(SUMMARY FIRST POSTED AT 1015 PM PACIFIC TIME US SATURDAY NIGHT MAY 8TH, 115 AM EASTERN US TIME SUNDAY MAY 9TH)
The situation in Israel tonight with protests and clashes in Jerusalem, demonstrations by Arabs in Haifa and Nazareth as well. The Biden Administration pressuring Israel for calm tomorrow on Jerusalem Day but first....
(Story Updated) #Gestapo trending in Canada this weekend with the arrest of Christian Pastor Artur Pawlowski in Calgary. Pawlowski seized by a heavily armed SWAT team Saturday. He's accused of "inciting" people to attend church in violation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions...EZRA LEVANT TWITTER (VIDEO EMBED)
Today Pastor Pawlowski interviewed by Rebel News in Canada via phone from jail. He said:
"If I don't have freedom then I don't have nothing else. If we don't have freedom to worship our God then what else do we have"
Rebel News reporting its interview with Pastor Artur Pawlowski and the religious freedom situation in Alberta today...
New York Orthodox Jewish activist Heshy Tischler getting a ten day community service sentence after his guilty plea to "inciting a riot" over an anti-coronavirus lockdown protest. Tischler explained his plea in connection with last October's demonstration at Brooklyn's Borough Park saying:
"I did it for the community"
The European Union isn't renewing its contract for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine with the decision being attributed to a slow supply chain. But not mentioned in this news report are concerns over blood clot side effects from the vaccine...ASSOCIATED PRESS-ABC NEWS
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 'ADVERSE EFFECTS' FROM CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION IN THE US CLIMBED TO 157,277 IN THE LATEST DATA RELEASED BY THE FEDERAL CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.
THIS INCLUDES 3,837 VACCINE-RELATED DEATHS AND 16,014 SERIOUS INJURIES.
There is concern tonight over the cyber attack that knocked out a major pipeline bringing fuel from Texas to the the Northeastern United States.
Rules are relaxed so that tanker trucks can now move fuel up to the Northeastern US but of course the tankers cannot handle anywhere near the volume the pipeline did...BBC NEWS
THE CONFLICT IN ISRAEL-THE ATTEMPT TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT (NEWS, COMMENT, ANALYSIS-LATEST NEWS AT BOTTOM)
Democrats in Congress pressuring President Biden to tell Israel to stop evictions of Palestinians in Jerusalem...HAARETZ ISRAEL
Today Israel's Supreme Court postponed an eviction hearing...YNET NEWS
Widespread calls for Israeli police to show restraint following two nights of clashes mainly in the Jerusalem area involving Palestinians during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The EU, Russia, UN and US among those calling for Israel to back down...TASS...BBC NEWS
Tonight new clashes in Israel with violence in Jerusalem and demonstrations spreading to Haifa and Nazareth...YNET NEWS ISRAEL
Israeli "Left" media outlet "Haaretz" saying Arab citizens of Israel have shown an unprecedented level of involvement in the protest...HAARETZ
The attempt to form a new government of Anti-Netanyahu Israeli parties hinges on the involvement of an Israel Arab political party and the rising level of violence could be a catalyst to scuttle that.
That effort to form a Non-Netanyahu government carries on with hope of success within days...TIMES OF ISRAEL...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.
One of the key players Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett filing a complaint following death threats on Facebook...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
Bennett meeting with Ra'am (United Arab List) party leader Mansour Abbas today hoping that Abbas's four votes in the Knesset will boost a new government to majority (61 seats) support...YNET NEWS ISRAEL
Worrying that a new government may emerge without their involvement some religious party lawmakers want Netanyahu to step down as PM for 18 months to allow a new "right-wing" government...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taking the stance that Israeli police are acting appropriately in the present situation to preserve 'law and order' and deal with 'any radical element'...BBC NEWS
Tomorrow's planned Israeli flag march in Jerusalem could pour fuel on the fire of the tense situation....HAARETZ...US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan telling his Israeli counterpart to work for calm tomorrow...HAARETZ
Also today incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into southern Israel...YNET NEWS ISRAEL
And tonight rockets launched into southern Israel from Gaza.....YNET NEWS ISRAEL
The US Navy says its seized a weapons shipment on a dhow in the Arabian Sea. The weapons seized were Russian and Chinese...REUTERS
In France police attacked and cars burned in a community on the Mediterranean coast. The violence in Frejus west of Nice. Police investigating complaints of loud noise after Midnight Saturday met with projectiles. Shop windows smashed and two businesses were set on fire. (BFM-TV France Google Translation)
The death toll in the bomb blast at a girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan is now more than 60. Over 100 have been wounded in the Saturday night explosion...VOICE OF AMERICA
THE MILITARY JUNTA NOW RULING MYANMAR HAS DESIGNATED A GOVERNMENT FORMED BY OUSTED MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AS A TERRORIST GROUP. THE ALTERNATIVE GOVERNMENT IS ACCUSED BY THE MILITARY RULERS OF COMMITTING ACTS OF VIOLENCE....THE GUARDIAN UK
This weekend the final count for Mayor of London in last Thursday's vote. Incumbent Labor Party Mayor Sadiq Khan re-elected with 55.2 percent of the popular vote....BBC NEWS
The final vote count in Scotland's parliamentary election from Thursday put the Scottish National Party in its strongest position ever with 64 of 129 seats. Along with the Green Party there is a majority favoring a new independence referendum. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now seeking talks with both Scotland and Wales following the elections...BBC NEWS
THE OUT OF CONTROL CHINESE ROCKET DISINTEGRATING TODAY OVER THE INDIAN OCEAN WITH SOME DEBRIS ENTERING THE ATMOSPHERE. THE DEBRIS COMING DOWN WEST OF THE MULTI-ISLAND NATION OF MALDIVES...ANI NEWS INDIA
Coronavirus stats for today via Worldometers showing 22,200 new positive tests in the US and 649,100 Worldwide.
India reporting 366,499 new positive tests today, Japan with 6,996 and Canada 6,695.
And that's the way it really is Sunday May 9th, 2021 Day 419 of the Dictatorship of COVID-19, Day 419 of America and the World held hostage.