[Jpost] The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has ordered the Department for International Development (DFID) to disclose audit reports of accounts into which British grant money was transferred and allegedly used to pay salaries to convicted Paleostinian terrorists.
The decision, signed on Friday by Jonathan Slee, senior case officer for the Information Commissioner’s Office, overturns a 2018 refusal by both the DFID and its internal reviewer to disclose these reports, following a Freedom of Information request made by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last year.
The commissioner is requiring DFID provide UKLFI with a copy of the information falling within the scope of its request within 35 days or face being sent before the High Court.
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[Jpost] An Iranian ship called Bavand, which had been at the heart of a geopolitical spat between Brasilia and Tehran, set sail from Brazil on Monday after receiving fuel from state-run Petroleo Brasileiro , the port of Paranaguá said.
Meanwhile, ...back at the desert island, Bert was realizing to his horror that he'd had only one bottle for one message, and he'd forgotten to include a return address... a second Iranian ship, the Termeh, which set sail from Paranaguá port two days ago, was on Monday heading to the southern Brazilian port of Imbituba, where it is due to pick up a shipment of corn before heading back to Iran.
The ships were stranded after Brazil's state oil company, known as Petrobras, refused to sell them bunker fuel in the wake of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Petrobras eventually relented in the face of a supreme court ruling.
The ships' departures mark the end of a longstanding impasse. The Iranian vessels had been at the port of Paranaguá for more than 50 days, said law firm Kincaid Mendes Vianna, which represents the company that chartered the ships.
The vessels are due to return to Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... carrying a load of 100,000 tonnes of corn worth about 100 million reais ($26.5 million), the firm said.
[IsraelTimes] Conservative governments have cracked down on refugee entry, replacing permanent visas with temporary ones and refusing asylum to those who arrive by boat.
Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Australia’s Parliament House on Monday, saying they wanted to highlight the uncertain futures of many refugees since the government replaced permanent protection visas with temporary visas.
The protesters were from Iraq, Iran, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Somalia and included Rohingya Moslems from Myanmar. Most were in Australia on three-year visas or five-year visas that are available to refugees who agree to live outside the major cities.
Such refugees lose their visas if they to return to their homelands to visit family.
"The circumstances of the temporary visas are onerous as well as a bureaucratic nightmare," Refugee Action Coalition front man Ian Rintoul said. "People are effectively in limbo in that [they] are indefinitely separated from partners and from children as well as brothers and sisters."
The temporary visas were introduced when the conservative government was first elected in 2013 as a way of deterring asylum seekers who come to Australia by boat. Refugees who do not arrive by boat are entitled to permanent protection visas.
Some asylum seekers who arrived by boat as far back as 2012 were only allowed to apply for refugee visas last year, Rintoul said.
When visas expired, some were not renewed in cases where the government decided that conditions the refugees had fled in their homelands had improved. Refugees who were refused visa extensions included Sri Lankans and some Iraqis, Rintoul said.
Chanting "eight years is too long" and "justice for refugees," most of the 1,000 protesters had driven 650 kilometers (400 miles) from the city of Melbourne to demonstrate, Rintoul said.
Heydar Aftahi, an Iranian Kurd, said he arrived in Australia by boat in 2010 and had his permanent residency visa canceled in May. He faces deportation despite having an Australian citizen wife and a 4-year-old Australian son.
The 36-year-old Sydney interpreter said he was fighting for a visa in the Federal Court, but the government had refused him a bridging visa while his case was heard because he arrived by boat.
"I have no visa at all, having an Australian wife and an Australian son and I have to shut down my business as well," Aftahi said outside Parliament House.
"It’s discrimination just because I came by boat. They prevent me from applying for any other visa," he added.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison declined to meet a delegation of protesters led by Iraqi Council Melbourne president Samir Kafaji in Parliament House. But two politicians from the opposition Labor Party, which opposes temporary visas, agreed to speak to the delegates.
The government toughened its policy against boat arrivals in 2013, banning any asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australia by water from ever settling there.
The boats have since all but stopped, after arriving at a rate of more than one a day.
Those arriving by boat since 2013 have been banished to immigration camps in the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru, where hundreds still languish.
The United States agreed to resettle up to 1,250 of these refugees. The Australian government said last week that 585 refugees had since found new homes in the United States under the agreement.
Sounds like they exist upon Australian backs. Maybe they should find somewhere else to exist.
Imagine travelling halfway around the world to escape? It's more likely these are escaping having to exist under their own efforts AKA economic migrants.
Maybe they could resettle them all in the central desert regions. There aren't any Australians living there to complain, and they would all be dead within a year as well, so everybody wins. Including Australia's multitude of hungry and horrific monsters.
[TheLocal.se] Several Swedish cities and municipalities have warned of a blood shortage, due to a combination of factors including summer holidays and recent knife attacks.
Gothenburg is the area with the most serious shortage, and members of the public have been urged to donate blood at healthcare centres in the city. The biggest shortages are for blood groups O+ and A+.
One potential reason for the shortage is a recent wave of knife attacks in the city, according to Jan Holgersson who works at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. I wonder what the other reasons could be.
"It can be trauma cases like the stabbings recently, but it can also be [due to] traffic accidents, major operations, or patients with blood disorders," he said. Huh, nothing about Muslims.
Uppsala and Gävle have also reported low levels of blood, although unlike in Gothenburg the situation in these areas is not classed as an extreme shortage.
Another reason for the shortage is the summer holidays. Blood can typically only be used for up to six weeks after donations, and with many Swedes taking lengthy holidays over the summer season, regular donors are less likely to donate at this time. Knife crime...why do knives hate us?
In most areas it is currently only possible to give blood if the donor has sufficient knowledge of the Swedish language, and it is up to the nurse to assess the donor's level of understanding.
But a Blodcentralen clinic in Stockholm this year for the first time made it possible for English-speakers to also donate blood, after translating the relevant health declaration documents into English.
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About time for Sweden to get its $hit together. Maybe they've been living under socialistic governments too long and don't have the will.
Does the Democrat Party qualify? They are showing "whack job" tendencies. Antifa members are annoying and in a group dangerous and destructive. Cowardly also comes to mind. The Weathermen were considered a terrorist group back in the 60s and early 70s. There are many similarities between the Weathermen and Antifa.
Meanwhile, two members of the Proud Boys are now up for hearing for clashing with what the court says were "left-wing protesters" last year in NY. Hare and Kinsman stood their ground and faced 20+ bastards from antifa. Naturally they hit whatever they got a hold of, wouldn't you ?
The antifa guys and girls they attacked have refused to come to court to identify them or cooperate with the court And yet, the court is the #%@¶ing court, so it must hold court, right ?. This is understandable because going up on the stand, you can't wear a black mask.
Let's see what new travesty of justice the judges can muster up on their own against the citizen defenders.
[IsraelTimes] German authorities said they have extradited a Bosnian man to Belgium, where he was sought in connection with the November 2015 terror attacks in Gay Paree.
News agency dpa reported that prosecutors in the eastern town of Naumburg said the 39-year-old man was handed over to Belgian authorities on Monday. He was arrested in June, and a court rejected his objections to extradition.
His name wasn’t released.
German prosecutors have said the man is suspected of being connected to the November 13, 2015 krazed killer attack that killed 130 people and was wanted by Belgian authorities for alleged support of a terrorist organization. They didn’t detail the nature of his suspected involvement.
During the Gay Paree attacks, Islamic bandidosmurderous Moslems with guns and suicide bombs attacked the Bataclan music hall, a stadium, bars and restaurants.
[IsraelTimes] In a dramatic ruling, sure to anger Jerusalem, Canada’s Federal Court rules that Israeli wines produced in West Bank settlements can no longer be labeled "Made in Israel."
Responding to a law suit by Dr. David Kattenburg, a Jewish Canadian critical of Israel’s policies toward the Paleostinians, the presiding judge ruled that allowing settlement wines "to be labeled as ’Products of Israel’ ... does not fall within the range of possible, acceptable outcomes which are defensible in respect of the facts and law. It is, rather, unreasonable." Nice word salad to justify
The presiding judge, Anne L. Mactavish, says she does not want to determine how exactly settlements wines should be labeled, saying this is a matter for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to decide.
In the ruling, the court decides that the agency’s previous decision to allow settlement wines to be labeled as Israeli products was mistaken, as Canada does not recognize Israel’s illusory sovereignty outside the pre-1967 lines. Hence, the labels currently in use are "false, misleading and deceptive."
Fine, then label such things as Produced under Israeli Rule, and everyone will be happy.
Israel should respond by requiring all canadian products be labelled Product of Canuckistan - Made in Hongcouver - Made in Queerbec
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[Jpost] The accused criminal mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has indicated a willingness to be deposed by victims who are suing Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... for damages, if the United States decides not to seek the death penalty against him.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's offer was disclosed late Friday in a letter filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by lawyers representing individuals and businesses seeking billions of dollars in damages.
The Saudi government has long denied involvement in the attacks, in which hijacked airplanes crashed into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and a Pennsylvania field. Nearly 3,000 people died.
Michael Kellogg, a Washington-based lawyer for the Saudi government, declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier about the letter.
According to the letter, the plaintiffs' lawyers have been in contact with lawyers for five witnesses in federal custody about their availability for depositions.
The lawyers said three, including Mohammed, are housed at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, where they face capital charges, while two are at the "Supermax" maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado.
According to the letter, Mohammed would not agree "at the present time" to be deposed, but that could change.
"Counsel stated that 'the primary driver' of this decision is the 'capital nature of the prosecution' and that ' n the absence of a potential death sentence ...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead... much broader cooperation would be possible,'" the letter said.
Mohammed and the other Guantanamo detainees have been attending pre-trial hearings in their cases, the letter said.
The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A lawyer for the plaintiffs did not immediately respond to similar requests.
Saudi Arabia long had broad immunity from Sept. 11 lawsuits in the United States. But that changed in September 2016 when the U.S. Congress overrode President Barack Obama That’s just how white folks will do you.... 's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act ("JASTA").
In March 2018, U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan, who oversees the litigation by victims, said their claims "narrowly articulate a reasonable basis" for him to assert jurisdiction through JASTA over Saudi Arabia.
His decision covered claims by the families of those killed, roughly 25,000 people who suffered injuries and many businesses and insurers.
The case is In re: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 03-md-01570.
KSM provided a lot of information to US interrogators subsequent to water treatment. This information was used to prevent other jihad airplane acts and also led to clues which ultimately resulted in locating OBL.
I think we could agree not to execute him.
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[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan ... aka The Great Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five... on Monday said there was no precedent in Islamic history for forcefully converting others, and those who do so "know neither the history of Islam, nor their religion, the Koran or Sunnah."
The premier made the remarks while addressing an event around the National Minority Day hosted at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
The premier said that Prophet Muhammad's (PTUI!) life was a road map for people to follow till the day of judgement. He explained that the Prophet himself had given minorities religious freedom and protected their places of worship, "because the Koran orders that there be no compulsion in religion".
"How can we then take it into our own hands to forcefully convert someone to Islam ‐ either by marrying [non-Moslem] women [...] or on gunpoint or to [by threatening to] kill someone because of their religion?" he asked.
"All these things are un-Islamic. If God hadn't given his messengers the power to impose their beliefs on someone, who are we [to do so]?" he asked, explaining that the messengers' duty was only to spread the word of God.
A lovely sentiment. Missing the second half of the prophet’s history, and will therefore be ignored by those who know better, but lovely nonetheless.
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07/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth says he objects to Israel’s definition as a Jewish state because it is a "nationalistic term."
Roth is asked about Israel’s right to exist as the homeland of the Jewish people during a radio interview with the Kan public broadcaster.
"Nobody has ever questioned Israel’s right to exist," he replies. "Israel can define itself anyway it wants, many states define themselves in nationalist terms."
Asked by the interviewer why he is reluctant to define Israel as a Jewish state, Roth says: "Well, because there are many Paleostinians who live in Israel too, who are citizens who deserve full rights."
Asked whether he would object to Egypt calling itself an Arab state, Roth says he would, "if that means that therefore people who are not Arabs are second class citizens and don’t get respect for their rights."
[IsraelTimes] An internal ethics report has alleged mismanagement and abuses of authority at the highest levels of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees even as the organization faced an unprecedented crisis after US funding cuts.
The allegations included in the confidential report by the agency's ethics department are now being scrutinized by UN investigators. of course even without this stuff UNRWA subsidizes terrorism, so there is that
AFP has obtained a copy of the report, which describes “credible and corroborated” allegations of serious ethical abuses, including involving UNRWA’s top official, Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl.
It says the allegations include senior management engaging in “sexual misconduct, nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority, for personal gain, to suppress legitimate dissent, and to otherwise achieve their personal objectives.”
One senior official named in the report has left the organization due to “inappropriate behavior” linked to the investigation, UNRWA said, while another has resigned for what the agency called “personal reasons.”
[Rudaw] The Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) continues to terrorize members of the Kakai religious minority in the Kirkuk province, and some feel Iraqi security forces cannot protect them.
In the village of Topzawa, one local says security forces are failing to root out ISIS’ presence.
"The Kakei village surrounding is all plain fields, and any ISIS moves should be noticed easily," Sarmad Rashid told Rudaw. "However, a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth... little has been done to stop them."
The Kakais are a Kurdish ethno-religious group who live in Khanaqin, Kirkuk and Nineveh in Iraq, as well as large parts of western Iran.
Topzawa is a Kakai village in the town of Daquq in the Kirkuk province. ISIS has not claimed any of the recent attacks, but locals suspect they are behind them and say there have been six since July 21. Local resident Hussein Ateeya says mortars have been hitting the town since July 25.
"ISIS bully boyz shelled the village with mortars, and then they conducted ground attacks," said Ateeya.
Residents were forced to defend themselves against the attackers, according to Ateeya.
"I rushed to the roof of my house with my weapon in my hands, I heard the ISIS bully boyz when they attacked the villages," he said. "I started to shoot them which also led the people of the village to start shooting them as well."
"We made the ISIS bully boyz to withdraw and foil their attack on our village."
The constant violence is prompting some Kakais to leave the area for safer parts of Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... according to Najib Faris, who is from the Zanqar village in Daquq.
"More than 34 families left the village," Faris told Rudaw. "Now we are only 13 families who stayed back."
Iraqi federal police have bases in every Kakai village in Daquq, according to Daquq Mayor Lewish Sindi.
Their presence is not without problems, though. On July 24, federal police were accused of killing nine members of the same family after mistaking them for ISIS fighters following the shelling of a local village.
Daquq is one of several areas disputed by Erbil and Baghdad. Iraqi forces retook the Kirkuk province from the Peshmerga in October 2017 during the Iraqi-Kurdish conflict after the September 2017 Kurdistan independence referendum. Since then, ISIS has regrouped in areas between Iraqi and Kurdish forces’ positions in the disputed territories.
Talks are underway between Erbil and Baghdad to resume security cooperation in the disputed territories to try and stop the ISIS resurgence.
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07/30/2019 00:00 ||
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Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri called on China and other countries friendly with Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... on Monday to buy more Iranian oil, the oil ministry news website SHANA reported, as Chinese imports plunged after US sanctions took effect.
China's crude oil imports from Iran sank almost 60% in June from a year earlier, Chinese customs data showed on Saturday, following the end of a waiver on US sanctions at the start of May.
[Jpost] Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... has enriched 24 tons of uranium since signing the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, said the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, on Sunday, according to Radio Farda.
Iran had claimed that they had limited their stock of enriched uranium to 300 kg. (about 600 pounds) as required by the JCPOA.
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