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Belgium: ‘Impossible’ to host Israeli soccer team due to terror threats

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Denmark's Martin Braithwaite shoots by Israel's Hatem Elhamed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

By World Israel News Staff

Multiple cities in Belgium have refused to host a game between their national team and Israel’s, stemming from fears of Islamic terror attacks and mass protests that would target the match.

In a statement, the Belgian Football Federation (RBFA) announced that the game, which is scheduled for the first week in September, will be played in a stadium in Hungary.

“Given that in Belgium, no local authority considered it possible to organize the home match of the Red Devils against Israel, the RBFA had to look for a solution abroad,” the RBFA said in a statement.

Notably, the Belgium-Israel game will not be open to the public, meaning that there will be no spectators in the stands.

“We understand – and share – the concerns around the situation in Israel and Palestine, and the security implications, so we knew that the home match against Israel would in all likelihood be played without an audience, and had accepted that. Security comes first, always,” the RBFA said.

The release noted that the city of Brussels, along with multiple other municipalities, had refused to host the game, stating that it would be “impossible to organize this very high-risk match.”

In May, Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub demanded that international soccer governing body FIFA ban Israel from its games.

FIFA was due to announce its decision on the matter on July 20th, but announced that it was postponing its ruling for an undisclosed amount of time.

“More time is needed to conclude this process with due care and completeness,” FIFA said via its X account.

Belgium has seen intense anti-Israel demonstrations since the outbreak of the war, which was triggered by the October 7th Hamas terror onslaught.

A 64-year-old Israel tourist was beaten by a mob in Bruges, Belgium in May. The man, who suffered a fractured jaw in the attack, was assaulted after he and his daughter removed an anti-Israel sticker in a train station.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Calls Assassination Attempt the Most Significant Failure in Decades, But Still Won’t Resign

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Kristina Wong- BREITBART

U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle called her agency’s failure to protect former President Donald Trump at a July 13 rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, the “most significant operational failure of the Secret Service in decades,” but made no indication she would resign.

“The assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump on July 13 is the most significant operational failure of the Secret Service in decades,” Cheatle said, in the first congressional hearing on the assassination attempt since it occurred.

“The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders. On July 13, we failed,” she added.

She said as director of the Secret Service, she took “full responsibility for any security lapse of our agency.”

However, she stopped short of announcing any measures for accountability, simply saying the agency is “fully cooperating with ongoing investigations.”

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“We must learn what happened and I will move heaven and earth to ensure that an incident like July 13 does not happen again,” she said.

She also indicated she would not resign, despite numerous calls over the last week for her to do so.

In fact, she told lawmakers on Monday at the hearing, “I think that I am the best person to lead the Secret Service at this time.”

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) as well as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) both called for Cheatle to resign during the hearing.

Follow Breitbart News’s Kristina Wong on ”X”Truth Social, or on Facebook. 

 

Report: Joe Biden Doubts Harris’s Chances of Beating Trump

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By Wendell Husebo- Breitbart

President Joe Biden “doubted” whether Vice President Kamala Harris can defeat former President Donald Trump before he decided to step aside Sunday, three Biden aides familiar with recent talks about his plans told Axios.

Biden’s fear underscores the contrast between the lack of unity in the Democrat party compared to Republican Party unity heading into November.

The president endorsed Harris on his personal X account about 30 minutes after announcing he would step aside, which Republicans say is odd.

After his endorsement, it appears many party leaders are trying to coalesce around Harris, including the “squad.” Bill and Hillary Clinton and many Democrat state and federal lawmakers also endorsed Harris.

Those not immediately backing Harris include former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democrat Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and former President Barack Obama.”We will be navigating uncharted waters in the days ahead,” Obama admitted in a statement. “But I have extraordinary confidence that the leaders of our party will be able to create a process from which an outstanding nominee emerges.”

The four leaders – Pelosi, Jeffries, Schumer, and Obama – have not endorsed Harris because they “do not want to be seen as back-room party bosses engineering a Harris coronation,” Politico Playbook reported Monday.

Democrats are wary of being perceived as attacking democracy by removing Biden, who won about 14 million Democrat primary votes, from the ticket. Harris won no primary delegates in 2016.

Harris, the frontrunner to obtain the Democrats’ nomination in four weeks, is not very popular, with a 38.6 percent approval rating, according to FiveThirtyEight. Biden’s approval rating is 38.5 percent. Both approval rating marks are well below the 50 percent threshold that an incumbent typically needs to win reelection.

Additional Democrat nominee contenders include Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gov. Josh Shapiro (D-PA), Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL), and Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY).

Wendell Husebo is a political reporter with Breitbart News and a former RNC War Room Analyst. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality. Follow Wendell on “X” @WendellHusebø or on Truth Social @WendellHusebo.

Greece Condemns Attack on Israeli Tourist Mistaken for Jew

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(JNS) – The Greek Embassy in Israel on Monday strongly condemned a brutal attack in Crete on an Israeli Arab tourist who was mistaken for a Jew and said that a “thorough investigation” was underway by local authorities.

The violent assault on the 24-year-old Christian tourist from Nazareth, Fahad Qubati, who was vacationing in the coastal town of Malia last week, left him hospitalized with injuries to his jaw and head.

The attack, which took place last Wednesday, was first reported by Israel’s Ynet news website.

The assailants, who heard the victim playing Hebrew music in his car after he gave some Jewish tourists a ride, began beating him ruthlessly until he showed them the cross he was wearing. The Christian tourist is reportedly a recently discharged IDF soldier.

“This was not just an attack, it was an attempted murder,” the victim’s mother Jacqueline Qubati told Ynet. “I pray for my son’s recovery and will pursue this case until the attackers are punished,” she said.

After the news on the attack broke in Israel, the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv issued a statement strongly condemning the attack.

“Greece strongly condemns the violent assault on an Israeli citizen last Wednesday … and authorities are conducting a thorough investigation,” read a statement sent to JNS on Monday.

“Acts of violence are unacceptable. All Israelis are welcome in Greece, which is a totally safe tourist destination.”

Israel and Greece maintain strong bilateral ties, and the Hellenic Republic has become a hugely popular tourist destination for Israelis who have increasingly shunned neighboring Turkey over its leader’s growing support for Hamas.

 

Two Hostages, Including Holocaust Educator, Murdered in Gaza

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Joel B. Pollak-Breitbart

Two Israeli hostages were declared Monday to have been murdered in Hamas captivity in Gaza: Alex Dancyg, 75, a Holocaust educator from Kibbutz Nir Oz; and musician Yagev Buchshtav, 35, from Kibbutz Nirim.

Dancyg was a dual Polish and Israeli citizen who had spent his life building bridges between Poles and Israeli Jews. He worked for Yad Vashem, Israel’s famous Holocaust memorial, which issued a statement mourning his death.

Kibbutz Nir Oz added:

With great sorrow, Kibbutz Nir Oz announces the murder of Alex Dancyg while hostage in Gaza, and after suffering months of torture. His body remains held captive.
Alex was 76 years old, and his birthday was marked yesterday. He was a member of Kibbutz Nir Oz. Father to 4 children, and grandfather to 12 granddaughters and a grandson.

 

 

Alex dedicated his life’s work to educating people about the Holocaust, and improving Jewish-Polish relations. In addition, he also worked for many years cultivating the fields of the kibbutz. He is an Israeli-Polish dual national.
Alex’s memory will be forever in our hearts, as a man bridging different worlds – from literature and humanism to the land and agriculture, from Israel to Poland, from the Holocaust to National Resurrection.
May his memory be a blessing.

The circumstances of the men’s deaths are unclear. “Hamas in March claimed that Buchshtav had died due to lack of food and medication, and Dancyg had been killed by Israeli fire. The claims have not been confirmed by the IDF,” the Times of Israel noted.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now available on Audible. He is also the author of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

July 19-21 2024 – The Busiest Weekend in the Hamptons Yet

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William and Mar Morosse at their Southampton flamenco party. (Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)

July 19-21 2024 – The Busiest Weekend in the Hamptons Yet

By: Lieba Nesis

The Hamptons is having its hottest summer as evidenced by JLo’s decision to flee Ben in California in order to spend some quality “me time” in her $10 million 8,660 square foot home in Water Mill.  “Jenny on the Block” has been all over the Hamptons working out at Equinox Bridgehampton, having dinner at Southampton’s 75 Main, and on Sunday holding her 55th birthday at Arthur & Sons in Bridgehampton.

Flamenco dancers Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez

Lopez has stolen the summer as every outfit and move she makes is breathlessly documented around the globe-if she was in Mykonos or Italy she would receive a tenth of the publicity.  Her deliberate public appearances say hey Affleck I don’t need you I’m having a great time on my own biking and yachting without your morose demeanor ruining the fun-Affleck was never a big fan of the fancy Hamptons anyway-as Dunkin’ Donuts are tough to find (there are 4 stores).

Jane Scher and Leesa Rowland at Leesa Cover party at Biba Southampton

If you weren’t on the list for Jenny’s Bridgerton themed birthday bash there was more than enough to do in the Hamptons with nearly ten events on the weekend alone.  My fun started on Thursday July 18th as William and Mar Morosse hosted a night of flamenco and art at their barn in Southampton.  Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez flew in from Madrid to teach Hamptonites Jean Shafiroff, Nicole Salmasi, Maria and Ken Fishel, Elizabeth Steimberg, Ann Van Ness, Fern Mallis and Janna Bullock what it means to dance with passionate abandon. Having attended hundreds of Hamptons parties this one surpassed them all with the epic gift of a silk screen framed self portrait to all attendees handcrafted by contemporary artist Pierre d’Argyll.  I am betting the new trend in dinner parties will be walking away with one’s own likeness in tow-a truly unforgettable parting memento.

Ken and Maria Fishel, Ann and Bill Van Ness at French Heritage Cocktail party

The hostess Mar’s impactful friendship with a Jewish college roommate moved her to pen a book on Jewish art history entitled “From Covenant to Creativity” a fascinating read documenting the momentous contributions of Jewish artists to the cultural realm.  Friday July 19th was no less eventful beginning with a cover party for actress Leesa Rowland at Biba Southampton where guests such as Julia Haart squashed into the store to pick up the “Manhattan” magazine, grab some sweet treats and champagne and toast Leesa’s grand debut.  At 5 PM guests, including publicist extraordinaire Norah Lawlor, made their way to the French Heritage Society Cocktail Party held at the home of philanthropists Maria and Ken Fishel in Bridgehampton.

This is one of ten summer events held at the Fishel’s palatial estate and for $500 dollars guests were treated to snacks, cocktails and lively music.  Dedicated to protecting the French architectural and cultural legacy both in France and the United States, the Heritage Society has raised $2.6 million for the restoration of Cathedral Notre Dame.  Ann Van Ness, Cece Black, Elizabeth Stribling, and Jean Shafiroff have been active participants in this dynamic society for nearly a decade.

– Alex and Brad Fishel at French Heritage Party

Saturday July 20th was the busiest day of the summer with The Longhouse Reserve Gala in East Hampton, The Polo match at the Fishel Estate which gathered over 1100 attendees, the Southampton Animal Shelter Gala, the Gods Love cocktail party at Lisa and James Cohen’s estate in East Hampton, The Haiti Benefit Bash at the East Hampton airport, a music party at Peconic Bay and the list goes on.  I was fortunate to attend the 15th Annual Animal Shelter Unconditional Love Gala as the guest of Jean and Martin Shafiroff-dedicated animal lovers who have supported this organization since its incipience 14 years ago.

Jean and Martin Shafiroff at French Heritage Party

This year $1,000 tickets were sold out as honoree Dave Portnoy and his equally famous dog Miss Peaches made their much anticipated debut to a roaring crowd at the tented Wickapogue Road edifice.  One of the leading no-kill animal shelters on Long Island the shelter relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to provide housing, food, medical treatment, training and rehabilitation for homeless animals.  Portnoy spoke movingly about his adopted dog Miss Peaches, who was clad in doggie couture, saying the pitbull had changed his life for eternity while encouraging audience members Brooke Shields, and Jill Rappaport to adopt. Cathy Bissell received a Lifetime Achievement Award as hungry guests dined on an appropriately vegetarian dinner of eggplant and salmon followed by lively music and dancing.

Jean Shafiroff at Animal Shelter Gala

Animal loving guests bid on items such as Yankees and Ranger’s tickets, as well as vacation getaways and a yachting and Tiffany’s experience.  Jean Shafiroff clad in a floor length Carolina Herrera gown made a generous donation along with purchasing a table as she and her family have adopted four much pampered dogs. Bilboquet Sag Harbor is still the place to be Saturday night so I made my way to the lively bar and dancing scene with an after party at Southampton’s Bijoux nightclub.

Janna Bullock toasting designer Frederic Anderson

A relaxing Sunday began with a luncheon at the magnificent Southampton beachfront home of real estate mogul Janna Bullock toasting designer to the stars Frederick Anderson for his birthday and the opening of his new store at 110 East 31st street.  Fashion stalwarts Fern Mallis, Jean Shafiroff, Maria and Ken Fishel, Enrico Bruni, Nicole Salmasi, Pamela Morgan, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Candace Bushnell, joined legends R. Couri Hay and Patrick McMullan for one of those perfectly crisp afternoons. Fresh corn, sparkling caesar salad, refreshing sangrias, and a homemade birthday cake were perfectly executed by hostess with the mostess Bullock.

Hostess Janna Bullock at her Southampton Estate

As news spread Biden was stepping down guests excitedly discussed replacements as homemade birthday cake made its rounds.  The Hamptons summer excitement is under way as the next two months show no signs of slowing down.

 

Campion and Tatiana Platt at Bullock party
– Our writer and photographer Lieba Nesis with her portrait as a party gift

Canadian terrorist killed while attacking Gaza border town

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Israeli security forces at the scene of an attempted stabbing attack at the entrance to Netiv HaAsara, near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, July 22, 2024. (Flash90)

By World Israel News Staff

A terrorist carrying Canadian citizenship was shot and killed at the entrance of an Israeli town near the Gaza border Monday, after he attempted to stab local security guards.

The abortive stabbing attack occurred at the entrance to the moshav Netiv Ha’Asara near the Gaza frontier Monday morning, when a Muslim man with Canadian citizenship drew a knife and charged guards securing the town.

“A suspect arrived at the entrance of Netiv HaAsara, exited his vehicle, and threatened with a knife members of the community’s rapid response team operating in the area,” an IDF spokesperson confirmed.

During the attack, the terrorist shouted that the IDF “is killing civilians in Gaza.”

In response, members of the town’s first response team shot and killed the terrorist.

“He got out of the vehicle with a knife and shouted in English,” said a member of the town’s security team who witnessed the incident, according to a report by Yedioth Aharonoth. “He tried to get closer and was within striking distance. There were three of us at the gate, and we immediately neutralized him. He shouted at us, ‘You are murdering people in Gaza.’”

The IDF confirmed that the assailant is “a foreign national who came to the scene from Israel and not from the Gaza Strip.”

There were no additional injuries reported, though a 61-year-old woman was treated for panic by Magen David Adom emergency first responders.

“When we arrived at the scene, they told us that a terrorist arrived at the scene tried to stab and was neutralized by the security forces. We scanned the area to make sure there were no casualties,” said MDA paramedics Noa Abitbul and Yossi Smadga.

“A 61-year-old female suffering from anxiety symptoms is being treated on the scene by MDA teams and, as for now, does not need evacuation to a hospital.”

Democrat Mega-Donor Soros Backs Kamala Harris for President

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Rachel Ehrenfeld says that Alexander Soros “has been trying to increase the division between the observant Orthodox and the … secular in Israel. He’s said that Jews in America are still conveying their support to Israel no matter what, and they don’t understand when they are supporting Israel, they are supporting apartheid. Soros, his father, was the first one to support the apartheid conference in South Africa.” Photo Credit: FoxNews.com

Kurt Zindulka( Breirbart)

Democrat mega-donor Alex Soros was quick to throw his weight behind Vice President Kamala Harris after Joe Biden announced his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race.

Soros, who took the helm of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) last year from his father, 93-year-old Hungarian billionaire activist George Soros, immediately signalled on Sunday that his family’s vast fortune will be firmly behind Kamala Harris as the potential Democrat nominee against former President Donald Trump in November.

Taking to X, Soros wrote: “It’s time for us all to unite around Kamala Harris and beat Donald Trump. She is the best and most qualified candidate we have. Long live the American Dream! #Harris2024”

The endorsement from the mega-donor came in the wake of President Joe Biden announcing his withdrawal from the 2024 race after facing pressure from within the Democrat Party, the grass roots, and the donor class to step aside as his support continued to slide after a disastrous debate with President Trump last month.

The Soros family scion, who recently announced his engagement to Hillary Clinton’s former aide Huma Abedin, thereby solidifying his connections into Democrat Party royalty, has been a longtime supporter of the Biden administration.

Breitbart News previously reported that as of July of last year, Alex Soros had been a visitor to the Biden White House 15 times and had met with administration officials on 20 different occasions.

Soros was also rewarded by the White House with an invitation to a state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron.

In September of last year, the 38-year-old chairman of the Board of Directors of the Open Society Foundations said that one of his chief objectives will be to prevent former President Donald Trump and any other “MAGA-style” Republicans from taking power in 2024.

He said that “such an outcome will imperil European unity and undermine the progress achieved on many fronts in response to the war in Ukraine.”

In addition to supporting Democrat candidates, Soros and his Hungarian father have long been active in promoting left-wing causes in America, including abortion, amnesty for illegal migrants, mass migration, the legalization of prostitution, and climate change activism.

George Soros has also long been active in local prosecutor elections, backing candidates in favour of “criminal justice reforms,” namely the refusal to send criminals to prison. After taking over the helm of the OSF, Alex Soros said that he was “more political” than his father.

According to CNBC, between the Open Society Foundations and personal contributions from George Soros, the activist family directed an estimated half a billion dollars towards leftist causes, which the outlet said were mostly “steered through dark money nonprofit groups and going largely toward political causes aligned with the Democratic Party.”

Follow Kurt Zindulka on X: or e-mail to: [email protected]

‘Don’t Retreat!’ – Relatives of Gaza captives to lead rally outside Netanyahu’s home

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Currently, Israel’s media is laser-focused on the prospect of “the deal” with Hamas. Will “the deal” come to fruition or will Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scuttle it? Credit: AP

By World Israel News Staff

A Zionist activist group, together with relatives of Israeli captives held in Gaza, the bereaved families of terror victims, and IDF reservists, have organized a mass demonstration in the capital Sunday, urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to acquiesce to pressure from the Israeli Left and the Biden administration, demanding Israel withdraw from parts of the Gaza Strip as part of a hostage deal with Hamas.

Sunday’s protest, slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. outside of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, comes on the eve of Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, during which he will address a special joint session of Congress.

At the initiative of the Im Tirtzu Movement, together with the Tikva Forum, the Gvura Forum and the “To Victory” Forum, the rally will be held in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence on Azza Street, under the slogan “We Must Not Stop Until Victory: Only Military Pressure Will Bring Back the Hostages.”

Organizers called on the prime minister to reject not only pressure from the Biden administration, but also calls by some relatives of hostages in Gaza demanding an immediate ceasefire with Hamas, regardless of the cost.

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“Stay strong and courageous – until victory. When you leave for the USA, send a clear message of the critical security measures for the future of the State of Israel,” Im Tirtzu said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

“Do not surrender to defeatist generals, do not lend a hand and legitimize ideas such as the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza or withdrawal from the Netzarim and Philadelphi corridors. Netanyahu, prioritize victory, the return of the hostages, the security of the south and the north through military pressure on terrorist organizations.”

“Prime Minister, stand firm, continue to pressure, continue to eliminate terrorists, until Israel is victorious.”

Tzvika Mor, a member of the Tikva Forum, and father of hostage Eitan Mor, is slated to take part in the rally.

“We call on the Prime Minister to stand up to the pressures at home and abroad and not to surrender to Hamas,” said Mor. “We demand that military pressure continues, in order to return the hostages and ensure the safety of Israel and her citizens.”

Itzik Buntzel, father of Sgt. Amit Buntzel, who was killed in the line of duty in Gaza, also announced plans to join Sunday’s rally.

“We call on the public to join us in front of the Prime Minister’s house, and demand that he not give in to anti-war pressures, and that he demand that the Americans release weapons so that the IDF can defeat Hamas,” said Buntzel. “Without victory future generations will be in trouble.”

Shai Rosengarten, deputy director of Im Tirtzu and an IDF Major (res.) who has served over 120 days during the Swords of Iron war said Israel is now “at a crucial time.”

“On one side are generals and security experts, who insist on taking dangerous bets on Israel’s security. On the other side is the Prime Minister, with him a minority of cabinet ministers, who insist on upholding security principles and not give up the achievements of the war.”

“It is impossible to win without our presence in the Gaza Strip. It is impossible to bring back all the hostages. The military pressure is proving itself, it’s time to step up, Prime Minister – the people need you to keep up the military pressure!”

Anti-Israel protesters to demonstrate at US Capitol during Netanyahu’s speech

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(A7) Demonstrators opposing the war in Gaza and Washington’s support for Israel plan protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday to coincide with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s US visit this week, Reuters reported on Sunday.

Police expect a “large number of demonstrators” and were making additional security arrangements but said there were no known threats, according to the report.

Netanyahu will be in Washington this week for a July 24 address to a joint session of the US Congress. He is also expected to meet President Joe Biden, despite Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race.

The US has seen months of antisemitic protests from pro-Palestinian Arab groups and college students over US support for Israel amid its war in Gaza.

A coalition of groups is expected to participate in the protests on Wednesday, according to Reuters, among them ANSWER (an acronym for “Act Now to Stop War and End Racism”), women-led peace and human rights group CodePink, Palestinian American Community Center and Jewish Voice for Peace.

] A flier has urged the formation of a “People’s Red Line around the Capitol building” on Wednesday, where demonstrators will criticize the US government for not drawing a “red line” in supporting Israel, according to the report.

US protests since the war erupted in Gaza have included marches, vigils and blocking of bridges and roads near train stations and airports in multiple cities along with encampments on college campuses.

Secret Service Lied About Denying Security to Trump

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Daniel Greenfield,(Front Pafge Magazine)

“Theres an untrue assertion that a member of the former President’s team requested additional security resources & that those were rebuffed. This is absolutely false. In fact, we added protective resources & technology & capabilities as part of the increased campaign travel tempo,” Anthony Guglielmi, the spokesman for the Secret Service had tweeted.

Now the truth is coming out.

Secret Service officials repeatedly rejected Donald Trump’s request for additional security in the two years before last weekend’s assassination attempt, The Post has learned.

The ex-president, 78, asked for more agents and magnetometers at large public events he attended, as well as extra snipers for outdoor venues, four insiders told The Washington Post, which first reported the damning revelation.

Each request was shot down by senior officials who claimed the agency lacked the resources Trump was asking for, the outlet reported.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle, who has faced mounting pressure to resign in the last week, doubled down on the denials in a meeting with Trump campaign leadership in Wisconsin on Monday, the insiders said.

Now the Secret Service is claiming that it had no idea it was denying the resources.

Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Secret Service, admitted to The Washington Post that the agency had denied Trump’s request for additional security, but claimed it had only learned about the new information in the wake of the tragedy.

Guglielmi told The Post that there were “some instances where specific Secret Service specialized units or resources were not provided,” but that the agency instead utilized state or local partners to add protections.

And we know how that worked out.

The Secret Service denied security resources, specifically snipers, and then its top officials lied about it complete with the “sloped roof” nonsense.

Israel’s strike on Houthi fuel port is a warning to Iran

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Israeli Air Force pilots during the ceremony marking the closure of the IAF's 117th Squadron at Ramat David Air Force Base, Sept. 30th, 2020. (IDF Spokesperson's Office)

By Yaakov Lappin, JNS

The Israeli Air Force strikes on key Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, targeting, among others, a fuel port used by the terror regime in Yemen to smuggle Iranian weapons, was also a warning to the Houthis’ Iranian sponsors.

“Operation Long Arm,” which was carried out by F-15 Eagles, according to the Israeli military, and also F-35 stealth fighters, according to unconfirmed international media reports, covered the same distance needed to hit targets in Iran, which does not lack vulnerable ports filled with oil and natural gas storage facilities.

The strikes were launched in response to a July 18 Houthi drone attack on Tel Aviv, which killed Israeli civilian and injured eight others.

An initial IAF review found that while Israeli air defenses tracked the drone, it was not classified as hostile due to a human error.

The drone, identified as an Iranian-made Samad 3, with local improvements to range made by the Houthis, was launched from Yemen and traveled some 1,243 miles to Tel Aviv, where it struck a residential building near the U.S. Embassy.

The attack has heightened concerns over the Houthis’ capability to execute long-range attacks, although they have been launching such attacks since the start of the current war in Gaza.

An IDF official detailed the extent of the Houthi threat on Saturday, stating, “Over 220 projectiles have been launched [by the Houthis] against Israeli civilians and infrastructure, the latest one killing a civilian and injuring many more.”

The official emphasized that “the Houthis attacks are acts of aggression, a flagrant violation of international law and a threat to international security and the Middle east stability. I remind you, the Houthis declared a maritime siege on Israel and parts of the Middle east and Europe, and have attacked dozens of times different navy vessels from different countries of all around the world in various terror aggressions, killing people, sinking ships, taking ships, and disrupting the whole economic system in the Middle East and in Europe.”

In retaliation, the IAF struck the Hudaydah port, a crucial hub for the transfer of Iranian weapons to Yemen. The IDF official noted that “the target was the Hudaydah port used by the Houthis as the main supply route for the transfer of Iranian weapons from Iran to Yemen.”

The strike targeted “dual-use infrastructure used for terrorist activities, including energy infrastructure,” said the official.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi highlighted the broader implications of these actions, telling Israeli forces during a visit to Rafah in southern Gaza, “It’s all Iran. This UAV is Iranian, right? The Houthis took it, upgraded it, made its range longer, and this is Iran, and the funds for the tunnels here is from Iran, and we are operating against Iran with great determination.”

The Islamic Republic is “an octopus, it has many arms, you struggle with one arm here, you struggle with others there, and we must understand this matter. It demands excellence against each one,” he added.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who was present at the IAF Command Center in Tel Aviv during the Yemen strikes, made clear that Israel’s response was a signal to the entire Iranian-led jihadist axis.

“The fire that is currently burning in Hudaydah is seen across the Middle East and the significance is clear,” he said.

“The Houthis attacked us over 200 times. The first time that they harmed an Israeli citizen, we struck them. And we will do this in any place where it may be required. The blood of Israeli citizens has a price. This has been made clear in Lebanon, in Gaza, in Yemen, and in other places—if they dare to attack us, the result will be identical.”

The drone attack on Tel Aviv is a stark reminder of the growing threat posed by Iranian-backed militias in the region.

These terror entities, operating in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, together with Iran’s flagship proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon, have increasingly relied on UAVs—long-range in the case of Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, to target Israel.

This strategy aims to stretch Israel’s air defenses, which are already dealing with frequent rocket and UAV attacks from Hezbollah in the north.

IDF Spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari addressed the UAV threat, stating that the Samad 3 UAV had entered Israeli airspace from the sea to the west. He confirmed that the UAV was an Iranian weapon system upgraded to increase its flight range.

Hagari also mentioned the continuous efforts to intercept UAVs launched from Yemen, noting, “So far, dozens of UAVs have been launched from Yemen alone; most have been intercepted or shot down while en route or before entering Israeli territory.”

Most were intercepted by the U.S. Naval Task Force in the Red Sea, while the remainder were intercepted by Israeli aircraft and air defense systems.

The same array is now prepared to deal with any future Houthi attacks.

He emphasized that defense is not airtight and that Israel is constantly improving its capabilities to better protect its citizens.

“We are in a multi-front war, operating in all arenas, and in the defense of the state’s airspace every day,” said Hagari. “These arenas are both near and far. We operate against all threats.”

NY Democrats Rally Behind Kamala Harris After Biden’s Withdrawal, With Notable Exceptions

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Every New Yorker deserves affordable and clean energy, which is why I fought to secure additional funds to provide financial relief for hardworking families,” Gov. Hochul said in a statement. “Energy affordability continues to be a top priority in my clean energy agenda.” (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

 

Edited by: Fern Sidman

In the wake of President Joe Biden’s unexpected withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, New York’s Democratic leaders have largely thrown their support behind Vice President Kamala Harris as the party’s new standard bearer. According to a report on Sunday in The New York Post, this swift consolidation of support underscores the urgency and high stakes of the upcoming election, with Democrats eager to unify and present a strong front against former President Donald Trump. However, the unanimity was not complete, as three prominent New York Democrats refrained from endorsing Harris immediately.

The immediate response from New York’s Democratic leadership was overwhelmingly in favor of Harris. Manhattan Democratic leader Keith Wright encapsulated the prevailing sentiment, describing the momentum for Harris as unstoppable. “The winds are not just blowing toward Vice President Kamala Harris. It’s a hurricane for Kamala Harris for president,” said Wright, as was reported by The Post. “She’s the most qualified. She’s been vice president, a U.S. senator, state attorney general. She’s got the training.”

Despite this strong show of support, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams remained conspicuously silent on Sunday night regarding their stance on Harris’s candidacy, as per the information provided in The Post report. Their silence raises questions about potential alternative strategies or reservations within the Democratic ranks.

Governor Kathy Hochul joined the chorus of endorsements for Harris just before nightfall on Sunday, marking her as one of the later key figures to back the vice president. Hochul’s statement emphasized the Democratic Party’s unified mission to defeat Trump. “As Democrats, our mission remains the same: doing everything in our power to defeat Donald Trump,” Hochul said, as was noted in The Post report.  She praised Biden’s original choice of Harris as vice president, highlighting the excitement and energy it brought to the party. “That same energy will carry us to November 5 with Vice President Harris leading our ticket,” Hochul concluded.

Rodneyse Bichotte, the Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman and a close ally of Mayor Adams, also endorsed Harris, reinforcing her credentials and determination. “Vice President Kamala Harris is a fierce fighter with a proven progressive track record, deep experience in the Oval Office, and the determined drive to defeat Trump at the ballot box,” Bichotte said, according to the information in The Post report.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, a dedicated Biden delegate, expressed his unequivocal support for Harris. “In Vice President Kamala Harris, we are lucky to have yet another unshakable ally in Washington. This November, I wholeheartedly believe she will shatter that glass ceiling once and for all, and I look forward to working with her in continuing to move America forward,” Richards stated, as was pointed out in The Post report. His shift in allegiance reflects a broader trend among New York Democrats rallying behind Harris.

Similarly, Bronx Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, also a Biden delegate and secretary of the Bronx Democratic Party, emphasized Harris’s readiness for the presidency. “Kamala has been the vice president. She’s ready for the job. I believe she’s the best choice,” Dinowitz asserted, the report in The Post said. His endorsement highlights Harris’s experience and qualifications, reassuring voters of her capability to lead.

Robert Zimmerman, a Democratic National Committee delegate from New York, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing Harris’s preparedness to face former President Donald Trump. “Harris is fully prepared from day one to confront Donald Trump head-on. The stakes are at their highest; the threat he poses is more dire than ever. And the future we can forge together has never been brighter,” Zimmerman declared, according to The Post report.

Adding significant weight to Harris’s candidacy, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton were among the first prominent New York figures to endorse her. The Post report indicated that their early support signals the importance of unity within the Democratic Party and their confidence in Harris’s leadership.

These endorsements from key figures reflect a broader effort to unify the Democratic base and present a strong, cohesive front in the face of formidable opposition. With the endorsements of Richards, Dinowitz, and Zimmerman, alongside the Clintons’ backing, Harris’s campaign is gaining substantial momentum.

The Democratic Party is rapidly coalescing around Vice President Kamala Harris. The Post reported that among the significant endorsements expected soon are those from influential African-American members of New York’s congressional delegation, including House Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn and Queens Representative Greg Meeks.

Sources indicated to The Post that the endorsements from Jeffries and Meeks are imminent, signifying a pivotal moment for Harris’s campaign. Their support is seen as crucial in solidifying Harris’s position as the Democratic nominee and galvanizing the party’s base.

During a Sunday interview on 1010 WINS radio, New York City Mayor Eric Adams refrained from endorsing any candidate, opting instead to highlight the key issues he believes the Democratic ticket must address. “Everyone in the country should know exactly what the party is going to focus on, including border security and safety, and again, affordability, public safety, and really working for working-class people who believe the everyday cost of living is just seem to have elude them,” Adams stated, according to The Post report. He emphasized the importance of a clear and focused message to ensure Democratic success in the upcoming election. “I think if we’re clear on that message, we’re going to be successful in November.”

 

Jay Jacobs, Chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, also held back from immediately endorsing Harris, expressing a desire to consult with party delegates before making an official statement, as was revealed in The Post report. Jacobs indicated that a more comprehensive discussion on the future ticket is necessary, with a formal announcement expected in the coming days.

‘Got To Take The Keys’: Media Reactions To Biden Stepping Down Include Shock, Tears

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The best encouragement the students received was from President Joe Biden, who, when asked about anti-Semitism on college campuses, condemned it but then added that he was just as concerned about “those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians.” It was, as Alan Dershowitz and Andrew Stein wrote in The Wall Street Journal, a “very fine people” moment for the president. Photo Credit: AP

(Daily Caller) Media reactions to President Joe Biden’s announcement Sunday that he will not continue to run for a second term as president widely ranged between positive and negative, with some liberal pundits expressing shock and were in tears.

CNN’s Van Jones appeared shaken up as he compared Biden’s dropping out of the race to “when you got to take the keys” from “your grandpa.”

“You just cry because this is someone that you love, this is somebody that you care about. This is somebody that was there for you. You wouldn’t be here without him,” Jones said.

 

Democratic Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a Biden campaign co-chair, also cried on CNN as he reflected on Biden’s “very difficult decision.”

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer appeared stunned in a screencap from his broadcast, captured shortly after he posted a photo of himself enjoying a drink at the El Presidente restaurant in Washington, D.C.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow kept her voice measured and appeared to fight back tears as she expressed admiration for Biden’s “sacrifice.”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wrote that Biden’s decision and the Democratic Party are giving Americans “a new choice” for president. The host of “Morning Joe,” reportedly Biden’s favorite political show, previously said Biden was staying in the race because his aides have “financial interests” that anger other Democrats.

CNN senior political commentator Scott Jennings raised questions about Biden’s announcement letter, saying it was “interesting” that there is no public photo of the president signing it. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins pushed back, mentioning that Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for the Democratic Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. Harris subsequently released a statement of appreciation for Biden’s decision.

Tulsi Gabbard After Biden Drops Out: Kamala Harris ‘Figurehead for the Deep State,’ ‘Maidservant of Hillary Clinton

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Former Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intention of departing from the Democratic party, calling it an “elitist cabal of warmongers”. Photo Credit: YouTube

By Paul Roland Bois

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) responded to President Joe Biden stepping out of the 2024 race, saying his possible successor Kamala Harris is the “new figurehead of the deep state.”

As Breitbart News reported Sunday, Joe Biden issued a history-making decision unseen since Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson refused to seek reelection in 1968. After Biden later endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take up the party mantle, Democrats immediately rallied behind Biden and celebrated the decision.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek re-election, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

In a video posted to X, Gabbard gave a statement from the streets of Rome and said that Kamala Harris will offer the exact same policies as Biden.

“Biden’s out, Kamala is in. Don’t be fooled: policies won’t change. Just like Biden wasn’t the one calling the shots, Kamala Harris won’t be either. She is the new figurehead for the deep state and the maidservant of Hillary Clinton, queen of the cabal of warmongers. They will continue their efforts to engulf the world in war and taking away our liberty,” she said in the caption.

 

Several social media users also began circulating the clip of Tulsi and Kamala Harris during the Democratic presidential debates wherein the former called out the latter for her alleged record of abusing Civil Rights while serving as a prosecutor in California.

 

Paul Roland Bois directed the award-winning Christian tech thriller, EXEMPLUM, which has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic rating and can be viewed for FREE on YouTube or Tubi. “Better than Killers of the Flower Moon,” wrote Mark Judge. “You haven’t seen a story like this before,” wrote Christian Toto. A high-quality, ad-free rental can also be streamed on Google Play, Vimeo on Demand, or YouTube Movies. Follow him on X @prolandfilms or Instagram @prolandfilms.

RFK Jr.: DNC Trying to ‘Rig’ Nominating Process to Get ‘Monumentally Unpopular’ Kamala Harris as Nominee

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Independent Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks as Michael Smerconish hosts a SiriusXM Town Hall with Democratic Presidential Candidate RFK Jr. at The Centre Theater in Philadelphia, Penn., on June 5, 2023. (Lisa Lake/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

By Paul Roland Bois

Independent third-party candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has accused the Democratic National Committee (DNC) of trying to rig the election in favor of Vice President Kamala Harris now that President Joe Biden has dropped out.

As Breitbart News reported Sunday, Joe Biden issued a history-making decision unseen since Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson refused to seek reelection in 1968.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek re-election, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

After Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take up the party mantle, Democrats immediately rallied behind Biden and celebrated the decision. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said this essentially means party leadership wants to deny voters their right to choose a nominee in a primary election.

“I commend President Biden for stepping down. His infirmities were evident to any unbiased observer from the beginning. It was this progressive deterioration — and his abandonment of Democratic Party principles — that prompted me to enter the race and ensure American voters had a viable, vigorous alternative to Donald Trump,” he said in a post on X.

“Yet the response of the DNC was to try and hide President Biden’s degeneration from the American public and disable democracy to ram him through to his party’s nomination. Many Americans fear that the same DNC elites are about to rig the nominating process again to get a monumentally unpopular vice president to step into President Biden’s shoes,” he added.

The candidate closed by calling on the Democrat Party to “return to its traditional commitment to democracy and exemplify it with an open process.”

“Instead of anointing a candidate hand-picked by DNC elites, the party should use neutral polling to identify the candidate who can best beat Donald Trump. The delegates should then select a nominee based on this information. If they had done this to begin with, I would not have had to leave the Democratic Party,” he said.

When Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his run for president, the Democrats did not allow any debates between the two candidates as Biden swept through the primary.

Paul Roland Bois directed the award-winning Christian tech thriller, EXEMPLUM, which has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic rating and can be viewed for FREE on YouTube or Tubi. “Better than Killers of the Flower Moon,” wrote Mark Judge. “You haven’t seen a story like this before,” wrote Christian Toto. A high-quality, ad-free rental can also be streamed on Google Play, Vimeo on Demand, or YouTube Movies. Follow him on X @prolandfilms or Instagram @prolandfilms.