Posts Tagged ‘criticism’

Dutch king to stop using royal carriage over colonial criticism

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has said he will no longer use the royal gold carriage amid a debate over slavery links. One side of the family’s “Golden Carriage” bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial past. The Netherlands has been reckoning with its history as a 17th-century colonial superpower, where Dutch […]

Sen. Rand Paul Fires Back at Fauci for Saying Paul’s Criticism Results in Death Threats

Sen. Rand Paul responds to Fauci saying Paul’s attacks on him “kindles the crazies out there.” “I have threats upon my life, harassment of my family and my children with obscene phone calls because people are lying about me,” Fauci said. Fauci regularly accuses unvaxxed people of being responsible for the pandemic and killing people, […]

Lebanese government distances itself from Hezbollah criticism of Saudi Arabia

Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, has rebuked the Hezbollah movement after its Secretary-General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused Saudi Arabia of exporting Daesh’s ideology and taking aim at King Salman, who he described as a “terrorist”. Taking to Twitter, Mikati said “For God’s sake, have mercy on Lebanon and the Lebanese people and stop [fuelling] political […]

France removes EU flag at Arc de Triomphe after sparking criticism

The European flag at Paris’ famous Arc de Triomphe monument was taken down over the weekend after its placement sparked criticism among right-wing politicians. French officials said the European flag was removed in accordance with its planned installation, while right-wing politicians called it a victory of their own. Far-right politicians had alleged that the French […]

Israel lobby pushes US Congressman to tone down criticism of Israel

The Israeli lobby has pushed US Congressman James McGovern of Massachusetts to tone down his criticism of the occupation over its decision to ban six Palestinian human rights groups, Mondoweiss reported on Monday. Last week, McGovern said that he had “seen no evidence up to this point that would justify” Israel’s effort to ban six […]

Dutch royal family faces criticism over birthday party breaching COVID-19 rules

The Dutch royal family expressed regret on Wednesday for inviting 21 people to Princess Amalia’s 18th birthday last week. Under current COVID-19 rules, people in the Netherlands can receive a maximum of four guests over the age of 13 at home. “The king informed me that after some thought it was not good to have […]

Whitmer Skips Campaigning for Virginia Democrat McAuliffe amid Criticism over Michigan Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was scheduled to participate in door knocking Saturday for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) but changed her plans following a barrage of criticism from Republicans for leaving Michigan while one of its cities is grappling with water contamination. Whitmer planned to knock on doors in Arlington County, Virginia, on behalf […]

Criticism of France’s Neo-colonial Policies in Africa is on the Rise

The Africa-France Summit was held in Montpellier, France, on  October 8, and for the first time since 1973 no African heads of state themselves were invited to the summit. Instead, Paris’s current relations with African states were discussed with businessmen, artists, and social activists. As a result, the summit organizers did not manage to circumvent […]

Newsom Faces Criticism After Admitting 12-Year-Old Daughter Not Jabbed Amid Own Push for Vaccine Mandate for Kids

Newsom Faces Criticism After Admitting 12-Year-Old Daughter Not Jabbed Amid Own Push for Vaccine Mandate for KidsDate: 10 Oct 2021Author: cloudhedges  by RTO ‘How is this not the biggest story in America right now?’ California Governor Gavin Newsom has come under fire for delaying his own teenage daugher’s Covid-19 vaccination while fuming at the lagging vaccination rate […]

John Kerry Draws Criticism for Brushing Off Question on CCP’s Crimes Against Uyghurs

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry appeared to be indifferent to the plight of Uyghurs in China when he said “life is always full of tough choices” in a recent interview with Bloomberg. Kerry was asked, “Clearly a priority of the Biden administration is really addressing climate, but it’s not the only priority. There are other […]

Cuba Passes ‘Misinformation’ Law Calling Online Criticism Of The Government ‘Cyberterrorism’

Cuba passed legislation treating “misinformation” as “cyberterrorism.” The move comes weeks after widespread anti-government protests gripped Cuba, which made international news largely because of photos and videos posted to social media by Cubans on the island. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel explained that the law “goes against misinformation and cyber lies.” As Reuters reports about Decree 35: The […]

Afghanistan: Criticism as German military plane leaves Kabul with just seven people on board

Germany evacuated just seven people from Kabul on its first military aircraft out of Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Despite landing a large A-400M transport aircraft at Kabul’s airport, only a few people were able to leave on board due to “chaotic circumstances at the airport”. But Germany says the aircraft did bring German […]

Rand Paul cut off from YouTube for a week following criticism of face masks

“We apply our policies consistently across the platform, regardless of speaker or political views, and we make exceptions for videos that have additional context such as countervailing views from local health authorities,” the representative said in a statement. In the video, Paul, whose background is in ophthalmology, criticized the effectiveness of “over the counter” and […]

How the IHRA definition of antisemitism is used to muzzle criticism of Israel — the Winnipeg example

Champions of the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance – Working Definition of Antisemitism (IHRA-WDA) insist that their definition is merely aspirational, meant only to rally opposition to hatred of Jews and is not legally binding. But an event in the Canadian city of Winnipeg is a perfect and lasting example of how toxic is the definition’s […]

Concrete Acropolis Paths Pave the Way for Wheelchairs and Criticism

The ancient Greeks built vast public temple complexes, but it has taken up to the 21st century for the nation to begin meeting modern disabled accessibility standards. For the first time in its long history the ancient Greek buildings that represent Athens’s Acropolis will be made completely accessible to disabled locals and tourists. But not […]

Criticism and Unsolicited Advice: How it Helps Us and Our Relationships

Print Friendly or Save as PDF May 6th, 2021 By Jack Adam Weber Contributing writer for Wake Up World Many take offense to advice when they don’t ask for it, including suggestions. Unsolicited advice can feel intrusive. It can threaten our personal space and privacy. There are also different degrees of criticism and advice, and the tone […]

#HandsOffMyHijab: Online criticism grows over proposed French law banning hijab for children

Online activists have criticised proposals to ban children from wearing a hijab in French public spaces. Last month, the French Senate — the upper house of Parliament — voted in favour of banning children from wearing the Islamic headwear. Under the legal amendments, mothers would also be prevented from wearing a hijab when accompanying children […]

Biden’s border czar stepping down as crisis deepens, criticism mounts

President Biden’s border czar is stepping down less than 100 days on the job as a humanitarian crisis among surging migrants deepens and criticism of the administration’s stewardship grow. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announced Friday afternoon Roberta Jackson’s planned departure at the end of April as the Coordinator for the Southwest Border at the National […]

Georgia Lawmakers Ban Coca-Cola Over ‘Woke’ Voting Law Criticism

Republican lawmakers in Georgia have officially banned Coca-Cola from state legislative offices over its criticism of Georgia’s new voting integrity rules. In a letter to Coca-Cola, eight members of the House of Representatives declared their offices Coke-free zones and demanded that the ‘woke’ company stop “intentionally” misleading the public. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing […]

Turkey asks Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition to tone down criticism, TV network owner says

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source

Israel Pushes UN To Adopt IHRA Definition Of Antisemitism To Make Any UN Criticism Of Israel ‘Antisemitic’

    UN antisemitism envoy Miguel Moratinos and Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan have agreed to work together to push for the United Nations to adopt a formal definition of antisemitism, which would, in effect, make any U.N. criticism of Israel “antisemitic”: Erdan and Moratinos have met several times, and on Friday, they agreed […]

A liberal definition of antisemitism that allows for Israel criticism

 A group of liberal Jewish scholars is offering a definition of antisemitism that grants more leeway to Israel criticism than the one that Jewish groups are pressing governments to adopt. The key difference in the definitions posted Tuesday by the Nexus Task Force, a project of the Knight Program in Media and Religion at the […]

Israel Pushes U.N. To Adopt IHRA Definition Of Antisemitism™ To Make Any U.N. Criticism Of Israel ‘Antisemitic’

UN antisemitism envoy Miguel Moratinos and Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan have agreed to work together to push for the United Nations to adopt a formal definition of antisemitism, which would, in effect, make any U.N. criticism of Israel “antisemitic”: Erdan and Moratinos have met several times, and on Friday, they agreed to work […]

U.S. joins West in rare criticism of Egypt on human rights abuses

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source

US joins West in rare criticism of Egypt on human rights abuses

Western countries on Friday called on Egypt to end the prosecution of activists, journalists and perceived political opponents under counter-terrorism laws, and to unconditionally release them.The United States, which has observer status at the UN Human Rights Council, was among 31 signatories of the joint statement on Egypt, the first since 2014, which called on […]

Cornel West says Harvard donors establish ‘taboo’ on criticism of Israel (and NYT buries that angle)

You have surely heard the news from late February that Cornel West was denied tenure at Harvard and has attributed the rejection to his support for Palestinian freedom. West, 67, a philosophy professor in the Divinity School who has gotten wide faculty and graduate-student support, made the allegation to scholar Tricia Rose on the Tight […]

EU living in ‘alternate universe’ over criticism of construction in strategic Jerusalem neighbourhood

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / EU living in ‘alternate universe’ over criticism of construction in strategic Jerusalem neighbourhood February 17, 2021 by Josh Hasten – JNS Read on for article The decision by the Israel Lands Authority last month to award contracts to several building companies allowing them to begin marketing 1,257 new […]

‘Avalanche’ of unspent CARES Act cash for schools draws criticism in Florida House

During the Wednesday hearing, state Rep. Randy Fine, the House’s K-12 budget writer, took aim at the “avalanche” of money school districts — and DOE — are sitting on. Given the potential influx of more money from a Democratic-controlled Congress, the Melbourne Beach Republican said he’s concerned about pouring more cash into districts that haven’t […]

Rejecting criticism, fringe ultra-Orthodox maintain defiance of COVID-19 rules

AP — Mendy Moskowits, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Belz Hassidic sect in Jerusalem, doesn’t understand the uproar toward believers like him. In recent weeks, ultra-Orthodox Jews have defied coronavirus restrictions by holding big funerals for beloved rabbis who died of COVID-19, celebrating large weddings, and continuing to send their children to schools. The gatherings […]

Liberal Zionists want ‘criticism’ of Israel for occupation — but go silent when ICC threatens actual consequences

Last week the International Criminal Court ruled that it had jurisdiction to investigate war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, a step toward the possible prosecution of Israeli leaders in the Hague for illegal settlements and killings of Palestinian civilians (and Palestinian killings of civilians as well). And since then all hell has broken loose. […]

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