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Fatah Central Committee Member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi: The Arab Spring was an American-Zionist Plot [Video]

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Fatah Central Committee Member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi: The Arab Spring was an American-Zionist Plot

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi said in a July 3, 2022 show on Palestinian Authority TV that the Arab countries do not care about the Palestinian cause anymore because to “so-called” Arab Spring had actually been an American and Zionist plot to sow unrest in the Arab countries and distract them from the Palestinian issue. For more about Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 5275, 4611, 4483, 4435, 4127, 2440, 2273, and 2189.

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Former Khamenei Advisor: Mahsa Amini Died While Police Was Enforcing Law against Public Nudity [Video]

Mohammad-Javad Larijani, a former advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said in a September 29, 2022 interview on Channel 3 (Iran) that it is highly likely that Russia will use nuclear weapons in its war with Ukraine. He said that Iran is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and he said that in the future, Iran may have to reconsider its defense policies and “think about” turning to nuclear weapons. Later in the interview, Larijani said that the recent “tensions” in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who died after being arrested and beaten by Iran’s “morality police” for wearing her hijab improperly, are an American and Zionist conspiracy against Iran. Larijani claimed that Amini had died after “suddenly” collapsing, and he defended the Iranian authorities for enforcing limitations on “public nudity”, which he said exist in every country. Larijani also currently serves as the secretary of the Iranian judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights, and he has previously served as Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and in other senior positions. For more about Larijani, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9699, 8986, 8482, 8247, 7611, 7604, 7299, 6622, 1456, and 1168.

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Chinese FM Spokesman: Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Was Provocative, Violates China’s Sovereignty [Video]

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wengbin said in a statement posted to the CCTV Video News Agency YouTube channel on September 28, 2022 that U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan was “provocative,” violates China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and puts the stability of the region at risk. He also emphasized that Taiwan is part of China.

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Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi said in a July 3, 2022 show on Palestinian Authority TV that the Arab countries do not care about the Palestinian cause anymore because to “so-called” Arab Spring had actually been an American and Zionist plot to sow unrest in the Arab countries and distract them from the Palestinian issue. For more about Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 5275, 4611, 4483, 4435, 4127, 2440, 2273, and 2189.

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Panel: The Cultural Impact of Immigration [Video]

https://cis.org/Press-Release/Panel-Cultural-Impact-ImmigrationThe Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion on Thursday, October 6, at 9:30 a.m., entitled, "The Cultural Impact of Immigration" at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The conversation will begin with a discussion of NYU Professor Lawrence Mead's book, "Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power." He will be joined on the panel by Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of National Review, and Peter Skerry, a professor of political science at Boston College.Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern TimeLocation: The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.Participants:Larry M. Mead is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at New York University. His previous books helped define the thinking behind the welfare reform of the 1990s, which required many recipients to work as a condition of aid. His most recent book, "Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power", presents a "new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges" and deals with the difficulty that many of today's immigrants have in adopting America's individualistic and "inner-driven" culture.Ramesh Ponnuru is editor of National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for more than 25 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation. He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, a quarterly journal of conservative ideas.Peter Skerry is professor of political science at Boston College and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He is also a contributing editor at American Purpose and a member of the editorial board of the journal Society. He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is author of “Counting on the Census: Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics” (Brookings) and “Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority” (Free Press/Harvard University Press), which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.Steven A. Camarota, the Center's director of research, will moderate the panel.