#AceWorldNews – WEST BANK – Nov. 22 – Minister of Defence not content with moving Palestinians to the back of the bus, means to keep them off entirely. 

In response to reports that Israeli Minster of Defense Moshe Ya’alon intends to yield to the settler demand to prevent Palestinian day labourers from returning home to the West Bank on Israeli public buses.

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem says that Minister Ya’alon is not content with merely moving Palestinians to the back of the bus, but means to keep them off buses altogether.

It is time to stop hiding behind technical arrangements such as the demand that Palestinians return to the West Bank through the same checkpoint they entered Israel, and admit this military procedure is thinly veiled pandering to the demand for racial segregation on buses.



#israeli, #palestinians


#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Nov.16 – The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars.

As the second enrolment period under President Barack Obama’s health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance.

Some groups are targeting populations they believe slipped through the cracks during the last enrolment period.

The Hills By David McCabe said HealthCare.gov — the ObamaCare federal insurance marketplace that failed to properly launch last year — opened for its second enrolment period Saturday with only minor glitches.

In the first eight hours after it opened, roughly 23,000 people nationwide successfully submitted applications to enroll or re-enroll in health insurance plans, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said while visiting a center in Virginia where workers were helping people sign up for insurance.


#healthcare, #mosques, #nail-salons, #pizzerias


#AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – Nov.14 – The decision on whether to impose more economic sanctions against Russia will likely be made by EU leaders in mid-December, rather than by foreign ministers who are meeting in Brussels on Monday, Reuters quoted diplomats as saying.

The foreign ministers may produce a list of Ukrainian rebel figures and possibly some Russians to be added to the list of personal sanctions already in place, according to an internal paper seen by the news agency.

They will be required to keep in mind “that the main separatist leaders are already listed…and the fact that the targeted separatists could be at some point agents in the implementation of the peace plan.”



#diplomats, #personal, #sanctions


#AceNewsServices – TURKEY – Nov.13 – Twelve Turkish nationalists detained after an attack on US sailors in Istanbul were released on Thursday, Reuters said.

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The group, which comprised members of the nationalist Turkish Youth Union, assaulted the three sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankee go home.”

“We want you to get lost and we are using our right to protest” and “Down with US Imperialism,” the group was heard saying.

Other members of the youth movement tried to force sacks on the heads of the Americans in an apparent tip of the hat to a 2003 incident in which US forces arrested Turkish soldiers in northern Iraq and subjected them to similar treatment.

In a statement published in Turkish and translated by the New York Times, the union said Wednesday that the protest was staged in dedication to our martyrs and to the millions of innocent people slaughtered by the imperialism in the Middle East.”

Screenshot from YouTube user TGBİnternet Bürosu

Screenshot from YouTube user TGBİnternet Bürosu

“We find it ugly and disturbing. We condemn that attack,” US military spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters in Washington.

“We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Turkey for many years,” the Navy said in a statement. “Turkish ports have long been very popular destinations for US Navy ships, and our sailors have enjoyed the warm hospitality that has traditionally been extended.”

Over Twitter, the US Embassy in Turkey said they found the incident “appalling,” adding, “While we respect the right to peaceful protest and freedom of expression, we condemn today’s attack in Istanbul, and have no doubt that the vast majority of Turks would join us in rejecting an action that so disrespects Turkey’s reputation for hospitality.”

Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, the director of the German Marshall Fundof the United States office in Ankara, described the youth brigade to the Times as a “fringe group” and said that while he believes the protest to be marginal, it nevertheless “will appeal to the wider public because it resonates with the national pride of Turks.” According to the German Marshall Fund, a nonpartisan American-based think tank, 64 percent of Turks hold an unfavourable opinion of the US.

“It will be interesting to see what the Turkish government’s reaction is to this incident and whether they condemn it,” Turkish expert and Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder Elmira Bayrasli added to the Times. “If they skirt around the issue I fear that more attacks like this will be repeated.”

NTV television reported that a dozen people were subsequently arrested over their alleged involvement. Meanwhile, US Vice President Joe Biden remains slated to arrive in Istanbul late next week for meetings with officials representing Turkey, a NATO ally, which AFP said is intended to ease tensions between the countries as the Pentagon further pursues efforts to gain Turkish support in the multi-national campaign against the so-called Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq and Syria. Last month, Biden called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after alleging during a speech that Istanbul has been complicit in the Islamic State’s campaign by letting fighters use its border to enter Syria.

“If Biden told these words, then he will be history to me. I never uttered such remarks, Erdogan fired back. “He should apologize. I’m saying this clearly. And we won’t accept slender, indirect explanations. Later, Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria,” the White House explained.

The nationalists faced possible charges of insult, injury and breaching laws on public protests before being released from court by the prosecutor, the Dogan news agency said.


#innocents, #martyrs, #protest, #slaughtered


#AceWorldNews – INDIA – Nov.13 – Police have detained a doctor over mass sterilization surgeries in central India that left 13 women dead and dozens ill in hospital, AFP reported.

'Indian surgeon detained over deaths of 13 women after sterilization '

‘Indian surgeon detained over deaths of 13 women after sterilization ‘

Dr R.K Gupta was detained for questioning late Wednesday in Chhattisgarh state.

In five hours, the doctor operated on 83 women who were paid $26 under a government-run sterilization scheme to reduce population growth.

The doctor, who says he has conducted more than 50,000 such operations, blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy.

India is the world’s top sterilizer of women, and efforts to rein in population growth have been described as draconian, Reuters said.

Birth rates fell in recent decades, but population growth is among the world’s fastest.


#dead, #medicines, #sterilsation, #women


AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – Nov.12 – A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans don’t want President Barack Obama calling all the shots any more mail on-line reported.  

'Nation backs Republican agenda in new poll: Majority want lame duck Obama to play second fiddle to GOP-run Congress after Democrats lose midterm elections '

‘Nation backs Republican agenda in new poll: Majority want lame duck Obama to play second fiddle to GOP-run Congress after Democrats lose midterm elections ‘

Americans say by a large margin that they’d rather Obama back off and let Republicans take the lead in the new Congress than the other way around.

The poll supports Republican claims that last week’s midterm elections were in fact a referendum on the president – an assessment the White House has forcibly denied both before and after the president’s party was walloped at the ballot box.

Even before last week’s midterm elections the White House had been spinning expected Democratic loses as mostly unrelated to Obama, saying individual candidates, not the nation’s leader, were on the ballot this year.  

After his party’s candidates were demolished in the off-year elections and exit polls showed that a third of voters came out to send the president a message of opposition – compared to just 19 percent who said they were voting that day to support Obama – the president still vowed to forge ahead with his agenda, regardless of anyone else’s opinion on the matter.

‘My job over the next couple of years is to do some practical, concrete things as much as possible with Congress,’ Obama said during a post-election press conference last Wednesday.

‘Where it’s not possible with Congress,’ he said, I’ll do it ‘on my own, to show people why we should be confident and to give people a sense of progress and a sense of hope.’

But just 36 percent of respondents to Gallup’s latest survey said they wanted Obama to set the agenda moving forward. More than half, 53 percent, said they thought Republicans’ plans should be given more weight than the presidents.

The poll, taken after the election from Nov. 6-9, indicates that voters did indeed mean the midterm elections to be a realignment of leadership and priorities. 



#acenewsservices, #gallup-poll, #survey


AceNewsServices – FLORIDA – Nov.11 – Sure, vaccines are safe — except when they randomly trigger extreme brain inflammation that leads to vision loss, paralysis and an inability to speak.

This is what happened to now-10-year-old Marysue Grivna of Tampa, Florida, just four days after she received a flu vaccine, which left her completely debilitated with a serious brain disease known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM.  

It all began on November 22, 2013, when young Marysue was taken in to get a seasonal flu vaccine. Just days later, the child began to get sick and quickly developed symptoms of paralysis.

Worried, her parents took her in for an evaluation and it was determined that she had succumbed to an immune disorder caused by inflammation of the brain. 

Similar to multiple sclerosis, ADEM manifests as an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks itself, in this case targeting the protective coverings surrounding nerve fibres. Known as myelin, these coverings are meant to protect nerves in the brain and spinal cord, for instance, from being harmed. In their absence, symptoms like loss of vision and paralysis can occur.

“Her father Steven and I are certain, due to all our research, that this was what caused Marysue’s condition,” stated the girl’s mother, Carla, during a recent interview with Fox & Friends. “The doctors won’t confirm it or deny it… [but] she was a happy, healthy, running, and playing nine-year-old.

Then this happened read more here …….. Source: 


#acenewsservices, #adem, #brain, #flu, #vaccine