web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Israel (Page 15)

Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Intensify as Death Toll Rises

JERUSALEM — Fighting between Israel and Gaza escalated on Sunday as three Israeli civilians were killed in Palestinian rocket and missile attacks and Israeli forces began to take aim at individual Gaza militants, killing at least seven.

The three Israelis killed were the first civilians to die in clashes with Gaza since the two sides fought a brief war in the summer of 2014. Gaza health officials said 15 people had been killed since Friday, though Israel denied responsibility for two of those deaths.

One Palestinian rocket struck an Israeli cement factory in the southern city of Ashkelon, killing a Bedouin worker there. A woman was killed near Or Haner, a tiny kibbutz two miles from the Gaza border, when the truck she was driving in was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from Gaza. A third Israeli was killed in the early morning when he left his safe room for a cigarette break, his brother said.

Israel responded first by destroying what it said were the homes of several Palestinian militant commanders and then by following through on a longstanding threat — one heard more frequently in recent days from hawkish politicians — to start killing individual fighters in targeted attacks.

An airstrike that destroyed a car in Gaza City killed a man who the Israeli military said had been responsible for large transfers of cash from Iran to Hamas, the militant Islamic group that rules the territory, and to a rival faction in Gaza, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israel said the man, Ahmad Hamed Al-Khudary, 34, owned a money exchange company that it designated a terrorist organization last June.

ImageWestlake Legal Group merlin_154395531_2f6803da-0fdb-47c5-a251-c39f687b49f3-articleLarge Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Intensify as Death Toll Rises Palestinians Netanyahu, Benjamin Israel Gaza Strip Defense and Military Forces Deaths (Fatalities)

Israelis stand outside their building after it was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza in the costal city of Ashkelon on Sunday.CreditTsafrir Abayov/Associated Press

Asked why Israel had resumed its long-dormant tactic of assassination, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said, “It’s important for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to understand the severity of the situation.”

Two other fighters with Palestinian Islamic Jihad were killed in an airstrike on the Al Buraij refugee camp early Sunday, the group said.

The attacks from Gaza mostly hit targets in southern Israel with no military value, including a building housing a kindergarten in the town of Sderot and the oncology department at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. An army post in the community of Kissufim was hit by a mortar that struck its synagogue, lightly wounding two soldiers.

More than 100 Israelis were treated at Barzilai for injuries in the day’s attacks, hospital officials said.

With rockets and mortars setting off sirens across southern Israel every few minutes — a two-day total of 600 launches, the army said — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered what he called “massive strikes,” and the military used tanks, artillery, jets, attack helicopters and drones.

An armored brigade and the Golani infantry brigade were deployed to the Gaza frontier to be available for a possible ground incursion, and another infantry brigade was put on standby.

The aftermath of an Israeli airstrike that killed Ahmad Hamed Al-Khudary in Gaza City on Sunday. Israel said he was responsible for large cash transfers from Iran to Hamas and another militant faction in Gaza.CreditMahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Israel also pushed back aggressively on Sunday against Palestinian accusations that it had killed a pregnant Gaza woman and her young daughter in the first day of fighting on Saturday. An Army spokesmen insisted that the two were killed by a misfired Palestinian rocket, not by Israeli munitions, though Gaza officials continued to accuse Israel of responsibility for what they called a war crime.

The latest round of violence began much like several others since last summer.

Israel and Gaza have been locked what appeared to be a cycle of clashes quickly followed by de-escalations, with Egyptian-brokered talks repeatedly achieving a temporary cooling off along the border.

In November, there appeared to be a breakthrough. Israel promised to ameliorate conditions in Gaza by allowing in cash supplied by Qatar, fuel and humanitarian aid despite its blockade, expanding the zone in the Mediterranean in which it would allow Gaza fishermen to operate, and easing the movement of people in and out of the impoverished seaside territory. Hamas agreed in return to restrain protests along its frontier with Israel that have often devolved into violence.

But a truce has never taken hold, and indeed the cease-fires have only lasted a number of weeks.

Some resumptions of violence have been unforeseeable. In October, a freak of nature — a lightning strike — was said to have caused a rocket to be launched at Israel. In November, an Israeli undercover team was discovered inside Gaza, setting off a firefight as it made its escape and then two days of rocket attacks and airstrikes. And a rocket attack in mid-March was said to be a result of “human error” rather than Hamas policy.

But Israel has also accused Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, its more radical ally, of resorting to violence for political advantage. In late March, two weeks before Israel’s parliamentary elections, a rocket hit a house in northeast Tel Aviv and caused Mr. Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington.

Now, with Israeli Memorial Day and Independence Day celebrations coming this week, and a stream of international singers arriving to compete in the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv later this month, the Gaza militant groups may have gambled that Mr. Netanyahu would pay an even higher price for quiet in the short term.

The home of an Israeli, Moshe Agadi, who was killed when his house in the city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, was hit by a missile fired by militants from the Gaza Strip.CreditAbir Sultan/EPA, via Shutterstock

“Both of them believe that only pressure and force will force Israel to ease the restrictions of the blockade,” said Tareq Baconi, an analyst with International Crisis Group. “And Israel has done nothing but reinforce that lesson.”

Indeed, the two Gaza factions have accused Israel of forgetting its promises as soon as violence gives way to calm.

“Hamas agreed to restrain the protests in return for concessions,” Mr. Baconi said. “Those haven’t materialized.”

Omar Shaban, an economist who runs PalThink for Strategic Studies, a Gaza think tank, said that some of the recriminations between Israel and Gaza officials over measures meant to ease the deprivations in Gaza had been missing the point.

“There’s no shortage of food in Gaza, but people don’t have purchasing power because there are no jobs,” he said. “There are some demands by the political factions that cannot be implemented: If you open the crossings while people don’t have cash for the private sector to operate, it’s pointless. Gaza needs a package of assistance.”

On the Israeli side, even some critics of Mr. Netanyahu said that the cycle of violence with Gaza was only strengthening his hand politically.

The funeral for a 14-month-old Palestinian child who was killed on Saturday with her mother in the violence. Israel has denied Palestinian accusations that they were killed in an airstrike and says they were killed by a misfired Palestinian rocket.CreditKhalil Hamra/Associated Press

“His view — which, incidentally, is logical — is that the division between Gaza and the West Bank, which stems from the chronic conflict between Hamas and Fatah, weakens the national Palestinian movement and is worth the headache inherent in dealing with two semi-functional political entities,” Shimrit Meir, an Israeli analyst of Palestinian politics, wrote in the daily Yediot Ahronot.

The two Palestinian territories, Gaza and the West Bank, are governed by the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah.

In Ashkelon, a concrete factory that makes large pipes for underground sewers and other equipment for the army was struck by a rocket around 1 p.m. on Sunday. A worker there who refused to give his name said he was standing between two of the workers who were hit by the rocket when the siren went off. He ran for shelter, but the others either didn’t try or didn’t make it.

“There weren’t many seconds,” he said.

With rockets still arcing toward Israel, and Iron Dome antimissile systems knocking out a good number of them but not all, the family of Moshe Agadi, 58, who was killed in Ashkelon at around 2 a.m., asked the public to avoid his 4 p.m. funeral. They feared that those attending could be subjected to another strike from Gaza.

But hundreds of Israelis packed the funeral hall anyway, and then streamed outside for Mr. Agadi’s burial, as home front soldiers wearing orange berets passed out instructions on what to do if the cemetery came under attack.

“We came to honor him, and to show that we’re not afraid of them,” said Tzipi Ben-David, 56, as distant blasts could be heard in the direction of Gaza. “Look how many came, even with this situation.”

At Mr. Agadi’s residence, a golden-painted suburban dream house, large shrapnel divots in the exterior wall, a felled tree and grapefruits strewn on the ground all testified to the weapon that had killed him.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Ilhan Omar Says This Won’t be a Nation of White People, Pegs Trump for Synagogue Shooting

Westlake Legal Group ilhan-omar-says-this-wont-be-a-nation-of-white-people-pegs-trump-for-synagogue-shooting Ilhan Omar Says This Won’t be a Nation of White People, Pegs Trump for Synagogue Shooting Synagogue Shooting racism Politics Jewish community Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats antisemitism anti-semitism Allow Media Exception

Westlake Legal Group ilhan-omar-620x413 Ilhan Omar Says This Won’t be a Nation of White People, Pegs Trump for Synagogue Shooting Synagogue Shooting racism Politics Jewish community Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats antisemitism anti-semitism Allow Media Exception

Ilhan Omar speaking at worker protest against Amazon by Fibonacci Blue, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

It’s fascinating to watch Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota congresswoman who made a name for herself by being extraordinarily antisemitic, attempt to make it seem like her obvious racism and bigotry is really the racism and bigotry of others.

While speaking during a rally called “Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar,” Omar suggested that President Donald Trump is actually to blame for the rise in antisemitism, specifically for the recent synagogue shooting in Poway, California.

The congresswoman began by claiming that Trump, “his goons in the Republican party,” and some Democrats believe that a black refuge immigrant Muslim shouldn’t be equal to them.

This absurdist logic continued as Omar proceeded to blame Trump — whom she calls an “occupant” of the White House — for the murders within the Jewish community, including the shooting in Poway.

“At this moment, the occupant of the White House and his allies are doing everything that they can to distance themselves and misinform the public from the monsters that they created that is [sic] terrorizing the Jewish community and the Muslim community,” said Omar to the audience present.

The clip cuts to Omar declaring that this will not be the country of white people.

“This will not be the country of the xenophobics. This is not going to be the country of white people. This is not going to be the country of the few, this is the country of the many,” declared Omar.

Firstly, a proven antisemite putting antisemitic action at the feet of anyone is rich. This is the same woman who proclaimed Israel shouldn’t get to exist as a Jewish state, accused Congress of being paid off by Israeli special interests, and is a strong supporter of the BDS movement.

Asking her why she supports it will literally cause her to run away.

She also described 9/11 as “some people who did something.”

But proclaiming this won’t be a white nation is awfully racist. For one, imagine a white Republican saying such a thing about how this won’t be a “black nation” and the reaction would be wholly different. News organizations from around the globe would be covering it. Marches down Main St. would be televised by any and all.

Omar is an antisemite and a racist. Attempting to point at others and declare them racist as a way to distract from this obvious fact is doing no favors for Omar.

The post Ilhan Omar Says This Won’t be a Nation of White People, Pegs Trump for Synagogue Shooting appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group ilhan-omar-300x200 Ilhan Omar Says This Won’t be a Nation of White People, Pegs Trump for Synagogue Shooting Synagogue Shooting racism Politics Jewish community Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats antisemitism anti-semitism Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Ilhan Omar: Republican “goons,” and many Dems, can’t stand having a black Muslim immigrant woman who’s equal to them

Westlake Legal Group ilhan-omar-republican-goons-and-many-dems-cant-stand-having-a-black-muslim-immigrant-woman-whos-equal-to-them Ilhan Omar: Republican “goons,” and many Dems, can’t stand having a black Muslim immigrant woman who’s equal to them Trump The Blog refugee Muslim Israel immigration Ilhan Omar crenshaw black aipac

Westlake Legal Group o Ilhan Omar: Republican “goons,” and many Dems, can’t stand having a black Muslim immigrant woman who’s equal to them Trump The Blog refugee Muslim Israel immigration Ilhan Omar crenshaw black aipac

I thought what they couldn’t stand was her accusing supporters of the Jewish state of being bought and sold by AIPAC’s “Benjamins” or questioning their loyalty to the United States outright.

The “goons” talking point works better for her audience.

This is a leftover from yesterday’s “Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar” rally in Washington. Among the speakers were Angela Davis (she’s seated to Omar’s left in the second clip below) and Rashida Tlaib, who vowed there’d be no! more! apologies! for … trafficking in anti-semitic tropes, I guess. As you’ll see, Omar made a point of equating anti-semitism with Islamophobia and laying both at the feet of Trump’s nationalist supporters, a talking point will serve her well until she inevitably decides to criticize Israel on Twitter one day with a passage from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or whatever.

The “goons” treatment for Republicans here is par for the course and will be a staple of Omar’s public rhetoric for as long as she’s in Congress. It’s the subtext of all messaging about the GOP from the AOC contingent in the Democrats’ freshmen class, but Omar is a freer than the rest to dispense with the trappings of civility since Republicans have hit her hard too over her Israel and 9/11 comments, which led to death threats. The more interesting comment is her aside that “many” Democrats in Congress also supposedly can’t stomach having to treat a black Muslim refugee as an equal. She should be asked to name names about her own caucus. Which racist, sexist faux-progressives are guilty of this terrible bigotry? They should be shamed publicly for it!

It wouldn’t happen to be all of the Democratic Israel supporters who objected to her dual-loyalty slander, would it?

By the way, can we get a poll on Democratic views of Omar already? It’s been almost three months since the AIPAC comments and I can’t recall a survey that drilled down on her various comments to see where liberal and left-wing opinion on her might diverge. The mention of her name drew rapturous applause from the audience at Bernie Sanders’s Fox News town hall a few weeks ago but at last check Bernie is an 11 percent candidate who might be fading into the second tier of the field. It’s a given that Israel-hating progressive trash love Omar but what about the other 90 percent of Democrats?

The post Ilhan Omar: Republican “goons,” and many Dems, can’t stand having a black Muslim immigrant woman who’s equal to them appeared first on Hot Air.

Westlake Legal Group o-300x159 Ilhan Omar: Republican “goons,” and many Dems, can’t stand having a black Muslim immigrant woman who’s equal to them Trump The Blog refugee Muslim Israel immigration Ilhan Omar crenshaw black aipac   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

WATCH: The View’s Joy Behar Says Trump Is the “Culprit” Behind Synagogue Shooting

Westlake Legal Group watch-the-views-joy-behar-says-trump-is-the-culprit-behind-synagogue-shooting WATCH: The View’s Joy Behar Says Trump Is the “Culprit” Behind Synagogue Shooting The View Synagogue Shooting Politics joy behar Israel Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump Blame Trump Anti-Zionism

Westlake Legal Group facepalm-bear-620x325 WATCH: The View’s Joy Behar Says Trump Is the “Culprit” Behind Synagogue Shooting The View Synagogue Shooting Politics joy behar Israel Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump Blame Trump Anti-Zionism

The View’s Joy Behar decided to further her decent into madness with this hot take yesterday.

Namely, that Donald Trump was the “culprit” behind the synagogue shooting that took place last week outside of San Diego. Never mind that the shooter was an anti-Zionist who hated Jews and Trump is the most pro-Jewish President, perhaps ever.

No, we are supposed to believe that Trump was secretly sending out dog whistles to this guy while simultaneously doing everything he hates.

That quote at the end there is real (no, I’m not linking to that maniac’s writings).

“You mean that Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White, traitorous c**ksucker? Don’t make me laugh.”

That’s actually what the shooter said about Donald Trump in his manifesto. How the President can be the inspiration for the shooter while also being despised by the him at the same time is never explained by any of the talking heads in the media, many who have rushed to blame Trump’s “rhetoric” for the tragedy. Oddly enough, cable news networks never seek answers from their guests or hosts that repeat such nonsense. It’s just spewed indiscriminately without any push back.

In reality, the mainstreaming of anti-Zionism by those on the left shows a far more direct link to the viewpoints of these anti-Semitic murderers, yet you never see people like Ilhan Omar blamed for their rhetoric on the issue. Weird how that works.

Or better yet, perhaps we should just stick to blaming the terrible human being who perpetrated this crime? That makes too much sense though.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post WATCH: The View’s Joy Behar Says Trump Is the “Culprit” Behind Synagogue Shooting appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group 1625cb55-9da5-40fa-85a0-6207ace7fd1e-300x162 WATCH: The View’s Joy Behar Says Trump Is the “Culprit” Behind Synagogue Shooting The View Synagogue Shooting Politics joy behar Israel Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump Blame Trump Anti-Zionism   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

The New York Times Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Prints Another One Two Days Later

Westlake Legal Group the-new-york-times-apologizes-for-anti-semitic-cartoon-prints-another-one-two-days-later The New York Times Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Prints Another One Two Days Later The New York Times racist Politics NYTs Moses jewish Israel Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump democrats cartoon Bibi Netanyahu anti-semitic

Westlake Legal Group d2bf8fb0-122d-4440-9765-867da6293429.v1-620x421 The New York Times Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Prints Another One Two Days Later The New York Times racist Politics NYTs Moses jewish Israel Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump democrats cartoon Bibi Netanyahu anti-semitic

A few days ago, The New York Times printed an anti-Semitic cartoon in it’s international edition, complete with artwork resembling something you’d have seen in 1930s Germany . This led to widespread outrage and an eventual, very belated, apology.

This was that cartoon.

The New York Times has come out and blamed the cartoon on a “single” editor that supposedly included it into the paper of his own volition. I’ll let you decide how plausible that is given the many layers a paper goes through before actually being printed.

Well, apparently that racist editor is still on duty, or more likely, antisemitism is just rampant inside the Times organization and this was not an isolated incident.

In the very same edition, the first anti-Semitic cartoon was replaced with, you guessed it, another anti-Semitic cartoon.

Oh, come on.

For those that are confused by the cartoon, it’s apparently a “sanitized” version of this original idea from the same cartoonist.

Notice that Bibi Netanyahu is leading the way, meaning that it’s the same narrative as the first cartoon, which had Bibi as a dog leading a blind Trump around. They also managed to mock one of Judaisms holiest figures in Moses by portraying him as Netanyahu descending from the mountain. Would the Times ever print a cartoon in which a Muslim leader played the role of Mohammad? Of course they wouldn’t and if someone did, they’d be the first to decry it as “Islamophobic.”

Yet, within the course of a single edition of its international newspaper, the NYTs managed to print two nearly identical anti-Semitic cartoons that were both based on the same idea. Unbelievable, or better yet, it’s completely believable.

The left-wing media and Democrats in general have a big issue with antisemitism. It’s become so ingrained in them that they don’t even notice it at this point. That’s how you end up with those cartoons getting printed without even realizing there will be a swift backlash. Here’s an idea. How about not making hatred of Israel such a centerpiece of your publication so that you aren’t just shuffling through anti-Semitic cartoons trying to take jabs at the Jewish state at all costs?

After the first cartoon, the Times insisted that they had enacted a new stricter editorial process. Are we to assume that this second one made it through multiple editors and still got printed? Sure seems that way.

Nice work there from the paper of record.

Here’s an idea. How about not making hatred of Israel such a centerpiece of your publication so that you aren’t just shuffling through anti-Semitic cartoons trying to take jabs at the Jewish state? The sooner this dumpster fire of a newspaper folds, the better.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post The New York Times Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Prints Another One Two Days Later appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group clown-shutterstock-300x199 The New York Times Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Prints Another One Two Days Later The New York Times racist Politics NYTs Moses jewish Israel Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump democrats cartoon Bibi Netanyahu anti-semitic   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Global Health: Measles Cases Surpass 700 as Outbreak Continues Unabated

Westlake Legal Group global-health-measles-cases-surpass-700-as-outbreak-continues-unabated Global Health: Measles Cases Surpass 700 as Outbreak Continues Unabated World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Ukraine Philippines measles Los Angeles (Calif) Israel Epidemics Detroit (Mich) de Blasio, Bill Children and Childhood Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Brooklyn (NYC)
Westlake Legal Group 29MEASLES-2-facebookJumbo Global Health: Measles Cases Surpass 700 as Outbreak Continues Unabated World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Ukraine Philippines measles Los Angeles (Calif) Israel Epidemics Detroit (Mich) de Blasio, Bill Children and Childhood Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Brooklyn (NYC)

The measles outbreak continues to spread in the United States, surpassing 700 cases this year, federal health officials said on Monday. The virus has now been found in 22 states.

More than 500 of the 704 cases recorded as of last Friday were in people who had not been vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Sixty-six people have been hospitalized.

About 400 of the cases have been found in New York City and its suburbs, mostly in Orthodox Jewish communities. That outbreak has spread to Detroit.

Los Angeles is now experiencing a fast-growing outbreak, and hundreds of university students who are thought to have been exposed and cannot prove that they have had their shots have been asked to quarantine themselves at home.

[Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.]

Last Wednesday, the C.D.C. said the number of cases had surpassed the previous high of 667, set in 2014. This year’s outbreak is the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. In 1994, there were 963 cases.

Elimination in 2000 meant measles virus was no longer circulating in the United States, as it presumably had since European settlers first brought it to this hemisphere in the 15th or 16th century. Each year after 2000, a few cases arrived from overseas, either in immigrants or in returning tourists, but each outbreak was snuffed out.

More than 94 percent of American parents vaccinate their children against measles and other diseases, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the C.D.C., said on Monday.

His agency “is working to reach the small percentage of vaccine-hesitant individuals,” he said. “Vaccines are safe and do not cause autism.”

About 100,000 children in this country underage 2 have not been vaccinated, he said, meaning they are vulnerable in this outbreak.

Some infants are not immunized because their parents avoid vaccination. Others cannot be protected either because they are allergic to components of the vaccine or are, for example, taking cancer or organ-transplant medications that suppress their immune systems.

“We must join together as a nation to once again eliminate measles,” Dr. Redfield said.

This year’s widespread outbreak was sparked by people infected with measles who have come into this country since last year, the C.D.C. said. The measles strains detected were most frequently from Ukraine, Israel and the Philippines.

[Get answers to common questions about the measles outbreak.]

Communities have begun to take extraordinary measures to slow the infection rate and crack down on resistance to immunization.

New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency and threatened residents of four Brooklyn ZIP codes with $1,000 fines if they refused to vaccinate. City officials closed a yeshiva preschool for violating vaccination orders.

Rockland County, N.Y., the center of another outbreak, initially barred unvaccinated children from all indoor public places, including schools, malls, supermarkets, restaurants and houses of worship.

After a court blocked that order, the county instead barred from public spaces anyone who had measles symptoms or who had recently been exposed to the disease, threatening them with fines of up to $2,000 a day.

There have been no confirmed measles deaths in this country, but officials have said it is just a matter of time.

[Here’s our full coverage about the measles outbreak.]

Even with modern medical care, the disease normally kills about one out of every 1,000 victims, according to the C.D.C.

Pneumonia and encephalitis — swelling of the brain — are the most common severe complications, and epidemics among malnourished children who cannot get modern hospital care have mortality rates of 10 percent or more, according to the World Health Organization.

Measles is among the most contagious of diseases. Virus-laced droplets can hover in still indoor air for up to two hours after someone infected has coughed or sneezed. Up to 90 percent of people who are exposed will catch the virus if they are not immunized.

The vaccine is considered very safe, and two doses are about 97 percent effective at conferring immunity. The vaccine is normally given at ages 1 and 5, but during outbreaks pediatricians may give it to healthy children as young as six months old.

Around the world, measles cases fell 80 percent between 2000 and 2016, with deaths dropping to 90,000 a year from 550,000. But two years ago, cases began rebounding, driven by a combination of poverty, warfare, tight vaccine supplies and, in some countries, hesitation about vaccination.

Earlier this month, the W.H.O. said there were three times as many measles cases around the world this year as there were in the first three months of 2018.

Outbreaks of tens of thousands of cases have occurred recently in poor or war-torn countries like Madagascar, Ukraine and Yemen. But case numbers are also climbing in wealthy countries with modern health care systems, like Israel, Britain, France and Italy. Deaths from measles have occurred in those countries.

Before measles vaccination became widespread in the United States in 1963, up to four million Americans got measles each year, the C.D.C. said. Of the roughly 500,000 cases that were reported to medical authorities each year back then, about 48,000 were hospitalized, 4,000 developed encephalitis, and 400 to 500 died.

Nationally, since the mid-1990s, more than 91 percent of American children have been vaccinated against measles.

Anyone born before 1957 is assumed to have had the disease as a child and to be immune to it.

Americans born between 1957 and 1989 are in something of a middle ground. Some got the early “killed virus” vaccine, which later proved to be too short-lived and was replaced by a “weakened virus” vaccine. Until 1989, it was routine to give one shot; now children get two.

One shot of the new vaccine provides 93 percent immunity in the overall population, while two shots drive that up to 97 percent, which is considered more than enough to keep the virus from spreading.

But each individual’s immune system is different, so some Americans worried about the current outbreak have visited their doctors for a simple blood test that can show how immune they are to measles, mumps and rubella.

Immunization levels vary from state to state, largely dependent on how easy state legislatures make it to get exemptions. All states permit exemptions for children who are allergic to the vaccine, have a compromised immune system or have another medical reason to avoid it.

Some states permit religious exemptions, even though no major religion opposes vaccination, and a few states also permit “philosophical” or “personal choice” exemptions.

Only Mississippi, West Virginia and California allow solely medical exemptions; California previously had a very permissive law, but it changed it after the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in 2014. Now the state has high vaccination rates among kindergartners.

Some states with high vaccination rates have “pockets of unvaccinated people,” the C.D.C. said. At various times, some religious minorities like Orthodox Jews and the Amish in Ohio have had low vaccination rates.

Some wealthy liberal communities, like Vashon Island in Washington State, have also had low rates. Recently conservative groups opposed to vaccines have sprung up, such as Texans for Vaccine Choice, which is associated with the Tea Party.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

‘New York Times’ Calls Jesus a Palestinian, Quietly Corrects Itself a Week Later. So What Have We Learned?

Westlake Legal Group new-york-times-calls-jesus-a-palestinian-quietly-corrects-itself-a-week-later-so-what-have-we-learned ‘New York Times’ Calls Jesus a Palestinian, Quietly Corrects Itself a Week Later. So What Have We Learned? Uncategorized The New York Times religion racism Race palestinie Palestinians Media Jesus Israel Front Page Stories Featured Story eric v. copage Culture & Faith Culture Christianity Allow Media Exception

Westlake Legal Group white-jesus-edited-SCREENSHOT ‘New York Times’ Calls Jesus a Palestinian, Quietly Corrects Itself a Week Later. So What Have We Learned? Uncategorized The New York Times religion racism Race palestinie Palestinians Media Jesus Israel Front Page Stories Featured Story eric v. copage Culture & Faith Culture Christianity Allow Media Exception

 

 

“Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Palestinians.’”

Evidently, that’s how The New York Times thought the story went.

In his article “As a Black Child in Los Angeles, I Couldn’t Understand Why Jesus Had Blue Eyes,” Eric V. Copage claimed on Friday the 19th that Christ was “most likely a Palestinian man.”

Eric’s definition of “likely” must differ from the conventional one. ‘Cause most people’s definition of “Palestinian” is…Palestinian.

Eric lamented the notion of the standard white Jesus:

As I grew older, I learned that the fair-skinned, blue-eyed depiction of Jesus has for centuries adorned stained glass windows and altars in churches throughout the United States and Europe.

He’s not wrong — a white Jesus is an odd thing.

This was his history lesson:

But Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.

Hmmm…

A week later, NYT deleted any mention of Yeshua being a Palestinian.

Here’s the new version:

As I grew older, I learned that the fair-skinned, blue-eyed depiction of Jesus has for centuries adorned stained glass windows and altars in churches throughout the United States and Europe. But Jesus, a Jew born in Bethlehem, presumably had the complexion of a Middle Eastern man.

That’s quite a difference.

And now a note graces the bottom:

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Jesus’s background. While he lived in an area that later came to be known as Palestine, Jesus was a Jew who was born in Bethlehem.

In light of the bizarre statement and the rectification, I ask you: What can we glean from the gaffe? What do the implications concern? Who the Times publishes? Its comprehension of Christianity? An anti-Jewish bent? A lack of editorial aptitude?

I’d like to know what you think.

Either way, it’s hard to imagine the most famous Jew in history being assigned to those wanting to take back Jerusalem from the Children of Israel (here).

I guess Americans don’t know as much about Jesus anymore. It reminds me of that famous quote:

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”

Those words were spoken by that legendary liberal Democrat, Ronald Reagan.

-Alex

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Louis Farrakhan Praises ‘Little Sister’ Women’s March Leader Tamika Mallory, Condemns ‘Wicked Jews’

Left-Wing Tech CEO Tells YouTube Chief She Wishes Jewish Gateway-To-Naziism Ben Shapiro Was Banned

Linda Sarsour: Muslims Mustn’t Make The Mistake Of ‘Humanizing’ Jews

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. 



 

 

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post ‘New York Times’ Calls Jesus a Palestinian, Quietly Corrects Itself a Week Later. So What Have We Learned? appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group white-jesus-edited-SCREENSHOT-300x161 ‘New York Times’ Calls Jesus a Palestinian, Quietly Corrects Itself a Week Later. So What Have We Learned? Uncategorized The New York Times religion racism Race palestinie Palestinians Media Jesus Israel Front Page Stories Featured Story eric v. copage Culture & Faith Culture Christianity Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

New York Times International Edition Publishes An Insanely Anti-Semitic Cartoon In Tel Aviv

Westlake Legal Group new-york-times-cartoon-620x418 New York Times International Edition Publishes An Insanely Anti-Semitic Cartoon In Tel Aviv Politics New York Times Media journalism Israel Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump democrats Culture & Faith Benjamin Netanyahu anti-semitism Allow Media Exception

Screengrab fromhttps://twitter.com/ArthurSchwartz/status/1122190356659998720

It’s been obvious since the regime of Barack Obama that not only was anti-Semitism making a comeback within the Democrat party. When the 2018 election ushered in Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and the Democrat caucus held them up as models to emulate, the became very obvious that anti-Semitism was becoming an integral part of progressive politics. The extent to which anti-Semitism and all its tropes has become baked into progressivism was revealed today by no less than the insanely woke New York Times.

In the opinion section of the international edition of the New York Times, this editorial cartoon appeared.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is portrayed as a dog. Note the Magen David on the dog collar. Oddly enough, the cartoonist decided to use a dachshund for the body. President Trump is portrayed as a blind Jew being led by Netanyahu.

The Times has issued an apology.

But there isn’t much sign that anyone is taking it seriously. After all, how many editors looked at this cartoon and approved it?

Tony Badran of Across the Bay, reminds us that this isn’t unusual behavior for the Times.

If you don’t recall, here is a refresher:

The New York Times was accused of anti-Semitism on Thursday after publishing a list of lawmakers who voted against the Iran deal that included the columns “Jewish?” and “State and estimated Jewish population.” Jewish lawmakers and those who represent a district with a larger Jewish population than the U.S. average were singled out further with a yellow highlight…

There have been outcries across the political spectrum.

Except in the Democrat controlled media:

The sad but unavoidable fact is that because the Democrats have decided their electoral fortunes are improved by wooing American Muslims, the have adopted the whole anti-Israel/BDS mantra. Along with that mantra comes Jew-hatred as surely as night follows day. As we get into the 2020 campaign this is only going to get much worse.

=========
=========
Like what you see? Then visit my story archive.

I’m on Facebook. Drop by and join the fun there.
=========
=========

The post New York Times International Edition Publishes An Insanely Anti-Semitic Cartoon In Tel Aviv appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group new-york-times-cartoon-300x202 New York Times International Edition Publishes An Insanely Anti-Semitic Cartoon In Tel Aviv Politics New York Times Media journalism Israel Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump democrats Culture & Faith Benjamin Netanyahu anti-semitism Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Cory Booker defends Ilhan Omar over AIPAC comments that Pelosi flagged for “anti-semitic tropes”

Westlake Legal Group cory-booker-defends-ilhan-omar-over-aipac-comments-that-pelosi-flagged-for-anti-semitic-tropes Cory Booker defends Ilhan Omar over AIPAC comments that Pelosi flagged for “anti-semitic tropes” tropes The Blog she the people Israel Ilhan Omar democrats cory the booker anti-semitic aipac

Westlake Legal Group b-19 Cory Booker defends Ilhan Omar over AIPAC comments that Pelosi flagged for “anti-semitic tropes” tropes The Blog she the people Israel Ilhan Omar democrats cory the booker anti-semitic aipac

A scene from today’s “She The People” presidential forum, where candidates are invited to show off their wokeness by whitewashing Jew-baiting, apparently.

Pay attention to the question.

Ilhan Omar’s involved in a new controversy practically every week — there was the “dual loyalty” crap about supporters of Israel, the old “some people did something” remarks about 9/11, etc — but the first tweets to land her in trouble were what she said in February about AIPAC setting U.S. policy towards Israel through the influence of its “Benjamins.” What’s memorable about that incident is that it’s the only time her own leadership has come down hard on her. It seemed at first that they would lower the boom on her again after the “dual loyalty” smear, but the left, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Omar pals, rose up in support of the right of progressive women of color to “speak their Jew-baiting truth” or whatever. In the end the House ended up passing an anodyne resolution noting that anti-semitism is bad, with no reference to Omar.

I mention that because Booker wasn’t being asked for a generic comment on Omar here. The questioner specifically mentioned the AIPAC remarks, the ones Pelosi and other House leaders condemned. Read the statement they issued at the time, which was forceful:

Westlake Legal Group mm-3 Cory Booker defends Ilhan Omar over AIPAC comments that Pelosi flagged for “anti-semitic tropes” tropes The Blog she the people Israel Ilhan Omar democrats cory the booker anti-semitic aipac

All Booker could offer by contrast is some paint-by-numbers Trump criticism, which was predictable for an event like She The People but disingenuous in the context of the question. His point that Trump is guilty of “selective condemnation” in singling her out for the things she says is complicated in the AIPAC incident by the fact that Democratic leaders, including Pelosi, had a problem with what Omar said too. Booker had all the political cover he needed to say something here about being careful not to let criticism of Israeli policies lead Americans into prejudicial stereotypes, but he didn’t have the nerve. The woman who put the question to him, and the wider audience before him, were clearly quite enthusiastic about Omar’s willingness to speak “truth” to power and Booker declined to challenge them. Pro-Israel Democrats should remember that when he asks for their votes, as the next Democratic president will doubtless come under heavy pressure from the left to adopt a view of Israel more in keeping with Ilhan Omar’s. What would President Booker say?

Speaking of fear of getting on the wrong side of She The People attendees:

Biden’s team had considered releasing a video announcing his 2020 campaign on Wednesday, the same day as the She the People Presidential candidate forum, according to two sources who had conversations with aides to the former vice president. The She the People event is focused on issues affecting women of color, a core constituency of the Democratic Party.

The sources, both critically involved with the forum, tell CNN they advised members of Biden’s team on the mission of the She the People event and the poor optics of overshadowing the forum with his video release.

“Wednesday is an important day to Democratic women of color,” one of the sources relayed to CNN about the conversation. “It would be a bad idea to stand in the way.”

He’ll announce tomorrow instead. Here’s the latest Ilhan Omar pronunciamento, a classic from 2017, which I haven’t had the energy to write about this week but which you should read about at the link. It’ll be important background for next year when the Democratic nominee claims that the UN-backed U.S. troops who tried to get humanitarian aid delivered to starving Somalis in 1993 kinda sorta deserved to have their bodies dragged through the streets.

The post Cory Booker defends Ilhan Omar over AIPAC comments that Pelosi flagged for “anti-semitic tropes” appeared first on Hot Air.

Westlake Legal Group b-19-300x159 Cory Booker defends Ilhan Omar over AIPAC comments that Pelosi flagged for “anti-semitic tropes” tropes The Blog she the people Israel Ilhan Omar democrats cory the booker anti-semitic aipac   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Netanyahu Loves Trump So Much He’s Going to Name a Town After Him

Westlake Legal Group Benjamin-Netanyahu-Featured-620x325 Netanyahu Loves Trump So Much He’s Going to Name a Town After Him republicans Politics Israel International Affairs golan heights Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump Benjamin Netanuahu Allow Media Exception

Israel is having a really good time with President Donald Trump in charge, and to show its appreciation, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says he’s going to name a town in Israel after 45.

The internationally famous Prime Minister took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the decision with the world, tweeting it out first in Hebrew that Trump recognizing the Golan Heights as Israel’s is going to result in Trump getting a settlement named after him.

“In honor of President Trump, who recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan, will soon call for a settlement in the Golan Heights in his name,” said Netanyahu.

Netanyahu made a video later on which was posted by his spokesman Ofir Gendelman explaining why he’s come to that decision and will introduce a resolution to name the town after Trump out of appreciation for recognizing Israeli sovereignty.

“PM Netanyahu will present to the government a resolution calling for naming a new community in the Golan Heights after [Donald Trump], as a token of appreciation for his recognition of Israel’s eternal sovereignty over the Golan,” tweeted Gendelman.

“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said. “Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump.”

Naturally, this has displeased quite a few people on the left who noted that at this time there are still mines in that area and that Netanyahu should take a walk through them, as well as other insults.

However, I doubt this outrage is going to bother either party. In fact, it’s only likely to make both Trump and Netanyahu laugh, seeing as how both leaders face the outrage brigades on a daily basis no matter what they do.

The post Netanyahu Loves Trump So Much He’s Going to Name a Town After Him appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Benjamin-Netanyahu-Featured-300x157 Netanyahu Loves Trump So Much He’s Going to Name a Town After Him republicans Politics Israel International Affairs golan heights Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump Benjamin Netanuahu Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com