President Nicolás Maduro: “I would tell President Macron: Venezuela is ready to receive all the French companies that want to come to produce gas and petrol for the European market, for the global market. You are welcome to come whenever. The road is paved. We are prepared, ready and happy to do it.”
(19 hours ago)
„There are resources elsewhere that need to be explored,“ a French official said on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Germany, when asked about how to alleviate high oil prices.
In Kuwait on Tuesday, the fourth stop of his tour of the Middle East and North Africa, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, formed a joint oil and gas commission aimed at strengthening the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) and stabilising global oil prices.
Oil futures climbed on Thursday, shaking off early losses from economic growth worries in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest interest-rate hike, to finish higher after the U.S. announced new economic sanctions on Iran.
Nun ist es amtlich. Die Impfnebenwirkungen der bedingt zugelassenen Covid-Impfstoffe sind um den Faktor 10 höher als bei anderen regulär zugelassenen Impfstoffen. Das steht im aktuellen Impfnebenwirkungsbericht der Kassenärztlichen Bundesvereinigung. Sie betreffen die Abrechnungen aller Kassenärzte und stehen so für 90 Prozent aller Patienten. Diese Offenlegung erfolgte erst auf Druck des AfD-Bundestagsabgeordneten Martin Sichert. Noch am 21. März musste die Bundes-KV auf Nachfrage im Gesundheitsausschuss des Bundestages dazu passen.
Die Impfpflicht in Österreich ist wieder Geschichte. In einer Pressekonferenz am Donnerstag hat die Regierung ihre Niederlage auf allen Ebenen eingestanden.
Österreich will seine hochumstrittene Corona-Impfpflicht abschaffen. Das gaben Gesundheitsminister Johannes Rauch (Grüne) und der Fraktionsvorsitzende der ÖVP im Nationalrat, August Wöginger, bei einer Pressekonferenz um 14 Uhr bekannt. „Omikron hat die Regeln verändert“, so Rauch. Die Impfpflicht sei unter anderen Umständen beschlossen worden. Bereits im März hatte die österreichische Bundesregierung die Durchsetzung der Impfpflicht ausgesetzt.
The 2022 tents on Rothschild Boulevard went up a full week after the launch of the current protest movement, which officially began on June 13. On that day, the first tent compounds were seen in the north and south of the country – first in Pardes Hannah, and then Be’er Sheva, followed quickly by similar efforts in Holon and Rosh Ha’ayin, and subsequently Ramat Gan, Herzliya, Kfar Sava and elsewhere.
The fact that the current movement emerged – and is growing – in the periphery “testifies to the fact that it’s a truly grassroots phenomenon, and suffering is happening around the country,” says Guy
Alle Entwicklungen im Liveblog.
Putin habe Menschen in Butscha getötet, „und der Westen sagt, wir sollten sein Gesicht wahren“.
Das Minsker Friedensabkommen wurde 2015 in der Hauptstadt von Belarus im Normandie-Format von Russland, der Ukraine, Frankreich und Deutschland unterzeichnet. Im Wesentlichen ging es darum, den Bürgerkrieg in Luhansk und Donezk zu beenden.
Der Verdacht, dass der US-Vorschlag damit erst einmal gescheitert war, ohne dass die WHO das zugeben und die Medien das berichten wollten, sollte sich erhärten. Zum Abschluss der Versammlung am 28. Mai war auf Health Policy Watch ein erster substantieller, wenn auch massiv schöngefärbter Bericht zu lesen, zwischen dessen Zeilen man das Vorgefallene herauslesen konnte. Health Policy Watch will Entscheidungsträger der Gesundheitspolitik vor allem in Entwicklungsländern informieren. Das Online-Magazin wird finanziert vom in der Gesundheitspolitik extrem einflussreichen Wellcome Trust und anderen Stiftungen.
In der „Begründung zum Entwurf für eine Erste Verordnung zur Änderung Telekommunikations-Überwachungsverordnung“ vom 29. April 2002 schrieb die Regierung:
Die Überwachungsmaßnahmen nach den §§ 5 und 8 des G 10 zielen auf ein regional begrenztes Gebiet ab, über das Informationen gesammelt werden sollen. Sie beziehen sich auf internationale Telekommunikationsbeziehungen, soweit eine gebündelte Übertragung erfolgt. Das Besondere an der strategischen Fernmeldekontrolle ist dabei, dass aus einer großen Menge verschiedenster Sachverhalte einzelne ausgewertet werden, die sich hierfür aufgrund bestimmter Merkmale qualifizieren. (…)
Die hierfür bei den Verpflichteten zum Einsatz gelangenden technischen Einrichtungen sind (..) weniger komplex als die Einrichtungen, die zur Umsetzung der übrigen Überwachungsmaßnahmen erforderlich sind. Dies liegt insbesondere darin begründet, dass der Betreiber bei der technischen Umsetzung dieser strategischen Kontrollmaßnahmen keinen Bezug auf eine bestimmte Person oder Anschlusskennung zu beachten hat. Angesichts der wenigen Anbieter, die internationale Übertragungswege anbieten, auf denen eine gebündelte Übertragung erfolgt, ist davon auszugehen, dass insgesamt nur verhältnismäßig wenige technische Einrichtungen zum Einsatz kommen. (…)
Der Gesetzgeber hat bei der Novellierung des G 10 eine Frist von 2 Jahren eingeräumt, innerhalb der eine Evaluation der geänderten Möglichkeiten gerade mit Blick auf die strategische Kontrolle verlangt wird. Auch diese Vorschrift fordert unverzügliches Handeln bei der technischen und organisatorischen Umsetzung von Maßnahmen zur strategischen Überwachung der Telekommunikation.“
Dazu Heise.de am 1.Februar 2002:
„Offenbar, so vermuten nun Experten, will der Bundesnachrichtendienst wohl nun selbst 100 Prozent erfassen, um dann freiwillig nur 20 Prozent auszuwerten.“
(April 2, 2021)
A growing number of the Republican Party’s most conservative members have seized on the passport proposals and expected guidance from the White House, blasting them as an example of government overreach that would isolate Americans who choose not to get vaccinated and violate the privacy of those who do.
BILD liegt der Kompromissvorschlag der Gruppe um Lauterbach, SPD-Expertin Heike Baehrens (66, SPD) und Grünen-Arzt Janosh Dahmen (40) vor, in dem die Impfpflicht ab 18 nicht mehr auftaucht
Heißt im Klartext: Niemand im Bundestag macht sich mehr für eine allgemeine Impfpflicht ab 18 Jahren stark.
“I have very big respect for the leaders of your intelligence services,” he said. “I know many of them personally. These are very big professionals and patriots of Israel and patriots of the whole free world. So I do know that our intelligence is satisfied with this cooperation, but of course there is always more that can be done,“ he said, describing Israel’s intelligence community as „one of the best of the world.“
It is unclear why Russian fighters are using unsecured communications, but it appears to have become the norm, The Verge reported.
(March 15, 2022)
“Something like this, to this extent, has never been done,” McDaid said of Ukraine’s defensive moves on its telecommunications networks. The use of at least one hacker like the one in the released images is a consequence of what Ukraine has effectively forced Russia to do, “because of the literally unprecedented and effective security moves the Ukrainian mobile operators have made,” McDaid added.
Bundeskanzler Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) schließt das Aussetzen der eben erst in Kraft getretenen Impfpflicht gegen das Coronavirus nicht aus, nachdem immer mehr Politiker und Experten in diese Richtung drängen. Wenn sich die von der Regierung beauftragten Experten dafür aussprechen, das Gesetz auszusetzen, werde man das machen, sagte Nehammer in der „Kronen Zeitung“ am Sonntag. Zudem verkündete er das Ende der Impflotterie.
Tirols Ärztekammerpräsident Artur Wechselberger spricht sich „zumindest für ein Aussetzen“ der beschlossenen Impfpflicht gegen das Coronavirus aus. Man müsse sich unter anderem die Frage stellen, ob es „noch unbedingt notwendig ist, diese Spaltung der Gesellschaft in Kauf zu nehmen“, sagte Wechselberger.
„Just because one province is doing something doesn’t mean we’re necessarily going to do that,“ said Dr. Jazz Atwal, Manitoba’s deputy chief public health officer.
Manitoba is hoping to lift all restrictions by spring, but Atwal said the plan will be dictated by science — not the decisions of other jurisdictions or demands from protesters.
(Feb 08, 2022)
Legault unveils detailed reopening timeline for home gatherings, restaurants, bars, sports, working from home.
(Feb 08, 2022)
„I think it’s time we stopped dividing the population,“ said Joël Lightbound, seen by some as a rising star in the federal Liberal party.
(February 09, 2022)
Canada’s Saskatchewan province announced Tuesday the lifting of all Covid restrictions including wearing of masks and proof of vaccination for indoor dining — as truckers continued occupying Ottawa with similar demands.
Alberta was expected to soon follow suit — despite some pushback from doctors and nurses — while Quebec announced it would move up the loosening of restrictions.
(Feb 08, 2022)
Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta’s vaccine passport will end almost immediately, with most other big COVID-19 health rules gone three weeks later.
(February 09, 2022)
A federal appeals court said Wednesday it would not reinstate President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees while it reviews a lower court’s order putting the requirement on hold — potentially setting the stage for the case to go to the Supreme Court.
(Feb. 6, 2022)
Several lower courts considering challenges to the administration’s other Covid-19 vaccine requirements.
Damit müssten Firmen mit mehr als 100 Angestellten zunächst nun doch nicht dafür sorgen, dass ihre Mitarbeiter entweder vollständig geimpft seien oder regelmäßig getestet würden. Auch eine Pflicht zum Tragen von Masken sei damit fürs Erste gestoppt.
Der Oberste Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten hat die von der Regierung Präsident Bidens angeordnete Impfpflicht in größeren Unternehmen gestoppt.
Currently, people in England need to show proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow to enter large events and nightclubs.
A Whitehall source told the newspaper: ‚There was always a very high threshold for the policy and it looks increasingly likely in a couple of weeks that threshold won’t be met. The way cases are going it will be hard to justify renewing.‘
Die Regelung für Unternehmen wurde als wichtiges Druckmittel der Regierung gesehen, Angestellte angesichts der aufwendigen und regelmäßigen Tests zu einer Immunisierung zu bewegen, um die Impfquote in den USA zu steigern. Dort sind bislang lediglich 62,7 Prozent der Gesamtbevölkerung vollständig gegen das Coronavirus geimpft. Von den knapp 208 Millionen Geimpften haben nur rund 77 Millionen, oder 37 Prozent, zusätzlich eine Auffrischungsimpfung bekommen.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Biden administration’s unlawful vaccine mandate:
“President Biden’s vaccine mandates are unlawful and not based on science. They deny workers their livelihood, divide our society, and diminish liberty. They are bad policies that undermine public confidence in the vaccines and compound the President’s failure to fulfill his promise to ‘crush the virus.’
Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private employees has been struck down, with help from our objection in the Senate which was referenced in the majority opinion.
The American work force is now safe from the unnecessary threat of its government
Mit Blick auf mögliche Verzögerungen sagte Wiese, die Impfpflicht wirke ohnehin nicht kurzfristig, sondern sei »perspektivisch eine Vorsorge für den kommenden Herbst und Winter«.
Die Fraktionschefin der Grünen im Bundestag, Britta Haßelmann, sagte: »Das ist keine einfache Entscheidung, das bedeutet einen tiefen Eingriff.« In den Fraktionen müsse zunächst diskutiert werden, welche Vorstellungen es gebe.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed to be leaning on Friday toward blocking one of the White House’s main pandemic-fighting strategies, expressing skepticism that the Biden administration has the legal power to mandate that large employers require workers to be vaccinated or to undergo frequent testing.
The White House previously told businesses to proceed with the implementation of the requirements.
„Die Freiheitsbeschränkungen in der Corona-Krise waren intensiv und vielfältig, und ihre rechtsstaatliche Aufarbeitung ist bei Weitem noch nicht abgeschlossen. Bei aller Hoffnung, dass die Zeit der wesentlichen Freiheitseinschränkungen zu Ende geht, ist diese Aufarbeitung dringend geboten: politisch und durch die Gerichte, die bislang ja fast nur vorläufige Eil-, aber keine endgültigen Entscheidungen über die Rechtmäßigkeit der Maßnahmen getroffen haben.“
Die „Erosion unserer Freiheitsrechte“ habe keineswegs mit der Corona-Krise begonnen, sondern wurde „durch die Pandemie lediglich erheblich beschleunigt“, so der frühere oberste Verfassungshüter.
80% der Erwachsenen sind somit bereits vollständig geimpft. Das gibt mehr Sicherheit für Herbst und Winter. (1/2)
So können wir draußen auf AHA und medizinische Schutzmasken verzichten, auch wenn drinnen 3G (mit Option auf 2G) und Masken in Bus und Bahn wichtig bleiben. Wir sind noch nicht am Ziel. Aber: Aus heutiger Sicht wird es keine weiteren Beschränkungen mehr brauchen. (2/2)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) quietly changed their definition of “Vaccination” on September 1st, exchanging the word “immunity” for “protection,” now that it appears that breakthrough cases can no longer be explained away as an anomaly.
The definition change occurred on the same day – September 1st – that a massive study was released demonstrating that those who had been vaccinated were “13 times more likely to be infected with the Delta variant (what has been called a “breakthrough” infection) than those with natural immunity,” as summarized at the American Conservative.
The seemingly chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years is the result not of poor last-minute planning but of the broad and vague mandate in the original authorization for the use of military force in 2001, argues Karen J. Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at the Fordham University School of Law. The U.S. must learn the lessons of this AUMF before passing any new authorizations, she says.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks during the „No War With Iran“ Rally for Moveon.org at the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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When Congress passed the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), they went far beyond initiating war in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda. Congress gave near limitless and indefinite authorization for the executive branch to wage war against anyone, anywhere in the world. This broad grant of war-making power was counterproductive to the mission of justice for the 9/11 attacks, setting the stage for 20 years of mission creep in Afghanistan and multiple sequels.
(Sep 4, 2021)
(August 10, 2021)
“The vaccines are 95 percent effective, not a hundred percent,” said William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease and vaccine specialist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. “We know that many of those people, older already, probably had serious underlying illnesses. Then if COVID hits you on top of that — that may be sufficient to graduate you to heaven.”
State health officials said a higher proportion of breakthrough infections was inevitable as more people received shots and the coronavirus had fewer unvaccinated people left to target.
(July 29, 2021)
Vaccine breakthrough cases may reduce public confidence in vaccines
Delta variant vaccine breakthrough cases may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases
(August 5, 2021)
A graph, originally created by the New York Times, shows internal CDC documents acquired from the Washington Post of how infectious and lethal the delta variant is in comparison to other diseases.
(August 19, 2021)
In March 2021, when Americans first began hearing about the Delta variant of Covid-19, breakthrough infections among fully-vaccinated Angelenos accounted for just 2% of that month’s case total. By June, when Delta accounted for 50% of all variants in Los Angeles, breakthrough infections among fully-vaccinated residents had risen to 20% of all identified cases. In late July, county officials reported that the Delta variant had overwhelmed all others, accounting for more than 90% of all positive tests analyzed for variants. As a result, the ratio of breakthrough cases increased to 30%, local health officials announced today.
Those with two shots are still getting sick with what are called breakthrough infections.
Half those in Hadassa Hospital in Jerusalem are double vaccinated, a statistic that is less surprising when you take into account that more than 60 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated.
Danish restaurants, bars, cinemas, gyms, sports stadiums and hairdressing salons have been open since that date for anyone who can prove that they are fully vaccinated, have a negative test result less than 72 hours old or contracted Covid within the past two to 12 weeks.
That requirement, already lifted from 1 August for some venues such as museums, will disappear for most others from 1 September, although a coronapas will still be needed for nightclubs and large events including football matches until 10 September.
„I didn’t hear a single thing that would give comfort to the very allies you spoke about. I’ve heard from people in the region. They are frightened by the American collapse—the American collapse of temerity and strength and power that we demonstrated for four years that had frankly kept the Taliban at bay and prevented precisely what you’re precisely seeing happen today, and I didn’t hear a single thing that would frighten a single Taliban who thinks there’s any risk that this administration would impose any cost on them for their activities, for what they are doing to Americans today and holding them hostage—not permitting them to get into the airport in Kabul so that we can get them home to their families. „
Former CIA director David Petraeus is advocating giving arms to members of al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida off-shoot, to beat Isis. That is madness
US-Präsident Biden und die Bundesregierung werfen der afghanischen Armee fehlenden Kampfwillen vor. Dem widerspricht im Interview mit STRG_F der ehemalige General und Ex-CIA-Chef Petraeus. Er verteidigt die afghanischen Soldaten.
– Petraeus commanded forces in Afghanistan and Iraq and helped formulate ‚counterinsurgency‘ strategies
– He criticized Biden’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan in a New Yorker interview
– Disagreed with decision to pull out liaison, special forces trainers, contractors
– Said it began an epidemic of ’surrender‘ for the Afghans
– Called departure ‚premature‘ but didn’t say how much more time was needed
– Warned Al Qaeda could reemerge
– Acknowledged ‚overbuilt‘ nation-building aspects, but said it was necessary for a hand-off
– Biden said the U.S. could not fight when Afghans were unwilling to do so
– ‚To say that the Afghans won’t fight for their country needs an asterisk‘
Now, Justin Sink of Bloomberg.
Q Thank you, Mr. President. You just said that you would keep a laser-focus on counterterrorism efforts and that you don’t see as great of a threat of terrorism from Afghanistan as other parts of the world. But if you and your administration so badly misassessed how quickly the Taliban would sweep through Afghanistan and we no longer have an embassy there from which to run intelligence operations, how can you at all be confident of your assessment of the risk of terrorism and the ability of the U.S. to conduct over-the-horizon missions to keep it in check? Can you tell Americans that they’re safe and will remain safe from terror attacks in Afghanistan?
THE PRESIDENT: I think you’re comparing apples and oranges. One question was whether or not the Afghan forces we trained up would stay and fight in their own civil war they had going on.
No one — I shouldn’t say “no one” — the consensus was that it was highly unlikely that in 11 days they’d collapse and fall, and the leader of Afghanistan would flee the country.
– Pentagon spokesman John Kirby insisted Monday that the Kabul airport chaos earlier in the day did not constitute a failure
– American troops killed two armed Afghan nationals on the airfield who had stormed to try to get on planes
– Three fell to their deaths after climbing onto the fuselage of a C-17 jet in the desperate hope of holding on as the plane took off
– The bloodied bodies of another three Afghan nationals were left on the runway after the plane took off
In another video, hundreds of people could be seen running alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moved down a runway. Some clung to the side of the jet just before takeoff. Another video showed several falling through the air as the airplane rapidly gained altitude over the city.
Senior military officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing operation, told The Associated Press that the chaos left seven dead, including several who fell from the flight.
The British government vowed to evacuate hundreds of Britons and eligible Afghan nationals but their efforts have been suspended due to crowds of people invading the runway.
Der Druck, der auf Obama lastete, war so deutlich, dass ich, als er seine Entscheidung, die Truppen in Afghanistan aufzustocken, bekannt gab, schrieb: „Willkommen in Vietnam, Mr. President“.
CDU-Rechtsexperte Jan-Marco Luczak geht noch einen Schritt weiter und sagt zu WELT: „Die Aufhebung von Schutzmaßnahmen ist verfassungsrechtlich zwingend.“
The District of Columbia Superior Court has rejected a frivolous, million-dollar lawsuit claiming libel, defamation, and tortious conspiracy filed by writer Sulome Anderson against The Grayzone’s editor Max Blumenthal and assistant editor Ben Norton.
Judge William M. Jackson’s June 16, 2021 decision put an end to the entitled heiress’ three-year-long campaign to smear and bankrupt The Grayzone with the help of a powerful DC lawyer closely linked to the Israel lobby.
Since the earliest of these dark days, that nation’s zero Covid approach has been widely hailed, certainly by lockdown fanatics, as the very pinnacle of success in winning the (spoiler alert: unwinnable) fight against this virus. But there are no medals to be won in this race until it’s over. The true test won’t be until Fort Knox Australia releases the shackles from its inhabitants and reopens to the rest of the world – still a far, far-off prospect.
It’s almost as if the Australian Government wants to revel in its isolation forever.
Vergesst jetzt mal den Fußball (großartige Sache) und irgendwelche Weltkriege. Das Nein der britischen Regierung zum Programm „Impfpässe“,“Immunitätsausweise“, „Grüner Pass“, „Impfzertifikate“ – und damit zum Masterprogramm ID2020 / „Digital Identity Alliance“ – ist der Bruch mit der neuen totalen Weltordnung den ich mir vorgestellt habe. Die Deutschen werden noch merken, was das für eine Befreiung auch für Sie bedeutet.
Es ist wie früher, es ist wie im Faschismus: Hilfe muss von außen kommen.
– Ministers are set to shelve plans for the mandatory use of ‚Covid certification‘
– Plans for pubs and restaurants had already been put on the backburner
– The Mail can now reveal that ministers have also dropped the idea of imposing them on mass events
Die Verschlüsselung von Handys mit dem GEA-1 Algorithmus ist absolut unsicher. Das zeigen jetzt(!) Forschungsergebnisse von IT-Sicherheitsexperten der Ruhr-Uni Bochum, der Forschungsstelle Simula UiB aus Norwegen, der französischen Forschungsinstitute Irisa und Inria sowie der Uni Paris-Saclay. Der für GPRS (G2) Netze in den 90-iger Jahren entwicklelte Standard sollte damals mit 64-bit Schlüssellänge Sicherheit bieten. Der vermeintliche 64-Bit-Schlüssel wurde aber im Algorithmus „aus unbekannten Grpnden“ praktisch auf die Sicherheit eines 40-Bit-Schlüssels reduziert.
(13. Januar 2011)
Die „Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands“ (USPD) gründete sich 1917 aus Sozialdemokraten, die den Kriegskurs des Kaiserreiches und der kollaborierenden SPD nicht mehr länger mitmachen wollten. Während der deutschen Revolution von Soldaten und Arbeitern im November 1918 spielten sie eine tragende Rolle. Unter ihnen: Karl Liebknecht und Rosa Luxemburg.
Bis heute werden Karl Liebknecht und Rosa Luxemburg durch alle linken, aber vor allem durch alle kommunistischen Gruppen und Parteien vereinnahmt. Dabei waren diese beiden Figuren der deutschen Geschichte genau 15 Tage ihres Lebens Kommunisten. Zuvor waren sie jahrzehntelang Sozialdemokraten, zuerst in der SPD, dann in der USPD.
Unbekannte Spitzenkandidaten, mäßige Noten für die Landesregierung: Zehn Tage vor der Wahl in Sachsen-Anhalt ist der Ausgang ungewiss. Laut ARD-Vorwahlumfrage käme die aktuelle Koalition aber wieder auf eine Mehrheit.
„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.“
The facts are simple: Hamas is good for Netanyahu, and Netanyahu is fabulous for Hamas. He never intended to “topple” its rule. He keeps strengthening this organization, intentionally, to weaken Israel’s interlocutors in the PA.
Hamas-Gaza is a perfect exemplar of the basic concept Ehud Barak coined in his day, and which has kept the left in the political margins for the past 20 years: There is no partner for peace on the Palestinian side. This is exactly what Netanyahu wants. Hamas and Netanyahu are a long, stable, profitable romance.
But amid the pressure from the harsh state of current events, Bennett stated Thursday that a government of change was no longer on the agenda. Instead of standing in the breach during an emergency, he folded and paved the way for the worst option of all: The continued reign of the person responsible for the horrible state our country is in.
He said that given the state of emergency in mixed Arab-Jewish cities, the planned makeup of the government led by Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Bennett won’t be able to manage the situation because it has become necessary to deploy military troops and conduct arrests. He said that doing so would be impossible with Mansour Abbas and his United Arab List party.
Bennett said he now prefers a large unity government.
In addition, a few moments before Netanyahu announced his decision to back Gantz for the position, he apparently was made aware that Bennett held his first meeting with Mansour Abbas – the leader of the Islamist Ra’am party – in an effort to form a unity government.
Hours before the High Court of Justice was due to decide on the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to install a justice minister from his own party, the premier announced Wednesday afternoon he supports the appointment of Blue & White leader Benny Gantz for the position.
In a statement Netanyahu said, „The prime minister submitted a detailed response to the High Court that completely rejects the court’s claim that yesterday’s vote was illegal.“
„However,“ Netanyahu said, „after the prime minister’s attempts at compromise were rejected again this morning, and in order to extract us from this dead end situation and allow the Justice Ministry to function, the prime minister decided to appoint Benny Gantz to the post of Justice Minister for the tenure of the interim government.“
— Comes as figures showed there are now just 1,973 patients with Covid-19 in UK
– Boris Johnson said he would not deviate from ‚cautious but irreversible‘ roadmap
“Our position on the 2022 Olympics has not changed. We have not discussed and are not discussing any joint boycott with allies and partners,” a senior State Department official wrote in an emailed statement to CNBC.
It seems that the breakup of the Joint List persuaded Arab citizens to vote with their feet and stay home
BORIS Johnson has reassured Brits that the AstraZeneca jab is safe and effective – as he calmed nerves about the country’s vaccine rollout.
But hopes the world-beating vaccine roll-out will mean lockdown curbs can be significantly eased any time soon were shot down today by Mr Hancock, who unveiled the latest suite of border curbs and warned they could last until the Autumn when booster vaccines will be available.
Lockdown has devastated civil liberties, punished the poor and boosted the rich, but the left wants more of it.
(7. Februar 2020)
After the Iowa fraud and Bernie Sanders‘ Al Gore style capitulation (no recount / „recalculation“ of an in broad daylight rigged caucus) and the deafening silence of each and every progressive lawmaker, even from the Squad, we do not support any candidate in this election and furthermore question its authenticity and legitimacy. From this day on, we will rarely post any news to this election-without-a-choice.
We would like to ask you: would the Trumpolini in the White House watch, just for even a few hours, the Republican Party doing this to his campaign? The progressives in the Democratic Party let this happen for days and kept their head down. And Millions of good-willing, hard working people on the ground were let down and deceived, again.
We’re not going along with this dirty game, which can be played again and again and again on people who tolerate it once without resistance.
Notably, we have calculated with this development years ago and described a possibility how Bernie Sanders could have become US president (article in German). Let that sink in, just for a minute or two.
Since decades, only (far) right-wingers, warmongers and egoists have real candidates and political parties.
So, „vote“ yourself.
In contrast, she said, “this question of whether Pelosi should be ousted altogether, and whether we have to do so because there’s not someone in the ranks, is a new one.”
“It’s an interesting conversation given that we’ve had now two years of these progressive ‘Squad’ members in office who came in really hot to do something about Nancy Pelosi and to threaten her leadership at that point,” she added.
Footage obtained by POLITICO shows the journalist, Daniël Verlaan of RTL Nieuws, appearing in a large window at the top of the videoconference screen, dressed in a black T-shirt, grinning and waving to the ministers.
„You know that you have been jumping into a secret conference?“ EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told Verlaan, amid laughter from some officials.
„Yes, yes. I’m sorry. I’m a journalist from the Netherlands. I’m sorry for interrupting your conference,“ a smiling Verlaan replied.
Die niederländische Verteidigungsministerin Ank Bijleveld hatte über Twitter ein Foto von ihrer Teilnahme an dem Treffen veröffentlichen lassen. Einem aufmerksamen Leser aber war aufgefallen, dass auf dem Foto fünf der sechs Ziffern des geheimen Zugangscodes für das Treffen zu lesen waren. Er gab daraufhin dem Sender einen Tipp. Die letzte Zahl war dann schnell gefunden, und Verlaan saß an dem virtuellen Verhandlungstisch.
The richest and most powerful country on earth — whether due to ineptitude, choice or some combination of both — has no ability to perform the simple task of counting votes in a minimally efficient or confidence-inspiring manner. As a result, the credibility of the voting process is severely impaired, and any residual authority the U.S. claims to “spread” democracy to lucky recipients of its benevolence around the world is close to obliterated.
The Knesset, mired in political deadlock, failed to pass legislation that would limit the right to protest under the coronavirus restrictions that took effect at 2 P.M. Friday.
How do Americans feel about the offer, and about possible Israeli annexation of West Bank territories?
To find out, we fielded a set of questions through the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll. The poll was carried out by Nielsen Scarborough, among a nationally representative sample of 2,395 American adults, fielded March 10-20.
Notably, only 8% of respondents who were at least “somewhat familiar” with the plan …
Engel is liberal on most domestic issues but fiercely hawkish on foreign affairs, particularly on policies that advance Israel’s national security interests. He is considered a classic AIPAC-type congressman, one of a dwindling group of old guard Democrats who have helped maintain a semblance of bipartisan support for Israel in an era of political polarization and Democratic radicalization.
Engel was one of blue America’s most enthusiastic supporters of the war in Iraq. He was an opponent of Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. After the Obama administration allowed the passage of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank, Engel introduced a House resolution condemning the U.N. In 2016, as Saudi Arabia was starving and bombing Yemeni civilians, Engel joined Republicans in defeating a measure that would have restricted Riyadh’s access to cluster munitions, weapons that leave behind mine-like explosives that can kill civilians for decades after a conflict has ended.
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For instance, the public has a clear interest in knowing that at least 319 NYPD employees were allowed to keep their jobs, even after committing offenses that NYPD leaders have always assured us were fireable. Those pushing for more police in schools in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, might want to know that three school safety officers found guilty of using excessive force against students were punished with just five lost vacation days. And anyone concerned about false information leading to wrongful convictions might like to know that more than 100 employees accused of “lying on official reports, under oath, or during an internal affairs investigation” were punished with as little as a few days of lost vacation.
Much of this information would have been made publicly available up until recently. But in 2016 the NYPD suddenly decided, after decades of posting so-called police “personnel orders,” that doing so violated section 50-a of the New York State Civil Rights Law, which limits the release of certain police personnel records.
However, the rapper took to Twitter an hour before its scheduled start to say that he would not be present.
„I was told today that my protest was not safe and that people could get hurt or shot, and I’m not trying to get none of people hurt or shot,“ he said in a video, adding that a protest would be held later „the right way.“
Still, plenty showed up and the group quickly grew in size.
In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Health said it would remove the antibody testing data from the diagnostic data, although it had been following the current CDC guidance on the reporting data.
Thursday, Toomey addressed the issue during a state news conference.
“I’m actually am grateful that the media are looking at this closely because often you can recognize things that I did not see, or there are some inconsistencies that I didn’t notice,” Toomey said.
Dominican Republic’s nationwide municipal elections were suspended on Sunday due to a glitch in the electronic voting system, Central Electoral Board (JCE) announced, adding that they will convene a new date promptly.
Monday January 1, 1973, the day we joined the Common Market, was cold and foggy. Ironically, planes could not fly to the Continent because airports were closed by the weather. But the spirits of the nation were lifted by our entry into the European Economic Community (EEC) after 15 years of knocking on the door. …
Krystal & Saagar: Pelosi’s impotence on full display with War Power, Impeachment failure
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor reacts to U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia.
The angry demonstrations at the American embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday are just the latest installment in a deepening confrontation between the US and Iran for influence in Iraq.
It’s a struggle that dates back to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and the emergence of a Shia-dominated state in Iraq. But in light of the Trump administration’s campaign of maximum economic pressure against Iran, it has reached a new and potentially dangerous pitch.
Team Rising takes a look at how impeachment will play out in 2020.
Team Rising ponders why the ‚Never Trumpers‘ still think they matter in the Republican party
A full day of debate will end soon with final votes in the Democrat-led House.
The Democratic-led US House of Representatives votes on whether to impeach President Donald Trump, setting up trial in the Republican-controlled Senate
Currently, 46% support impeachment and removal, down six percentage points from the first reading after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry. Meanwhile, 51% oppose impeachment and removal — up five percentage points over the same period.
Those results largely affirm other data out over the past week or so that suggest support for impeachment has dipped. In a CNN national poll released earlier this week, 45% said they supported the impeachment and removal of the President — down from 50% who said the same in a mid-November CNN survey. That same poll showed opposition to impeachment/removal at 46%, up 4 points from mid-November. And a CNN „poll of polls“ — an average of all six most recent quality/credible national polling conducted between December 4 and December 15 — showed 46% favored impeachment and removal as compared to 49% who did not.
Law enforcement sources said Detective Seals may have been interested in the two suspects who ultimately killed him because of a weekend homicide in Bayonne, where a Jersey City man identified as Michael Rumberger was found in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car on Saturday night.
That crime had not been immediately solved.
The fatal flaw in Netanyahu’s game plan was obvious to anyone who took Trump’s measure from the outset. It wrongly assumed that the U.S. president could be a stable and dependable partner in advancing Netanyahu’s game plan. It posited that Trump recognized the threat Iran poses to both Israel and the U.S. and that his utmost priority would be to quell it. It did not take into account Trump’s isolationist tendencies or that his only real priority is promoting himself.
It could have ended far worse. If Netanyahu had won a few more Knesset seats, he would have secured immunity from prosecution, set up the most extreme government in Israeli history and finished his demolition derby of the country’s democracy. A rare convergence of favorable circumstances – chiefly the uptick in Arab voter participation, the failure of Kahanist Otzma Yehudit and the indifference of Likud voters – combined to spare Israel from a disaster that would have changed the country forever.