Saudi Arabia calls on Hezbollah to disarm, threatens its ouster from Lebanon

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday called on the Hezbollah terrorist organization to disarm, warning the group that regional efforts were underway to oust them from the Lebanese government.

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France: Muslims In, Jews Out

Anti-Semitism has revolutionized France — both its geography and demography. Jew-hate has become the gateway to the “France soumise” — the submission of France.

When child sex isn’t rape: French to set age of consent

Is a 13-year-old old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That’s a question France is asking as the government prepares to set a legal age for sexual consent for the first time.

Twice in recent weeks, French courts have refused to prosecute men for rape after they had sex with 11-year-old girls because authorities couldn’t prove coercion.

Outdoor clubs are too white

In a recent op-ed for the school paper, a white Pitzer student frets that the colleges’ outdoor programs, though open to all students and well-funded, are “predominantly white spaces” that deny people of color “access to the outdoors.”

Chinese officials urge Christians to replace symbols of Jesus with Xi

China is far from having a cult of Xi that comes anything close to the cult of Mao that led to the disastrous Cultural Revolution, but some of the signs are worrisome. Ucanews reports that local officials in Jiangxi province offered poverty relief aid in exchange for Christian residents to replace religious images with posters of Xi.

Key quote: “The message from officials stated that the Christians involved had ‘recognized their mistakes and decided not to entrust to Jesus but to the (Communist) Party’ claiming the Christians voluntarily removed 624 religious images and posted 453 portraits of Xi.”

Syria: Russia blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Ontario Arabic-Language Newspaper Blames Jews for the Holocaust

An article appearing in a bi-weekly Arabic-language newspaper distributed across Southern Ontario blames Jews for the Holocaust and promotes antisemitic conspiracy theories, B’nai Brith Canada has learned.

The article in question, entitled “Hidden Khazaria,” appears without attribution on page 17 of the Nov. 10 issue of al-Meshwar, which is owned and edited by Nazih Khatatba. While it takes the form of a review of an antisemitic book written in Russian by Tatyana Gracheva, the author of the al-Meshwar article makes it clear that he agrees with Gracheva’s conclusions, stating that she “corroborates all of these facts using historical sources.”

In particular, the article claims that “the Zionist movement and the banks affiliated with it worked with the fascists in Germany, and funded Hitler’s election campaign and his rise to power in 1933.” It goes on to assert that there are “facts which confirm their defence of the fascists’ wealth in order to commit massacres against the Jews in Europe to compel them to migrate to Palestine.”