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Gantz to leave emergency government in rebuke of Netanyahu

Gantz to leave emergency government in rebuke of Netanyahu

[ad_1] Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz announced his departure from the emergency government Sunday, destabilizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on power. The move by Gantz, a former general, fractures the emergency coalition formed after Oct. 7 and increases the political pressure on Netanyahu to accept a Gaza cease-fire proposal that would bring home the hostages still held by Hamas. [ad_2] Source link

Eurovision Bosses Rebuke Guest Singer For Wearing Palestinian Garment During Performance

Eurovision Bosses Rebuke Guest Singer For Wearing Palestinian Garment During Performance

[ad_1] Eurovision bosses have spoken out after guest singer Eric Saade incorporated a traditional Palestinian garment into his semi-final stage outfit. Before this year’s acts each sang for the first time on Tuesday night, the semi-final got underway with a medley of old Eurovision hits performed by finalists including Eric, Eleni Foureira and Chanel. While performing his hit Popular, the Swedish singer – who is of Palestinian descent – was seen sporting a keffiyeh wrapped around his wrist. Following Eric’s performance, a spokesperson for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organises Eurovision, rebuked the singer for what they described as a “compromise” of the “non-political nature of the event”. “The Eurovision Song Contest is a live TV show,” they said (via ITV News). “All performers are made aware of the rules of the contest, and we regret that Eric Saade chose to compromise the non-political nature of the event.” Posting on his Instagram story after the semi-final, Eric wrote: “Reminder – it’s only love.” Referencing this year’s Eurovision slogan, he added: “United By Music it …

US campus protests wane after crackdowns, Biden rebuke

US campus protests wane after crackdowns, Biden rebuke

[ad_1] NEW YORK: Pro-Palestinian protests that have rocked US campuses for weeks were more muted Friday (May 3) after a series of clashes with police, mass arrests and a stern White House directive to restore order. Police in Manhattan cleared an encampment at New York University after sunrise, with video posted to social media by an official showing protesters exiting their tents and dispersing when ordered to do so. The scene appeared relatively calm compared to crackdowns at other campuses around the country – and some worldwide – where protests over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza have multiplied in recent weeks. University administrators, who have tried to balance the right to protest and complaints of violence and hate speech, have increasingly called on police to clear out the demonstrators ahead of year-end exams and graduation ceremonies. At the University of Chicago, the school’s president said talks with protesters on a compromise had failed and indicated that the university might intervene in an encampment there as a result. The news came the same day that …

“Not Evidence”: Federal Judge Denies Hunter Biden Motions To Dismiss Tax Charges In Stinging Rebuke

“Not Evidence”: Federal Judge Denies Hunter Biden Motions To Dismiss Tax Charges In Stinging Rebuke

[ad_1] Authored by Jonathan Turley, Despite hours of argument by the counsel for Hunter Biden, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Scarsi denied his eight motions to dismiss tax charges with a stinging rebuke that the defense omits one thing from its argument: actual evidence… Hunter Biden has been arguing that he is the victim of selective prosecution despite a documented history of receiving special treatment as the son of the President. However, he has proven a key witness against himself in swatting down defenses raised by his counsel and publishing self-incriminating facts in his book. The filings also did not address the fact that the Justice Department not only allowed the statute of limitations to run on major crimes, but sought to finalize an obscene plea agreement with no jail time for Hunter. It only fell apart when a judge decided to ask a couple of cursory questions of the prosecutor, who admitted that he had never seen an agreement this generous for a defendant. Special Counsel David Weiss noted in his filing that they filed new charges only after Hunter’s legal …

Schumer’s Netanyahu rebuke didn’t break norms for U.S., allies

Schumer’s Netanyahu rebuke didn’t break norms for U.S., allies

[ad_1] WASHINGTON —  Republicans and Israeli officials were quick to express outrage after Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza and called for Israel to hold new elections. They accused the Democratic leader of breaking an unwritten rule against interfering in a close ally’s electoral politics. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky reacted to Schumer’s floor speech by saying it was “hypocritical for Americans who hyperventilate about interference in our own democracy to call for the removal of a democratically elected leader.” House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Schumer’s call for an election in Israel was “inappropriate.” And even Netanyahu political rival Benny Gantz, a member of Israel’s wartime Cabinet, called the remarks “counterproductive.” Schumer’s stinging rebuke of Netanyahu — the senator from New York said the Israeli leader had “lost his way” and was an obstacle to peace — was certainly provocative, but it was hardly norm-breaking. U.S. leaders, as well as American allies, have often butted into electoral politics beyond the water’s …

Joe Biden Issues Fiery Rebuke Of Trump In SOTU

Joe Biden Issues Fiery Rebuke Of Trump In SOTU

[ad_1] President Joe Biden’s fourth and possibly last speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night was the feistiest and most direct of his presidency, telling Americans he has delivered on many of his promises while warning them of the threat that predecessor and potential successor Donald Trump poses to democracy itself. From its start, Biden’s speech put Republicans on defence, leaving House Speaker Mike Johnson to sit in silence as the president rallied in favour of a slew of popular causes: the war in Ukraine, in vitro fertilisation and defending American democracy against the man who inspired the January 6, 2021, insurrection. “January 6 lies about the 2020 election and the plots to steal the election posed the gravest threat to our democracy since the Civil War. But they failed. America stood. America stood strong, and democracy prevailed,” Biden said to cheers from Democrats and silence from Republicans gathered in the House chamber in the Capitol. “My predecessor and some of you here seek to bury the truth about January 6. I …

Republicans, in historic rebuke, vote to impeach US immigration chief over border crisis

Republicans, in historic rebuke, vote to impeach US immigration chief over border crisis

[ad_1] This image from House Television shows House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana, banging the gavel after he announced the House voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S-Mexico border, at the US Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Washington. AP The US House voted Tuesday, February 13, to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas , with the Republican majority determined to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the US-Mexico border after failing last week in a politically embarrassing setback. The evening roll call proved tight, with Speaker Mike Johnson’s threadbare GOP majority unable to handle many defectors or absences in the face of staunch Democratic opposition to impeaching Mayorkas , the first Cabinet secretary facing charges in nearly 150 years. In a historic rebuke, the House impeached Mayorkas 214-213. With the return of Majority Leader Steve Scalise to bolster the GOP’s numbers after being away from Washington for cancer care and a Northeastern storm impacting some others, Republicans recouped – despite dissent from their …

Will E. Jean Carroll’s  Million Judgment Stop Trump From Lying?

Will E. Jean Carroll’s $83 Million Judgment Stop Trump From Lying?

[ad_1] To avoid today’s eye-popping verdict, he just needed to stay quiet about E. Jean Carroll. Charly Triballeau / AFP / Getty January 26, 2024, 6:24 PM ET A jury in New York today put a price on Donald Trump’s inability to keep his mouth shut, awarding the writer E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit. It’s the second time a jury has ordered Trump to pay Carroll. She alleged in 2019 that Trump raped her in a department-store dressing room in the 1990s. When Trump denied it, Carroll sued him for defamation and battery. Last May, a jury found Trump liable for assaulting her and awarded her $5 million. But Trump responded by continuing to verbally attack Carroll, so she sued again. Although Trump’s fortune is enormous, usually estimated in the billions, he is likely to feel the cost of today’s verdict. First, he is a notorious skinflint—he once cashed a 16-cent check sent to him as a prank by Spy magazine—so any cost, especially one denominated in eight figures, …

Some Republicans rebuke efforts to kill immigration deal to help Trump

Some Republicans rebuke efforts to kill immigration deal to help Trump

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Tempers flared Thursday as Republicans battled among themselves over whether to accept or reject a deal for tougher immigration laws, with some pushing back on colleagues who want to bow to former President Donald Trump’s wishes and kill it. “The border is a very important issue for Donald Trump. And the fact that he would communicate to Republican senators and Congress people that he doesn’t want us to solve the border problem — because he wants to blame Biden for it — is really appalling,” Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters. “The American people are suffering as a result of what’s happening at the border,” he said. “And someone running for president ought to try and get the problem solved, as opposed to saying, ‘Hey, save that problem! Don’t solve it! Let me take credit for solving it later.’” Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., urged his colleagues not to make it all about politics at the behest of another candidate. “I didn’t come here to have the president as a boss or a …

Tory right deliver legal rebuke to Sunak’s Rwanda plan | Immigration and asylum

[ad_1] Rishi Sunak has been dealt a fresh blow over his Rwanda legislation as a legal assessment for the Tory right has concluded that the prime minister’s plans are not fit for purpose. Bill Cash, who chairs the “star chamber” of lawyers for the European Research Group, wrote in the Daily Telegraph that “at present” the legislation is not “sufficiently watertight to meet the government’s policy objectives” such as circumventing individual legal challenges by people seeking to remain in the UK. However, Cash believes parliament “can legislate to override the provisions of international treaties, provided it does so in such clear and unambiguous terms that its intention cannot be misunderstood”. Suella Braverman, the former home secretary, has also disputed the prime minister’s assertion that if the bill had gone further, Rwanda’s government would have “collapsed” the deal. She described the claim as “rather strange”. Braverman, who was sacked by Sunak in November, told the Sunday Telegraph: “I’ve been to Rwanda several times and I have spoken to the Rwandan government a lot. It never once …