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An NPR reporter delivered news from the campaign trail on Sunday that doesn't look good for President Joe Biden.

During a roundtable discussion on ABC News' "This Week," NPR correspondent Asma Khalid confirmed that voters who typically compose the "core" of the Democratic Party lack enthusiasm for Biden's re-election.

Khalid was pushing back on Texas Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett's claim that voters are falsely "glamorizing" Donald Trump's presidency.

"What I've already heard in so many of my interviews with people is a lackluster sense of enthusiasm," she said of voters' attitudes toward Biden, "whether it's black voters, whether it's — you'd call them, sort of like, disaffected Republicans."

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Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken has blamed social media and TikTok for Israel losing the PR war in Gaza.

While speaking before the McCain Institute on Friday, Blinken lamented that social media is allowing the world to see "the inescapable reality of people who have and continue to suffer grievously in Gaza," whereas in the past the "information environment" was controlled by a few newspapers and TV outlets who could shape the narrative. 

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who was interviewing Blinken, concurred and added that the US banning TikTok is being done to help Israel in their PR war.

Webmaster addition: It may be a PR war, but it is still a war by Israel against the American people and look which side Blinkin is on!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The unmatched bravery of the IDF is beyond belief. 

These tough guys are not afraid to take on any women or children who get in their way -- just like the IDF!

According to his bio on the Tikvah Fund, Dr. Jonathan Yudelman "earned a PhD from Boston College in political science, and holds an MA in philosophy and a BA in Jewish thought, both from the Hebrew University."

The incident took place on Sunday outside of Arizona State University, where Yudelman is a professor.

ASU said in a statement that they're "aware of the allegations against Jonathan Yudelman" are are investigating them. 

"Dr. Yudelman is on leave and will remain so pending the outcome of the investigation," ASU said. 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
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The New Arab Staff

 

Netanyahu said that Israel 'could protest itself' in his speech, as it wages a brutal war in Gaza [Getty/file photo]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has implied that non-Jews are "untrustworthy" in a video statement issued on Sunday, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.

In his message, Netanyahu said that a Holocaust survivor told him "gentiles who make promises are not to be trusted," without comment.

He added that "Israel is the one and only refuge for the Jewish people", and if Israel "doesn’t "protect itself, no one else will".

Six million Jews were killed by Nazi German across German-occupied Europe during World War II.

"These heroic [Holocaust] survivors are right. In the terrible Holocaust, there were great leaders in the world who stood by, so the first lesson of the Holocaust is this: If we don’t protect ourselves, no one will protect us. And if we have to stand alone, we will stand alone," Netanyahu said.

Israeli political analyst Yonatan Touval described Netanyahu’s words as "giving the middle finger to Israel’s closest allies who rushed to its rescue" following the events of October 7, which saw Hamas launch an unprecedented attack in the south of the country which killed an estimated 1,160 Israelis.

Israel has been waging a deadly in Gaza for almost seven months, killing at least 34,735 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injuring over 78,000 more.

The United States, has provided billions of dollars in financial and military aid over the decades, and has offered constant backing to Israel despite the atrocities it has committed against Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

European countries have also proclaimed their backing for Israel in its war on Gaza

Claire's Observations:  Well, Mr. Prime Minister, if you are going to characterize your  biggest benefactor, in both money and arms in this manner, I would suggest that thinking Americans peacefully protest for an end to money and weapons for your country, both of which are illegally sent to you under the Glenn Act, which states it is illegal to send aid or arms to any country which has nuclear weapons , but refuses IAEA inspection of its nuclear sites,  and the Symington Amendment.

And that this ending of cash and weapons begin immediately, sir!!

 

 

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In the tumultuous world of finance, patterns often emerge as harbingers of impending shifts, and one such pattern—the double top—has caught the attention of market watchers worldwide. As investors grapple with the specter of uncertainty, a 40-year chart paints a stark picture of the US stock market’s trajectory, with ominous implications for the technology sector and beyond.

Tags: ECONOMY
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Republicans will hold US Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over the Justice Department’s refusal to hand over audio recordings of Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur.

“The House Judiciary Committee is aiming to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with the special counsel who investigated his handling of classified documents.” – the Washington Examiner reported.

“The Republican-led committee is planning to hold a meeting to review a contempt report and hold a committee vote on the matter on May 16, according to two sources familiar with the plans.” The Examiner reported.

House Oversight Chairman James Comer last month released a statement after the DOJ rebuffed his committee’s request for the audio recordings.

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Now I am thousands of miles away, but my mind is still stuck in Gaza. I think of my patients all the time. I think of their faces, their names, and the conversations we shared. They occupy my thoughts regularly, and I wonder: Are they still alive, or did they succumb to their injuries, or to famine? I am stuck in the day I had to perform amputations on six children. I am stuck in the days that I had to work after receiving the news of colleagues, who I saw or worked with hours before, being killed.

After more than 200 days of this genocide, I keep thinking “surely we’ve seen it all”, and then a new atrocity is uncovered. Hospitals have been turned into rubble. They became sites of mass graves of Palestinians murdered in cold blood by Israeli forces, hands tied behind their backs. The heinous crimes committed at al-Shifa and Nasser hospitals were streamed live to our screens, but the world watched silently. Israel has faced no accountability. Countries, and academic institutions, continue to support and defend Israel. Many continue to provide it with weapons.

I completed my medical education at the University of Glasgow, ironically one of the biggest academic investors in companies that continue to sell arms to Israel. I decided to return to my alma mater and stand in the elections for the position of rector because I knew that the university’s position on Israel did not reflect the views of its students who overwhelmingly wanted to end the institution’s complicity in the mass slaughter of Palestinians. I won the election with an overwhelming 80 percent of the vote, and the students welcomed me to my new role with an outpouring of love and support.

As a result of my victory, my media appearances, and calls for accountability and justice, I have been the target of several smear campaigns and the subject of several articles that make unfounded claims about me. I was even denied entry to Germany, detained for three hours and ultimately deported. I was going there simply to speak at a conference.

I cannot comprehend the horror of the moment we live in. A genocide is taking place live on TV – a genocide in which many states, politicians and respected institutions are complicit.

Over 34,000 Palestinians have been murdered by Israel, many more have been maimed and Gaza has been bombed to rubble. Israel says it will move ahead with its planned ground invasion of Rafah, which will be disastrous for hundreds of thousands of people sheltering there. Multiple cases have been launched against Israel and its allies at the International Court of Justice. Yet Israel continues to act with a sense of complete impunity.

Israel has dismantled all parts of life in Gaza: destroying bakeries, schools, mosques and churches; blocking humanitarian aid and restricting electricity. It has done so to ensure that Gaza becomes uninhabitable even after a ceasefire. When Israeli soldiers first broke into al-Shifa Hospital they destroyed medical equipment and machinery to ensure that the hospital could not function. Now, little remains of the hospital itself.

Despite being thousands of miles away my heart and mind remain in Gaza, and to the dismay of the cheerleaders of genocide, I will never stop advocating for justice and accountability

Claire's Observations:  This Doctor, and those like him, are true heroes; those who ordered, and execute, this genocide, are war criminals, and should be treated accordingly by the world.  

I never thought the planet would need a second set of" Nuremberg Trials", after Germany's massacre of its "undesirables".  

And yet, ironically,  here we are,  with Israel as the assailant, in an horrific attempt to slaughter as many Palestinians as possible, through the use of US-made bombs and bullets with which to destroy homes; and medical facilities,  through the weaponising of food aid; and through a massive spread of opportunistic diseases among those severely weakened by malnutrition or from being wounded.

Of all the peoples on the earth, it is the people of Israel should understand what it is like to be the outcast; the "other" , and persecuted for both faith and customs, as has happened to Jews over the centuries on this earth.

Yes, October 7th was an horrific massacre and tragedy for Israel,  and utterly stupid on the part of the Palestinian idiots who planned it; but how the hell, between Mossad and the IDF, was this allowed to happen?!?  

And is this bloodbath vendetta against all Palestinians, most of whom don't want violence, but simply the opportunity to live their lives, the highest, and best answer the Israeli government could conjure ?!? Or has its own"Final Solution" to its alleged "Palestinian Problem, been in the works all along, and the Israeli government felt that the timing was just perfect to begin its genocide of Palestinians?!?

One cannot, in the 21st century, conflate "self-defence" with genocide; nor does the quotation of ancient Biblical texts, provide a rational explanation for what the country is doing now, to its Palestinian inhabitants.

These acts may well destroy the very young country of Israel, if a regional war ensues, and Russia and China side with Iran, with which they already have good economic and military relations; 

And unfortunately, US weaponry has already proven itself very antiquated and inferior to that of Russia, in the Russia/Ukraine war.

And for both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, I have a final thought in this post;  those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has admitted to testing self-assembling nanoparticle technology on the public using Covid mRNA shots.

A video emerged of Gates giddily explaining how he’s been funding efforts to experiment on the public with the dangerous nanotech.

He revealed that his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has used the pandemic to “mess around” with nanoparticle technology via the Covid shots.

Gates also suggests that his Foundation has been experimenting with mRNA injections and nanoparticles in treating “every disease” that doesn’t “have vaccines.”

“For every disease that we don’t have vaccines, we will try mRNA,” said Gates, who isn’t a doctor or a scientist.

“We just need to mess around,” he continued.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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A U.S. soldier was detained in Russia last week, a U.S. Army spokesperson said in a statement.

The soldier, Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, had been stationed in South Korea and traveled to Russia on his own, not on official business, according to four U.S. officials.

He had finished his deployment and was heading back to the U.S. when he made a side trip to Vladivostok, Russia, to visit a woman he was romantically involved with, officials said. They added that he had traveled there without permission from his superiors and that he is being held in pretrial confinement.

The soldier is accused of stealing from a woman, the officials said. It was not immediately clear whether it was the same woman he was visiting.

Webmaster addition: This feels contrived.

Tags: KOREA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) appeared on MSNBC on Monday and floated an unhinged conspiracy theory that Trump supporters are “training up in the hills somewhere.”

Maxine Waters said she’s going to ask the weaponized Justice Department and Joe Biden what they’re going to do to protect the country against violence if Trump loses the 2024 presidential election.

“I wanna know about all those right-wing organizations that he’s connected with who are training up in the hills somewhere and targeting what communities they’re going to attack,” Maxine Waters said without providing any proof whatsoever to back up her claims.

Webmaster addition: My concern is that there may be a plan to stage a phony insurrection to be blamed on conservatives.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Diplomatic sources revealed an offer made by the UAE to South Africa, which includes huge investments to withdraw from suing Israel in the International Court of Justice.

Emirates Leaks sources reveal UAE officials sought to persuade South Africa to drop its Court of Justice case against Israel by offering billions in oil refinery investments.

According to the sources, Emirati officials sought for weeks to secretly offer various temptations to their counterparts in South Africa, including opening various economic relations between the two countries.

In addition, the only Emirati request from South Africa was to withdraw from suing Israel or at least reduce the severity of the genocide charge included in the file in the Court of Justice.

However, South Africa insisted, after filing the lawsuit, on proceeding with the International Court of Justice and ignoring the Emirati offer, according to the same sources who indicated extreme disappointment in Abu Dhabi at the failure of these attempts.

 

 

Tags: AFRICA, ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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NASA's senior leaders in human spaceflight gathered for a momentous meeting at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC, almost exactly 10 years ago.

These were the people who, for decades, had developed and flown the Space Shuttle. They oversaw the construction of the International Space Station. Now, with the shuttle's retirement, these princely figures in the human spaceflight community were tasked with selecting a replacement vehicle to send astronauts to the orbiting laboratory.

Boeing was the easy favorite. The majority of engineers and other participants in the meeting argued that Boeing alone should win a contract worth billions of dollars to develop a crew capsule. Only toward the end did a few voices speak up in favor of a second contender, SpaceX. At the meeting's conclusion, NASA's chief of human spaceflight at the time, William Gerstenmaier, decided to hold off on making a final decision.

A few months later, NASA publicly announced its choice. Boeing would receive $4.2 billion to develop a "commercial crew" transportation system, and SpaceX would get $2.6 billion. It was not a total victory for Boeing, which had lobbied hard to win all of the funding. But the company still walked away with nearly two-thirds of the money and the widespread presumption that it would easily beat SpaceX to the space station.

The sense of triumph would prove to be fleeting. Boeing decisively lost the commercial crew space race, and it proved to be a very costly affair.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Donald Trump has vowed to deliver the “largest mass deportation effort” in American history if he gets back into office next year, targeting millions of illegal migrants across the country.

The 45th president has frequently spoken about his deportation agenda, and recently indicated in a TIME Magazine interview that he would leverage local law enforcement, the National Guard and the military to carry out his plan — similar to the dragnet-style sweeps of “Operation Wetback” under former President Dwight Eisenhower that shipped more than 1 million migrants out in 1954.

The Trump 2024 campaign has not gotten into the details of what resources would be needed to find, detain and deport the “nearly 20 million” illegal migrants they say are currently in the US.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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The first crewed flight of Boeing's problem-plagued Starliner capsule has once again been delayed due to a rocket glitch.

The spacecraft was due to take two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on Monday.

But with less than two hours left on the countdown, the launch was called off due to a valve issue in the Atlas V rocket furnished by United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Speaking at a press conference, ULA CEO Tory Bruno said the valve had been audibly 'buzzing' in the build-up to blastoff.

The delay comes as yet another blow for Boeing which is currently grappling with widespread concerns over the safety of its commercial aeroplanes.  

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Russia’s military has parried bellicose statements by officials and lawmakers in Washington, Paris and London about deploying troops in Ukraine by announcing drills involving battlefield nuclear weapons. Sputnik asked Earl Rasmussen, a 20-year veteran of the US Army-turned independent military and foreign affairs observer, what it all means.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has characterized Russia’s upcoming tactical nuclear missile drills as a bid by Moscow to “cool down the ‘hot heads’ in Western capitals” threatening to deploy ground troops in Ukraine, and take other aggressive steps which threaten to escalate the proxy war in Ukraine into a full-blown Russia-NATO conflagration.

The exercises “must be considered in the context of recent bellicose statements by Western officials and the sharply destabilizing actions taken by a number of NATO countries to pressure Russia with force, and to create additional threats to the security of our country in connection with the conflict in and around Ukraine,” the ministry said in a press statement on Monday.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Earlier today, this website reported the British Ambassador had been Warned by Russia (HERE) and now we can confirm the French Ambassador has also been explicitly warned over Ukraine.  The reaction by Paris was clear and unambiguous.

The British diplomat spent half an hour in the facility and left without speaking to the press.

Following him, the French ambassador arrived at the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Within just minutes of his departure, the French Foreign Ministry in Paris issued a statement confirming that France would not send any military forces to Ukraine.

UPDATE 4:47 PM EDT --

It seems as though the French . . . . have surrendered!

Macron -- "We are not at war with Russia or the Russian people, and we have no desire for regime change in Moscow."

Tags: FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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by Ron Paul 

The ink was barely dry on President Biden’s signature transferring another $61 billion to the black hole called Ukraine, when the mainstream media broke the news that this was not the parting shot in a failed US policy. The elites have no intention of shutting down this gravy train, which transports wealth from the middle and working class to the wealthy and connected class.

Reuters wrote right after the aid bill was passed that, “Ukraine’s $61 billion lifeline is not enough.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell went on the Sunday shows after the bill was passed to say that $61 billion is “not a whole lot of money for us…” Well, that’s easy for him to say – after all it’s always easier to spend someone else’s money!

Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, was far from grateful for the $170 billion we have shipped thus far to his country. In an interview with Foreign Policy magazine as the aid package was passed, Kuleba had the nerve to criticize the US for not producing weapons fast enough. “If you cannot produce enough interceptors to help Ukraine win the war against the country that wants to destroy the world order, then how are you going to win in the war against perhaps an enemy who is stronger than Russia?”

How’s that for a “thank you”?

It may be understandable why the Ukrainians are frustrated. Most of this money is not going to help them fight Russia. US military aid to Ukraine has left our own stockpiles of weapons depleted, so the money is going to create new production lines to replace weapons already sent to Ukraine. It’s all about the US weapons industry. President Biden admitted as much when he said, “we are helping Ukraine while at the same time investing in our own industrial base.”

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Moscow will retaliate against British targets in Ukraine or elsewhere if Kiev uses UK-provided missiles to strike Russian territory, the Foreign Ministry told London’s ambassador on Monday.

Ambassador Nigel Casey was summoned to the ministry following remarks by British Foreign Secretary David Cameron to Reuters that Ukraine has the right to use long-range missiles sent by the UK to strike deep inside Russia.

Casey was warned that the response to Ukrainian strikes using British weapons on Russian territory could be any British military facilities and equipment on the territory of Ukraine and beyond,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following the meeting.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US, the UK, France and other Western nations should take a Russian nuclear drill as a reminder of where escalation of the Ukraine conflict could take them, former President Dmitry Medvedev has said.

On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced an imminent exercise to test the capability to deploy non-strategic nuclear weapons. It said the training was ordered by President Vladimir Putin after “provocative statements and threats” by Western officials.

Medvedev, who serves as deputy head of the Russian Security Council, referred to debates in the West about possible deployment of NATO troops to Ukraine, as well as “active encouragement [of Kiev] to use [Western] missile weapons against the entire Russian territory” as grounds for the drill.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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