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16.02.2019 - 02:35 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Fight Against the State Knows No Bounds

It is clear that Netanyahu is incapable of running state affairs as if he isn’t in the midst of a legal battle, while the state is incapable of functioning as though its prime minister isn’t immersed in corruption cases. We must put an end to this saga as soon as possible.

14.02.2019 - 12:25 [ Haaretz ]

Bibistan vs. Israel

Netanyahu has declared war on the state. This is what the election is really about. It’s not Netanyahu versus Gantz and Lapid and Gabbay; it’s not right versus left, or right versus the soft right or the center-right. It’s Bibistan versus Israel. One side still refuses to see this; the other side is already two thousand steps ahead of it.

Netanyahu has launched an all-out war. To him, the end of his rule equals the end of the world, so the precept of “kill or be killed” applies.

14.02.2019 - 12:16 [ i24NEWS / Youtube ]

Indictment Hovers over Netanyahu as Elections Loom

THE RUNDOWN | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest obstacle to staying in office may not be at the ballot box, but in the office of Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit. He must decide if and when to file corruption charges against Netanyahu.

12.02.2019 - 14:47 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Avigdor Liberman: Benjamin Netanyahu may take a plea deal and resign

(10.2.2019) The deal would involve Netanyahu resigning in exchange for not being put on trial, in which case Likud would have to elect a new leader before the elections, “an upheaval” whose results would be unpredictable, the Yisrael Beytenu chairman said.

12.02.2019 - 14:37 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu expands legal team as indictment announcement looms

(10.2.2019) With the attorney general gearing up to announce a possible indictment against him, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has beefed up his defense team, hiring prominent defense attorney Pini Rubin, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said Sunday.

12.02.2019 - 14:29 [ Anshel Pfeffer, @haaretz writer ‏/ Twitter ]

Intensifying rumors going around Jerusalem that Netanyahu planning to resign in return for a plea bargain or so he can raise money for his mounting legal bills, are hard to confirm or credit, but could explain his bizarre scorched-earth campaign, lack of discipline and planning>>

04.02.2019 - 16:33 [ Jerusalem Post ]

52% of public, 10% of Likud: Netanyahu should resign if indicted – poll

The sample included 600 respondents, representing a national sample of the adult population of Israel aged 18 and over. The maximum sampling error for the entire sample was ± 4.1% at a confidence level of 95%.

03.02.2019 - 13:17 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Theresa May given boost with seven point Tory poll lead as Jeremy Corbyn calls for snap general election

The Labour Party slumped by six points from 40 per cent to 34 per cent in the past fortnight, according to a survey by Opinium for The Observer, seeing them leapfrogged by the Conservatives who went from 37 per cent to 41 per cent.

03.02.2019 - 11:57 [ Dylan Tepper ‏/ Twitter ]

The collapse of Labor is the most remarkable part of the recent polling, with current leader Avi Gabbay, leading the party into a perpetual freefall that has yet to stop. Former Labor partner Hatnuah is below the electoral threshold too

03.02.2019 - 11:35 [ Washington Post ]

Netanyahu’s legal woes should be a boon for Israel’s left, but it’s busy imploding

Labor in 2017 named as its leader Avi Gabbay, a millionaire who made his money at the helm of Israel’s largest telecom provider.

Just a year earlier, Gabbay had been a minister in Netanyahu’s cabinet for a small centrist party he had helped found. Gabbay’s appointment as Labor’s leader has turned off many in that party, who are now calling for his removal.

31.01.2019 - 08:20 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Closes Gap on Netanyahu: Dramatic Rise in Polls After Debut Speech

When asked who should be prime minister, 36% of those polled by Channel 12 said Netanyahu while 35% said Gantz.

A poll held last week showed that Netanyahu would lose four Knesset seats if Attorney General Avichai Medelblit announces his intention to indict him for accepting bribes ahead of the election.

31.01.2019 - 08:16 [ Haaretz ]

Benny Gantz Breaks Silence: Netanyahu Is No King, Can’t Keep Seat if Indicted

Former Israel Defense Forces chief Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest challenger, formally announced his candidacy for the premiership Tuesday and said his government would „strive toward peace and not miss an opportunity to achieve peace in the region.“

„Netanyahu is no king, his government sows division and incitement,“ Gantz said, speaking at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.

28.01.2019 - 06:39 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit: EU spy chiefs brand UK ‚unstable‘ and warn of violence including rioting

An EU source said: “Analysis of the threat levels in Britain is being shared at the top of the EU as we formulate policy for the years ahead. The assessment is that violence is almost inevitable no matter what.

“They are worried that if the current deal goes through the right-wing will kick off. If there’s no deal everybody will object and kick off. If there’s a second referendum, the right will kick off. The right kicking off is causing most concern.”

22.01.2019 - 06:32 [ Huffingtonpost.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For MPs To Get The Right To Trigger Second Brexit Referendum

Corbyn’s move, tabled on Monday night, “requires” ministers to vote on alternatives that would avoid a no-deal Brexit.

22.01.2019 - 06:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU-TURN: Jeremy Corbyn backs Labour MPs’ plan for second Brexit referendum despite hating the EU for decades

Corbyn’s u-turn came Labour MPs today openly defied Jeremy Corbyn by heading for a Downing Street meeting with Theresa May’s top aides.

Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and other leading moderates visited the Cabinet Office this morning for talks with ministers along with Tories such as Anna Soubry.

22.01.2019 - 06:06 [ Telelgraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn backs MPs‘ plan to force a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed a plan to force a second EU referendum as he bowed to pressure from Labour party members and MPs.

Mr Corbyn wants the Government to give MPs the final say next week on a second referendum. If a majority back a referendum, Parliament could force Theresa May to hold a new in/out public vote that could lead to Brexit being reversed.

20.01.2019 - 12:50 [ Brendan Chilton / BrexitCentral.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to rule out No Deal and risks keeping Labour out of power for another generation

Any trade unionist engaged in negotiations will tell you that in order to achieve reasonable concessions in any negotiation, you do not rule out the prospect of no deal at the very start. In a negotiation your opponents, whether they are an employer or a bloc of nations, need to be aware that you are prepared to walk away should expectations not be met. In ruling out the prospect of No Deal, a future Labour Government would risk losing all leverage.

20.01.2019 - 06:45 [ theHill.com ]

Howard Dean to CNN: All Dem candidates qualified to be president except Tulsi Gabbard

(17.1.2019) „I mean I’m really not going to take sides in this,“ he later added. „There are no candidates, with one exception, that I really don’t think should be president.“

„And who’s that exception?“ asked co-host John Berman.

„Tulsi Gabbard. I don’t think she knows what she’s doing and I don’t think she … is qualified. She’s not qualified,“ Dean responded.

„And what’s that based on?“ asked Camerota.

„About her dalliances with [Syrian President Bashar Assad], her statements about gay people. … I don’t know what she thinks she’s doing.”

12.01.2019 - 14:45 [ Joy Reid ‏/ Twitter ]

To be clear, @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell has all the power he needs under the U.S. Constitution to let the Senate vote to end the government shutdown. The House bills would undoubtedly pass. He’s simply refusing to do so without Donald Trump’s permission. That’s extraordinary.

12.01.2019 - 14:32 [ CNN ]

As shutdown drags on, McConnell heads home to Kentucky, leaving Democrats angry

McConnell, who has been brutalized by Democrats for blocking votes to reopen the government, skipped his customary remarks as the Senate gaveled in, when he might have defended his decision not to allow votes until a broad deal is reached between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over border wall funding.

11.01.2019 - 23:27 [ Middle East Monitor ]

Almost half of Israel-Arabs dissatisfied with Joint List

Numbering 1.8 million and constituting just over 20 per cent of Israel’s population, Palestinian citizens of Israel represent an increasingly strong proportion of the Israeli electorate. In 2015, 82 per cent of these voters opted for the Joint List, giving the alliance 13 seats in the 120-seat Israeli Knesset.

11.01.2019 - 22:24 [ Salon.com ]

Mitch McConnell has the power to shut down the shutdown: So why isn’t he?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, if he wanted to, could probably end this shutdown easily. Instead, he’s actively backing Trump’s tantrum. On Thursday, McConnell refused even to bring a bill to the Senate floor that could reopen the government, holding to the line that he doesn’t want to pass something Trump will veto.

11.01.2019 - 21:43 [ Code Pink ]

Freshmen Congress Members: #SkiptheTrip with AIPAC to Apartheid Israel

On December 3, freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib bravely announced that she will be skipping the trip to Israel for freshman Congress members organized by the educational arm of the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC). Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American in Congress, will instead be leading her own delegation to the West Bank to focus on the issues of poverty, Israeli military detention of Palestinian children, unequal access to clean water, and possibly a visit to Tlaib’s grandmother’s village. On December 11, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez also announced she would be skipping the AIPAC-sponsored propaganda trip.

Tell all the newly elected Congress members to follow the lead of Tlaib and Ocasio Cortez and to skip AIPAC’s propaganda trip to apartheid Israel! #SkipTheTrip

11.01.2019 - 21:38 [ Haaretz ]

Apartheid on the Roads

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Yisrael Gantz, the chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, called the new road “an lifeline for the residents of Binyamin,” thus disclosing a bitter truth about the settlements: They have no raison d’etre without a strong, constant connection to the State of Israel. The new road won’t whitewash the settlements and it won’t make the Palestinians disappear, it will only add another stain to Israel’s reputation.

11.01.2019 - 06:29 [ Jasmyne Cannick ]

The Cost of Silence: How A Wealthy LA Democratic Donor Muted The Political Party of “Allies” and “Coalition Building”

(17.8.2017) Local news showed video surveillance of Moore’s body being removed from Buck’s house as another young man was just arriving. Almost implying that Buck planned to keep on “partying” even after the death of Moore in his house.

11.01.2019 - 06:15 [ Tariq Nasheed, anti-racism strategist ‏/ Twitter ]

The white gay community came out in DROVES to condemn Kevin Hart for tweeting a gay joke years ago. But this same white LGBT community is completely quiet about punishing suspected white supremacist Ed Buck for allegedly drugging several unsuspecting Black men & leaving 2 dead

11.01.2019 - 06:12 [ Daily News ]

2nd man found dead at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment is identified

In July 2017, the body of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found at the same apartment. The coroner’s office ruled Moore’s death an accidental methamphetamine overdose, to the dismay of his family, who wanted prosecutors to charge Buck with a crime.

Buck was present at the location when both deaths occurred, according to the sheriff’s department.

04.01.2019 - 19:20 [ Haaretz ]

A Panicked Netanyahu Is Bracing for the Inevitable

In fact – and Bibi gets this – he will have no choice. The public will demand his resignation and some of the coalition parties will do likewise. Likud ministers who see the Promised Land looming will turn their backs on him, and maybe more than that. He will lose his ability to function, his legitimacy, the moral authority to lead a state. The land will heave, and at the end of the road the High Court of Justice will await.

04.01.2019 - 19:12 [ CNN ]

Netanyahu slams ‚brutal pressure‘ to indict him during election period

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Israeli media, and what he characterized as „left-wing demonstrators,“ of applying „brutal and inhuman pressure“ on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to issue an indictment against him „at any price.“

04.01.2019 - 11:03 [ legalinsurrection.com ]

Israel Helped 30 Countries Foil Terror Attacks in 2017, Says Economy Minister

(28.2.2018) Israeli military’s intelligence branch, known as “Unit 8200,” told the Australian authorities about a hidden explosive device destined for an Etihad Airways flight leaving Sydney for Abu Dhabi last July.

Earlier this month, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Israel’s role in helping Germany and European countries in combating Islamist terror. It revealed that Israel is part of a covert multinational counter-terrorism operation named “Gallant Phoenix” that gathers intelligence on Islamic State war criminals returning from the Middle East to Europe.

04.01.2019 - 10:36 [ Haaretz ]

Top Secret Israeli Cyberattack Firm, Revealed

Unlike NSO, Candiru is more conservative in its choice of customers. Most of them are in Western Europe and none of them are from Africa. In fact, the company reportedly doesn’t sell equipment to Israel, although that is for business – not political – reasons, they say.

“For example, if Germany needs offensive cyber equipment for some national security matter, it will develop it in-house without question,” explained one source, who asked not to be identified. “But if it needs to contend with human trafficking from Turkey, for instance, it will buy cyber gear from an outside source where the issue is less sensitive.”

03.01.2019 - 16:39 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

(12.9.2014) I assumed a role in which people are called “targets”, and those people who really interest us are in no sense terrorists, but rather generally normative people – who interest us because of their roles, so that we can obtain more intelligence and achieve greater access. We take advantage of the capabilities that we have over these people in order to put ourselves at ease. We take advantage of the impact that we have on their lives. Sometimes it involves truly harming a person’s life, or their soul. I mean extortion whereby they must hide things from people around them. It can really screw up their lives. It made me feel omnipotent.

03.01.2019 - 14:25 [ Haaretz ]

Top Secret Israeli Cyberattack Firm, Revealed

Candiru, named after an Amazon fish known to parasitize the human urethra, recruits heavily from 8200 intelligence unit and sells offensive tools for hacking computer systems

01.01.2019 - 21:51 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Mandelblit to decide on Netanyahu indictment, hearing before elections

Mandelblit’s spokesman also confirmed the Hadashot report which said that Mandelblit met last week to consult with a mix of former attorney-generals, Supreme Court justices and head state attorneys: Yehuda Weinstein, Meir Shamgar, Aharon Barak, Moshe Lador, Elyakim Rubinstein, Dorit Beinisch, Edna Arbel, Gavriel Bach and Zvi Zamir.

According to the report, all those present unanimously said that the decision must be published pre-election.