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Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggested boycotting “Real Time With Bill Maher” Saturday after he called the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement she supports a “bulls- purity test” during Friday’s HBO show.“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” she tweeted Saturday. “I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”Michigan’s outspoken Democratic freshman in Congress was responding to a tweet earlier in the day by Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan, in which he included a clip of a roundtable discussion on Maher’s “Real Time” Friday criticizing BDS. Hasan wrote: “Maher rails against BDS, Palestinians, and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel featuring no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, no people of colour. ‘Liberal’ Maher.”Also Read: Seth Meyers Praises Rep Rashida Tlaib for Helping People Understand the 'Palestinian Perspective'Maher came out hard against the BDS movement Friday, calling it a “bulls- purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”It is “very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” he added.Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar were denied entry into Israel last week because of their support of the movement and following a tweet from Trump saying, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit.”Also Read: Bill Maher Interrupted by Pro-Trump Protester on Live Show: 'Make Sure He Doesn't Have a Gun' (Video)Although the Israeli government later Friday said that Tlaib would be allowed to visit her grandmother in the West Bank if she filed a humanitarian request and pledged not to voice her support for the BDS movement while in the region, Tlaib reversed course and said she would not got to Israel.“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions,” Tlaib said in a statement Friday. “I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies.”Read original story Boycott of Bill Maher’s Show Suggested by Rep Rashida Tlaib After He Criticizes BDS At TheWrap
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(Bloomberg) -- For Brits looking to escape the U.K. in an increasingly wet August, the pound might offer some relief with a recovery against the euro.Sterling ended a record run of losses against the common currency this week and analysts are cautiously optimistic on its near-term prospects. Growing resistance among opposition lawmakers to a no-deal Brexit has led traders to cut the probability of the U.K. leaving the European Union on Oct. 31, while a lot of pessimism is already baked into the market by fund managers.Sterling has had a tumultuous few weeks since Boris Johnson succeeded Theresa May as U.K. Prime Minister, with a promise to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31 “do or die”. That saw the pound extend its slide against the euro to 14 straight weeks and had fund managers and strategists considering the risk of a plunge to parity against the dollar.With the pound recovering 2% in the past five days to 91 pence per euro and bouncing above $1.21 after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sought rival parties’ support, the market’s bearish view might be coming under pressure, according to Jordan Rochester, a currency analyst at Nomura International Plc. He sees the odds of Brexit by October at 41% now, from over 50% earlier this month.“The market is clearly witnessing a further position reduction on the Remainer news flows” and this is supporting sterling, Rochester said. “The pound remains hostage to the latest random and unpredictable headline from politicians. It seems clear that a vote of no confidence is a positive and the market has now assigned a higher chance of that going through.”Before the latest bounce back, hedge funds and asset managers were continuing to add to short positions, with the latter the most pessimistic on sterling since records began in 2006, according to data up to Aug. 6 from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.There is little time for opposition lawmakers to call a vote of confidence in Johnson after Parliament returns from its break on Sept. 3 to force an election before the deadline, with Corbyn’s proposal to lead a caretaker government also having received a mixed response.It might take an extension to the Brexit deadline to produce an election and provide “some near-term relief” for the pound, said Fritz Louw, a currency strategist at MUFG.To contact the reporters on this story: Anooja Debnath in London at firstname.lastname@example.org;Greg Ritchie in London at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ven Ram at firstname.lastname@example.org, Neil ChatterjeeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
- entertainment Deadline
Veteran WVUE-TV news reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was killed in a small plane crash this afternoon at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. She was 53. Parker and the as-yet unidentified pilot of the small plane died in the crash, but officials couldn't say yet what caused the accident. Her death was confirmed by the […]