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US Marine Rapid Response Force moving closer to Israel

Two defense officials familiar with the planning said a US Marine Rapid Response Force, consisting of 2,000 Marines and sailors as part of an effort to prevent widening "conflict between Israel and Hamas." US Marine rapid response force moving toward Israel as Pentagon strengthens military posture in region | CNN Politics Marine Expeditionary Unit moves closer to Israel via Red Sea | Fox News US Marine rapid response force headed to waters off Israel - report - The Jerusalem Post

Israeli airstrike kills Hamas commander Ayman Nofal in Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza

Israel targeted Hamas in southern Gaza, and announced that a strike killed a top Hamas military commander Ayman Nofal was killed in the Bureij refugee camp. The strikes from Israel have also killed about 100 civilians, who fled south to avoid the invasion from the north. Israel bombs Gaza region where civilians were told to seek refuge, as mediators try to unlock aid - ABC News Chief of Hamas military brigade killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza | The Times of Israel Israel Defense Forces on X: "We just eliminated Ayman Nofal, a senior Hamas operative. Nofal was the Commander of Hamas’ Central Brigade in Gaza and the former Head of Military Intelligence. Nofal directed many attacks against Israeli civilians and besides being one of the most dominant figures in the… https://t.co/t686L6gSuN" / X Newsweek on X: "Ayman Nofal was responsible for Hamas operations in central Gaza and had significant influence over coordination with other armed groups. 馃敆 - https://t.co/0lCWIP5Oh

Iran warns Israel of 'pre-emptive action' if there is a ground invasion in Gaza

Iran's foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warned Monday, October 16, 2023 of a possible "pre-emptive action" against Israel if a ground offensive occurs in the Gaza Strip. Iran FM warns of imminent 'preemptive action' against Israel by 'resistance axis' | The Times of Israel Iran says 'preemptive action' by resistance front expected in coming hours | Reuters Iran warns of ‘pre-emptive action’ as Israel readies Gaza ground offensive | South China Morning Post Iran Warns Of 'Pre-emptive Action' Against Israel | Barron's Iran warns Israel of imminent ‘preemptive action’ if attacks worsens in Gaza - YouTube  - Al Jazeera English 'In Coming Hours...': Iran's Biggest 'Preemptive Action' Warning To Israel On Gaza Offensive | Watch - YouTube  - Hindustan Times Hossein Amir-Abdollahian - Wikipedia

Wexner Foundation terminates relationship with Harvard University

The Wexner Foundation, a philanthropic organization that focuses on developing Jewish professional and volunteer leaders in North America and public leaders in Israel, has severed ties with Harvard University. "While we intend to develop new strategies and initiatives to develop Israel’s civil service leaders, The Wexner Foundation is formally ending its financial and programmatic relationships with Harvard and the Harvard Kennedy School" "The current class of Wexner Israel Fellows, Class 34, will be the last to complete the MPA Program and we will no longer send Wexner Senior Leaders for the Executive Program." Harvard suffers major loss as 'stunned and sickened' Wexner Foundation pulls $2M+ support  -- Boston Herald Wexner Foundation Cuts Ties With Harvard After ‘Dismal Failure’ To Condemn Hamas | News | The Harvard Crimson Wexner Foundation says it’s terminating Harvard University relationship | Fox Business Home – The Wexner Foundation PRIOR NEWS ... ‘Co

NWS Short Range Nationwide Forecast Discussion Valid 12Z Tue Oct 17 2023 - 12Z Thu Oct 19 2023

Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 400 AM EDT Tue Oct 17 2023 Valid 12Z Tue Oct 17 2023 - 12Z Thu Oct 19 2023 An Alberta clipper will bring very gusty winds and a round of rain across the northern Plains later today and Wednesday, spreading into the Great Lakes Wednesday night and early Thursday... A warming trend is in store for the eastern half of the country as an expansive cool airmass moderates... Warm and dry air across much of the western U.S. will spread into the Plains but rainy conditions remain over the Pacific Northwest...

Hamas releases first video of hostage following capture on Saturday, October 7, 2023

Hamas released the first hostage video on Monday, October 16, 2023 from an attack on Israel a little over one week ago. Mia Schem was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on Saturday, October 7, 2023 while attending a desert rave in Kibbutz Re’im, where the gunmen massacred over 260 people at the festival near the border with Gaza. Attacks from paragliders were part of the invasion that advanced to kill and capture innocent civilians, including Mia Schem. In first, Hamas terror group releases clip of hostage it captured in Oct. 7 onslaught | The Times of Israel Hamas releases hostage video of Franco-Israeli woman | Reuters ‘Bring my baby back alive’: Families of Israeli hostages cling to hope  - FRANCE 24 Biden to visit Israel this week; Hamas releases clip of hostage asking to be freed in  - ynetnews.com Hamas releases first hostage video - YouTube  - KTLA (begins 1:03 in news presentation)

Kampeas: Two lawmakers affiliated with 'The Squad' will not speak to hometown Jewish newspapers

Two lawmakers affiliated with the Squad are allegedly refusing to talk to their hometown Jewish newspapers -- in Pittsburgh and St. Louis. Ron Kampeas on X: "Two of the cosponsors, @CoriBush and @RepSummerLee will not speak to their hometown Jewish media, a policy that inhibits making the pitch to their constituents for inherently controversial legislation" / X Congresswoman Cori Bush on X: "We must do everything we can to save lives. @RepRashida, @RepAndreCarson, @RepSummerLee, @RepDeliaramirez, and I are introducing the #CeasefireNOW Resolution to call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and Palestine. I urge my colleagues to join us. https://t.co/DlZ2k365zL" / X

Prepare-to-deploy orders for 2,000 U.S. troops for possible support of Israel in war with Hamas

Prepare-to-deploy orders issued on Monday, October 16, 2023. US troops located in the Middle East and outside the Middle East, including Europe could be deployed to served advising and medical support roles. Initially, no infantry has prepare-to-deploy orders.  U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group has already joined the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Picks Troops to Prepare for Potential Deployment to Middle East Pentagon puts troops on notice to prepare to deploy to support Israel: reports | The Hill About 2,000 U.S. troops told to prepare for deployment in response to Israel-Hamas war  - NBC News (1) US troops prepare for potential deployment to Israel - YouTube  - Fox News

Two Swedish nationals shot and killed in Brussels by Militant Islamist; Belgium raises terror alert to top level

A fatal shooting killed two Swedish nationals about three miles (5km) from the King Baudouin Stadium in north Brussels shortly after 7:00 p.m. local time Monday, October 16, 2023, which was around 45 minutes before kick-off of the UEFA Euro 2024. Following a suspected terrorist attack in Brussels this evening, it has been decided after consultation with the two teams and the local police authorities, that the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying match between Belgium and Sweden is abandoned. Further communication will be made in due course. -- UEFA Brussels 'on highest terror alert' and football fans told to stay in stadium after two shot dead | World News | Sky News Brussels shooting: Two Swedes killed and suspect still at large - BBC News Two Swedes shot dead in Brussels, Belgium raises terror alert to top level | Reuters *Militant Islamist* attacks in Belgium | Reuters Gunman kills two Swedes in Brussels, prompting terror alert and halt of Belgium-Sweden soccer match | AP News Belgium-

Suzanne Somers dies at age 77, the day before her birthday

Suzanne Somers died Sunday, October 15, 2023 -- the day before her 77th birthday. Her publisher R. Couri Hay shared that she "survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years."  “Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly”  -- R. Couri Hay She was initially best known as an actress with John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt in Three's Company.  John Ritter at age 54 died suddenly from an aortic dissection. She also was well know Thighmaster infomercials. She also performed for USO overseas. Access Hollywood on X: "#SuzanneSomers "peacefully" passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 76 https://t.co/mtRbz0VM1H" / X Suzanne Somers, 'Three's Company' actress, dead at 76 | CNN Good Morning America on X: "In 2020, GMA interviewed Suzanne Somers as she reflected on some of the most

Sweden gangland crime ruled by immigrants connected to Kurdistan Iraq, Iran, and Turkey

Several fatal shootings were reported in Sweden in September 2023 -- two in Uppsala and two in Stockholm. Over 100 attempted explosive attacks were reported, and 90 achieved explosions were reported in 2022. Rawa Majid, born in Iran while fleeing from Iraq Kurdistan, is the suspected main leader of the Foxtrot criminal organization linked to multiple shootings and bombings in Sweden. Majid was possibly arrested in Iran on October 9, 2023 near the Turkey-Iran border.

American death count in Israel rises to 30 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 -- since Saturday October 7, 2023

The U.S. State Department confirmed Sunday October 15, 2023 that 30 Americans were killed in Israel during the Hamas attack. The State Department also reported that 13 Americans are still missing. 30 Americans confirmed dead from Hamas attacks on Israel – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Israel-Gaza live updates: - ABC News Casualty  -- US Dept of Defense

Iran threatens Israel before Israeli ground invasion of Gaza

Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warns Israel of 'huge earthquake' if Lebanon's Hezbollah get involved, and said Iran will have to respond if Israeli operation continues in Gaza.  Iran threatens Israel over looming ground offensive in Gaza: report | Fox News Iran’s foreign minister warns Israel to stop Gaza attacks | AP News Iran’s foreign minister warns Israel it could suffer ‘a huge earthquake’ - POLITICO Iran threatens: 'No one can guarantee' control of situation if Israel enters Gaza | The Times of Israel Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned Israel of retaliation if it enters Gaza - YouTube  -- Al Jazeera English

IDF: Hamas observed blocking evacuation routes from Gaza

Former Israeli special operator Aaron Cohen says a phony delay of Israel's ground invasion may have offered extra time if new intelligence was gathered regarding the state of hostages taken by Hamas in Gaza. IDF posted evidence of Hamas obstructing evacuation -- social media observations, telephone recordings, bodies found near the Gaza border. Hamas seen blocking evacuation routes in Gaza - IDF - The Jerusalem Post Israel Defense Forces on X: "Listen to this phone call. A Gaza resident trying to evacuate southward tells an IDF Intelligence Officer about how Hamas is not letting them leave. https://t.co/R9purqIZhs" / X Hamas Tells Civilians Not to Evacuate to the South  - WSJ Israel Opens 2nd 'Path Of Safety' Amid War With Terrorist But Hamas Is Blocking Exit Routes | Times Now | India News, Times Now Israel-Hamas Conflict: IDF Announces Temporary Pause In Operations For Gaza Evacuation Amid Anticipated Ground Offensive Israel-Hamas war: Hezbollah claims responsib

Berlin 2023: Woman's home in Berlin branded with Star of David following Hamas attack in Israel

A Jewish woman who discovered a blue Star of David on her front door of her residence in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of northeast Berlin, called the police, but was told the police were busy, and that she should make an online notification to the police department. She was also told to removed the symbol. Shock: Jewish Home in Berlin Marked with Star of David Symbol  - Breitbart Star of David graffitied on Berlin homes in chilling echo of Nazi crimes  - The Telegraph 'The situation is tense': Rise in anti-Semitic incidents worries Jewish community in Europe | Euronews Antonia Yamin 讗谞讟讜谞讬讛 讬诪讬谉 on X: "1/2 讗转诪讜诇 讘诇讬诇讛 专讜住住 诪讙谉 讚讜讚 诪讞讜抓 诇讘谞讬讬谉 讘砖讻讜谞转 驻专谞爪诇讗讜讘专讙 讘讘专诇讬谉. 砖讜讞讞转讬 讻专讙注 注诐 转讜砖讘转 讛讘谞讬讬谉: ״讗讬讱 砖专讗讬转讬 讗转 讝讛 讛转拽砖专转讬 诇诪砖讟专讛 讗讱 讛诐 讗诪专讜 诇讬 砖讗讬谉 诇讛诐 讻专讙注 驻谞讬讜转 诇砖诇讜讞 谞讬讬讚转 讜砖讗讙讬砖 讗转 讛转诇讜谞讛 讗讜谞诇讬讬谉. 讛诐 讛诪诇讬爪讜 诇讬 诇讛住讬专 讗转 讛诪讙谉 讚讜讚 讻讬 讛砖讗专转讜 注诇 讛讚诇转 注砖讜讬讛 诇注讜专专 注讜讚 转讙讜讘讜转 讗讝 https://t.co/ktnCwlsJtz" / X  - posted Oct 13 2023 Last night a Star of David was sprayed ou

NYC Judge Valentina Morales releases Venezuelan migrant accused of stabbing a man in Times Square

Last week released, NYC Judge Valentina Morales released a Venezuelan migrant without bail after he allegedly stabbed a man with broken bottle in Times Square about 2:15 a.m. October 2, 2023 during a fight on 39th Street. Soft-on-crime judge freed violent criminals, including alleged migrant stabber  - New York Post Walter Almachi Leal - Google Search  (suspect's name) NYC judge releases teen gangbanger after admitting he's a flight risk  - New York Post Valentina M. Morales - Ballotpedia Hon. Valentina Morales – Latino Judges Association Mayor de Blasio Appoints Three Judges to Criminal and Civil Court | City of New York  - NYC.gov Criminal Court  - NYC.gov

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) gets into shouting match with activist Jew concerned about genocide of Palestinians

A shouting match between Rep. George Santos (R-NY) and a Jewish activist, who was asking politicians what they planned to do about the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli military, occurred Friday, the 13th, October, 2023. The verbal exchange took place in the Longworth House Office building, where House Republicans were working to pick their nominee for Speaker. Santos gets into shouting match with activist | The Hill George Santos calls Jewish man "human scum" during heated exchange on Capitol Hill  - y!news George Santos Has Meltdown While Holding Mystery Baby George Santos shouts ’human scum’ at protester in Capitol | News | Independent TV The House GOP’s Crazy Week Gets Even Weirder With George Santos Tirade | The New Republic Santos screams at anti-Israel protester, calls him 'human scum' | LiveNOW from FOX - YouTube Longworth House Office Building - Google Maps

Solar Eclipse: Residents in nine states can see 'ring of fire' annular solar eclipse, the rest in U.S. can see 'bite' out of sun

Residents in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas and parts of  California, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona can see annular solar eclipse occurring of North America on Saturday October 14, 2023. The annular solar eclipse is a 'ring of fire' sun. Areas east and west of these states will not see a 'ring of fire' but will see a bit out of the solar disc. The further away from these annular solar eclipse states, the smaller the bite. Chicago residents will see about a 45% bite out of the sun -- weather permitting; it's cloudy. New York residents will only see about a 25% bite out of the sun. REMEMBER DON'T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse will cross the U.S. on Saturday: Here's how to see it  -- NBC NASA TV Live - NASA The Ring of Fire: 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse (Official NASA Broadcast) - YouTube

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Middle East to protest Israel military action in Gaza following Hamas invasion

Amman, Jordan; Sanaa, Yemen; Baghdad, Iraq; Cairo, Egypt; Damascus, Syria and more protested Israeli military action in Gaza after Hamas invaded Israel and fire rockets from Gaza on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Tens of thousands across Middle East protest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza - CBS News Muslims protest across Middle East in support of Palestinians | AP News Israel-Gaza conflict: Thousands join protests in support of Palestinians in Middle East and beyond - YouTube  -- Global NEWS (Canadian-based)

France bans pro-Palestinian rallies, protests; uses tear gas, water cannon to enforce

President Emmanuel Macron urged the French to remain united, and banned pro-Palestinian demonstrations, following the Hamas attack in Israel on Saturday, October 7, 2023. French police used teargas and a water canon to enforce the ban on a pro-Palestinian protest in Paris on Thursday, October 12, 2023. France orders ban on all pro-Palestinian protests  – POLITICO France uses teargas on banned pro-Palestinian rally as Macron calls for calm | Reuters RadioGenoa on X: "Police in Paris arrest pro-Hamas Muslims. https://t.co/djXl46D4Ri" / X Sky News on X: "1,300 Israelis have been killed since Hamas conducted an attack on the weekend, and more than 1,700 Palestinians have been killed in retaliatory strikes. Hundreds of people defied a police ban on pro-Palestinian protests and demonstrated in Paris 馃憠 https://t.co/45PISNcMx8 https://t.co/23w15CseO5" / X 馃┓馃Alissa馃馃┓ on X: "French police used teargas and water cannon to break up a banned rally in support of the Pal

Israeli infantry forces, tanks enter Gaza for limited, localized raids

Localized raids of Israeli infantry are not the major invasion of ground forces that is expected reported by FOX News on Friday, October 13, 2023. The IDF conducted raids in Gazan territory to eliminate the threat of terrorist cells and infrastructure. According to the IDF, soldiers collected evidence that will aid in locating hostages. The Israeli Air Force  (IAF) continued striking Hamas terrorist targets and anti-tank missile launchers in Gaza immediately after they were used to attack Israel. Israeli forces entered Gaza for localized raids, IDF tells Fox News | Fox News Trey Yingst on X: "TODAY: Israeli forces entered Gaza to conduct limited operational raids" / X Israel Defense Forces on X: "馃敾 The past 24hrs: The IDF conducted raids in Gazan territory to eliminate the threat of terrorist cells and infrastructure. Soldiers collected evidence that will aid in馃搷locating hostages. The IAF continued striking Hamas terrorist targets and anti-tank missile launchers in… ht

Israel shelling targets Hezbollah, kills Reuters journalist

Shelling that occurred during exchange of gunfire between Israeli troops and Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group killed a Reuters journalist and wounded other journalists. Israeli shelling along Lebanon border kills 1 journalist, wounds 6 | AP News Israeli shelling strikes Lebanese army post after infiltration warning | Reuters Reuters videographer killed in southern Lebanon | Reuters ALSO ... Lebanon: Israel shells militant targets across border - BBC News

Trey Yingst update on Be’eri massacre in Israel

Fox News war correspondent Trey Yingst provided an update of the scene in Be'eri, an Israeli kibbutz near the Gaza Strip where a massacre occurred during the Hamas invasion of Israel on Saturday, October 7, 2023.  At least 100 people, including women, children, and infants, were killed -- about 10% of the farming community's residents. Hamas entered at a gate while a vehicle driver had legal access to the community. The Be'eri massacre occurred simultaneously with other massacres and/or military engagements nearby in Nir Oz kibbutz, Netiv haAsara, Kfar Aza, and the Rei'm music festival. Trey Yingst on X: "⚠️ WARNING GRAPHIC ⚠️ Reporting inside Be’eri. https://t.co/NwkVEFh4Wk" / X i24NEWS English on X: "Watch: Israeli President Isaac Herzog meets residents from Kibbutz Be'eri Herzog: "Be'eri will forever be remembered as a symbol of supreme heroism and an unbearably heavy bereavement" https://t.co/vTGDwXgM4P" / X Israel Defense Force

Israel's military warns 1.1 million citizens to evacuate Gaza

Israel’s military (IDF) warned 1.1 million people located in northern Gaza to evacuate their homes by dropping leaflets on Friday, October 13, 2023. “In the following days, the IDF will continue to operate significantly in Gaza City and make extensive efforts to avoid harming civilians.” -- IDF Gaza: Israel calls on 1.1 million people to evacuate south, in order UN warns is 'impossible' | CNN Israel-Hamas war: Israel orders evacuation of 1 million in Gaza | AP News Israel-Hamas live: Thousands flee but no mass exodus after Israeli warning | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera Thousands flee north Gaza after Israel evacuation warning  -- FRANCE 24 Hamas tells Gaza residents to stay put as Israel ground offensive looms | Reuters AFP News Agency on X: "Palestinians carried belongings through Gaza City in search of refuge as Israel's army warned residents to flee immediately before an expected ground offensive in retaliation against Hamas for the deadliest attack i

The Eucharist in Times Square: 5,000 Catholics offer mass for Israel in New York City with Father Mike Schmitz

Estimated 5,000 Catholics gathered in New York City for Napa Institute’s Mass and Eucharistic procession at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral with Catholic priest Father Mike Schmitz on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.  The Eucharist in Times Square: Procession With Father Mike Schmitz Draws Thousands on NYC Streets Priests, nuns, and laity participated in a massive Eucharistic Procession on the streets of New York City on Oct. 10, 2023. Approximately 5,000 Catholics attended the procession… pic.twitter.com/4gWMm8LhV0 — ChurchPOP (@Church_POP) October 11, 2023

Israel's El Al to fly on Jewish Sabbath first time in over 40 years to fly home army reservists

El Al hasn't flown on the Jewish Sabbath since 1982, but it received permission from rabbis ruling preservation of life takes priority over religious laws. The priority flights will bring home Israeli military reservists from around the world. Israel's El Al to fly home army reservists on Jewish Sabbath | Reuters In first in 41 years, El Al to fly on Saturday to bring reservists back to Israel | The Times of Israel Israel war: El Al Airlines will break 40-year policy of not flying on Jewish Sabbath to get citizens home | Washington Examiner

Israeli student assaulted with a stick outside Columbia University Butler Library

Female suspect, age 19, accused of assaulting an Israeli School of General Studies male student, age 24, in front of the Butler Library about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The suspect, masked by a bandana, was approached by five people, including the victim, while she was ripping flyers showing pictures of Israel hostages off a wall. The suspect then attacked the victim with a stick. General Studies student allegedly assaulted in front of Butler Library, suspect arrested and charged, NYPD says  -- Columbia Spectator Israeli student attacked outside Columbia University library  -- New York Post NYC Israeli student assaulted outside Columbia University’s main library amid tensions with Hamas | Fox News Hundreds protest on Columbia University campus; Israeli student assaulted there hours earlier  -- Daily News Butler Library | Columbia University Libraries 535 W 114th St - Google Maps  -- Butler Library location

Campus groups with banners support Hamas, "Palestinians"

Students for Justice in Palestine at Boston University celebrated the atrocities of the Hamas invasion of Israel with a poster featuring a scene from the attacks and the title “Victory is Ours.”   NYC students held a banner "NYC Students for Justice in Palestine" and Free Palestine from the River to the Sea" and "Israel = Racism & Genocide" and "RESISTANCE IS JUSTIFIED from Ferguson to Gaza". At Florida State University, SDS is a grassroots student-led organization fighting oppression in all of its forms on FSU campus and beyond. Meetings are Mondays at 5pm. FSU SDS on October 18, 2023 is holding a rally in support of Palestininan Resistance demanding no U.S. aid to Israel. The Campus Hate Groups that Support Hamas | Frontpage Mag FSU SDS (@FSUSDS) / X Tampa Bay SDS on X: "‼️ TODAY ‼️ SDS will be joining other students at the USF library at 12 PM to stand in solidarity with Palestine! From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free #FreePal

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) confronts Biden judicial nominee Mustafa Taher Kasubhai,

Sen. Ted Cruz asks if candidate Mustafa Taher Kasubhai believes we need to have a creative struggle towards redefining property. Also quoted a 2020 speech by Kasubhai: "Privilege derives its power from the belief in scarcity -- scarcity of money, natural resources, food and power itself. The desire to control it all drives privilege. I want to suggest to you that equity, the idea of equity, rejects this model of scarcity." Cruz also asked the candidate if he believes that heterosexual sex is rape. Cruz asked about Kasubhai quoting, "sexuality is to feminism what work is to Marxism." Kasubhai replied he was summarizing different theories that people were presenting to employ an analysis. MUST WATCH: Ted Cruz Confronts Biden Judicial Nominee With His Past Writings Cruz Calls 'Marxist' - YouTube  -- Forbes Breaking News POETRY SLAM: Ted Cruz Attacks Biden Court Pick For Writing Bad Poem 30 Years Ago  -- Huffington Post

Rashida Tlaib describes a calming feeling about Holocaust as her explanation includes a contradiction regarding the connection with her Palestinian ancestors

Rashida Tlaib describes a calming feeling that Palestinians who lost their land, lives, livelihood, dignity and existence in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews. Initially in the interview she says her ancestors (Palestinians) provided an offering Jews a safe space from genocidal persecution, but later she says the situation of providing land for Jews was forced on the Palestinians. Elephant Civics is an X account that is described as Republican/Libertarian. The date of the interview initially unknown, was posted on X.com by Elephant Civics, and reposted on X.com by Citizen Free Press, which is a news website posted in a style similar to Drudge Report. Elephant Civics on X: "Do you remember when Rashida Talib said the holocaust gave her a calming feeling? I do. This is the democratic party. This is the left. This is BLM. Share so the world can see. https://t.co/Q67RzZY3Md" / X Citizen Free Press on X: "What did Rashida Tlaib mean when she said that remembe

Streptomyces venezuelae metabolite implicated in Parkinson's disease-like neuron destruction

A microbial metabolite -- the product of a known human microbiome bacteria Streptomyces venezuela -- was discovered to have a destructive effect that led to neurodegeneration similar to Parkinson's disease. The study further verified the metabolite's Parkinson's disease-like effect on nematodes. The metabolite affected the movement patterns of the nematodes. The study points to the need to research the condition of the human microbiome in causing Parkinson's disease or possibly even other diseases. Incidentally, the genus Streptomyces is a unique subgroup of actinomycetes bacteria that are prolific producers of antibiotics Microbial metabolites as risk factors for Parkinson's disease  -- Medical Xpress Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments | National Institute on Aging Defining the Human Microbiome - PMC Streptomyces venezuelae - Search Results - PubMed Streptomyces venezuelae - Wikipedia Human microbiome - Wikipedia Parkinson's disease - Wikiped

Reporter asks if Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib supports Israel's right to defend against the brutality of infants beheaded

Fox News correspondent Hillary Vaughn said on X.com with video evidence that Rep. Rashida Tlaib had nothing to say about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies heads, children being burned alive, and women being raped.   A tall male immediately (assistant?) said, "JEEzus" when Vaughn asked Tlaib if she supports Israel's right to defend themselves against [JEEsuz] this brutality. Vaughn also asked Tlaib (D-MI), "Congresswoman, why do you have a Palestinian flag outside your office if you do not condone what Hamas terrorists have done to Israel?" U.S. representative for Michigan's Rep. Rashida Tlaib did not reply. Since 2019 Tlaib has been U.S. representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district (known as the 13th congressional district until 2023). Official Press Release from Rashida Tlaib on October 8, 2023 ... Tlaib Statement on Ongoing Violence in Israel and Palestine DETROIT — Today, Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following stat

Israel Update from the U.S. Department of State with Security Alert #4

Information for U.S. Citizens in Israel Israel Update October 9, 2023Information for U.S. Citizens The situation in Israel remains dynamic; mortar and rocket fire may take place without warning. Individuals should follow the instructions of security and emergency response officials.  U.S. citizens seeking to be in touch with the U.S. Embassy in Israel, please click this link for our crisis intake form, or call 1-833-890-9595 (toll free) and 606-641-0131 (local). For the latest security alert regarding Israel, please click here . While Ben Gurion International Airport remains open, we are aware that several major airlines have announced that they have suspended flights.  Please check with the airlines on the availability of flights and flight status.  U.S. citizens in Gaza who wish to leave and can do so safely are advised to check the status of the Rafah Crossing into Egypt. SOURCE: U.S. Department of State - Israel Update Oct. 9, 2023 Situation in Israel: Information for U.S. Citizens

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) criticized for initially failing to mention Israel after attack on Israel Oct. 7, 2023

 "I have been in touch with communities impacted by what’s happening in the region. It is abhorrent. My heart is with all those impacted. We need peace in this region," -- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer  Whitmer's X posts immediately after October 7, 2023 attack ... First X post ... Governor Gretchen Whitmer on X: "I have been in touch with communities impacted by what’s happening in the region. It is abhorrent. My heart is with all those impacted. We need peace in this region." / X Second X post ... Governor Gretchen Whitmer on X: "The images that continue to come out of Israel on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War are devastating. The loss of lives in Israel –children and families – is absolutely heartbreaking and appalling. There is no justification for violence against Israel. My support is steadfast." / X Notable replies to the second post, which mentioned Israel ... James Hutton on X: "@GovWhitmer The governor discovered the word “Israel”

Noah Pollak compares October 7, 2023 attack on Israel to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States

Former IDF Noah Pollak describes that Israelis today as Americans did after 9/11 -- feeling not that their country was weak, but bewilderment and rage of vulnerability despite their country's strength. This is what Israelis are feeling today. Today Is Israel’s 9/11 | The Free Press

Rocket barrage hits Ashdod, Israel

Wearing a ballistic helmet and a PRESS flack jacket Trey Yingst described a huge rocket barrage from Gaza Strip hit the heavily populated city of Ashdod. Yingst said he took cover next to a building. Rocket barrage report by Trey Yingst, Fox New in Ashdod Trey Yingst on X: "We just took cover under a huge rocket barrage. Multiple hits in Ashdod. https://t.co/vloaeC15uk" / X Ashdod - Google Maps Trey Yingst is also reporting today that Qatari mediators have held urgent calls with Hamas officials in an effort to negotiate the release of Israeli women and children captured by Hamas and held in Gaza. Trey Yingst on X: "EXCLUSIVE: Qatari mediators have held urgent calls with Hamas officials in an effort to negotiate the release of Israeli women and children captured by Hamas and held in Gaza, a source tells Fox News." / X

Headlines for Israel War on Sunday, October 8, 2023

Select headlines for the war in Israel that began on Saturday morning about 6:00 a.m. Local Time, October 7, 2023. Israeli death toll updated to past 700. 2000 wounded and over 100 kidnapped. Death toll from Hamas onslaught passes 700, over 100 kidnapped, as Israel strikes Gaza | The Times of Israel Israel-Gaza conflict erupts into fighting after attack by Palestinian militants  -- CNN Videos of Hamas brutality toward Israelis eerily reminiscent of ISIS tactics | Fox News Now Missiles From Lebanon Threaten to Blow Up Wider Israel War  -- y!news Netanyahu vows to reduce Gaza to ‘rubble’ as he blitzes Hamas in revenge for terror bloodbath dubbed 'Israel's 9/11' | The US Sun PM: Israel at war; 22 killed; Hamas claims it has taken hostages to Gaza in huge attack | The Times of Israel Hamas commander says attacks are in defense of Al-Aqsa, claims 5,000 missiles fired | The Times of Israel Residents near Gaza Strip beg for IDF help as they fight off terrorists | The Times of Isra

Russian hypersonic rocket strike hits cafe, supermarket in Hroza, Kharkiv, Ukraine and kills at least 51

A Russian Iskander missile strike killed a confirmed 51 people in a shopping market and cafe in Hroza, Kharkiv near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kupiansk on Thursday, October 5, 2023.  Hroza is a small village of less than 500 to 1,000 people. Hroza: Ukraine says Russian strike kills at least 51 in one of the deadliest attacks of the war | CNN NBC - Russian missile strike on village in Kharkiv kills dozens: Ukraine Putin hypersonic rocket blitz on supermarket kills at least 51 including boy, 6, in ‘worst civilian slaughter of 2023’ | The US Sun 9K720 Iskander Missile - Wikipedia Hroza - Google Maps 49°40'17.6"N 37°12'37.5"E - Regional Perspective, Google Maps See also ... Putin Says Russia's Mission Is To Create 'New World' | Barron's

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warns that British military instructors in Ukraine would be destroyed

British defence secretary Grant Shapps said he was considering deploying UK troops to train soldiers inside Ukraine, and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev replied on Telegram that British military trainers in Ukraine would "turn their instructors into a legal target for our armed forces." Medvedev  wrote that instructors "will be ruthlessly destroyed. And not as mercenaries, but namely as British Nato specialists." Putin's top ally Dmitry Medvedev warns of World War 3 if UK troops are sent to Ukraine & says they'd be 'destroyed' | The US Sun Medvedev: Brits training in Ukraine are 'legitimate targets' for Russia - The Jerusalem Post Russia could target any British soldiers training troops in Ukraine, Medvedev says | Reuters Russia Threatens Direct Attacks on US Allies Over Soldiers, Taurus Missiles Also, Medvedev said Kyiv government will be completely destroyed ... Close Putin ally Dmitry Medvedev declares Russia will invade more