Archiv: Weltöffentlichkeit / World Public Opinion


03:32 [ Haaretz ]

After Netanyahu Commits to Future Annexation, Trump Says It’s ‚Off the Table for Now‘

„Israel agreed not to annex parts of the West Bank. It is more than taking it off the table – they agreed not to do it. This is a very smart concession by Israel. It is off the table now,“ Trump said during a White House briefing.

03:28 [ Fox News ]

Biden praises Israel-UAE peace deal announced by Trump, credits Obama administration

The former vice president praised the move as “a historic step to bridge the deep divides of the Middle East,” calling the UAE’s offer to “publicly recognize the State of Israel is a welcome, brave, and badly-needed act of statesmanship.”

“It is a critical recognition that Israel is a vibrant, integral part of the Middle East that is here to stay,” Biden said. “Israel can and will be a valued strategic and economic partner to all who welcome it.”

03:23 [ Washington Post ]

Israel-UAE deal condemned by Palestinians, cheered by Egypt and Bahrain

Other Arab governments mostly stayed silent, as signs of anger from some of the region’s citizens trickled out.

03:15 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Trump Announcing the Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Just a few moments ago, I hosted a very special call with two friends — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates — where they agreed to finalize a historical peace agreement. Everybody said this would be impossible. And, as you know, Mohammed is one of the great leaders of the Middle East.

After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, and begin cooperation across the board and on a broad range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade, and security.

This is a truly historic moment. Not since the Israel-Jordan peace treaty was signed more than 25 years ago has so much progress been made towards peace in the Middle East.

13.08.2020 - 17:28 [ ORF.at ]

Erdogan kritisiert Athen in Gasstreit – Gespräch mit Merkel

Heute will Erdogan mit der deutschen Kanzlerin Angela Merkel und EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel sprechen. Der griechische Außenminister Nikos Dendias warnte, Griechenland sei bereit, seinen Hoheitsbereich zu „verteidigen“. Er forderte den sofortigen Rückzug des von türkischen Marineschiffen begleiteten Erkundungsschiffs „Oruc Reis“ aus griechischen Gewässern. Frankreich kündigte inzwischen an, seine Militärpräsenz in der Region zu verstärken.

13.08.2020 - 13:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Konflikt um Rohstoffe: Macron schickt mehr Militär ins Mittelmeer

Der türkische Präsident Erdogan will aggressiv neue Öl- und Gasquellen im Mittelmeer erschließen und schreckt vor einem Grenzkonflikt mit anliegenden EU-Staaten nicht zurück. Frankreich reagiert nun und verlegt mehr Militär in die Region.

13.08.2020 - 05:37 [ France24 ]

France to bolster military presence in Mediterranean over Turkish gas explorations

France will „temporarily reinforce“ its military presence, Macron’s statement said, to „monitor the situation in the region and mark its determination to uphold international law.“

12.08.2020 - 19:02 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Intel: Biden adviser says Iran deal supporters, detractors both wrong on sanctions‘ effectiveness

(11.05.2020)

Sullivan went on to argue that a future Democratic administration “should immediately reengage nuclear diplomacy with Iran and look to establish something along the lines of the [deal], but immediately begin the process of negotiating a follow-on agreement.”

12.08.2020 - 18:58 [ MondoWeiss.com ]

Pro-Israel org praises Kamala Harris for being to the right of Obama on Iran Deal

(10.10.2019)

One of those questions came from Kat Wellman, a woman affiliated with the organization Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI). Wellman asked if Harris would reenter or renegotiate the Iran Deal if elected president. While Harris condemned the Trump administration for violating the deal, she also made it clear that she would take a more aggressive stance than the Obama administration originally did. “We will reenter the agreement,” she said, “but also I will want to strengthen it. And that will mean extending the sunset provisions, including ballistic missile testing, and also increasing oversight.”

12.08.2020 - 18:22 [ Haaretz ]

How Biden VP Kamala Harris Could Tip U.S.-Israel Ties

Not long after her election as California senator, but well before her presidential bid, Harris was the star performer at the powerful pro-Israel lobby’s 2017 Policy Conference, in a much-quoted appearance: “Having grown up in the Bay Area, I fondly remember those Jewish National Fund boxes that we would use to collect donations to plant trees for Israel,” she said at that conference, followed by a rapturous travelogue of a recent tour of Israel and the West Bank, which she visited with her Jewish husband, Doug Emhoff, whom she married in an interfaith ceremony in 2014.

12.08.2020 - 09:30 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Incites and Whines – and Shows Worrying Signs of Totally Losing It

“An unprecedented campaign of incitement that includes calls for violence and even my murder and that of my family,” wrote Netanyahu. Unprecedented? After all, he was elected on the bloody back of a prime minister who was murdered, as the result of the savage incitement of which he was one of its main leaders. Incited and inflamed right-wingers stood every Friday, on the eve of the Sabbath, across from the entrance to the Rabins’ home in Ramat Aviv – and wished them that they end up like “Mussolini and his concubine” – meaning hanging upside down, with their feet up. That is less serious than three balloons in the shape of the male sexual organ? Or even a deviant post – that turns out was posted a year and a half ago, whose author was interrogated hours before Netanyahu’s execrable letter was sent.

12.08.2020 - 08:21 [ Movement for a People´s Party ]

MOVEMENT FOR A PEOPLE’S PARTY PEOPLE’S CONVENTION, 2020, August 30

One week after the Democratic and Republican national conventions, people from all walks of life will come together to discuss the state of the nation and plans to form a major new political party in America. A party free of corporate money and influence. A people’s party.

Join us on Sunday, August 30, from 4-6 pm Eastern Time for The People’s Convention.

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12.08.2020 - 08:16 [ Jennifer won't vote for Biden Green2020 / Twitter ]

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11.08.2020 - 21:54 [ Times of Israel ]

Gantz: ‘If I emerge from partnership with Netanyahu a sucker, so be it’

(26.07.2020)

Gantz sat down for a lengthy and, at times, combative interview with Channel 12’s Dana Weiss, reacting in frustration at her suggestions that he was out of his depth and being outmaneuvered by Netanyahu at every turn. According to their coalition deal, Gantz is set to become PM in November 2021 as part of the power-sharing agreement between his party and Netanyahu’s, but Israel’s longest-serving premier is said to be seeking ways to avoid having to hand over the post, including by triggering new elections.

11.08.2020 - 21:40 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu demanding changes to coalition deal to prevent elections: report

The Israeli premier reportedly wants immediate elections in case the High Court of Justice disqualifies him from serving as alternate prime minister, after his rotation with Gantz commences in November 2021, due to the indictments filed against him.

His second demand is to dissolve a public committee slated to appoint the state prosecutor and police commissioner and transfer the procedure to the government instead.

The report suggested that Gantz’s Blue and White party will find it „difficult“ to approve Netanyahu’s first request.

11.08.2020 - 21:36 [ Haaretz ]

Kahol Lavan Says Won’t Back Bill Preventing Netanyahu From Forming Future Government

The bill, brought forward by Kahol Lavan’s former political allies Yesh Atid, is aimed at preventing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from running for office in the next election. Netanyahu currently stands trial for suspected bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

11.08.2020 - 21:16 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Maas in Moskau: „Das offene Wort suchen“

Auf der Tagesordnung standen die großen Krisen und Konflikte – von Syrien über Libyen bis hin zur Ostukraine.

11.08.2020 - 21:12 [ theWire.in ]

UNSC: US Looks to Extend Iran Arms Embargo, Threatens ‚Snapback‘

A last-minute attempt by Britain, France and Germany to broker a compromise with Russia and China on an arms embargo extension appeared unsuccessful so far, diplomats said. Russia and China, allies of Iran, have long-signalled opposition to the US measure.

11.08.2020 - 09:03 [ Mieke Eoyang / Twitter ]

None of the four Republican Senators old enough to remember Hiroshima voted in support of New START, the signature nuclear arms control agreement between the US and Russia. New START is up for renewal in the beginning of 2021, and the negotiations are taking place right now.

(06.08.2020)

11.08.2020 - 08:25 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Contractor Knew of Explosive Material in Beirut Since at Least 2016

It is not clear when he conveyed the information; however, several current and former American officials who have worked in the Middle East say that the consultant would normally have conveyed his findings immediately to the American officials who oversaw the contract, in this case the embassy, State Department or Pentagon.

10.08.2020 - 17:21 [ Naharnet.com ]

Minister Says ‚Whole Govt. Resigned‘, Diab to Speak at 7:30 PM

„The whole government resigned,“ Hamad said. He added that Prime Minister Hassan Diab will head to the presidential palace to „hand over the resignation in the name of all the ministers.“

The Premiership said Diab will address the nation at 7:30 PM.

10.08.2020 - 17:18 [ Haaretz ]

‚Election Would Mean Civil War‘: Netanyahu, Gantz Clash Over Budget as Deadline Nears

Gantz’s party said that if the bill was not fully passed on Tuesday, it would be pointless to consider other proposals in the future.

Likud does not plan to agree to the demand, viewing members’ backing of the bill in a preliminary vote is a gesture of goodwill and not having decided on their position.

10.08.2020 - 06:11 [ Movement for a People´s Party ]

MOVEMENT FOR A PEOPLE’S PARTY PEOPLE’S CONVENTION, 2020, August 30

One week after the Democratic and Republican national conventions, people from all walks of life will come together to discuss the state of the nation and plans to form a major new political party in America. A party free of corporate money and influence. A people’s party.

Join us on Sunday, August 30, from 4-6 pm Eastern Time for The People’s Convention.

The Convention will be digital and broadcast live to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages with well over a million subscribers and followers. Sign up for more information and updates.

10.08.2020 - 06:05 [ Ryan Knight / Twitter ]

America is not dying because of one corrupt president. It’s dying because our entire system is corrupt. We live in an oligarchy where both major parties serve the ruling class. It is time to build a party that serves the working class. #PeoplesConvention

(07.08.2020)

10.08.2020 - 06:00 [ People for Bernie / Twitter ]

.@JamaalBowmanNY DID NOT COME TO PLAY: „Bernie, if the Democratic establishment didn’t gang up on you and jump you, you would have been the nominee for the Democratic Party. You out-raised everyone. They had to jump you in order to beat you. So I just want to say that.“

(06.08.2020)

10.08.2020 - 04:50 [ Max Blumenthal / the Grayzone ]

Western media’s favorite Hong Kong ‘freedom struggle writer’ is American ex-Amnesty staffer in yellowface

Since bursting onto the Hong Kong Twitter scene, Kong Tsung-gan has been quoted by a who’s who of Western corporate media outlets. He has been described as an “author” (CNN, Globe and Mail, Time), “writer and activist” (New York Times, Washington Post), “activist and author” (LA Times),“activist” (AFP, Al Jazeera), “writer, educator and activist” (Guardian), “political writer” (Foreign Policy), “writer” (Vice), and “Hong Kong writer and activist” in an op-ed posted by the Nikkei Asian Review.

Kong has also been cited as a “Hong Kong journalist and rights activist” by Radio Free Asia and as a “rights activist and author” by Voice of America, two subsidiaries of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Tasked with a mission to “be consistent with the broad foreign policy objectives of the United States,” the USAGM budgeted around $2 million to support protests in Hong Kong in 2020.

10.08.2020 - 04:36 [ Mark Ames / Twitter ]

Remember “Gay Girl In Damascus” the fake Syrian lesbian aka Tom MacMaster, who rallied gullible western liberal support for Syria regime change? Turns out one of the most popular US-backed Hong Kong protest “voices” is another hoax

10.08.2020 - 04:09 [ Politico.com ]

Trump antagonizes GOP megadonor Adelson in heated phone call

Now, Republican leaders are pleading to billionaires for help. Trump advisers are pining for new outside groups to form, and the White House is growing anxious to see what Adelson, who has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into Republican super PACs over the past decade, will do.

10.08.2020 - 03:54 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Lashes Out at Mega-donor Adelson for Not Giving Enough to His Campaign, Report Says

Republican Party officials had to intervene in order to assess the damage to the key relationship. Sources close to Adelson said it’s not clear whether this will dissuade Adelson from donating more to Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Adelson was the largest single political donor during the 2018 mid-term elections in the U.S. – giving some $113 million dollars to conservative candidates.

10.08.2020 - 02:38 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu, Gantz Back Bill to Delay Budget Deadline, Potentially Staving Off Election

The bill will be brought to a preliminary vote by the Knesset on Wednesday. Gantz’s party and ultra-Orthodox Shas party announced they would vote in favor.

09.08.2020 - 17:55 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Caught Between Rock of Risky Election and Hard Place of Criminal Trial

Netanyahu’s original plan was to go through the motions of trying to set up a new coalition, declaring failure and setting a date for a fourth election. He was sidetracked by the sudden realization that Gantz could be coaxed into an illusory power-sharing agreement, thus precipitating the break-up of Netanyahu’s center-left opposition while delegitimizing his partner’s leadership role at the same time. Gantz was forewarned that Netanyahu was laying a trap for him, but decided, naively and disastrously, to walk straight into it.

09.08.2020 - 07:55 [ Haaretz ]

As Israel’s Coalition Crisis Worsens, Weekly Cabinet Session Put on Hold

A clash between Kahol Lavan and Likud has led to the cancellation of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, as coalition sources said no further progress had been made on the budget, which may lead to the Knesset’s dissolution on August 25 and another general election.

09.08.2020 - 07:26 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel: Anti-government rallies see thousands gather in front of PM residence

Some 850,000 Israelis are currently unemployed, representing 20 percent of the country’s workforce

Thousands of Israelis rallied again on Saturday evening in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv amid a massive anti-government movement calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

09.08.2020 - 07:09 [ NBC News ]

Beirut explosion: Trump to discuss aid response with Lebanese, world leaders

Trump will join a conference call on Sunday, led by France and the United Nations, to rally aid and funds in the aftermath of the colossal explosion, which killed more than 150 people and injured at least 5,000, many of whom are now homeless.

„We will be having a conference call on Sunday with President Macron, leaders of Lebanon, and leaders from various other parts of the world. Everyone wants to help!“ Trump tweeted Friday.

09.08.2020 - 06:42 [ AnNahar.com ]

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

Macron himself firmly rejected the idea of reviving the French mandate.

“You can’t ask me to substitute for your leaders. It’s not possible,” he said. “There is no French solution.”

But he made a point of noting that he plans to return to Lebanon to verify that promised reforms are being undertaken on Sept. 1, the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Greater Lebanon – and the beginning of French rule.

09.08.2020 - 06:30 [ ZDF ]

Nach Demonstrationen im Libanon – Märtyrer-Platz in Beirut geräumt

Am Abend haben Sicherheitskräfte mit Tränengas Demonstranten vom Märtyrer-Platz abgedrängt. Hier fand bis zum Abend eine Trauer- und Protestkundgebung statt. „Es ist mittlerweile ruhig“, berichtet ZDF-Korrespondent Uli Gack aus Beirut. Zuvor hatten Demonstranten das libanesische Außenministerium gestürmt. An den Protesten gegen die politische Elite des Landes nahmen Tausende teil.

09.08.2020 - 06:27 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-government Protesters Storm Lebanese Ministry Buildings in Aftermath of Beirut Blast

Prime Minister Diab calls for early parliamentary elections as over 200 protesters wounded, one police officer killed in clashes

08.08.2020 - 21:41 [ Ben Reiff / Twitter ]

Here we go again: back at Balfour with thousands of protestors demonstrating against the Netanyahu-led government. Parallel protests taking place simultaneously in Rosh Pina, Caesarea, Mitzpe Ramon, Nazareth and Jadeidi-Makr as well as on bridges throughout the country.

08.08.2020 - 21:30 [ @democratimOrg / Twitter ]

A large banner projected onto a nearby building said “Revolution” a reference to the street where Netanyahu lives.

08.08.2020 - 21:20 [ Haaretz ]

Thousands in Jerusalem for anti-Netanyahu Demo; Protesters Allegedly Attacked in South

10,000 protesters gathered on Saturday outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence, and thousands more across the country in demonstrations against the government for the fourth week in a row.

08.08.2020 - 14:56 [ ZDF ]

Sassnitz und Nord Stream 2 – Annen: US-Drohung „absolute Unverschämtheit“

Er fügte hinzu:

„Europäische Energiepolitik wird in Berlin und Brüssel entschieden und nicht in Washington DC.“

08.08.2020 - 06:44 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wie praktisch: U.S.-Spionage-Apparatschiks stellen sich vor Sandsack Joe Biden

(letzte Aktualisierung: 14.39 Uhr)

William Evanina, Leiter des „National Counterintelligence and Security Center“ (N.C.S.C.) bzw Abteilung für Spionageabwehr innerhalb der obersten U.S.-Geheimdienstbehörde O.D.N.I., hat verkündet, Russland würde vor der Präsidentschaftswahl versuchen den Kandidaten Joe Biden zu „verunglimpfen“ (der Vollständigkeit halber: China und der Iran würden angeblich Joe Biden unterstützen) und insgesamt Zwietracht zu säen und „das Vertrauen des amerikanischen Volkes in unseren demokratischen Prozess untergraben“. Das ist erstens ein guter Witz und zweitens natürlich eine Drohung an die gesamte Presse weltweit: Wer meckert, ist Feindsender.

Dazu eine kleine Antwort. Wie immer weder kurz, noch schmerzlos.

08.08.2020 - 06:41 [ theHill.com ]

US intelligence says Russia seeking to ‚denigrate‘ Biden

The top U.S. counterintelligence official announced Friday a series of foreign threats facing the 2020 presidential election, warning in particular that Russia is using a range of measures to „primarily denigrate“ former Vice President Joe Biden while China prefers that President Trump not win reelection.

William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, pointed to China, Russia and Iran as the three primary foreign threats to the U.S. presidential race, cautioning that they are seeking to „sway voters’ preferences and perspectives,“ sow discord and „undermine the American people’s confidence in our democratic process.“

07.08.2020 - 08:50 [ Bloomberg ]

Biden Looks Vulnerable. The Market, Not So Much

There have been two big rallies in Democratic chances so far this year — the first in late February and early March as it became clear that the coronavirus was a serious problem, while the Democrats opted for Biden rather than one of the more progressive candidates, and the second in June as the protests over the killing of George Floyd rocked the nation, and the pandemic worsened once more.

Biden’s margin is no better than it was five weeks ago. Meanwhile, new cases are at last beginning to trend downward. This suggests the momentum is changing in the president’s favor:

07.08.2020 - 08:49 [ Fox News ]

Hannity hammers Biden after ‚weird, strange, embarrassing public breakdown‘: ‚What’s going on here?‘

„I don’t know what the hell he’s saying,“ Hannity said. „What’s going on here? Democrats refuse to talk about it in public. The mob and the media, they’re not talking about it in public. But I can tell you, I know for a fact in private, they are telling me and many other people they know it is a serious problem.

06.08.2020 - 21:47 [ Leafy / Twitter ]

There are activists sleeping in tents at Balfour Street Jerusalem #Israel & also at the indipendence Park. I’m letting someone use my shower because they don’t have these facilities at their camp. #Israel #democracy #Balfour #سلمية

06.08.2020 - 21:42 [ i24news.tv ]

Anti-government rallies in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv kick off after police back protesters

Anti-government protests set to take place in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Thursday evening will go ahead as scheduled hours after police asked Israel Supreme Court not to block the demonstrations.

06.08.2020 - 21:35 [ Bloomberg ]

U.S. Circulates Its Latest Iran Weapons Resolution at the UN

The new resolution is almost identical to one the U.S. circulated in June, signaling the Trump administration is unwilling to make changes suggested by allies and opponents on the Security Council.

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft acknowledged Tuesday that Russia and China are likely to veto any resolution

06.08.2020 - 21:31 [ WOKV.com ]

Trump’s Iran envoy quits administration as US pushes embargo

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal two years ago but his administration argues it retains the right to invoke the “snapback” of U.N. sanctions because it is a council member. Others disagree.

Hook did not give a reason for leaving, although he has young children and was frequently away from home on travel. He had just returned to the U.S. from an extended trip to the Middle East and Europe during which he tried to drum up support for the Iran arms embargo extension.

06.08.2020 - 21:24 [ ORF.at ]

US-Sondergesandter für den Iran tritt zurück

Nach einer kurzen Übergangszeit soll der Sondergesandte für Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, Hooks Aufgaben zusätzlich übernehmen, hieß es weiter.

06.08.2020 - 21:22 [ ORF.at ]

US-Außenminister Freitag nächster Woche in Wien

Vor seinem Österreich-Besuch trifft Pompeo am Dienstag den tschechischen Ministerpräsidenten Andrej Babis und den tschechischen Außenminister Tomas Petricek in Prag. Im Rahmen der Europareise will Pompeo auch Polen und Slowenien besuchen. Die vier Länder seien „alle große Freunde Amerikas“.

06.08.2020 - 11:45 [ SWR ]

Japan: Das Land hortet Plutonium

Die Mehrheit der japanischen Gesellschaft ist nach wie vor pazifistisch eingestellt. Doch die Politik kümmert das wenig. Auf der einen Seite propagiert man eine friedliche Welt, auf der anderen setzt Japan auf Atomkraft und hat bereits massenhaft Plutonium angereichert.

06.08.2020 - 11:28 [ Alex Rosen von IPPNW / Neues Deutschland ]

Eine fatale Verdrängung

Wir kritisieren, dass die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO vertraglich an die Internationale Atomenergieorganisation IAEO gebunden ist und in einer Art Knebelvertrag davon abgehalten wird, unabhängige wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zu ionisierender Strahlung durchzuführen. Die IAEO ist als Zusammenschluss aller Atomenergiestaaten eine Art globale Atomlobbyorganisation, die sich gemäß ihrer Charta dafür einsetzt, Atomenergie weltweit zu fördern. Ihr Einfluss auf die WHO ist daher sehr kritisch zu sehen, vor allem, wenn man bedenkt, dass es IAEO-Vertreter waren, die die WHO-Stellungnahmen zu Tschernobyl oder Fukushima maßgeblich verfasst haben.

06.08.2020 - 07:33 [ US Außenministerium - State.gov ]

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

(05.08.2020)

QUESTION: So tomorrow and August 9th marks 75 years since the United States unleased the first atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So could you tell us your opinion on nuclear arms control, including the future of the New START Treaty between U.S. and Russia?

SECRETARY POMPEO: Yeah. So President Trump, literally since I first met him, first in my role as CIA director and now as Secretary of State, has made clear one of his top priorities is ensuring that we don’t have a really bad day in the world as a result of a nuclear weapon being used, and so we have worked along multiple fronts. For example, we left the INF Treaty because the Russians weren’t complying with that and that was – that had the risk of being destabilizing, because when you have an arms control agreement and only one of the two parties is complying, you have created strategic risk.

But in the last handful of months, we’ve been working diligently to get the three nations that have the largest nuclear capabilities – the United States, Russia, and China – to have a strategic dialogue about how we move forward together to decrease the risk to the world that these massive weapons are used, and we’ve made progress with the Russians. We’ve had two good gatherings; I hope we’ll have one before too long. And we are hopeful that the Chinese will choose to participate. We think it’s in their best interest. We know it’s in the best interest of the world. And for nations that assert they want win-win solutions, that they want good outcomes, that they want to be a player on a global stage, they now have moved to a point where they need to, like the United States and Russia, be prepared to engage in conversations about how you create a strategic situation that reduces the risk that nuclear weapons will be used at any time or any place anywhere in the world.

06.08.2020 - 07:17 [ /originalworldnews.com ]

US and Russia near end of New START — and the nuclear weapons control era

(03.08.2020)

That evaluation has turned into a delicate process with Russia, with high-level and working-level meetings taking place in Vienna to see if New START can be salvaged. Officials from both countries met again at the end of July in Austria’s capital, while China — which the US wants involved to discuss limiting its nuclear and missile capabilities, even though it isn’t a party to New START — didn’t show up.

06.08.2020 - 05:31 [ BBC ]

US election 2020 poll tracker: Who is ahead – Trump or Biden?

As Mrs Clinton discovered in 2016, the number of votes you win is less important than where you win them.

Most states nearly always vote the same way, meaning that in reality there are just a handful of states where both candidates stand a chance of winning. These are the places where the election will be won and lost and are known as battleground states.

05.08.2020 - 20:09 [ Breaking911 / Twitter ]

REPORTER: “Have you taken a cognitive test?” BIDEN: “Why the hell would I take a test?! C’mon man. That’s like saying, ‘You — before you got on this program you took a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?!’”

05.08.2020 - 19:57 [ CNSNews.com ]

FLASHBACK: Brain Surgeon Told Biden He Had Less Than 50% Chance of ‘Being Completely Normal’

(June 5, 2013)

“I said: ‘What’s the most likely thing that will happen if I live?’ He said, ‘Well, the side of the brain that the first aneurysm is on controls your ability to speak.’ And I thought: ‘Why in the hell didn’t they tell me this before the ’88 campaign?’ It could have saved us all a lot of trouble, you know what I mean?”

05.08.2020 - 19:46 [ Yahoo.com ]

Biden rules out in-person appearance at Democratic convention

Biden „will no longer travel to Milwaukee and will instead address the nation and accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware,“ the party said in a statement, announcing that no speakers would physically attend the August 17-20 convention, which will be entirely virtual.

05.08.2020 - 19:42 [ CNN ]

Biden clarifies he has not taken cognitive test

„Come on, man. That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?“ Biden said, becoming testy with the reporter, CBS’s Errol Barnett, who asked whether he had taken a cognitive test.

05.08.2020 - 17:58 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu: Protesters Against Me Are Anarchists, Not Victims of Pandemic

Coalition whip Miki Zohar, who spoke before Netanyahu, warned that „the right to protest cannot be allowed to become the right to contract the coronavirus.“ He called the left-wing „dangerous“ and attacked the Likud’s senior coalition partner – Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party – for „urgently“ defending the right to protest.

05.08.2020 - 17:45 [ CBS News ]

Over 25 million Americans at risk of losing health care as coronavirus pandemic rages: „It’s been real hard for me“

„We’re seeing an unprecedented loss in jobs, and what’s going to come along with that, is unfortunately the loss of health insurance as well,“ Kaiser Executive Vice President Larry Levitt told CBS News‘ Michelle Miller.

05.08.2020 - 17:37 [ Cato Institute ]

Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share

(22.06.2020)

A new Cato national survey finds that self‐​censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐​censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.

04.08.2020 - 21:33 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Trump says US forces in Afghanistan to be slashed to fewer than 5,000 this year

President Donald Trump said he expects fewer than 5,000 U.S. troops to be in Afghanistan by November and called America’s wars in the Middle East the “biggest mistake” in the country’s history during a television interview this week.

“We’re largely out of Afghanistan,” Trump said in an interview with Axios aired on HBO Monday. “It’s already planned. … We’ll be down in a very short period of time to 8,000, then we’re gonna be down to 4,000. We’re negotiating right now, we’ve been there for 19 years — 19 years — we’ll be getting out.”

04.08.2020 - 20:45 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel minister to i24NEWS: ‚We will take over Gaza again‘

Israel will eventually have to invade Gaza and take over control of the Hamas-run enclave, Israel’s Community Affairs Minister, Tzachi Hanegbi, told i24NEWS in an exclusive interview.

„We will eventually have to go all the way into Gaza and taker over, because one day it will be impossible to do so. One day there will be so many rockets and missiles fired from Gaza that the Israeli public won’t accept the status quo anymore“ Hanegbi said.

04.08.2020 - 04:54 [ Haaretz ]

10,000 Protesters Are Nothing? Netanyahu Is Still Sweating

That’s why Netanyahu decided not to submit a one-year budget Sunday. He was afraid Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan would oppose it, the government would fall and we’d have another early election. Then the demonstrations would really intensify, the Likud margin would abandon him, he’d lose and go home.

That’s why he’s so nervous. That’s why his words in the cabinet were so crazy and untrue. That’s why he’s sweating.

03.08.2020 - 22:44 [ Ron Paul / Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

Europeans Are Waking Up to Government Covid Tyranny. Why Are We Still Asleep?

Tens of thousands of Germans marched through Berlin on Saturday, proclaiming a “Day of Freedom” and demanding an end to government-mandated face masks and “social distancing.” The UK and Netherlands also saw large protests against their governments’ tyrannical actions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

03.08.2020 - 22:39 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

Die Europäer erwachen angesichts der Covid-Tyrannei der Regierung

Sie verschieben immer wieder die Torpfosten, um uns in Angst zu versetzen und zu isolieren. Zuerst waren es Leichenzählungen und dann „Fälle“. Die Zahlen sind so wild durcheinander geraten, dass man kaum noch einer Berichterstattung trauen kann. Die Menschen werden wütend. Sie sind verwirrt. Sie sind mit einer wirtschaftlichen Depression von historischem Ausmaß konfrontiert. Aber das Schlimmste von allem ist, dass sie zusehen müssen, wie der Moloch Regierung jedes letzte bisschen Freiheit an sich reißt.

03.08.2020 - 19:13 [ Bloomberg ]

Fed’s Kashkari Urges Congress to Act, Suggests Fresh Lockdown

U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration are wrangling after enhanced unemployment aid for as many as 30 million jobless Americans expired. Democrats and Republicans are looking for common ground on the jobless benefits and other help for an economy sagging under the weight of pandemic-induced shutdowns.

03.08.2020 - 19:00 [ Tagesschau.de ]

US-Notenbanker fordert „harten Lockdown“

Der Wirtschaft könne eine starke Erholung gelingen, aber nur, wenn das Virus unter Kontrolle gebracht werde, sagte Kashkari dem Sender CBS. „Wenn wir das nicht tun, und wenn wir nur dieses grassierende Virus haben, das sich im ganzen Land ausbreitet mit wiederholten Ausbrüchen und lokalen Lockdowns in den nächsten ein oder zwei Jahren, was durchaus möglich ist, werden wir viele, viele weitere Firmenpleiten erleben.“

Die Corona-Krise löste in den USA einen Konjunktursturz aus und wirft die größte Volkswirtschaft der Welt um Jahre zurück.

03.08.2020 - 18:33 [ NBC News / Twitter ]

The US 2020 election presents two drastically different visions of German’s future. „This is the most important US election in the history of Germany… This means almost as much to the future of Germany as it does to the US“

(1/5) #NBCNewsThreads

03.08.2020 - 11:31 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-Netanyahu Protests Have No Leaders. That’s Why They’re Getting Stronger

At Saturday evening’s protest, one person was put in charge of a logistical situation room that handled arrests as well as the photographers, “so we can tell our story rather than what the police and the media are saying,” as one person described it.

Speaking before the demonstration, he said “the situation room will help connect the many groups, but in the end, everyone will do what they want.” He also expressed confidence that there was no need for leadership of the protests, and in fact, opposed such leadership.

02.08.2020 - 19:36 [ Neri Zilber / Twitter ]

Netanyahu spends 6 minutes during cabinet mtg lashing out at „leftwing“ protesters outside his home, their „incitement to murder“ against him, „North Korean“ media fanning flames, „double-standard“ re demos/coverage, and more. He is, as always, the ultimate victim.

02.08.2020 - 19:21 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Tirades Against Protesters Highlight a Growing Detachment From Reality

Critics routinely lambaste the prime minister’s corruption and incitement, but mostly ignore his compulsive lying and flights of farcical fantasy

01.08.2020 - 21:23 [ Haaretz ]

Ten Thousand anti-Netanyahu Protesters Rally in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Around Israel

The protest and march were approved by the Israel Police, which is present in large forces and says it will allow protest for all but „will not tolerate any disturbances of the public order.”

01.08.2020 - 19:19 [ Amy Black / Twitter ]

1.3 million people demonstrating for #freedom today in #Berlin the police have deterred from breaking it up after three attempts -they’re too many #WeThePeople

01.08.2020 - 19:11 [ Glasgow Girl #KBF / Twitter ]

Well done Berlin on protesting for your freedom. Just a shame the participants are seen as right-wing, anti-vaxxers, and conspiracy theorists by the scum media.

01.08.2020 - 19:07 [ Lynn Duncalf / Twitter ]

Well done Berlin!! Come on UK appears we have no balls!! Some of us have though!!!! Stand up for our country! Our rights, our freedom and for all the kids!!

31.07.2020 - 17:17 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

The Likud Continues to Drop in Polls; Joint List Gaining Strength

Labor, Otzma Yehudit, Derech Eretz, Gesher and Bayit Yehudi all part of the right-wing coalition led by Netanyahu would not pass the electoral threshold (3.25%), according to the poll. Consequently, based on this poll, the right-wing bloc, would win a total of 60 seats, one short of a majority in the 120 seat Knesset.

31.07.2020 - 17:03 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Has Been Leading a Cold Civil War for Years. Now It’s Threatening to Burst Into Flames

The victimization and persecution that are imprinted and growing inside of him release Netanyahu from guilt feelings, pangs of conscience or even a shred of a feeling of responsibility. He sees himself as fighting a constant war of survival and defense against the stated and clandestine groups who are conspiring to bring him down or eliminate him. This is why he will never understand that he is the person directly and centrally responsible for the violent and bloody street battles that we saw this week, which could deteriorate into murder in seconds.

31.07.2020 - 17:01 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‘SHAMEFUL THREAT’: Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu claims enemies want to crucify him like Jesus after Last Supper art exhibit mocked him

ISRAEL Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has branded a Last Supper-style art exhibition of him as a „shameful threat of crucifixion“.

The mock statue of him in Tel Aviv shows a chubby Netanyahu enjoying a huge meal all to himself in the style of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper painting.

31.07.2020 - 16:10 [ Times of Israel ]

At anti-Netanyahu protests, no clear leaders — and that’s how activists like it

“The failure of 2011 was due to their inexperience. They attempted to create a single leadership, which promptly embarked on egotistical internal struggles,” said 65-year-old Avi Ofer, a longtime activist involved in the anti-Netanyahu protests.

Most protesters who spoke to The Times of Israel echoed Elyakim and Ofer. According to 70-year-old Eli Brook, the Jerusalem protests are “more like a network, a web. There is no central organization, central command; there are many different groups.”

31.07.2020 - 15:17 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Has Launched the Decisive Part of His Plan: To Set the Country on Fire

We’ve almost forgotten how all this started. When he was indicted, I wrote that to keep his trial from going forward, including the testimony of state witnesses that is expected to spell his political end, he wouldn’t hesitate “to burn down the clubhouse.” Literally.

Now the testimony phase of his case is approaching. In another five months, the first of those three state witnesses will take the stand. What can stop it? A civil war, for example. A siege of the Jerusalem District Court, for example.

30.07.2020 - 15:15 [ theHill.com ]

GDP shrinks record 32.9 percent in second quarter amid virus lockdowns

Between April and June, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) shrunk at a pace that would have wiped out roughly a third of the value of the economy if extended over 12 months, according to the Commerce Department’s advance estimate of second-quarter growth. It is the largest one-quarter plunge in economic growth since the federal government began reporting quarterly GDP data.

30.07.2020 - 15:02 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Historischer Konjunktureinbruch in den USA

Insbesondere der Konsum, eigentlich eine der tragenden Säulen der Wirtschaft, brach wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen und Maßnahmen zur sozialen Distanz im Frühjahr ein. Der private Verbrauch verringerte sich um 34,6 Prozent zum ersten Quartal.

30.07.2020 - 03:04 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Western liberals‘ Covid myopia is condemning the world’s poorest

Lockdown has polarised British society; widening the gulf between the haves and have-nots, in a culture war yielding familiar tropes and characters. “Just stay at home, it’s not hard,” says the lawyer to the electrician. “Don’t sunbathe in the park!” cries Pandora from her Notting Hill townhouse. There is some truth in the caricature. But few have noted how the Pandora effect is also playing out on a monstrous global scale, inflicting unimaginable suffering.

29.07.2020 - 18:23 [ Haaretz ]

How Israel’s Far Right Went on the Attack Against anti-Bibi Protesters

According to demonstrators, police ignored their calls for help and only arrived at the scene later to break up the clashes. The attackers, whose identity is unknown and who pretended they are part of the anti-government protest, managed to flee the scene.

29.07.2020 - 17:07 [ ORF ]

USA wollen 12.000 Soldaten aus Deutschland abziehen

Bisher hatte die US-Regierung von einem Abzug von rund 10.000 der etwa 36.000 Soldaten in Deutschland gesprochen. Trump wirft der Regierung in Berlin erneut vor, ihren NATO-Verpflichtungen nicht nachzukommen.