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The Real Story
Why is violence escalating between Israelis and Palestinians?

The Real Story

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 49:09


The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, visited Israel this week after days of increasing violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Last week, 10 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank city of Jenin, when Israeli forces mounted a raid against a cell which Israel said was planning to carry out an attack. The next day, six Israelis and a Ukrainian were killed when a Palestinian opened fire near a synagogue in East Jerusalem. The deaths triggered rocket fire into Israel from Gaza and air strikes from Israel. Secretary Blinken says the immediate priority is to restore calm, but how realistic is this, and why has the situation become so violent and volatile again? Tensions have been bubbling beneath the surface for years but, after the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel now has the most radically nationalist governing coalition in its history. Meanwhile, Palestinians are dealing with the near collapse in control by the Palestinian Authority in parts of the occupied West Bank, with an ageing leader, Mahmoud Abbas, who has been in power for 18 years with no successor on the horizon. So how much is this a factor in the escalating violence? What possible solutions might any party bring to the table? And, as the situation gets bloodier, is there any chance of a peaceful compromise? Ritula Shah is joined by: Martin Indyk has held a number of key diplomatic posts, including as President Barack Obama's special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations from July 2013 to June 2014. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 1995 to 1997, and again from 2000 to 2001. Nour Odeh is a Palestinian political analyst and former journalist, based in Ramallah. Prof Efraim Inbar is the president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, a think tank with a conservative outlook. Also featuring: Boaz Bismuth, member of Knesset for the Likud party Hosam Zomlot, head of the Palestinian mission to the UK Image: Israeli settlers (back) carry an Israeli flag as Palestinian and Israeli activists (front) march during a protest against the eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in Jerusalem, 20 January 2023. (Credit: Atef Safadi/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Producers: Pandita Lorenz and Ellen Otzen

CUFI Minute
Jerusalem Terror Attacks: Who is Behind Them?

CUFI Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 5:29


Several fatal terror attacks targeting Jewish families and synagogue services have rocked Israel over the last week. Zina Rakhamilova joins us from Jerusalem with a special report on these events, as well as the shocking reality of how the Palestinian Authority and other bad actors are radicalizing young Palestinians to commit and celebrate these murders of innocent Jews. Learn more about how your participation in CUFI helps ensure Israel is able to defend itself and its citizens of all backgrounds from these horrific, antisemitic attacks.

For Heaven's Sake
How Can We Talk About the Conflict Now?

For Heaven's Sake

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 35:24


The recent spike in violence including the terrorist attack last Friday in Neve Yaakov, which was the worst terrorist attack in over a decade, left seven dead at a neighborhood synagogue. This happened against the political backdrop of Netanyahu's government openly opposing a two-state solution, with parts of the coalition pushing for massive settlement expansion and eventual annexation. Meanwhile the Palestinian Authority has suspended security cooperation with Israel, which has been crucial in preventing terror attacks against Israel from Hamas – as well as protecting the Palestinian Authority itself from Hamas. How do we speak realistically about our aspirations for a path forward for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain explore why mainstream Israeli society has become disinterested in discussing the conflict and the importance of maintaining hope.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Violence Erupts in Israel/Palestine (Jenin Massacre & E. Jerusalem Shooting) w/ Richard Silverstein/Did Thomas Friedman Run Cover for an Israeli Nuclear Smuggling Operation? w/ Grant F. Smith

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 66:26


On this edition of Parallax Views, Richard Silverstein of the Tikun Olam blog returns to discuss the latest eruptions of violence in Israel/Palestine starting with the massacre in the Palestinian Jenin refugee and then the deadly attack on Israelis outside a Synagogue in East Jerusalem shortly thereafter. In addition to this, we talk about the anti-government protests in Israel against Netanyahu's government and the fears within Israel over Netanyahu's judicial reforms which some are arguing would be a fascistic judicial coup by the Israeli far-right. Moreover, Richard and I discuss President Joe Biden and U.S. foreign policy with regards to Israel and specifically Secretary of State Antony Blinken visit to Israel and meeting with the deeply dysfunctional and corrupt Palestinian Authority's President Mahmoud Abbas. Additionally Richard and I will delve into Netanyahu's cozying up with America's evangelical Christian right, background on Richard's own evolution of thought in regards to Israel/Palestine, Israeli messianism and the end times, the potential for a Third Intifada to erupt, the Israeli economy and big tech start-up companies in Israel, the former Shin Bet (domestic Israeli intelligence chief) calling for a General Strike in Israel, Rabbi Meier Kahane and the Israeli far-right, Israeli ministerial position figures Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, Itamar Ben Gvir's vision for Israel and the Temple Mount, the "toxic brew" that is effecting Israeli politics right now, religious violence and conflict escalation, cycles of violence in Israel/Palestine, secular politics and conflict resolution/compromise, the permanent banning of the anti-Zionist/non-Zionist Mondoweiss media outlet from TikTok, the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) definition of antisemitism, the attacks on UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese's and her work on the situation of human rights in the occupied territories, and more! In the second half of the program, Grant F. Smith of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy returns to discuss New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman and his reporting on Israel/Palestine over the years. Grant's recent article on Friedman is entitled "Thomas L. Friedman's Israel: The krytron and the cholent heater". Recently, Friedman commented that he fears the two-state solution is dead in a conversation with Peter Beinart and penned an op-ed pleasing with President Joe Biden to save Israel from losing it's democracy and sliding into becoming “illiberal bastion of zealotry”. In the second half of the program, Grant F. Smith of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy returns to the program to discuss his critique of New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman's reporting on Israel/Palestine over the years. Grant recently penned a piece at irMEP on the subject entitled "Thomas L. Friedman's Israel: The krytron and the cholent heater". In a recent conversation with Peter Beinart, Friedman expressed fear that the two-state solution is dead and has also written an op-ed imploring Joe Biden to save Israel from becoming “illiberal bastion of zealotry”. In other words, Friedman has been critical of Israel as of late. Grant, however, believes the criticism is mild and undermined by his previous writings especially in regards to Israeli spy and movie mogul Arnon Milchan, nuclear weapons and smuggling operations, and Benjamin Netanyahu in the 1980s. Among the topics covered in the course of our conversation: - Nuclear smuggling and Israel's "Project Pinto" - Saudi Arabia, the Abraham Accords, Israel's WeWork boondogle, and the private Israeli salmon farming Project Jonah that funded by large sums of taxpayer dollars/government funding - The NUMEC Affair and Israeli nuclear weapons smuggling - Critiques of Thomas Friedman's writings on globalization (see: The World is Flat and The Lexus and the Oliver Tree) and his "Golden Arches Theory of War" (ie: no two countries with a McDonald's would go to war with each other) - And more!

WSJ What’s News
Blinken Visits Israel Amid Tensions Over Violence With Palestinians

WSJ What’s News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 16:18


A.M. Edition for Jan. 31. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders to press for calm after a surge in violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem. WSJ correspondent for Israel and the Palestinian Territories Dov Lieber says the recent flare-up has led the Palestinian Authority to stop security cooperation with Israel, testing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing government. Luke Vargas hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

PRI's The World
IMF economic forecast is positive — except for UK, Russia

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 48:54


The International Monetary Fund says that economic growth worldwide will exceed their previous expectations. The IMF did have some bad news for the UK: Their economic outlook looks worse than Russia, which has been heavily targeted with economic sanctions. And, Tunisians voted in a runoff parliamentary election over the weekend. Only 11% of eligible voters actually came out to vote — the same level of participation in the first round of voting. Also, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to meet Palestinian Authority head, Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah on Tuesday. Many residents say they have low expectations about this visit helping to improve their quality of life. Plus, we hear about the challenges of supporting displaced Ukrainians.  

Newshour
Pakistan mosque blast: at least 100 dead

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 49:49


More than 100 people are now known to have been killed in Monday's suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The mosque was in a police compound, one of the best guarded parts of the city. So why the security breach? Also in the programme: The leader of the Palestinian Authority has met the US Secretary of State - but how much power does he actually have in the West Bank? And - why some North Korean students are trying to get out of trips to a sacred mountain. (Photo: The funeral of a police officer who died in a suicide bomb blast at a Mosque, Peshawar, Pakistan - 31 Jan 2023. Credit: Bilawal Arbab/EPA EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
In Israel, Blinken gives PM some friendly relationship advice

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 15:18


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today's episode. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is now in Israel. We begin by discussing his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blinken's advice for Israel's leader. Both during Blinken's meeting with Netanyahu and with Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, Blinken also seemed to urge Israel to expand its security support for Kyiv. Is it possible that Israel will begin providing security support to Ukraine? Blinken arrived to the region on Sunday, with a first stop in Egypt where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi. Could the US see Egypt as playing a potentially larger role in brokering the increasing armed conflict in the West Bank? Yesterday, in a resounding 89-8 vote, a bill to revoke the Israeli citizenship or residency of terror convicts who receive financial support for their acts from the Palestinian Authority passed its first reading. At the same time, National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said Monday he would advance legislation allowing Israel to impose the death penalty for certain terror offenses. Do either of these measures counter Israel's founding principles? For the past several weeks, The Times of Israel has played host to an animated series called “Whispered in Gaza.” Horovitz reminds listeners what this project is and where they can find it. Discussed articles include: As Netanyahu talks Iran, Blinken makes US concerns over judicial shakeup clear Diplomatically but firmly, Blinken advises Netanyahu not to harm Israeli democracy Bill to strip Israeli citizenship from terror convicts paid by PA passes 1st reading Ben Gvir to push for death penalty bill in wake of Jerusalem attack Darkest tragedy, unrealized dreams: ‘Whispered in Gaza,' the final interviews Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center, meets with Israeli emerging leaders at 'Feel Beit,' an Israeli-Palestinian art and culture collective in Jerusalem, January 31, 2023. (Ronaldo Schemidt/Pool via AP)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
Anti-Israel Congresswoman HANGS PLO Flag in Support of Terrorism

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 24:52


Jew-hater Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib decided to hang a Palestinian flag outside her office on Capitol Hill this week while at the same time declaring herself to be an American-Palestinian who is against the apartheid that Israel's government is imposing in Judea and Samaria. Her lies could not be more evident. On today's show, we dig into who the PLO and the Palestinian Authority really are. If you look closely, you'll find that Tlaib's public support for the Palestinians is actually blatant support for terrorism.

Newshour
Fear of flare-up after deadly Israeli raid in Jenin

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 48:57


The Palestinian Authority says it's ending security cooperation with Israel following one of the worst days of violence in the West Bank for years. All this comes just a few days before the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in the region for talks. Also, Russia launches a barrage of missiles against Ukraine, a day after NATO countries agreed to send tanks; and on the eve of the Czech presidential election, how one of the candidates was forced to deny rumours that he'd died. (Photo: Palestinians throw stones amid clashes with Israeli troops during a raid in Jenin, West Bank, 26 January 2023. Credit: Alaa Badarneh/ EPA)

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Tensions rise after Israeli forces kill several Palestinians during West Bank raid

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 8:18


Thursday was the deadliest day in the occupied West Bank in two decades. Israeli forces raided Jenin and killed 9 people. In response, the Palestinian Authority cut security coordination with Israel. There were also reports of rocket fire into Israel from Gaza, which is controlled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
US Military is Conducting a HUGE Military Exercise With the IDF

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 16:24


New reforms for Judea and Samaria are being pushed forward in Israel's government right now.    The Palestinian Authority is claiming that Netanyahu is trying to take over Palestinian land in Judea and Samaria.    The US central command is conducting a huge military exercise with the IDF.    Hamas is once again trying to teach their children to hate Jews.    All this and more on today's show! 

Caroline Glick's Mideast News Hour
Ep. 38: Is Israel on the verge of a coup?

Caroline Glick's Mideast News Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 67:21


In this week's episode, Caroline analyzes the efforts to thwart judicial reform in Israel and the threat from the newly appointed Attorney General to fire Netanyahu. She analyzes how over the past thirty years, the left transformed Israel's legal fraternity into a means to control government policies and Knesset legislation to compensate for its loss of power.In her main interview, Caroline speaks with Naomi Kahn the head of the International Division of Regavim about one of the critical areas that has suffered due to the throttle hold the radical left holds on policy through the legal fraternity. That issue is the wholesale destruction of Jewish antiquities and heritage sites in Judea and Samaria conducted by the Palestinian Authority as an official policy. If you want to understand the stakes of the current fight, and the toll the legal fraternity has taken on the record of Jewish history in Judea and Samaria – the cradle of Jewish civilization – you don't want to miss this episode.

StocktonAfterClass
Kennedy School Rejects HRW Head over Apartheid Report. Reposting: Is Israel an Apartheid State? Please read text below.

StocktonAfterClass

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 41:04


Kennedy School Rejects HRW Head over Apartheid Report.  When Kenneth Roth retired as head of Human Rights Watch he was invited to join the Kennedy School as a senior fellow for a year.  The appointment would be with the Carr Center for Human Rights one of the 12 centers affiliated with the Kennedy School.  He agreed to the nomination but when he had his interview with Douglas Elmendorf, Dean of the School (who has to approve all appointments),  he got odd questions.  One was “Do you have any enemies.”  Roth, who is Jewish, recognized that as code for Israel.  As he said later -- Make Enemies.  That is what I do for a living.  I issue reports and I make enemies. The supporters of Israel have consistently accused HRW of having a bias against Israel and singling it out.  They were particularly incensed about a report last year on apartheid and the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.  In fact, HRW has issued reports on over 100 countries (including the US).  In the past two decades they have issued 1700 reports about the Middle East, few of which focused on Israel, and one of which was a very harsh criticism of the Palestinian Authority.  Roth was informed that he would not receive the appointment.  (Note that the Kennedy School has 750 visiting fellows, many of whom are there to write a book. As a rule, they do not teach classes).  He accepted an appointment with the University of Pennsylvania human rights group (although after an explosion of criticisms Elmendorf reversed course and offered him an appointment in the Kennedy School.  I am not sure if he has reconsidered the Penn appointment in favor of Harvard). Last year I presented a podcast on the concept of apartheid, and whether it applied to Israel when compared with South Africa under apartheid.  Note that the HRW report was primarily concerned with the occupied territories rather than Israel itself.  

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
Does Shas MK Deri ruling create a constitutional crisis?

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 20:48


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Legal affairs reporter Jeremy Sharon and US correspondent Jacob Magid join host Jessica Steinberg for today's podcast. Sharon discusses the bombshell High Court ruling that bans Shas leader Aryeh Deri from serving as a minister, reviewing what brought Deri back to court after his criminal conviction last year. He also looks at how this latest event with Deri could play out in prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government, given the sweeping changes the coalition aims to make with its reform package and whether the government's effort to severely restrict judicial review over Knesset legislation could lead to a constitutional crisis. Magid then talks about a delegation of US senators who arrived in Israel on Tuesday and asked not to meet with far-right ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir or any members of their hardline factions, and what that means, if anything, for US president Joe Biden's current attitude toward Israel. He also discusses US envoy Jake Sullivan's short trip to the region this week, including the envoy's meetings with President Isaac Herzog and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. Discussed articles include: In bombshell ruling, High Court nixes Shas head Deri from serving as minister As coalition looks to radically rebalance power, a messy constitutional crisis looms Delegation of visiting US senators asks not to meet with Smotrich and Ben Gvir Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Health and interior minister Aryeh Deri outside his home in Jerusalem on January 18, 2023 (Courtesy Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

פודקאסטרטגי
The Day after Abbas - Strategic Implications for Israel

פודקאסטרטגי

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 24:35


In this podcast, INSS researcher Adi Kantor sits down with senior researcher Brig. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, who currently heads the research program on the Palestinian arena in the INSS, and with researcher Noa Shusterman, the Israel-Palestinian Research Program Coordinator in the institute, to discuss their latest memorandum titled: “The Day after Abbas”: Strategic Implications for Israel”. The question of who will replace or succeed Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen) as President of the Palestinian Authority is one of the most urgent and important issues specifically regarding the Palestinian arena, but one which also has clear implications for Israel. The research presented in the talk was an effort of a team of experts in the Palestinian Research Program of the INSS, who joined together with the purpose of examining the possible leading scenarios after President Abbas's departure and the repercussions for Israeli-Palestinian affairs. Among the main questions discussed are the following: What is the significance behind publishing this research, and why now? What are the leading possible scenarios detected by the authors regarding the situation after the departure of Abbas? What will affect the probability of each scenario, from both Palestenian and Israeli perspectives? What are the implications of a lack of "long term thinking" regading Israeli policy? What is the danger behind the slide into a 'one state' reality? and what are the main recommendations for the Israeli government when taking all of these parameters under account? Read the full memorandum: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-day-after-abu-mazen/

CUFI Minute
Who is Funding Palestinian Terrorism?

CUFI Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 3:29


Today, the Palestinian Authority continues their “pay to slay” policy, which rewards terrorists and their families based on how many innocent Israelis they kill or injure in a terror attack. Hear how your support for CUFI helps ensure that we continue to demand that American dollars are not sent to entities that use them to perpetuate terrorism.

Kan English
News Flash January 17, 2023

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 5:50


Palestinian gunman who fired on IDF forces is shot and killed; no Israeli casualties. Hamas says video it released claiming to show Israeli captive Avera Mengistu was filmed in recent weeks. More than 90 UN member states call on Israel to cancel sanctions imposed on Palestinian Authority in reaction to latter's appeal against Israel at International Court of Justice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life Lessons with Dr. Bob
Ep28 Israeli Anti-Terrorism Activist Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Life Lessons with Dr. Bob

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 53:04


Since 1997, Israeli activist attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has been leading the struggle to fight the Palestinian and Islamic terrorist organizations in the courtroom. As the director of the Israel based civil rights group, Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, she is currently representing hundreds of terror victims in lawsuits and legal actions against Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian Authority, the PLO, Hizbollah, Iran, Syria, Egypt, North Korea, UBS, The Arab Bank, Bank of China, and LCB. The cases, being litigated in the Israeli, American, Canadian and European courts, allow the victims of terrorism to fight back.Shurat HaDin is a fully independent non-profit organization, unaffiliated with any political party or governmental body. Based in Tel-Aviv, Shurat HaDin works together with western intelligence agencies and volunteer lawyers around the world to file legal actions on behalf of victims of terror.Shurat HaDin has succeeded in winning more than $1 billion in judgments, freezing more than $600 million in terrorist assets and in collecting $120 million in actual payments to the victims and their families.http://www.israellawcenter.org

The Honest Report
What Is The Palestinian Media Really Saying About Israel? A Fireside Chat With Elliot Zweig, Deputy Director Of MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)

The Honest Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 18:49


The ongoing issue of Palestinian incitement against Israel and Jews, in general, has long been an obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In territories under the Palestinian Authority (PA), to say nothing of Hamas rule in the Gaza Strip, Israel is frequently and widely demonized and delegitimized as a Jewish state, and general and overt antisemitism is used as a means to attack Israel. This messaging, often coming from official Palestinian Authority outlets, is significantly at odds with the public persona put forward by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to global audiences, which is pro-peace. And if you've ever seen an Arabic-language video of a Palestinian representative being candid and less than diplomatic in speaking about Israel or Jews, there's a good chance it was from MEMRI. MEMRI, or the Middle East Media Research Institute, is a nonprofit press monitoring and analysis organization that provides translation of media outlets from a number of languages, including Arabic. MEMRI's deputy director, Elliot Zweig, is our guest on this week's podcast. Welcome to The Honest Report podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thehonestreport/message

Kan English
News Flash January 8, 2023

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 6:57


Prime Minister Netanyahu calls "baseless" claims judicial overhaul would destroy Israeli democracy. Former Supreme Court President Barak says he would go before a firing squad if it would stop the planned reforms. Israel's security cabinet approves sanctions against Palestinian Authority in response to what it calls the political and legal war against IsraelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Israel News Talk Radio
Fixing Unjust Democracy? - The Tamar Yonah Show

Israel News Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 40:46


Israel's Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, asserted the Jewish People's right to walk on our Temple Mount. The Muslims threatened violence and the world condemned us. So far, nothing has happened, but a point was made. Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich implements sanctions on the Palestinian Authority - redirecting money that would go to terrorists, to Israeli victims of terror. Also: *Ukrainian war crimes? *2023 Conflict Zones to watch And last, the year 2023 - we must not outsource thinking! -with guest: Dr. Mordechai Ben-Menachem, commentator on mid-east and world issues, and author of the book: Muslim Winter https://tinyurl.com/y6g85sec The Tamar Yonah Show 08JAN2023 - PODCAST

The Watchman Newscast with Erick Stakelbeck
Israel CONDEMNED Over Temple Mount Visit; Jews to Pray at Jerusalem Holy Site? | Watchman Newscast

The Watchman Newscast with Erick Stakelbeck

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 11:02


On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down the uproar surrounding the visit by Israel's National Security Minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, to Jerusalem's Temple Mount today. The Biden administration joined the Palestinian Authority, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in condemning Ben Gvir's visit and warning Israel to not change the “status quo” atop the world's holiest site. As more and more Jews ascend the Temple Mount and believe they have a right to pray there, is a confrontation coming? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
What is Minister Ben Gvir signaling with Temple Mount visit?

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 18:23


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Editor David Horovitz and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today's episode, which marks two years of the daily podcast. National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir ascended to the Temple Mount this morning in a visit that is being condemned by The Palestinian Authority's Foreign Ministry as an “unprecedented provocation.” We hear how Horovitz sees this playing out. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed his 11-member security cabinet, stacked with staunch supporters. Is this a signal to his coalition partners? According to a report from the Israel Democracy Institute, by the end of the decade, ultra-orthodox Jews will constitute 16% of the total Israeli population. Rettig Gur explores what this means for Israel. And finally, we hear about the Academy of the Hebrew Language's word of the year, bol'an or sinkhole. Discussed articles include: Ben Gvir visits Temple Mount for 1st time as minister, despite indicating he'd delay ‘People will die': Lapid calls on Netanyahu to prevent Ben Gvir's Temple Mount visit Netanyahu set to pack security cabinet with loyalists alongside far-right ministers Haredim are fastest-growing population, will be 16% of Israelis by decade's end Hebrew Academy picks ‘sinkhole' as its word of 2022 Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir visits the Temple Mount, January 3, 2023 (Courtesy Minhelet Har Habayit)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 12/26/22

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 110:32 Very Popular


On Monday's Mark Levin Show, we bring you the Best Of Mark Levin! Sam Bankman-fried has been accused of wire fraud, money laundering, defrauding investors, and fraudulent records. That sounds a lot like the Federal Government. Then, Ronald Reagan ran in 1976 and was attacked for his intelligence and acting prowess despite being very well-read. Evan back then McConnell and the GOP establishment were against conservatives and said Reagan couldn't win because he wasn't a quality candidate, of course, he eventually won and was re-elected in a landslide. If Reagan hadn't won, the Soviet Union wouldn't have been destroyed, the economy wouldn't have rebounded, and future Republicans were elected. Afterward, it's clear that the January 6th Committee keeps going because they've come up empty-handed every time. While they claim to have 500 pages of threats against our 'democracy' it's all circumstantial and pieced together to tell their story in the media. Not a shred of evidence that former President Trump asked the crowd to commit violence or overthrow the government. Later, in order for the liberals to take control of the government in Israel, they had to invite members who oppose the existence of the state of Israel. There were no complaints about this in the United States from any Jewish groups because they had no problem with it, just like they have no problem with Joe Biden giving the Palestinian Authority our tax dollars to subsidize terrorists. Finally, why are we on Earth for such a short period of time? Life is very complicated, don't be frivolous. Merry Christmas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"TNN Live!" Monday, December 26, 2022

"TNN Live!"

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 120:02


This massive Bomb! of weather has wreaked havoc on most of the nation with dozens of reported deaths directly resulting from subzero temperatures. Subsequently, thousands of flights before and after Christmas have been canceled with thousands of would-be flyers stranded. Bidens Omnibus bill was signed into law. Everyday for months we'll find some egregious cause included we'll all shake our heads to know is in there. Rep. Ronny Jackson has filed a massive lawsuit against Biden and Sec. of State Blinken for sending half a billion dollars to the Palestinian Authority. The basis is that sending that money is a violation of a federal law against U.S. tax dollars going to terrorists.

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 12/14/22

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 114:12


On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show, five republicans are holding up the Speaker of the House vote and preventing Republicans from doing anything when we need to get down to business right now. There is no Matt Gaetz for speaker movement, so if the next speaker isn't Kevin McCarthy, who is it? They don't have anyone and have no plan and, we are running out of time and reaching a point of no return. It's time to engage the Biden administration, expose the Department of Justice, and secure the border. Mitch McConnell is running away with the federal budget and the national debt, and now is caving to Democrats and Chuck Schumer on an immigration bill that would expand the Democrat base. It doesn't secure the border but kicks the can down the road and sets up another wave of amnesty. When Title 42 expires next week, the number of border crossings will skyrocket past already historic levels now. Also, Peter Schweizer calls in to discuss McConnell's lack of leadership in the Senate, and that he's going after Donald Trump to help the DOJ indict him. Later, in order for the liberals to take control of the government in Israel, they had to invite members who oppose the existence of the state of Israel. There were no complaints about this in the United States from any Jewish groups because they had no problem with it, just like they have no problem with Joe Biden giving the Palestinian Authority our tax dollars to subsidize terrorists. Finally, why are we on Earth for such a short period of time? Life is very complicated, don't be frivolous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Tragically Killed in IDF Battle with Terrorists

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 11:33


When the IDF went into Jenin on a counter-terror operation, a 16 year old Palestinian girl was unfortunately killed. The media immediately blamed Israel and the US called for accountability. According to a new poll, the majority of Palestinians Arabs in Judea and Samaria are fed up with the Palestinian Authority. All this and more on today's show!

AUHSD Future Talks
AUHSD Future Talks: Episode 71 (Erik Ludwig & Lisa Armony)

AUHSD Future Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 28:46


In this episode of AUHSD Future Talks, Superintendent Matsuda interviews the CEO of the OC Jewish Federation Erik Ludwig and Chief Impact Officer Lisa Armony. Mr. Ludwig has served as a Jewish communal professional for the past 20 years and brings a wealth of experience, strategic vision, and deep communal relationships to this role. He is recognized as one of the Jewish community's most innovative and entrepreneurial leaders with a strong record of spearheading organizational change within mature organizations. His strengths were most recently demonstrated during his seven-year tenure as Director of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at Hebrew Union College where he oversaw the school's revitalization and growth. Among his numerous accomplishments, he tripled student enrollment by redesigning core academic programs to meet the needs of students in a rapidly changing Jewish professional ecosystem, and significantly grew the school's organizational capacity through increased philanthropy. Prior to his role at HUC, Mr. Ludwig served as Chief Operating Officer at Upstart Bay Area. He currently serves on the advisory council of IsraAID US and on the advisory board of Jewish Interactive.  Ms. Armony served in strategic planning, educational and communications positions for Jewish organizations in Toronto, Canada and the U.S.  As Rose Project Director, she has been instrumental in implementing strategies that create a more civil campus climate for Jewish students on Orange County college campuses, spearheading efforts that create learning opportunities about Israel, empower Jewish student leaders, and support Jewish campus organizations. In 2015, she launched an experiential learning journey to Israel and the Palestinian Authority for diverse student leaders seeking to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  That program has been scaled to dozens of college campuses throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has also developed a variety of community education programs on Jewish identity, Israel and antisemitism, including an educational platform for teens that supports leadership development and counters bigotry and antisemitism in the greater Orange County community. As Chief Impact Officer, she oversees Federation's strategic planning and granting and works closely with Community Partners to support community development and growth.

Israel Policy Pod
Who Is Really Controlling the West Bank?

Israel Policy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 70:07


It's a challenging moment for the Palestinian Authority. INSS researcher and Israeli-Palestinian Research Program Coordinator Noa Shusterman joins IPF Atid Director Shanie Reichman to assess several worrying trends in the West Bank that have weakened the PA, including the rise of new Palestinian militant groups and IDF incursions into Area A. Looking forward, they also discuss the Israeli security establishment's assessment of these trends and consider scenarios for the day after Abu Mazen.Please help us learn about our audience by filling out our podcast listener survey here: ipf.li/surveySupport the show

The Jerusalem Post Podcast
JPost: Where we were & where we're going

The Jerusalem Post Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 24:27


Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz sat down with Lahav Harkov, Khaled Abu Toameh and Seth Frantzman for a conversation about the Post, its significance and how their jobs have changed. To mark The Jerusalem Post's 90th anniversary, Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz sat down with Diplomatic Correspondent Lahav Harkov, Palestinian Affairs Correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh and Middle East Affairs Analyst Seth Frantzman for a conversation about the Post, its significance and how their jobs have changed since they became reporters. The full conversation can be heard on The Jerusalem Post Podcast. This is an abbreviated version, edited for style. JPost at 90 Yaakov: Lahav, when you look at 90 years of The Jerusalem Post and where we are and how we've gotten here, what comes to mind?  Lahav: So, first of all, if we look more broadly at the 90 years of The Jerusalem Post, we used to have this column that was from the archives. I don't remember if it was every day or every week. If something happened, you'd see how The Jerusalem Post was covering these huge events in Israel's history and in the world's history. And it really gives an idea of how significant this newspaper has been in telling Israel's story to the world.  In the past 10 or 12 years, I would say that the thing that has changed the most is how fast everything has become – because of the media environment, more broadly, everything's moving really fast. Everything is on social media. You have to have some information the second something happens. And that's challenging in terms of trying to keep up our accuracy and to try to use the sources that we have that other people reporting in English don't have. But I think that we've kept to that challenge. We've met that challenge impressively. Yaakov: But I think it's also extra sensitive in the diplomatic beat, right? Because of this, the information that you publish really could impact Israel's standing or its ties with a country, or how it's going to be condemned at the UN or not. Lahav: Yes, there are some stories that you can do and they're quick and easy; you know, if a leader has a phone call with another leader. But a lot of the important things on the diplomatic beat are happening behind the scenes, and they take a lot of phone calls and a lot of talking to a lot of different people to try to corroborate things. And they're definitely not instant stories.  I used to be on the Knesset beat, and you would have near uniformity of coverage because everything was at the Knesset. You sit in the committee rooms and you might have a different headline, but more or less the same things are happening. But on the diplomatic beat it's very individual because you're really getting stories behind the scenes. Yaakov: Right. It's not just what's happening. Seth, you've traveled the region on behalf of The Jerusalem Post. You look at this 90-year milestone. What's your big takeaway? Seth: I think that one of the fascinating things is if you go back and look at The Jerusalem Post in the 1930s and in the area of the pre-state period especially, it's fascinating to the degree to which the Post had reporters that were actually in the region who were going to places like Lebanon or Egypt, and they were getting stories from people there. And they were actually doing a lot of reporting also on the Arab community and what was then British Mandate.  So obviously that shifted in the 1950s or '60s, and then you get to the present day. I think that when you look back at those 90 years, what I found in traveling the region, the fascinating thing is that even countries with which Israel doesn't have any relations, like Iraq, the times that I would travel there and spend time with the Kurds, for instance, a lot of people there are reading The Jerusalem Post. I think in the West, as Lahav said, there is a huge number of media. Everyone's running to get tweets out and stories, and a lot of it kind of looks the same sometimes; but when you're in the region, you see that The Jerusalem Post is regarded as this legacy historic publication that people can rely on and that really matters.  I mean, Iranian media is reading The Jerusalem Post every day. And they're re-reporting what we write sometimes in their own weird interpretation of it. Like if we write that Iranian drones are a threat, Iranian media will re-report that and say, ‘Well, you see Israel is afraid of our drones.' Yaakov: The Zionist newspaper, The Jerusalem Post says... Seth: Yes, the Zionist entity or whatever. But they're definitely reading it. And I think it shows the degree to which, even when sometimes we feel in the West that we are one of a huge number of publications, it's hard sometimes to sort yourself out from other Jewish publications and other legacy media. I think one thing that's interesting in the region is the degree to which The Jerusalem Post is definitely one of the go-to places that regimes and people are looking at in terms of, well, what's the normal average thing that's happening in Israel? Here's where we'll go to find out. Yaakov: On that note, Khaled, how are you received on your beat, which is in the Palestinian territories, working with the Palestinian Authority? They know you're coming from The Jerusalem Post. We don't hide our DNA as a pro-Israel newspaper, obviously as a Zionist newspaper. How do they receive you? Khaled: I've been with the Post for nearly 20 years now. I would say that in recent years, or probably in the past 10 or 12 years, the Palestinian attitude toward the Israeli media has changed. It has become much more hostile and less tolerant, and there's actually a boycott of the Israeli media. It's by the Palestinian Journalism Syndicate. It's by my Palestinian colleagues, and it's by the Palestinian Authority. And that makes my job much more difficult to get information from Palestinian officials.  As Seth mentioned, The Jerusalem Post was always a source of information about Israel for people around the world. It was also a source of information for the Palestinians for many years. And I believe it still is because the Palestinians do not have a free media, and they rely heavily on the Israeli media. I see a lot of our articles from the Post and news stories translated almost every day in the Palestinian media. Yaakov: They give us credit? Khaled: Yes. They mention The Jerusalem Post. Some say it's the Zionist paper. Some say it's an Israeli right-wing paper. Some people call it Hebrew media. They have all these labels. But how am I personally perceived? Look, I've been there for many years. You know, I don't only work for The Jerusalem Post; I'm also a man of the international media. So that helps me a bit. And I can go there and say, ‘Today I'm not for the JPost, I'm for someone else.' So they would be open. But it is very difficult in our culture, the Arab culture. A journalist is not supposed to hang the dirty laundry out. A journalist is supposed to be loyal to his president, his prime minister, his government, his people, his homeland. And the truth is like, you know, somewhere down there. Khaled: But I still go back to Ramallah almost every day. I'd be much more afraid to show my face in Ramallah if someone stopped me and said, ‘We caught you lying or fabricating.' First of all, most of the criticism I get comes from the Palestinian government, the Palestinian Authority, and it's along the lines of ‘What you reported is true. It's accurate, but please shut up.' And that kind of criticism does not scare me. Is it dangerous? Yes. Some of my colleagues over there have been arrested. Others have been forced out of their jobs. Others have been intimidated. But fortunately for me, I go there and I come back to Jerusalem at the end of the day. I don't sleep there. Yaakov: I've yet to get a call from Abu Mazen complaining about you, but maybe one day. You never know, right? Khaled: He has complained about me, and he even invited me saying, ‘You know what? Do you want to come? If you want an interview, I'll give you an interview.' The thing is that criticism is perceived as some kind of an opposition. There's no tolerance for criticism over there. And they assume that if you criticize them, then you must be on the payroll of the Jewish lobby, or you must be a Zionist agent, or you must be after them for one reason or another. And that hasn't changed, unfortunately, this perception that a journalist has to be loyal to his people and his government. Yaakov: I want to get from each of you a story that highlights your career of being with The Jerusalem Post. So Lahav, let's start with you. Lahav: The last two and almost three years now, I've been on the diplomatic beat. And it's very exciting for me to be able to travel with the prime ministers. I've been to the White House a bunch of times. I've taken that picture in the White House press room, standing there, like CJ from the West Wing, that all the diplomatic reporters take. But there's one story that stands out that actually was when I was still a Knesset reporter, but it wasn't my usual thing.  I accompanied Shimon Peres on his last trip as president, and it was to Oslo. He had a royal dinner, like a state dinner, but it was in the palace with the king and queen, and all the journalists were invited. In typical Israeli fashion, most of them did not understand what black tie meant, but we all got as dressed up as we could. And it was just something that I think, unless you're like a royal correspondent in London, it was a once-in-a-career experience to be eating in the royal palace with the king and queen.  I sparked a minor diplomatic incident at that dinner because I was seated next to Rabbi Michael Melchior because we were the only people eating kosher food, and I wrote about it in the article because I thought they served it to us really nicely. They served it to us on china dishes, and they tried to make it look as similar to everyone else's food. And then they also gave us wine, and the wine was from the Golan Heights Winery. I didn't even think about it that I mentioned it in the story, but the government got really criticized for it. And they had to release a statement clarifying that they weren't endorsing. Yaakov: From ‘occupied' land? Lahav: Yes. Exactly. Yaakov: Wow. So, Seth, give us a story from your travels around the world with The Jerusalem Post. Seth: I think one of the most memorable ones was in 2015, when there was this huge refugee crisis in Eastern Europe because Angela Merkel had invited a lot of immigrants to come to Germany. Something like a million people were pouring over the borders on boats, mostly from Turkey to Greece, and then they were going from Greece. They had to walk across the borders into what was Macedonia and then Serbia, and then to Hungary.  And the countries were trying to close the borders to these people. Hungary was building a fence, so it was kind of imperative to get there. And I was trying to figure out how do you cover a story where you have a million people on the move across 600 or 800 miles of landscape? I decided, well, okay, I can just rent a car, right? I mean, you can just rent cars? Well, no. I went online and found you can rent a car in Greece, but you're not really supposed to drive through all these borders. And if you want to, you have to get all this insurance, which cost a lot of money – but the story was worth it.  I flew to Greece, I hired a car, and I ended up sleeping in the car while traveling across the borders with the immigrants. It was a pretty epic story. I ended up on the Hungarian border, when they completed the fence and the day these people were then stopped. And so, it was a huge privilege to do it. It took place over a few days, and it was great to be a reporter, not just for The Jerusalem Post but in general, to be able to cover this story which was a world event. Khaled: Well, unlike Lahav, I'm not invited to join Abu Mazen on any of his visits to royal palaces, not to Washington and not to London or anywhere else because it's the Israeli media, not the Palestinian media. But I can tell you that The Jerusalem Post has really changed my life. Before I was writing for the Post, I did not receive invitations to speak to different people in different places. But thanks to the Post and because of my writings over the past 20 years, I've been meeting diplomats, I've been meeting congressmen, senators, decision makers, from all around the world. I'm invited to different places around the world to speak.  And I think that has really been a big step for me. And that shows the power of The Jerusalem Post as being one of the major sources of information on Israel for English-speaking people around the world. Now, of course, I've covered a number of important stories for the Post. One of them was the funeral of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah. As a Jerusalem Post reporter, I remember that many of the foreign journalists who were with me had to rely on my reporting because I was sitting in the Muqata (PA headquarters) back then, reporting on the atmosphere and the responses from the Palestinians.  Another big scoop that I had with The Jerusalem Post was an exclusive interview with the mastermind of the “Karin A weapons ship,” who's still in prison. He phoned me from Israeli prison to give me his version and publish in The Jerusalem Post about what had happened. And he was very upset with the Palestinian Authority. He said that they abandoned him and that he was a soldier carrying out orders. I think it showed how many people rely on The Jerusalem Post to get information. And these are stories that I'm proud of because we've been able to prove our credibility. I still get calls from many Palestinians who, because they don't have a free media over there, come to us hoping that we will publish their stories. Yaakov: I find it always amazing, the doors that The Jerusalem Post does open around the world and the leaders of countries who want to talk to us. I recently had an interview with the Taiwanese foreign minister, and we put that online. Within minutes, the Chinese ambassador demanded that we remove the story, and they filed an official complaint with the Foreign Ministry. It became international news. This one thing that we did, which was talk to a foreign minister of a country. And we become sometimes even part of the story.  I wonder, Lahav, if we look to the future of media and journalism, what are the big challenges you see as a beat reporter covering the diplomatic beat in the larger scheme of things, when it comes to the industry? Lahav: I do think that the speed is a challenge to accuracy and also to reporting in a way that's not monolithic. I think that an advantage that we have at The Jerusalem Post over other people reporting in English from Israel is that we are Israeli. We live here, we have our families here. We understand what's going on in life here in Israel in a way that someone who's here for two, three years maybe doesn't. And the way to bring that forward in our deeper and more insider understanding of what's happening in Israel is again not as easy, when everything is these quick snippets that need to get onto social media right away. So I think that's one of the challenges. I don't know how much we want to talk about the business model of media, but the business model of media has rapidly changed. Yaakov: Multiple times it has become much more complicated. Seth, what are you thinking about the whole way the media industry has changed, and how do we stay relevant as we move forward? Seth: It is difficult because I think that one thing is social media giants – Facebook and Twitter – where most people are getting their information now. We see all the chaos now on Twitter, but at the end of the day, maybe 80% or 90% of people are going through some platform that is controlled by one or two companies. And so a slight shift in an algorithm can mean that, whereas one day our stories that we were posting on Facebook are being shared thousands of times, and then it can be 30 times or so. It really matters to us, and it matters to us putting out information.  I was at the recent Jerusalem terrorist attack scene, and I did some short video, and it got thousands of views very quickly. So I think trying to be able to not only get the relevant stories out there and make sure that we have the sources on the ground, but we also have to make sure that we are in touch with and understand what's going on with these big platforms and how people are getting information. And it's not just a question of always having the story first, but it's making sure that we put it out in the right way. Yaakov: I'm wondering, Khaled, how relevant is the media still, and the role that we play as journalists when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which seems so stuck and not moving forward. Do the stories really make a difference? Because you and I joke occasionally how it's the same stories that we wrote 20 years ago, and now they're happening again 20 years later. Khaled: Sometimes I feel I'm recycling the same story. I've been writing similar stories for the past 35 or 40 years in different places – but you know, this is the topic that we're covering, and everyone is still interested. Many people are really interested in this conflict, and they are hungry for information. And any information you provide them, they will take it. I think that the biggest challenge we are facing in recent years is social media because we have to compete with social media, and that's very difficult. But I think what we do as a newspaper, as mainstream media, is bring stories that are not there already. We have to keep the news relevant and offer the readers a different perspective that they don't have or rarely see on social media. We need to find ways to adapt ourselves to the reality that we are living in right now.   

Haaretz Weekly
Will Netanyahu's far-right allies ignite a third Intifada? Listen to Amos Harel

Haaretz Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 19:42


Terror attacks in Jerusalem and southern Israel; Palestinians killed in IDF raids across the occupied territories; tensions between Israel's military leadership and the country's incoming government; and an unstable, weakened Palestinian Authority on the verge of losing control. When these are the top headlines in Israel and the Palestinian territories over the past week and a half, it's clear that a dangerous security escalation is cooking.  Haaretz's national security analyst Amos Harel joins the podcast to discuss the worrying trends on the ground, and how Israel's far-right, which is about to take power as part of Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition, could make things even worse. He also talks about Netanyahu's combative rhetoric on Iran and whether or not to take it seriously, and what the Biden administration should expect from the 'unleashed' prime minister. Listen to his full conversation with host Amir Tibon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daily News Brief by TRT World
November 30, 2022

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 2:38


*) Deadly blast in western Pakistan A bomb blast targeting a police patrol has killed at least three people and wounded more than 20 people in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, according to a police official. The blast targeted a police patrol that wounded 21 people, including 15 police officers, the official said, adding police were on duty to guard a polio vaccination team. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, also known as Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast. *) Zelenskyy says Russia 'planning something in the south' Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that the situation at the front line remains difficult, with Russian forces attempting to advance in the Donbass region and Kharkiv. In a video address, Zelenskyy said despite extremely large losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance on the Donetsk region, gain a foothold in Luhansk region and move into Kharkiv region, They are planning something in the south, he added. Meanwhile, ​​NATO allies have promised more arms for Kiev and equipment to help restore Ukrainian power and heat knocked out by Russian strikes. *) UNGA to discuss Israel-Palestine conflict The UN General Assembly will hold talks on the Israel-Palestine conflict that it's warned is reaching boiling point. On Tuesday, Israeli forces killed five Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Two brothers in their twenties were killed during an Israeli air raid in Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority called it an 'execution in cold blood'. A third man was shot in the head near the flashpoint city of Hebron, and a fourth was killed by Israeli forces who say he tried to drive over a soldier. *) US militia leader found guilty of Capitol Hill riot In the United States, the founder of the Oath Keepers right-wing militia has been found guilty of plotting to stop Joe Biden taking office. After a two month trial, a jury in Washington has found Stewart Rhodes and another member, Kelly Meggs, guilty of the rare charge of seditious conspiracy for their role in last year's riot at the US Capitol. Three others were acquitted of that charge, but all five have been found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding. And finally… *) US beat Iran in World Cup Christian Pulisic scored as the United States advanced to the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 win over Iran in a politically charged rematch of their famous meeting a quarter-century ago. Back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament, the US opened with draws against Wales and England and needed a victory to move on to the round of 16. Iran finished third in the group with three points and has failed to advance in all six of its World Cup appearances.

JBS: Jewish Broadcasting Service
In the News: Security Escalation in Israel

JBS: Jewish Broadcasting Service

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 29:47


Avi Melamed, founder of Inside the Middle East Institute and former Israeli Intelligence Official, analyzes the recent Palestinian terror against Israel and shares his insights about the Palestinian Authority's future and what lies ahead. With Shahar Azani

The Land of Israel Network
Rejuvenation: A Dark Festival of Lights

The Land of Israel Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 33:13


Naomi Linder Kahn of Regavim joins Eve Harow to update us on the newest theft and travesty of the Palestinian Authority, funded by the European Union, of course. Electricity from the Israel Electric Company is being used to illegally build on Israeli controlled land- including in designated IDF firing zones that have now become ‘traditional Arab neighborhoods and schools'. To add insult to injury, they're not even paying for it. Will the new Israeli government start enforcing international agreements, help stop human rights violations by the Arabs towards their own people and ours, and the pollution and desecration of Israel on both sides of the ‘Green Line'? See https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/11/24/how-israel-let-the-palestinians-get-free-electricity-while-taking-over-land/ For more upsetting details. And stay tuned.

Middle East Forum Radio
The Battle to Bankrupt the Jihad

Middle East Forum Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 33:09


Shurat HaDin (the Israel Law Center) has bankrupted jihadis and their financiers in the courtroom for nearly two decades, resulting in $2 billion in judgments and $300 million collected on behalf of over 450 victims. What lawsuits are currently underway against Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and Iran? What are the complications and challenges in these cases? How does this battle affect the global jihad?

Jewish Diaspora Report
Gen. Z is F***ing Everything Up | Jewish Diaspora Report

Jewish Diaspora Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 13:33


Jewish Diaspora Report - Episode 42On this episode of the Jewish Diaspora Report, Host Mike Jordan discusses how Generation Z is shaking up the Middle East and the world. In some cases, like Iran, for the betterment of their people and the world, and in other cases, like the Palestinians, for the death and destruction of their own people and those around them.Explore these challenging issues and join the Jewish Diaspora Report for future episodes on issues of Politics, Culture, Current Events and more! Check us out on Instagram @jdr.podcast

Jerusalem Studio
TV7 Israel Editor's Note – Jerusalem under terror attacks

Jerusalem Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 27:38


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HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
The Struggle for Power in the West Bank

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 26:52


This week in Israel, there was a new kind of terrorism - one where Arab terrorists kidnapped and killed a member of the Israeli Druze community. It was only after the Druze community showed their strength that the terrorists finally acquiesced and returned the boy's body to his family. Due to the nature of recent terror attacks in Israel, it is clear that Iran is showing their presence in Judea and Samaria, and terrorist factions are getting bolder by the day. With Mahmoud Abbas' time in power slowly but surely coming to an end, new factions are popping up and fighting for power, Iran among them, with hopes of being the next leaders of the Palestinian Authority. There's good news with Israel's new government! Itamar Ben Gvir's party, Otzma Yehudit, has finally signed an agreement with Bibi Netanyahu, and a final coalition agreement with the rest of the parties will potentially be signed soon. A strong, right-wing government may be right around the corner for Israel.

Kan English
News Flash November 23, 2022

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 5:51


Jerusalem bus stop bombings kill teen, wound more than 20 other people. Security officials believe organized terror cell behind the 2 blasts. Israel in contact with Palestinian Authority for return of body of Israeli snatch by gunmen from Jenin hospitalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
Why the MEDIA DIDN'T REPORT This Part of the Story

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 26:23


On October 29th, a Hamas affiliated terrorist went to Kiryat Arba (near Hebron) and opened fire on the Jewish residents there. Ronen Chananyah, who was inside an Arab-owned store with his son, was shot in the head and killed. What the media didn't tell you, is that the terrorist received a terminal diagnosis that gave him only days to live shortly before the murder. The Palestinian Authority's pay-to-slay program is essentially a life insurance policy that pays people to kill Jews. Unfortunately, the US Administration is not only funding this corrupt and horrendous policy, but they are also condemning Israel for things like daring to elect a right-wing government, or even thinking about annexing parts of Judea and Samaria.

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 16:52


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022. Good to be back with you all, let’s get right into the news! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/02/fed-hikes-by-another-three-quarters-of-a-point-taking-rates-to-the-highest-level-since-january-2008.html Fed approves 0.75-point hike to take rates to highest since 2008 and hints at change in policy ahead The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved a fourth consecutive three-quarter point interest rate increase and signaled a potential change in how it will approach monetary policy to bring down inflation. In a well-telegraphed move that markets had been expecting for weeks, the central bank raised its short-term borrowing rate by 0.75 percentage point to a target range of 3.75%-4%, the highest level since January 2008. The move continued the most aggressive pace of monetary policy tightening since the early 1980s, the last time inflation ran this high. Along with anticipating the rate hike, markets also had been looking for language indicating that this could be the last 0.75-point, or 75 basis point, move. The new statement hinted at that policy change, saying when determining future hikes, the Fed “will take into account the cumulative tightening of monetary policy, the lags with which monetary policy affects economic activity and inflation, and economic and financial developments.” Economists are hoping this is the much talked about “step-down” in policy that could see a rate increase of half a point at the December meeting and then a few smaller hikes in 2023. This week’s statement also expanded on previous language simply declaring that “ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate.“ The new language read, “The Committee anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate in order to attain a stance of monetary policy that is sufficiently restrictive to return inflation to 2 percent over time.” Stocks initially rose following the announcement, but turned negative during Chairman Jerome Powell’s news conference as the market tried to gauge whether the Fed thinks it can implement a less restrictive policy that would include a slower pace of rate hikes to achieve its inflation goals. On balance, Powell dismissed the idea that the Fed may be pausing soon though he said he expects a discussion at the next meeting or two about slowing the pace of tightening. He also reiterated that it may take resolve and patience to get inflation down. The rate increase comes as recent inflation readings show prices remain near 40-year highs. A historically tight jobs market in which there are nearly two openings for every unemployed worker is pushing up wages, a trend the Fed is seeking to head off as it tightens money supply. Concerns are rising that the Fed, in its efforts to bring down the cost of living, also will pull the economy into recession. Powell has said he still sees a path to a “soft landing” in which there is not a severe contraction, but the U.S. economy this year has shown virtually no growth even as the full impact from the rate hikes has yet to kick in. At the same time, the Fed’s preferred inflation measure showed the cost of living rose 6.2% in September from a year ago – 5.1% even excluding food and energy costs. GDP declined in both the first and second quarters, meeting a common definition of recession, though it rebounded to 2.6% in the third quarter largely because of an unusual rise in exports. At the same time, housing demand has plunged as 30-year mortgage rates have soared past 7% in recent days. On Wall Street, markets have been rallying in anticipation that the Fed soon might start to ease back as worries grow over the longer-term impact of higher rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained more than 13% over the past month, in part because of an earnings season that wasn’t as bad as feared but also due to growing hopes for a recalibration of Fed policy. Treasury yields also have come off their highest levels since the early days of the financial crisis, though they remain elevated. The benchmark 10-year note most recently was around 4.09%. There is little if any expectation that the rate hikes will halt anytime soon, so the anticipation is just for a slower pace. Futures traders are pricing a near coin-flip chance of a half-point increase in December, against another three-quarter point move. https://thepostmillennial.com/bidens-cdc-replaces-word-woman-with-pregnant-person-in-flu-vaccine-guidance?utm_campaign=64487 Biden's CDC replaces word 'woman' with 'pregnant person' in flu vaccine guidance The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has removed the word woman from sections of its safety guidance on flu vaccines during pregnancy. According to the Daily Mail, gendered terms such as woman, women, mother and she/her pronouns were all erased from the Q & A section of the Flu Vaccine Safety and Pregnancy page in August of last year. The words were replaced with gender-neutral language such as “pregnant people” and the gender-neutral pronoun “their.” However, the words woman and mother still appear in other sections of the CDC website, such as the Vaccines During Pregnancy FAQ page. “Influenza is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant people,” says the CDC. “Flu shots given during pregnancy help protect the ‘pregnant parent’ and the baby from flu.” Those advocating for the use of gender-neutral language in the healthcare setting argue that the intention is to ensure that everyone feels included. So for example because a tiny number of females who identify as men may become pregnant, the word woman should be removed from maternity care to include them. But feminist campaigners have suggested that the so-called inclusive language only appears to go one way. Ovarian cancer apparently now affects “people” not women, but prostate cancer still affects men. Healthline referred to “men” and “vulva-owners” last year on its HPV information pages. Meanwhile, MedicineNet.com kept the definition of male as “the sex that produces spermatozoa” but redefined female as being a complicated mix of chromosomal anomalies and gender identity. This has led some to speculate that this new inclusive language is not so much about being inclusive of everybody and more about ensuring that the word woman is never used in a way that excludes males who identify as women, while at the same time not reminding those males of their biology. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://justthenews.com/nation/economy/facebook-stock-down-70-down-800-billion-market-cap-year-nears-end Investors reportedly disgruntled as Facebook stock down 70%, company out $800 billion in market cap Investors in Facebook parent company Meta are reportedly growing dissatisfied with the company's fixation on the "metaverse" as the corporations' stock continues to plunge and its market capitalization continues a long slide. The company has seen its stock plummet throughout 2022, shedding more than 70% of its value from the start of the year as it fell from over $330 per share in January to nearly $90 per share this week. The company's market cap has also plunged from its high last year, dropping from just over $1 trillion in August of 2021 to under $250 billion in November. Investors, meanwhile, are reported to be unhappy with the company's business direction, specifically founder Mark Zuckerberg's fixation on the virtual reality "metaverse," a project that has generated relatively little excitement outside of esoteric tech circles. Jim Tierney, an investment officer for Meta shareholder AllianceBernstein, told the Financial Times that, had any other company plowed so much money into a strategically dubious project, "you’d have activist investors writing letters, proposing alternative slates of directors, demanding change." David Older, an asset manager at Carmignac, claimed that Zuckerberg has been "tone-deaf to the investment community, doubling down on everything." “The timeline for the metaverse is very stretched. I don’t think you’re going to know if it is the right move for five or 10 years," he told FT. Meta, meanwhile, told FT that the company "value[s] the opinions of our investors and regularly engage with them to ensure we’re aware of their respective perspectives.” https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-woman-helmed-female-isis-battalion-sentenced-20-years-prison Kansas woman who helmed female ISIS battalion sentenced to 20 years in prison Allison Fluke-Ekren, a 42-year-old woman who grew up on a farm in Overbrook, Kansas, was sentenced to two decades in prison on Tuesday for leading the Khatiba Nusaybah, an all-female ISIS battalion in Raqqa, Syria. Fluke-Ekren's own children asked the judge to hand down the maximum sentence, 20 years, during victim impact statements at the hearing. Fluke-Ekren tearfully spoke to the judge before her sentencing. "I deeply regret my choices, but I also deeply sympathize with women abused and raped in Syria." In a plea deal made with the government, Fluke-Ekren admitted she translated and analyzed documents taken from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after the terrorist attack on the facility in 2012. She tried to explain to the court some of her actions during the seven years she spent in Syria. "I was afraid of my conduct in Benghazi. I just didn’t see a way out." Fluke-Ekren also stressed that for most of her time in Syria, she had been just a mother, caring for her several children as well as other children and their mothers. Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema said she did not find Fluke-Ekren’s claims "wholly credible," saying she had "downplayed the impact" of her role in the Benghazi attack. The judge continued, "There’s no question you were providing material support for a terrorist organization," and emphasized several times during the hearing that was the crime for which Fluke-Ekren would be sentenced. Earlier in the sentencing hearing, two of Fluke-Ekren’s adult children gave emotional statements against their mother. Layla Ekren was visibly trembling in court for nearly an hour before she got her chance to tell Brinkema that her mother abused her as a child. She told the court about one instance in Syria when the family had lice, and her mother held her down on the ground and poured the medicine on her eyes in an apparent attempt to blind her. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh laid out the allegations against Fluke-Ekren in a sentencing memo, writing that she urged a woman to commit a suicide bombing and told others that her oldest son was born after she was raped by an American soldier as a way to gain favor with other terrorists. https://justthenews.com/world/middle-east/united-nations-orders-israel-get-rid-nuclear-weapons United Nations calls on Israel to get rid of nuclear weapons The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Israel to dispose of all of its alleged nuclear weapons and to put its nuclear sites under the jurisdiction of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resolution, led by the UN's First Committee, which deals with nuclear disarmament, passed 152-5 over the weekend. Egypt submitted the resolution to the General Assembly in New York with sponsors including the Palestinian Authority and 19 countries including Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, the Jerusalem Post reported. The five countries that opposed the resolution were Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau and the United States. Twenty-four countries including European Union members, abstained from the vote. Israel has never admitted to having nuclear weapons but is widely believed to have them. Israel is one of the few U.N. member states that has not signed the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Iran is a signatory on the treaty, but international authorities believe that Tehran may already possess nuclear weapons. The resolution, on the "risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East," did not include Iran. The resolution calls on Israel "to accede to the Treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafe guarded nuclear facilities under the full scope of Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step toward enhancing peace and security." https://news.yahoo.com/dwyane-wades-ex-wife-fears-175220499.html Dwyane Wade's Ex-Wife Fears He's 'Pressuring' Zaya Into Name And Gender Change For Financial Gain Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the star’s first wife and mother of his two oldest children, filed paperwork this week asking a judge to postpone their daughter Zaya’s sex change until she’s 18. In Funches-Wade plea to the judge, she claims the NBA star is exploiting their daughter for financial income. According to The Blast, Funches-Wade has sentiments about Zaya being pressured into the permanent change by Dwayne. “I have concerns that (Dwyane) may be pressuring our child to move forward with the name and gender change in order to capitalize on the financial opportunities that he has received from companies,” she said in her legal filing. The filing was in response to an August petition by Dwayne asking permission for Zaya to legally change her name from Zion Malachi Airamis Wade to Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade. Zaya came out as transgender in 2020 at the age of 12. Dwayne’s argument concerning his ex-wife’s petition was acknowledging that he is the legal guardian of their children and has the legal right to make decisions on his daughter’s behalf. Funch-Wade says during a conversation in April, Dwayne told her “a lot of money had been already made, and that additional money will be made in relation to our child’s name and gender issue.” Funch-Wade alleges her ex-husband only informs her of their children’s life choices out of ‘courtesy’ but states she wants to be hands-on in all decisions affecting the children. She also claims he is legally required to consult her on “major decisions affecting care, welfare, activities, health, education and religious upbringing.” Funch-Wade and Dwayne will have a hearing in December to determine whether Zaya can change her name and sex without her agreement.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 16:52


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022. Good to be back with you all, let’s get right into the news! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/02/fed-hikes-by-another-three-quarters-of-a-point-taking-rates-to-the-highest-level-since-january-2008.html Fed approves 0.75-point hike to take rates to highest since 2008 and hints at change in policy ahead The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved a fourth consecutive three-quarter point interest rate increase and signaled a potential change in how it will approach monetary policy to bring down inflation. In a well-telegraphed move that markets had been expecting for weeks, the central bank raised its short-term borrowing rate by 0.75 percentage point to a target range of 3.75%-4%, the highest level since January 2008. The move continued the most aggressive pace of monetary policy tightening since the early 1980s, the last time inflation ran this high. Along with anticipating the rate hike, markets also had been looking for language indicating that this could be the last 0.75-point, or 75 basis point, move. The new statement hinted at that policy change, saying when determining future hikes, the Fed “will take into account the cumulative tightening of monetary policy, the lags with which monetary policy affects economic activity and inflation, and economic and financial developments.” Economists are hoping this is the much talked about “step-down” in policy that could see a rate increase of half a point at the December meeting and then a few smaller hikes in 2023. This week’s statement also expanded on previous language simply declaring that “ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate.“ The new language read, “The Committee anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate in order to attain a stance of monetary policy that is sufficiently restrictive to return inflation to 2 percent over time.” Stocks initially rose following the announcement, but turned negative during Chairman Jerome Powell’s news conference as the market tried to gauge whether the Fed thinks it can implement a less restrictive policy that would include a slower pace of rate hikes to achieve its inflation goals. On balance, Powell dismissed the idea that the Fed may be pausing soon though he said he expects a discussion at the next meeting or two about slowing the pace of tightening. He also reiterated that it may take resolve and patience to get inflation down. The rate increase comes as recent inflation readings show prices remain near 40-year highs. A historically tight jobs market in which there are nearly two openings for every unemployed worker is pushing up wages, a trend the Fed is seeking to head off as it tightens money supply. Concerns are rising that the Fed, in its efforts to bring down the cost of living, also will pull the economy into recession. Powell has said he still sees a path to a “soft landing” in which there is not a severe contraction, but the U.S. economy this year has shown virtually no growth even as the full impact from the rate hikes has yet to kick in. At the same time, the Fed’s preferred inflation measure showed the cost of living rose 6.2% in September from a year ago – 5.1% even excluding food and energy costs. GDP declined in both the first and second quarters, meeting a common definition of recession, though it rebounded to 2.6% in the third quarter largely because of an unusual rise in exports. At the same time, housing demand has plunged as 30-year mortgage rates have soared past 7% in recent days. On Wall Street, markets have been rallying in anticipation that the Fed soon might start to ease back as worries grow over the longer-term impact of higher rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained more than 13% over the past month, in part because of an earnings season that wasn’t as bad as feared but also due to growing hopes for a recalibration of Fed policy. Treasury yields also have come off their highest levels since the early days of the financial crisis, though they remain elevated. The benchmark 10-year note most recently was around 4.09%. There is little if any expectation that the rate hikes will halt anytime soon, so the anticipation is just for a slower pace. Futures traders are pricing a near coin-flip chance of a half-point increase in December, against another three-quarter point move. https://thepostmillennial.com/bidens-cdc-replaces-word-woman-with-pregnant-person-in-flu-vaccine-guidance?utm_campaign=64487 Biden's CDC replaces word 'woman' with 'pregnant person' in flu vaccine guidance The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has removed the word woman from sections of its safety guidance on flu vaccines during pregnancy. According to the Daily Mail, gendered terms such as woman, women, mother and she/her pronouns were all erased from the Q & A section of the Flu Vaccine Safety and Pregnancy page in August of last year. The words were replaced with gender-neutral language such as “pregnant people” and the gender-neutral pronoun “their.” However, the words woman and mother still appear in other sections of the CDC website, such as the Vaccines During Pregnancy FAQ page. “Influenza is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant people,” says the CDC. “Flu shots given during pregnancy help protect the ‘pregnant parent’ and the baby from flu.” Those advocating for the use of gender-neutral language in the healthcare setting argue that the intention is to ensure that everyone feels included. So for example because a tiny number of females who identify as men may become pregnant, the word woman should be removed from maternity care to include them. But feminist campaigners have suggested that the so-called inclusive language only appears to go one way. Ovarian cancer apparently now affects “people” not women, but prostate cancer still affects men. Healthline referred to “men” and “vulva-owners” last year on its HPV information pages. Meanwhile, MedicineNet.com kept the definition of male as “the sex that produces spermatozoa” but redefined female as being a complicated mix of chromosomal anomalies and gender identity. This has led some to speculate that this new inclusive language is not so much about being inclusive of everybody and more about ensuring that the word woman is never used in a way that excludes males who identify as women, while at the same time not reminding those males of their biology. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://justthenews.com/nation/economy/facebook-stock-down-70-down-800-billion-market-cap-year-nears-end Investors reportedly disgruntled as Facebook stock down 70%, company out $800 billion in market cap Investors in Facebook parent company Meta are reportedly growing dissatisfied with the company's fixation on the "metaverse" as the corporations' stock continues to plunge and its market capitalization continues a long slide. The company has seen its stock plummet throughout 2022, shedding more than 70% of its value from the start of the year as it fell from over $330 per share in January to nearly $90 per share this week. The company's market cap has also plunged from its high last year, dropping from just over $1 trillion in August of 2021 to under $250 billion in November. Investors, meanwhile, are reported to be unhappy with the company's business direction, specifically founder Mark Zuckerberg's fixation on the virtual reality "metaverse," a project that has generated relatively little excitement outside of esoteric tech circles. Jim Tierney, an investment officer for Meta shareholder AllianceBernstein, told the Financial Times that, had any other company plowed so much money into a strategically dubious project, "you’d have activist investors writing letters, proposing alternative slates of directors, demanding change." David Older, an asset manager at Carmignac, claimed that Zuckerberg has been "tone-deaf to the investment community, doubling down on everything." “The timeline for the metaverse is very stretched. I don’t think you’re going to know if it is the right move for five or 10 years," he told FT. Meta, meanwhile, told FT that the company "value[s] the opinions of our investors and regularly engage with them to ensure we’re aware of their respective perspectives.” https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-woman-helmed-female-isis-battalion-sentenced-20-years-prison Kansas woman who helmed female ISIS battalion sentenced to 20 years in prison Allison Fluke-Ekren, a 42-year-old woman who grew up on a farm in Overbrook, Kansas, was sentenced to two decades in prison on Tuesday for leading the Khatiba Nusaybah, an all-female ISIS battalion in Raqqa, Syria. Fluke-Ekren's own children asked the judge to hand down the maximum sentence, 20 years, during victim impact statements at the hearing. Fluke-Ekren tearfully spoke to the judge before her sentencing. "I deeply regret my choices, but I also deeply sympathize with women abused and raped in Syria." In a plea deal made with the government, Fluke-Ekren admitted she translated and analyzed documents taken from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after the terrorist attack on the facility in 2012. She tried to explain to the court some of her actions during the seven years she spent in Syria. "I was afraid of my conduct in Benghazi. I just didn’t see a way out." Fluke-Ekren also stressed that for most of her time in Syria, she had been just a mother, caring for her several children as well as other children and their mothers. Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema said she did not find Fluke-Ekren’s claims "wholly credible," saying she had "downplayed the impact" of her role in the Benghazi attack. The judge continued, "There’s no question you were providing material support for a terrorist organization," and emphasized several times during the hearing that was the crime for which Fluke-Ekren would be sentenced. Earlier in the sentencing hearing, two of Fluke-Ekren’s adult children gave emotional statements against their mother. Layla Ekren was visibly trembling in court for nearly an hour before she got her chance to tell Brinkema that her mother abused her as a child. She told the court about one instance in Syria when the family had lice, and her mother held her down on the ground and poured the medicine on her eyes in an apparent attempt to blind her. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh laid out the allegations against Fluke-Ekren in a sentencing memo, writing that she urged a woman to commit a suicide bombing and told others that her oldest son was born after she was raped by an American soldier as a way to gain favor with other terrorists. https://justthenews.com/world/middle-east/united-nations-orders-israel-get-rid-nuclear-weapons United Nations calls on Israel to get rid of nuclear weapons The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Israel to dispose of all of its alleged nuclear weapons and to put its nuclear sites under the jurisdiction of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resolution, led by the UN's First Committee, which deals with nuclear disarmament, passed 152-5 over the weekend. Egypt submitted the resolution to the General Assembly in New York with sponsors including the Palestinian Authority and 19 countries including Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, the Jerusalem Post reported. The five countries that opposed the resolution were Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau and the United States. Twenty-four countries including European Union members, abstained from the vote. Israel has never admitted to having nuclear weapons but is widely believed to have them. Israel is one of the few U.N. member states that has not signed the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Iran is a signatory on the treaty, but international authorities believe that Tehran may already possess nuclear weapons. The resolution, on the "risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East," did not include Iran. The resolution calls on Israel "to accede to the Treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafe guarded nuclear facilities under the full scope of Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step toward enhancing peace and security." https://news.yahoo.com/dwyane-wades-ex-wife-fears-175220499.html Dwyane Wade's Ex-Wife Fears He's 'Pressuring' Zaya Into Name And Gender Change For Financial Gain Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the star’s first wife and mother of his two oldest children, filed paperwork this week asking a judge to postpone their daughter Zaya’s sex change until she’s 18. In Funches-Wade plea to the judge, she claims the NBA star is exploiting their daughter for financial income. According to The Blast, Funches-Wade has sentiments about Zaya being pressured into the permanent change by Dwayne. “I have concerns that (Dwyane) may be pressuring our child to move forward with the name and gender change in order to capitalize on the financial opportunities that he has received from companies,” she said in her legal filing. The filing was in response to an August petition by Dwayne asking permission for Zaya to legally change her name from Zion Malachi Airamis Wade to Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade. Zaya came out as transgender in 2020 at the age of 12. Dwayne’s argument concerning his ex-wife’s petition was acknowledging that he is the legal guardian of their children and has the legal right to make decisions on his daughter’s behalf. Funch-Wade says during a conversation in April, Dwayne told her “a lot of money had been already made, and that additional money will be made in relation to our child’s name and gender issue.” Funch-Wade alleges her ex-husband only informs her of their children’s life choices out of ‘courtesy’ but states she wants to be hands-on in all decisions affecting the children. She also claims he is legally required to consult her on “major decisions affecting care, welfare, activities, health, education and religious upbringing.” Funch-Wade and Dwayne will have a hearing in December to determine whether Zaya can change her name and sex without her agreement.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 16:52


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022. Good to be back with you all, let’s get right into the news! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/02/fed-hikes-by-another-three-quarters-of-a-point-taking-rates-to-the-highest-level-since-january-2008.html Fed approves 0.75-point hike to take rates to highest since 2008 and hints at change in policy ahead The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved a fourth consecutive three-quarter point interest rate increase and signaled a potential change in how it will approach monetary policy to bring down inflation. In a well-telegraphed move that markets had been expecting for weeks, the central bank raised its short-term borrowing rate by 0.75 percentage point to a target range of 3.75%-4%, the highest level since January 2008. The move continued the most aggressive pace of monetary policy tightening since the early 1980s, the last time inflation ran this high. Along with anticipating the rate hike, markets also had been looking for language indicating that this could be the last 0.75-point, or 75 basis point, move. The new statement hinted at that policy change, saying when determining future hikes, the Fed “will take into account the cumulative tightening of monetary policy, the lags with which monetary policy affects economic activity and inflation, and economic and financial developments.” Economists are hoping this is the much talked about “step-down” in policy that could see a rate increase of half a point at the December meeting and then a few smaller hikes in 2023. This week’s statement also expanded on previous language simply declaring that “ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate.“ The new language read, “The Committee anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate in order to attain a stance of monetary policy that is sufficiently restrictive to return inflation to 2 percent over time.” Stocks initially rose following the announcement, but turned negative during Chairman Jerome Powell’s news conference as the market tried to gauge whether the Fed thinks it can implement a less restrictive policy that would include a slower pace of rate hikes to achieve its inflation goals. On balance, Powell dismissed the idea that the Fed may be pausing soon though he said he expects a discussion at the next meeting or two about slowing the pace of tightening. He also reiterated that it may take resolve and patience to get inflation down. The rate increase comes as recent inflation readings show prices remain near 40-year highs. A historically tight jobs market in which there are nearly two openings for every unemployed worker is pushing up wages, a trend the Fed is seeking to head off as it tightens money supply. Concerns are rising that the Fed, in its efforts to bring down the cost of living, also will pull the economy into recession. Powell has said he still sees a path to a “soft landing” in which there is not a severe contraction, but the U.S. economy this year has shown virtually no growth even as the full impact from the rate hikes has yet to kick in. At the same time, the Fed’s preferred inflation measure showed the cost of living rose 6.2% in September from a year ago – 5.1% even excluding food and energy costs. GDP declined in both the first and second quarters, meeting a common definition of recession, though it rebounded to 2.6% in the third quarter largely because of an unusual rise in exports. At the same time, housing demand has plunged as 30-year mortgage rates have soared past 7% in recent days. On Wall Street, markets have been rallying in anticipation that the Fed soon might start to ease back as worries grow over the longer-term impact of higher rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained more than 13% over the past month, in part because of an earnings season that wasn’t as bad as feared but also due to growing hopes for a recalibration of Fed policy. Treasury yields also have come off their highest levels since the early days of the financial crisis, though they remain elevated. The benchmark 10-year note most recently was around 4.09%. There is little if any expectation that the rate hikes will halt anytime soon, so the anticipation is just for a slower pace. Futures traders are pricing a near coin-flip chance of a half-point increase in December, against another three-quarter point move. https://thepostmillennial.com/bidens-cdc-replaces-word-woman-with-pregnant-person-in-flu-vaccine-guidance?utm_campaign=64487 Biden's CDC replaces word 'woman' with 'pregnant person' in flu vaccine guidance The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has removed the word woman from sections of its safety guidance on flu vaccines during pregnancy. According to the Daily Mail, gendered terms such as woman, women, mother and she/her pronouns were all erased from the Q & A section of the Flu Vaccine Safety and Pregnancy page in August of last year. The words were replaced with gender-neutral language such as “pregnant people” and the gender-neutral pronoun “their.” However, the words woman and mother still appear in other sections of the CDC website, such as the Vaccines During Pregnancy FAQ page. “Influenza is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant people,” says the CDC. “Flu shots given during pregnancy help protect the ‘pregnant parent’ and the baby from flu.” Those advocating for the use of gender-neutral language in the healthcare setting argue that the intention is to ensure that everyone feels included. So for example because a tiny number of females who identify as men may become pregnant, the word woman should be removed from maternity care to include them. But feminist campaigners have suggested that the so-called inclusive language only appears to go one way. Ovarian cancer apparently now affects “people” not women, but prostate cancer still affects men. Healthline referred to “men” and “vulva-owners” last year on its HPV information pages. Meanwhile, MedicineNet.com kept the definition of male as “the sex that produces spermatozoa” but redefined female as being a complicated mix of chromosomal anomalies and gender identity. This has led some to speculate that this new inclusive language is not so much about being inclusive of everybody and more about ensuring that the word woman is never used in a way that excludes males who identify as women, while at the same time not reminding those males of their biology. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://justthenews.com/nation/economy/facebook-stock-down-70-down-800-billion-market-cap-year-nears-end Investors reportedly disgruntled as Facebook stock down 70%, company out $800 billion in market cap Investors in Facebook parent company Meta are reportedly growing dissatisfied with the company's fixation on the "metaverse" as the corporations' stock continues to plunge and its market capitalization continues a long slide. The company has seen its stock plummet throughout 2022, shedding more than 70% of its value from the start of the year as it fell from over $330 per share in January to nearly $90 per share this week. The company's market cap has also plunged from its high last year, dropping from just over $1 trillion in August of 2021 to under $250 billion in November. Investors, meanwhile, are reported to be unhappy with the company's business direction, specifically founder Mark Zuckerberg's fixation on the virtual reality "metaverse," a project that has generated relatively little excitement outside of esoteric tech circles. Jim Tierney, an investment officer for Meta shareholder AllianceBernstein, told the Financial Times that, had any other company plowed so much money into a strategically dubious project, "you’d have activist investors writing letters, proposing alternative slates of directors, demanding change." David Older, an asset manager at Carmignac, claimed that Zuckerberg has been "tone-deaf to the investment community, doubling down on everything." “The timeline for the metaverse is very stretched. I don’t think you’re going to know if it is the right move for five or 10 years," he told FT. Meta, meanwhile, told FT that the company "value[s] the opinions of our investors and regularly engage with them to ensure we’re aware of their respective perspectives.” https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-woman-helmed-female-isis-battalion-sentenced-20-years-prison Kansas woman who helmed female ISIS battalion sentenced to 20 years in prison Allison Fluke-Ekren, a 42-year-old woman who grew up on a farm in Overbrook, Kansas, was sentenced to two decades in prison on Tuesday for leading the Khatiba Nusaybah, an all-female ISIS battalion in Raqqa, Syria. Fluke-Ekren's own children asked the judge to hand down the maximum sentence, 20 years, during victim impact statements at the hearing. Fluke-Ekren tearfully spoke to the judge before her sentencing. "I deeply regret my choices, but I also deeply sympathize with women abused and raped in Syria." In a plea deal made with the government, Fluke-Ekren admitted she translated and analyzed documents taken from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after the terrorist attack on the facility in 2012. She tried to explain to the court some of her actions during the seven years she spent in Syria. "I was afraid of my conduct in Benghazi. I just didn’t see a way out." Fluke-Ekren also stressed that for most of her time in Syria, she had been just a mother, caring for her several children as well as other children and their mothers. Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema said she did not find Fluke-Ekren’s claims "wholly credible," saying she had "downplayed the impact" of her role in the Benghazi attack. The judge continued, "There’s no question you were providing material support for a terrorist organization," and emphasized several times during the hearing that was the crime for which Fluke-Ekren would be sentenced. Earlier in the sentencing hearing, two of Fluke-Ekren’s adult children gave emotional statements against their mother. Layla Ekren was visibly trembling in court for nearly an hour before she got her chance to tell Brinkema that her mother abused her as a child. She told the court about one instance in Syria when the family had lice, and her mother held her down on the ground and poured the medicine on her eyes in an apparent attempt to blind her. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh laid out the allegations against Fluke-Ekren in a sentencing memo, writing that she urged a woman to commit a suicide bombing and told others that her oldest son was born after she was raped by an American soldier as a way to gain favor with other terrorists. https://justthenews.com/world/middle-east/united-nations-orders-israel-get-rid-nuclear-weapons United Nations calls on Israel to get rid of nuclear weapons The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Israel to dispose of all of its alleged nuclear weapons and to put its nuclear sites under the jurisdiction of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resolution, led by the UN's First Committee, which deals with nuclear disarmament, passed 152-5 over the weekend. Egypt submitted the resolution to the General Assembly in New York with sponsors including the Palestinian Authority and 19 countries including Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, the Jerusalem Post reported. The five countries that opposed the resolution were Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau and the United States. Twenty-four countries including European Union members, abstained from the vote. Israel has never admitted to having nuclear weapons but is widely believed to have them. Israel is one of the few U.N. member states that has not signed the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Iran is a signatory on the treaty, but international authorities believe that Tehran may already possess nuclear weapons. The resolution, on the "risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East," did not include Iran. The resolution calls on Israel "to accede to the Treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafe guarded nuclear facilities under the full scope of Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step toward enhancing peace and security." https://news.yahoo.com/dwyane-wades-ex-wife-fears-175220499.html Dwyane Wade's Ex-Wife Fears He's 'Pressuring' Zaya Into Name And Gender Change For Financial Gain Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the star’s first wife and mother of his two oldest children, filed paperwork this week asking a judge to postpone their daughter Zaya’s sex change until she’s 18. In Funches-Wade plea to the judge, she claims the NBA star is exploiting their daughter for financial income. According to The Blast, Funches-Wade has sentiments about Zaya being pressured into the permanent change by Dwayne. “I have concerns that (Dwyane) may be pressuring our child to move forward with the name and gender change in order to capitalize on the financial opportunities that he has received from companies,” she said in her legal filing. The filing was in response to an August petition by Dwayne asking permission for Zaya to legally change her name from Zion Malachi Airamis Wade to Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade. Zaya came out as transgender in 2020 at the age of 12. Dwayne’s argument concerning his ex-wife’s petition was acknowledging that he is the legal guardian of their children and has the legal right to make decisions on his daughter’s behalf. Funch-Wade says during a conversation in April, Dwayne told her “a lot of money had been already made, and that additional money will be made in relation to our child’s name and gender issue.” Funch-Wade alleges her ex-husband only informs her of their children’s life choices out of ‘courtesy’ but states she wants to be hands-on in all decisions affecting the children. She also claims he is legally required to consult her on “major decisions affecting care, welfare, activities, health, education and religious upbringing.” Funch-Wade and Dwayne will have a hearing in December to determine whether Zaya can change her name and sex without her agreement.

The Leadership Podcast
TLP330: Having The Right People In Your Corner

The Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 53:09


Lieutenant General Mark Schwartz retired from the U.S. Army after 33 years. A career Special Forces Officer, Mark served in a multitude of command and staff assignments, including the United States Security Coordinator of the Israel-Palestinian Authority. In this interview, Mark reveals the importance of having the right advocates in your corner. Mark shares his advice for young leaders, women leaders, and others on being intentional and deliberate with how they approach their careers.   https://bit.ly/TLP-330   Key Takeaways [3:10] Mark is pleased to be back in his home state of Colorado. Now that he is retired and has the opportunity to speak to civil society, he is focused on advocacy for women in leadership. [4:28] Strategic influence and influence at the local level come from having the right advocates in your corner. Mark talks about the effects that suspending diplomatic relations between the Trump administration and the Palestinian Authority had in 2019. President Abbas had lost his most important ally and his influence waned, while Netanyahu's influence increased. [10:12] Mark learned from his time in Israel that everyone wants a leader who is ethically sound and has the character they want to emulate. It's all about the people you have the privilege to represent and lead. If you're not an example they're proud of, people leave the organization and move on to find other leaders they want to work for and work with. [13:38] Politics has entered the business conversation. In the military, it is necessary to support the administration, even though the oath is to the U.S. Constitution, not to an administration. In the military, you can voice your opposition at every election. Mark recommends following thbusiness practice: use your voice at the ballot box, not at work, to avoid some real challenges in the workplace. [17:58] Loosely-bonded political alliances are essential. Mark illustrates that point with his first joint task at NATO leading the ground planning for a NATO mission expansion in Afghanistan. It was a very educational experience to learn the importance of inclusion. It applies also to businesses. Not everybody is going to get what they want but the voice of the collective body is powerful. [22:33] Empathy at the staff and HQ levels for your coalition partners is an important aspect of success. You are representing your nation's interests, but you respect the caveats and interests of others. [26:18] In speaking of developing leadership, Mark describes an event along the Pakistani border that turned a situation from tactical to strategic quickly, for over six months. Mark was on mid-tour leave, but he called his commander to see if he was needed. He was told that someone he had helped develop had the situation in hand. The young operations officer managed a report to generals remarkably well. [29:27] Mark shares a model for advocacy for women in the military and business. The talent between men and women is similar. Merit is the most important factor. If you aren't consciously creating opportunities for fair and equal competition for promotion or strategic-level leadership, you let some of your best folks go. Consider the propensity to serve. Keep the standards consistent. [33:51] People appreciate candid and honest feedback. All candidates are not equal. If someone is not qualified, you owe them that feedback to let them know why. Some preconceptions still exist. On one occasion, Mark explained to a female staff member that he was going to a well-qualified female executive officer to make an important statement to the command. [36:38]  When the Berlin wall came down in 1989, Mark thought that peace was almost here. There are still conflicts. Success against conflict comes through will and resolve, as Ukraine is showing the world. Mark talks about the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. As a nation, we need to understand the psyche of a country and determine what is achievable. [40:10] Mark discusses negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, and why the Palestinians' determination not to participate in any normalization dialog didn't help them. Mark sees opportunities to work privately to create a better environment for the civil society of both Israelis and Palestinians. Mark offers suggestions of steps to take to get on track to reduce the levels of violence and tensions. [45:23] Mark's advice for young businesspeople with leadership aspirations is to focus on doing the best you can on the job you have. Build your core competencies. After three to five years, make your desire to take on an entry-level leadership responsibility known to your next-level leadership. That could lead to getting a mentor or sponsor. Management should be on the lookout for bright women and men. [47:03] After you get your first leadership position, you will run into a lot of firsts. You will want a mentor or advocate because you don't always go to your boss for help in dealing with things. [47:53] If you desire to be a leader and develop talent in your organization, you've got to identify early those individuals that have the potential to mentor you. The higher in the organization you are, the more important it is to be mentored. As you move up to mid-management, that is when most women stop rising in the organization. The C-Suite needs to watch for women with merit to mentor. [50:22] Mark is very grateful not only to have had the opportunity to serve as an American soldier but also to have had the support of the American people throughout his career. That support is highly appreciated by everybody who has served and who continues to serve. [52:37] Closing quote: “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” — George Orwell   Quotable Quotes “If you don't have the right advocates in your corner, it's very hard to have any influence.” — Mark “It's unfortunate when situations play out where the military is viewed as being politicized. As a senior leader in the military, it certainly disturbed me to see.” — Mark “If you're truly doing your job in terms of talent and leader development, your responsibility is to advocate for those that you see potential in and create opportunities and provide advice, counsel, and sponsorship for those that deserve it.” — Mark “There's no other way [besides DEI that] we're going to balance equality across the workforce at every level.” — Mark “If you desire to be a leader and you desire to develop talent in your organization, you've got to identify early those individuals that have that potential. And as you get more senior, it becomes all the more important.” — Mark   Resources Mentioned Theleadershippodcast.com Sponsored by: Darley.com Rafti Advisors. LLC Self-Reliant Leadership. LLC Mark C. Schwartz LTG(Ret) Special Operators Transition Foundation Event in Chicago, Summer 2022 Christian Anschuetz Project RELO Israel President Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian National Authority President Benjamin Netanyahu Iran Tip O'Neill NATO McKinsey Research The Taliban IEDs ISIS  

Israel Collective
Israel Navigating Changing Power Dynamics

Israel Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 31:01


From Iran and Russia aligning to bomb Ukraine, to a weakening Palestinian Authority, Israel's security concerns remain complex and ever-shifting. What are the reasons for the emboldening of bad actors? What can we learn from this? Josh and Raj discuss.

The Watchdog
Hunger Strikes and the Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders

The Watchdog

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 68:17


In episode 45 of The Watchdog podcast, Lowkey explores the issue of life inside Israeli prisons. Currently, 30 Palestinians are on hunger strike, protesting the Israeli government's policy of indefinitely detaining their political enemies without trial or evidence. Last week, 900 further prisoners refused their meals as a sign of solidarity.“We will continue with our struggle, knowing what awaits us of repression, abuse, isolation, confiscation of our clothes and pictures of our children, thrown into concrete cells devoid of everything, except for our bodies and our pain,” the prisoners said in a statement.The most high profile of the hunger strikers is Salah Al-Hamouri, a French-Palestinian human rights defender. Detained without charge or trial for six months, Al-Hamouri has refused all food since September 25. In response, Israeli authorities unleashed a series of punitive measures, including transferring him to solitary confinement. He is now isolated in a 2x2 meter cell with little to no ventilation.This, according to Milena Ansari, is par for the course for Palestinians who object to Israeli domination. “I don't think there is any violation that hasn't taken place on Salah,” she told Lowkey today, noting that he was detained while still a schoolboy, shot at, and arrested six times. Milena Ansari is the international advocacy officer for Addameer, a prisoner support and human rights association. Addameer monitors the treatment of people arrested in the West Bank and Gaza by both the Israeli police and by the Palestinian Authority.Also joining us on the Watchdog podcast today is Rula Jamal LLM, head of monitoring and documentation at al-Haq, an independent Palestinian human rights organization based in Ramallah. Al-Haq was established by a collective of human rights lawyers in 1979.Last year, the Israeli government designated both Addameer and al-Haq as terrorist groups, a move that was condemned by Amnesty International and other leading organizations.Jamal explained that Al-Hamouri's case was far from unusual, except in the worldwide attention it was receiving, telling Lowkey that,...The Israeli occupation detains Palestinians solely upon ‘secret evidence' that is neither disclosed to the detainees themselves, nor their lawyers. Palestinians under administrative detention can be held for an indefinite time, without ever receiving any charges or evidence against them for their detention, or ever standing a fair trial.”Lowkey is a British-Iraqi hip-hop artist, academic and political campaigner. As a musician, he has collaborated with the Arctic Monkeys, Wretch 32, Immortal Technique and Akala. He is a patron of Stop The War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Racial Justice Network and The Peace and Justice Project, founded by Jeremy Corbyn. He has spoken and performed on platforms from the Oxford Union to the Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury. His latest album, Soundtrack To The Struggle 2, featured Noam Chomsky and Frankie Boyle and has been streamed millions of times.Support the showThe MintPress podcast, “The Watchdog,” hosted by British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know – including intelligence, lobby and special interest groups influencing policies that infringe on free speech and target dissent. The Watchdog goes against the gr...

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Says She DOES NOT SUPPORT A TWO-STATE SOLUTION

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 13:43


Defense Minister Benny Gantz recently signed an order to begin seizing 10 million shekels that were being transferred by the Palestinian Authority to the private bank accounts of terrorists who were involved in severe terror attacks. In a recent interview with Al-Jazeera, representative Rashida Tlaib said that she does not support a two-state solution. Booking.com is planning to Add a 'Safety and Human Rights Warning' to listings located in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Arab Member of Knesset, Ofer Cassif, is once again showing his utter hatred for Israel. All this and more on today's show!

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
The Oslo Accords Are Dead: Here is the CRAZY REASON WHY

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

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