Posts Tagged ‘lawmaker’

Spain suspends parliament for at least 1 week after lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Lawmaker Javier Ortega Smith, head of the Vox party, has been diagnosed with the virus and the parliament has been suspended for at least a week as a precaution. Think your friends would be interested? Share this story! Source Article from Hits: 5

2nd Tehran lawmaker dies from coronavirus as Iran death toll hits 145

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian lawmaker died from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported, one of several officials to succumb to the illness in the epidemic-hit country. Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and had recently been elected to the parliament from the capital Tehran, the agency said. She is […]

Utah Lawmaker Files Legislation to Recall Sitting US Senator

Utah Rep. Tim Quinn (R-Huber City) filed a bill last week to recall an elected US Senator. The bill was filed after months of Mitt Romney’s relentless attacks against President Donald Trump. Mitt has been one of the most vocal anti-Trump Republicans since joining the US Senate in 2019. reports: President Trump had an excellent […]

Lawmaker says alleged cyberattack against Iran not proved yet

IRNA – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zolnouri said on Monday that alleged cyber attack in the course of Ukrainian plane crash needs feedback and has not been proved yet. Elaborating on the reason behind delay in announcing the findings about the cause of air crash, he said that […]

Montana lawmaker returns from Israel trip drawing comparisons between Palestinians and Native Americans, but reaches wrong conclusions

Last month, Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton traveled to Israel as part of a bipartisan delegation to the country. The National Association of Secretaries of State delegation trip was sponsored by an American Jewish Committees institute and was carried out in purported effort to further strengthen United States/Israel relations. The first @NASSorg @projinterchange Israel […]

A Massachusetts lawmaker is pushing a bill that targets BDS and creates a blacklist of companies that support the movement

Last year, activists in Massachusetts were able to defeat an unconstitutional anti-BDS bill before it got off the ground. State Representatives Steve Howitt (R) and Paul McMurtry (D) had filed Bill H.1685 in 2017 with help from the pro-Israel Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). The legislation would have barred states agencies from entering into contracts […]

After Trump executive order, GOP lawmaker tries to get Georgetown funding pulled over ‘anti-Israel, pro-Islamist’ bias

On December 11, President Trump signed an executive order that effectively weaponizes antisemitism as a cudgel to beat back BDS activities on college campuses. The order threatens to withhold federal funding from universities if the government determines that they’ve failed to prohibit discrimination. Trump’s move was barely announced before a member of congress attempted to […]

Arizona Lawmaker Pushes Law to Force All Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

(TMU) — An Arizona Republican official is hoping to force children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, by law, unless they are explicitly excused from doing so by their parents. Rep. John Fillmore of Apache Junction introduced House Bill 2017 late last month, which would require all K-12 students to stand for the daily pledge […]

Israeli army arrests Palestinian feminist lawmaker, months after her release

Khalida Jarrar was last released from Israeli custody in February, where she was held for 20 months without charge or trial. By Jaclynn Ashly Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) upon her release from an Israeli prison, at a checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, […]

Imagine FSB interrogating a US senator? FBI agent questions Russian lawmaker, offers ‘informal’ meeting

Yumasheva, who traveled to the United States to participate in the annual Fort Ross Dialogue forum, was taken to a separate room upon landing and interrogated by an FBI agent, who asked “obscure and unacceptable questions,” according to Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov. Moreover, she was offered a meeting with the FBI […]

Iraq to file UN complaint against Israel over attacks on Hashed al-Sha’abi bases: Lawmaker

An Iraqi parliamentarian says the Baghdad government is preparing a complaint to the United Nations after investigations revealed that the Israeli regime is “certainly” behind several attacks on the bases of pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi. Ahmad al-Assadi, spokesman of the Fatah Alliance, told journalists on Thursday in […]

China rejects US lawmaker’s ‘erroneous’ comments about Hong Kong

China has strongly dismissed the “erroneous” comments by a US Congressman who recently criticized China’s position on the protests in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has for weeks been the scene of protests over a proposed extradition bill. While the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese region has effectively backed away from the bill, protests have […]

Palestinian-American lawmaker Justin Amash quits GOP

Michigan lawmaker Justin Amash, the first person of Palestinian descent to serve in the US Congress, said he is quitting the Republican Party and has grown disenchanted with America’s two-party system. According to CNN, Amash may seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Amash cited the “hyperpartisan environment” in […]

‘Israel’ Will Be Destroyed in Half an Hour if US Attacks Iran: Senior Iranian Lawmaker

July 1, 2019 Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour has refuted the US president’s recent claim that he prevented military strike on Iran with just 10 minutes to go. Mojtaba Zonnour, Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, made the remarks in an interview with Tehran-based […]

Austria’s Kurz to face no confidence vote after govt resignations – lawmaker

Peter Pilz, an environmentalist MP who leads his own independent group, said he would bring the motion to Austria’s lower house during a special session scheduled for Monday, following European Parliament elections. “I am quite certain that it will succeed and that I will manage to ensure that Kurz will no longer be chancellor on […]

Feminist Palestinian lawmaker free after 20 months in prison without trial

Khalida Jarrar is released from Israeli custody following almost two years under administrative detention. By +972 Magazine Staff Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar seen following her release from 20 months of administrative detention, Ramallah, West Bank, February 28, 2018. (Oren Ziv/ Palestinian parliament member Khalida Jarrar was released Thursday morning after nearly two years in […]

‘Blatant & brazen’: Russian lawmaker lambastes US ‘interference’ in Nord Stream 2 deal

The calls for Berlin to halt the pipeline’s construction are “blatant and brazen interference into the affairs of its sovereign partners,” something Washington “has no right to do,” the lawmaker wrote on social media on Sunday. The Nord Stream 2 project is designed to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany across the Baltic Sea. The […]

Top Democrat Lawmaker Arrested For Child Abuse

California Democrat Joaquin Arambula has been arrested on child abuse charges, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer has confirmed. The Democratic state lawmaker was taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of child cruelty. reports: In a press release sent Tuesday night, the chairman of the Republican Party of Fresno County called for Arambula to be removed […]

Senior Israeli lawmaker calls for killing all Palestinians

Chair of the Defence Committee at the Israeli Parliament Avi Dichter has called for killing all the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. As he was commenting on the peaceful protests of the Great March of Return taking place along the eastern fence of the Gaza Strip, he said: “The Israeli army has enough bullets for […]

Finally a US lawmaker calls israel an apartheid state

Finally a US lawmaker calls Israel an apartheid state Jennifer Bing Hearing from constituents emboldened a member of congress to speak up against Israel’s military detention of Palestinian children. Oren Ziv ActiveStills There is not much to celebrate taking place on Capitol Hill these days. Nearly two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, US advocates for […]

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