Harris promises 'no forced relocation' of Palestinians while Netanyahu wants to 'thin them out.”
As Harris was speaking, this was going on…
According to the Israeli daily, Netanyahu instructed Ron Dermer, his minister of strategic planning and a close aide, to have a plan for the "day after" in Gaza and, if necessary, one that "enables a mass escape [of Palestinians] to European and African countries" by opening sea routes out of the strip. — Middle East Eye
So many people have noted that the Israel-Hamas war is also a battleground of disinformation, misinformation, and social media campaigns that make it impossible for most people to separate facts from lies. — Haaretz
IL State Senator Robert Peters
Being a sanctuary city is a demonstration of Chicago’s principles: We welcome immigrants and respect their humanity. The notion that repealing it will somehow stop the flow of migrants or give us moral “cover” to bus them to other cities is nonsense. All we will accomplish is humiliating ourselves and the Democratic Party. — Sun-Times
[Don’t miss our Friday interview with Sen. Peters on Hitting Left.]
Columnist, Susan Glasser
Bidenomics, at least as a political slogan, is a bust. The concept grew out of a classic Washington lament: We’ve done so much—if only the voters knew about it, surely we’d get credit. — New Yorker
Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin
“In this kind of a fight, the center of gravity is the civilian population. And if you drive them into the arms of the enemy, you replace a tactical victory with a strategic defeat.” — The Nation
Gen. Amid Eyal Karim appointed Israel’s military chief rabbi.
Scandal erupted over his writings permitting soldiers to rape women during wartime.
I’ll say the same thing now, that I said about the news coming out of the war in Ukraine. Don’t take any reports from either side on their face. Dig deeper. The intelligence agencies’ propaganda machines are whirling. Foreign journalists, except those embedded with the IDF, are banned from Gaza and dozens of reporters have been killed. — M.K.