Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian writer and activist who has passionately spoken out against Israel’s forced evictions, was forcibly removed from his Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood by Israeli forces on Wednesday — a day after he appeared on CNN and MSNBC and accused Israel of “ethnically cleansing” Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Cross-border fighting along the Gaza Strip quickly escalated this week after Israeli law enforcement stormed Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, wounding over 300 Palestinians. The incident came amidst growing protests over a court case that could see dozens of Palestinians evicted from their East Jerusalem homes. To address the ongoing violence, El-Kurd granted interviews to several Western media outlets, two of which soon went viral on social media.
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More than a dozen influential infectious disease and vaccine experts say the first round of jabs may offer enough protection against Covid-19, refuting Big Pharma’s claims that regular shots will “likely” be needed. In a report on Thursday, Reuters quotes top infectious disease and vaccine-development experts as saying that the first round of inoculation with vaccines against the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants may be adequate to offer enduring protection. The scientists also expressed concern that it’s the pharmaceutical executives rather than health specialists who are shaping public expectations around booster shots. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said in April that people would “likely” need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated, adding that yearly vaccinations would possibly be necessary.
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A US senator in Ohio, where new bills are proposing to ban transgender athletes from competing in high school and college sports, has described the treatment of Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner as a product of cancel culture. Senator Kristina Roegner said that her own three daughters, who are all junior athletes, had given her a keener appreciation of why parents would be concerned about their offspring competing against much larger transgender participants who had been born male. Lawmakers have introduced the bills in the house and senate in the state, where supporters of the Save Women’s Sports Act say they must be brought in to make sport fair.
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Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced he will pardon all Floridians who have been legally charged for breaking coronavirus restrictions on mask wearing and social distancing, arguing guidelines should be advisory. Appearing Wednesday on Fox News with Florida gym owners Mike and Jillian Carnevale, who were arrested on several occasions and threatened with months in prison for allowing people to enter their business without a face mask, DeSantis said he would overrule the “total overreach” against them. “This is exactly what we ordered against last summer, many months ago,” the governor declared, before announcing that “effective tomorrow morning” he would “sign a reprieve under my constitutional authority” that would “delay the case for sixty days.”
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Western countries are developing rules without the consent of the rest of the international community, and are both undermining and circumventing the United Nations. That’s according to Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister. Speaking on Wednesday at a joint press conference in Moscow with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Lavrov reiterated Russia’s support for the organization, and criticized those who take individual approaches, instead of using established collective decision-making mechanisms. In particular, he noted that some countries engage in “illegitimate actions,” such as using force “without the approval by the UN Security Council,” as well as unilaterally imposing sanctions.
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More than 120 retired generals and admirals have published an open letter questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election as well as President Biden’s fitness to be commander-in-chief. The letter, first reported by Politico, bears the heading of a group calling itself “Flag Officers 4 America” and says the United States “is in deep peril,” with Americans “in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776.” Among the letter’s 126 signatories are retired Rear Adm. John Poindexter, national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan, and retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, who spent five years as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush and is now executive vice president of the Family Research Council. “Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the ‘will of the people’ our Constitutional Republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal…
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Are you now or have you ever been an anti-vaxxer? Chances are high that the answer is yes if you’re using Merriam-Webster’s definition of the term: “a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination.” (Emphasis added). A Morning Consult poll from this past December indicated that only 21 percent of Americans would support making the coronavirus vaccines mandatory for adults, rendering a shocking 79 percent of the public “anti-vaxxers.” Observers took notice of the inclusive Merriam-Webster definition on Wednesday, two days after New York governor Andrew Cuomo declared that State University of New York (SUNY) campuses would be requiring vaccination for all students enjoying in-person instruction. “I encourage all private colleges & universities to require vaccinations as well” Cuomo added.
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The IDF has posted what was perceived as a meme on its Instagram account showing before-and-after photos of a residential tower block in Gaza following its assault on the building, which was allegedly used by “terrorists.” “Another significant achievement,” the Israel Defense Force (IDF) titled its post of Wednesday, showing “before” and “after” photos of the Hanadi high-rise block which once towered above its surroundings in Gaza City. “The tower was used by terrorist organizations,” the IDF wrote, vindicating its attack on the apartment block. “We will not stop here – we will continue to act in any way necessary to protect the security of the residents of Israel and rule out threats from the Gaza Strip,” the translation reads.
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“Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes,” reads a new report from AP. Nine children, killed with the help of United States funding to the tune of $3.8 billion a year. Remember kids, the US loves Muslims and just wants to protect their human rights. The Monday night airstrikes were in response to rocket attacks by Gaza resistance groups which had reportedly injured six Israelis, and those rocket attacks were in turn were a response to a deluge of Israeli police brutality footage in Jerusalem in preceding days. Electronic Intifada reports:
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In February of this year, Irish Tanaiste, Leo Vardakar resorted to a well established Bolshevik tactic when he labelled a gathering of thousands of Irish people, who were marching through Dublin City in protest of the nation’s farcical COVID lockdown policy, as ‘bonkers’. Doing so, Varadakar made it clear, in a roundabout way, that anyone who dissents against the government could be assumed mentally unwell, sectioned and placed in a looney farm. He had confirmed that the Stalinist ploy to rid the country of opposition by locking them up in mental asylums had been adopted by the sitting Fianna Fail/Fine Gael/Green Party, World Economic Forum-sponsored cartel. On pointing this out to the hypnotised normies of Europe’s only fluoride-mandating nation, I was laughed at and fobbed off as a tin-hat wearing zany conspiracy theorist. I pointed out further that legislation had recently been enacted in the country, with the COVID-19 illusory virus pandemic used as an excuse to change existing…
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