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Paul Sperry investigative journalist for Real Clear Investigations: “The seeds for 9/11 were planted in 1948,” according to a draft of a “Proposed Muslim Platform” found at CAIR’s headquarters. “A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs to be based on recognizing and correcting the harm that was done to the Palestinians since 1948,” when the United Nations partitioned land for Israel. Guandolo said Hamas proved just how dangerous it is on Oct. 7. He warned that the terrorist group has already penetrated American society, and CAIR is the tip of the spear. “Currently, CAIR is directing efforts at the ground level across the United States with organizations known for violent extremism,” he added in a recent interview with RealClearInvestigations. “Again, the FBI is doing nothing to adhere to their oaths of office and protect the American people.”

Ben Armstrong contributor to The New American: Republicans lose elections to people who brag about killing babies. What does this mean for America?

Edward Rothstein contributor to Tablet Magazine: What has been made clear over the past month is that under current ideological conditions, anything done to the Jews in Israel would be justified. Anything. And that something very close to nothing would be tolerated in response. The root-cause doctrine reigns supreme. And what is that root cause for Hamas? The existence of Jews and their state.

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Marilyn Stern contributor to Middle East Forum: The Jewish state has every right, in the same way the allies did at the end of World War II, to conduct its own war crimes trials holding Hamas accountable for its atrocities and bearing witness to the world. “Israel will mete out justice either at the end of a sword or in a courtroom.” Only it will decide which is the more effective punishment.

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky contributor to Israel National News: It sounds strange to our modern ears that our father Avraham, in trying to understand G-d’s justice in destroying the city of Sodom, failed to ask the most important question: “surely there are innocent civilians in Sodom, women and children? How can You kill the innocent along with the guilty?” Instead, Avraham focused on the existence and number of righteous people in Sodom and stopped his inquiries when even ten righteous men could not be found. The absence of righteous people defines a city and its moral worth far more than do disingenuous assertions about the presence of “innocent civilians,” whose innocence is assumed but far from proven.

Francis X. Rocca contributor to the WSJ: The Vatican said transgender people may be baptized as Catholics and can serve as godparents, in the latest sign of the church’s greater openness to LGBTQ people under Pope Francis.

BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF

Wong: Angry Arthur Disrobed: Trump New York Trial Judge Posts Nude ‘Bonus Torso Photo’ on HS Alumni Blog He Edits

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New York County Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, 74, who is currently presiding over a civil fraud case against former President Donald Trump, has a penchant for posting nude torso pictures in the online high school alumni newsletter he apparently edits and publishes, according to several reports. In an October 7, 2021, online issue of the Wheatley School Alumni Association newsletter, two nude torso pictures are included under the headline “Before and After” according to an archived version of the newsletter. The first photo is labeled “October 2020” and shows a nude torso flexing. The second photo, labeled “August 2021” shows another nude torso flexing, but with a more muscular physique. The photos appear to be taken in a locker room. […] Fox News host Jesse Watters in a segment Tuesday evening on his show “Jesse Watters Primetime” called Engoron “Judge Nudie” — a play on “Judge Judy.” […] He added, “Judge Nudie has the right to express himself in any way he wants. We don’t judge. But he does. The nude bathroom selfie sharing former drawbar gets to decide whether Donald Trump’s real estate empire lives or dies. You can’t take this man seriously. Men like this can’t have the unilateral power to nuke the President’s business license because a racist prosecutor asked him to, The man’s a joke. If anybody should be hit with a gag order, it’s Judge Nudie.”

Read more/Watch the 4 minute Jess Waters monologue: : https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/09/angry-arthur-disrobed-trump-new-york-trial-judge-posts-nude-bonus-torso-photo-on-hs-alumni-blog-he-edits/

Terrell: Lex Rex: Defending Trump Attorney John Eastman

Alexander Haberbush is founder and president of the California-based Lex Rex Institute, a “legal and public outreach organization that works to empower private individuals to hold government officials at every level accountable to their sworn oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States,” according to the institute’s website. The translation of its Latin name is “The Law is King,” and Haberbush chose the name because, he believes, all public officials should be accountable to the law. Haberbush is working on cases for nationally-renowned Dr. John Eastman, one of Trump’s attorneys indicted in the Fulton County, Georgia, case. He calls these a witch hunt and describes them as political persecutions of political opponents. Haberbush points out the dangerous precedent set by cases like those against Eastman.

Read more/Watch the 16:13 minute interview: https://thenewamerican.com/video/lex-rex-defending-trump-attorney-john-eastman/

REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY

Nelson & Christenson: Speaker Mike Johnson to NYC: Dump ‘sanctuary’ policies to get migrant money

House Speaker Mike Johnson called on the Big Apple Thursday to scrap its “sanctuary” city status if it wants federal money to help house thousands of migrants pouring into the city. In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with The Post, the Louisiana Republican’s first with a major publication since seizing the gavel, Johnson said he was “certain” his fellow GOP lawmakers will stipulate a rollback of policies that restrict local police cooperation with federal immigration officials to deport migrants accused of serious crimes. “I’m certain that will be one of our proposals, and it should,” the 51-year-old said. President Biden has asked Congress to approve $1.4 billion for states and cities to fund shelter and services for migrants released at the US-Mexico border. Mayor Eric Adams joined four other big-city mayors recently in asking for $5 billion. “The idea that you would maintain a sanctuary city status and then cry out to the federal government for assistance in what you’ve done is, to me, unconscionable,” Johnson said.

Read more at the NY Post.

Woods; Guess What Was Hiding in That 1000-pg Bill

You may have heard that as of yesterday, it’s been decided that beginning in 2026 all cars sold in the United States will be equipped with a “kill switch,” whereby the car can be disabled remotely if it is determined that you are driving poorly. Rep. Thomas Massie sought to defund this provision of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bill of over 1000 pages. His amendment was defeated. But I want you to see the difference in how he argues from how the Democrats argue. You’ll see it immediately. First Massie: My amendment is simple. It will defund the federal mandate that requires all new vehicles after 2026 be equipped with a kill switch that can disable a vehicle if the vehicle has monitored the user’s the driver’s performance, and that the vehicle determines that the driver is not performing well. It’s so incredible that I have to offer this amendment. It almost sounds like the domain of science fiction, dystopian science fiction, that the federal government would put a kill switch in vehicles that would be the judge, the jury and the executioner on such a fundamental right as the right to travel freely. But here we are. It is federal law that this is mandated. And so I am offering this amendment to defund this mandate.

Then Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) delivers her response: . . . […] Now here’s Massie again: . . . […] Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL) then speaks, evidently having heard none of what Rep. Massie just said: […] And finally Massie, who as you’ll notice is the only one who doesn’t sound like he’s reading a fourth-grade book report: […] It’s an open-and-shut case, yet all the Democrats and 19 Republicans voted to keep the kill switch.

Read more: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/11/thomas-woods/guess-what-was-hiding-in-that-1000-pg-bbill/

Fox News: Thomas Massie: I’m wondering why so many Republicans voted to kill my amendment

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., tells ‘The Ingraham Angle’ why 19 of his colleagues voted ‘no’ on an amendment to defund a 2026 ‘kill switch’ mandate for cars.

Watch the 4:36 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6340836692112

Kredo: Six Tlaib Fundraisers Linked to Terrorism, Report Says

Just a day after the “Squad” member was censured by the House for promoting anti-Semitism, Canary Mission—an organization that monitors Jew hatred across the country—says it has identified three new Tlaib fundraisers who are connected to terrorism. This includes one Tlaib fundraiser who “met with a Hamas co-founder while in a maximum-security Israeli jail” and another said to be allied “with multiple terror groups, including Hamas,” according to the findings provided by Canary Mission to the Washington Free Beacon. A third Tlaib fundraiser was allegedly convicted “by an Israeli military court for providing material support to Hamas,” according to the findings.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/democrats/six-tlaib-fundraisers-linked-to-terrorism-report-says/

TheLibertyDaily: BREAKING: Marjorie Taylor Greene Files Articles of Impeachment on Secretary Mayorkas

Impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Watch the 9:09 minute video: https://rumble.com/v3uozbb-breaking-marjorie-taylor-greene-files-articles-of-impeachment-on-secretary-.html

Rucker: Here Is a List of 70 RINOs Who Just Voted to Reward the Weaponized FBI With a Lavish New $300 Million Building

RINOs love the FBI. The weaponized law enforcement arm of the federal government protects them and the rest of the UniParty Swamp from patriots who may want to expose them. This is why they go after parents at school board meetings. It’s why they ignore most voter fraud cases while focusing on only the rare few that hurt them. And it’s why they put more effort into arresting January 6 grandmothers than child rapists. It’s not wonder that 70 RINOs voted with the vast majority of Democrats to prevent Congressman Matt Gaetz’s recent budget amendment from passing. What did he want? To keep the FBI from getting a new headquarters. […] Here are the 70 RINOs who love the FBI enough to reward them for their Deep State actions:

Read more: https://thelibertydaily.com/here-is-list-70-rinos-who-just-voted/

Link to Matt Gaetz in the well of the U.S.:  Watch the 4 minute video: https://rumble.com/v3uos4h-matt-gaetz-takes-a-fire-hose-to-the-fbis-scheme-for-a-new-300-million-headq.html

REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE MINORITY

Bolton: Manchin’s retirement a buzzkill for Senate Democrats’ 2024 hopes

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) on Thursday made official what his colleagues had privately suspected for months, that he won’t be returning to Washington as a senator in 2025, putting Democrats on an uphill path to keeping their Senate majority in next year’s election.  The news that Manchin will walk away from the Senate at the end of next year landed on Senate Democrats with a thud, killing the giddy buzz they were feeling after winning key state races in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia on Tuesday. […] Manchin’s announcement means, Democrats will have to win seven competitive races in Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — all Republican-leaning or swing states — to keep control of the Senate.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/4303352-manchins-retirement-buzzkill-senate-democrats-2024-hopes/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY

Phillips: Just whose side is America really on?

Soon after the Hamas pogrom on October 7, the United States sent two aircraft carriers, additional land-based warplanes and eventually a guided-missile submarine to the region. This was said to be a “clear message of deterrence” to Hezbollah and its patron Iran, warning them not to escalate the ensuing war between Israel and Hamas by attacking Israel from southern Lebanon. With 150,000 precision-guided missiles embedded in Lebanon’s civilian population and able to target the whole of Israel, Hezbollah poses a vastly greater threat to Israel than Hamas. But Hezbollah is already at war with Israel. Since the Hamas atrocities, Hezbollah has regularly been firing volleys of missiles into northern Israel, causing the evacuation of Israeli communities closest to the border and sending thousands of Israelis into their shelters. Iran is also waging war against America itself. During the past month, Iranian proxies in the region have mounted drone and rocket attacks against US air bases in Iraq and Syria at least 40 times. Dozens of American personnel have been injured and one American contractor died of cardiac arrest. Yet the US response has been feeble. […] . . . there’s been an ominous change in the rhetoric. With Israel having trapped Hamas in the nerve centre of its terrorist operations in Gaza City and poised to deliver a decisive blow, Biden had called for a three-day “pause” in Israel’s ground operation. Any such ceasefire would stop the IDF’s momentum, throw a lifeline to Hamas and make the terror group more likely to survive. Israel has now agreed to daily “pauses” of four hours to allow for aid and evacuation.

Read more: https://melaniephillips.substack.com/p/just-whose-side-is-america-really

The Foreign Desk: Who are the Houthis?

As the Israel-Hamas war continues to rage on, the Iran-backed terrorist group in southern Yemen has continued to support the Islamic terrorist group in Gaza, hoping to stretch Jerusalem thin. Amid the conflict, many have asked about the Houthis’ origins and their connection with Tehran. The roots of the Houthi movement can be traced to the 1990s when Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, a Zaidi Shia religious leader, began rallying followers in Yemen’s Saada province. In the beginning, the Houthi movement was a localized, religious endeavor. However, over time, it evolved into an armed insurgency, responding to the local and regional dynamics in the Middle East. The association with Tehran can be traced back to the mid-2000s when the Islamic Republic saw an opportunity to exploit the Houthi’s grievances and challenge their regional adversary, Saudi Arabia. Iran’s support for the Houthi rebels has included financial aid, weaponry, and military training. As a result, the Houthi movement had the military and financial equipment to stand against the Saudis and American forces. […] In 2021, the Biden administration formally delisted Yemen’s Houthi movement as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). As a result, the Houthis have been treated as an equal partner in the ongoing peace talks with the United Nations. Today, the Houthis continue to receive support from Tehran, supplying the group with financial and military support against Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

Read more: https://foreigndesknews.com/top-story/who-are-the-houthis/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

Casey: Imminent Bankruptcy of the US Government

International Man: Everyone knows that the US government has been bankrupt for many years. But we thought it might be instructive to see its current cash-flow situation. The US government’s budget is the biggest in the history of the world and is growing at an uncontrollable rate. Below is a chart of the budget for the most recent fiscal year, which had a deficit of nearly $1.7 trillion. Before we get into the specific items in the budget, what is your take on the Big Picture for the US budget? Doug Casey: The biggest expenditure for the US government are so-called entitlements. It’s strange how the word “entitlements” has been legitimized. Are people really entitled to the government paying for their health, retirement, and welfare? In a moral society, the answer is: No. Entitlements destroy personal responsibility, legitimize theft, destroy wealth, and create antagonisms.

Read more: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/11/doug-casey/imminent-bankruptcy-of-the-us-government/

Tanner: IRS announces 2024 income tax brackets – see where you fall

The standard deduction – which reduces the amount of income on which you’re taxed – will go up to $29,200 for married couples filing jointly, an increase of $1,500. For single taxpayers and married individuals filing separately, the standard deduction will rise $750 to $14,600. Finally, for heads of households, the standard deduction will jump up $1,100 for tax year 2024 to $21,900. The IRS also announced changes to the tax brackets that determine what portion of your income is taxable after subtracting either the standard deduction or itemized deductions.

$609,350 ($731,200 for married couples filing jointly)

37%

$243,725 ($487,450 for married couples filing jointly)

35%

$191,950 ($383,900 for married couples filing jointly)

32%

$100,525 ($201,050 for married couples filing jointly)

24%

$47,150 ($94,300 for married couples filing jointly)

22%

$11,600 ($23,200 for married couples filing jointly)

12%

(IRS)

Incomes of $11,600 or less for single individuals ($23,200 for married couples filing jointly) will fall into the lowest rate of 10%.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/nexstar_media_wire/4302512-irs-announces-2024-tax-brackets-see-where-you-fall/

The Center Square Staff: Far from border, Americans victimized by violent crimes committed by illegals aliens

undreds of miles from the southern border, Americans find themselves victims of violent crimes committed by repeat offenders illegally entering the U.S. While numerous examples exist, in five examples identified by The Center Square, all of the alleged perpetrators illegally entered the U.S. “on an unknown date at an unknown location,” according to U.S. Customs & Immigration Enforcement. In New Jersey, ICE’s Enforcement Removal Operations (ICE-ERO)-Newark agents recently arrested a Mexican national in Bridgeton, New Jersey, who was convicted of endangering-sexual conduct with a child. A state judge gave the Mexican national a three-year suspended prison sentence and supervised parole for life. Prior to his conviction and illegal entry, he was previously removed from the U.S. in March 2005 and March 2009. He is currently in ICE-ERO custody, pending his third removal from the U.S. “This individual is a clear danger to our community with multiple illegal reentries into the U.S.,” ICE-ERO-Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris said. In Maryland, ICE-ERO-Baltimore agents arrested . . .

Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/far-border-americans-victims-violent-crimes-committed-illegal-border

THE WAR IN ISRAEL

The Foreign Desk: Netanyahu Slams AP, Reuters, CNN Over Reporters’ Questionable Coverage of Hamas on Oct. 7

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office is demanding answers from The Associated Press, Reuters, CNN and The New York Times after their photographers reportedly documented Hamas’ invasion of Israel on Oct. 7, bringing serious ethical questions. “These journalists were accomplices in crimes against humanity; their actions were contrary to professional ethics,” the prime minister’s office said Thursday. […] CNN told Israeli outlet YNet that it has already cut ties with Eslaiah, who photographed himself standing in front of an Israeli tank on Oct. 7 without a press vest or helmet. Honest Reporting also published a photograph of Eslaiah being kissed by Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

Read more: https://foreigndesknews.com/middle-east/netanyahu-slams-ap-reuters-cnn-over-reporters-questionable-coverage-of-hamas-on-oct-7/

(AP knew about Eslaiah’s ties to Hamas: 5 years ago, @CAMERAorg sent a senior @AP editor evidence that Hassan Eslaiah “openly identifies with Hamas’ political platform and is a rabid anti-Semite who praises terrorists and expresses joy over the murder of innocent and unarmed Israelis.” https://www.frontpagemag.com/ap-was-warned-in-2018-about-its-hamas-journalist/

Franklin: ‘The Elephant in the Room’: The Real Source of Jew-Hatred in the Middle East

  • For [many Muslims], the Koran, every word of it, is the dictated word of Allah (God) as told by the Angel Jibril (Gabriel) to Allah’s prophet Muhammad….
  • Ten years ago, U.S. soldiers being deployed to the Middle East who flew to Qatar or Kuwait on the United Arab Emirates airline, before the UAE’s supreme leadership in spearheading the Abraham Accords, reported that on maps in flight brochures, a country named Israel did not exist. Many seem to be working now to make that a reality, not just on a map.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20097/jew-hatred-middle-east

Rabi Pruzansky: Lessons of Sodom

The absence of righteous people defines a city ‘s moral worth far more than disingenuous assertions about its “innocent civilians.” […] Is there even one Gazan who has been interviewed by the international media and (with face disguised and voice distorted to conceal his/her identity) protested and condemned Hamas’ invasion and rampage across southern Israel? Is there even one Gazan who objected to the kidnapping and seizure of two Israeli civilians who wondered into Gaza in the last decade and received even worse than the traditional Sodom treatment for guests? Are there any Gazans who have remonstrated against Hamas’ retention of the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul for almost ten years? Are there any Gazans who tried to thwart Hamas’ gory incursion into Israel? The planning and execution alone involved tens of thousands of people. Did anyone object? Is there one righteous person who could justify Gaza’s continued existence?

Read more: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/379799

Coughlin: Ceasefires Will Only Hinder Getting the Hostages Released

  • [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] argued that the more that 240 Israelis held hostage by Hamas should be released first. Letting up the military pressure on Hamas, rather than forcing Hamas to concede, will only delay the hostages’ release by enabling the terrorists to keep moving them around and re-hiding them.
  • The other important consideration the Biden administration has failed to grasp is that, by ensuring Israel achieves its goal of destroying Hamas, Washington would be sending a strong signal to hostile states such as Iran, Russia and China that any attack against the US and its allies would receive a similarly robust response.
  • At the very least the Biden administration should be urgently reviewing its Iran policy and, instead of obsessing about the prospects of reviving the “nuclear deal” with Tehran… concentrating its efforts on targeting top IRGC commanders, as well as imposing tough banking sanctions against Tehran to limit its ability to fund terrorist groups such as Hamas.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20134/ceasefires-gaza-hostages

Stalinsky: As Hamas Visits Its ‘Closest Friend’ Moscow, Questions Surround Russia’s Knowledge Of, Involvement In October 7 Hamas Attack: A Review Of Russia-Hamas Ties and Strategic Relationship

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, everyone, including military experts on TV, were quick to comment on its primitivity, pointing to the use of bulldozers, trucks, and motorcycles to break through the border barrier, [2] and the use of motorized paragliders to bring in terrorists with automatic weapons [3] as well as dune buggies. [4] But as the initial fog of war lifted, it became clear that Hamas did not just get lucky with this attack. It had been training for it for years, [5] including in Iran. [6] There are also unsubstantiated reports that Hamas received training by Russian forces – or even possibly by the Wagner group. Anonymous sources were cited as saying that some Wagner members had been involved in the military training of Hamas fighters, and that a company seeking applicants for positions “in Africa and the Middle East” had offered positions to other Wagner members.[7] Other reports suggests that some of the weapons used by Hamas on October 7 came from Russia.

Read more: https://www.memri.org/reports/hamas-visits-its-closest-friend-moscow-questions-surround-russias-knowledge-involvement

Rothstein: The Root Causes of Moral Evil

It is difficult to admit that I might have been as wrong about 10/7 as I was about 9/11. The pogrom that Hamas perpetrated in Israel this October was almost immediately compared to al-Qaida’s 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. And the comparison was well worth making. Each attack was a horrific breach of a nation’s borders and security, resulting in soul-quaking death and suffering. If anything, the Hamas attack was even more devastating, given the small size of Israel, the still-accumulating evidence of unimagined barbarity, and the fact that it was intended to be an existential act of violence, part of an attempt to destroy a state and its people. And after both 10/7 and 9/11, I reacted very similarly and, it turns out, very wrongly. I mused in The New York Times a few weeks after the al-Qaida attacks that they might lead to a serious reassessment of orthodoxies cherished by many intellectuals as well as guardians of the disciplines known as post-colonialism and postmodernism. […] But doctrines were not shaken. They were not even stirred.

Read more: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/the-root-causes-of-moral-evil

EDUCATION INDOCTRINATION

Sam J.: Just UNREAL: American College Students SHOCKED to Learn Hamas Are the ACTUAL BAD GUYS in Video

American students find out the shocking news that Hamas aren’t the good guys…  […] Every horrible thing he brings up is Hamas, and yet every time they choose the other ‘bad guys’. Why do you think that is? Could it be that college professors really and truly are poisoning young people and indoctrinating them with anti-Semitic garbage? Or are they watching too much damn TikTok and losing their minds in the process?

Watch the 1:11 minute video: https://twitchy.com/samj/2023/11/09/watch-college-students-learn-in-real-time-that-hamas-are-the-bad-guys-n2389599

Sibarium: Yale Law Students for Hamas

In its own telling, Yale Law School’s Schell Center for International Human Rights seeks to “equip lawyers and other professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to advance the cause of international human rights.” It has educated students and human rights professionals on atrocities large and small, issuing a detailed report last year on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and proposing a framework in mid-September to moderate “indirect hate speech online“—whatever that means. But six days after Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre and kidnapping of over 1,600 Israelis, the center was silent. On Oct. 13, an Israeli law student with family called up for military duty in Israel implored the center to speak out.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/campus/law-students-for-hamas/

LaChance: Anti-Israel Protesters Disrupt Cornell Jewish Student and Others Testifying About Campus Anti-Semitism

A young woman who attends Cornell University and other students testified before Congress this week about anti-Semitism on campus and was interrupted by anti-Israel protesters. In the video below, you can see several of these people sitting just two rows behind the students.

Read more/Watch the 5:45 minute testimony and  the 4:46 minute video of hearing interruptions:  https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/11/anti-israel-protesters-disrupt-cornell-jewish-student-and-others-testifying-about-campus-anti-semitism/

Podhoretz: The Psy-Op

What’s become clear, over the past month, is that the loud, social-media-savvy, and very active “pro-Palestinian” efforts across the United States and the world are the opposite of spontaneous events. They are, rather, individual moments that make up a sophisticated but extraordinarily loose and even somewhat anarchic plan carried out by network of activists, political types, small-dollar fundraisers, computer warriors, hysterics, hotheaded teenagers obsessed with TikTok and Snapchat, and not-especially employed people (students and others who are no longer students but act like students). They were activated almost immediately, and brilliantly. They have done an astonishing job amplifying an argument rejected by most rational people—that somehow Israel should be judged the aggressor in a conflict that began when  5,000 Israelis were killed and injured in just eight hours. When I say “activated,” I don’t mean that someone pushed a button and they all rose like automata to fulfill their mechanistic roles. I mean that what has happened is the culmination of 20 years of online organizing, listserving, meet-upping, and social-network-building on the left.

Read more: https://www.commentary.org/john-podhoretz/the-psy-op/

(H/T KM) Sweeping anti-DEI higher ed reform bill in Ohio inches closer to passage

A comprehensive higher education legislative proposal in Ohio to outlaw mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and statements, require intellectual diversity, and enact post-tenure review is making its way through the Ohio Statehouse. State Sen. Jerry Cirino, S.B. 83’s primary sponsor, said he and his fellow Republicans have been “working the bill with our heart and soul,” and it’s expected to pass through the final committees in the next few weeks on its way to a full House vote in early December. It was approved by the Senate over the summer. […] The bill would also require faculty and staff to “encourage students to reach their own conclusions about all controversial beliefs or policies and shall not seek to indoctrinate any social, political, or religious point of view.”

Read more: https://www.thecollegefix.com/sweeping-anti-dei-higher-ed-reform-bill-in-ohio-inches-closer-to-passage/

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Revolver.news: Nashville’s Diversity-Obsessed Black Police Chief Hid Trans Shooter’s Anti-White Manifesto

Nashville’s black police chief John Drake’s mission since taking office three years ago has been to make the force more “diverse” and compliant with the Left’s police agenda. There could very well have been national pressure from Merrick Garland to suppress the manifesto, for reasons that may become clear in the near future. But a critical look at the Nashville Police Department reveals that suppressing the anti-white manifesto would have fit right into the mission at a local level. […] When he got the job in late 2020, he told local media that his top priority was increasing diversity. He soon created a “chief diversity officer” and kicked white males out of leadership roles. […] Drake imposed drastic changes on the department to reach his diversity goals. This included lowering standards and other policies that would decrease police effectiveness. […] It’s no surprise that Chief Drake didn’t want the public to see the manifesto. It tarnishes his worldview, showing that the diversity obsession can lead to mass murder.

Read more: https://revolver.news/2023/11/nashville-diversity-obsessed-black-police-chief-hid-trans-shooter-anti-white-manifesto/

Sapir & Figliolia: Medicine with a “Transgender Bias”

Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, the largest provider of transgender medicine in New England and one of the leading institutions of its kind in the United States, was named a defendant in a lawsuit filed last month. The plaintiff, a gay man who goes by the alias Shape Shifter, argues that by approving him for hormones and surgeries, Fenway Health subjected him to “gay conversion” practices, in violation of his civil rights. Carlan v. Fenway Community Health Center is the first lawsuit in the United States to argue that “gender-affirming care” can be a form of anti-gay discrimination. The case underscores an important clinical reality: gender dysphoria has multiple developmental pathways, and many who experience it will turn out to be gay. Even the Endocrine Society concedes that many of the youth who outgrow their dysphoria by adolescence later identify as gay or bisexual. Decades of research confirm as much. […] Rather than state a straightforward claim of medical malpractice or fraud, they allege that Fenway Health has violated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which bans discrimination “on the basis of sex” in health care. In 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that “discrimination because of . . . sex” includes discrimination based on homosexuality. Citing this and other precedents, Shape’s lawyers argue that federal law affords distinct protections to gay men and lesbians—upon which clinics that operate with a transgender bias are trampling.

Read more:  https://www.city-journal.org/article/medicine-with-a-transgender-bias

Starnes: School Dumps Veteran’s Day for ‘Peace Assembly’

In past years, Benjamin Rush Elementary held a lovely Veteran’s Day assembly. It featured choral performances of “It’s a Grand Old Flag,” “This Land is Your Land” and the Star-Spangled Banner But our good friend Jason Rantz, of radio station KTTH, reports this year’s ceremony was unceremoniously dumped by administrators. […] “The school ditched the patriotic songs for those centered around the assembly’s theme of Tolerance, Acceptance and Kindness,” Rantz reported. Some of the songs to be performed, he said, include “Live in Peace,” “Peacebuilder Pledge Song,” “Amani Utupe Na Ustawi” and “Namaste.” It’s a bunch of United Nations hippy-dippy, mumbo jumbo.

Read more: https://www.toddstarnes.com/campus/school-dumps-veterans-day-for-peace-assembly/

Arama: WATCH: Bill Maher Delivers Terrific Ode to Western Civ While Decimating Liberals Who Support Hamas

First, let’s note one of those things he’s wrong about — Trump did condemn the tiki torch characters unequivocally. But why the whipping up of hatred with the college students? The panel talked about the bigotry toward Jews and how social media is making things worse, and that’s certainly true. But the reason for such venom is the leftist indoctrination of the college students in question and the painting of Israel as the product of the Western oppressors.

Read more/Watch the 2:42 minute and 6:18 minute videos: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/11/04/watch-bill-maher-delivers-terrific-ode-to-western-civ-while-decimating-liberals-who-support-hamas-n2165903

Pollak: WATCH: Brawl Outside ‘Museum of Tolerance’ as Anti-Israel Activists Protest Gal Gadot Showing Film of Hamas Atrocities

Breitbart News was among the first outlets in the world to see the film, a 43-minute compilation of footage recorded by Hamas on GoPros and mobile phones, as well as by victims of the attack on dashboard cameras, surveillance cameras, and their own phones. As this author later recounted, it was ““the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” and “one of the most brutal attacks on civilians that the Western world has ever seen.” Gadot, who is Israeli, held a screening for a select group of Hollywood colleagues, because she wanted to drive home the reality of what happened. But pro-Palestinian activists objected — as they have objected to the posters of Israeli hostages taken by Hamas, and any other evidence of Jewish or Israeli victimhood. The Los Angeles Times noted: . . .

Read more/Watch the two short videos: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/11/09/watch-brawl-outside-museum-of-tolerance-as-anti-israel-activists-protest-gal-gadot-showing-film-of-hamas-atrocities/

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