The Coming Storm in Israel: A Confluence of Major Events, within the Country and Beyond, Threatens Serious Violence in the Days Ahead

One former Israeli intelligence chief has already called this month “the most dangerous May since 1967,” alluding to the anxious eve of the June 1967 war. At its height, the demonstrations drew 40,000 people on a single day between five different locations up and down the coastal territory. Ahead of next week, Hamas leaders are vowing to unleash “the mother of all marches”; some Israeli officials now worry about 100,000 protestors, and perhaps more, coming out. There is no effective Israeli military response to such a development. “Imagine if 13,000 [protestors] break through [at one location], with a total loss of control,” a senior Israeli officer responsible for Gaza warned, “There would be a major loss of life. … We would be on the verge of war.”
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https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/israel-jerusalem-embassy-syria-iran/560093/

When Conservatives Throw in the Towel on Transgenderism

We live in the era of You Will Be Made To Care. It’s not enough for activists on the left if you simply shrug your shoulders and say that transgender individuals can dress or speak however they wish. It must be forced on everyone else. You must accept “women with penises” into female restrooms, locker rooms and showers. You must address them by or refer to them with the pronouns of their choice or face legal consequences. Live and let live is not a viable strategy in social justice warrior circles. I have to take the side of David French over J. J. McCullough on this one. Science trumps fantasy here and the rights of the many are not subject to the unhinged demands of the few.
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http://capmocracy.com/when-conservatives-throw-in-the-towel-on-transgenderism/