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Biden's betrayal of Israel only means MORE civilians will die: MARK DUBOWITZ explains how Desperate Joe's latest blunder 'endorses' one of the terrorists's most repulsive tactics

Daily Mail - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:11
The President's message to terrorists the world over is that if they embed themselves in mosques, schools, hospitals, homes and refugee camps, the United States of America will protect them.

Scoop: Trump quietly moves Haley off his blacklist (Alex Thompson/Axios)

Memeorandum - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:05

Alex Thompson / Axios:
Scoop: Trump quietly moves Haley off his blacklist … - Trump is scrambling to make up a fundraising disadvantage against President Biden and pay legal fees. … - A reconciliation with Haley, his former UN ambassador, also could help Trump cut attract some of the college-educated Republicans …

Dutch Singer Joost Klein Expelled from Eurovision Contest over Alleged Backstage Incident

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:01

The Netherlands' contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest was expelled hours before Saturday's final over an alleged backstage incident.

The post Dutch Singer Joost Klein Expelled from Eurovision Contest over Alleged Backstage Incident appeared first on Breitbart.

‘Extreme’ G5 Geomagnetic Storm Unleashes Northern Lights Across the United States

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:00

The United States witnessed a rare celestial spectacle on Friday night as an extreme G5 geomagnetic storm painted the night sky with the vibrant colors of the Northern Lights.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had forecasted a severe G4 geomagnetic storm, which later escalated, marking the most intense solar event to hit the Earth in nearly two decades.

NOAA decided to issue a storm watch after identifying multiple earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) earlier in the week. Forecasters anticipated the CMEs to arrive by midday Friday, May 10, 2024, with activity potentially lasting until Sunday, May 12, in what they characterized as an “unusual event.”

A coronal mass ejection, as explained by the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), is a significant release of plasma and magnetized particles from the Sun’s corona. These ejections can expand dramatically as they travel towards Earth and are known to trigger geomagnetic storms upon their collision with Earth’s magnetic field.

Significant impacts from the storm include disruptions to navigation systems, radio communications, and potential widespread internet outages.

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center later confirmed that an “extreme” G5 geomagnetic storm reached Earth on Friday, following the earlier warning.

his level of storm, the highest on the geomagnetic scale, can lead to “widespread voltage control problems and protective system problems,” the agency warned. “Some grid systems may experience complete collapse or blackouts. Transformers may experience damage,” and disruptions to radio and satellite navigation are likely.

The last storm of this magnitude, which occurred in October 2003, resulted in power outages in Sweden and damaged transformers in South Africa.

Credit: NOAA

The geomagnetic storm brought with it a stunning visual display: the auroras, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were seen much farther south than usual. Reports confirmed sightings as far south as Texas.

Social media platforms, particularly X, were flooded with awe-inspiring images of the auroras, as people from various parts of the country shared their experiences of the natural phenomenon.

 

More northern Lights photos from St. Louis. This never happens! Hat tip my niece pic.twitter.com/tIGP4P4XVi

— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) May 11, 2024

Alabama. I told my son this was an event I couldn’t even imagine realizing pic.twitter.com/tHYYtdlI0W

— Underground ✝ (@shannon4t76) May 11, 2024

Finally got to see the northern lights with my own eyes!

Stunning aurora borealis in NE Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/xo2Yqrme0u

— Marc (@gopher_marc) May 11, 2024

Cool Ridge, WV pic.twitter.com/Bj5SLz2nzL

— Josh Vance (@DisturbedOne92) May 11, 2024

Here in Georgia pic.twitter.com/ZNttkAgZPp

— Sassypiehole (@sassypiehole) May 11, 2024

Lake Wylie, SC pic.twitter.com/4yNtIvcZCw

— (@RenegadeNole85) May 11, 2024

That’s from my front yard in northern Crawford county Arkansas pic.twitter.com/Gg7FRP4eHY

— USMC Lady Vet (@Arkypatriot) May 11, 2024

More shots of Northern Lights from South Louisiana. Abita Springs : Heather LaBauve pic.twitter.com/eD4zlXl1F2

— Payton Malone WWL-TV (@paytonmalonewx) May 11, 2024

Northern lights spotted in Lafayette, Colorado pic.twitter.com/n53rLkG5dI

— Michael Beckel (@mjbeckel) May 11, 2024

The iPhone’s night mode exposure caught the Northern Lights in the middle of nowhere Nebraska. Pretty rad. pic.twitter.com/31oELGz1Gy

— John Frerichs (@JayFrayAllDay) May 11, 2024

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORTH TEXAS: Thanks to the solar storm hitting Earth, some North Texas viewers are starting to see the aurora borealis! Here are some of the dazzling images. Show us your pictures! Make sure to include your location. https://t.co/kP1Lvcig1y pic.twitter.com/OydOJxL1Ay

— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) May 11, 2024

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Man's hilarious troll after city's petty order to hide his boat from wealthy neighbors: 'I'll do what they want, but not their way'

Daily Mail - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:51
Etienne Constable, a resident of Seaside, California, was told to build a fence to cover his boat or face an $100 fine. He chose to comply by hilariously trolling city officials.

Sam Rubin, Beloved LA Entertainment Anchor, Dies at 64

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:50

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Rubin, a beloved entertainment anchor and reporter for KTLA in Los Angeles who was on a first-name basis with Hollywood’s top stars, has died. He was 64.

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Miss USA 2023 Noelia Voigt Resigns, Claims Toxic Work Environment Including 'Bullying and Harassment'

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:40

Noelia Voigt, last year's winner of the Miss USA pageant, resigned her position this week and is now alleging she suffered from "bullying and harassment" during her tenure.

The post Miss USA 2023 Noelia Voigt Resigns, Claims Toxic Work Environment Including ‘Bullying and Harassment’ appeared first on Breitbart.

New Jersey Muslim School Board President On Trial For Child Sex Abuse, Admits to Having 6 “Religious Wives”, Including 4 He Met When They were Teenagers

Geller Report - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:40

The Nation of Islam minister is still Camden School Advisory Board President. He has not been fired….

NJ school board prez admits to having 6 wives, including 4 he met when they were 18, in civil sex abuse trial

By David Propper, NY Post, May 9, 2024:

A 56-year-old New Jersey school board president told a civil sexual abuse trial jury Wednesday that he met four of his six “religious wives” when they were 18 as he denied accusations he groomed one whom he taught in middle school.

Camden School Advisory Board President Wasim Muhammad delved into his multiple marital relationships on the stand, which he admitted is “an exception and not the rule” and “very controversial,” according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.

Wasim Muhammad Camden School Advisory Board President Wasim Muhammad is being sued in civil court. Facebook

A 45-year-old woman is suing Muhammad, who is a minister and community activist in the Garden State city, for allegedly sexually abusing her when she was a minor. The alleged abuse began when he was her 7th-grade social studies middle school teacher in 1994 and carried on for multiple years, she claims.

The 2021 lawsuit accuses Muhammad, a father of 17, of dragging his ex-student to a porn theater where he made her have sex with a stranger as he creepily watched after she returned to Camden following a few years out of state.

“I ask myself why did this happen?” the plaintiff testified last week, according to the outlet. “Why did he do this to me? Who would do this to a 13-year-old girl? There are no answers for me.’”

The school official has denied wrongdoing, calling the allegations “heinous.”

Nelly Korda has the chance to make LPGA history and close in on Tiger Woods this weekend just days after wowing at the Met Gala... with new celebrity status and firing form is the World No. 1 golf's answer to Caitlin Clark?

Daily Mail - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:29
Korda's second major victory at the Chevron Championship last month was her fifth straight win and tied streaks set by Nancy Lopez in 1978 and Annika Sorenstam in 2004-05

Texas woman, 34 and California man, 58, claim they've been left with lifelong disabilities and suffered strokes from Covid shots

Daily Mail - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:24
There's no doubt that Covid vaccines introduced in late December 2020 saved hundreds of millions of lives across the globe, including the US. But many believe they have been permanently harmed.

Anti-Hamas Campaigner Arrested After Eating Banana, Holding England Flag at London Protest

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:22

An Iranian exile was arrested in London after he waved the St George's Cross flag and ate a banana at a pro-Hamas protest in London.

The post Anti-Hamas Campaigner Arrested After Eating Banana, Holding England Flag at London Protest appeared first on Breitbart.

Israel orders new 'evacuations' in Rafah as military action expected

Middle East Eye - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 11:05
Israel orders new 'evacuations' in Rafah as military action expected
Air strikes hit Gaza city as Israeli army says more than 300,000 people have left since Monday
MEE staff Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:05
Palestinians gather their belongings as they flee Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip to a safer location on 11 May 2024 (AFP)

Israeli forces gave new orders for people to leave areas in Rafah on Saturday as it prepared to expand its military operation in the city despite warnings from the international community.

Around 300,000 people have left eastern Rafah in the south of Gaza for a "humanitarian area in Al-Mawasai", following orders on Monday to leave, according to an Israeli military statement.

Israeli forces issued the order and captured the Rafah border crossing with Egypt as it prepared for a ground invasion of the city, while on Saturday it gave orders for more departures in eastern Rafah and northern Gaza.

In a post on X, Avichay Adraee, the Israeli military's Arabic-language spokesperson, called on residents to  evacuate parts of al-Jnaina, Khirbet al-Adas and al-Adari neighbourhoods, and Shaboura camp and to "immediately head to the shelters west of Gaza City".

He said that people in these areas were in a "dangerous combat zone ... [T]herefore everyone who is in those areas exposes themselves and their families to danger".

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On Friday, the UN said more than 100,000 Palestinians had evacuated Rafah this week.

The Palestinian health ministry has reported at least 34,971 Palestinians killed and 78,641 others wounded since Israel's war on Gaza began in October.

Al Jazeera reported that the bodies of at least 30 Palestinians who were killed in overnight Israeli attacks on their homes in Gaza were being taken to Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip. The victims reportedly included the elderly, women and children.

Seven Palestinians were also killed and others injured in Israeli air strikes northwest of Rafah, according to Wafa news agency. According to an agency correspondent, the Israeli strikes had targeted a house in the Areeba area.

He said the victims were taken to the Kuwaiti Speciality Hospital in Rafah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said he would push on with his plans to invade Rafah in order to uproot Hamas, which was responsible for an attack in Israel on 7 October that left 1,170 people dead and saw hundreds of captured Israelis and others taken to Gaza.

There are also an estimated 10,000 Palestinians buried under the rubble of buildings flattened by Israeli bombing, according to the Palestinian civil defence.

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'Epic humanitarian disaster'

A number of international actors have warned Israel against the planned invasion of Rafah, which has already become a haven for Palestinians fleeing Israeli attacks in the rest of the enclave.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that Gaza risked an "epic humanitarian disaster" if Israel launched a full-scale ground operation. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that the World Food Programme and UN aid agency Unrwa were set to run out of food for distribution in southern Gaza "by tomorrow" due to the continued closure of border crossings by Israeli forces.

In a video statement posted on X, OCHA chief Georgios Petropoulos warned that the "humanitarian situation in Gaza is in a downward spiral" and urged for the "immediate entry of aid and fuel".

The French foreign ministry also called on Israel to halt its military operations in Rafah and to reopen the border crossing to allow the passage of aid into Gaza.

In a statement posted on X, the ministry condemned the Israeli attack on Gaza's southernmost city, warning it could cause "a catastrophic situation for the civilian population of Gaza".

The ministry urged Israel to return to negotiations, "the only possible path to lead to the immediate release of hostages and obtain a lasting ceasefire".

In the US, Israel's biggest backer, mounting pressure domestically and internationally led President Joe Biden, for the first time, to raise the possibility of withholding military aid from Israel, which totals $3bn annually.

War on Gaza: Why is David Cameron silent on Israel's invasion of Rafah?
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The United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution that would expand the membership rights of Palestine, putting the country on a path towards full membership in the UN, a major step up from its current status as an observer state without voting rights.

The resolution passed with 143 votes in favour, nine abstentions, and 25 votes against. The US and Israel voted against the resolution.

Late on Friday and after a delay of several days, the US State Department released its highly anticipated report on whether Israel was using American weapons in violation of international law in Gaza.

The report found that there were reasonable grounds to believe that Israel did use American-supplied weapons in violation of international law.

However, given the lack of evidence and the lack of a US government presence on the ground in Gaza, the report could not make any definitive conclusions.

Thousands Flee From Kharkiv as Russians Push Forward in Northeastern Offensive in Ukraine

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 10:52

Russian forces began a renewed ground assault on Ukraine's northeast, forcing thousands to evacuate from the Kharkiv region.

The post Thousands Flee From Kharkiv as Russians Push Forward in Northeastern Offensive in Ukraine appeared first on Breitbart.

Jordanian authorities shut down Muslim Brotherhood-linked TV station

Middle East Eye - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 09:28
Jordanian authorities shut down Muslim Brotherhood-linked TV station
Closure of the network comes amid a crackdown on pro-Palestinian activism in Jordan
MEE staff Sat, 05/11/2024 - 10:28
A demonstrator holds a sign that says "From Amman, greetings to the American students" during a protest in support of Palestinians in Gaza, in Amman, Jordan, 3 May 2024 (Reuters)

Jordanian security forces have shut down a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated channel, part of wider crackdown on pro-Palestinian activism in the Kingdom.

On 7 May, security forces stormed the Al-Yarmouk TV channel offices in Amman, seizing broadcasting equipment and barring employees from entering the building.

The public prosecutor ordered the closure of the network "due to its unauthorised activity and broadcasting from Jordan without obtaining official governmental approvals".

The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Jordanian authorities to reopen the channel, linking its closure to a broader crackdown on journalists in the country.

"CPJ calls on the Jordanian authorities to allow all journalists and media outlets to do their job freely and without fear of retaliation," CPJ programme director Carlos Martinez de la Serna said.

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Al-Yarmouk has aired content from the Hamas-affiliated broadcaster Al-Aqsa TV since the French satellite operator Eutelsat stopped the outlet from broadcasting in October 2023.

In a statement on Facebook, Al-Yarmouk said it had filed for a licence, which was pending approval. It said the network had faced shutdowns in the past for broadcasting without a permit but had been acquitted of these charges.

Two years after its launch in 2013, the channel was shut down, but it managed to work with local companies to produce and record its programmes.

In 2016, the Jordan Media Commission issued a circular to production and distribution companies prohibiting them from dealing with "unlicensed" channels.

The channel's then director, Khader Al-Mashaykh, told Arabi21 that the network had long sought a permit but that its application had been stalled pending approval from Jordan's prime minister. 

He said the authorities had advised that the network could continue its operations while awaiting approval.

The authorities did not clarify the reasons for denying the channel a permit, but said that the decision was not politically motivated.

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A sweeping crackdown

This shutdown comes amid a sweeping crackdown on pro-Palestinian activism in Jordan that has seen hundreds of people arbitrarily detained by security forces since 7 October.

According to Amnesty International, Jordanian authorities have arrested at least 1,500 people since October, with 500 detained since March following huge protests outside the Israeli embassy in Amman. 

Video footage of the protests revealed Jordanian police violently dispersing demonstrators using batons and tear gas.

According to the detainees' lawyers, dozens remain in pre-trial detention, with at least 21 held in illegal administrative detention, despite the public prosecutor allowing their release.

According to lawyers and activists who spoke to Amnesty, the authorities have imposed new restrictions on pro-Palestine protests, banning the Palestinian flag and certain slogans and the participation of children under the age of 18. Demonstrations are also given a curfew of midnight. 

Additionally, dozens of people have reportedly been charged for posting pro-Palestinian statements on social media, under Jordan's cybercrime law, which criminalises any speech that may offend law-enforcement officials.

Amnesty International's campaigner on Jordan, Reina Wehbi, said: "The Jordanian government must immediately release all those who have been arbitrarily detained since October 2023 over their pro-Palestine activism.

"The government must ensure that protesters and activists have the freedom to peacefully criticise the government's policies towards Israel without being attacked by security forces or violently arrested."

UAE rules out role in administration of Gaza after conflict

Middle East Eye - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 09:27
UAE rules out role in administration of Gaza after conflict
Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed says his country won't provide 'cover' for Israel in Gaza
MEE staff Sat, 05/11/2024 - 10:27
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at a meeting with the Hungarian foreign and trade minister in Budapest on 2 April 2024 (Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

The United Arab Emirates has ruled out taking part in the administration of the Gaza Strip after the end of the current war, saying it would not provide "cover" for Israel's actions in the enclave.

In a statement on social media, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed denounced comments made earlier this week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that suggested the Gulf state would be involved in overseeing the running of the Gaza Strip after the end of Israel's assault.

"The UAE stresses that the Israeli Prime Minister does not have any legal capacity to take this step, and the state refuses to be drawn into any plan aimed at providing cover for the Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip," he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

"The UAE affirms that when a Palestinian government is formed that meets the hopes and aspirations of the brotherly Palestinian people and enjoys integrity, competence and independence, the state will be fully prepared to provide all forms of support to that government."

The foreign minister is among those expected at a summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh this weekend to discuss the war in Gaza.

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The World Economic Forum opens in the kingdom on Sunday and will also feature the Jordanian, Egyptian and Turkish foreign ministers.

The UAE was one of a number of Arab countries that agreed in 2020 to recognise Israel, but the conflict in Gaza has put a strain on the newly established relationships.

Saudi Arabia's own plans for recognising Israel have been sunk since the conflict began, with the kingdom reiterating its opposition to recognition without the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Douglas Murray: No One Tells Ukraine 'Don't Win Too Much' Like They Do Israel

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 09:11

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” columnist and The Spectator Associate Editor Douglas Murray stated that Israel is “never allowed to win.” And there’s a double standard at play, because no one tells Ukraine, “hold on, don’t win too

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Marlow: Dem Push to Loosen Pot Rules Is a Pander to Banks, Probably to Help Donors

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 09:10

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and New York Times bestselling Breaking Biden author Alex Marlow argued that the push by Democrats to reclassify marijuana as a lesser offense is likely an attempt to help donors who have

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Bruni: Worldview That Helps Erase October 7 Is Part of the Curricula of 'a Lot of' Schools 

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 09:10

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Duke Professor and New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer Frank Bruni stated that the simplistic paradigm about oppression that is causing people to oppose Israel is in the “curricula in a lot of secondary schools, probably

The post Bruni: Worldview That Helps Erase October 7 Is Part of the Curricula of ‘a Lot of’ Schools  appeared first on Breitbart.

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