Posts Tagged ‘criticism’

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

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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

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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. […]

Polish envoy rejects Israeli criticism of Holocaust libel trial: ‘Risky’ to give historians immunity

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Turkey spurns widespread criticism of clampdown on university protests

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NGO Human Rights Watch Demands President Biden End Criticism, Refusal to Cooperate With BDS

A pro-BDS demonstration. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The leading NGO Human Rights Watch, long noted for its antipathy toward Israel, called on Tuesday for President Joe Biden to stop the US government and others from criticizing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which is widely seen in the Jewish community as antisemitic. The missive, penned by […]

Jewish groups respond to DC violence with ‘disgust,’ criticism of Trump

AIPAC hardly ever pronounces on any issue that does not relate to Israel. It’s also loath to criticize a sitting president. But the preeminent pro-Israel lobby did both on Wednesday after rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol to stop the count of electoral votes that would formalize Joe Biden’s win. “We share […]

Indian state bans Islamic schools, drawing criticism

An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party on Wednesday passed a law abolishing state-run Islamic schools, saying they provided sub-standard education. Opposition politicians criticized the move and said it reflected the government’s anti-Muslim attitude in the Hindu-majority country. More than 700 of the government-funded religious schools, known as madrasas, in […]

Democrat Rep. Debbie Dingell Orders Facebook to Remove ALL Criticism of Islam

Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is demanding that Facebook remove all criticism of Islam from their platform. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) celebrated Rep. Dingell’s calls for censorship on Wednesday, announcing that it had “thanked Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) – and the 29 congressional colleagues that joined her – in urging Facebook to take […]

Vancouver Canucks Face Criticism for ‘Culturally Appropriated’ Orca Logo

The Vancouver Canucks hockey team is the latest sports organization to receive criticism that their team name or logo negatively impacts the Native American community. The NFL’s Washington Redskins and MLB’s Cleveland Indians have both recently made decisions to change their decades-old names after claims of racism from activist groups. Sean Carleton, a University of […]

Israeli army says its contact tracing is working, rejecting criticism

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Black Lives Matter co-founder pushes back on Democrats’ criticism of ‘defund the police’

Following a summer of protests against police violence and systemic racism, activists with the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Movement for Black Lives organized several national campaigns to mobilize millions of Black voters. Their efforts bore fruit in Georgia, which flipped blue for the first time in 30 years, as well as in the […]

Netanyahu faces Criticism after saying: ‘Women and Children are Animals with Rights’

    Benjamin Netanyahu has subjected himself to a political thrashing after the Israeli prime minister issued a gaffe-riddled speech during an event raising awareness about violence against women. The Israeli leader spoke at a ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, but his remarks have been interpreted as less-than-sympathetic […]

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