Experts: Democrats’ Split on Israel Between Biden, AOC Wing Will Get Worse

On Thursday afternoon, one could almost hear the collective sighs of relief through official Washington, D.C., as the White House announced that Israel and the Palestinian Directorate had agreed to a ceasefire to immediately end the violent clash of the past week. But whatever the future of Israel and its Arab population, the split over Israel within the Democratic Party that was so apparent during the most recent developments in the Middle East is not going to go away and may very well metastasize in the years ahead. Three veteran experts on foreign policy who spoke to Newsmax agreed that Biden — who remained a loyal friend to Israel in the mold of most Democratic presidents since Harry Truman (who

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Blinken to Travel to Middle East ‘in the Coming Days’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East “in the coming days,” the State Department said Thursday after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire halting 11 days of fighting. Blinken spoke with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi, who “welcomed Secretary Blinken’s planned travel to the region,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. The top US diplomat “will meet with Israeli, Palestinian and regional counterparts in the coming days to discuss recovery efforts and working together to build better futures for Israelis and Palestinians,” Price said. The announcement came after Blinken spoke twice Thursday with Ashkenazi ahead of implementation of the ceasefire, which was brokered by Egypt and followed mounting international pressure to

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NASA Nominee Worried About China’s Push for ‘Space Superiority’

Former astronaut Pam Melroy answered questions about China’s push for space superiority during a Senate hearing Thursday to consider her nomination as NASA deputy administrator. The hearing took place less than a day after Melroy’s potential boss, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, cited concerns China was making progress and if the United States was going to keep up, then we need to “get off our duff.” “China has made their goals very clear to take away space superiority from the United States,” Melroy said, according to Space.com, “So, we are right to be concerned, when you add the other concerns of intellectual property theft and aggressive behavior in space.” Melroy added she would abide by the current law forbidding NASA from most

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Six House GOPers hit with $500 fine for going without masks in chamber

Six House Republicans have been fined $500 for going maskless in the chamber — with two members docked the cash after they trashed letters warning them to follow rules about face-coverings on the floor. Around a dozen GOP lawmakers opted to keep their masks off during votes Tuesday, with some making a point to stand in the well of the House chamber to ensure that spectators, colleagues and the C-SPAN cameras could not miss them. House rules dictate that members must keep their faces covered in the chamber except when speaking during debates. Failure to follow the rule results in a fine of $500 for a first offense and $2,500 for a second offense. Following Tuesday’s display, seven House Republicans

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‘Chilling images will not be tolerated’: LAPD investigating separate incidents as possible anti-Semitic hate crimes

Show Caption Hide Caption Hate crimes: How they affect BIPOC and why they are on the rise Hate crimes are on the rise against communities of color. In 2019, they reached their highest level in more than a decade. Here’s why. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY Authorities in Los Angeles are investigating a pair of incidents this week as possible anti-Semitic hate crimes amid increased tensions between supporters of Israel and Palestinians in major U.S. cities. The Los Angeles Police Department said pro-Palestinian protesters turned violent in two separate incidents that they say could be related. On Monday, police say, a caravan of vehicles attempted to chase down a Jewish man in the Fairfax District of the city — an area that’s considered the center of the

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Provincial ICUs reach all time highs as province enters trauma season

CALGARY (CityNews) – COVID-19 ICU patients are at all time highs in Alberta. The province is also in so-called “trauma season,” which is when hospitals tend to see a wave of more complex patient injuries, which happen during warmer months. “The May long weekend is coming up and we’re going to see other hospital stretchers. This is our trauma season,” explained Dr. Darren Markland, Intensive Care Physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. “So that puts a lot of pressure on more peripheral ICUs and hospitals as we take more trauma patients, we may not be able to take as many COVID patients like we were before. Trauma patients are much more complex, require disciplinary care, stay in the ICU longer.”

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Cain: ‘Real-time’ COVID data ‘cuts through the political BS’ influencing lockdowns

Fox News host Will Cain responded to an Los Angeles Times column from Michael Hiltzik claiming that “COVID lockdowns saved lives without harming economies” on “Fox News Primetime” Thursday. Cain emphasized that the recorded data on COVID-19 lockdowns “cuts through the political BS” surrounding lockdowns in the U.S. With a struggling economy clouding the nation after a long battle with the coronavirus pandemic, “many on the left” believe “a business doesn’t have to be open to do good business,” Cain emphasized. As many businesses throughout the country face economic struggles and employment shortages, the left pushes “theoretical” and “ideological arguments” Cain said, despite the data proving that Democrat states faired much worse than GOP-run states in dealing with the pandemic.

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Chris Cuomo apologizes to CNN, admits he advised Andrew Cuomo on scandal

CNN host Chris Cuomo apologized on air Thursday night for advising his older brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo on handling his sexual harassment scandal. Cuomo, who infamously interviewed the governor about New York’s COVID-19 response throughout the pandemic, emphasized on his primetime program that he never covered his brother’s scandals in Albany. “Now today there are stories out there about me offering my brother advice,” Cuomo told viewers at the start of his show, “Cuomo Prime Time.” ”Of course I do. This is no revelation. I have said it publicly and I certainly have never hidden it. I can be objective on just about any topic but not about my family.” He went on to say that those who watch his

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Long Island smoke shop owner found murdered in his store

A Suffolk County smoke shop owner was found murdered inside his store Wednesday. Kinshuk Patel, 33, was found inside the Dapper Smoke Shop in Lindenhurst, by a family member who grew concerned after being unable to contact him, according to ABC 7. He was reportedly pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, and officials ruled his death a homicide. Patel left behind two children and a wife, his aunt told the station. Kinshuk Patel’s family had been trying to contact him and were worried when they couldn’t reach him.Facebook There has been no report or an announcement of an arrest in the case.Google Maps “He’s the kindest soul I’ve ever known,” Trupti Patel reportedly said. “Always,

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Florida man who died from COVID-19 left his family baseball cards worth $20 million

A Florida doctor who died from COVID-19 complications in January left his family a lot of baseball cards worth $20 million. Dr. Thomas Newman’s treasure trove — featuring cards of Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig — is going to be auctioned off. More than 1,000 baseball, football and hockey cards dating back to 1880 will be for sale to the highest bidder. “One of the 1933 Babe Ruth cards (Goudey #53, PSA 9) in this collection is the finest known of its kind and we expect it to break the record of $5.2 million for any sports card,” said JP Cohen, President of Memory Lane Auctions. Thomas Newman left behind one-of-a-kind cards and sports memorabilia, some

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