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Media Erase Links Between Dead Journalists and Hamas; Suggest Israel ‘Targeting Reporters’

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Much attention has been given to figures published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that suggest the ongoing Israel-Hamas war has led to the “deadliest month for journalists since CPJ began gathering data in 1992.”

According to the CPJ, at least 57 journalists and media workers are among the more than 14,000 who have reportedly died since Hamas terrorists rampaged through southern Israel on October 7, with the CPJ describing that day as the deadliest for journalists with six media workers killed.

As of November 26, the CPJ said a total of 50 Palestinian journalists, 4 Israeli journalists, and 3 Lebanese journalists have been killed, in addition to 19 who were reportedly arrested, 11 who were reported injured and 3 who were reported missing.

“Journalists in Gaza face particularly high risks as they try to cover the conflict during the Israeli ground assault, including devastating Israeli airstrikes, disrupted communications, supply shortages and extensive power outages,” the CPJ added in its report.

As it should, the CPJ notes the media organizations and affiliated bodies that the dead journalists worked for. In the case of many Palestinians listed, this included mentioning the fact that they were employed by outlets like Al-Aqsa TV and Quds News Network, which are affiliated with Hamas.

Yet, when it came to the media covering the CPJ’s findings, the connection between the dead journalists and Hamas has been erased, and the details of how they died were made deliberately vague so as to suggest they were killed in the line of duty.

The Guardian, for example, reported how the “spiralling death toll over a six-week period compares with the 42 journalists killed worldwide in the whole of 2022, including 15 who died covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, widely considered a highly dangerous conflict for news media.”

It also quotes at length the committee’s coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Sherif Mansour’s criticism that the “Israeli army has refused to take any responsibility for the killings” and references the CPJ’s “urgent plea to Israel and its Western allies to reform the rules of engagement deployed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to prohibit the use of lethal force against journalists bearing press insignia.”

Yet, even as the outlet stated that it is unclear how many of the journalists were actually covering the conflict at the time of their deaths, The Guardian still failed to mention the terror connections of any of those included in the list — despite the CPJ clearly noting such affiliations.

Meanwhile, ABC News appeared to suggest that the high journalist death toll is a result of the Israeli military being negligent — if not deliberate — during its strikes in the Gaza Strip:

Israeli officials say they are not targeting civilians in Gaza, doing everything they can to minimize civilian casualties and that their goal is solely to eradicate Hamas. Israel has also said that Hamas is intentionally positioning itself near journalists in an attempt to avoid strikes.

However, Israeli airstrikes going on since the beginning of the conflict have targeted hospitals, schools, refugee camps and ambulances, according to nonprofits like the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and UNICEF, sparking wide international outrage and calls for a cease-fire. Israeli officials maintain they are against a cease-fire until all of the 239 hostages believed to be held by Hamas have been released.”

Sadly, ABC News completely omits the salient and well-documented fact that it is proven that Hamas embeds its terror resources within civilian infrastructure, which is what the IDF targets — not schools and hospitals.

Looking through the list of journalists killed during the war, it is noticeable just how many were killed along with family members as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the vicinity of their homes. They were clearly not killed in the course of carrying out media activities. Rather, tragically like thousands of other Palestinians, they are victims of Hamas’ propensity for using the population of Gaza as human shields.

Likewise, the 4 Israeli journalists were murdered by Hamas as part of the October 7 massacre, either when terrorists invaded their homes or attacked the Nova music festival. They were murdered not because they were journalists but because they were Israelis targeted during Hamas’ brutal rampage through southern Israel.

The likelihood that journalists have died in their own homes and not on the job hasn’t stopped the Daily Beast and VOA News from parroting claims the IDF has targeted journalists and media organizations during the war, despite this being a flimsy assertion.

Disturbingly, the Daily Beast even printed the baseless allegation from pro-Hezbollah propaganda network Al Mayadeen that its TV crew was deliberately targeted “owing to the channel’s pro-Palestinian sympathies and its support for Iran’s regional military alliance.”

While an addendum at the bottom of the CPJ’s report claims that “multiple sources have found no evidence to date that any journalist was engaged in militant activity,” it’s frankly absurd that the CPJ includes Hamas-linked media employees in its running tally of journalists killed during the ongoing war. Should they even be considered to be professional media workers if they are effectively in the employ of a terrorist organization?

This became an issue in 2013 when the now-defunct Newseum media museum in Washington DC withdrew two Al Aqsa TV employees from its memorial to fallen journalists after it became clear that the two were also Hamas operatives, blurring the line between journalists and activists.

Absurdly, mainstream media organizations continue to blindly cite the CPJ tally while failing to note the connections to terror groups while the CPJ appears to define journalists as simply anyone driving a car with the letters TV taped to the vehicle.

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Media Create False Moral Equivalence Between Released Hostages and Palestinian Prisoners

During the tense four days that have passed since the start of the Israel-Hamas truce on November 24, media have created a false moral equivalence between the release of Israeli hostages held by the terrorist group and Palestinian prisoners who have been jailed in Israel. Such coverage, which implicitly equates Israel to Hamas and validates the latter’s strategy, may have far-reaching ramifications on the continuation of the war.

In order to achieve that distorted equation between innocent women and children who were abducted from their homes and prisoners who have been charged with acts of violence or terror, media have used three parallel strategies: Sanitizing the Palestinian prisoners, referring to the Israeli hostages as “prisoners” and creating textual and visual symmetry regarding the joyful family reunions of each side.

AP and Reuters Set the Narrative

The Associated Press has managed to incorporate the first two strategies in one headline: “Palestinian families rejoice over release of minors and women in wartime prisoner swap.”

The rest of AP’s story, while including some background on the released Palestinian “minors and women” (but none on the Israeli “prisoners”) carries an empathetic tone that borders on justification for Hamas’ kidnappings. For example, it quotes an official referring to “prisoner exchanges” as “the only hope” for prisoners’ families, without mentioning that she works for a group with terror links:

“These kinds of prisoner exchanges are often the only hope families have to see their sons or fathers released before many years go by,” said Amira Khader, international advocacy officer at Addameer, a group supporting Palestinian prisoners. “It’s what they live for, it’s like a miracle from God.”

Related Reading: Addameer: Why Are Media Ignoring Palestinian NGO’s Fight to Free Terrorists?

The story ends with an emotional quote from a released Palestinian prisoner, who was jailed in Israel for throwing stones:

It was his first glimpse of the world after a year in prison for throwing stones in the northern town of Qalqilya. He was freed even though he had eight months of his sentence left to serve.He turned toward his father, wrapping him into a hug. “Look, I’m almost bigger than you now,” he said.

The hurling of rocks can kill, and it has killed Israelis in the past. It is most certainly not a harmless pastime activity as some media have intimated. The story also does not detail the various charges against most of the released Palestinians, which range from attempted murder and violent assault to terror affiliations.

The same distorted patterns appear in Reuters coverage. A mind-boggling headline refers to Israel and Hamas “prisoners,” including a four-year-old whose parents were brutally murdered in front of her eyes before she was kidnapped to Gaza.

An earlier version of the story included a video featuring a split-screen showing 9-year-old Emily Hand, an Israeli girl released from Hamas captivity, reunited with her father, next to the family reunion of released Palestinian bomber Israa Jaabis:

A textual symmetry followed the visual one: After detailing Hand’s family’s plight, the story ends with a quote from Shorouk Dwayyat. Nowhere does it mention that Dwayyat is a PFLP member who tried to stab Israelis to death:

In comments to Al Jazeera TV from her home, freed prisoner Shorouk Dwayyat, who had served half of her 16-year prison term, said she felt joy mixed with pain. “I feel like I am in a dream, but I hope that the war on Gaza will stop as soon as possible.”

When one of the world’s largest news agencies fails to mention such details, instead presenting terrorists on the same moral level as a 9-year-old who’s been abducted from her home, it violates journalistic and human values alike.

US, UK Media Sanitize and Equate

The New York Times also featured Israa Jaabis, sanitizing her attempted murder by passively blaming her vehicle:

She was arrested that year after her car exploded at a checkpoint near Jerusalem in the West Bank, leaving her disfigured and an Israeli police officer seriously injured.

National Public Radio didn’t even bother checking the facts. It simply published a photo gallery presenting the release of Israeli hostages amid pictures of Palestinians celebrating their prisoners’ release.

The Washington Post, meanwhile, included the following paragraph about the Palestinian prisoners release after a description and photos of the family reunions of freed Israeli children:

Videos posted on social media showed similarly joyful scenes in the West Bank, where Palestinian women and children freed by Israel were reunited with their families. A bus carrying Red Cross staff and the prisoners as part of the second day’s releases arrived to a crowd of supporters holding flags in the occupied West Bank early Sunday.

But the “similarly joyful scenes” were not similar at all. As German magazine Bild has pointed out: “The Israelis celebrate the return of the hostages, the Palestinians the release of prisoners. The difference couldn’t be greater: Israeli parents peacefully hug their released children. Palestinian ex-prisoners are cheered at terror marches”.

The Washington Post also does not say a word about why the Palestinian women and “children” (most of whom were minors) were arrested in the first place.

Israel spokesperson Mark Regev confronted a Sky News anchor about this issue, exposing the fact she was not even aware of the charges against the released Palestinians:

Some media have created an abysmal narrative that whitewashes terrorists by comparing them to innocent toddlers.

Some have minimized the kidnappings that took place on October 7 by equating the suffering of Israeli hostages to that of Palestinians in Israeli jails.

And by doing so, they have created a false moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. They have also implicitly validated Hamas’ strategy of kidnapping Israelis and undermined Israel’s justification to continue fighting against the terror organization.

In a week that may be decisive for the course of the war as the agreed-upon truce between Israel and Hamas comes to an end, media have a responsibility to report the facts, not to create them.

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Media Erase Links Between Dead Journalists and Hamas; Suggest Israel ‘Targeting Reporters’

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Much attention has been given to figures published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that suggest the ongoing Israel-Hamas war has led to the “deadliest month for journalists since CPJ began gathering data in 1992.”

According to the CPJ, at least 57 journalists and media workers are among the more than 14,000 who have reportedly died since Hamas terrorists rampaged through southern Israel on October 7, with the CPJ describing that day as the deadliest for journalists with six media workers killed.

As of November 26, the CPJ said a total of 50 Palestinian journalists, 4 Israeli journalists, and 3 Lebanese journalists have been killed, in addition to 19 who were reportedly arrested, 11 who were reported injured and 3 who were reported missing.

“Journalists in Gaza face particularly high risks as they try to cover the conflict during the Israeli ground assault, including devastating Israeli airstrikes, disrupted communications, supply shortages and extensive power outages,” the CPJ added in its report.

As it should, the CPJ notes the media organizations and affiliated bodies that the dead journalists worked for. In the case of many Palestinians listed, this included mentioning the fact that they were employed by outlets like Al-Aqsa TV and Quds News Network, which are affiliated with Hamas.

Yet, when it came to the media covering the CPJ’s findings, the connection between the dead journalists and Hamas has been erased, and the details of how they died were made deliberately vague so as to suggest they were killed in the line of duty.

The Guardian, for example, reported how the “spiralling death toll over a six-week period compares with the 42 journalists killed worldwide in the whole of 2022, including 15 who died covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, widely considered a highly dangerous conflict for news media.”

It also quotes at length the committee’s coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Sherif Mansour’s criticism that the “Israeli army has refused to take any responsibility for the killings” and references the CPJ’s “urgent plea to Israel and its Western allies to reform the rules of engagement deployed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to prohibit the use of lethal force against journalists bearing press insignia.”

Yet, even as the outlet stated that it is unclear how many of the journalists were actually covering the conflict at the time of their deaths, The Guardian still failed to mention the terror connections of any of those included in the list — despite the CPJ clearly noting such affiliations.

Meanwhile, ABC News appeared to suggest that the high journalist death toll is a result of the Israeli military being negligent — if not deliberate — during its strikes in the Gaza Strip:

Israeli officials say they are not targeting civilians in Gaza, doing everything they can to minimize civilian casualties and that their goal is solely to eradicate Hamas. Israel has also said that Hamas is intentionally positioning itself near journalists in an attempt to avoid strikes.

However, Israeli airstrikes going on since the beginning of the conflict have targeted hospitals, schools, refugee camps and ambulances, according to nonprofits like the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and UNICEF, sparking wide international outrage and calls for a cease-fire. Israeli officials maintain they are against a cease-fire until all of the 239 hostages believed to be held by Hamas have been released.”

Sadly, ABC News completely omits the salient and well-documented fact that it is proven that Hamas embeds its terror resources within civilian infrastructure, which is what the IDF targets — not schools and hospitals.

Looking through the list of journalists killed during the war, it is noticeable just how many were killed along with family members as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the vicinity of their homes. They were clearly not killed in the course of carrying out media activities. Rather, tragically like thousands of other Palestinians, they are victims of Hamas’ propensity for using the population of Gaza as human shields.

Likewise, the 4 Israeli journalists were murdered by Hamas as part of the October 7 massacre, either when terrorists invaded their homes or attacked the Nova music festival. They were murdered not because they were journalists but because they were Israelis targeted during Hamas’ brutal rampage through southern Israel.

The likelihood that journalists have died in their own homes and not on the job hasn’t stopped the Daily Beast and VOA News from parroting claims the IDF has targeted journalists and media organizations during the war, despite this being a flimsy assertion.

Disturbingly, the Daily Beast even printed the baseless allegation from pro-Hezbollah propaganda network Al Mayadeen that its TV crew was deliberately targeted “owing to the channel’s pro-Palestinian sympathies and its support for Iran’s regional military alliance.”

While an addendum at the bottom of the CPJ’s report claims that “multiple sources have found no evidence to date that any journalist was engaged in militant activity,” it’s frankly absurd that the CPJ includes Hamas-linked media employees in its running tally of journalists killed during the ongoing war. Should they even be considered to be professional media workers if they are effectively in the employ of a terrorist organization?

This became an issue in 2013 when the now-defunct Newseum media museum in Washington DC withdrew two Al Aqsa TV employees from its memorial to fallen journalists after it became clear that the two were also Hamas operatives, blurring the line between journalists and activists.

Absurdly, mainstream media organizations continue to blindly cite the CPJ tally while failing to note the connections to terror groups while the CPJ appears to define journalists as simply anyone driving a car with the letters TV taped to the vehicle.

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5 Economic Disasters We Were Warned About in Advance That Are Happening Right Now

Reprinted from NOQ report.

Our leaders were able to successfully kick the can down the road for a long time, but now many of our long-term problems are becoming short-term problems, and the economic outlook for the remainder of 2023 is extremely bleak.  But none of the economic hardships that we are experiencing at this moment should shock any of us.

The truth is that we were warned about all of these things well ahead of time.  Many independent voices have been warning us that there would be severe consequences for the exceedingly foolish economic decisions that our leaders were making, and now those severe consequences are starting to play out right in front of our eyes.  The following are 5 economic disasters we were warned about in advance that are happening right now…

#1 We were warned that a great commercial real estate crisis would be coming, and now it is here.  In fact, we just witnessed another massive default

With recent stress in the regional banking sector, sentiment in US commercial real estate (CRE) – and especially the office sector – has turned negative as investors prepare for potential spillover effects (with JPMMorgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs all joining the gloom parade), especially as high-profile defaults continue to make headlines as borrowers face higher debt service costs and refinancing becomes much harder ahead of a $400 billion CRE debt maturities this year alone.

The latest headline fueling concerns about a potential CRE crisis involves a fund belonging to CRE giant Brookfield defaulting on a $161.4 million mortgage for twelve office buildings in Washington, DC.

According to Bloomberg, the loan was transferred to a special servicer working with “the borrower to execute a pre-negotiation agreement and to determine the path forward.”

#2 We were warned that there would be widespread layoffs as economic conditions in the United States deteriorated.  Sadly, that is now happening all around us.  For example, on Monday accounting firm Ernst & Young announced that they will be laying off thousands of highly paid workers

Ernst & Young said Monday that it would eliminate roughly 3,000 jobs from its US workforce as it pivots to address shifts in demand and “overcapacity” in sections of its business.

The cuts represent less than 5% of the US firm’s total workforce. EY described the workforce reduction as “part of the ongoing management of our business” and said it didn’t stem from the firm’s recent failure to implement a global breakup.

#3 We were warned that the largest corporate debt bubble in the history of the world would eventually burst, and now corporations are beginning to default on their debts at a rate that should deeply alarm all of us

More companies around the world defaulted on their debts in the first three months of this year than in any quarter since late 2020, when businesses were still hamstrung by restrictions to stop the spread of Covid.

In a report Tuesday, credit rating agency Moody’s said 33 of the corporations it rates defaulted on their debts in the first quarter, the highest level since the last quarter of 2020 when 47 companies defaulted. Almost half, or 15 companies, defaulted last month — the highest monthly count since December 2020.

Defaulting firms included Silicon Valley Bank, which collapsed in March, its holding company SVB Financial Group and Signature Bank.

#4 We were warned that we would witness a dramatic surge in bankruptcies in 2023, and that is precisely what is happening

Bankruptcy filings across the United States rose for the third straight month in March in all major industries. A total of 42,368 new bankruptcies were filed last month, according to data from Epiq Bankruptcy, a provider of U.S. bankruptcy court data, technology, and services.

This is 17 percent up from the 36,068 filings in March 2022 and is the highest number of monthly bankruptcy filings since April 2021.

Data from S&P Global Market Intelligence showed 71 corporate bankruptcy petitions in March, a jump from 58 in the previous month. This is the highest monthly total since July 2020 and the fourth straight month of increases.

#5 We were warned that the rest of the world would eventually start rejecting the U.S. dollar, and now “de-dollarization” is happening at a “stunning” pace…

The dollar is losing its reserve status at a faster pace than generally accepted as many analysts have failed to account for last year’s wild exchange rate moves, according to Stephen Jen.

The greenback’s share in global reserves slid last year at 10 times the average speed of the past two decades as a number of countries looked for alternatives after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered sanctions, Jen and his Eurizon SLJ Capital Ltd. colleague Joana Freire wrote in a note. Adjusting for exchange rate movements, the dollar has lost about 11% of its market share since 2016 and double that amount since 2008, they said.

“The dollar suffered a stunning collapse in 2022 in its market share as a reserve currency, presumably due to its muscular use of sanctions,” Jen and Freire wrote. “Exceptional actions taken by the US and its allies against Russia have startled large reserve-holding countries,” most of which are emerging economies from the so-called Global South, they said.

Unfortunately, we are still only in the very early stages of this economic meltdown.

The general population is starting to understand that things have gone horribly wrong, and a CNBC survey that was just released discovered that Americans “have never been more negative about the economy” than they are at this moment…

Amid persistent inflation, higher interest rates and recession worries, Americans have never been more negative about the economy, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

A record 69% of the public holds negative views about the economy both now and in the future, the highest percentage in the survey’s 17-year history.

Even during the darkest days of 2008 and 2009 Americans were more optimistic about the future of the economy than they are right now.

Just think about that. We are in really deep trouble.

Of course this new economic crisis will take some time to fully play out. But it has officially arrived.

The months ahead are going to be filled with economic pain, and that is going to cause a tremendous amount of turmoil throughout our entire society.

Michael’s new book entitled “End Times” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

Article cross-posted from The Economic Collapse Blog.

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Iran’s nuclear facility ‘so deep underground’ airstrikes ‘likely couldn’t reach it’

With a very clear message to supporters, Michigan Democrat, Representative Rashida Tlaib, asked for money specifically in order to combat “Israel’s apartheid regime.” The anti-Semitic plea for money was given on the heels of an anti-Semitic event she hosted last week.

Tlaib, who is a member of what has been deemed as the “Squad” in congress, is infamously known as a group of extremely progressive liberals of elected leaders in the United States government.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Tlaib hosted the fundraising event to celebrate the “Nakba” which is a Palestinian term for the creation of Israel that loosely translates as “catastrophe.”

In the email to her supporters, Tlaib pledges to confront “Israel’s apartheid regime” and work to cut off the billions of dollars the United States allocates to protect Israel from terrorism.

“The U.S. government enables and perpetuates the Israeli government’s war crimes and massacres with U.S.-made weapons and billions in unconditional funding,” Tlaib wrote in the pitch, asking supporters to “chip in” so that she can “stand up to U.S. and Israeli attempts to silence and erase Palestinians.”

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Tlaib in the pitch boasts about her ability to hold the anti-Semitic event last week, even after it was initially canceled by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), as the Washington Free Beacon first reported. After McCarthy intervened on the House side, Tlaib enlisted socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) to reserve her space on the Senate side of the Capitol, where McCarthy has no jurisdiction.

“In an attempt to suppress the truth and silence Palestinian voices, McCarthy tried to stop the event by blocking the use of the auditorium it was planned for,” Tlaib wrote in the fundraising email. “But he failed to silence those voices or their truth, as the event proceeded in a different location with a packed, standing-room-only audience.”

“The U.S. government enables and perpetuates the Israeli government’s war crimes and massacres with U.S.-made weapons and billions in unconditional funding,” Tlaib continued, asking supporters to “chip in” so that she can “stand up to U.S. and Israeli attempts to silence and erase Palestinians.”

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FBI whistleblowers testify: Bureau retaliated after they objected to politicization

With a very clear message to supporters, Michigan Democrat, Representative Rashida Tlaib, asked for money specifically in order to combat “Israel’s apartheid regime.” The anti-Semitic plea for money was given on the heels of an anti-Semitic event she hosted last week.

Tlaib, who is a member of what has been deemed as the “Squad” in congress, is infamously known as a group of extremely progressive liberals of elected leaders in the United States government.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Tlaib hosted the fundraising event to celebrate the “Nakba” which is a Palestinian term for the creation of Israel that loosely translates as “catastrophe.”

In the email to her supporters, Tlaib pledges to confront “Israel’s apartheid regime” and work to cut off the billions of dollars the United States allocates to protect Israel from terrorism.

“The U.S. government enables and perpetuates the Israeli government’s war crimes and massacres with U.S.-made weapons and billions in unconditional funding,” Tlaib wrote in the pitch, asking supporters to “chip in” so that she can “stand up to U.S. and Israeli attempts to silence and erase Palestinians.”

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Tlaib in the pitch boasts about her ability to hold the anti-Semitic event last week, even after it was initially canceled by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), as the Washington Free Beacon first reported. After McCarthy intervened on the House side, Tlaib enlisted socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) to reserve her space on the Senate side of the Capitol, where McCarthy has no jurisdiction.

“In an attempt to suppress the truth and silence Palestinian voices, McCarthy tried to stop the event by blocking the use of the auditorium it was planned for,” Tlaib wrote in the fundraising email. “But he failed to silence those voices or their truth, as the event proceeded in a different location with a packed, standing-room-only audience.”

“The U.S. government enables and perpetuates the Israeli government’s war crimes and massacres with U.S.-made weapons and billions in unconditional funding,” Tlaib continued, asking supporters to “chip in” so that she can “stand up to U.S. and Israeli attempts to silence and erase Palestinians.”

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Democrat Rep Rashida Tlaib asks for funds to fight ‘Israel’s apartheid regime’

With a very clear message to supporters, Michigan Democrat, Representative Rashida Tlaib, asked for money specifically in order to combat “Israel’s apartheid regime.” The anti-Semitic plea for money was given on the heels of an anti-Semitic event she hosted last week.

Tlaib, who is a member of what has been deemed as the “Squad” in congress, is infamously known as a group of extremely progressive liberals of elected leaders in the United States government.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Tlaib hosted the fundraising event to celebrate the “Nakba” which is a Palestinian term for the creation of Israel that loosely translates as “catastrophe.”

In the email to her supporters, Tlaib pledges to confront “Israel’s apartheid regime” and work to cut off the billions of dollars the United States allocates to protect Israel from terrorism.

“The U.S. government enables and perpetuates the Israeli government’s war crimes and massacres with U.S.-made weapons and billions in unconditional funding,” Tlaib wrote in the pitch, asking supporters to “chip in” so that she can “stand up to U.S. and Israeli attempts to silence and erase Palestinians.”

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Tlaib in the pitch boasts about her ability to hold the anti-Semitic event last week, even after it was initially canceled by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), as the Washington Free Beacon first reported. After McCarthy intervened on the House side, Tlaib enlisted socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) to reserve her space on the Senate side of the Capitol, where McCarthy has no jurisdiction.

“In an attempt to suppress the truth and silence Palestinian voices, McCarthy tried to stop the event by blocking the use of the auditorium it was planned for,” Tlaib wrote in the fundraising email. “But he failed to silence those voices or their truth, as the event proceeded in a different location with a packed, standing-room-only audience.”

“The U.S. government enables and perpetuates the Israeli government’s war crimes and massacres with U.S.-made weapons and billions in unconditional funding,” Tlaib continued, asking supporters to “chip in” so that she can “stand up to U.S. and Israeli attempts to silence and erase Palestinians.”

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BREAKING: Federal Indictment of Trump in Classified Documents Probe has been Unsealed

After hours of debate, the House voted Wednesday night to approve a bipartisan debt-ceiling deal, taking a step toward averting a default on U.S. debt. The measure passed with 314 members voting in favor and 117 members voting in opposition.  149 Republicans and 165 Democrats voted to approve the bill, while 71 Republicans and 46 Democrats voted against it.

National Review writes the measure’s passage secures “a victory for House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who managed to keep his caucus together despite a challenge from House Freedom Caucus members intent on securing greater spending concessions from the Biden White House.”

The bill will now head to the Senate. McCarthy said the measure is the “largest spending cut that Congress has ever voted for,” but faced opposition from members of his caucus who believe the deal “didn’t go far enough in restoring pre-Covid spending levels.”

In his speech on the House floor Wednesday before the vote, McCarthy pleaded with his colleagues to support what he had bargained for with Biden:

“They demanded a clean debt limit, which really means they spend more and you pay more in taxes. House Republicans said ‘no’,” McCarthy said.“Over the past four months, we fought hard to change how Washington works. We stopped the Democrats from writing a blank check after the largest spending binge in American history… The Fiscal Responsibility Act is the biggest spending cut in American history.”

National Review reports:

The agreement suspends the nation’s $31.4 trillion debt limit through January 1, 2025, and caps spending in the 2024 and 2025 budgets.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the deal will reduce budget deficits by about $1.5 trillion between 2023 and 2033. Director of the CBO Phillip Swagel projected that there would be reductions in discretionary outlays of $1.3 trillion over the 2024–2033 period. Mandatory spending would decrease by $10 billion, revenues would decrease by $2 billion over the same period, and the interest on the public debt would decline by $188 billion.

Biden warned of the consequences of default, saying what would follow would include an economic recession, devastated retirement accounts, and millions of jobs lost.

“I made clear from the start of negotiations that the only path forward was a bipartisan budget agreement,” explained Biden on Twitter. “No one got everything they wanted. But that’s the responsibility of governing.”

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Dem sponsored Bill would allow ‘vulnerable’ LGBTQ illegal immigrants to be immune from border detention

Two Democrats, Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey have found a way to combine two extremely progressive policies to create even worse outcomes.

The Democratic leaders are sponsoring the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, which would allow for “vulnerable” migrants  to “not be detained,” Fox News reported. Vulnerable groups, according to the bill, include migrants who identify as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex,” don’t speak English, or have experienced “severe trauma.”

“This is a measure that will go a long way to restore humanity and dignity to the immigration system.” Jayapal said.

The Washington Free Beacon notes that under the Democrat proposed bill, the Department of Homeland Security could only detain a migrant identified as “vulnerable” if the agency could prove that it is “unreasonable or not practicable to place the alien in a community-based supervision program.”

The bill contains a host of other provisions that makes it more difficult to detain migrants of any status, imposing, for instance, a “presumption that the alien should be released” during custody hearings.

The border crisis has intensified since President Joe Biden took office. Border Patrol agents reported 162,317 migrant encounters in March, which was an increase of 32,000 migrants from February. The Washington Times reported that eleven of the migrants were listed on the terror watch list. 

Title 42, the policy allowing agents to turn illegal immigrants away due to the pandemic, will expire on May 11. Biden’s enforcement of it has come into question, with new reporting showing the administration accepted 99 percent of migrants’ requests made through an immigration app for exemptions from the policy, adds the Washington Free Beacon.

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Chicago Mayor asks Texas Governor not to send more migrants, causing the liberal city a ‘humanitarian crisis’

Two Democrats, Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey have found a way to combine two extremely progressive policies to create even worse outcomes.

The Democratic leaders are sponsoring the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, which would allow for “vulnerable” migrants  to “not be detained,” Fox News reported. Vulnerable groups, according to the bill, include migrants who identify as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex,” don’t speak English, or have experienced “severe trauma.”

“This is a measure that will go a long way to restore humanity and dignity to the immigration system.” Jayapal said.

The Washington Free Beacon notes that under the Democrat proposed bill, the Department of Homeland Security could only detain a migrant identified as “vulnerable” if the agency could prove that it is “unreasonable or not practicable to place the alien in a community-based supervision program.”

The bill contains a host of other provisions that makes it more difficult to detain migrants of any status, imposing, for instance, a “presumption that the alien should be released” during custody hearings.

The border crisis has intensified since President Joe Biden took office. Border Patrol agents reported 162,317 migrant encounters in March, which was an increase of 32,000 migrants from February. The Washington Times reported that eleven of the migrants were listed on the terror watch list. 

Title 42, the policy allowing agents to turn illegal immigrants away due to the pandemic, will expire on May 11. Biden’s enforcement of it has come into question, with new reporting showing the administration accepted 99 percent of migrants’ requests made through an immigration app for exemptions from the policy, adds the Washington Free Beacon.

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NOTE: The opinions expressed in the Sara Carter posts are not necessarily (but probably pretty much) the opinions of Cogny Mann.

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