In 2019 NSO agreed to reconnect the Pegasus system in Saudi Arabia, in the context of Netanyahu’s contacts regarding the Abraham Accords. Until the accords were announced, Israel gave NSO a permit to sell Pegasus to almost all of the countries that signed the agreements.
(Jan. 28, 2022)
The F.B.I. had bought a version of Pegasus, NSO’s premier spying tool. For nearly a decade, the Israeli firm had been selling its surveillance software on a subscription basis to law-enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world, promising that it could do what no one else — not a private company, not even a state intelligence service — could do: consistently and reliably crack the encrypted communications of any iPhone or Android smartphone.
(Jan. 28, 2022)
The Times found that sales of Pegasus played a critical role in securing the support of Arab nations in Israel’s campaign against Iran and negotiating the Abraham Accords, the 2020 diplomatic agreements, signed at a Trump White House ceremony, that normalized relations between Israel and some of its longtime Arab adversaries.
The U.S. had also moved to acquire Pegasus, The Times found. The F.B.I., in a deal never previously reported, bought the spyware in 2019, despite multiple reports that it had been used against activists and political opponents in other countries. It also spent two years discussing whether to deploy a newer product, called Phantom, inside the United States.
President Donald Trump hoped this would be the week he emerged into a nation recovering from pandemic. Instead the pandemic came to him.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews offered a rare on-air apology to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after his remarks invoking the rise of Nazi Germany following the 2020 front-runner’s victory in Nevada sparked major backlash.
Bernie Sanders’s overwhelming victory in the Nevada caucus is sending shock waves through the American political system, perhaps nowhere more than on MSNBC. The hosts and guests of the cable news network made no effort to hide their dismay at Sanders’s victory. Even Brian Fallon, national press secretary for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and not someone very favorably inclined to Sanders, was taken aback. “MSNBC sure has a lot of commentators who hate Sanders,” he tweeted.
„I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940,“ said Matthews, „And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‚It’s over.‘ And Churchill says, ‚How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?‘ He said, ‚It’s over.'“
Matthews added, „So I had that suppressed feeling.“
The comment prompted outcry not just from Sanders‘ supporters; many people on Twitter described the reference to a Nazi invasion to discuss a prominent Jewish candidate as distasteful.
(24. Juli 2016)
Am 17. August 2012 schließlich veröffentlichte das Bundesverfassungsgerichts Beschluss 2 PBvU 1/11.
Wohl gemerkt: einen Beschluss. Nicht etwa ein Urteil.
Durch diesen Beschluss interpretierte das Bundesverfassungsgericht im Jahre 2012 das dreiundsechzig Jahre zuvor in Kraft getretene Grundgesetz einfach um, interpretierte Attentate als „Naturkatastrophe oder..Unglücksfall“ (Wortlaut Grundgesetz Artikel 35!), interpretierte daraus den „Katastrophennotstand“ (von dem im Grundgesetz nie die Rede war und ist) und interpretierte den bestehenden Artikel 35 Grundgesetz dahingehend um, dieser gebe der Regierung das Recht eigenmächtig und ohne Parlamentsbeschluss der Bundeswehr und ihren Soldaten einen bewaffneten Einsatz im Inland zu befehlen, unter Umgehung selbst der „Notstandsgesetze“ und Artikel 87a.
Innenminister Seehofer lehnt einen türkischen Einmarsch in Syrien ab. Was mehr Geld für Flüchtlinge angeht, zeigte er sich in Ankara aber offen. Von einem dritten EU-Pakt ist die Rede.
Im offensichtlichen Bemühen, die jüngsten Spannungen zu glätten, dankte er der türkischen Regierung ausdrücklich für ihre Rolle bei der Bewältigung der Flüchtlingskrise. „Ohne Eure Solidarität wäre das Migrationsproblem in unserer Region so nicht bewältigt worden“, sagte er an den Gastgeber, seinen türkischen Kollegen Süleyman Soylu, gewandt. „Ein ganz herzliches Dankeschön. Das ist eine Leistung, die auch in die Welthistorie eingehen wird.“
A right-wing Israeli activist and anti-asylum seekers activist, Sheffi Paz, filmed herself committing the vandalism, and later admitted to it. Paz is a former member of the left-wing Meretz party.
PM claims Keshet Media Group, which produced the HBO series ‚Our Boys‘ that he blasted as anti-Semitic, is ‚committing a terror attack against democracy‘
We know what should be the fate of perpetrators. The man who more than two decades ago marched in front of a coffin (which he didn’t see, of course, a meter behind him) in a protest against Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and who incited from a balcony in Zion Square, with posters of Rabin in SS uniform below him (which he didn’t see either), has gone back to his evil ways. Or, as the verse says in another context, as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. He seeks chaos, violence and loss of restraint that will allow him to show off his “leadership” and take control of what’s happening.
Feiglin was a serious obstacle who was in Netanyahu’s way – and he was pushed out of the way. Next in line are the Kahanist members of the Otzma Yehudit party. Negotiating with them would be more complicated for Netanyahu, because even our prime minister, who has lost all his brakes and morals over the past few years, wouldn’t think of offering Itamar Ben-Gvir a ministerial post. Or would he?
Netanyahu has been putting intense pressure on several small right-wing factions to drop out of the election in September so that their votes don’t get “wasted” if they fail to clear the 3.25-percent threshold for entering the Knesset. As with Zehut, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his political representatives have also met over the past two weeks with candidates from the extremist Otzma Yehudit and Noam parties.
According to sources from Likud, „Netanyahu is investing tremendous efforts to prevent right-wing votes from going to waste.
President Trump takes his questionable rhetoric to new heights as he talks about himself in biblical terms.
Trump is comparing himself to Jesus. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that „any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.“
The move, which followed Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman’s announced intention to ask Netanyahu’s party for an alternative candidate if the prime minister rejects a unity government with the opposition Kahol Lavan party, will also earn a secure spot in the Pathetic Moment Hall of Fame.
Israel’s education minister has provoked a storm of anger by backing “gay conversion therapy”, a discredited technique that seeks to turn people heterosexual.
Rafi Peretz said it could work and that he had even performed it.
“I think that it is possible to convert [someone’s sexual orientation],” Mr Peretz said.
“I can tell you that I have deep familiarity on the issue of education, and I have also done this.”
Why isn’t the army called in to protect America’s remaining Jews, who every day face the danger of assimilation and annihilation in this Shoah? For what purpose was the State of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces founded, if not to guarantee that not one more Jew will ever be lost in a Holocaust in the Diaspora? Why aren’t U.S. Jews being airlifted to Israel, or guided by Mossad agents in the Mexican desert?
To label this comment “offensive” is a severe understatement. Fifty-eight percent of American Jews have non-Jewish spouses, per a 2013 Pew survey. Telling the majority of American Jews that they are perpetrating genocide on their own people is about as inflammatory as it gets.