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I think that the end is very close to us as a state: Gideon Levy

[embedded content] Gideon Levy, an Israeli columnist and board member of the Israeli daily Haaretz, tells FRANCE 24 that the escalating violence is not surprising in light of Israel’s 53-year occupation of Palestinian territories and says only international action might eventually lead to a lasting solution to the conflict. Israel is living in chaos, we […]

Jews Clutch Their Pearls As Van Morrison Comes Close To ‘Naming The Jew’ In New Song ‘They Control The Media’

Jews worldwide are furiously clutching their pearls after Hall Of Fame Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison included the song “They Own the Media” on his new album, evoking an age-old antisemitic canard which allegedly has “outraged” many of his Jewish fans and music critics: In the track, the 75-year-old rock and folk legend does not reveal […]

Police close Temple Mount to Jews on Jerusalem Day, set to decide on Flag March

Police decided Monday morning to bar Jews from entering Jerusalem’s Temple Mount flashpoint holy site on Jerusalem Day, and were set to also rule on whether to allow a planned celebratory parade by nationalist Jews, amid warnings from security officials that the Flag March could lead to a further escalation in violence. Major clashes began […]

Study Reveals Close Genetic Links Across Advanced Aegean Civilizations

A landmark study of ancient DNA  has shed new light on the genetic characteristics of people who built the great Bronze Age Aegean civilizations. A team of researchers from Greece and Switzerland performed a genetic analysis of DNA samples collected from the skeletal remains of 17 individuals found at different Aegean civilizations’ archaeological sites in the […]

Call For President Biden To Close Prison At Guantanamo Bay

Above photo: A composite image of a prisoner in Camp 6 at Guantánamo, and President Biden. In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Anthony Lake, national security adviser to President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and our co-founder Tom Wilner, who was counsel of record to Guantánamo detainees in the two Supreme Court cases establishing their […]

US States Close Mass Vaccination Centers Due To Falling Demand

by Tyler Durden As we noted a few weeks ago, America has smashed President Biden’s revised target of 200M COVID-19 jabs in arms by the end of his first 100 days in office while moving up his target for having the entire adult population vaccinated. A former Sears anchor store at the Rockaway Township Mall […]

Despite Petitions, Protests and Pleas, Pico-Robertson Ralphs to Close May 15

The near-empty grocery shelves and parking structures say it all. Come May 15, barring unforeseen and unlikely circumstances, the Ralphs on Pico Boulevard and Beverwil Drive, will shutter for good. For close to two months, the Pico-Robertson community has mobilized to convince The Kroger Co., which owns and operates Ralphs and Food 4 Less, to […]

Michigan Governor Asks High Schools To Close For 2 Weeks Amid High COVID-19 Transmission Rates

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday announced at a press conference that she has urged high schools in the state to voluntarily close for in-person instruction for two weeks after spring break, amid soaring COVID-19 transmission rates in the state. She also urged for youth sports to pause and for residents to avoid indoor dining […]

Israel Keeping Close Eye on Vienna Nuclear Talks Between Iran and World Powers, Experts Say

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Sept. 27, 2017. Photo: Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi / TIMA via Reuters. As Iran and the US embarked on a round of indirect talks in Vienna over reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, experts in Israel say the […]

World’s Jewish population in 2019 close to that of 1925

Browse > Home / News / World’s Jewish population in 2019 close to that of 1925 April 7, 2021 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article At the end of 2019, the world’s Jewish population numbered 14.8 million, similar to that of 1925, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) showed in a special […]

Israel election results: Bennett is close to achieving his goal, And no big sacrifices are needed

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Infrastructure Plan Doesn’t Come Close To Tackling The Housing Crisis

Infrastructure Plan Doesn’t Come Close To Tackling The Housing Crisis Above photo: Activists outside a homeless camp in Philadelphia on September 9, 2020. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images. There is no safety net for housing, making any assistance during economic recessions difficult to deliver. The spending plans that the Biden administration released this week laid […]

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Close To Forming Ultra-Right Wing Racist Government

Israel’s election this Tuesday has again resulted in a deadlock, posing the possibility for the most Ultra-Right wing Israeli government in history, to be led by Benjamin Netanyahu, or perhaps a fifth round of elections in only two years. Whatever the result of the elections, one thing is for sure, Netanyahu will likely remain Israeli […]

Israeli Election Too Close to Call, Though Netanyahu Wins Plurality

Israel’s fourth election in two years is too close to call, even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won far more votes than any of its rivals on Tuesday. Under Israel’s parliamentary system, a party or coalition of parties must win a combined total of 61 seats in the 120-member Knesset to form a […]

Threat to close pro-Kurdish party echoes long tradition in Turkey’s politicskurd

HDP may be added to long list of left-wing and Islamist parties shut down over the decades by the Turkish state Supporters of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) demonstrate against the party’s closure in front of the Turkish parliament on 8 December 2009 (AFP) By Alex MacDonald Published date: 20 March 2021 10:41 UTC In 1998, […]

WATCH: Mesmerizing drone footage captures close-up of Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption in Iceland

A drone dispatched to Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula has relayed spectacular images of a volcano that continues to spew lava days after it erupted. Footage from RT’s video agency Ruptly shows the mountain ejecting bursts of lava as rivers of boiling orange liquid cascade down the rock formation. A huge plume of smoke rises into the […]

Obama said he’d close Guantánamo — these activists are pushing Biden to finish the job

I remember, as if in a distant dream, repeating through sobs of joy and exhaustion, “It’s over. It’s over.” On live TV President Obama had just signed, as his first official act in January 2009, an executive order mandating the closure of the prison at Guantánamo. To Obama’s right stood a proud Vice President Biden, […]

Cuomo leans on crisis management playbook as walls close in

“Go buy some time, and hope that things calm down” was how the official described the administration’s current approach to overcoming the scandals. The strategy was reflected in a call Cuomo held with reporters on Sunday, in which he said state government has work to do and pledged he is “not going to be distracted.” […]

Iran’s Rulers Close Ranks, Raise Pressure on Biden to Lift Sanctions

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. Photo: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo. An Iranian state newspaper, taking aim at hardline lawmakers’ intervention in Tehran’s nuclear row with the West, warned on Tuesday that overly radical actions may lead to Iran‘s isolation after a new law ended snap inspections by UN […]

Battle for Marib: Yemeni Army Close to Retaking City from Saudi-led Forces

By Staff, Agencies Victory appears to be on the horizon in the heated battle for Yemen’s strategic central province of Marib as army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly taken control of most areas there and dislodged Saudi-led coalition forces and Riyadh-backed militants from those regions. A Yemeni military source told […]

Protests By Outraged Refugees Close UNRWA Food Distribution Points in Gaza

[Gaza City – The Media Line] Dozens of Palestinian refugees protested outside the headquarters of the United Nations agency for refugees in the southern Gaza governorate of Khan Younis on Sunday, to express their rejection of the ongoing cuts to the agency’s services and of its recent decision to implement a unified food basket system […]

Iran, South Korea close to unlocking frozen assets

TEHRAN – After months of a bitter dispute over Iranian assets frozen in South Korean banks due to the United States sanctions, Tehran and Seoul seem to be inching towards an agreement on unblocking the assets. Iran has announced that it reached a deal with South Korea on how to release its assets blocked in […]

Ma’rib battle: Yemeni army close to retaking city from Saudi-led forces

Victory appears to be on the horizon in the heated battle for Yemen’s strategic central province of Ma’rib as army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly taken control of most areas there and dislodged Saudi-led coalition forces and Riyadh-backed militants from those regions. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]

Harvard Prof: CDC’s Guidelines Would Close Schools That Are Open, If They’re Followed, ‘Kids Are Not Getting Back’

On Friday’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Director of the Harvard Healthy Buildings Program and Associate Professor Dr. Joseph Allen criticized the CDC’s school re-opening guidelines by stating that if schools follow the guidelines, schools that are open now would close, and “if schools start following this new guidance strictly, kids are not getting back […]

California Democrats scramble to fight Newsom recall, close ranks

The message must be “about why even unhappy Californians should not sign these poisonous petitions,” he said in an interview. “Our collective action should be all about reducing signatures that would create this political chaos.” But time is running out, he conceded. “It’s really about the next 30 days,” when the recall campaign must show […]

Lockdown surrender? Sweden warns of more restrictions, gears up to close restaurants & gyms

The Swedish government, which was previously reluctant to impose tough Covid-19 restrictions, has now proposed vastly expanding its lockdown powers, as the country warns of a third wave of infections. “It could become necessary to close down parts of Swedish society,” Health Minister Lena Hallengren said at a press briefing, adding that there is “a […]

Biden: ‘We’ll Be Close to’ Having Most K-8 Schools Open Five Days a Week at the End of First 100 Days

During a town hall on CNN on Tuesday, President Joe Biden stated that he thinks we will be “close to” having the majority of K-8 schools back five days a week at the end of his first 100 days in office. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Well, let me ask you — your administration had set […]

How Close Are Chinese & Jewish Communities in the US?

“CGTN’s Liu Xin interviews Cheryl Fishbein, President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United States. Despite making up only 2 percent of the population, the nearly 7 million American Jews play a significant role in the U.S.. In New York, the Chinese and Jewish communities have long been closely linked.” Bitchute link Source […]

Biden reviews Guantanamo prison; aims to close it before end of presidency

A revival of an Obama-era goal, President Joe Biden announced the launch of a formal review of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The goal is to shut down the controversial prison before the end of Biden’s presidency, Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, said. The military prison, which was set up at the […]

Achilles and Patroclus: Close Confidants or Passionate Paramours?

The true nature of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus, characters in Homer’s Iliad, has long been a source of speculation. Were they friends or lovers? Brothers from other mothers or passionate paramours? In translations of the  Iliad, Homer’s language is ambiguous. Depending on the scholar, different Greek terms have been translated in numerous ways, […]

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