Jeremy Corbyn suspended: “It is a day of shame for the #LabourParty. We have failed Jewish people”

UK Labour suspends ex-leader Corbyn on anti-Semitism ‘day of shame’
by Alistair Smout and Estelle Shirbon
October 29, 2020

Britain’s Labour opposition suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday after he downplayed a report that detailed serious failings in the party’s handling of persistent anti-Semitism complaints during his 2015-2019 leadership. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it had found evidence of failure to adequately train people investigating alleged anti-Semitism, political interference in the processing of complaints, and harassment of individuals. Corbyn’s successor, Keir Starmer, said he accepted the findings in full…“Never again will we fail to tackle anti-Semitism and never again will we lose your trust.” READ MORE

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#Twitter #Iran During a Senate hearing, #JackDorsey said #Ayatollah’s tweets do not represent a threat of ‘immediate harm’ to Israel or its citizens

Twitter CEO dismisses Ayatollah’s threats to Israel as ‘saber-rattling’
by Marc Rod
October 29, 2020

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparred with Republican lawmakers over his company’s decision to permit tweets from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling for the destruction of Israel and denying the Holocaust at a raucous Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. During the Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) pressed Dorsey on why Twitter had not taken action against tweets from Khamenei threatening Israel. The Twitter founder responded that the company does not see the tweets as an immediate threat to Israel or its citizens’ safety. “We did not find those to violate our terms of service because we considered them saber-rattling…” READ MORE

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Always known as a left-winger, Greenwald “also emerged as a vocal critic of the mainstream media, accusing it of quashing alternative views when it comes to coverage of certain news stories'”

Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept
by Joe Concha
October 29, 2020

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has resigned from The Intercept, seven years after co-founding the online publication, citing censorship by his own editors over an article concerning former Vice President Joe Biden. The 53-year-old shared his resignation letter in a tweet to his more than 1.5 million followers on Thursday afternoon, in which he accused editors of refusing to publish an article he wrote unless he removed “all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression.” READ MORE

SUBSTACK Glenn Greenwald: My Resignation From The Intercept The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.

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France under siege: Video shows police outside of French church where woman was decapitated as knife-wielding man kills three

Woman decapitated as knife-wielding man kills three in suspected terror attack
by Yaron Steinbuch
October 29, 2020

A woman was decapitated and two other people were killed by a knife-wielding “terrorist” who shouted “Allahu akbar!” at a church in the French city of Nice — one of three [Islamic terror] attacks targeting the country on Thursday. Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the attack occurred at the Notre Dame Basilica in the Mediterranean city and that police had detained the assailant…Two people were killed inside the church, the elderly woman who was beheaded and a man whose throat was cut, according to the BBC. A wounded woman managed to flee to a nearby later cafe died of her injuries later, a police source told AFP. READ MORE

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“Biden, in a video message to Emgage and its supporters, said he was honored to receive the endorsement and inspired by the group’s “one million Muslim voters” campaign, a nod to Farrakhan’s 1995 Million Man March on Washington, DC”

Biden Touts Endorsement From Leading Anti-Semites
by Adam Kredo
October 28, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden touted an endorsement from a group of leading Muslim officials who have accused Jews of dual loyalty to America and praised anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. A group of nearly 50 Muslim elected officials across the country expressed support for Biden in a late-July letter sponsored by Emgage, an anti-Israel Muslim-American group funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Emgage has drawn scrutiny in recent years for defending terrorist groups and collaborating with Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations….Biden also said he wished “we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith” during his video message. READ MORE

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“Under the new US policy, individuals will be able to choose whether to have “Jerusalem, Israel,” or just “Jerusalem” on their passports”

US citizens born in Jerusalem to have ‘Israel’ on their passports
by Lahov Harkov
October 28, 2020

The Trump administration plans to reverse a longstanding US policy that passports of citizens born in Jerusalem may not say they were born in Israel. The change in policy is expected to take place in the coming days, less than a week before the US election…The State Department’s current, official policy as listed on its website “recognizes that Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are territories whose final status must be determined by negotiations.” As such, anyone who was born in Jerusalem’s municipal borders after Israel’s establishment is listed as being born in Jerusalem [not Israel]. READ MORE

JNS Alex Traiman: With bilateral agreements, Trump administration reverses Carter, Obama settlement policies Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the signing “an important victory against all those who seek to delegitimize everything Israeli beyond the 1967 lines.”

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“Aman said he had told the court he was not calling for a normalisation of ties with Israel”

Hamas releases Palestinian peace activists arrested after Zoom call with Israelis
by Staff
October 26, 2020

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas convicted three Palestinian peace activists of “weakening revolutionary spirit” for having held a Zoom call with Israelis peace campaigners, but ordered the release of two of them after six months in jail. Hamas arrested Rami Aman, 39, and seven other activists in April after the conference call, describing it as “treason”. Such grassroots dialogue between Israelis and Gaza Palestinians is rare. While five of the activists were released within days of being arrested, Gaza military prosecutors charged Aman and two others with aiding Israel and ordered them jailed until their trial. READ MORE

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“Dubai has identified an opportunity to establish with Hadassah’s assistance a rival to US hospital Cleveland Clinic, which has a branch in Abu Dhabi”

Hadassah in talks to set up hospital in Dubai
by Shani Ashkenazi
October 26, 2020

Hadassah Medical Organization director general Prof. Zeev Rotstein is conducting negotiations with medical organizations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on setting up a branch of the Jerusalem hospital in Dubai, KAN Channel 11 News reports. The idea arose during a recent visit by Rotstein to Dubai as part of an official Israeli delegation in which he met UAE government ministers. “I’m thrilled that the name of Hadassah has reached the UAE and that they want to bring Hadassah to them,” said Rotstein. “I could never of even have dreamed of such a thing and I pinch myself to check that it is real. They want to take Hadassah, build new homes, a series of buildings and new equipment for our staff in Dubai.READ MORE

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#NYT ad “implicitly attacked those voicing concern about #BlackLivesMatter antisemitism by suggesting they were racists and white supremacists who were “pointing fingers, scapegoating, and using antisemitic dogwhistles” in order to undermine Black-led movements”

The BLM Movement and Antisemitism
by Ricki Hollander
October 19, 2020

On Aug. 28, a full-page advertisement was published in The New York Times to endorse Black Lives Matter. Claiming to represent “the majority of American Jews,” the ad not only proclaimed support for the “Black Lives Matter” message – the pursuit of racial justice, freedom and safety for Blacks – which the vast majority of American Jewish communities strongly support, but for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement – a framework encompassing different entities about which many American Jews are more apprehensive. The ad celebrated the larger movement as America’s “current day Civil Rights Movement” and the “best chance at equity and justice.” Spearheaded by radical-left and pro-BDS groups like Bend the Arc and Jewish Voice for Peace, the ad purported to represent Jewish organizations from across the spectrum “speaking in one voice”to support the BLM movement. READ MORE

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