Trump to be received by Israel’s Netanyahu amid row over remarks on Muslims | Reuters

Marc Zell, vice-president of Republicans Overseas and a party representative in Israel, also had harsh words for Trump.”He is a demagogue. And we as Jews, and also as Israelis, know what a demagogue is, historically,” Zell told Army Radio in a separate interview, saying he was voicing his own opinion rather than a formal Republican position.”The Republican party has a long list of candidates worthy of the presidency, and we have to change the leadership in the White House, which has caused a lot of damage, but Donald Trump is not the answer,” Zell said.

Source: Trump to be received by Israel’s Netanyahu amid row over remarks on Muslims | Reuters

Russia trying to carry out ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria’s Latakia: Turkish PM | Reuters {And Turkey knows about ethnic cleansing and genocide – Turkish Armenian Genocide!}

Russia is trying to carry out “ethnic cleansing” in Syria’s northern Latakia province, forcing its Turkmen and Sunni population out to create a safe haven and protect Russian and Syrian bases, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.”Russia is trying to make ethnic cleansing in northern Latakia to force all Turkmen and Sunni population who do not have good relations with the regime, they want to expel them, they want to ethnically cleanse this area so that regime and Russian bases in Latakia and Tartus are protected,” he told members of the foreign media in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Source: Russia trying to carry out ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria’s Latakia: Turkish PM | Reuters

Anxiety Grows in Texas With Syrians Due to Arrive Soon  {Home of the Afraid and Un-American?}

No other state has taken a more aggressive approach to blocking Syrian refugees than Texas, which last week became the first state to try to bar the refugees by suing the federal government. Federal officials and lawyers for local relief organizations that work with refugees said states did not have the authority to turn away Syrian refugees and that denying services or benefits to refugees based on their country of origin or religion was unlawful.Those warnings have not stopped leaders in Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma and other states from publicly refusing to accept the refugees. The tone of the debate has been, at times, extreme. One Nevada lawmaker, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, told listeners of her radio show last month she was “not OK with Syrian refugees” and “not OK with terrorists,” adding, “I’m about to fly to Paris and shoot ’em in the head myself.”

Source: Anxiety Grows in Texas With Syrians Due to Arrive Soon – The New York Times

Avian Flu Diary: Russia: H5 Avian Influenza In Wild Mallard – {If wild birds were the primary vector, avian influenza would be ever present globally and it is not. Industrialized poultry farming and transport is, I believe, the chief cause and facilitator… NH}

The fall often heralds the spread of avian flu in the Northern Hemisphere, which can often be carried long distances by migratory birds. In recent weeks we’ve seen outbreaks in France and Germany, and so all of Europe is on alert for signs of encroachment.From the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Republic of Mordovia and Penza region (Rosselkhoznadzor) we are notified of a recent detection of avian influenza in a wild duck from Zagorsk, in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia.

Source: Avian Flu Diary: Russia: H5 Avian Influenza In Wild Mallard