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  • Irish ambassador reprimanded over Palestine state recognition

    05/23/2024 10:22:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:17 | Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent
    Irish Ambassador to Israel Sonya McGuinness was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry in Jerusalem today and reprimanded over Ireland’s decision to recognize the State of Palestine. The ambassadors of Spain and Norway attended the same meeting for the same reason. Before any discussions, they were shown a previously unaired video of Hamas taking female army conscripts captive on 7 October last year. It is understood the Irish Government was disappointed at this, on the basis that it fell below the established procedures and practices regarding diplomatic engagement. What is believed to have been a “forthright exchange of views”...
  • Ireland Is a Cesspool of Antisemitism

    05/22/2024 2:00:39 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Jim Treacher Substack ^ | 21 May 2024 | Jim Treacher
    I’m allowed to say the following because I’m Irish. We get to say it about each other. Except this time, the N-word is “Nazi.”Ireland, Norway, and Spain are now recognizing a country that does not exist and never has.Ireland Recognizes Palestine As Independent StateSo: Hamas butchers and rapes a bunch of innocent people, diligently documents it all on livestream video, and now the world is supposed to hand them a state? Please take that idea and stuff it up your bottom with a broom handle till your tonsils ache.It’s official: Antisemitism is mainstream, and nobody cares because none of these...
  • Recognizing state of Palestine 'will fuel extremism', says Israel [to Ireland]

    05/21/2024 1:40:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 21 May 2024 20:56 | Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent
    The Israeli foreign ministry has posted a video message directed at Ireland, which claims that if the Irish Government recognizes the State of Palestine, it will be encouraging terrorism. The headline states: “Recognizing a Palestinian state will lead to more terrorism, instability in the region and jeopardize any prospects for peace. Don’t be a pawn in the hands of Hamas.” In the 35-second video, the script declares: “Ireland: The possibility of recognizing a Palestinian state risks turning you into a pawn of Iran and Hamas.” It continues: “Such a move will only strengthen Hamas and weaken an already dysfunctional Palestinian...
  • UN halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

    05/21/2024 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2024 | Tia Goldenberg, Samy Magdy and Lee Keath
    The United Nations said Tuesday it suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. It also said no aid trucks entered in the past two days via a floating pier set up by the U.S. for sea deliveries. The U.N. has not specified how many people have stayed in Rafah since the Israeli military began its intensified assault there two weeks ago, but apparently several hundred thousand people remain. The World Food Program said it was also running out of food for central Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fleeing...
  • U.S. issues worldwide travel warning for LGBTQ community

    05/20/2024 2:21:22 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 27 replies
    KTLA TV ^ | 5/17/2024 | Austin Turner
    The United States Department of State issued a Worldwide Caution aimed at “LGBTQI+ persons and events” on Friday, warning that there is increased potential for organized terrorist-inspired violence. Friday’s alert didn’t allude to any specific threats or locations but...
  • U.S. issues worldwide travel warning for LGBTQ community

    05/17/2024 7:05:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 17, 2024 | Austin Turner
    The United States Department of State issued a Worldwide Caution aimed at “LGBTQI+ persons and events” on Friday, warning that there is increased potential for organized terrorist-inspired violence. Friday’s alert didn’t allude to any specific threats or locations but singled out the LGBT+ community as a potential target of attack.
  • Thomas Massie Isn't "Hostile To Israel" - He's Loyal To Americans

    05/14/2024 11:08:23 PM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    X ^ | May 15 | Former Rep. Ron Paul
    @RonPaul Thomas Massie Isn't "Hostile To Israel" - He's Loyal To Americans By Voting Against ALL Foreign Aid
  • Rep. Thomas Massie says it: We Should Not Fund This War

    05/14/2024 2:14:42 PM PDT · by RandFan · 68 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | May 14 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassie Approximately 1% of Gaza’s CIVILIAN population has been wiped out by Israel in 7 months. We should not fund this war. [1% is between Israel’s 0.7% and Gaza’s 1.5% official claims in this article]
  • Wasserman Schultz: Biden’s ‘Ironclad’ for Israel, He Had ‘Imprecision’ That Risks Strengthening Hamas

    05/11/2024 10:48:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Katy Tur Reports,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) stated that President Joe Biden “has been ironclad” in his support of Israel but “what I think we have here is a problem of imprecision in the communication from the President.” And that the Biden administration should raise its concerns with Israel privately “because it leaves room for misunderstandings. And look, leaving the impression of possible daylight emboldens Hamas, risks emboldening Hamas, risks the possibility or even likelihood of it being less likely that we can get our hostages home, particularly our American hostages.”
  • AIPAC going after Rep. Thomas Massie across Kentucky

    05/09/2024 1:38:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | May 9 | Rep. Massie
    @RepThomasMassie The day after I vote against @SpeakerJohnson, AIPAC announces a $300,000 ad buy against me. I hope Americans see what’s happening here.
  • Ireland considers 21 May as date to recognize Palestinian state

    05/08/2024 9:19:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 8 May 2024 22:14 | Tony Connelly
    Ireland, Spain and a number of other EU member states are considering 21 May as the date on which they will jointly recognize the State of Palestine, RTÉ News understands. Two sources have said that 21 May is being looked at. A third source said contacts between Dublin and Madrid, as well as between Slovenia and Malta, have been intensifying with a view to the countries jointly recognizing Palestinian statehood. […] Currently, eight EU member states recognize the State of Palestine, the most recent being Sweden in 2014. Ireland has been in ongoing discussions with “like-minded” states for a number...
  • Australia is Suffering From a Wave of Muslim Terror

    05/07/2024 7:30:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Front page mag ^ | May 6, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    Another week, another Muslim terror stabbing.. The “Islamophobia” alerts are really flashing red in Australia. This started with a Muslim teen stabbing a bishop in Sydney, Australia. That led to the arrests of 7 Muslim teens. It turned out that they wanted to go on a rampage killing Jews. And now a white teen 16-year-old convert to Islam stabbed a man in the back in Perth and was shot dead by police. The 16-year-old was apparently in an “online radicalization” program for years which suggests that he’d converted to Islam a while back and the authorities had been tracking him...
  • There is a way for Starmer’s Labour to fix the big rift with Muslim voters – if it has the will

    05/06/2024 1:23:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6th May 2024 | Miqdaad Versi
    Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham won elections in areas with large Muslim populations. Both engaged with us as citizens The local and mayoral elections sawmany traditional Labour-voting Muslim voters abandon the party they’ve loyally supported for decades. One incident from one interview, and one sentiment in particular that I heard in my local area, sits front and centre: “I was disgusted when Keir Starmer supported Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza – how can I vote for someone who won’t even apologise for this?” said one man, referring to Starmer’s performance in an interview on LBC last October and...
  • Fetterman says college protests are ‘working against peace in Middle East’

    05/05/2024 10:02:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/2024 | Lauren Sforza
    Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) said the ongoing pro-Palestinian college protests are “working against peace in the Middle East.” Fetterman has been outspoken about his support for Israel, saying recently that the pro-Palestinian encampments on college campuses were “pup tents” for militant group Hamas. Host Margaret Brennan asked Fetterman on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about the protests on Sunday, asking him whether he considers flying the Palestinian flag during the demonstrations to be antisemitic.
  • Northern Gaza in ‘full-blown famine’, UN food agency chief says: World Food Programme head calls for immediate ceasefire and ‘unfettered access’ into besieged territory.

    05/04/2024 8:43:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 05/04/2024
    Northern Gaza is experiencing a “full-blown famine”, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said, and warned that it is “moving its way south”. In an interview with NBC News set to air on Sunday, Cindy McCain said that her remarks are based on what the WFP has seen and experienced on the ground. UN officials and aid agencies have for months warned of such a scenario. “It’s horror. It’s so hard to look at and it’s so hard to hear,” McCain told the US broadcaster’s Meet the Press programme. “What we are asking for and...
  • Blinken calls for Hamas to accept ‘extraordinarily generous’ cease-fire deal

    04/29/2024 10:56:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/2024 | LAURA KELLY
    Hamas should accept an “extraordinarily generous” proposal to release Israeli hostages it is holding in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a temporary cease-fire, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday, speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hamas is expected to respond to the U.S.-led proposal Monday in discussions with Egyptian and Qatari officials in Cairo. “Hamas has before it a proposal that is extraordinarily, extraordinarily generous on the part of Israel,” Blinken said during a panel discussion at the WEF. “And in this moment, the only thing standing between the people of Gaza and...
  • Breaking: Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf to resign

    04/29/2024 2:46:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | April 29 | BBC
    Humza Yousaf to make announcement at midday We've just had confirmation that Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf will make a statement at 12:00 BST today. It's widely expected he'll announce he's quitting his job.
  • University of Texas Suspends Palestine Solidarity Committee After On-Campus Pro-Hamas Protests

    04/28/2024 1:25:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2024 | Randy Clark
    AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin suspended the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a registered student group at the campus and a chapter of the national Students for Justice in Palestine. The move follows several campus protests last week that saw nearly 60 people arrested for criminal trespass. The arrests occurred on Wednesday after law enforcement orders to disperse and leave the central tower area of the campus were ignored. On Friday, after receiving formal notification from the university that the organization was being suspended, the group posted a message on Facebook encouraging supporters to contact the administration and...
  • Mitch McConnell: Give college presidents chance before sending National Guard

    04/26/2024 12:27:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 60 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/24
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell distanced himself from other Republican lawmakers who have called for the National Guard to be sent in to break up the antisemitic riots and demonstrations that have taken over multiple university campuses throughout the US over the last week and a half. “What needs to happen, at least at the beginning, is these university presidents need to get control of the situation, allow free speech, and push back against antisemitism,” McConnell told Margaret Brennan on the CBS 'Face the Nation' program. “I thought that was largely gone in this country, but we’ve seen a number...
  • Palestinian woman tries to stab troops in West Bank, is shot dead — IDF

    04/24/2024 7:12:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 56 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/24/24 | Emanuel Fabian
    Israeli troops foiled an attempted stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, the military said Wednesday. The Israel Defense Forces said a female Palestinian assailant tried to stab troops of the Kfir Brigade’s Shimshon Battalion, who were stationed at an army post at a junction near the settlement. “The troops engaged and opened fire at the terrorist who held a knife and charged toward the force,” the military said. The woman was killed, the army said. No troops were hurt in the incident. The official Palestinian news agency WAFA identified the alleged assailant as Maimouna Abdel Hamid...