The international rejection of Israel`s plan to formally annex even more Palestinian land is based on two arguments: the annexation is a violation of international law and it defeats the prospects of a two-state solution. The world view of this international consensus underscores as problematic the lack of a reciprocal dialogue between the sides, their inability to compromise and the unilateral actions that inhibit peace efforts. At the same time, it foregrounds conventional peace-building processes that emphasise mutual recognition as well as economic and security cooperation.
10:21 [Global Research]
Two of the US’s top “strategic threats” are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads – the leading 21st century project of economic integration across Eurasia. The Deep State will not be amused. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi blasted as “lies” a series of rumors about the “transparent roadmap” inbuilt in the evolving Iran-China strategic partnership. That was complemented by President Rouhani’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vezi
On 9 July 2010, the seat of the Bulgarian presidency was requisitioned on orders from Prime Minister Boïko Borissov (left in the photo). A crowd immediately took to the streets in support of President Roumen Radev (right in the photo) and to accuse the Prime Minister and the General-Prosecutor of manipulating the justice system. On 11 July, the president called on the government to resign, denouncing its "mafia-style".
I was sitting in the green room in a Manhattan television studio on the day that the storm seemed to hit. It was Thursday, March 12, 2020, and I was waiting anxiously for a TV appearance, hoping that the trains wouldn’t shut down before I could leave the city. The trains never did shut but half of everything else did.
On this day, everyone knew what was coming. There was disease panic in the air, fomented mostly by the media and political figures. A month earlier, the idea of lockdown was unthinkable, but now it seemed like it could happen, at any moment.
As Covid-19 continues to exact a heavy toll, development of a vaccine appears the most promising means of restoring normalcy to civil life. Perhaps no scientific breakthrough is more eagerly anticipated. But bringing a vaccine to market is only half the challenge; also critical is ensuring a high enough vaccination rate to achieve herd immunity. Concerningly, a recent poll found that only 49% of Americans planned to get vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.1
One option for increasing vaccine uptake is to require it. Mandatory vaccination has proven effective in ensuring high childhood immunization rates in many high-income countries. However, except for influenza vaccination of health care workers, mandates have not been widely used for adults.
10:54 [Fort Russ]
What is being termed a ‘conspiracy theory’ by access media emerged on Friday, touting that the Wayfair online store was using the sale of storage cabinets, pillows, and children’s related items, as a cover for child trafficking. When asked for comment, a representative of Wayfair – a home decor company – immediately denounced as false.