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My prediction of sometime in the next year is based on my feeling that trump will initiate war in the Middle East as a ploy to be re elected. I suspect at least some of his "advisers" have told him that no president has ever lost during a war. Johnson don't count; he chose not to run.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:37 am
My prediction of sometime in the next year is based on my feeling that trump will initiate war in the Middle East as a ploy to be re elected. I suspect at least some of his "advisers" have told him that no president has ever lost during a war. Johnson don't count; he chose not to run.
Might not have to wait for 45SHOLE:

Israel's attorney general announces indictment against Netanyahu in corruption cases

Awww, I feel soooo bad for Nuttyyahoo, his ovine supporters and fanboy POSPOTUS, so bad.
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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:37 am
My prediction of sometime in the next year is based on my feeling that trump will initiate war in the Middle East as a ploy to be re elected. I suspect at least some of his "advisers" have told him that no president has ever lost during a war. Johnson don't count; he chose not to run.
Ding, Ding, Ding! :-|| You are Shiva, the subterfuge Destroyer.

Outrage after Jeopardy! host rules Bethlehem not in Palestine
Contestant on popular US quiz show was told she was wrong for identifying Jesus's birthplace as Palestine.


... The incident took place in round one of the game broadcast on Friday, when contestant Katie Needle was given the clue: "Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity", under the category "Where's that Church?".

Needle, a retail supervisor from Brooklyn, responded it was in Palestine but was told her answer was wrong.

One of the other two contestants, Jack McGuire, then buzzed in with the reply "Israel", which host Alex Trebek accepted as correct.

The Church of Nativity, a World Heritage Site, is located in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, which is internationally recognised as part of Palestine.

Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the 1967 War, in a move the international community never recognised.

Christian pilgrims and tourists from across the globe visit Bethlehem throughout the year, especially for religious festivals such as Christmas.

Sony Pictures Television, producer of Jeopardy!, admitted the mistake and clarified that an uncorrected version of the game was broadcast due to a "human error in post-production".

"We regret the error and we will make every effort to ensure this never happens again," it said in a statement released on Monday.

Needle, who visited Bethlehem last year, on Friday wrote on Twitter: "Palestine should be free."
What a coincidence! Guess she would know.
'Inexcusable'

... Omar Ghraieb, a Palestinian writer based in Gaza, told Al Jazeera: "What happened is inexcusable. Jeopardy! should apologise and give a clear explanation. This shouldn't just pass calmly and be forgotten."

James Zogby of Zogby Analytics, who is also a US public opinion pollster, said the incident was "an insult to history, reality, the thousands of oppressed Palestinians of Bethlehem".

Zogby recently wrote: "Suffering under Israeli military occupation since 1967, Bethlehem has slowly been strangled. It has lost most of its land to settlement construction. It is hemmed in by a 30-foot-high concrete wall, stripped of its resources, and denied access to external markets."

The United Nations says Israeli settlements in Bethlehem and other parts of the West Bank are illegal, and has called them a "flagrant violation" of international law.

'Ahistorical propaganda'

Imraan Siddiqi, executive director of Council of American Islamic Relations Arizona chapter, said the incident highlights how pervasive the erasure of Palestinian history is.

"This just shows how normalised the occupation and cleansing of the Palestinian people from the historical record has become," he told Al Jazeera.

Tamara Nassar, associate editor at Electronic Intifada, told Al Jazeera the Jeopardy! incident contributes to the "settler-colonial ideal of erasing Palestinians from their own cultural and religious sites - both in consciousness and in physical fact".

"While the audience is fed ahistorical propaganda, Israel often bars Palestinian Christians from Gaza from worshipping at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity," Nassar added.

Christians in Gaza who plan to travel to the West Bank for Christmas or Easter have to apply for a temporary single-use permit to Israel from its Coordinator of the Government Activities in the Territories, which often arbitrarily denies many seeking the permit....
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Netanyahu formally indicted in court on corruption charges

While in Washington :thumbup: .

Too bad that our DoJ says that a sitting POTUS can't be indicted. I think Mueller would have done so.
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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Netanyahu formally indicted in court on corruption charges

While in Washington :thumbup: .

Too bad that our DoJ says that a sitting POTUS can't be indicted. I think Mueller would have done so.
Tough shit for Nuttyahoo. I read a couple of days ago that trump would reveal his Middle East peace plan today, Tuesday. It must have been another lie; I've not heard of it. Or maybe Nuttyahoo was to play a big part in it and now it's all in flux. Shucks.
Edit..........opps. I just now saw that the new peace plan has been announced; there's a story on yahoo about it but I've not read it because part of the headline says "without any Palestinians" so I figure it's bound to fail and someone will go to jail just like everything else trump has a hand in turns out.

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UN rights office issues report on business activities related to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (press release)

UN list of businesses operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

Pompeo 'outraged' by UN list of firms with settlement ties
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is “outraged” by the U.N.'s publication of a list of companies accused of violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israel's West Bank settlements


His whining is the only reason I heard about the UN list. Smart. Don't be such a big fat crybaby, Pompeo. The UN and world have deemed Israel's West Bank settlements to be illegal. If you don't like free speech about them and their co-conspirators, move to the Russia that you're already serving.

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Re: UN list targets firms linked to Israeli settlements
The U.N. human rights office has released a long-awaited list of more than 100 companies it said are complicit in human rights violations by operating in Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Internationa ... s-68936721

UN list:
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/R ... 43_71.docx

Shame on you for being complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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One of the biggest 1st Amendment fights of our time is over the ability to critically examine Israeli policy and US support for it:

MAGA congressman [Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)] wants Trump administration to kill ‘anti-American and pro-BDS’ Arizona Mideast studies program

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