Für Merkel bedeutet eine gute transatlantische Partnerschaft „auch Verlässlichkeit der Partner untereinander“. Das hat sie unlängst bei einer Veranstaltung der Unionsfraktion betont und auch ein Beispiel genannt: das auch von ihr 2014 beschlossene Zwei-Prozent-Ziel – also das Versprechen aller Mitgliedsstaaten, ihre Verteidigungsausgaben in Richtung zwei Prozent des Bruttoinlandsproduktes anzuheben.
The ministers of the newly sworn-in Bennett-Lapid government met with President Reuven Rivlin Monday to take the traditional photograph of the prime minister and his new cabinet.
Throughout the day, the ministers will be assuming their new posts at their respective ministries.
„Capturing the Prime Minister’s Residence on Balfour Street was for us like capturing the Bastille“ prison in France, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman told his Yisrael Beytenu faction in the Knesset on Monday.
In der Küstenstadt Tel Aviv feierten mit Beginn der Vereidigung viele Menschen ausgelassen. Auf dem Rabin-Platz brach Jubel aus. Hier hatten sich jene Israelis versammelt, die seit einem Jahr für ein Ende der Ära von Premierminister Netanyahu demonstrieren. Sie schwenkten Israel-Flaggen, hupende Autos fuhren durch die Straßen.
On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and all the members of the new Israeli cabinet. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations.
The long and divisive reign of Benjamin Netanyahu, the dominant Israeli politician of the past generation, officially ended on Sunday, at least for the time being, as the country’s Parliament gave its vote of confidence to a precarious coalition government stitched together by widely disparate anti-Netanyahu forces.
Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, approved the new government by just a single vote — 60 to 59, with one abstention.
Moments of announcement #Israel36gov
Levy gives his inaugural speech.
The shameful scene also revealed that indeed, it was high time for the outgoing members of the government to head to the opposition. As Lapid said, their behavior reminded him why it was so important to replace them. Their concept of democracy and free speech has been distorted beyond recognition by too much time in power.
Israel, unlike many countries, lacks a detailed protocol for the transfer of power, but the Basic Law on the Government explicitly states that “the government shall be established once the Knesset has expressed confidence in it, and the ministers shall thereupon assume office.”
So is this the end of the road for the man who has been the dominant Israeli political figure of his era? Is this the beginning of a sharp change in direction for Israel?
My advice? Don’t bet the house on it. And don’t count him out until you hear the prison doors clang shut behind him.
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After the MKs have dinner. Maybe in an hour.
Netanyahu does a little walkabout in the plenum, glad-handling Likudniks. Interestingly, he ignores Nir Barkat whose already launched his own unofficial Likud leadership campaign.
Netanyahu compared the current U.S. policy on Iran to the American refusal to carry out bombing missions to hinder the Nazi genocide of the Jews during the Second World War. „The new U.S. administration has asked me to keep our disagreements under wraps,“ Netanyahu said. „But I told them we won’t do it and I’ll tell you why. The lessons of history are in front of my eyes. In 1944, at the height of the Holocaust, President Roosevelt refused to bomb the trains and the gas chambers, what could have saved many of our people,“ Netanyahu said.
על-פי החלטת הוועדה המסדרת, הדיון יהיה דיון סיעתי – כשלכל אחת מ-13 סיעות הבית יוקצו 9 דקות לנאום.
בפתח הדיון יישאו דברים נפתלי בנט, יאיר לפיד ובנימין נתניהו.
Am Sonntag endet wohl die Ära von Benjamin Netanjahu – herbeigeführt durch ein Duo, das von ihm – fast – alles gelernt hat: In Israels Parlament, der Knesset, findet die Vertrauensabstimmung über die Links-bis-rechts-Koalition von Jair Lapid und Naftali Bennett statt.
Auch bei dem in der kommenden Woche in Brüssel anstehenden EU-USA-Gipfel wird eine entsprechende Erklärung dieses Inhalts erwartet. Im Entwurf der Erklärung heißt es, eine „transparente, faktengestützte und von Experten geleitete“ Untersuchung unter Leitung der WHO sei notwendig. Diese müsse „frei von Beeinflussungen“ stattfinden.
The Biden administration warned Israel that a Jewish nationalist march that was scheduled to take place in East Jerusalem next Tuesday could reignite violence across Israel and kick off another round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Ynet has learned on Thursday.
U.S. officials conveyed to Defense Minister Benny Gantz they expected Israel to avoid moves that could further escalate tensions, and especially what they call „far-right provocations.“
(23 November 2020)
The virus from chimps is genetically modified so it cannot cause an infection in people. It can then be modified again to contain the genetic blueprints for whatever you want to train the immune system to attack. This target is known is an antigen.
ChAdOx1 is in essence a sophisticated, microscopic postman. All the scientists have to do is change the package.
„We drop it in and off we go,“ said Prof Gilbert.
Although the new vaccine variants shows considerable promise, Prof Gilbert said there was no guarantee it would be mass-produced since existing jabs are proving effective against new strains – so it may make more sense to carry on producing those rather than manufacturing different ones.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi insists 31 July target for offering doses to all adults will be hit despite ‘tight’ supplies of Pfizer
The PHE figures show that the number of positive tests linked back to the strain more than tripled from 12,431 to 42,323 in just a week.
Part of this increase was down to an improved testing system that speeds up the process of working out which variant someone is infected with, PHE said, but cases are rising in the real world, too.
Bei einer niedrigen Zahl von Krankenhausfällen könne es auch eine Öffnung bereits am 5. Juli geben, hieß es.
Johnson soll am Montag eine Entscheidung über ein Ende der Maßnahmen bekanntgeben.
– Labor inks coalition agreement with Yesh Atid
– Yisrael Beiteinu agreement includes intent to advance public transport on Shabbat
– UAL deal includes massive budget for Arab advancement
– UAL, Yisrael Beiteinu sign coalition deal
– Finalized coalition deal expected today
Der Vorwurf der Netanyahu-Anhänger: Verrat. Wer mit Stimmen rechter Wähler ins Parlament gekommen sei, könne sich an dieser Koalition nicht beteiligen, erklärte Benjamin Netanyahu in den vergangenen Tagen immer wieder.
„Wir sind Zeugen des größten Wahlbetrugs in der Geschichte des Staates, vielleicht sogar in der Geschichte der Demokratie. Ich habe etwas Vergleichbares gesucht, aber auch viele Wissenschaftler konnten solch einen Betrug nirgendwo anders finden. Es sind die Parteien, die rechts reden und links handeln und so ihre Wähler in die Irre geführt haben. „
Cohen was asked about his relationship with Packer following a Haaretz investigation, which revealed he had received a $20,000 gift for his daughter’s wedding, though the figure cited in ‚Uvda‘ was lower.
The recently retired Mossad chief, who is a close confidant of outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also asserted that „everything was done in consultation and with the approval of the attorney general“ and that Packer wanted to give „much more.“
Gulf officials worry that they lack the same clout with the Biden administration that they had under Trump. They lobbied to join the Vienna talks, but were rebuffed.
There are no problems at negotiations on the Iranian nuclear deal in Vienna, and the work on the final document will resume in the near future, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on the sidelines of the international forum of experts, diplomats, and decision makers Primakov Readings in Moscow on Wednesday.
The leaders of the eight parties that compose the new coalition won’t be able to serve in any other government that might arise during the 24th Knesset, a clause in the emerging coalition agreements stipulates.
The exact wording of the clause is currently under negotiation between the incoming prime minister, Naftali Bennett, and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid. Its purpose is to ensure the government will not fall before the rotation between the two leaders takes place.
Was mir an dieser Koalition am besten gefällt, ist ihre Unberechenbarkeit. Man hat sich zu sehr an Netanyahus Ticks, Muster und Methoden gewöhnt. Mit einem Hardliner an der Spitze einer bunt zusammengewürfelten Truppe von Politikern werden die amerikanischen und europäischen Regierungen die alten Drehbücher wegwerfen müssen, die zur Ära Netanjahu passten. Wie das Selbsthilfe-Sprichwort sagt: Hab keine Angst vor dem Unbekannten.
Ich gebe dem Unbekannten eine Chance – wenn es denn anhält.
Tuesday will be remembered as the day the internet broke — before swiftly being fixed again. Early in the morning, websites including Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, Ebay, Twitch, Pinterest and, unfortunately, CNET went offline due to a major outage at a service called Fastly. Everywhere you looked, there were 503 errors and people complaining they couldn’t access key services and news outlets. It all demonstrated just how much of the internet relies on this largely unheard-of cloud computing service.
Of particular interest: From 2014-19, the National Institutes of Health sent $3.4 million to the WIV through the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance. “I just wanted to say a personal thankyou on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin,” EcoHealth Alliance chief Peter Daszak gushed to Dr. Fauci in a partly redacted April 2020 email.
(May 18, 2021)
Juicing up super viruses is not new. Scientists in the U.S. have long known how to mutate animal viruses to infect humans. For years, Dr. Ralph Baric, a virologist in the U.S., has been collaborating with Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Institute, sharing his discoveries about how to create super viruses. This gain-of-function research has been funded by the NIH. … Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?”
— Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), remarks at a Senate hearing, May 11
“Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not never and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
— Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in response.
Nun aber ist auch in der Presse und dem Rundfunk ein starker Stimmungsumschwung wahrnehmbar. Wodurch wurde der ausgelöst?
Es gab zunächst einmal einen großen Stimmungsumschwung in den USA, das war das Wesentliche. Ich war selbst in viele Gespräche mit amerikanischen Kollegen involviert. In den USA einen Stimmungsumschwung zu erreichen, war sehr wichtig, gerade wegen der besonderen Situation dort. Wir wissen, dass eine Unterabteilung der National Institutes of Health (NIH), die von [dem medizinischen Chefberater des Weißen Hauses; S.F.] Anthony Fauci geleitet wird, mehrere hochriskante Gain-of-function-Forschungsprojekte mit Coronaviren [Experimente, die darauf abzielen, die Übertragbarkeit und/oder Virulenz von Krankheitserregern zu erhöhen; S.F.] in Wuhan jahrelang gefördert hat.
Yamina lawmaker Nir Orbach on Tuesday told his party head, Naftali Bennett, that he intends to vote in support of the new government on Sunday’s confidence vote in the Knesset.
In recent days, Orbach has debated whether he should back the proposed Bennett-Lapid government.
The goal of a people’s party is to represent the interests of the wide majority of us and create a system to sustainably maximize well-being for ALL.
We believe we deserve a system that honors everyone for the content of their character, not the color of their skin, the land where they happened to be born, or the numbers in their bank account. One that brings powerful law-breakers to justice. One that makes sure the planet and its magnificent beings are cared for before any corporation exec’s profit margins. One where the power of our nation’s wealth serves all of us, not just failed banks or masters of war.
December 22, 1963 — exactly one month after President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, former President Harry S. Truman published an op-ed in the Washington Post that most people, especially our perfumed ruling elite, wanted to ignore.
Truman, who signed the CIA into existence just after World War II, wrote, “I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency—the CIA. […] For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas. …There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.”
Not only did that adorn the pages of the Washington Post one month after JFK’s death, Truman hand wrote the first draft just one week after JFK met up with a bunch of bullets in Dallas. Sure, one may wish Harry had sent his thoughts to John a month before the President’s televised execution. Maybe he could’ve sent a singing telegram or something. But let’s at least give Truman partial credit for the belated message.
Before his death President Kennedy also held no love for the Central Intelligence Agency. Following the calamitous Bay of Pigs invasion, Kennedy said he wanted to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.”
Point being, clearly Truman, who created the CIA, and Kennedy, who met a mysterious untimely end by professional killers, knew the agency had run amok.
Yet the CIA is still here, bigger and filled with more Bond villains than ever, and now they have a whole cavalcade of other intelligence agencies working with them.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington D.C. on Monday (7 June 2021), to discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit on 14 June. The Secretary General thanked President Biden for his leadership and the “powerful commitment” of the United States to NATO, saying that he welcomed the President’s “strong message on the importance of alliances.”
Zusammen sei man in dieser „unberechenbareren Welt“, in der man auf eine Reihe verschiedener Herausforderungen und Bedrohungen vorbereitet sein müsse, stärker und sicherer. Als Beispiele nannte Stoltenberg Russland, das sich zunehmend aggressiv gegenüber seinen Nachbarn verhalte, und China, das in neue militärische Fähigkeiten investiere.
Scientists at the the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, near Berkeley, analyzed the genetic makeup of the virus to try to understand how it evolved.
They passed their May 27, 2020 findings on to the State Department in October. The five-month delay was not explained.
On January 15 the State Department published a fact sheet about COVID-19, which said that ‚circumstantial‘ evidence suggested a lab leak theory was possible.
The secret document the California lab produced was not known about until Monday, when The Wall Street Journal reported on its existence.
Two decades of war in Afghanistan have helped transform the spy agency into a paramilitary organization: It carries out hundreds of drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan, trains Afghan commando units and maintains a large presence of C.I.A. officers in a string of bases along the border with Pakistan. At one point during President Barack Obama’s first term, the agency had several hundred officers in Afghanistan, its largest surge of personnel to a country since the Vietnam War.
Die Taliban forderten die Ortskräfte der ausländischen Streitkräfte in Afghanistan unterdessen dazu auf, im Land zu bleiben. Afghanen, die als Übersetzer, Wachen und anderweitig für die ausländischen Streitkräfte tätig gewesen seien, sollten für ihre vergangenen Handlungen Reue zeigen und sich in Zukunft nicht an solchen Aktivitäten beteiligen, hieß es in einer am Montag veröffentlichten Mitteilung der Taliban.
Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin is slated to announce that Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid has succeeded in forming a coalition at the parliament’s meeting on Monday. This means that the government that Lapid has put together with Yamina’s Naftali Bennett will be sworn in by next Monday at the latest.
The organizers of a planned right-wing march in Jerusalem said on Monday they had decided to cancel the event, set for Thursday, after Israeli police announced they wouldn’t allow the Flag March to pass through the OId City’s Muslim Quarter, citing security concerns.
Asked by the anchor if she was not going too far, Golan replied, “No, and I’ll tell you why… They’re like terrorists who don’t believe in anything anymore, who go out on their suicide mission, and even if they know it’s their death sentence, they don’t care because they’re Shiites.”
“I will use every bit of my energy and power to destroy them before they destroy the nation,” Evans pledged, claiming that while God had chosen Netanyahu, he had not “heard God choose any of these fools.”
Leading national religious rabbis on Saturday night released an open letter calling for their supporters to “do everything” to ensure the so-called “change government” is thwarted.
The letter was released shortly after the director of the Shin Bet security service, in a rare statement, warned against political violence and incitement, saying that somebody could get hurt.
The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.
Former security officials warned Sunday against allowing a planned right-wing nationalist march to be held in Jerusalem later this week, warning it could fuel a broader Israeli-Palestinian conflagration over the city.
„The overthrowing of Netanyahu will cause a collapse of the global right-wing – from the United States to The Hague,“ read the tweet shared by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Twitter account.
new Israeli government may be sworn in as soon as Wednesday after securing a coalition to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Vertreter aus Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien versuchen seit April, gemeinsam mit Russland und China zwischen dem Iran und den USA zu vermitteln. Es geht um die schwierigen Fragen, welche der vielen Iran-Sanktionen Washington bereit ist aufzuheben, und wie dauerhaft verhindert werden kann, dass iranische Atomanlagen für militärische Zwecke genutzt werden.
Sitting across a table from his U.S. counterpart at the Pentagon, Gantz said, “Our dialogue is so important to ensuring that any deal effectively meets its goal of keeping Iran away from nuclear weapons.”
“Of course, given the scope of the threat, Israel must always make sure that it has the ability to protect itself,” Gantz added.
The prime minister has been warning for over 20 years that Tehran is close to achieving its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he’s prepared to risk tension with the U.S. if that is what it takes to neutralize Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
The embattled premier, whose political future is in question just 11 days out from a bruising war, said Israel’s biggest threat remains the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran
While all the signatories have expressed their desire to see the deal revived, American allies in the Middle East have voiced concerns about this intention.
After an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas-run Gaza that ended with a cease-fire in late May, the new government is an almost-inspiring step back from the abyss.
At a Likud faction meeting yesterday, it was decided to focus efforts on Orbach and fellow Yamina MK Idit Silman, and on New Hope parliamentarians, Ze’ev Elkin and Sharren Haskel, Kan reported
When so much is at stake for Netanyahu – who once said he wants to be remembered as Israel’s defender – an outbreak of violence can’t be dismissed
„ery happy today to have the opportunity to pursue that conversation, to talk about the United States‘ enduring commitment to Israel’s security and to talk about some of the needs that Israel has in that regard,“ Blinken said.
The officials discussed the Iran nuclear threat, as well as the recent 11-day conflagration between Israel and the Gaza Strip-based terrorists of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.
The head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Southern Command indicates he anticipates fighting to again break out in the Gaza Strip, saying that the conflict last month was only the “first stage” of a wider campaign.
“The operation ended, or at least its first stage did. The next stage will happen if we see that the security situation has changed,” Maj. Gen. Eliezer Toledano says in an on-stage interview at a conference held by Israel’s Channel 13 news.
Khalil al-Haya spoke after meeting Abbas Kamel, who visited Gaza after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a trip aimed at shoring up an informal ceasefire brokered by Cairo.
Hadash, one of the three parties making up the Joint List, is opposed as a matter of principle to a government headed by the right-wing Bennett, but the Joint List is also committed to preventing Netanyahu from benefitting from the faction’s votes in the Knesset. Therefore, if there are any further defections from the ranks of the Knesset members from the future coalition, the Joint List’s decision to vote against the new government would be reevaluated.
The Lapid-Bennett coalition’s candidate for the job is Yesh Atid’s Mickey Levy. The request, signed by 61 out of 120 lawmakers, means a vote on the key position is set for the next time the Knesset convenes on Monday.
AIPAC also reiterated its dedication to strengthen ties with the new prospective government and the United States, to „advance our shared interests and values.“
Even before Ra’am announced his signing, Yair Lapid’s nascent coalition was widely seen as the most ideologically diverse in the country’s history, uniting left and right parties to notably oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power.
Der 57-Jährige habe den israelischen Präsident Reuven Rivlin über die Regierungsbildung informiert, hieß es in einer Erklärung. Mit Vereidigung einer solchen Regierung im Parlament wäre die Ära von Netanyahu als Premierminister vorerst beendet.
Yesh Atid’s leader Yair Lapid announced Wednesday night that he has managed to form a coalition after a series of back-to-back meetings with the leaders of the anti-Netanyahu camp in the Knesset.
The major remaining stumbling block was the appointment of Labor party leader Merav Michaeli to the committee to select judges, which Yamina no. 2 Ayelet Shaked was demanding in order to join the new government.
The son of Israel’s sixth president, former Labor Party leader Herzog will replace outgoing President Reuven Rivlin next month
Sources familiar with the details of the talks said that many outstanding issues have already been resolved, including ministerial appointments.
There is still disagreement, however, over the demands put forward by Ayelet Shaked from Yamina. She apparently asked to be given a seat on the committee for judicial appointments, a position already promised to Labor leader Merav Michaeli.
Front-runner Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency and former head of the Labor Party, is also the son of a previous president, Chaim Herzog. He is expected to win backing from legislators of both the right and the left after he amassed the signatures of 27 MKs representing all the parties in the Knesset, except for the Arab ones.
Israels Parlament wählt heute einen neuen Staatspräsidenten. Kandidaten sind der frühere Oppositionsführer Yitzhak Herzog und die Aktivistin Miriam Peretz. Der oder die Siegerin übernimmt am 9. Juli das Amt des bisherigen Präsidenten Reuven Rivlin. Die Wahl findet kurz vor einer erwarteten Ablösung des langjährigen rechtskonservativen Ministerpräsidenten Benjamin Netanyahu statt.
watson hat mit Alon-lee Green gesprochen, einem der Direktoren von „Standing Together“. Er hat die Organisation im Jahr 2015 gegründet. Heute hat sie tausende Mitglieder und deutlich mehr Sympathisanten. Wir haben mit Green darüber geredet, was aus seiner Sicht geschehen muss, damit der Konflikt zwischen Israel und den Palästinensern nicht immer wieder ausbricht, wie seine Vision für eine friedliche Zukunft aussieht, was er Antisemiten in Europa zu sagen hat – und warum er trotz der Gewalt der vergangenen Wochen Hoffnung hat.
Following overnight efforts, the negotiating teams of the parties opposing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have made progress in formulating an agreement for a unity government, officials from the parties said Tuesday morning.
The teams from Yesh Atid, Yamina, New Hope and Yisrael Beiteinu will reconvene in Kfar Hamacabiah in the afternoon in an effort to seal the agreements.
Today, as we remember their sacrifice, we remind ourselves of our duty to their memory, to the future they fought for. We owe the honored dead a debt we can never fully repay. We owe them our whole souls. We owe them our full best efforts to perfect the Union for which they died.
We owe them the work of our hands and our hearts, to make real the promise of a nation founded on the proposition that all of us — all of us — all of us are created equal and deserve to be treated that way throughout our lives.
Democracy is more than a form of government. It’s a way of being; it’s a way of seeing the world. Democracy means the rule of the people — the rule of the people. Not the rule of monarchs, not the rule of the moneyed, not the rule of the mighty — literally, the rule of the people.
The lives of billions, from antiquity to our own hour, have been shaped by the battle between aspirations of the many and the greed of the few. Between people’s right to self-determination and the self-seeking of the dictator. Between dreams of democracy and appetites for autocracy, which we’re seeing around the world.
Our troops have fought this battle on fields around the world, but also the battle of our time. And the mission falls to each of us, each and every day. Democracy itself is in peril, here at home and around the world.
Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery, Biden said “democracy itself” is in “peril” in the U.S. and around the world.
“What we do now” and “how we honor the memory of the fallen,” Biden said, will determine whether democracy can endure.
Repeating one of his go-to campaign lines, Biden claimed the battle for the “soul of America” is “animated by the perennial battle between our worst instincts—which we’ve seen of late—and our better angels.”
(21. März 2020)
Ein denkbares Szenario ist: nach einer unauffälligen Schamfrist und nach Einschätzung der „strategischen Lage“ durch den geheimdienstlichen Komplex (fügt sich die Bevölkerung? Wer widerspricht noch? Wer meckert, wo wohnt der, welche Freunde hat der? Welche Multiplikatoren und Influenzer, äh, dings, berichten noch nicht auf Befehl? Wer liest die Meckerer? Wo wohnen die, was verdienen die? etc, etc) erfolgt ein Umschwenken des organisierten Wahrheitsmanagements seitens Massenmedien und Regierungen hin zu einer Gefahr durch Biowaffen, Biotechnologie und „Bioterrorismus“, natürlich immer durch die Anderen.
British intelligence services are now reportedly reassessing their position on the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a lab in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology.
A Sunday report from the Sunday Times of London quotes British spies who initially dismissed the lab leak theory, but now say it is „feasible.“
On a theme dear to former U.S. President Donald Trump, Stoltenberg urged members to “spend more together” on defense in order to send a powerful message of unity and resolve “both to our people and to any potential adversary.” Also on the table will be security challenges posed by climate change and, of course, China — on which Stoltenberg sees allied positions converging.
Bei der ersten Zusammenkunft mit dem neuen US-Präsidenten Joe Biden am 14. Juni soll es Entscheidungen zur Reforminitiative „NATO 2030“ geben, die zum Beispiel auch den Vorschlag für eine Erhöhung der Gemeinschaftsausgaben umfasst.
– Sources in No10 say there is now a ’50-50′ chance of June 21 being delayed in a notable shift in tone
– Professor Ravi Gupta urged ministers to push back June 21 deadline to allow more people to get vaccinated
– Cambridge University microbiologist said there were early signs the third wave of the pandemic had begun
– Professor Susan Michie echoed his comments saying Britain could see its cases rise quickly in coming weeks
Among his big ideas was to use mobile phone masts and bank data to track our movements, jinxed, he grumbled, by the human rights and data protection laws – but while proposing the greatest, most horrific invasion of our civil liberties, he also admitted that it was “crackers” that he and Boris Johnson were in such positions of power. What we needed, he said, was a “Covid dictator”. Who? Dom nominated a chap called Marc Warner, who apparently runs a data company. Dom would have given Mr Warner “as close to kingly authority as the state has legally to do stuff, and pushing the barriers of legality”. This is quite mad, and monstrous.
Ayelet Shaked is assigned protection detail after protesters outside her home called her a traitor and sent message threatening lives of her family after party chair Naftali Bennett announced he’s going to form government with Yair Lapid
Minutes after Yamina leader Naftali Bennett said he would join Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid in forming a national unity government, Netanyahu lashed out in a televised address, calling the plan „a danger for the security of Israel“ and saying that under the resulting government would be at the mercy of the far left.
Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett announced on Sunday he decided to join the so-called „change government“ led by Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.
“It’s my intention to do my utmost in order to form a national unity government along with my friend Yair Lapid, so that, God willing, together we can save the country from a crisis and return Israel to its course,“ Bennett said.
Wochenlang hatte Naftali Bennett taktiert, abgewogen, gezögert und politische Finten geschlagen. Als er sich nun in einer Fernsehansprache festlegte, wirkte der Vorsitzende der nationalreligiösen Jamina-Partei und Ex-Verteidigungsminister sehr entschlossen. Er sei bereit Verantwortung zu übernehmen, erklärte der 49-Jährige.
With Lapid apparently making strides in building government, New Hope leader nixes Likud offer for first slot in three-way rotation of premiership that would also include Yamina’s Bennett; ‚Our commitment is to replace Netanyahu,‘ Saar says
The coalition of parties seeking to form a new government without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party have hammered out an agreement on the assignment of senior cabinet positions if the coalition actually comes into being.
Naftali Bennett: The Yamina party chairman would be prime minister first, then foreign minister. Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid leader, would first serve as foreign minister, then prime minister. Ayelet Shaked: interior minister. Avigdor Lieberman: finance minister. Benny Gantz: The Kahol Lavan chief will continue to serve as defense minister. Gideon Sa’ar: justice minister. Merav Michaeli: The Labor Party chairwoman would serve as transportation minister.
How blissfully everyone slipped back into near-normality on Monday, and with such a huge sigh of relief. Lunch with friends in a restaurant, holding your mother’s hand without fear, tickets for a show. Small pleasures, but how sweet they taste. Just as our long hibernation felt almost at an end and we began to believe we could slough off that lockdown lassitude and banish the gnawing worm of anxiety, here comes the… Indian variant. Bwa-hah-hah-hah!
The pattern should be familiar by now
A mere 870 people are currently being treated for the virus in UK hospitals – the lowest it’s been since mid-September.
– An explosive new study claims researchers found ‚unique fingerprints‚ in COVID-19 samples that they say could only have arisen from manipulation in a laboratory
– DailyMail.com exclusively obtained the new 22-page paper authored by British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen set to be published in the Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery
– The study showed there’s evidence to suggest Chinese scientists created the virus while working on a Gain of Function project in a Wuhan lab
– Gain of Function research, which was temporarily outlawed in the US, involves altering naturally-occurring viruses to make them more infectious in order to study their potential effects on humans
According to the paper, Chinese scientists took a natural coronavirus ‚backbone‘ found in Chinese cave bats and spliced onto it a new ’spike‘, turning it into the deadly and highly transmissible COVID-19
– The researchers, who concluded that COVID-19 ‚has no credible natural ancestor‚, also believe scientists reverse-engineered versions of the virus to cover up their tracks.
‚We think that there have been retro-engineered viruses created,‘ Dalgleish told DailyMail.com. ‚They’ve changed the virus, then tried to make out it was in a sequence years ago.‘
Gut drei Monate später gibt es immer mehr ernstzunehmende Diskussionsbeiträge, die Wiesendanger rehabilitieren. Seine meist als Verschwörungstheorie gebrandmarkte These wird nun zunehmend aus der Schmuddelecke der Verschwörungstheorien befreit. Das Coronavirus könnte theoretisch das Ergebnis eines Laborunfalls sein, schreiben etwa 18 Top-Wissenschaftler im renommierten Fachmagazin „Science.“
Sie fordern, diese Möglichkeit eingehender zu untersuchen.
Finally, in this time of unfortunate anti-Asian sentiment in some countries, we note that at the beginning of the pandemic, it was Chinese doctors, scientists, journalists, and citizens who shared with the world crucial information about the spread of the virus—often at great personal cost (8, 9). We should show the same determination in promoting a dispassionate science-based discourse on this difficult but important issue.
Far from dismissing the lab-leak theory, however, President Biden has told his spies to see if the previous administration’s officials, whose work some of his own skeptical aides have called tendentious and overreaching, may have been right to question the lab and conduct a thorough investigation. The White House recently was told that a large amount of information remained to be examined that could shed light on the question, according to a senior administration official who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
The tirade came as Bennett has reportedly secured a coalition deal with Yesh Atid party chief Yair Lapid, the de facto leader of the anti-Netanyahu bloc.
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin entrusted Lapid with the mandate to form a government following Netanyahu’s failure to do so in the aftermath of Israel’s fourth inconclusive election in two years.
Negotiations follow on from ‚progress‘ in discussions between Lapid and Saar
“It’s one of the fastest negotiations ever between Iran and the Western states,” a European diplomat familiar with the talks told Haaretz.
“If in the past the Iranians submitted each interim agreement for the leadership’s approval in Tehran, a process that sometimes took several days, this time things are being done swiftly. Apparently the Iranian delegation has received wider latitude, but the American flexibility has undoubtedly also contributed a great deal.”
Both parties‘ negotiating teams are expected to meet later on Thursday for the first time since talks between Yesh Atid and New Hope were halted amid Israel’s latest operation in Gaza.
Woher kommt das Coronavirus? Hartnäckig halten sich Mutmaßungen über einen Laborunfall. Der US-Präsident fordert von seinen Geheimdiensten Aufklärung.
Das Programm ist Teil des von der Weltbank-Tochter IDA finanzierten West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) Program. Das wiederum reiht sich ein in das von Rockefeller Stiftung, Microsoft,Gavi und Accenture vorangetriebenen Programms ID2020, das darauf abzielt, allen Erdenbürgern eine eindeutige, biometrisch unterlegte digitale Identität zu geben, unter der alle Daten über diese Personen zuverlässig automatisiert gesammelt und ausgewertet werden können.
Das Verhältnis zwischen den USA und Russland ist so schlecht wie lange nicht. Doch nun wollen sich Präsident Biden und Kreml-Chef Putin am 16. Juni in Genf treffen. Washington hofft auf mehr „Stabilität und Vorhersagbarkeit“.
The police say they want to ‚restore deterrence‘ after a wave of Jewish-Arab mob violence, but Arab leaders fear that political activists will be arrested too and that the police only act when Jews‘ safety is at stake
Hundreds of police officers entered Tel Aviv’s historically Arab suburb of Jaffa Tuesday as part of a nationwide crackdown on civilians suspected of having taken part in the recent racially motivated riots around the country.
Chamenei hat laut Verfassung das letzte Wort in allen politischen Belangen und könnte daher auch eine Revision anordnen. Als Favorit gilt nun der erzkonservative Justizchef Ebrahim Raeissi, Kandidat der Hardliner. Er gilt zudem als Wunschkandidat des Establishments.
The report, titled “Council rejects those responsible for the status quo,” also included an image of Reformist candidate Mostafa Tajzadeh, but did not name him in the text.
The people on the highway were of course for Yair Lapid and his apparent nearly hopeless attempt to form a “government of change.” He almost had that government two weeks ago when he and Naftali Bennett were deep in talks to build the right-center-left coalition that would have been supported from the outside by Mansour Abbas’ United Arab List party. Then came the rockets from Gaza and the rioting in Lod and Acre, and Bennett ran.
The next head of Israel’s Mossad espionage agency will be David Barnea, whose appointment was cleared for publication Monday following consultations among Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit and the outgoing Mossad chief, Yossi Cohen.
. In den Verhandlungen geht es um eine Rückkehr der Vereinigten Staaten in die sogenannte „Gemeinsame Kommission des Gemeinsamen Umfassenden Aktionsplans“ (JCPOA) und darüber, wie eine volle und effektive Umsetzung des Iran-Atomabkommens sichergestellt werden kann.
The detention of interim president Bah N’Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane followed a controversial cabinet reshuffle that removed two members of the junta that overthrew Mali’s government in August.
The international body monitoring Mali’s 18-month transition to a civilian-led government — comprising the AU, the West African bloc known as ECOWAS, the United Nations and U.S. officials, among others — said in a statement that it “expresses its deep concern” over the arrests.
„The attitude of the [Interior Ministry] employees towards me has been as correct as possible and in compliance with the law,“ Protasevich says in the video, which was posted Monday evening to a pro-government social media channel.
„I continue to cooperate with the investigation and have confessed to organizing mass riots in the city of Minsk,“ he also says. His supporters believe the video was made under duress.
Meanwhile, polls broadcast Sunday on Israeli channels 12 and 13 show that Yesh Atid and Kahol Lavan have both gained strength. Mano Geva’s poll on Channel 12 News showed Lapid with 21 seats and Gantz with 10, as opposed to the 17 and eight seats they received during the previous election respectively. Sa’ar retains his six seats, while Bennett drops to five seats from seven.
Seit Februar darf die IAEA nicht mehr auf Daten ihrer Überwachungsgeräte in dem Land zugreifen, sondern muss sich auf andere Inspektionsmethoden beschränken. Allerdings sollen die Daten freigegeben werden, wenn der Iran sich mit den USA auf die Wiederherstellung des Atomabkommens einigt. Ohne die nunmehrige Verlängerung dieser Regelung wären die Daten der vergangenen drei Monate gelöscht worden, sagte Grossi.
Nach der Notlandung in Minsk sei bei einer Überprüfung des Flugzeugs keine Bombe gefunden worden, berichtete der Oppositionskanal Nexta. Daraufhin seien „alle Passagiere zu einer weiteren Sicherheitskontrolle geschickt“ worden – unter ihnen auch Protassewitsch. „Er wurde festgenommen.“
Protassewitsch sei schon in Athen vor dem Einstieg ins Flugzeug verfolgt worden, hieß es. Lukaschenko habe mit einem Verstoß gegen alle Gesetze ein Flugzeug „gekapert“, kritisierte der Kanal.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday condemned the forced landing of a Ryanair flight by Belarus and the arrest of an opposition journalist on board, calling it a „shocking act“ that endangered the lives of U.S. citizens and everyone else on board.
In a statement, Blinked vowed that the U.S. would respond with its allies in the region, and called for the „immediate release“ of journalist Raman Protasevich, who according to reports, was detained by Belarusian security forces after the flight landed.
The first test in progressives’ push to reexamine U.S. military aid to Israel could be a $735 million precision-guided munitions sale. The Biden administration notified Congress it approved the sale before the Gaza conflict started, but it became a flashpoint over the past week after news reports publicly revealed the sale.
A group of progressives led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution in the House to block the sale, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Senate version.
(12. August 1949)
Zwangsweise Einzel- oder Massenumsiedlungen sowie Deportationen von geschützten Personen aus besetztem Gebiet nach dem Gebiet der Besetzungsmacht oder dem irgendeines anderen besetzten oder unbesetzten Staates sind ohne Rücksicht auf ihren Beweggrund verboten.
Immerhin kann die Besetzungsmacht eine vollständige oder teilweise Evakuierung eines bestimmten besetzten Gebietes durchführen, wenn die Sicherheit der Bevölkerung oder zwingende militärische Gründe dies erfordern. Solche Evakuierungen dürfen nicht die Umsiedlungen von geschützten Personen in Gebiete ausserhalb der Grenzen des besetzten Gebietes zur Folge haben, es sei denn, eine solche Umsiedlung liesse sich aus materiellen Gründen nicht vermeiden. Unmittelbar nach Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten in dem in Frage stehenden Gebiet soll die so evakuierte Bevölkerung in ihre Heimstätten zurückgeführt werden.
Die Besetzungsmacht hat bei der Durchführung derartiger Umsiedlungen oder Evakuierungen im Rahmen des Möglichen dafür zu sorgen, dass angemessene Unterkunft für die Aufnahme der geschützten Personen vorgesehen wird, dass die Umsiedlung in bezug auf Sauberkeit, Hygiene, Sicherheit und Verpflegung unter befriedigenden Bedingungen durchgeführt wird und Mitglieder derselben Familie nicht voneinander getrennt werden.
Die Schutzmacht soll von allen Umsiedlungen und Evakuierungen verständigt werden, sobald sie stattgefunden haben.
Die Besetzungsmacht darf geschützte Personen nicht einer in besonders den Kriegsgefahren ausgesetzten Gegend zurückhalten, sofern nicht die Sicherheit der Bevölkerung oder zwingende militärische Gründe dies erfordern.
Die Besetzungsmacht darf nicht Teile ihrer eigenen Zivilbevölkerung in das von ihr besetzte Gebiet deportieren oder umsiedeln.
Art. 49. Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.
Nevertheless, the Occupying Power may undertake total or partial evacuation of a given area if the security of the population or imperative military reasons so demand. Such evacuations may not involve the displacement of protected persons outside the bounds of the occupied territory except when for material reasons it is impossible to avoid such displacement. Persons thus evacuated shall be transferred back to their homes as soon as hostilities in the area in question have ceased.
The Occupying Power undertaking such transfers or evacuations shall ensure, to the greatest practicable extent, that proper accommodation is provided to receive the protected persons, that the removals are effected in satisfactory conditions of hygiene, health, safety and nutrition, and that members of the same family are not separated.
The Protecting Power shall be informed of any transfers and evacuations as soon as they have taken place.
The Occupying Power shall not detain protected persons in an area particularly exposed to the dangers of war unless the security of the population or imperative military reasons so demand.
The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
The official’s rhetoric echoes recent reports by the Israeli B’Tselem rights group, as well as by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization, both of which accused Israel of subjecting Palestinians to a multi-tiered regime of discrimination not unlike the racist system of governance that held sway in South Africa between 1948 and 1991.
Pressed on how the U.S. can take an „evenhanded“ approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when the Hamas terrorist group does not recognize Israel’s right to exist, Sanders slammed the Netanyahu government, saying it is not innocent in the hostilities.
„What you have got to do is also understand that over the years the Netanyahu government has become extremely right-wing. And that there are people in the Israeli government now who are overt racists,“ Sanders told the CBS program. „You have in West Jerusalem people being evicted from their homes. Tremendous pressure on people within Israel, the Arab community, as well as Gaza.“
Hunderte Tote und ungebremster Hass von Jerusalem bis nach Berlin. Die jüngste Eskalation zwischen Israelis und Palästinensern können sich Politiker beider Seiten zu Nutze machen.
Samidoun, an international network of organizers and activists working to support Palestinian political prisoners, has published a growing list of global protests planned for this weekend, which it continues to update. As of Friday, it highlighted more than 40 events on Saturday and more than 15 on Sunday in the US.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held on Saturday as Egyptian mediators pressed on with talks with the two sides on securing longer-term calm, officials said.
The pilot events included 21,000 people at the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, plus two other matches at the venue.
There was a rave with 3,000 clubbers at the Circus nightclub in Liverpool, which saw partygoers not having to wear a mask.
Others included the Brit Awards, which hosted 4,000 people at London’s 02 Arena, and the snooker world championships at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre
Spain will allow British travellers to enter the country without a negative PCR test from May 24, it has been announced today.
This will mean restriction-free entry from Monday even for unvaccinated Britons; though with Spain on the UK’s amber list, travellers will have to self-isolate upon their return.
Equally notable was the decision by President Biden later that day to praise Tlaib during an appearance in her hometown of Detroit.
“I admire your intellect, I admire your passion, and I admire your concern for so many other people,” Biden said Tuesday. “And God, thank you for being a fighter.”
For one reporter, witnessing the rounds of violence had become a familiar experience. Not this time.
Early last week, the PM appeared to be on the way out, with his rivals about to announce a coalition. Now they have only a few days left, and much reduced chances
In an interview with US network MSNBC, Yamina head Naftali Bennett says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not using the fighting in Gaza for his own political ends.
When asked directly about the claim that the premier was using the situation to shore up political support, Bennett says: “No. I think the fundamental problem here is that Hamas wants to destroy [Israel].” He then reads sections of the Hamas charter aloud.
Gideon Sa’ar, head of the New Hope party, is looking into a power-sharing government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Haaretz has learned.
Sa’ar has agreed to advance the initiative by the leader of the far-right Religious Zionism party, Betzalel Smotrich, after Naftali Bennett announced that establishing a „government of change“ headed by him and Yair Lapid was off the table.
THE PRESIDENT: Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt.
And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours. The Egyptians have now informed us that Hamas and the other groups in Gaza have also agreed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Thursday night that the cabinet had unanimously approved the truce without preconditions on the recommendation of all defense officials, including IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman, Mossad Director Yossi Cohen and National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat.
The statement said that Israel’s achievements in Operation Guardian of the Walls were „unprecedented.“
Mit einem Lächeln auf den Lippen betritt Heiko Maas einen Konferenzraum. Streckt Benny Gantz die Hand hin. Der israelische Verteidigungsminister lächelt ebenfalls und schüttelt Maas die Hand. Ziemlich kräftig. Gantz überragt seinen deutschen Kollegen deutlich. Die Szene wirkt herzlich, fast als sähen sich zwei alte Kollegen zum ersten Mal seit Langem wieder.
Everyone knew it at once. Some Israelis hated the idea, others saw it as a blessing in disguise. After all, even if Israel had already lost the war, even if parallel lynch mobs of Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews were out for rival blood; even if in Israel synagogues were torched and a Muslim cemetery desecrated and sacred texts firebombed to ash, Netanyahu’s death grip on power had been rescued. By Hamas. And by the Jewish scumbag fascist supporters of terror whom Netanyahu had spent recent months coddling and courting and campaigning for.
Explosions shook Gaza City and orange flares lit up the night sky, with airstrikes also reported in the central town of Deir al-Balah and the southern town of Khan Younis. As the sun rose, residents surveyed the rubble from at least five family homes destroyed in Khan Younis. There were also heavy airstrikes on al-Saftawi Street, a commercial thoroughfare in Gaza City.
„The US now has incredible leverage over Iran,“ former Trump national security advisor John Bolton told FRANCE 24. „If Biden gives it away, he will virtually guarantee that the sanctions will collapse, and ultimately Iran will get nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles to deliver them both on Europe and on the United States.“
Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and former parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani have registered to run in next month’s presidential election.
The two conservatives, who have close ties with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, are seen as the leading contenders to succeed Hassan Rouhani.
On April 10, Khamenei told a grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late leader of the 1979 revolution, that he should not run. Hassan Khomeini, who had already chosen a well-known revolutionary catchphrase of his grandfather—”All of us together”—as his campaign slogan, had perhaps the best potential to increase turnout in the election and provide a victory to the embattled reformist-pragmatist camp.
With Khomeini out of the game, this faction convened in late April to choose alternative candidates.
Iranian lead delegate Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said the issues that needed resolution were difficult. Araqchi said Iran is standing firm on its position that the US needs to fully lift all sanctions in a verifiable manner before Tehran can take action to come back to full compliance with the JCPOA.
Reports indicate that though the US has agreed to ease sanctions on various sectors like oil and gas, banking, shipping and insurance there are still differences on sanctioned individuals and entities including Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
“All parties to the talks have agreed to lift all major sanctions on oil, petrochemicals, shipping, insurance, the central bank and so on,” he said.
On Wednesday, Enrique Mora, the EU official leading the talks, said that he was confident a deal would be reached as the negotiations adjourned, although European diplomats said success was not guaranteed with very difficult issues remaining.
Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia’s top diplomats will arrive in Israel as part of Jerusalem’s effort to strengthen its legitimacy as it defends itself against Gaza’s terrorist factions
The pro-Palestinian stance of these lawmakers reached unprecedented levels on Wednesday after Reps. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Mark Pocan introduced a resolution attempting to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel — the first-ever attempt by sitting members of Congress to block such a sale.
The president’s top spokeswoman has repeatedly declined to say whether Israel’s military response in the Gaza Strip was appropriate to the provocation, while many Democrats have not been shy about calling it disproportionate. And Biden and his advisers have stuck to an assertion that liberal Democrats reject as insufficient, the notion that Israel has a right to defend itself.
That has led to sharp criticism of the Biden administration from some Democrats, which otherwise has been rare.
President Donald Trump’s close alliance with Netanyahu may have helped erode the once ironclad bipartisan consensus around Israel. But many Democrats are also waking up to how Trump’s predecessors, including Biden himself during the Obama years, did not stop the steady expansion of Israeli settlements or impose costs on Israel for undermining the prospects of a viable Palestinian state.
The Biden administration notified Congress on May 5 that it approved selling Israel $735 million in weapons, mostly Boeing-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions that can turn so-called dumb bombs into precision-guided missiles.
Wiping out entire families in Israeli bombings was one of the characteristics of the war in 2014. In the roughly 50 days of the war then, UN figures say that 142 Palestinian families were erased (742 people in total). The numerous incidents then and today attest that these were not mistakes: and that the bombing of a house while all its residents are in it follows a decision from higher up, backed by the examination and approval of military jurists.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to ignore US President Joe Biden’s plea for a scaling back of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) retaliatory attacks on Hamas and other Islamists within the Gaza Strip.
Following the release of a transcript detailing the conversation between the two earlier Wednesday, in which Biden called for „significant de-escalation“ on the path to a ceasefire.
US President Joe Biden in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday said that he „expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire,“ according to a readout of the call provided by the White House.
Nach Medienberichten hat Daif bei Angriffen Israels in der Vergangenheit bereits ein Auge, einen Arm und beide Beine verloren.
Im August 2014 kamen während des letzten Gaza-Krieges bei einem Luftangriff Israels im Gazastreifen die Frau des Hamas-Führers sowie zwei seiner Kinder ums Leben.
Two Palestinians were killed and eight others injured on Tuesday on the 9th day of Israel’s continued attacks on the Gaza Strip, raising the death toll in the besieged enclave to 217, including 63 children and 36 women.
Der UNO-Sicherheitsrat hat angesichts der Gewalteskalation in Nahost seine vierte Dringlichkeitssitzung in acht Tagen abgehalten – und erneut ohne eine gemeinsame Erklärung beendet. „Wir glauben nicht, dass eine öffentliche Erklärung zu diesem Zeitpunkt zur Deeskalation beitragen wird“, sagte die US-Botschafterin bei der UNO, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, wie die Nachrichtenagentur AFP gestern aus Diplomatenkreisen erfuhr.
Wie der EU-Außenbeauftragte Josep Borrell am Dienstag nach einer Videokonferenz mit den Ministern, darunter Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP), mitteilte, blockierte Ungarn eine von ihm vorgeschlagene EU-Positionierung. „Priorität hat der sofortige Stopp aller Gewalt und die Umsetzung einer Waffenruhe“, sagte Borrell. Gründe für die ungarische Blockade nannte der Spanier nicht.
The statement distributed on Monday among the council members calls on the parties to reach a ceasefire and expresses concern for a possible eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.
An Israeli official said that the statement was predictable given the „bias“ of the council members. As expected, the United States blocked the passing of the statement by exercising its veto.
President Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday night, their second phone call since Saturday. The president is expressing support for a ceasefire, which comes as fellow Democrats are urging him to do more to stop the violence.
According to the readout of the call, Mr. Biden „reiterated his firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks.“ Mr. Biden also „encouraged Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians.“
Die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel geht davon aus, dass der EU-Impfpass bis zum Sommer entwickelt werden kann. „Die politische Vorgabe ist, dass man das in den nächsten Monaten erreicht, ich habe ja von drei Monaten gesprochen“, sagte die Merkel nach dem EU-Videogipfel laut der Deutschen Presse-Agentur.
Ähnlich äußerte sich EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen.
The European Union’s new plan would see member states adopting uniform entry requirements, meaning vaccinated holidaymakers from low-risk countries – such as the UK – would be able to enter France, Spain, Italy and other hotspots.
Britain will be included on an EU expanded ‚green list‘ of permitted holiday travel on Wednesday as the bloc’s ambassadors are set to confirm a European Commission proposal lift restrictions on well-vaccinated nations, it is understood.
It will also be recommended that member states prepare digital portals allowing Britons to use the NHS app as a vaccine passport, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat Israels Regierungschef Benjamin Netanjahu angesichts des neuen Konflikts zwischen Israel und der radikalislamischen Hamas die Solidarität der deutschen Regierung zugesichert.
Merkel telefonierte heute mit Netanjahu über die aktuelle Eskalation im Nahost-Konflikt, wie Regierungssprecher Steffen Seibert mitteilte.
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Like Trump, both Bibi and Hamas have kept power by inspiring and riding waves of hostility to “the other.” They turn to this tactic anytime they are in political trouble. Indeed, they each have been the other’s most valuable partner in that tactic ever since Netanyahu was first elected prime minister in 1996 — on the back of a wave of Hamas suicide bombings.
No, Hamas and Bibi don’t talk. They don’t need to. They each understand what the other needs to stay in power and consciously or unconsciously behave in ways to ensure that they deliver it.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has earlier this month approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
According to the outlet, US lawmakers were notified of the move on May 5, well before the latest military escalation between Israel and Gaza Strip-based terrorist groups.
Civilian deaths on both sides raise urgent questions about which military actions are legal, what war crimes are being committed and who, if anyone, will be held to account.
If history serves as a guide, however, after a ceasefire is reached, the conflict will slowly fade from the headlines, the world will go back to its business and the Palestinians will largely be forgotten — yet again. For those who sincerely want to see a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, this time must be different. The world, and especially the Biden administration, cannot look away but must engage on the question of Palestine. It’s 2021 — a homeland for Palestinian Christians and Muslims is long overdue, as is safety and equality for Palestinians.
Twenty-eight Democratic senators, led by Sen. Jon Ossoff, and eight House Democrats issued joint statements calling for a swift end to the flare-up in order to prevent a further loss of life.
“To prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, we urge an immediate cease-fire,” the senators said.
It’s an awkward public fight for a party that has made its commitment to social and racial justice a main part of its platform. As the US comes to grips with its own history of racism in new ways and adopts the Black Lives Matter movement in a mainstream way, liberals want to apply similar notions of justice to foreign policy, where an increasing number see apartheid in Israel’s approach to the Palestinians.
14 out of 15 Security Council members were in favor of the statement. Only the US was opposed. And since the US has ‘veto power’ at the UN Security Council, they were able to block the resolution.
The U.S. also blocked a similar resolution this past Monday, May 10th, the day that the escalation began.