The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 18th, 2023 evening edition

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Israel had cut off the flow of food, fuel and water to the Gaza Strip after the attack by Hamas, in which nearly 1,400 people in Israel were killed.

An explosion at a Gaza Strip hospital compounded the suffering.

Israel confirmed that food, water and medicine would begin to flow to Gaza through Egypt, though exactly when that would begin wasn’t immediately clear.

There were conflicting claims of who was responsible for the hospital blast.

Biden on Wednesday said data from his Defense Department showed it was not likely a strike by the Israeli military.

Biden also announced an additional $100 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza and the West Bank.

Biden had also been scheduled to visit Jordan to meet with Arab leaders Wednesday, but the summit was called off after the hospital explosion. »

Berlin synagogue attacked with firebombs as antisemitic incidents rise in Germany

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A Berlin synagogue was attacked with Molotov cocktails early Wednesday as antisemitic incidents in the German capital have been rising following the violent escalation in the Middle East.

The Kahal Adass Jisroel community said its synagogue in the city's Mitte neighborhood was attacked with two incendiary devices.

The building complex of the Kahal Adass Jisroel community in the center of Berlin houses a synagogue, a kindergarten, a yeshiva school and a community center. »

Alan Wake just got a playable 20-minute recap in Fortnite ahead of its sequel

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Epic has whacked a free playable 20-minute Alan Wake recap episode that should serve as a refresher while offering a bit of spooky battery gobbling fun along the way.

Alan Wake: Flashback is available to play now on all platforms where Fortnite exists (you'll obviously need to download Fortnite first, and then use Island Code: 3426-5561-3374 to access the Alan Wake episode if you can't find it in the menu), and Alan Wake 2's long-awaited Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and Epic Games Store launch is set for 27th October.

Eurogamer's Victoria Kennedy was extremely impressed by Alan Wake 2 and its two distinct protagonists when she went hands-on with the game last month. »

The oppressed vs oppressor mistake

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The intersectionality principle which posits that Jewish women face oppression as women for which they deserve solidarity, didn’t kick in here.

Our moral outrage at injustice, not to mention violence, should not be conditional on the ethno-racial category of the perpetrators.

Ultimately, the Oppressed versus Oppressor framework is highly limited in its practical capacity to solve complex real-world problems that defy simplistic good versus bad divides. »

GOP Rep. Reveals Threatening Texts His Wife Received About Jim Jordan Vote

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says his wife received multiple anonymous text messages that warned what would happen to his political career if he didn’t back Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) run for the House speaker role.

“Jim’s been nice, one-on-one, but his broader team has been playing hardball,” Bacon told Politico in a story published Tuesday.

In an exchange that Politico’s Olivia Beavers shared on X, formerly Twitter, the unidentified texter asked Bacon’s wife: “Why is your husband causing chaos by not supporting Jim Jordan? »