Posts Tagged ‘passes’

Georgia’s parliament passes amnesty law to release 1,500 prisoners

The Georgian Parliament has passed an amnesty law, which will release 1,500 prisoners and see the sentences of a further 6,000 reduced. The law pardons inmates convicted of crimes including theft, fraud and some drug offences. It comes amid an ongoing political crisis in the country. Georgian Dream was the only party to vote on […]

Sheldon Adelson, Jewish self-made tycoon, passes away at 87

Sheldon Adelson, the longtime casino magnate who bet big on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, died Tuesday of complications from treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 87. News of his death pushed other items off the front pages of Israeli newspapers. It was also widely reported in America’s electronic and print […]

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Elevate Status of US Envoy on Antisemitism

The House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the US Capitol. Photo: Flickr. JNS.org – A bipartisan bill to elevate the status of the US envoy on antisemitism passed in the US House of Representatives on Dec. 31—one of the last bills to pass the 116th Congress. The Special Envoy to Monitor and […]

Joan Micklin Silver, director of ‘Hester Street’, passes away at 85

Joan Micklin Silver, a pioneering filmmaker who directed two of Hollywood’s most Jewish films, has died at 85. The cause was vascular dementia, according to The New York Times. Silver was best known for directing Crossing Delancey, the Lower East Side rom-com involving a pickle maker, and Hester Street, an influential low-budget tale about Yiddish-speaking […]

House passes bill to promote antisemitism envoy to ambassador

A bill that would elevate the US State Department’s Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism position to an ambassadorship will head to US President Donald Trump’s desk where he will have the ability to sign the legislation into law, after the US House of Representatives passed the bill on Friday.The bill was introduced by Rep. Christopher […]

House passes stimulus check boost as Republicans splinter

“We could’ve passed the bill four days ago but our colleagues on the other side went against the president’s wishes and blocked it,” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) said Monday. Action now turns to the Senate, where it’s unclear if the chamber will even take up the House proposal, despite Trump […]

Congress Passes $900 Billion Mitigation 2.0 Bill

Above photo: Nathaniel St. Clair. As double dip recession looms. As the 2020 year closes, Congress is about to pass a $900B Covid Relief spending bill.  But make no mistake. It’s Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal. And it will hardly dent the rapidly slowing US economy this 4th quarter and the increasingly forecasted coming double dip […]

Tufts U passes referendum reminiscent of ‘antisemitic blood libel’

A student reform group at Tufts University that champions Jewish rights has condemned a recent referendum with anti-Israel rhetoric passed by the school’s student government that intends to demilitarize the campus police department.The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group at Tufts forwarded the legislation due to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) alleged links […]

Nurse Passes Out on Live TV Minutes After She Was Vaxxed

From Washington Times: A nurse fainted at a Thursday press conference after receiving the coronavirus vaccine at a Tennessee hospital. Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover had been speaking to the media about the city’s first vaccinations of front-line health workers when she collapsed, according to video posted by WTVC-9, the Chattanooga ABC affiliate. A nurse who […]

Senate passes bill elevating antisemitism monitor to ambassador

The US Senate passed a bill that would elevate the position of the antisemitism monitor to ambassador, adding punch to the envoy’s mission of pressing other governments to confront anti-Jewish bigotry. “Antisemitism continues to rise at an alarming rate across the globe,” Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., who led sponsorship of the bipartisan bill, said in […]

Hungary Passes Constitutional Amendment Protecting Child’s Right to Identify as its Birth Gender

Some Twitter users reacted to footballer Jamie Vardy breaking an LGBT corner flag after he scored a last minute winner in a game by accusing the Leicester City striker of being “homophobic.” After Vardy hit the back of the net, he ran to the corner and demolished the stand holding up the rainbow-colored flag, which […]

U.S. Senate passes bill elevating antisemitism monitor to ambassador

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Bill to provide state support for Israeli West Bank outposts passes preliminary vote

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Henry Morris of Institute for Creation Research Passes Into Eternity at 78 Amid Battle With COVID

DALLAS — The CEO of the Texas-based Institute for Creation Research (ICR), Dr. Henry Morris III, died on Saturday in the midst of a battle with COVID-19. He was 78. “It is with heavy hearts that the Institute for Creation Research announces the homegoing of our CEO, Dr. Henry M. Morris III. He went to […]

Shirley Lowy passes away

Lady Shirley Lowy passed away in Israel last Wednesday at the age of 86. Born in Sydney to immigrant parents, her father from Poland and her mother from the UK, Shirley (nee Rusanow) spent her early years in Bondi before the family moved north so she could recover from a bout of rheumatic fever. In […]

Ayatollah Yazdi passes away

TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the Assembly of Experts and chief of the Association of Qom Seminary Teachers, passed away on Wednesday. Yazdi, 89, also headed the Judiciary from 1989-1999. He was elected as chief of the Assembly of Expert in March 2014 for a year. Yazdi was competing with Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani […]

US House Passes Resolution Calling for Worldwide Repeal of Blasphemy, Apostasy Laws

Photo Credit: Yejun Kim FI WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy, heresy and apostasy laws, some of which have resulted in the imprisonment and/or deaths of Christians accused of speaking against Islam. House Resolution 512, presented by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., was passed […]

To help prevent the next ‘Tiger King’, House passes Big Cat Public Safety Act

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which places a ban on the keeping of big cats as pets. According to EcoWatch, it limits who is permitted to breed, sell, buy, transport, or own large felines like lions, tigers, and leopards. There are currently roughly 10,000 big cats […]

US House Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

Photo Credit: Martjin Baudoin/Unsplash (Fox News) — The House of Representatives voted 228-164 to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act on Friday, the first time either chamber of Congress has ever voted to decriminalize marijuana. Marijuana legislation has been largely stagnant on the federal level, but more states have moved toward legalization in […]

Iran watchdog passes law on hardening nuclear stance, halting UN inspections

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Joe Biden Passes Up Symone Sanders for Obama Alum Jen Psaki as Press Secretary

Joe Biden announced that Obama administration alumna Jen Psaki would be his press secretary, bypassing his devoted campaign spokesperson and surrogate, Symone Sanders. Sanders would be “Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson for the Vice President,” the campaign said in an announcement. Sanders stood by Biden’s side through thick and thin, including the dark days after […]

100-year-old French man passes away one day after making aliyah

Meir Halimi, a 100-year-old man originating from the French city of Nice, made aliyah on Wednesday and died the day after, according to French Jewish Agency director Arie Abitbol who spoke to Qualita, an organization for French immigrants. After months of administrative struggle, Abitbol explained, the Jewish Agency French office finally allowed Halimi to make […]

UK Government Proposes “Freedom Passes” To Get ‘Safe’ People Back To Work

By Tyler Durden The rollout of COVID-19 immunity certificates across the UK could become a reality in 2021. A draft of the scheme, one where people who have contracted the virus and have recovered, or have naturally develop antibodies to fight the virus, could be given the golden ticket to resume a normal life. UK’s Downing […]

San Francisco college’s student gov’t passes resolution targeting settlements

(J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The student government at San Francisco State University has approved a divestment resolution targeting Israel that would have the school pull out of investments in companies that do business in Israeli settlements. Following a lengthy and contentious public comment period, Associated Students passed the measure in a 17-1 vote […]

Longtime Free Presbyterian Minister Alan Cairns Passes Into Eternity at Age 80

 (The News Letter) — Dr.  Alan Cairns, a long-time clerical associate of the late Dr. Ian Paisley, served the Free Presbyterian church for 25 years in the United States as pastor of Faith Free Presbyterian church, in Greenville, South Carolina, before retiring and being named pastor emeritus in 2007. Prior to moving to the […]

UN committee again passes annual anti-Israel resolutions with huge majorities

A committee at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed with overwhelming majorities a series of resolutions critical of Israel, lambasting the Jewish state, among other things, for ostensible human rights violations against Palestinians and “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights. The motions are passed annually by the UN’s Special Political and Decolonization […]

Spain: Bolshevik Regime Passes Law Giving Powers to Remove ‘Hate Messages’ From Social Media

All over Europe the Bolshevik scum are using the coronavirus to push through totalitarian legislation limiting the speech of opponents of Globohomo. Europa Press: El Congreso de los Diputados, con el voto en contra de PP y Vox, ha aprobado este lunes una iniciativa de Unidas Podemos por la que se insta al Gobierno a […]

San Francisco Board Passes ‘CAREN Act’ to Punish ‘Entitled White Women’ Who Call 911 On Non-Whites

By Chris Menahan In just a few years, we’ve gone from “If you see something, say something” to “If you see something involving a person of marginalization keep your damn mouth shut or you’re going to prison.” From the SF Chronicle: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the Caren Act Tuesday — a […]

As Israel passes 2,000 COVID deaths: The lives behind the numbers

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Israel passes law limiting protests under lockdown

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