A headline in The Guardian newspaper equates two Israelis murdered in Palestinian terrorist attacks with Palestinian terrorist suspects reportedly eliminated while attempting to attack Israeli forces during arrest raids. “Two Israelis and two Palestinians killed in West Bank violence,” is the title of The Guardian’s article.A screenshot of the online version of the headline is below: The two Israelis referenced were both killed when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at a bus stop near the West Bank Jewish outpost of Givat Assaf earlier today. A third Israeli was gravely injured in the assault. It would later be reported that the two victims were identified as off-duty Israeli soldiers — Staff Sgt. Yovel Mor Yosef, 20, and Sgt. Yosef Cohen, 19. At the time of The Guardian article’s publication, it was not known whether the victims were soldiers or civilians, as the article itself makes clear: “A Palestinian opened fire at a bus stop killing 2 … [Read more...] about Guardian Newspaper Headline Equates Israeli Terror Victims with Palestinian Terrorist Suspects
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POLITICS 05/25/2018 05:45 am ET The Chinese Exclusion Act barely gets mentioned in U.S. history classes. A new PBS documentary from directors Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu could change that. By Marina Fang WASHINGTON ― In 1882, Congress voted to ban an entire ethnic group from immigrating to the United States. The Chinese Exclusion Act, iterations of which remained on the books for over 60 years, had a lasting effect on the history of U.S. immigration, as depicted in a new PBS documentary airing Tuesday. Filmmakers Ric Burns (brother of Ken) and Li-Shin Yu trace not only the law’s development and implementation but also its connection to other integral parts of American history unfolding contemporaneously, like segregation in the Jim Crow South, urbanization on the East and West Coasts, and trade abroad. At a screening of the film last week, Burns called the Chinese Exclusion Act a “quintessentially American story” and described it as … [Read more...] about How The Chinese Exclusion Act Can Help Us Understand Immigration Politics Today
The real first sign that Thursday was going to be a particularly tumultuous day for Donald Trump came at the start of what was billed to be a West Virginia roundtable about tax reform.“This was going to be my remarks,” Trump told his West Virginia audience while holding up a copy of prepared talking points. “It would have taken about two minutes, but, to hell with it. Reading off the first paragraph, I said, ‘This is boring.’ Come on. Tell it like it is.”What followed next had nothing to do with tax reform. The president proceeded to resurrect his own conspiracy theory about why he trailed Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes in the 2016 election.Related: Donald Trump through the years 54 PHOTOS Donald Trump through the years See Gallery Donald Trump through the years Donald Trump with Alfred Eisenpreis, New York City Economic Development Administrator. Sketch of new 1,400 room Renovation project of Commodore Hotel. (Photo by NY … [Read more...] about Trump makes headlines during another unpredictable day in office
Nuns take photos in a snow-covered Rome. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP In the run-up to the Italian general election on March 4th, The Local is bringing you a daily round up of who's done what and why in the fast-moving world of Italian politics. Days to go until Italy votes: 5 Even a Europe-wide cold snap can't stop this campaign. Read Monday's daily politics recap here to find out about the possible coalitions that could be the EU's worst nightmare – or its sweetest dream – and to find out which unlikely contender is throwing his hat into the ring with less than a week to go. If you prefer to start at the beginning, catch up on all our election coverage so far here. THE HEADLINES No kidding. Silvio Berlusconi dropped that bombshell in response to speculation that his Forza Italia party could abandon its alliance with the far right to form a "grand coalition", German-style, with the centre-left Democrats. As we reported yesterday, that's said to be the … [Read more...] about Today in Italian politics: Who needs an election when you have snow?
Street art of the mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP In the run-up to the Italian general election on March 4th, The Local is bringing you a daily round up of who's done what and why in the fast-moving world of Italian politics. Days to go until Italy votes: 17 Catch up on yesterday's recap here, or have a look through all our election coverage so far here. Go on, do it. THE HEADLINES One candidate to rule them all? Berlusconi has promised to announce the Forza Italia candidate for PM before the election (he's ineligible to stand for a fifth term due to a tax fraud conviction). No pressure, Berlusconi – just 17 days left. But he's been dropping some strong hints, and said he thought his pick for premier was "understood in journalistic circles" in a TV interview on Thursday morning. The billionaire promised his candidate was "ideal" and that they "will have splendid relations with all European countries and with the European People's … [Read more...] about Today in Italian politics: Candidate chatter, a Roman ransom and half of Five Stars