Jeremy Corbyn responds to the fake "wreath row" and Netanyahu criticism

The Channel 4 News interviewer was clearly tasked with trying her best to corner Jeremy Corbyn into condemning his presents where anyone who ever did anything wrong was "laid to rest," as it were. I think he handled it well when he pointed out that people are mingled in cemeteries all over the world. Imagine if nobody steps foot in a cemetery because someone disagreed with (a murderer, etc.) is buried there.

By the way, the comment section on the YouTube video is scathing against Channel 4 News. Some comments are stating that the people Netanyahu claims are buried there actually aren't. I'd love for that to be verified.

Jeremy Corbyn made perfectly clear why he was there and what he did. Anyone who thinks he was there to lay a wreath at the graves of those who undertook the Olympic's attack needs his or her head and heart examined.

Why did Channel 4 News undertake to help out in the inquisition (obviously falsely based on its face) of Jeremy Corbyn on behalf of Benjamin Netanyahu rather than similarly questioning Netanyahu for war crimes and acts of terrorism (sniping unarmed teenagers in the back was, of course, done in an attempt to strike terror into the hearts of those protesting for their internationally recognized legal right of return, the same right ironically claimed by many Jews to return to that land)?

Jeremy steered clear of defining the Netanyahu government as being a terrorist government and Israel as being a terrorist state. I think he should have asked the interviewer to define her terms. How many acts does it take?

Anyway, I commend him for turning the topic back to the anti-peace activities of the Netanyahu government. He so "polite" about it, however. I'm assuming he thinks he's being diplomatic and not burning bridges. I think there's a place where he could speak in tougher terms and still not step beyond the pale.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to Channel 4 News about the wreath-laying controversy - and Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of him.

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Commissioner [wrongly] Says Fellow Officer Did Not Have to Stop Cop Beatdown

This is a prime example of bad psychological screening, bad training, bad senior-level evaluation, bad community understanding, and on and on.

In a press conference after a video surfaced showing a Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching a city residents Commissioner Gary Tuggle says the second officer on the scene could not intervene because he feared for his safety from onlookers.


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The lawyer in the video is absolutely right that the 2nd officer would have intervened had it not been his partner doing the assaulting.

Let me add that anyone who was there had a perfectly legal right to intervene to place the offending officers under citizen's arrest for assault and battery and aiding and abetting.

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US denies China policy change after Taiwan leader speech in LA. Why?

I do not recognize the claimed territorial rights of the totalitarian dictatorship of mainland China over the independent, democratic, nation-state of Taiwan, and neither should anyone else.

I have never agreed to the US switching to the dictatorship's "one-China" position.

President Donald Trump's administration denied Tuesday any change to its "One-China" policy after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made a political speech in the US, the first time in 15 years a Taiwanese leader has done so.

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Trump is wholly inconsistent even while twisting. He places heavy sanctions on Venezuela, which is not a dictatorship but a democracy under attack by libertarian and crony capitalists for being to generous to its poor. Meanwhile, he cozies up to dictators, such as in Saudi Arabia.

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Netanyahu tangled in his own talk: "Anti-Semites" are welcome in Israel to freely & robustly criticize Israel

"Israel is an open society which welcomes all - critics and supporters alike," his office said. "Israel is the only country in the Middle East where people voice their opinions freely and robustly."

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The critics are foolishly defined by law as anti-Semitic for criticizing Israel. That's the law they try to spread around the world and that some governments have been stupid enough to adopt and should rollback ASAP.

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Tories lie about Corbyn. Corbyn hits them where it counts.

... "you can discuss and debate the relations between Israel and Palestine, the future of the peace process and, yes, make criticisms of the actions of the Israeli government in the bombing of Gaza and other places."

"But you can never make those criticisms using anti-Semitic language or anti-Semitic intentions, and that is what we are absolutely clear on," Corbyn said.

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Exactly, there's a distinct difference between making anti-Jew statements and criticizing the Netanyahu government and Israeli policies and practices concerning the Palestinians, etc.

Keep saying that until people are sick of hearing it. If you don't, the Tories and Blairites (Labour in name only) will continue their neocon Big-Lie tactics against Labour and you, Jeremy Corbyn.

Remember, every single time they make a false claim to change the subject off Netanyahu's disgusting government, just change it right back to Netanyahu and the right-wing Zionists' illegal racist policies and acts.

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Corbyn smacks down Netanyahu. Needs to keep it up.

Corbyn responded: "Netanyahu's claims about my actions and words are false. What deserves unequivocal condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children."

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That's correct, but Jeremy Corbyn needs to hammer on it and needs to name Netanyahu by name. Corbyn needs to hammer on it more than 10 times as much as anyone is trying to smear Labour as being more anti-Semitic, which it isn't, and smear Corbyn for not pretending Labour is more anti-Semitic than the Tories or the general public. He also needs to point the finger right at Netanyahu for Israel's high percentage of admitted racists.

If he's going to win, he has to fight for the truth. He has to be relentless, as do his followers. He has to take the media to task for playing into the smear campaign, smears based upon blatant lies. He has to call those who have undertaken the smear campaign what they are: liars!

It's not time for timidity!

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on anti-Semitism

... anti-Semitic is a term that is invented to prevent people from criticizing the Jews for doing wrong things," Mahathir said.

"When somebody does wrong, I don't care how big they are. They may be powerful countries but if they do something wrong, I exercise my right of free speech. They criticize me, why can't I criticize them?" he said.

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Defiant Kirchner before judge in sweeping anti-corruption probe

"This is a new regional strategy to outlaw leaders, movements and political forces that expanded rights and allowed millions of people out of poverty during the first decade and a half of the 21st Century," Kirchner wrote Monday on Twitter.

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Delivered cash specifically to whom? How can it be determined whether entries in the notebooks are all accurate and that none is there to frame anyone? Has the author of the notebooks taken a lie-detector test and been asked about it?

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What the world can learn about equality from the Nordic model [is not that socialism fails]

... while full-blooded socialism has always, in practice, led to disaster.

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That's nonsense. Those who don't want socialism to be tried, let alone to work, always wrongly conflate socialism with central planning and dictatorship rather than discussing unmolested democratic socialism. In addition, whenever democratic socialism starts up anywhere and begins to succeed, which it always does, those who want it to fail always sanction it and work behind the scenes to undermine it rather than simply competing with it in the capitalistic "market." They wouldn't dare simply compete, as they know full well they'd lose.

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Dinesh D’Souza's new documentary is twisting history by omission

D’Souza said he thinks the most shocking moment in the film is when a group of senior Nazis is shown sitting around a table and drafting the Nuremberg Laws using the Jim Crow laws drafted by Democrats, which enforced racial segregation in the South.

“This is a historical fact,” he said. “And the senior Nazis look at each other, and they basically say to each other, ‘These Democratic laws are too racist even for us.’”

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The entire context there is twisted. Those racist Democrats have since switched to the Republican Party. It's that simple. They were called Dixiecrats and were drawn into the Republican Party playing the race card in what was called the Southern Strategy.

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