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An Israel elections story that falls outside BBC framing

BBC Watch

Although the BBC has still not got round to producing much coverage of the general election to be held in Israel on April 9th there is no shortage of news on that front.

The Joint Arab List – which featured in the corporation’s coverage of the previous election and was described by one commentator as a “glimmer of hope”– has lost one of its four component parties.

“The Knesset approved a request on Wednesday by MK Ahmad Tibi’s Ta’al (Arab Movement for Change) party to withdraw from the Joint Arab list.

Tibi announced on Tuesday that he would leave the Joint List ahead of the April 9 election, and that his party will run independently. […]

Tibi’s request was filed days after controversial Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi, Balad MK Jamal Zahalka and United Arab List MK Masud Gnaim confirmed that they will not run in…

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Staggering Cost of Ontario’s Disastrous Wind Power Experiment

STOP THESE THINGS

Like South Australia, Ontario is another place where ideologues destroyed a perfectly reliable and thoroughly affordable electricity supply. In both cases the economic consequences have been a disaster.

Its Liberal Government under Kathleen Wynne took the insanity to new levels, and Ontario will be paying the price, for generations to come.

Wynne and her band of acolytes were shown the door, after an electoral drubbing at the hand of Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives back in June.

Ford reduced the Liberals to a sullen rump, after running on a platform that made no secret of his hostility to heavily subsidised and completely chaotic wind power.

Ford promised to scrap the Green Energy Act, put in place by Wynne’s Liberals, that was primary source of a raft of unnecessary economic and social damage.

Here’s a couple of pieces detailing the staggering costs attached Wynne’s wind power obsession.

Green Energy Act…

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Heather MacDonald Explains the “Diversity” Fraud!

American Elephants

If you wonder why some new college graduates seem a little under-educated, you can blame it on the “social justice” people, and their loony ideas. There is no such thing as “social justice” and “Diversity” is bunk. The diversity that matters is diversity of ideas, freedom of thought, but that is not what they are after. They want conformity, they want you to fall in line, do as they say, and vote for them and all their rotten ideas.

Heather MacDonald is a national gem. She researches the stupid ideas, and applies logic. Something the Left fears.

p.s. Why do you think the publicity hog, gun banner David Hogg got accepted to Harvard with lower SAT scores than are the norm for those who are admitted? Harvard is already being sued because they block Asian students for having too high SAT scores.

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Guardian characterisation of Angela Davis as a “civil rights activist” is absurd

Here are the opening paragraphs of a Jan. 8th Guardian article (Angela Davis ‘stunned’ by decision to rescind civil rights award):

The veteran civil rights activist Angela Davis said she was “stunned” by the decision of Alabama’s Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to revoke an award she was set to receive.

The institute announced in October that Davis, a Birmingham native, would receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights award, calling her “one of the most globally recognized champions of human rights, giving voice to those who are powerless to speak”.

But last week, the organization reversed course and said she does not meet the criteria after all, in an apparent response to objections over her outspoken support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that protests against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

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Davis, who was an active member of the Black Panther party, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the…

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Financial Times Oslo obituary omits Palestinian rejection of peace offers

Financial Times contextualises their Jan. 4threview of two recent books (Preventing Palestine, by Seth Anziska, and Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, by Anshel Pfeffer) by maintaining that Netanayhu and Menachem Begin are “two rightwingers who prevented a viable Palestinian state”.

Here are relevant passages from the review:

Netanyahu’s is a political career seemingly launched with one goal: preventing a viable Palestinian state. 

Netanyahu may disagree but his most visible impact on modern Israel is that 25 years after Oslo was signed, no Palestinian state has taken form.

In Anziska’s deeply researched book, the idea of a negotiated path to a viable Palestinian state was first betrayed at Camp David in the late 1970s, when US president Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, Israel’s rightwing prime minister, and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat brokered the accord that brought a lasting peace between Egypt and…

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