s credits include acting in “Bashu, Little Stranger,” by Bahram Beizai, “Kamalolmolk” by Ali Hatami, “Angelica […]

The urgent need to revitalize the Palestinian Left

It is worrying how the colonized, oppressed Palestinian, using left-wing jargon, has legitimized a racist solution disguised by liberation slogans. This has led to the disappearance of checks and balances from Palestinian politics and ultimately to the onslaught of right-wing politics on Palestinian basic rights as materialized in the Oslo Accords and the transformation of […]

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