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by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 07:43:51 PM EST
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UK threatens to charge Palestine Action with terrorism
Arnott has been charged with conspiracy to commit criminal damage against property belonging to Israel's Elbit Systems in the UK and its property manager Jones Lang LaSalle.
Palestine Action activist Richard Barnard, who is also facing multiple charges in relation to direct actions against Elbit and LaSalle, told The Electronic Intifada that he recently experienced something similar when questioned by London's Metropolitan Police.
by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 08:13:41 PM EST
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Of course all related security products "made in Israel" has a back door ...

Australian military to stop using Elbit's battle management system | JPost - May 5, 2021 |

ADM Comment: This flies in the of industry sources who note that in the past 12 months the program has failed two security related milestones and the Commonwealth enforced a stop payment point last year.

Elbit must have known that they were heading towards a decision point that was not entirely in their favour. The suddenness and nature of the cancellation however cannot be answered without calling into question the national security aspect. Back doors into such systems are well known and even expected in some cases. What has happened in this case? We may never know the exact nature of the issue at this unclassified level. The is the nature of Defence.

by Oui on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 08:53:06 PM EST
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About 90 Palestinians injured in Israeli crackdown: Live
"a day after Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque and injured 205 Palestinians"
by Cat on Sun May 9th, 2021 at 02:27:02 PM EST
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by Bernard on Tue May 11th, 2021 at 06:02:22 PM EST
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by Bernard on Thu May 13th, 2021 at 05:54:08 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 01:40:50 PM EST
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Biden's U.N. honeymoon is over
The United States, isolated among the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council in closed-door discussions around issuing a statement calling for restraint on all sides, twice this week used its veto power to block agreement on the statement, diplomats from three Security Council members told POLITICO.
Jim Crow Fusion filibuster quashed
When China, Vietnam, Tunisia and several European members of the Council then proposed to move to an open debate on the issue Friday, the U.S. issued a last-minute objection Thursday, meaning the debate will not take place until at least Tuesday.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield to cater Louisiana comfort food buffet
by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 02:10:29 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 18th, 2021 at 03:15:12 AM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 02:27:14 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 03:08:06 PM EST
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by Bernard on Tue May 18th, 2021 at 08:22:53 PM EST
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Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas
Hours later, the military issued a "clarification." There were no troops inside Gaza. But by then, several major news outlets had erroneously reported the ground offensive was under way.

"They didn't lie," said Or Heller, a veteran military correspondent on Israel's Channel 13 TV. "It was a ["]manipulation["]. It was smart and it was successful."

by Cat on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 03:23:09 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 08:06:59 PM EST
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This is very unfair. How are the poor Israelis to know when this is US policy and when the opposite is the case?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 08:12:37 PM EST
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Benny Gantz to Facebook and TikTok executives: You must take action
a Zoom meeting Thursday night with Facebook executives Nick Clegg, Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications; Joel Kaplan, Vice President of Global Public Policy; and Jordana Cutler, Public Policy Director, Israel & the Jewish Diaspora.

He also held a Zoom meeting with TikTok executives Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust & Safety; Theo Bertram, TikTok's Director of Government Relations and Public Policy in Europe; and Liz Kanter, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy.

by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 06:49:20 PM EST
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and that's OK!
by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 07:29:11 PM EST
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