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Daily review 25/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:29 pm, February 25th, 2020 - 12 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

12 comments on “Daily review 25/02/2020 ”

  1. Cinny 1

    Feeling extremely proud of Bernie after this news…..

    Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he would skip The American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual policy conference, citing his concern that the pro-Israel lobby group provides a platform for leaders expressing "bigotry" and opposition to "basic Palestinian rights".


    Not agreeing with the decisions of the Israeli government or pro Israeli lobby groups does not make a person antisemitic. Bernie get's it, he's Jewish.

  2. aj 2

    He has guts.

  3. Muttonbird 3

    A few interesting things in this article about the New Zealand Jewish Council withdrawing its request for the WCC to approve the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism.

    The first is from opponent of the move, Wellington Progressive Synagogue members Marilyn Garson and Fred Albert:

    (They) argued the controversial definition could render criticism of Israel's occupation of Palestine antisemitic.

    "The IHRA [International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance] definition does nothing new to combat racism," they said.

    An excellent take on the IHRA's move to outlaw criticism of Israeli policy.

    The other is the response from the New Zealand Jewish Council’s Juliet Moses:

    The writers of the opinion piece were "fringe" and did not have a mandate to speak on behalf of the Jewish community – unlike the Jewish Council, she said.

    Here Moses seeks to both shut down criticism Israeli policy and marginalise the voice of progressive Jews within her own country.

    Surely this is an example of the abuse of authority which Jewish people the world over should be rejecting.

    Anyway, congratulations to the Wellington Progressive Synagogue for their victory. Expect a post from David Farrar about it in the coming days.

  4. Wayne 4

    Presumably Sanders accepts the two state solution. In short I imagine he is not against Israel as such, but his concerns are primarily about its current government.

    Assuming that Sanders becomes the president, Israel could be a big issue for him (in a problematic way). Congress has passed numerous laws in support of Israel in relation to arms sales, general military support, and many other things. Congress will not revoke those laws just because President Sanders doesn't like them. Neither can President Sanders do a BDS. In short Israel will remain a close ally of the US, but presumably would be subject to much more pressure on settlements.

  5. A 5

    In case you didn't know

    Don’t just chuck your $42 million in a bank and live on the interest as suggested in the papers.

    • McFlock 5.1

      well I sure wouldn't just chuck it into one bank. But nor would I go to finance companies instead lol.

      Best bit I read in one of those "if you win lotto" things was "Don't tell anyone. Bung it into different bonds for six months. When they mature you'll have gotten your head around all the zeros, rather than doing your best to piss it all away".

  6. SPC 6

    Victoria University

    1. spends money on a name change – now called a "rebranding"

    2. charging $450 a week for a place in a hostel

    3. has confidence it can manage the risk if the government categorises students studying here as New Zealanders – so they can get around the travel ban. The rest of the country takes on the risk and they get the money – privatising profits socialising losses …

    • Muttonbird 6.1

      It's a bit of a concern that our universities are so desperate for/dependant on the international student business.

      I thought we'd broken the back of this study-for-visa back door immigration behind with the change of government.

    • Muttonbird 7.1

      The vanity is excruciating.

      Still, his fans will dismiss this because the same is routine in the entertainment and advertising industries the world over.

      The less cautious of them (Jordan Peterson types) will claim billions of women do the same every day when they put on make-up.

      Not sure how President Trump would handle being likened to women though…

  7. Cinny 8

    ‼️ absolutely stunned ‼️

    Wattle cameltoe deception, god help ‘murica.

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