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  • Sanders calls Israeli government 'racist'

    02/19/2020 7:04:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 02/20/20 03:04 | Elad Benari
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Wednesday responded to remarks made by Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a CNN town hall in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening. In response to a question on how US-Israel relations would look under his administration, Sanders replied, “To be for the Israeli people and to be for peace in the Middle East does not mean that we have to support right-wing, racist governments that currently exist in Israel.” Sanders further said, “What American foreign policy has got to be about in the Middle East is bringing the Israelis, bring the Palestinians...
  • German bakery selling blackface pastries stirs racism debate

    02/17/2020 11:58:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.16.2020 | Melissa Sou-Jie Van Brunnersum
    A bakery in the western German city of Cologne has caused a storm in local media for its selling of dark-glazed pastries with exaggerated facial features. Some of the pastries — normally a kind of meringue on wafer covered in plain chocolate — were sporting eyes, nose and thick red lips, with some even carrying bones on top of their heads or comical hats. The white-faced pastries have glasses and carry on their heads what is known as a fez, a felt hat with a tassel that was popular during the Ottoman Empire. The pastry, now known as “Schokokuss” (Chocolate...
  • Iran seeks compromise from Europe on nuclear deal

    02/15/2020 12:05:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2020 | jsi/sms (AFP, AP)
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said there was room for maneuver in reimposing the 2015 agreement that kept Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. But he added it would only happen if Germany, France and the UK showed the same willingness to reinstate the deal’s economic benefits for Iran. The landmark agreement has been on life support ever since US President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran, leaving Germany, France and the UK struggling to breathe life into the ailing deal. […] “We have said that we are prepared to slow down or reverse...
  • US prosecutors end old terror case against California man

    02/15/2020 9:32:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2020 | Don Thompson
    One of the nation’s highest profile post-9/11 terrorism cases fully unraveled Friday, with federal prosecutors saying they won’t pursue charges after a judge last year overturned the conviction of a man who had been linked to a purported al-Qaida sleeper cell in California and spent 14 years in prison. Hamid Hayat, a cherry picker from the community of Lodi in the Central Valley agricultural heartland, was freed in August after completing more than half his sentence on charges of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents. A federal judge in July overturned his 2006 conviction on charges...
  • Is Pakistani intelligence radicalizing Rohingya refugees?

    02/14/2020 6:41:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.13.2020 | Zobaer Ahmed
    With violent confrontations on the rise, there is an increasing fear of the radicalization of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. A recent accusation from Indian intelligence points the finger at its Pakistani counterparts.Last Saturday, in the hilly jungles near the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, police forces were involved in a gunfight with a criminal gang. Local news sources reported that the police rescued three Rohingya who were kidnapped and held for ransom. Earlier that week, a clash between two armed groups in the camps injured 14 Rohingya refugees. “There were two groups,” Mohammad Kashem, one of the...
  • New EU project invites photographers to 'occupied Palestinian territory'

    02/12/2020 7:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/20 14:46 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A new project by the European Union (EU) offers European photographers an all-expenses-paid trip to “occupied Palestinian territory” in order to “tour areas across the West Bank to capture different aspects of Palestinian life.” “Do you want to be part of the EU Photo Marathon in Palestine?” reads the EU flyer that depicts three empty chairs against the backdrop of a concrete and graffitied portion of Israel’s security fence. “Apply before 20 February 2020!” the flyer concludes along with the hashtag “#EU4PALESTINE” and a photo of the EU and Palestine Liberation Organization flag side-by-side. […] Matan Peleg, CEO of the...
  • UN blacklists 112 companies for working in Judea and Samaria

    02/12/2020 7:36:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/20 16:16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The UN Human Rights Council has released a report detailing a “black list” of international companies operating in Judea and Samaria. The council listed 112 companies which it claims violate international law by continuing to operate in the Jewish communities in the area, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor. Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the black List, saying that “the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of the “black list” of business companies is a shameful surrender to the pressures of countries and organizations interested in hurting Israel, even though most countries in the world have refused to join this political...
  • Jew Removed From 'Peace' Event After Challenging Rep. Tlaib About Her Alleged Anti-Semitism [Dov Hikind]

    02/11/2020 12:56:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2020 | 12:36pm EST | Michael W. Chapman
    When former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a conservative Democrat and a Jew, challenged Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) about her alleged anti-Semitism at a Muslims for Peace event on Sunday at Rutgers University, several police officers surrounded him and then forcibly removed him from the event. As Hikind, the founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, was being forced out of the room, the attendees started chanting “Ra-shi-da! Ra-shi-da! Ra-shi-da!” After the altercation, Hikind tweeted, “Police just ejected me from an event of @Muslims4Peace at @RutgersU which was a fine event until @RashidaTlaib showed up. I challenged her about her antisemitism...
  • Paris metro passengers stop Arab men from harassing Jewish man

    02/05/2020 8:49:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    JTA via Jerusalem Post ^ | February 4, 2020 06:30 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    Passengers aboard a metro train in Paris stopped four Arab men from pursuing a Jewish man they were harassing over his faith, the victim said. […] The four men asked a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke for a cigarette, said the report based on the man’s testimony. When he said he didn’t have one, one of the men told him: “You Jews have enough money to buy some.” The Arab men then cornered the man against the wall of the train car, but he escaped. The men pursued him, but were blocked by other passengers. …
  • Uber driver, 28, plotted to drive his car into 'evil' Gay Pride parade to kill non-Muslims, court hears [London UK]

    02/04/2020 9:54:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:29 EST, 4 February 2020 | Rod Ardehali
    An Uber driver described as a “pathetic little man” by his own barrister planned to drive a van into an ‘evil’ Gay Pride parade to kill non-Muslims, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, also singled out Madam Tussauds and a double decker tourist bus as targets, Woolwich Crown Court heard. It was part of his plan to “unleash death and suffering on non-Muslim members of the public,” it is claimed. Jurors heard Chowdhury was cleared of preparing to commit an act of terrorism by an Old Bailey jury in December 2018. He is now standing trial for engaging in...
  • John Kerry overheard discussing possible 2020 bid

    02/02/2020 1:17:11 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 108 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 2, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen and Allan Smith
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Secretary of State John Kerry — one of Joe Biden's highest-profile endorsers — was overheard Sunday on the phone at a Des Moines hotel explaining what he would have to do to enter the presidential race amid "the possibility of Bernie Sanders taking down the Democratic Party — down whole." Sitting in the lobby restaurant of the Renaissance Savery hotel, Kerry was overheard by an NBC News analyst saying "maybe I'm f---ing deluding myself here" and explaining that in order to run, he'd have to step down from the board of Bank of America and...
  • EU foreign policy chief to visit Iran amid regional tensions

    02/02/2020 9:53:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.02.2020 | wmr/aw (AP, Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    The EU’s new foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, will meet with Iranian leaders on Monday, as the EU seeks to salvage the tattered 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The meeting comes amid a policy split between European signatories to the nuclear deal and the US. The US dropped out of the accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and reimposed sanctions on Iran in August 2019. Tehran has responded by rolling back its commitments to the deal’s core elements, which include capping uranium enrichment. On January 6, Iran said that it would no longer adhere to its...
  • Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Water Monitor Lizards From Philippines

    02/01/2020 11:15:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A Florida man turned lizard smuggler pleaded guilty this week in federal court to trafficking live water monitor lizards from the Philippines. Akbar Akram, of Holiday, Florida, near Tampa, admitted to illegally importing more than 20 live water monitor lizards in 2016, according to the plea documents. The documents say Akram stuffed the lizards into socks and sealed them with tape, before hiding them inside electronic equipment which was shipped under a false label.
  • Germany's Schäuble calls for expansion of military operations

    01/31/2020 4:01:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.31.2020 | ls/sms (dpa, AFP)
    Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble told the Funke media group of regional newspapers on Friday that Germany needed to take more responsibility in military affairs with its allies. “We can’t hide. If Europe is to play a stronger role, then we must play our part,” Schäuble said. “We cannot leave everything to the French and the Americans.” The veteran lawmaker and long-time minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinets said he supported German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s plans to streamline the Bundeswehr and boost defense spending to reach NATO’s target of 2% of GDP. “When France asks us to do more about...
  • FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother

    01/26/2020 11:25:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 1:42pm | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing claims Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother, The Post has learned. Two FBI agents held an hours-long meeting in Minnesota in mid-October with a concerned party who handed over a trove of documents regarding Omar’s 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a source with knowledge of the event said. At the meeting, first reported by website The Blaze, the agents discussed concerns the Somali-born Democrat married Elmi, a British citizen rumored to be her brother, so he could obtain a green card and study in America, the source said.
  • Lesbos: 'We want our island back'

    01/25/2020 1:00:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.25.2020 | Max Zander
    Mytilini is normally just a small, sleepy town, but today it’s thronged with people. The town center is a sea of white and blue — the colors of the Greek national flag. More than 9,000 people have followed a summons by the local governor, Konstantinos Moutzouris, and have come from all over Lesbos to Mytilini to protest against the Greek government’s migration policy. It’s the biggest protest in the island’s history. The road around the little harbor is packed with people of all ages. They’re joining forces to make their voices heard and do something about the situation on their...
  • Lawyer says heroic police officer should be disciplined for saving his life during vicious machete attack

    01/24/2020 9:58:04 PM PST · by Cronos · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 Jan 2020 | Rebecca Camber
    Solicitor Sophie Khan argued the convicted criminal acted in 'self defence' She also accused PC Stuart Outten, 29, who was injured, of 'excessive force' Muhammad Rodwan, 56, jailed for 16 years after wielding a machete at officer A lawyer was condemned for her ‘despicable’ suggestion yesterday that a heroic police officer should be disciplined for saving his life with a Taser during a vicious machete attack. The row erupted as smirking Muhammad Rodwan, 56, was jailed for 16 years for attacking PC Stuart Outten after he stopped his white van because it was not insured. The 29-year-old victim, later dubbed...
  • Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general

    01/24/2020 8:55:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | Ben Fox and Emily Swanson
    A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was taken about two weeks after the Jan. 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. It found that 41% of Americans approved of the action while 30% disapproved of it. The rest didn’t express an opinion either way. …
  • Fun with Fashion

    01/24/2020 3:59:09 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    email from friend | 01/24/2020 | unknown
    A young Arab boy asks his father “What is that strange hat you are wearing? The father said: “Why, my son, it is a ‘chechia.’ In the desert it protects our heads from the intense heat of the sun.” “And what is the long flowing robe you are wearing?” asked the boy. “Oh, my son!” exclaimed the father “It is very simple. This is a ‘djbellah.’ As I have told you, in the desert it is not only very hot, but the sand is always blowing. My djbellah protects the entire Body, The son then asked: “But Father, what about...
  • French publisher apologizes after history textbook suggests CIA 'orchestrated' 9/11 terror attacks

    01/23/2020 10:20:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/21/2020 | Stephen Storace
    A French publisher has issued an apology after one of its history textbooks suggested that the CIA “orchestrated” the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed. The textbook titled “History of the 20th Century in Flashcards” was published last November through Ellipses publications to present the entire last century in French, European and world history to undergraduate students. The sentence appeared on page 204 of the textbook in a chapter about the creation of the Al Qaeda terrorist group and the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, French daily Le Monde reported....