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Florida detective adopts boy who survived massacre of family by father

A Florida detective who arrived at a horrific crime scene where a man had killed his girlfriend and special needs daughter and critically injured his son has adopted the boy three years later. Mike Blair was one of the first police officers on the scene after Ronnie Oneal killed his girlfriend Kenyatta Barron, their daughter […]

European Parliament Adopts Text Proclaiming Abortion a ‘Human Right’

ROME, Italy — The European Parliament (EP) voted Thursday in favor of a report describing abortion as “essential healthcare” and a “human right.” The European Parliament adopted the document on June 24 by a vote of 378 votes in favor, 255 against and 42 abstentions at its plenary session in Brussels, Belgium. Last week, the European […]

Switzerland Adopts Draconian Police Law

The new anti-terror law adopted by Switzerland last weekend is one of the harshest police laws in all of Europe. Its adoption in a referendum highlights the urgency of building a genuine workers’ party in Switzerland that defends as a matter of principle the democratic rights of working people. The “Federal Law on Police Measures […]

Penn State student government adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Penn State University Park Student Government (UPUA) voted unanimously on Wednesday to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.The vote follows an April 8 resolution by the student government to fight antisemitism on campus.”Penn State is not immune to the disease of antisemitism,” the resolution noted. “In 2019, the Daily Collegian released […]

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution demanding COVID ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding a “sustained humanitarian pause” in all conflict areas to enable coronavirus vaccine access. The British-drafted resolution, cosponsored by 112 countries, intends to facilitate the unhindered delivery of vaccines and the vaccination of millions of people in conflict areas The text reiterated the council’s demand last […]

Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared

Israel’s parliament passed a law Wednesday allowing the government to share the identities of people not vaccinated against the coronavirus with other authorities, raising privacy concerns for those opting out of inoculation. The measure, which passed with 30 votes for and 13 against, gives local governments, the director general of the education ministry and some […]

Joe Biden Adopts a Trump Approach to Iran

Lawrence Davidson is professor of history emeritus at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He has been publishing his analyses of topics in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, international and humanitarian law and Israel/Zionist practices and policies since 2010. An Analysis () by Lawrence Davidson 9 February 2021 Part I—Joe Biden, the Good Stuff All right! […]

Paris adopts the IHRA definition of antisemitism

The city of Paris adopted the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism during a session of the Council of Paris on Thursday, joining a growing number of cities around the world, including London and more recently the French city of Nice, to make the move.The decision was taken by the Council of Paris, headed by Paris’ Mayor […]

UAE Adopts Amendments to Grant Citizenship to Investors and Other Professionals

A general view of the Business Bay area, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Satish Kumar / File. The United Arab Emirates has adopted amendments that would allow the Gulf state to grant citizenship to investors […]

NBCUniversal Adopts Ruderman Foundation Guidelines to Audition Actors with Disabilities

NBCUniversal joins the growing number of production companies committed to auditioning actors with disabilities with the help of the Ruderman Family Foundation, a Jewish disability awareness and activist organization. The major media and entertainment conglomerate announced the guidelines on January 29 and joins in the foundation’s continuous efforts to improve the portrayal of disabilities in entertainment […]

Major American Jewish coalition adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Nearly all of the members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are adopting a common, but hotly debated, definition of antisemitism. The conference, an umbrella group of Jewish organizations, announced Tuesday that 51 of its 53 members have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism, a 500-word document […]

Blind Veteran Adopts San Diego Rescue Dog Without Eyes

A blind three-year-old Lab/Shepherd who had his eyes removed is going to a loving family, including a blind veteran. Louis was brought to a California animal shelter in December 2020 after his previous owners removed his eyes due to an eye infection instead of deciding to treat the infection and then discovered they could not care for […]

CSUN Student Government Adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

The student government at California State University Northridge (CSUN) unanimously passed a resolution adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism on December 7. The resolution states that anti-Semitic incidents have increased in the United States by 12% from 2018 to 2019 and that in 2018, there was graffiti threatening a mass shooting […]

Media adopts canard Israel denies vaccine to Palestinians – analysis

In March, the Anti-Defamation League published an article on its website called “Coronavirus crisis elevates antisemitic, racist tropes.”The article featured images shared by white supremacists and anti-Israel antisemites on social media and messaging apps accusing Jews of, among other things, intentionally spreading COVID-19. One example was a cartoon of the IDF trapping an elderly Palestinian […]

European travel insurers warn jab will be required to book trips if EU adopts Covid-19 vaccine mandate

Several European travel insurance companies say the Covid-19 vaccine will become mandatory to book a trip, should the EU adopt the requirement – a vow that has unsettled those who haven’t made up their mind about taking a jab. While vaccination is not currently needed to purchase a travel insurance policy for visiting Europe, it […]

New Jersey adopts new use-of-force policy to focus on de-escalation

Nationwide reckoning: The policy changes come eight months after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis sparked sustained protests in New Jersey and across the U.S. against police brutality and a launched nationwide reckoning with the way law enforcement interacts with Black communities. Grewal said his office “did not begin this hard […]

Couple Adopts Four Siblings Via Zoom: ‘We’re a Family’

A Texas technology-savvy couple adopted four siblings on Tuesday over the Zoom video chat platform. Yves and Khalila Hughes, who both work as technology specialists, not only adopted the four children, they hope to use their technology skills to help more children get adopted. “I started to hear about the great need,” Yves Hughes Jr. […]

English Premier League adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The English Premier League, the highest level of soccer in England, has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, the organization said on Thursday.In a press release, the league said it had adopted the definition as a part of its “ongoing commitment to promote equality and diversity, and to combat discrimination […]

EU Council Adopts Declaration to Bolster Fight Against Antisemitism

European Union flags in front of the European Commission building, in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons. The European Union’s main body for the coordination of its 27 member states adopted a declaration on Wednesday pledging to step up the fight against antisemitism and protect Jewish life on the continent. As The Algemeiner […]

UK’s Buckinghamshire New University adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

Buckinghamshire New University has become the latest higher learning institution in the United Kingdom to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.The decision was made by the university’s senate and council last week in order to advance the institution’s “historic mission to create a learning community that is truly inclusive,” according to […]

Couple Adopts Two Boys with Cerebral Palsy: ‘Now Our Family Is Complete’

A couple made two special needs children in need of a home a permanent part of their family this summer in Gadsden, Alabama. Willie and Teresa Smith became licensed therapeutic foster parents in 2003 when the youngest of their six kids was still in high school, according to AL.com. “Since then, they have opened their home, […]

If the US Adopts Eurozone Policies, the Jobs Recovery Will Suffer

The employment recovery in the United States is as impressive as the collapse due to the lockdowns. In April I wrote a column stating that “The U.S. Labor Market Can Heal Quickly,” and the improvement has been positive. Very few would have expected the unemployment rate to be at 8.4 percent in August after soaring to almost 15 […]

UN Human Rights Council adopts 4 pro-Palestinian resolutions

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted four resolutions for Palestine during 37th session concluded in Geneva on Friday. The majority of the UNHRC member states voted that the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem are illegal supported the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. In addition, the member stated […]

European Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and access to social protection

nsnbc : The European Commission on Tuesday announced that it is taking more concrete new initiatives to further deliver on the European Pillar of […]

New Orleans adopts divestment measure proposed by BDS campaigners

Today the city council of New Orleans unanimously passed a resolution which calls on the city to review and divest from companies that perpetrate human rights violations anywhere in the world. Proposed by local Palestine solidarity activists who support the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights, the resolution is not on its […]

New York Subway Adopts Gender Neutral Announcements

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is scrapping all announcements referring to “ladies and gentleman” and replacing them with gender-neutral phrases. New York’s subway and bus passengers will now be called “passengers,”“everyone,” and “riders” in all announcements and pre-recorded messages. MTA spokesperson Jon Weinstein said :“We’re fundamentally changing the way we talk with riders to […]

Activist insists leading Canadian paper adopts biased reporting in favour of Zionists

Pro-Palestine Canadian activist Shawn Robinson insists that the Canadian newspaper The National Post adopts biased reporting in favour of the Zionist Israeli occupation of Palestine. Regarding an Israeli murder of a Palestinian worker after claiming he killed three Israeli soldiers, The National Post reported a story with the lead reading: “A Palestinian gunman killed three […]

UN Security Council Adopts Revised Sanctions on North Korea

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Iran adopts new bill to combat ‘US terrorism’ in the region

     Iran’s parliament today unanimously approved a draft of the new bill, aimed at countering the US sanctions against Tehran. 240 MPs voted in favor of the new bill, out of a total of 247 who were present at the meeting, with no-one voting against. Members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iranian parliament) were heard […]

Couple Adopts 2 Sets Of Twins With Same Birthday, Then Get Astonishing News From Doctor

Babies are the most special little miracle when they come along, and sometimes parents are blessed with– not just one little miracle– but two at once! Although twins can be a handful, they are also immediate best friends for life, sharing a special bond from before they’re even born. In Union Grove, Wisconsin, three sets […]

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