176 settlers break into the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque – PNN “What do you call it when people break into your place of worship to hold their rites, not yours?”

176 Israeli settlers on Wednesday morning broke into the yards of the Al-Aqsa mosque in consecutive small groups, heavily protected by Israeli special forces.Local sources in Jerusalem said that extremist settlers have entered the mosque from the Mughrabi gate by Israeli police, and carried out Talmudic rituals in it.

Source: 176 settlers break into the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque – PNN

Sweden hits back at anti-Semitism accusations – The Local

A spokesperson for the Swedish foreign minister hit back at the centre on Wednesday.“The list is clearly not serious,” wrote Erik Wirkensjö in an e-mail to public broadcaster SVT. “It mixes up anti-Semitism and criticism of the State of Israel’s politics and puts President Barack Obama at number one.”“To superficially and casually, as this list does, accuse political leaders of anti-Semitism risks undermining the important fight against anti-Semitism. Sweden’s government is active in the fight against anti-Semitism and is for sustainable peace and a two-state solution.”

Source: Sweden hits back at anti-Semitism accusations – The Local

Wednesday Open Thread | In Case You Thought That I Was Being Overdramatic… | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Two camps: those who actually took Donald Trump at his word, and those who believe he was play-acting to get elected. His true believers seem to be shocked that he really doesn’t plan on building that big wall or that he really doesn’t plan on putting Hillary Clinton in jail. Those who believed he was playing a part to get elected are terrified that he might be the caricature he presented on the campaign trail after all as continues to send out horrifying tweets and brings the world on the brink of a nuclear winter.Incidentally, one may note that these two camps make up almost the entire universe of Trump voters aside from the economic elite who are already making plans on what island to stash their Trump tax cuts into. Both camps believed, however, that Trump would dismantle what they saw as the political and economic elite power structure, and that ain’t happening.…………………………..

Some panic is starting to set in as Trump voters are beginning to realize they have voted to cut their own social security, Medicare, and even Obamacare. With the top enrollment numbers for Healthcare.gov enrollment this cycle all going to Trump states, Medicare and Medicaid in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s crosshairs and Trump’s team promising to open back up all the gambling doors for banks that helped cause the Great Recession, there seem to be Trump voters who now see their candidate’s promise to take a wrecking ball to the elite of America slipping away.

Source: Wednesday Open Thread | In Case You Thought That I Was Being Overdramatic… | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Wish You Would Listen: A Very Short Playlist Because You Missed the Whole Point of Feminism – The Ladies Finger – why are people so afraid?

Obviously, this never happened. The part where Princess Nokia showed up, I mean. But I wish it did, because the other stuff – being asked to leave spaces, or prove my gender, happens all the time.In bathrooms, at airport security checks, at the movie theatre, on our local buses. Everywhere. Friends and family (often self-titled feminists), tell me to “Dress more like a girl. Or at least grow your hair out.” They point to my jeans, my short hair and my beat-up sneakers, and say, “What more do you expect?” This is a playlist for all the people who have offered me snatches of discordant wisdom and jarring insights, and to anyone who relies on gender binaries to question the validity of an individual’s rights and way of life.

Source: Wish You Would Listen: A Very Short Playlist Because You Missed the Whole Point of Feminism – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger