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  • 10,000 foreign workers to arrive by June to save construction industry

    03/17/2024 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 25 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 17 March 2024 | Yosi Dayan
    By the end of June, more than 10,000 foreign workers from India will be employed in Israel, and at the same time, the process of absorbing about 10,000 foreign workers from other countries such as Georgia, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, and more will begin. The arrival of foreign workers will save the construction industry, which is currently in collapse, and most of the construction sites are closed. The trend is to bring about 40,000 more workers to Israel to complete a quota of 65,000 foreign workers because Palestinian workers who worked in the construction industry no longer come to work in...
  • Christians in Pakistan’s Islamic Hell-While the Biden administration continues to turn a blind eye - and provide billions in "aid."

    03/01/2024 6:06:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 1, 2024 | Uzay Bulut
    While general elections were held in Pakistan on February 8 amid allegations of fraud, Christians in the country continued suffering from severe persecution and braced themselves for a frightening future – having still been traumatized by last year’s anti-Christian pogrom.Hundreds of Christians fled their homes on August 16, 2013 when in the Pakistani district of Jaranwala, Muslim mobs launched an anti-Christian riot, vandalizing churches and committing arson against both churches and Christians’ homes — all based just on an accusation that a Quran was desecrated.At least 20 churches throughout the city were set on fire and more than 400 Christian-owned...
  • MASSIVE Groups of Military Age Males From Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and More Filmed Traveling Through Darién Gap in Panama to be Flown into US by Biden Regime

    03/01/2024 6:46:32 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    Gate Way Pundit ^ | 2/29/24 | Jordan Conradson
    Real Americas Voice correspondent Ben Bergquam is currently in the Darién Gap between Colombia and Panama, reporting on the international human smuggling operation coordinated by the cartels, globalists, and the Biden Regime. The Biden Regime is now granting asylum to illegal immigrants in South America and flying them by plane into the United States to arrive “as refugees who have already met the requirements and will be legally allowed to live and work in the U.S.,” according to the Associated Press. Bergquam shared a photo of a group he discovered on Tuesday night showing “over 50 men from Bangladesh, Sri...
  • Israel said set to replace all Palestinian workers with tens of thousands of foreigners

    01/03/2024 4:32:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 31 December 2023
    Israel plans to permanently replace all Palestinian laborers with foreign workers, in a major, ambitious initiative aimed at ridding the country of a perceived security threat, the Kan public broadcaster reports. Thousands of construction and agriculture workers from the West Bank have been barred from entering Israel for work since Hamas’s mass invasion and onslaught of October 7. Hamas reportedly gathered some of its intelligence for the attack from Gazans who had permits to work in Israel. To prevent a potential repeat in the West Bank, Kan says the government does not intend to allow the Palestinian workers back after...
  • Former top FBI official Charles McGonigal arrested over ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

    01/23/2023 10:00:53 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2023 | Luke Barr, Aaron Katersky, and Alexander Mallin
    A former top FBI official in New York has been arrested over his ties to a Russian oligarch, law enforcement sources told ABC News Monday. Charles McGonigal, who was the special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI's New York Field Office, is under arrest over his ties to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has been sanctioned by the United States and criminally charged last year with violating those sanctions. McGonigal retired from the FBI in 2018. He was arrested Saturday afternoon after he arrived at JFK Airport following travel in Sri Lanka, the sources said.
  • The American Multimillionaire Marxists Funding Pro-Palestinian Rage

    11/17/2023 7:55:37 AM PST · by Levy78 · 6 replies
    TFP ^ | 11/14/23 | Francesca Block
    The pro-Palestinian protests over the last month, where tens of thousands in the U.S. have chanted for the end of Israel, are not merely a story of organic rage. They are also funded in large part by an uber-wealthy American-born tech entrepreneur: Neville Roy Singham, and his wife Jodie Evans. Since 2017, Singham has been the main funder of The People’s Forum, which has co-organized at least four protests after 1,400 innocent Israelis were slaughtered by Hamas on October 7. One rally, in Times Square, happened on October 8 before Israel had even counted its dead. Based in Midtown Manhattan,...
  • Sri Lanka Reaches Preliminary Debt Restructuring Deal With China’s Exim Bank

    10/12/2023 2:35:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 10/12 | Roula Khalaf
    Agreement on $4.2bn from largest bilateral creditor could pave way for release of IMF fundsSri Lanka said it has reached a preliminary debt restructuring agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China, a crucial step towards securing the next tranche of IMF funds to help the country recover from a financial meltdown. China is the largest bilateral creditor to Sri Lanka, which last year became the first Asia-Pacific country in two decades to default on foreign debt of $41bn amid a severe economic crisis. The agreement with Exim Bank covers about $4.2bn of the country’s debt and is the largest single...
  • China Keeps Sri Lanka in Debt Grip, Stalling IMF Relief

    10/04/2023 1:44:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Failed bailout review raises stakes of Wickremesinghe's upcoming trip to BeijingSri Lanka's diplomatic failure to secure a concrete debt relief framework from China, its largest bilateral lender, is blocking access to desperately needed cash under a $3 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund. A visit by IMF officials last month highlighted once again the bankrupt South Asian nation's slow progress in restructuring its external debt. The fund, which has insisted on "financing assurances" from bilateral lenders as a key pillar, gave Sri Lanka a failing grade in the first review of the bailout, denying it a second tranche of...
  • How the IRS Allowed China Nonprofits to Buy Code Pink

    08/14/2023 8:23:39 PM PDT · by texas booster · 20 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Aug 14 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    The ‘House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party’ was in session when a Code Pink activist disrupted it by holding up a sign reading, “China Is Not Our Enemy.” “The United States needs collaboration, not competition, with China,” she insisted. Collaboration was the correct term. While most people stopped paying attention to Code Pink in the aftermath of the Iraq War, the leftist anti-war group never went away, but beyond the backing for Venezuela, Iran and the other usual terror states, it’s become a vocal defender of China. The level of collaboration between Code Pink and China is unusual...
  • Sri Lanka’s ‘LGBT rights’ bill is a Western-driven attack on the family

    05/17/2023 3:38:36 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/17/2023 | Eshan Diaz
    Sri Lanka is posed to decriminalize homosexuality. The Dolawatta bill presently in Sri Lanka’s parliament seeks to change the country’s penal code to create rights even for children as young as 16 years old to privately and publicly express behavior related homosexuality, such as grossly unnatural carnal intercourse.This change in law, as with the attempts to legalize the killing of the unborn through abortion, are driven by Western governments and their representatives in the United Nations, specifically the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).This bill, once enacted, will allow...
  • Sri Lanka marks 75 years of independence amid bankruptcy

    02/04/2023 7:48:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | February 4, 2023
    Sri Lanka marked 75 years of independence Saturday in bankruptcy, with many citizens somber, reflective and disappointed rather than feeling festive. President Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a televised speech, "We have reached the point of destruction." He added that everyone in the country was to blame for the nation's woes, from politicians to regular citizens as the country had long been divided by race, religion and region since the nation's inception. Sri Lanka faces its worst financial crisis since it declared independence from Britain in 1948. A severe shortage of dollars has added to inflation woes, a drop in the...
  • 'It wasn't me': Footage shows millionaire tech entrepreneur's final words after being fatally shot by a trigger-happy cop while defending his home from a suspected burglar

    12/21/2022 9:27:50 AM PST · by DFG · 116 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/2022 | Sophie Mann
    A horrifying video shows Austin tech entrepreneur Rajan 'Raj' Moonesinghe being shot dead by local police as he inspected the perimeter of his home for an intruder with a rifle in his hands. Moonesinghe, 33, a successful tech entrepreneur who had moved to the area about five years ago, was killed on the front porch of his home in a wealthy South Austin neighborhood on November 15. As he lay dying, he said the words: 'It wasn't me.' At around 12.30am, Moonesinghe told a neighbor that someone was in his house and he was going to call 911, the WSJ...
  • Let's get rid of food – what could possibly go wrong?

    12/11/2022 5:37:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 12/09/2022 | Patrice Lewis
    Despite months of enormous and widespread protests from Dutch farmers, the Dutch government will be confiscating 3,000 farms and closing them down in the interests of complying with EU environmental rules to decrease nitrogen emissions by 50% by 2030.Of course, this means 3,000 farms' worth of food production will be eliminated. The Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of agricultural products and provides vegetables for much of Western Europe. Over half of Dutch land is used for agriculture, and that doesn't count 24,000 acres' worth of crops growing in greenhouses. What does the Dutch government think will happen to the...
  • Jason Isaac: COP27 won’t help the billions facing hunger this winter

    11/11/2022 7:08:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 10, 2022 | Jason Isaac, Real Clear Politics
    “Let them eat cake,” famously attributed to Marie Antoinette by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, has become universal shorthand for a monarch’s total disregard for her famished citizens stealing and wreaking havoc in the streets to survive. World leaders are making the same faux pas this week at their opulent stay in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27, the United Nations’ climate change conference. While they eat the best food in the world and enjoy luxurious tourism opportunities, they will leave the conference telling billions of people that the only way to combat the “climate crisis” is to stop eating meat, stop production...
  • Do you hear the people sing? - Sri Lanka peaceful protest

    10/12/2022 8:52:23 PM PDT · by quikstrike98 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/21/2022 | Kevin Kruze
    These people just overthrew their globalist tyrant government. Beautiful vocals....
  • Sri Lankans freed from Russian brutality in Ukraine

    09/20/2022 4:10:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | September 20, 2022 | Sofia Bettiza
    Ukraine's recapture of the city of Izyum has brought multiple allegations of atrocities under Russian occupation. Among the accounts emerging is that of a group of Sri Lankans held captive for months. Here, they tell their story. "We thought we would never get out alive," says Dilujan Paththinajakan. Dilujan was one of seven Sri Lankans captured by Russian forces in May. The group had just set out on a huge walk to safety from their homes in Kupiansk, north-eastern Ukraine, to the relative safety of Kharkiv, some 120km (75 miles) away. But at the first checkpoint they came across, they...
  • Cost-of-living crisis in Middle East likely to mean further 'repression'

    09/03/2022 4:02:33 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies ^ | 2 September 2022 | By Elis Gjevori
    An unprecedented rise in food and energy costs compounded by the climate crisis is resulting in a perfect storm for civil unrest in more than 100 countries, according to newly released analysis. Popular anger at cost-of-living crises has seen the Sri Lankan government toppled, protests in Argentina and rising discontent in Europe. The report, produced by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, warns that political turmoil in the next 12 months is set to increase, with over 80 percent of countries experiencing inflation above six percent and the prospect of repressive measures being used to quell dissent likely. Countries in the...
  • IMF team to holds talks with crisis-hit Sri Lanka on debt restructuring

    08/24/2022 6:15:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | August 24, 2022 | By Uditha Jayasinghe and Jorgelina do Rosario
    COLOMBO/LONDON (Reuters) - A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will meet Sri Lanka's president on Wednesday for talks to finalise a bailout package, including restructuring debt of about $29 billion, amid the nation's worst financial crisis in more than seven decades. The country's most severe financial crisis since independence from Britain in 1948 stemmed from the combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic mismanagement, stoking unprecedented protests. For months the population of 22 million has struggled with soaring inflation, economic contraction and a severe shortage of essential items of food, fuel and medicine caused by a record...
  • Myanmar tragedy exposes the dirty underbelly of 'green energy'

    08/10/2022 12:26:35 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 33 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 Aug 2022 | AP staff writers
    The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But if they complain, they, too, face the threat of death. This forest is the source of several key metallic elements known as rare earths, often called the vitamins of the modern world. Rare earths now reach into the lives of almost everyone on the planet, turning up in everything from hard drives and cellphones to elevators and trains. They are especially vital to the fast-growing field of green energy, feeding wind turbines and electric car engines. And they end up in the...
  • ‘Not All Farmers Have a Future’ Is a Recipe for Famine-Extreme environmentalists and the targeting of farmers

    08/09/2022 5:10:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 9, 2022 | Mandy Gunasekara
    Farmers around the globe are feeling unfairly targeted and unfortunately, they are right. From the Netherlands to Ireland to Canada, nations are increasingly targeting their respective agriculture sectors under the banner of climate change. Going after farmers could not come at a worse time as the war in Ukraine has triggered an international food shortage, which one United Nations official recently stated is “threatening global hunger on an unprecedented scale.” For example, the Netherlands, while a relatively small country, is the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world, the largest exporter of meat among all EU nations, and the third...