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The UN #DurbanIV conference is a cesspool of discriminatory, anti-Israel propaganda.

“Zionism=Racism" is a vicious slander against the Jewish state and its supporters.

America and many allies stand proudly with Israel in boycotting this despicable conference.
Thank you @POTUS and @SecBlinken @StateDept for refusing to participate in the anti-Israel #DurbanIV conference.

🇺🇸🇮🇱 @usembassyjlm @IsraelinUSA
Thank you #UnitedKingdom 🇬🇧 for refusing to participate in the anti-Israel #DurbanIV conference.

🇺🇸🇮🇱🇬🇧 @ukinisrael @IsraelinUK
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Patriots from around the WORLD, Australia needs your help, can we get #IStandWithTradies Trending number 1, Aussies are fighting a huge battle and it’s far from over. Let’s go! Together we are strong divided we are weak WORLD UNITING #IStandWithTradies 🙌
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We're live 🔴 Our moderator Andrea Éltető is welcoming our participants to "European Solidarity and the #COVIDresponse: Hungary and the Czech Republic"

Follow the highlights along here!

This event is taking place as part of the pan-European book launches of "Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals", TEPSA's upcoming book edited by @MichaelKaeding (@unidue), @_PaulSchmidt (@oegfe), and @JohannesPollak (@WebsterVienna)

Zdeněk Sychra, András Inotai, Norbert Szijártó, and András Bíró-Nagy are leading experts in European affairs, and contribute to the discussion on the basis of their expertise of the #solidarity situations in 🇭🇺 & 🇨🇿

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Deutsch Tamás claims that there's been no unlawful wire-tapping since 2010 in 🇭🇺. This is only true because the Minister of Justice has the discretion to authorize any wire-tapping & that no MoJ under Orbán has refrained themselves from extensively using this discretionary power.
Therefore to prevent further spying until the change of government, @momentumhu initiated a referendum. 👇#PegasusProject #Hungary #Democracy
1⃣ Wire-tapping may only be carried out with the permission of a judge.
2⃣ Confidentiality, sacramental seal and human dignity shall not be impaired.
3⃣ If the wire-tapping was unlawful, the person shall be notified subsequently.
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Fans of Hungary's national team have recently faced scrutiny for displaying homophobic banners & alleged racist chants.
Now, @ColborneMichael reports that anti-LGBT banners held by some #Hungary fans at #EURO2020 appear to be connected to a neo-Nazi group…
Last week, Hungarian football fans booed England players taking the knee and allegedly aimed racist chants at the team’s black players.

But this wasn’t the first time a group of extreme Hungary fans have brought a hateful agenda into stadia.
European football’s governing body, UEFA, fined the country’s football federation and ordered the team to play 2 UEFA matches without spectators in response to anti-LGBT & racist behaviour from Hungarian fans during EURO 2020 matches.…
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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I spent a few days in #Hungary and I was shocked by the Orwellian atmosphere that looms over it: people afraid of talking about the government, expats fearing repercussions if visiting certain events, and those idiotic (yet effective) propaganda posters everywhere.
"Are you fed up with Brussels?" ask those cute little posters that are everywhere from towns to countryside. People are welcome to answer in a "public consultation" that hardly respects the secrecy standards of elections.
I spoke with educated Hungarian professionals and many of them are certain that "LGBT, Brussels and Soros" want to "attack Hungary", even though they don't know exactly why or how.
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Missed #OTD for the past week or so. A selected few ... <Thread>
15 August 1920: #Poland halts the advancing #Soviet army at Warsaw, the "Miracle on the Vistula". Had the Soviets broken through, they would have captured Germany, where a Red rising had only just been defeated, and with its people and resources Communized all of Europe. Image
19 August:

43 BC: Octavian forces the Senate to make him a Consul

1953: Iran's lawless Prime Minister Mossadeq is deposed a counter-coup assisted by SIS and CIA

1991: KGB-led coup attempt in the Soviet Union begins

2010: Last combat troops leave Iraq after seven years ImageImageImageImage
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Yesterday, @TuckerCarlson aired a video from the Hungarian-Serbian border, investigating “how #Hungary solved its border crisis”. Some of the footage caught my eye, so I thought I would offer a quick fact check. A thread.
2/7 He began by claiming that the Hungarian border fence effectively ended illegal migration into the country. In fact, HU police arrested 54 000 illegal migrants from January to August this year, threefold increase from 2020. That does not include the numbers that evaded arrest.
3/7 Carlson is amazed by the “effectiveness” of the Hungarian system, when seeing migrants escorted back to Serbia through a door in the fence. What he saw is actually called pushback and it is unlawful.
Read 7 tweets released a treasure trove of documents and videos from the highly secretive Council for National Policy #CNP. These videos are taken from the report by @NickSurgey published at… (this is updated with new YouTube links)
#ALEC CEO and Council for National Policy member Lisa Nelson told the #CNP that ALEC had been working with three GOP attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.”
"How to Win - Untapped Strategies for Igniting the Right's Resources" Speakers at the CNP May 2019 meeting include President of Lindsey Communications Joan Lindsey, Faith Wins President Chad Connelly and Council for National Policy President Bill Walton
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@TuckerCarlson⁩ giving an inspirational talk at dinner at the Prime Minister’s office, talking about why #Hungary is a great place, and what we in the West have to learn from it.
Says the lesson of Hungary is that people here genuinely love their country and it’s traditions, and are willing to fight for them. Final good thing about Hungary, says @TuckerCarlson : “That you’re truly hated by all the right people.”

He’s absolutely right.
“Congratulations on infuriating the worst people in the world. Prepare to receive their wrath.” — @TuckerCarlson to Hungarian audience
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BREAKING: massive, global leak of the targets of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. *huge deal.*

Forensic investigation by @AmnestyTech
in collaboration with @FbdnStories reporters.

We @citizenlab conducted peer review.

Here's an explainer THREAD.… Image
2. Background: the already-notorious NSO Group makes mercenary spyware to silently & remotely hack iPhones & Androids.

Many of their government customers are authoritarians.

Most cannot resist the temptation to target their critics, reporters, human rights groups etc. Image
3. More about leaked numbers & targets in a sec, but first you need to know:

@AmnestyTech just released a report with technical analysis of NSO's infrastructure... & analysis validating w/forensics that some phones were infected with Pegasus.…
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There's been a lot of recent takes that the EU is a failure if it can't enforce a 'union of values' on all its constituent states.

But it's worth pointing out that this is a problem encountered by every federation of states with degrees of sovereignty.…
Just like President Von der Leyen, President Biden has very limited ability to counter the erosion of democratic rights in US states when it comes to areas that are a state competence.

Like Brussels, Washington has some limited tools. But Texas can mostly do what it wants here.
VDL & Biden can condemn with a moral argument. They can look for ways to deter the member state behaviour through condemnation, or through withholding funding.

But in a federation, ability to directly intervene is limited. EU & US very different, but face similar problems here.
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🇭🇺🇪🇺 We welcome the suspension of #Orbán's €7bn #recoveryplan following our demand last week.

🛑We call for its approval to be withheld until an effective anti-fraud system is put in place.

⚖️No EU Values = No EU funds💶

📰Read more:
🇭🇺🇪🇺 @CiolosDacian: "Not approving the Hungarian #recoveryplan is not "punishing" #Hungary, but punishing #Orbán, the one who is using European money to bash Europe."
🇭🇺🇪🇺 "This is not about pushing away one Member State or another, is about protecting what is most precious, the freedom of our people", says @LSchreinemacher on #Hungary´s anti-#LGBTIQ law.
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#Hungary Told To Repeal Law Banning LGBT Promotion To Children "Or Else Leave EU" | Jun 26
- EU 'leadership' is now fanatically dictating that Hungary and its 'defiant' prime minister #Orban must bow the knee to the Pride Flag or else "must leave" the EU.…
Dutch PM #Rutte Wants to Bring #Orban, “Hungary to Its Knees” | Jun 28
- For a general take on Viktor Orban’s achievements in keeping his country as uncontaminated by EU globalist ideology as possible,… Image
#Hungary Europe’s ‘Last Freedom Fighter’ | Jun 22
- Hungarians should fight for a ‘European renaissance’, meaning the defence of national sovereignty grounded in a Judaeo-Christian heritage, and also fight against ‘the climate and gender #madness, dictated… Image
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#EM2020 #GERHUN 🌈Stadion
Haltung zeigen vs. "Political Correctness"
1: Kurzer, harmloser Tweet von @annewill 👇:
Resultierende Diskussion u.a.
Thema.1) 🌈Stadion bei #GERHUN
Thema.2) Prominente 🌈Tweets
2: Thema 1
Thesen contra 🌈Stadion:
"Geht nicht, weil Politik im Sport nichts zu suchen hat.
Erhobener 🌈Finger, Missbrauch des Sports.
Und warum 🌈Stadion nicht auch bei anderen Spielen?
Andere Kulturen, andere Wertvorstellungen: Sind diese Werte minderwertiger als unsere?"
3: Thema 1
These pro 🌈Stadion:
Der Sport steht vor+bei+nach Spielen für Werte ein: Pro🌈 + gg. Rassismus.
Politische Ereignisse ändern den politischen Kontext:
🌈Haltung zeigen unabhänig vom politischen Kontext!
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"Everybody had tears in their eyes"

Dutch PM Mark Rutte told reporters about the emotional moment last night when Luxembourg's openly gay PM Xavier Bettel implored Viktor #Orban to think about the people he's hurting with his anti-LGBT law.…
Rutte confirmed that he invited #Orbán to take #Hungary out of the EU if the country doesn't want to conform to EU values.

He said there was "broad" and "fierce" criticism of Orban by other PMs, the most "forceful" internal condemnation he'd ever seen at an #EUCO summit.
Strikingly, #Orbán does not appear to have received support during the discussion from the Eastern European countries who declined to sign Tuesday's letter condemning the law.

They were quiet, with only #Poland and #Slovenia expressing support.
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Entering #EUCO summit, #Orban is asked by reporters about #Hungary's law forbidding mentioning homosexuality to people under 18.

"We don't have that kind of law, we have the law on defending the rights of the kids and the parents."

"It's not about homosexuality".
"I am a fighter for [#LGBT] rights," #Orban insists. "I was a freedom fighter in the Communist regime."

"Homosexuality was punished, and I fought for their freedom and their rights. So I am defending the rights of the homosexual guys. But this law is not about that."
Asked if he would withdraw the law, #Orban says, "the law is published, it's done".

Asked whether he will defend the law at this summit he says, "it's not on the agenda". Reminded that it will be brought up, he says he's ready to defend it to the other EU leaders.
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Following yesterday's letter signed by Europe ministers asking the Commission to take legal action against #Hungary's anti-LGBT law, 16 prime ministers and presidents will sign a similar letter this morning ahead of today's #EUCO discussion on the matter.…
“We have to be intolerant to intolerance," Luxembourg's openly gay prime minister Xavier Bettel told Politico.

"A member state makes laws that stigmatize a sexual minority and that mix up pedophilia and homosexuality — you can’t let that pass."
Politico reports the letter has been signed by:

Merkel 🇩🇪, Macron 🇫🇷, Draghi 🇮🇹, Sánchez 🇪🇸, Bettel 🇱🇺, De Croo 🇧🇪, Rutte 🇳🇱, Marin 🇫🇮, Löfven 🇸🇪, Frederiksen 🇩🇰, Kallas 🇪🇪, Kariņš 🇱🇻, Martin 🇮🇪, Mitsotakis 🇬🇷, Anastasiades 🇨🇾, and Abela 🇲🇹.

Missing: Kurz 🇦🇹, Nausėda 🇱🇹.
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Here it is - EU Commission unveils legal strategy to try to stop #Hungary's new anti-LGBT laws.

They cite violations of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, but not only that. Also the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive, E-Commerce Directive and Articles 35 & 56 of TFEU.
This was a remarkably fast turnaround for this 1st step of taking Hungary to the Court of Justice and reflects the urgency President @VonDerLeyen spoke of this morning, wanting to stop the laws before they enter force in Hungary.
I have no doubt that this legal action would not be happening today were it not for the statement coordinated by the BENELUX yesterday, and #Italy's signature last night was crucial (plus EP's legal threat against EC).

17 of 27 EU countries now demanding Commission stop Hungary.
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After ferocious blowback in Austria, the government has this morning backtracked on its refusal to sign yesterday's statement condemning Hungary's anti-LGBT law.

(In fact that brings total signatories to 15, Italian government also changed its mind last night)
And now Greece as well.

All eyes on Cyprus and Malta.…
Here is the updated map of which EU countries have signed the statement condemning #Hungary's anti-LGBT law and asking the Commission to take legal action against Budapest to stop it.
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Commission President @VonDerLeyen has responded to the 14 (rumoured to soon be 15) EU countries asking for legal action against #Hungary for its anti-LGBT law.

But she doesn't say whether Charter of Fundamental Rights could be the basis.
What made the difference to push the Commission toward legal action? Two things, I think:

🇮🇹 Italy changing its mind and signing the statement
😲 Shock at some of the things said by the Hungarian justice minister yesterday
Not to be outdone, President Michel will put the issue of Hungary's anti-LGBT law on the agenda of tomorrow's #EUCO summit of prime ministers and presidents in Brussels, according to an EU official.
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