"Dual-loyalty" accusations have been used for "centuries to demonize Jewish people" and justify violence and even genocide, they said.
From a Facebook page: 'Possible reactions of His Majesty the King of Kings, Bibi Netanyahu' (Parody).
Alleged 17-year-old mastermind among trio charged over account mass hijackings Three individuals were charged on Friday for allegedly hijacking a string of high-profile Twitter accounts after hoodwinking the social network's staff.…
If you watched carefully earlier this month, you could almost see Mike Pompeo’s political life flash before his eyes as he sat for seven minutes, almost unblinking, under withering cross-examination by—of all people, he must’ve thought—a local Nashville TV reporter.With question after question, WSMV’s Nancy Amons grilled the increasingly uncomfortable secretary of state about the terrible week he’d been having—the resignation of a top lieutenant, one of the few career foreign service officers who had steadied Pompeo’s ship at state; President Donald Trump’s surprise decision last week to abandon the Kurdish allies who had helped defeat ISIS in Syria and leave them to face annihilation at the hands of a Turkish invasion; the controversy over the recall of the ambassador to Ukraine, who also that day was testifying on Capitol Hill about the alleged conspiracy theory-laden smear campaign that had ended her assignment in Kyiv early; and about the mysterious role of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, and his mission this year to get Ukraine to investigate the Biden family, possibly in exchange for US military aid.It probably wasn’t what Pompeo had expected while he was in Tennessee speaking to a Christian conference—the type of friendly audience Pompeo has increasingly sought.As he’s traveled the country over the last year, the secretary has made a point of engaging with local media (whose questions are generally friendlier) and, not coincidentally, the encounters have the potential to be more helpful to the political future Pompeo seems to be carving out for himself as Trump’s heir apparent.During a spring swing through Iowa, he did four local radio interviews and more recently has been courting the local press in Kansas, his adopted home state, where he’s keeping open the possibility of running for US Senate next year.Yet given this fall’s momentous events—much of which involves a budding impeachment inquiry for Pompeo’s boss that has Pompeo himself in the middle of the scandal—the local TV news interview was far more challenging.
Diplomats who have closely observed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) work in Iran said that investigators discovered traces of uranium at a Tehran-based storage facility, Reuters reported on Sunday, and that Iran has yet to issue any explanation why.While uranium is one of only two materials that can be used to manufacture a nuclear warhead, one of the diplomats said that the IAEA had determined whatever material was stored there was not highly enriched, “meaning it was not purified to a level anywhere close to that needed for weapons,” Reuters wrote.There are also numerous explanations for the presence of the material, including that it predates the 2015 nuclear deal.Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran recently stated that Iran was activating advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges prohibited by the deal, and the country has also began enriching uranium above the terms of the agreement, according to the Associated Press.Per Reuters, while inspectors have waited months for an explanation regarding the trace amounts of uranium, this delay is not unusual:In a speech a year ago Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who vehemently opposed the deal, called on the IAEA to visit the site immediately, saying it had housed 15 kg (33 lb) of unspecified radioactive material that had since been removed.
This week the SpaceIL project to send a spacecraft to the moon suffered a sad ending when the Beresheet craft crashed into the moon’s surface, rendering it inoperable.But the plucky Israeli team is not giving up, and they have announced their plans for Beresheet 2.0.The craft successfully managed to enter lunar orbit and even snapped a selfie as it began its landing procedure, showing the moon’s surface just 22 kilometers beneath.But as it reached an altitude of 14 kilometers, the problems began.According to a statement from SpaceIL, “a technical glitch in one of Beresheet’s components triggered the chain of events” which led to the crash.What we do know is that an engine malfunction occurred, although the exact cause hasn’t been announced, and the team at ground control had to restart the main engine.
Last week was the kind of week where we saw a black hole for the first time, former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti got hit with 36 charges of tax dodging, perjury, and theft, the National Enquirer maybe went up for sale, and Benjamin Netanyahu won a fifth term as Israel's prime minister.At the same time as all of this was happening, there was a lot of conversation about the fact that the president had only just withdrawn his nomination for the next Immigration and Customs Enforcement director—Ron Vitiello, who resigned as acting director later in the week—apparently wanting someone "tougher."It should go without saying, but let's just make sure: He's not telling the truth.The Takeaway: This tweet from Saturday proved to be somewhat prescient, apparently.The next day, Barr returned to testify once again, and he was far more excited to share on a different topic altogether—one that made headlines, for entirely understandable reasons.You might remember Mnuchin as the Treasury Secretary who posed with a sheet of money in an unfortunate viral photo a couple years ago, or maybe as the man whose wife melted down on Instagram when accused of taking advantage of the American taxpayer.
Israel's Beresheet lunar lander has crashed, putting an untimely end to the first privately funded mission to the moon.If successful, Beresheet would have made Israel the fourth nation to land on the moon (following the US, Russia and China), but as the BBC reports, the command center lost communications with the spacecraft as it approached its final orbit just nine meters from the surface.Are we getting close to finding 'Planet Nine'?The mission received some funding from Israel's government, but was mostly paid for through private investment."We didn't make it, but we definitely tried," said Morris Khan, president of SpaceIL, which instigated the project.Beresheet launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in February, and made a series of orbits around the Earth, gradually moving further away until it was captured by the moon's gravity.
Israel-based SpaceIL attempted to land a spacecraft on the moon today, and fell just short of final intact touchdown.This marks the unfortunate end of the first attempt at this mission, a mission which also saw the first Israeli spacecraft leave our Earth’s orbit – in the history of humanity.Ironically it would still seem that the team reached one other goal, albeit not exactly as they’d planned…Israel is now the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon – if you’re counting a crash-landing as a landing.Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the less-than-perfect ending to the story, suggesting that “if you don’t succeed, try again.”We came close but unfortunately didn’t succeed with the landing process.
Beresheet would have been the most unlikely lunar lander in history, but the space vehicle didn't survive its reach for the moon's surface.SpaceIL announced Thursday it had a failure of the spacecraft during the landing attempt.The mission will be remembered as a bittersweet experience.SpaceIL's live broadcast followed the tense maneuvers needed to get the lunar lander down to the Sea of Serenity on the near side of the moon.The Beresheet team members worked in the control room as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watched from a spectator area.The landing process suffered some glitches when the main engine cut out and mission control lost communication.
Likudpartiet, was in favour of the israeli elections, put large sums of money on the hidden cameras that were distributed to activists, who would monitor the polling stations in the areas where it mainly lives of the israeli arabs.The over 1,200 hidden cameras aroused strong protests and was reported to the police by the country's electoral commission.When almost all of the votes had been counted, the arab turnout to have been one of the lowest in the history of Israel - which is celebrated by the pr firm that was behind the kameratilltaget, reports the newspaper Haaretz."Thanks to that, we placed observers in every polling station, we managed to reduce the voter turnout to below 50 per cent, the lowest in many years," writes the pr firm Kaizler Inbar on Facebook.Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Likudpartiets leader, has confirmed it all and claim that the cameras ensures that the voting goes right.
Eyal Waldman, co-founder and CEO of Israel-based Mellanox, who earlier this month sold his company to California-based chipmaker Nvidia for $6.9 billion, got no phone call from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an ardent nationalist who is known to congratulate Israeli entrepreneurs who make a financial exit.“It’s a win-win situation—we need the talent and it helps the Palestinian economy,” said Waldman.Yet this is the least of Waldman’s worries: the more daunting challenge he faces is integrating the company he founded in 1999 with Nvidia and clearing regulatory hurdles—particularly in China.But not everyone is comfortable with the risk: New York-based activist investment fund Starboard decided to sell its entire holding in Mellanox in February, ahead of the deal’s announcement.With 24% of Mellanox’s $1.1 billion in 2018 revenue earned in China, Mellanox faces the idiosyncrasies of Chinese anti-monopoly regulators.By joining forces, Nvidia and Mellanox are betting that together they are better positioned to win over large corporate data centers, especially those working on AI and mega databases.
When the head of the Mossad talks, people listen, to paraphrase the old E.F. Hutton commercials.So when the former chief of Israel’s vaunted spy agency, Ephraim Halevy, said recently that “the country has been slow to recognize the security threat that Chinese investment represents,” he sent shockwaves across Asia.Irritated by such criticism, China’s foreign ministry asked for clarification following a statement by Israel’s chief of internal security service Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, in January that “Chinese influence is risky, especially regarding strategic infrastructure assets.” Israeli officials eager to avoid a diplomatic crisis scuttled to calm fears and return Chinese-Israeli relations to normal.As a close ally of the United States at a time of deepening rivalry, Israeli policymakers are under pressure to vet Chinese holdings in what the country considers to be national security assets.Israeli companies like early-stage NewSight Imaging, maker of a chipset that enables 3D image sensing; Arbe Robotics, maker of high-resolution 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving; revenue-stage Riskified that delivers software-as-a-service (SaaS) fraud prevention solution for e-commerce transactions; and unicorn hopeful SimilarWeb, a digital market intelligence platform – all have an office in China with a country manager, and view it as a key market for long-term value creation.First are large infrastructure projects, spurred on by China’s Belt and Road Initiative, such as a 25 year contract for state owned Shanghai International Port Group to build and operate the Haifa Port.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country’s first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX.A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which illuminated the sky as it took flight.Israel seeks to become only the fourth country to land on the moon, after Russia, the US and China.The spacecraft — called Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis or “In The Beginning” — will take nearly two months to reach the moon.“We’ll keep analyzing the data, but bottom line is we entered the very exclusive group of countries that have launched a spacecraft to the moon,” said Yigal Harel, head of SpaceIL’s spacecraft program.The four-legged Beresheet, barely the size of a washing machine, will circle Earth in ever bigger loops until it’s captured by lunar gravity and goes into orbit around the moon.
Tel Aviv, February 13, 2019 – India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks according to a recent research.This should include a Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP) that addresses early detection, fast response, recovery and containment including protection against customer facing phishing attacks.Phishing instances have seen an alarming rise worldwide, especially in India, where these attacks increased by 70% from July 1 to September 30 in 2018.Addressing this concern, Segasec, a leading cybersecurity and anti-phishing solution provider, and Entersoft, a prominent application security provider with a strong presence in India, are to strengthen their partnership to provide a consolidated solution for the Indian market safeguarding both inside and outside the perimeter of financial institutions.The collaboration covers many important sectors, notably water, agriculture, tourism and cybersecurity,” said Dr. Shai Moses Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Israel to South India (Bangalore).“The chamber has been working in the cyber sector for some time now, and having such a strong relations between an Indian and an Israeli cyber companies are great example for the value the chamber brings to its members” added to that David Keynan, Vice Chairman of the Federation of Indo-Israeli Chambers of commerce (FIICC).
Third stage failure means atmospheric fireworks showWarned by the US and Israel not to launch a satellite, Iran went ahead and launched one anyway, but the payload didn't make it to orbit.According to the country's official news agency, IRNA, the launch failure was announced by Iran's IT minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi.The Payam-e Amirkabir satellite was sent upwards from the Imam Khomeini Spaceport early Tuesday, and while the first two stages went according to plan, the third stage “did not reach enough speed … and was not put into orbit”.The IRNA story said Payam was an imaging satellite designed to capture 1m-resolution pics from low-Earth orbit, but America and Israel disagreed.They believe the launch was cover for an attempt to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Facebook on Sunday stopped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair from posting for 24 hours.The 27-year-old slammed the social network as "thought police" and shared posts it had deleted.His criticism came after Facebook removed a post in which he called for "avenging the deaths" of Israeli soldiers killed by Palestinian gunmen and suggested that Palestinians be expelled from Israel, according to the Associated Press.He also reportedly shared a screenshot of the deleted post in violation of Facebook's community rules.Facebook blocks me for 24 hours for simply criticizing it!Thought police," Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew Sunday.
In the world of autonomous vehicles, the news comes in repetitive short bursts with formulaic precision: Company X is launching a robotaxi fleet/test program in city Y by [insert date].The recent announcement between VW Group, Intel’s computer vision subsidiary Mobileye, and Champion Motors was treated no differently.The Volkswagen Group, Intel’s Mobileye and Champion Motors said they plan to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride-hailing service in 2019 through a joint venture called New Mobility in Israel.VW and Mobileye didn’t — and wouldn’t, when pressed — disclose which city they plan to test in.However, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted during remarks at the Smart Mobility Summit gala dinner that the group would be testing in Tel Aviv.An early rider program, which would give vetted members of the public access to the service, will likely launch in 2021, one unnamed source familiar with the deal told TechCrunch.
Some in China also see Israel’s tech community as a gateway to better access to US contacts and deals, especially at a time when Chinese investors are being increasingly constrained by US regulators.Many Israeli startup founders are paying attention, considering their next steps in a more complex world, in which the US path to scale is no longer the only game in town.Much of these closer ties have been on display in recent months.Alibaba founder and CEO, Jack Ma, is leading China’s courtship of Israeli innovators: In his second Israel trip in 2018, Ma took part in the Innovation Conference organized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late October, where he heaped praise on his hosts, saying that “Israel knows that the most important resource is the human brain.Israel offers amazing experiences that few countries have—and that is the secret sauce of its magic and success.”Ma’s trip comes on the heels of an Israel visit by Chinese Vice President, Wang Qishan, as guest of honor at the Innovation Conference.
Israel’s Mossad spy agency has recovered a wristwatch that belonged to Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy publicly executed in Syria five decades ago.The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Friday confirming that the watch was recently recovered from Syria in a “special Mossad operation.”Born in Egypt, Cohen settled in Israel in 1957, where he was recruited by Mossad.He infiltrated Syria's leadership in the early 1960s and obtained top-secret intelligence before he was caught, tortured and executed in 1965.Cohen was hanged in Martyrs’ Square in Damascus on May 18, 1965.TROVE OF LOST JEWISH ARTIFACTS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN THE HOLOCAUST, DISCOVERED
Israel presented on Monday what it said was evidence that Iran had continued gathering nuclear knowledge after signing a 2015 agreement with world powers to curb it, calling on Washington to jettison the agreement.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message was very clear - so clear he wrote it in giant Times New Roman letters on a screen behind him.Inevitably this drew more than a bit of mockery.Netanyahu's power point demo on the evils of Iran looks like a pyramid scheme presentation done in the ballroom at the local Sheraton where people pay 100 quid to learn the secrets of a real estate "guru."— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) April 30, 2018But the incredibly basic approach makes sense when you remember who it was for - Donald Trump.
It was only a matter of time before the Conservative government got itself into yet another scandal, the latest being Priti Patel's decision to meet with Israeli politicians, including the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, without informing the Foreign Office.Undoubtedly such a meeting that not only contradicts what is stated British Foreign Policy but also flouts international consensus by intending to conduct business in what is considered illegally occupied territory is wrong and warrants Priti Patel's resignation.Yet just when you think matters couldn't get much worse, up pops another Conservative MP, showing breathtaking ignorance and hypocrisy, claiming that Priti Patel's career was accelerated because she was 'Asian'.An argument that I've often heard directed towards people from ethnic minority backgrounds, usually by those who are very keen on shielding their own positions of privilege from scrutiny.Yet we must ask ourselves, is it really Priti Patel who has been benefiting from her race and ethnicity or have there been quotas which historically have been favouring individuals from the other end of the spectrum, namely those from public schools who are of a particular race and gender?We already know that Britain has some of the lowest social mobility rates in the developed world.
Everyone says they knows where they were during these seismic moments in human history.While the resignation of Conservative minister Priti Patel probably won’t live as long in the memory, those who do remember it will know precisely where they were.So how did we get to the stage where a politician’s downfall was so absorbing it probably dented Britain’s GDP?Patel, the UK’s international development secretary, got into hot water after she admitted to holding meetings in Israel while on holiday in August, including with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.However, the Foreign Office was only made aware of the ‘secret’ meetings on August 24 - after they took place.Breaking: Priti Patel has admitted to two more unauthorised meetings with senior Israeli officials since her return from Israel in August.
The government is plagued by scandals.Last week saw off loyal Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, who stepped down over sexual harassment allegations.Now, Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel may be the second minister to fall in just a week.A scandal involving Patel erupted when BBC journalists exposed a series of undisclosed meetings Patel had in Israel with Israeli politicians, including Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.She also visited Israeli military hospitals in the Golan Heights, which is against diplomatic protocol.Polak is honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel, as well as being chairman of the advisory board of lobbying firm TWC associates, and was given a life peerage by David Cameron in 2015.
Feels increasingly like 92-97 parl: no majority, no money, ripping ourselves apart over EU.Again, the parallels are apparent as May’s Cabinet is blighted by controversy over a series of growing and emerging scandals: undisclosed meetings with foreign leaders, making false statements that risk lengthening the jail term of a British citizen in Iran and sexual harassment.The Secretary of State for International Development is under pressure after taking time out of a family holiday to meet Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other politicians without telling the Foreign Office in advance.The minister has been reprimanded by Downing Street for her actions and has since apologised, but is facing calls from the Labour Party to either be investigated by the Cabinet Office or resign.Patel was accompanied to nearly all of her meetings with Israeli ministers, charities and non-governmental organisations by honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel lobbying group, Lord Polak.The Foreign Secretary is under fire for making a false statement that could result in a charity worker facing a longer jail sentence in Iran.
Osmotic Studios is taking on the subject of fake news in its realistic portrayal of a surveillance society in the new game Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, the second season of the indie thriller series Orwell.From publisher Surprise Attack Games and a three-person design team, Orwell’s second season is coming soon for the PC, Mac, and Linux.The announcement trailer shows politicians — Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu and others — addressing the notion of fake news, manufactured for social media echo chambers.The original debuted as an episodic series in October, and it won a lot of acclaim.It is a simulation game with blocky art style.The player assumes the role of a state operative and monitors surveillance sources to get to the bottom of a bombing.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspected the country according to the police for fraud, breach of confidence, as well as bribery.Netanyahu has initiated two investigations, told The Guardian.confirmation of the accusations seriousness of the day came after netanyahu's wife Sara had once again to the police for questioning in a second stand-alone case, which is associated with the economy, the expenses of the prime minister in the apartment.Netanyahu investigations, regarding inter alia the gift of a rich benefactor as well as attempts to influence the media, have been known for a longer time, but this is the first time Netanyahu has publicly been shown to be a suspect.mr Netanyahu, the ministry has denied all the accusations and claims of researchers to try to just break up the Netanyahu government.”We do not accept at all the prime minister against the making of unfounded claims.
Four years earlier, the conservative Likud Party had won its first general election, and a new national vote was in the offing.Likud had mismanaged the economy; inflation was already hurting him.Last Monday, Labor members narrowly elected Avi Gabbay, who was not even a member of the Party eight months ago, as their new leader.Labor jumped to a projected twenty-four Knesset seats (out of a hundred and twenty) in opinion polls, surpassing the vaguely centrist Yesh Atid Party of Yair Lapid, where many liberals were parking their votes as long as Labor was run by Gabbay’s predecessor.His acceptance speech seemed to take a page out of Obama’s 2008 playbook: a good-news challenge to skeptics, delivered with liturgical cadences: “To all who doubted the indispensability of Israeli democracy; to all who doubted Labor as alive, kicking, and renewing; to all who believed Israelis had lost their hope for change .It is time for the government to think, he rhymed, of “Dimona, not Amona”—that is, on behalf of the struggling towns in the Negev Desert, not settler outposts in the West Bank.
On Wednesday, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a White House press conference, Donald Trump blamed the press, the intelligence agencies, and Hillary Clinton for the ouster of Michael Flynn, his former national-security adviser.And it s been going on for a long time before me, but now it s really going on.Clearly, though, the President still doesn t think Flynn did anything wrong when, last December, he spoke to Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, about the sanctions that the Obama Administration had imposed to punish Vladimir Putin s regime for meddling in the U.S. election.Trump could have seized on this fact and kept Flynn on.A willingness to accept the occasional public humiliation is a prerequisite for agreeing to work for Trump—something that Pence must have been well aware of when he accepted his spot on the ticket.It looks like what actually happened and here I agree with of Bloomberg View s Eli Lake is that the White House, in an effort to quell the growing furor over the President s ties to Russia, offered up Flynn as a fall guy.
A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has issued an apology for running fake news about the Trump regime.Did the paper question the racial superiority of Steve Bannon or doubt the size of Trump s enormous hands?The paper accidentally ran a photo of Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on SNL instead of a photo showing the real president.El Nacional published an article on Friday about US President Trump s views on settlements in Israel.The piece included an accurate photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the photo of Trump was a bit... off.The newspaper ran a correction, explaining that they had just pulled the photo from the Associated Press wire service and that it simply went unnoticed by everyone who reviewed it.