According to Israel’s Channel 13 television news, the platform will also include a willingness to enter negotiations with the Palestinians while maintaining strong support for a united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, continued Israeli control over the Jordan Valley as well as the retention of Jewish settlement blocs in the West Bank.
_While Lapid’s Yesh Atid party has a full booklet laying out its stances on the foremost issues facing Israel as country, Gantz’ Israel Resilience party has appeared to keep almost all of its public statements regarding major policy issues purposefully vague.__
“The question is simple: Bibi or Tibi. That’s what the election is about,” the Likud party statement said, claiming Israelis must choose between Netanyahu (referred to by his widely-used nickname “Bibi”) and Arab-Israeli lawmaker Ahmed Tibi, who the Likud is associating directly with Gantz and Lapid.
Party leader Benny Gantz said the party planned to double the population of the strategic plateau, which overlooks the Sea of Galilee. Israel extended sovereignty to the territory in 1980, in a move never recognized internationally. Syria has demanded the territory be returned as part of any peace deal.
“On the other side of the border is a dictator responsible for the murder of half a million of his own people. His regime is supported by the Iranians and Hezbollah,” Lapid said.
According to the state-run SANA news agency, the shell did not cause any injuries or damage. It was not immediately clear what the target was and the IDF had no comment.
Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the eastern commander Khalifa Haftar agreed at a meeting in United Arab Emirates on the need to hold elections, the U.N. Libya mission said on Thursday.
It gave no further details in a brief statement.
The cyber propaganda — which frequently picks at the rawest, most sensitive issues in public discourse — is being pushed across a variety of platforms and with a more insidious approach than in the 2016 presidential election, when online attacks designed to polarize and mislead voters first surfaced on a massive scale.
_Not all of the activity is organized. Much of it appears to be organic, a reflection of the politically polarizing nature of some of the candidates. But there are clear signs of a coordinated effort of undetermined size that shares similar characteristics with the computational propaganda attacks launched by online trolls at Russia’s Internet Research Agency in the 2016 presidential campaign, which special counsel Robert Mueller accused of aiming to undermine the political process and elevate Donald Drumpf.__
According to the Guardians.ai analysis, Harris attracted the most overall Twitter activity among the 2020 candidates it looked at, with more than 2.5 million mentions over the 30-day period.
It’s completely fair to ask the candidate hard questions about this nepotism, and the fact that some Russian bot is tweeting about it doesn’t mean the topic transmogrifies into “disinformation.”That's fine, true, but why didn't you link the tweet that asked this crucial question? Do you think that it could easily be found on the internet, with so many tweets regarding the Democratic president candidates? Seriously?
_ (The one exception is a tale of Beto O’Rourke leaving a message using racist language on an answering machine in the 1990s. I searched Twitter and found . . . two tweets about this. Either the old bad tweets have been removed, or the scope of this disinformation is greatly exaggerated.)_It's indeed not very persuading without any serious reports or evidences to underline this argument.